Harvest Fest breakfast next community event for Rockford Lions

The Rockford Lions Club had a very busy and fun week. We were the proud host of district’s semi annual meeting. Lions members came to Rockford to represent our district Region 11-C1. In attendance were fellow Lions from Rockford, Ravenna, Marne, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Wyoming, Allendale, Greenville, Sparta, Casnovia, Lyons-Muir and Muskegon (Northside). Ideas […]

Rockford Lions bug out

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On Saturday, April 24, the Rockford Lions met spring and spring bugs head-on by assembling and erecting a screen porch for one of Rockford’s vision-impaired neighbors. Lions and their new Leo’s Youth Group have been busy this spring. Some 500 trees have been planted in the city and township with the help of the Boy […]

Vandalism spoils skating on Mill Pond

Photo by CLIFF HILL

What’s wrong with this picture? Lion Bob Winegar and the Rockford Lions are here to tell you. It seems this past week, while the Lions were preparing the Rum Creek Nature Trail Mill Pond skating rink for this season they discovered that vandals had other ideas of what constitutes fun. Squire readers will recall how […]

Shop with a Cop a celebration of community giving

GROUP EFFORT—Rockford Police officers, their family and friends, volunteers, service organizations and students (and Santa!) make Shop with a Cop a success for all each year.

‘It was something that meant a lot to me’ by BETH ALTENA When Maria Arel was in fifth grade she was one of the kids looking at winter coats, mittens and boots with a Rockford police officer and a helper by her side. Today she is a high school senior, a member of a new […]

Cemetery research turns up body mystery

Rockford Lions Club members Jim Benson (left) and Larry Lindsley (right) eliminate Autumn Olive at the Pioneer Cemetery in Rockford.

As the Rockford Lions continue their restoration of the Pioneer Cemetery, a mystery has developed. In 1974, a body discovered during construction on 10 Mile Road’s Prospect Hill was reburied in the cemetery. Who was it? Urban legend says maybe it was an Indian chief. Was the new grave marked? Where is it? Do you […]