July 21 2011

Editor hooks monster lobster

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

CATCH OF THE DAY—Squire Managing Editor Beth Altena pulled up an unusual catch while fishing on vacation in Maine. A lobster that must have weighed nearly four pounds is pictured with the Squire. See more about the trip on page 10 and 11. We ended up letting this monster return to the ocean, lacking the heart (and cooking pot of adequate [...]

America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest heats up

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As of 6 p.m. Monday evening, Rockford still led all farm markets in the nationwide America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest. But the race to the finish line (Aug. 31) is tightening up with farm markets in four states narrowing Rockford’s lead. The top five markets in vote tally are as follows: • Rockford’s: 1,185 • Venice, Fla.: 1,135 [...]

Alba Knutson celebrates 100 years of living

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Centurion laughingly says, “How the heck did I live so long?” Photo by CLIFF HILL Alba Knutson, 100 years young, celebrated the first century of her life with 150 family members and friends Sunday, July 10, 2011. Alba (pictured center with a floral bouquet) was resplendent in a coral outfit and sported a birthday gift manicure and pedicure [...]

Rockford Police warn against break-ins

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Police Department is warning residents to lock vehicles after a series of thefts from unlocked cars over the weekend. They would like to remind everyone to remove their valuables and lock their car doors at night. If your car was broken into please contact the police department at (616)866-9557. Please report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to [...]
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