Downtown Rockford coffee house under new ownership

A Christmas coffee toast to Rockford from the new owners of Epic Coffee House—Melanie, daughter Jordyn, and Joel Pritchett (l–r) invite you to let the Epic Coffee House staff help you relax, refresh, and rekindle.

by CLIFF AND NANCY In early 2010 Joel and Melanie Pritchett and their three children, Daniel, Jordyn, and Taylor, were leading comfortable lives in Seattle, Washington. However, in April of that year, their lives were about to change. Melanie, who goes by Mel, found her management job with Verizon, in the Pacific Northwest, being eliminated […]

Santa wants to know what you think this holiday season

Santa-letters

Kids, look in this issue of the Squire for your chance to fill out a letter to Santa on page 22. Some of the letters will be published in the paper next week. Young readers (pictured l–r) Bailey, 3, and Aiden, 4-1/2, dropped off their letters to Santa last week. Here at the Squire, we […]

RAM artifact #5 Fire bucket

RAM-artifact

 

Agnes Brown celebrates 90th birthday

Rockford resident Agnes Brown turned 90 years old on December 13, 2011. Her family is inviting the public to join them in celebrating Agnes’ birthday on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 4195 Thirteen Mile Rd., Rockford. No gifts, please.

 

Independent Bank, Boy Scouts team up to support Operation Popcorn

Independent Bank offices across the state are collecting donations for Boy Scouts of America to support “Operation Popcorn,” a program that raises money for the Boy Scouts and sends popcorn to our troops overseas for the holidays. Donations can be made at any Independent Bank office through December 30. The donations will be given to […]