Nothing fishy about this traditional boil

LABOR OF LOVE—Boil Master

Dating back to the late 1800s, fish boils were a tradition of Scandinavian immigrants to Door County, Wis. Nowadays there is not a respectable Wisconsin “Supper Club” in Door County worth its salt that does not feature a fish boil on Friday or Saturday evenings, summer through fall. In 2000, Barbara Bull, owner of Cherry […]

Wish you were there on trip of lifetime

ALL ABOARD!—Squire photographer Cliff Hill hangs from an observation platform to capture this picture of the Rocky Mountaineer Train en route to Banff AL, Canada.

 Our mixed tour group of 40 travelers hailed mostly from West Michigan along with two smaller groups from Virginia and Montana. We traveled by plane, by luxurious motorcoach, on cruise ferries, and on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer Train. From start to finish, every detail of our 10-day adventure was all-inclusive and arranged by Holiday Vacations. […]

Squire goes to Canadian Rockies

Recently, Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill traveled to the Canadian Rockies with a bundle of The Rockford Squire newspapers and a 40-member tour group hosted by retired Wood TV8 Chief Meteorologist Craig James. Pictured (from left) are our globe-hopping staffers Nancy and Cliff, along with horse trainer and equestrian Marjas Becker of Gainesville, Fla., […]

Couple bet their farm on ‘green’ community

‘Lettuce’ introduce you to newest regular vendor at Rockford’s Farm Market. The market is held each Saturday in downtown Rockford.

by CLIFF and NANCY HILL Last summer The Rockford Squire published a series of articles highlighting a cross-section of vendors at the Rockford Farm Market. There were no plans to continue the series this year, but a young couple has recently been awarded a coveted weekly slot at the farm market and theirs is a […]

RHS Centennial Class of ’84 opens time capsule

The Rockford High School class of 1984 time capsule is unearthed on Thursday, June 25, 2009. Notice the engraved marble headstone.	Photo by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Once in a while a newsworthy event happens in Rockford that isn’t a carbon copy of the exact same thing the year before. The following is our coverage of just such a story. The seeds (no pun intended) for this story were planted in May 1984 when the senior graduating […]