Easter coloring contest winners announced

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.   […]

Speed records broken at Pinewood Derby

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3285 pose for a group picture following the races.

Carrying on a tradition started in 1953, Cub Scout Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 6. 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 the Tiger den was Caleb Beach followed […]

Monorail installed over White Pine Trail

The new White Pine Monorail passes south of the Rockford station.

‘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 […]

Nessie finds new home at Millpond

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 information.

Rockford to host ArtPrize 2010, offer $1 million to winner

Size counts: new law too short

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 […]