Vendors, craftsman needed for Sparta Art in the Park

The Regional Arts Guild in Sparta welcomes your participation in Art in the Park during the new Harvest on the Ridge Festival.  For the first year kick-off, highly reduced booth rates and no jury fee are offered. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rogers Park on Saturday, September 26.   […]

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Morel Madness

Morel Madness

MOREL MADNESS-I bet you’re mad you didn’t bring home this haul. Rockford resident Joyce Wagner divided her split of a family gathering of morels around the stump of a walnut tree cut down last year.  Squire editor Beth Altena was nearly skunked by her secret spot and Marlene Clark of Rockford Public Schools said she […]

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Spencer inducted into Tower Guard

Chris Spencer.

Chris Spencer, a 2008 Rockford High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Tower Guard at Michigan State University. The Tower Guard is the oldest student organization on campus. Members pledge 120 hours in service to students with visual and learning disabilities on campus. Members are selected from the top five percent of their class […]

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Why do we live here?

David Keller

by DAVID KELLER School Board Trustee Rockford Public Schools I asked myself that exact question a few months ago when the snow was coming down and we hadn’t seen sunshine in several days. In addition to the winter season dragging on, our state economy was heading south, along with many of Michigan’s residents to look […]

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Kasper commits to Elmhurst College

Katie Kasper of Rockford has made a commitment to attend Elmhurst College in Illinois next fall where she will also play volleyball for the Bluejays. “Katie was our first commit to the volleyball team this year and it was a sign of good things to come,” said Elmhurst Head Coach Julie Hall. “She is a […]

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