Rockford

Hide and go seek: Outdoor sport heats up in warm weather

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

SIGNING THE LOG—Mark and Bevie Schmidt find a geocache on Roger Allen’s property. Most caches are on public land, such as parks, but some private property owners enjoy the fun of watching people find the caches. by Roger Allen Have you heard about “letterboxing”? It’s an organized game of following clues to find items that other participants have [...]

Crosby receives honors at Wittenberg University

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Emma Crosby of Rockford was one of several students inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at Wittenberg University’s annual Honors Convocation on April 17, 2009. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among first-year college women. Selection is based entirely on achieving a 3.5 cumulative [...]

Tannery workers see little future in their profesion, hope for fairness

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Harvey White, a second-generation tannery worker who himself has put in 37 years at Wolverine, stood at the annual Wolverine World Wide shareholders meeting on Thursday, April 23. Outside his co-workers were picketing for a fair settlement after losing their jobs as the tannery closed after 125 years in operation. He said the company’s CEO himself explained that 95 [...]

Morel hunters, grab your mesh bags

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 as to the location of your [...]

Home razed despite neighbors’ concerns

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Home at 138 Main Street, Rockford was demolished. Photo by Cliff Hill Friday, April 17, demolition on Main Street, Rockford, Photo by Cliff Hill 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 [...]
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