Reader takes best guess at mystery tree

The Rockford Squire readers are pretty smart. John Hogan of Cannon Township e-mailed us his best guest of the mystery huge tree in last week’s edition. “The tree pictured in this week’s Squire is massive, to say the least. Judging from the deeply furrowed bark, and the fact it is at the edge of the […]

Seniors stand in support of citizens for ‘our community college’

Senior citizens and middle-aged workers all around Kent County are coming together in support of the GRCC Yes Campaign for “our community college.” Senior citizens and middle-aged workers join local elected officials, labor organizations, public safety officials, Republicans and Democrats in the large and growing list of individuals and organizations urging Kent County residents to […]

Big Daddy Duck Race to pick up pace for summer reading

IN GOOD COMPANY—These fine folks from Rockford Ambulance, United Bank and other Rockford businesses are proud to be part of the inaugural Big Daddy Duck Race. There is only one more duck to purchase, so don't delay to be part of this group.

Rockford Rotary Club has provided scholarship funding for the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Summer Reading Program for several years. Last year, the funds raised fell short of the increased need. “Reading is critical for success in school and life,” said Lisa Jacobs, executive director of RPS Community Services, “and the summer reading program is an […]

Sheriff encourages teens, parents to make prom, graduation safe by following the law

Kent County Sheriff Lawrence Stelma wants teens in Kent County to have a fun and memorable experience at this year’s prom and graduation open houses. To ensure that teens stay safe, he is reminding them and their parents that underage drinking is not only dangerous but it is against the law. “You can’t have a […]

Visiting teen finds geocaching one of Rockford’s attractions

Geocacher

Jack Kison, 14, with his grandmother Jill Mackie, was proud to find his first geocache at The Rockford Squire newspaper office on Wednesday, April 14. Kison, who was visiting Rockford for spring break, found the microcache after some searching. It is ironic that the very first geocache he has ever found is located at the […]