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 […]

Home razed despite neighbors’ concerns

Home at 138 Main Street, Rockford was demolished.

Main Street Rockford resident Sonja Glass believes the city should have given her more warning that the house next to hers was coming down. She also believes the demolition may not have been safe due to possible asbestos. Glass has been living in a historic home next to 138 Main, which was demolished on Friday, […]

Businesses work together for Relay fund raiser

WORKING TOGETHER—Dave Parish of D.A.D.’S Tents and Dave Brickner of Ric’s Food Center team up for Relay for Life.

It’s said two heads are better than one, and two businesses may be as well. Ric’s Food Center at first planned a nice open house and customer appreciation day, but  has now partnered with D.A.D.’S Tents for an event the two businessmen hope will result in a doozy of a donation for Relay for Life. […]

Two injured in rollover crash

CRASH CAUSES INJURIES—A rollover accident rerouted traffic at Northland Drive and 14 Mile in the early afternoon Monday.

The construction at Northland Drive and 14 Mile may have played a part in a rollover accident Monday, April 20. According to the Michigan State Police, an 85-year-old woman from Pierson was driving her Oldsmobile eastbound on M-57 about 12:30 p.m. Monday, when she turned north on Northland Drive and into the path of a […]

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 […]