Lions Club presents annual scholarship award

Lion Tom Hosford (left) presents the Rockford Lions Club Annual Scholarship to Ashleigh Kline and Shawn Hurley in recognition of the Rockford High School students’ achievements.

May 25, 2009, was Honors Night at Rockford High School. Among the many worthy recipients, graduating seniors Ashleigh Kline and Shawn Hurley each received a Rockford Lions Club Annual Scholarship for outstanding scholastic record and community participation. Assistant Principal, Lion Tom Hosford, presented the awards and spoke on behalf of the club’s dedication to serving […]

Familiar face found in photo collection

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It’s a small world. Audlane Pedley stopped by the Squire office to put in a notice for her 50th wedding anniversary. As she looked around the office, she admired the photo display and camera collection we have in honor of Rockford’s own Clarence Blakeslee. Clarence’s pictures and many of the cameras he used over the […]

Maghielse & Company to host Chamber After Hours event

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The Monday, July 13, Chamber After Hours will be hosted by Maghielse & Company, an honored Chamber member since March 28, 2005. Come join other business leaders at this high-energy business located on 117 Courtland Street, Rockford from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Owners Steve and Denise Maghielse invite everyone to bring lots of business cards […]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

HISTORIC—Members of the Myers family on hand for the awards ceremony.

This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of Rockford and the townships […]

Grannies make a difference, one child at a time

SPECIAL GRANNIES—Millie Anderson (left) and Gisela Leichty (right) share stories of their grandchildren.

Most people over the age of 75 are winding down and enjoying the twilight years of their life, right? Not for a couple of grannies who are in the prime of their life and enjoying every minute of it. Gisela Leichty, 81, and Millie Anderson, 76, are a couple of grannies who are making a […]