Happy Trails to you, Fred

Can’t tell which one is happier, Fred Meijer or Squire reporter Nancy Hill.  Picture was taken in 2008 at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Meijer funded paved extension of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail from Rockford to Sand Lake.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Tuesday afternoon found us at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to attend a visitation and pay our respects to a man we had personally come to know as one without equal – Fred Meijer. We were not there as reporters to cover Fred’s passing but rather as two of […]

Santa, Mrs. Claus visit Rockford Meijer

Rockford residents Tom and Renee Russo bring their children (l–r) Victor, 3,

 

Reading Festival promises fun Saturday

THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO AS MAYOR—Include dressing silly to promote the town’s newest festival, Reading Rocks in Rockford. Mayor Chi Chi Rogers reads with Rockford Rotary president Ramona Hinton. As part of Hinton’s presidency, she came up with this new festival to promote literacy in an active, hands-on way.

Rockford is a town of many talents and a town of many exciting summmer events. This Saturday, August 29, Rockford Rotary combines the two in the newest annual event: Reading Rocks in Rockford. Reading will be anything but a sedate, solitary pursuit this weekend with active and hands-on activities with a reading theme. Rockford Rotary […]

Good Citizen

Quinn Deyer, age 13, of North Rockford Middle School, visited Rockford City Hall on Monday, April 13 to enjoy a City Council meeting. Deyer said he was attending to satisfy a requirement for a history class. Before the meeting started Rockford Mayor Chi Chi Rogers introduced herself and welcomed Deyer. Deyer was joined by several residents who spoke to council about concerns they had.