The Rockford Squire ‘cruises’ to the Bahamas

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DID YOU MISS US?—The Altena family, minus their younger son and bringing along their older son’s friend instead, enjoyed a spring break cruise to the Bahamas. Pictured at left are Will, Bill, Beth and Richard. While on the trip they happened across the Gross family of Rockford on the same trip. The other mom was […]

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Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’

LUNCH AND DESSERT—The Dam Dogs and Custard by the Dam owners Frank and Jennifer Kramarz are moving Dam Dogs back to Squires Street in early May.

Dam Dogs moves ‘back home to the trail’  Two popular Rockford eateries, now under the same ownership, will soon be neighbors—again. Dam Dogs, after a couple of years around the corner on Bridge Street, is moving back to a trail side location at 25 Squires Street, right next to Custard by the Dam. Both businesses […]

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Gremel awarded Congressional Medal of Merit

Ashley Gremel, awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit, is pictured with Dan Zang, her Rockford High School principal, Superintendent Dr. Michael Shibler and Fred Reusch, her AP calculus teacher.

Rockford senior Ashley Gremel has been recognized by the United States House of Representatives with the highly prestigious Congressional Medal of Merit. Gremel was recognized at a ceremony Saturday, April 17 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids. Congressman Vern Ehlers stated, “This award is being presented to you in recognition of your […]

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Merengue the night away after free classes

Rockford Ambulance leads the way in popular dance  After this free class, your spouse will be so good you can likely rent them out at the next wedding or visit to a local night club. At least that’s what paramedic and dance instructor Andy Andresen joked about Rockford Ambulance’s upcoming merengue dance classes. Rockford Ambulance […]

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Main Street by Roger Allen, publisher

Poetry Month My grandpa, Wellington Clay, was the poet in the family. He was no Walt Whitman, but he w as all we had. His poetry depended upon light humor, sentimental sentiments, and Americana. He wrote this one in about 1934: I know a little maiden With shapely form divine, All dressed in latest fashion […]

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