Journalism is a service industry and the service we provide is awareness.

(AT RIGHT) HANDS ON HELP IN HAITI—Rockford Police Officer Derek “Duke” Haan offers medical care to patients in Haiti.

Tent/tarp drive to help during rainy season A trip to Haiti following January’s earthquake may be over for Rockford Police officer Derek “Duke” Haan, but his changed perspective will stay with him for a lifetime. So will his determination to help Haitians, which he shares with Rockford in a tarp and tent drive he hopes […]

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Opinions — March 18, 2010

Readers respond to Squire opinion column Journalism is a service industry and the service we provide is awareness. Armed with that awareness many Squire readers responded to an opinion piece that appeared in the January 21 edition of the Squire. Titled “Michigan a dysfunction State of being,” the column focused readers attention on the hardship being […]

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher — March 18, 2010

Exponential Our Expo is developing. Last year it drew some big crowds. This year it looks like there might be 170 booths and we’re starting to get them from out of town. Be sure to go. Unlike some similar events, this one is free! Green rocks and a tin box After Christmas, a teacher asked […]

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The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — March 18, 2010

Prayer never hurts, on the course or in the office   I attend church services at Rockford Reformed Church. My minister is Reverend Richard (Rick) Tigchon. I like Rick. His sermons are Bible-based, understandable, and very down to earth. He also likes fishing, which just happens to be one of the sports that I enjoy. […]

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News Bits — March 18, 2010

Pictured are (l–r) left to right  John O”Dowd (best chili), President Dianna Robach-VanAntwerp, and Chairperson Warren Sibilla. 

Rockford Lions hold first annual chili cook-off The Rockford Lions enjoyed a change of taste recently with their first-ever chili cook-off. The chili cook-off was held at the American Legion on Thursday, March 1.  It was open to other Lion clubs in our district and attendance was about 125 hungry Lions.   This fundraiser was a great success and a […]

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