The Rockford Squire travels out West to Devils Tower, Wyoming

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Left to Right: Chuck, Hailey and Kelly standing in front of Devils Tower National Monument. Local residents Hailey, Zach (not pictured), Chuck, and Kelly Huffman took the Squire with them on their one-week vacation out west. While on their trip, they visited Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota, as well as [...]

The Squire visits Dominican Republic for a mission trip

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rockford residents Scott and Becky Spencer and Rockford High School graduates Stefany Tucker (2007) and Chris Spencer (2008) just returned from a 12 days mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Pictured with them are the children of Casa Cristiana Leandra. It is a support center for the children and their families. Most come from homes without electricity, water, and have [...]

Community Gardens a source of healthy satisfaction

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Ted Williams called it a “great mental enema.” Susan McMaster went on facebook and asked for bunny poop. No matter what your take on gardening, there is no doubt it adds a source of satisfaction and accomplishment to anyone’s life. A stroll through the Rockford Community Garden, in its ? year, shows a little bit of over commitment—some plots are in [...]

Michigan National Guard starts Northern Strike 2015

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aircraft from more than a dozen military units will be operating in northern Michigan over the next several weeks as part of a major training exercise involving military personnel from Canada, Latvia, Poland, Australia and 20 states’ military forces. Northern Strike is unique in that it combines both air and ground combat capabilities in one training exercise. [...]

Tax Attic

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

As the current Mayor of Rockford, earlier this year, I was afforded the opportunity by the American Legion to give the “keynote” speech at the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day Parade. We met around the flag pole at the Rockford Cemetery and after a program that included singing by a combined Rockford Schools’ choir and the traditional six-gun [...]
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