Squire reporters hooked on fishing

One for the books, a fishing trip to remember.  Pictured are Nancy and Cliff Hill holding two beautiful (and tasty) rainbow trout caught recently “somewhere” in the greater Rockford community.

by CLIFF AND AND NANCY HILL This past spring, the Hills had occasion to bid in a silent auction on a guided fishing trip to a secret “honey hole”. Even more enticing was the fact that the secret spot was right in the greater Rockford vicinity. Bidding against eight other anglers, who kept upping the […]

From the City of Rockford

Michael Young, Rockford City Manager

by ROCKFORD CITY MANAGER MICHAEL YOUNG Financial Outlook Over the past several years, the City Council has implemented numerous cost cutting measures to ensure that the City of Rockford budget is maintained within our budget constraints. One of the many cuts that were made included the elimination of the publication of the Rockford Outlook Newsletter. As an […]

Deli and catering business celebrates anniversary


Twisted Vine’s Laura DeWilde ‘always thinking of something new’  A business is never finished with the process of experimenting and evolving, and this is good news for diners in Rockford. Twisted Vine’s owner Laura DeWilde Cummings recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her cafe and catering business located at 51Bridge Street in downtown Rockford. “I […]

Young angler catches nice fish at dam

Linda Garty, visiting her sister from Indiana, was enjoying some nice photographic moments in downtown Rockford on October 1. While down by the dam, she saw a teenager who had just landed himself a pretty nice salmon. John Young said the fish was nine pounds and 37 inches long. “It was a nice bundle to take home, as it was six miles one way and he had biked,” Garty said. After returning home to Indiana, Garty kindly sent along the photo and information to the Squire. Thanks very much and congratulations to John!


Resident considers DEQ investigation for home Dear Editor, Today as I was walking on North Monroe Street, I thought I saw dust emanating from a house. I’m not sure, but it could have been asbestos dust. I’ve been considering contacting the DEQ to have this investigated. If these people do not have asbestos in the […]