The Squire along for Yellowstone trip

“This summer our family headed out west for our family vacation,” reported readers Mark and Marsha Cizuuskas. “We made  sure to bring a copy of the Squire so that we could make sure and take some pictures with the paper. Our family really enjoys the Squire. Reading local stories about people we know is great. One of our stops was Yellowstone National Park. This is a picture of our children, Josh, Kate, Kenda and Kiley Cizauskas, at the Lower Falls in Yellowstone  National Park. We had a wonderful time and would encourage everyone to try and take a trip out west to see God’s beautiful creation. Thanks again for publishing a great paper. We read it every week!”

Rockford Riptide concludes summer session with state meet

SP-Riptide

by LINDSAY PATTON-CARSON Rockford Riptide celebrated the end of its summer session with a successful trip to the state meet, held at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti, Mich. The USA swim team sent 17 of its members to the meet, a result of hard work paid off during the summer. The swimmers include Jacob […]

Balch signs lacrosse letter of intent

Taylor Balch signs a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Davenport University.

Rockford 2011 graduate Taylor Balch recently signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Davenport University. Balch was a three-year starter for the Rams lacrosse program and a member of the state championship team of 2010. She has played lacrosse for five years. This past season Balch was Rockford’s second leading scorer and third […]

Chef educates Rockford with culinary expertise

Chef Robin Toldo

Robin Toldo is a locally trained chef who has been teaching fun, informative and delicious classes in the Rockford area for the last four years, as well as adult enrichment cooking classes for Rockford Community Services. “I have endeavored to work in every aspect of the culinary world, starting at the age of 14 at […]

Auctioneering the ‘second oldest profession’

Every piece tells the story of its history—Jack Robillard, auctioneer, can tell you if what you have is worth what you hope. Now a Rockford resident, he shared secrets with the Squire staff. One secret was kept by a husband and wife after a brutal murder in the heat of passion.

Resident describes advantages, history of service  by BETH ALTENA Auctioneer and Rockford resident Jack Robillard can talk all day about the history and value of a Chippendale chest, but it is his fast talking that is his profession. An airline pilot first, Robillard was restless during the days between flights and heard about the Missouri […]