Home razed despite neighbors’ concerns

Home at 138 Main Street, Rockford was demolished.

Main Street Rockford resident Sonja Glass believes the city should have given her more warning that the house next to hers was coming down. She also believes the demolition may not have been safe due to possible asbestos. Glass has been living in a historic home next to 138 Main, which was demolished on Friday, […]

Shoetown no more? Tannery closes doors

END OF AN ERA—One hundred years of history ended Saturday when Wolverine closed the doors to the tannery and its former workers.

Marsha Pollaski and her husband Jim worked at the tannery in downtown Rockford for 22 years. “I was the first one to break down and start bawling,” she said of the January announcement that the facility would close. ” I bawled all day.” Pollaski said that since January, Wolverine has been closing down different departments […]

Businesses work together for Relay fund raiser

WORKING TOGETHER—Dave Parish of D.A.D.’S Tents and Dave Brickner of Ric’s Food Center team up for Relay for Life.

It’s said two heads are better than one, and two businesses may be as well. Ric’s Food Center at first planned a nice open house and customer appreciation day, but  has now partnered with D.A.D.’S Tents for an event the two businessmen hope will result in a doozy of a donation for Relay for Life. […]

The Squire travels to Animal Kingdom

Rockford Squire visits Animal Kingdom

DISNEY ADVENTURE— Ryann, Camden and Hope Deuel (l–r) stop to check out the local Rockford news while visiting Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

Wildfire consumes Nelson Township home

HOME BURNS—A woman and her

by JUDY REED Nelson Township resident Brad Smith knew something wasn’t right when he saw a plume of smoke rising into the air as he drove west on 18 Mile near Shaner about 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16. “I’d seen fires around from people burning but this was different,” he said. Smith headed in the […]