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Easter coloring contest winners announced

April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Emma Lange, Age 4 The Rockford Squire received numerous colored bunnies. Some even had cute poems to go along with their entries. It was a hard decision, but after many oohs and aahs at all the great entries, the following winners were selected. The winners are Emma Lange, 4, Delcie Mortimore, 5, Samuel Couturier, 8, and Kelly, 10. Delcie Mortimore, Age 5 Samuel [...]

Speed records broken at Pinewood Derby

April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Carrying on a tradition started in 1953, Cub Scout Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 6. Members of Cub Scout Pack 3285 pose for a group picture following the races. Several track speed records were shattered by this year’s racers in each division: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Open Class. Earning top honors in [...]

Monorail installed over White Pine Trail

April 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

‘This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now’ State planners last September approved installation of an Amtrack monorail over the White Pine Trail, a project that is now open for public use. “This will generate considerable revenue Michigan needs now,” said a state spokesman during the unveiling ceremony held Thursday, April 1. Friends of the White [...]

Nessie finds new home at Millpond

April 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford to host ArtPrize 2010, offer $1 million to winner NESSIE NOW IN ROCKFORD—See Nessie at the old millpond from Rum Creek Trail. Watch for next week's Rockford Artprize 2010 article in the Squire. Do not call the city for [...]

Size counts: new law too short

April 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

The American people are incensed about the length of the new health care law. It is much too short, a piker: only about 2,000 pages. This compares unfavorably with the U.S. Income Tax code at 16,000 (or 18,000 or 23,000; depends on who you ask). “Congress just doesn’t care about health care,” said one radio talk show caller. “If they cared, they’d give us more [...]
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