Algoma Township drops D.A.R.E. funding

Ms. Sollner’s 5th grade class, Belmont Elementary, celebrate their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program with Officer Jehnzen.

Program the last in Kent County by BETH ALTENA Rockford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Shibler and Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones can’t understand the reasoning for Algoma Township’s decision to discontinue their $5,000-a-year funding of the D.A.R.E. program, and they aren’t taking it quietly. Plainfield Township is also taking a hard look at their […]

American Idol’s Matt Giraud to perform this Saturday at RHS

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Matt Giraud has no shortage of fans as he visits Rockford students on Thursday, Dec. 2. He is pictured here holding Rockford’s hometown newspaper. Giraud is a dueling piano player from Kalamazoo, Mich., and the fifth-place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series “American Idol.” He will be performing “A Holiday Evening […]

Caleb Markin, Squire Carrier of the Month

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Caleb Markin is a Rockford High School student who has been a paper delivery carrier for about a year. This student said all of his classes are favorites because they are fun classes with fun teachers. Caleb was born August 26, 1995, and does a wonderful job delivering The Rockford Squire to his customers. He […]

Annual Dickens’ classic performed on Kent Theatre stage

Cast members for the Kent’s 2010 performance of “A Christmas Carol” include (front row, l–r) Brandyn Kirchhoff, Daniel A. Kavanaugh; (middle row) Katie Zank, Bri Fredrickson, Jenna Johnson; (back row) Russ Cole and Scott Phillips.

Add to your holiday festivities by attending the second annual Readers Theater production of the famed Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” being performed on the Kent Theatre stage. Be transported back to London and that fateful Christmas Eve night when Ebenezer Scrooge comes face to face with his own destiny. Mark your calendars now. Three […]

Visit Santa in Rockford

Why go to the mall to see Santa? He is right here in town at the Rockford Sportsman’s Club, 1115 Northland Dr., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. Visit with Santa—don’t forget your camera—and enjoy cookies and cocoa, Christmas stories, craft time and cookie decorating! For more information, call (616) 866-4273.