Keep your old clunker or buy a new car?

by BELLA VISTA AUTO SERVICE It may clang and bang, but your old car may be the best bargain around. Almost any car can be nursed to 250,000 miles without endangering your life, and even a new engine is cheaper than all but the cheapest used cars. “Those repair bills are really adding up.” Do […]

Illicit romance and its bad results

The town of Gibraltar existed before the town of several dozen homes was renamed Childsdale after the paper mill was purchased by H.B. Childs. The town began as the village surrounding a sawmill at the same site as the paper mill. The sawmill was built by Zenas G. Windsor in 1848.Childsdale Papermill is in the process of rezoning for new use

The history of the Village of Childsdale, continued by BETH ALTENA Henry B. Childs ran his paper mill with great success for a time. The well-known resident of the county had a penchant for purchasing property and soon owned most if not all of Childsdale, historic accounts tell. Fire destroyed the first mill on July […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Crestwood Elementary Tiger Den thanks The Squire Dear Editor, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to talk with our Crestwood Elementary Tiger Den. The boys thought it was a great visit, and us moms found the information very interesting as well! Thanks again! Jen Schneider, Rockford A dream come true […]

DNR hiring now for summer positions

More than 1,200 workers will be hired for summer jobs by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in state parks, state recreation areas, boating facilities and visitor centers. Applications are being accepted now for positions such as greeting park visitors at the contact booth, selling Recreation Passport entrance permits, and performing operations and maintenance work […]

Rockford High School’s Alex Quinn, an Example in Excellence

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Student’s achievements already impressive Alex Quinn, 18, is the son of Allan and Cindy Quinn and brother to Adam and Alysse. Teachers at Rockford High School couldn’t say enough about Alex, and described him as optimistic, helpful, enterprising, sociable, easygoing, scholarly, resourceful, purposeful, attentive, confident, dedicated, discerning and persevering. “Alex assists and tutors others,” they report. […]