Taste of Ric’s anniversary extravaganza this Saturday

Kids enjoy the Taste of Ric’s events as well as adults.

Over 30 vendors to offer samples, savings by BETH ALTENA “This is our chance to showcase what we are capable of,” said Ric’s Food Center Store Director David Brickner. He refers to the winter Taste of Ric’s to be held this Saturday, December 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Ric’s, 6767 Belding Road. The […]

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 […]