Voters choose candidates during primary elections Tuesday, August 7

Peter MacGregor

Many local elections will be decided during the primary elections held on Tuesday, August 7 in the cases where candidates are of the same political party. The following are those who filed to run at the time The Rockford Squire began sending out notices asking for information on each of the candidates. Additional information may […]

Gift of recognition puts brick buyers in good company

Historians, RACE board members, friends and family joined in recognition of the area’s historically important people in spring of 2011. This year’s inductees were the late Paul Robe and Homer Burch.

Consider Recognition Plaza tribute for holiday giving  by BETH ALTENA Indisputably, the shops and service providers in downtown Rockford are among the best local sources when shopping for the perfect holiday gift. Shoppers can arrange that family photo that really needs to be taken while the kids are still young, pick out new carpeting before […]

The Rockford Squire travels to Africa

Gordon and Sharon Pickerd of Algoma Township took the Squire on a photo safari to Zulu Land, South Africa during spring break.

Gordon and Sharon Pickerd of Algoma Township took the Squire on a photo safari to Zulu Land, South Africa during spring break.

Algoma Township drops D.A.R.E. funding

Ms. Sollner’s 5th grade class, Belmont Elementary, celebrate their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with Officer Jehnzen.

Program the last in Kent County by BETH ALTENA Rockford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Shibler and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones can’t understand the reasoning for Algoma Township’s decision to discontinue their $5,000-a-year funding of the D.A.R.E. program, and they aren’t taking it quietly. Plainfield Township is also taking a hard look at their […]

Manslaughter charges filed in falling rock fatality

Death of 17-year-old Algoma Township teen made national news On October 26, the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed manslaughter charges, a class four felony, against a juvenile male in the case of Audra Brownell, who died when she was struck by a falling rock on June 17, 2010. The incident took place in the […]