32nd annual RUMC pasty sale begins Monday

Continuing a tradition that began in 1977, Rockford United Methodist Church (RUMC) will be holding this year’s autumn pasty sale from Monday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 5. The twice-yearly sales are the church’s largest fundraisers. In a labor of love over four days, 100+ church volunteers will joyfully gather together to turn the church’s […]

Principal spends day in port-a-potty

by ANA OLVERA  A port-a-potty was stationed in front of Roguewood Elementary in Rockford on October 15. This all came about when Principal Michael Hibbeln told Roguewood Elementary students that if they met their fundraising goal he would do something wacky in return. The cause was to raise money for the school’s PTO by doing […]

John Decker Chevrolet to Sponsor Chamber After Hours Event

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce John Decker Chevrolet as the sponsor of its November After Hours networking event. The event is a special evening for the Rockford-area’s business community and is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2. John Decker Chevrolet, 4650 14 Mile Rd., will start the two-hour event at 5:30 p.m. […]

Squire travels

Donna Bacarella (holding a recent issue of The Rockford Squire) visits the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand with her son Jon Bacarella, his wife Shelley and their children, Talor and Layla. Aukland is a small island in the South Pacific, about a three-hour flight from Sydney, Australia. It is well-known for being the location of the […]

Annual run energizes children, challenges families

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Roguewood Elementary students will take with them many memories of their elementary years, and one that no other students in the Rockford district will share. On Thursday, October 22 the school’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders participated in the annual Roguewood Pumpkin Run, a challenging 2.22-mile course. One parent, taking on the Pumpkin Run for the […]