Tannery workers see little future in their profesion, hope for fairness

Harvey White, a second-generation tannery worker who himself has put in 37 years at Wolverine, stood at the annual Wolverine World Wide shareholders meeting on Thursday, April 23. Outside his co-workers were picketing for a fair settlement after losing their jobs as the tannery closed after 125 years in operation. He said the company’s CEO […]

North Rockford Middle School’s James

James Spencer Staley

  A kind-hearted person quick to lend a helping hand James Spencer Staley, age 13, is North Rockford Middle School’s Example in Excellence for 2009. Jamie, son of Eric and Caroline Staley and brother to Katherine and Michael, is a kind-hearted person with a polite and positive manner and always quick to lend a helping […]

Morel hunters, grab your mesh bags

First morel in Rockford?

  Did Squire Editor Beth Altena find the first morel mushroom in Rockford? This little beauty, a half-free early variety, was found in a park in the Rockford school district on Sunday, April 26. If other mushroom fans have had some luck, don’t forget to share your finds by sending us pictures and precise details […]

Rockford Chamber welcomes new members

CHAMBER LEADERS—Board of Directors from L to R as follows: Char Bouwkamp (D & W Fresh Market), Bobbi Lindeman (Wolverine World Wide, Inc.), Vice President Dr. Carl Stites (Stites Eye Care), Jeff Lewis (Fluis, Inc.), Candy Lancioni (Aunt Candy’s Toy Company), Andy Tidey (The Corner Bar), President Polly VonEschen (Baskets in the Belfry), Steve Hallead (Independent Bank), Jody Greco (City of Rockford – EX Officio), Secretary Dr. Mike Shibler (Rockford Public Schools), and Linda Southwick (LSS Holdings).  Missing members from the photo are Dan Byrne (Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc.) and Treasurer Jerry Coon (Action Tax Service).

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomes two new board members and a new vice president. Char Bouwkamp (D & W Fresh Market) will fulfill John Donehoo’s (consultant) term and Bobbi Lindeman (Wolverine World Wide, Inc.) will replace the retired Michael Donabauer. Dr. Carl Stites has agreed to become vice president taking over […]

Sellers, buyers, mark your calendars

A Community Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of food, music and great deals! Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your own goodies and make some extra cash! The event will be held in the parking lot of Resurrection […]