Squire visits shoe factory in San Antonio, Texas

Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill, holding copies of Rockford’s hometown newspaper, stand alongside Mary Diosdado, one of the original SAS shoemakers. With 36 years of prideful handcrafting of SAS shoes, Mary is now daily ensconced in a seat of honor in the company’s General Store/shoe outlet, where she demonstrates her skill in hand-sewing vamps to the uppers of the company’s extensive line of comfort shoes.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the past two weeks, the Rockford Squire has been visiting San Antonio in south Texas and the “hill-country” surrounding the jewel of a city. No different than avid regular Squire readers, we took copies of our hometown newspaper along on the journey seeking a great photo-op. Granted, Texas is […]

Consolata Missionary Sisters take Squire on Italian vacation

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Great minds think alike Recently a group of 24 people from the Rockford/Belmont area made a 14-day pilgrimage to Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Foundation of the Consolata Missionary Sisters. The Consolata Missionary Sisters have a mission to participate in the mission of Christ and share the Good news with all people […]

Squire vacations in Mayan Riviera

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SUNNY HOLIDAY—As beautiful as downtown Rockford was for the holidays, the Altena and Shipaila families still welcomed a ten-day trip to Mexico, their Christmas gift from the family matriarch, Sharon. Staying in the Mayan Riviera in the hotel Barccelo, they snorkled, seeing sea turtles, sting-rays and reef fish. They also enjoyed the unlimited food and […]

Squire employee takes work on vacation

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 The Rockford Squire’s sales/production manager, Melanie Ragsdale, took a recent issue of the Squire on vacation to Reelfoot Lake, Tenn., along with her husband Will and father-in-law Jim. The Ragsdales traveled to Tennessee in June for their yearly family reunion, enjoying southern-style cooking, rustic cabins and a visit to Hillbilly Junction for souvenirs. This was […]