It’s never too late for Toys for Tots


Frank Savickas of Toys for Tots cleared some items from The Rockford Squire’s Toys for Tots box located at our office, 331 Northland Drive (by the Michigan State Police Post). Savickas said this year’s campaign ends soon, but reminds shoppers that it is really never too late to donate. “Anything that comes in late we […]

Vandalism spoils skating on Mill Pond


What’s wrong with this picture? Lion Bob Winegar and the Rockford Lions are here to tell you. It seems this past week, while the Lions were preparing the Rum Creek Nature Trail Mill Pond skating rink for this season they discovered that vandals had other ideas of what constitutes fun. Squire readers will recall how […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

A personal thanks …to all the people who have put up pretty Christmas decorations. No, I don’t have any myself yet, but the rest of you make the town look beautiful. Lacking in smarts I’ve been noticing all those squirrels around town and how they keep running into the roads. They’re fearless. Sometimes they stop […]

BIRTHDAYS — December 17–23

17 Alyce Hole, Adam Sivins 18 Susan Bedor, Charlie Johnson, Marie Norman, Marguerite Sweat,Chuck VanOeffelen 19 Lucille Stotz 20 Michael Klinger, Mike Krupp, Carol Pratt, Bea Scrote Bill Thornton 21            Chris Ackerman 22            Meagan Bandemer Jackson Cavner James Christopher Bernard May Lori Sivins 23            Craig Ackerman Clarence Allen Holly Cavner Carole Knox Mike TenBrink

Dog park to be better than expected after $17,000 raised

DOG GONE GOOD DEAL—A group of residents who wanted a dog park in Rockford were given a year by the City to come up with the money. Apparently they are so good they did it all in one day. Pictured are city officials and organizers for the Happy Hounds Dog Walk with the giant Happy Hounds check.

Field to be enlarged, shelter included by BETH ALTENA     Happy Hounds Dog Walk organizers knew they were going to meet their goal of raising a minimum of $15,000 for a dog park in Rockford when, on the day of the walk, the registration line extended out the door of the Community Cabin. What they didn’t […]