Scottville Clown Band to perform at Start of Summer

See the Scottville Clown Band this Saturday, June 12 during Rockfrord’s Start of Summer Parade.

Come and welcome “The Big Noise from Scottville” to Rockford! When you see the Scottville Clown Band, you’re amused by their colorful attire and crazy antics. When you hear them play, you’re amazed at their extraordinary talent. They’ve been entertaining crowds in Michigan for over 100 years, with no sign of slowing down. In 1903, […]

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Fred Meijer White Pine Trail severed between Belmont and Rockford

Squire reporter Nancy Hill is  careful not to stand too close to the edge of a washed out section of dangerous overhanging trail surface.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Massive flows of water from Memorial Day’s storms caused extensive damage to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (FMWPT) at approximately the six-mile marker just north of Belmont. Sadly, the five-inch deluge of rainfall occurred at the start of the busy summer recreational season on the state’s longest linear park, […]

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Fundraiser for young mother with terminal cancer


After graduating from Rockford in 1992, Cameron Barr continued his studies at Central Michigan University, where he met the love of his life, Molly Shana Thomas. Three years ago, Molly was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had a radical hysterectomy and underwent chemo and radiation. It appeared that the treatment was successful. Molly had even […]

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Free concert series begins Tuesday, June 15

A suggestion for parking is the South Squires parking lot, accessed from Bridge Street entrance between Vitale’s and J.T. Stitchery, or from Main Street down to north of the Rogue Valley Towers building. A short, pleasant walk on the White Pine Trail is also an access option.

A new season is on for the very popular Huntington Rogue River Blues series offered by Huntington Bank, the City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission. On Tuesday, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. the public is invited to enjoy the free concert on the banks of the Rogue River at Garden […]

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Letters to the Editor — June 10, 2010

Structural deficit is for real Dear Editor, Last fall, public schools experienced a reduction of $165 per student, resulting in millions of dollars in reduced state funding, causing staff and program reductions. While I was encouraged to learn that this May’s Revenue Estimating Conference projected a $300 million surplus in the School Aid Fund, I […]

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