Girls lacrosse take state championship

Rockford's Lady Rams lacrosse team took the state championship against Brighton, bringing the Division I title out of the metro Detroit area for the first time ever.

The Rockford girls lacrosse team claimed their first Division 1 state title  Saturday defeating the Brighton Bulldogs 19-11 in front of a sea of orange clad  Ram fans. The rams had an exciting week with 10 seniors on the squad graduating. Tuesday,playing a semi-final Thursday and winning it all Saturday bringing the  d-1 title out […]

‘Waterdance’ installed — let the celebration begin

Playing a role in history in the making, a conscripted crew of volunteers gingerly lowers a 10 ft. monster sculpture of a Steelhead into place.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL As dawn broke on Tuesday morning of this week Anderson’s Metal Sculpture installed and attached a much-anticipated work of art to the face of Rockford’s iconic Rogue River Dam. Titled Waterdance, the sculpture is composed of three stainless steel fish leaping for joy amidst swirls of water.  The grander than […]

Wolverine presents responsible approach to tannery site redevelopment

Much of the 15 acres of the Wolverine waterfront complex will be undeveloped green space for the foreseeable future future according to the most recent plans.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL At the May City of Rockford Planning Commission meeting, Wolverine World Wide (WWW) offered up a conceptual proposal and rendition of the company’s plans for redevelopment of the tannery facility. The following in verbatim is the verbiage of that spring 2010 update. “Following Wolverine World Wide’s 2009 decision to close […]

Squire begins vacation season with trip to Florida

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Rockford resident and local artist Ruth Koster brought her hometown paper along for the ride when she visited a friend in Florida. Koster is pictured here in Del Ray Beach where she was spending time with her friend Joyce Gabiou. Let’s see where else the Squire may end up this summer and offer a prize […]

McDaniel earns prestigious Scout rank

Eagle-Scout

Tyler McDaniel, a 2009 graduate of Rockford High School, attended his Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony on May 14. He earned the prestigious Scout rank in September 2009. To earn this honorable rank, McDaniel built a set of benches for the Veterans Home cemetery in Grand Rapids. McDaniel’s Scouting career began in Pack 3264 […]