Metropolitan Choir of Praise to perform in Rockford

The well-traveled and  acclaimed Metropolitan Choir of Praise is to appear in Rockford March 27.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is oftentimes recognized for its many quality-of-life advantages such as educational excellence, strong family values, and an all-abiding and ceaseless giving nature. Perhaps the greatest virtue of all is that, first and foremost, Rockford is a community of faith. The Rockford area is home to 38 […]

Sixteenth celebrated in New York with the Squire

Rockford Public Schools recently had their mid-winter break, and Sheri took her daughter Taylor Manett to New York City for those four days to celebrate her 16th birthday. We even remembered to bring the issue of the Rockford Squire that had just come the day before we left! This picture was taken in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

A phoenix rises from the ashes

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Howard Christensen Nature Center takes steps to reopen by TOM NOREEN A group of about 30 people gathered at the Tyrone Township Hall on March 3 to learn about the progress made in reopening the Howard Christensen Nature Center (HCNC), 16160 Red Pine Dr, Kent City, as its own nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The center closed […]

Scouts celebrate 87th Cub Scout birthday

Guy and Kelly McLellan are proud of their son, Sean, an Arrow of Light recipient.

Cub Scout Pack 3285 from Crestwood Elementary School celebrated the 87th birthday of Cub Scouting in the United States at their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on February 11 at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church. They also honored their members for their rank advancements during the special evening of ceremonies. Earning Cub Scouting’s highest award, the […]

REF awards grant to OLC for iPads in the classroom

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Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) is excited to have iPads in the classroom. OLC was recently awarded a large grant from the Rockford Education Foundation to purchase five iPads to use in their Response to Intervention (RtI) classroom. The iPads improve learning even more for the students. They are very excited to work on all […]