Find out progress of museum at meeting

The public is invited to find out the latest plans and progress of the new Rockford Area Museum, which is slated to open in the former 63rd District courthouse in downtown Rockford. A meeting will be held at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will […]

New warning siren paid for by fire millage

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Residents who voted to approve a fire millage in Courtland Township already have a tangible benefit from the monies after installation of a fifth warning siren near Braeside Golf Course on Ten Mile Road. Fire Chief Mickey Davis explained, “We now have five emergency warning sirens in Courtland Township. This is what some of our […]

Johnson Controls employees help protect Rum Creek

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Johnson Controls employees and their families helped to plant 180 feet of native plants along Rum Creek on Saturday, August 25. This effort was part of Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative program, which began in the watershed in 2010. The project site, owned by City of Rockford resident Jack McClennen, was transformed from […]

Upside down is not a bad thing anymore

Save money if your mortgage is upside down Did you know the government has a way to help homeowners who are currently upside in their mortgages? Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP-2) is a federal program of the United States, set up by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in March 2009 to help underwater and near-underwater […]

Rockford couple brings Squire on Alaskan cruise

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Karen and Ray Fought brought their local newspaper along on a recent trip and provided The Rockford Squire with the following account of their adventures: “We went to Alaska via the Golden Princess, our first cruise. We were in the Inside Passage and saw Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C., Canada. We also […]