Words on Weather & Climate

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Arctic Sea Ice How is this for an alarmist statement? It appears in a journal called Monthly Weather Review, which is published by The American Meteorological Society: “The arctic seems to be warming up. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers who sail the seas about Spitzbergen and the eastern Arctic, all point to a […]

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Youngsters tour Squire office

Two groups of young people stopped by the Squire office this spring to learn about communication and literacy. A Rockford Public Schools preschool class (below) visited on March 12 and the Valley View Tigers pack 3264 Cub Scouts (above) visited March 24. Both groups of children learned about how the newspaper business has changed over the years and saw equipment and from The Squire (then the Rockford Register) from over 100 years ago. You can tell what smart youngsters they are as they are as they read their local paper.

 

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Rockford grad in midst of breaking world news

Burt DeWilde, Rockford’s 2003 salutatorian, is pictured with the ATLAS detector. The machine made world news Tuesday, March 30, when it successfully began atomizing protons at nearly the speed of light in a giant facility built underground in Switzerland.

Man’s most complex machine to answer questions of the universe by BETH ALTENA Several years ago, the world media was filled with worries that Earth’s first particle collider would create a black hole and suck in the planet with everyone and everything on it. Last week, the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) first successful proton collision […]

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Third annual outing will be fun, benefit many

Kids have fun with free balloon hats offered at last year’s family fun day. There is more than just a good time outdoors. Walk, run or ride the lovely Cannon Township Trail, but see all the other events offered for participants of all ages.

Poker Walk/Run/Ride at Cannon Township Trail offers exercise, auction, prizes The first 50 families to sign up will receive family “fun packs” with plenty of goodies in them. Everyone who signs up will enjoy a day of exercise on the beautiful Cannon Townshsip Trail, auction items, at least one fun mascot kids will adore, prizes, […]

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Monorail, Nessie just our joke for you

Graphic designer Melanie Ragsdale took this picture above and this picture below to make our April Fool front page photos for you. Nessie she did the same way. Thanks to everyone who called.

  So many Squire readers called to find out more about the new White Pine Trail Monorail that we featured on the front page of the “Square” on April 1. It was fun to inform them that it was just another annual installment of “The Rockford Square,” our April Fools edition designed to tickle your […]

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