Antlered doe-bucks could be bro-sters

This deer has female body parts and a six-point rack. It was shot within two miles on the same day as the first “doe-buck” brought in for processing at Barb’s Deer Processing in Rockford. Photo courtesy of WZZM.COM

‘It didn’t have the [male parts] but it had the other parts’ by Beth Altena The huge rack on the deer Jerry White shot in Cedar Springs on Monday, Nov. 15, opening day of firearm season for whitetail deer in Michigan, was the most impressive White had bagged. The deer was large for a buck, […]

Holiday season begins with music, lights, words of peace

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by BETH ALTENA  Hundreds of people waited on the banks of the Rogue River to hear the Rockford High School brass ensemble and choir and words of peace from local leaders as the City of Rockford officially began the holiday season the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 17. The City/Chamber of Commerce event began with an […]

Facts, music, prayers featured at Veteran’s Day service

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by BETH ALTENA  Perfect fall weather graced a service at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 5747 Jupiter Avenue in Plainfield Township, one of many Veteran’s Day services around West Michigan. Speaking on his and his wife’s 50th anniversary, Township Supervisor George Meek, a four-year veteran himself, asked the crowd to remember and thank veterans for their service. […]

The Squire to introduce staff

Above, Roger Allen and Beth Altena. Roger has a history of the newspaper industry in his blood. His great-grandfather was a columnist.

Here at The Rockford Squire newspaper, located right in Rockford at 331 Northland Drive, we have been cranking out your local paper for years, taking pride in being a unique source of local news. What we haven’t done so much of is letting readers know what it is like “behind the scenes” and telling you […]

‘Balls of fire over Rockford’ mystery solved

Nate, a sophomore at Rockford, sets off a wish lantern in honor of his father, who died in a car accident a year ago on September 15.

by BETH ALTENA We know there are plenty of mysteries in the night skies of Rockford because we heard all about them last week from callers. The “balls of fire” in the sky over Rockford the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 15 no longer remain one of those mysteries, however. The calls started coming in quickly […]