Dad may have Best Lips of Rockford

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Gabe Bosscher, 6, dropped off the impressive “Best Lips” contest submission from his dad. At The Rockford Squire, we love it when manly men aren’t afraid to put on a little lipstick for a good cause—our entertainment and yours. Plus, the best men’s and women’s lip print wins some prizes in addition to bragging rights. It’s not too late to try to join our [...]

Squire travels to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bob and Gail Stegmier showing off their Squire Newpaper to all. Gail and Bob Stegmier visited the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Island, Florida. Bob attended an Izaak Walton League directors meeting in Fort Myers and decided to extend their Florida stay on Sanibel Island to visit the beach, swim in 84 degree pool water and for time to visit [...]

Duck, duck, what?

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rockford Squire editor Beth Altena snapped a picture of this crazy duck at a neighborhood park. The ducks in the pond were mallards and domestic ducks and mixes of the two. This one, however, stood apart (and a bit above with those long legs). Could any of our readers guess what the lineage of this strange bird might be. Email to We also welcome any [...]

Splish Splash—Seventeenth winter jump in the Rogue nears

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

All are invited to jump or watch Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.  The Rotary Club of Rockford presents the seventeenth annual Sweetheart Splash on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  This winter fun event takes place at the Rockford dam is a community favorite.  Area “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River with participants performing skits and dance routines [...]

Rockford Ice Sculptures

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

YOUNGSTERS ADD SCULPTURE TO CITY’S DISPLAYS­—On the evening of Friday, Jan. 13, youngsters build their own ice sculpture to add to the displays around town for the third annual Rockford Ice Festival. This super-sized smile, by Julia Ruppert, Delanie Riebschlager and Nick Ruppert, features anatomically correct teeth, with help from Delanie’s dad. Ice sculptor [...]
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