Squire Newspaper visits Africa

Flower Garden Floral offers unique arrangements

October 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

New shop at 19 N. Monroe Street in cute yellow building Stephanie Heaton is excited to be back doing what she considers her life’s calling. The custom floral designer earned a living as a dental hygienist, but missed the floral business she sold in Lowell. Here in Rockford, she has opened her doors this week at 19 N. Monroe St., home of Flower Garden Floral. Stephanie [...]

Solon market expands to crafts

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Due to public interest, Solon Township has decided to expand their farmer’s market/craft show to include an outdoor flea market beginning this Saturday, May 22.  The market will be located north of the stable at 15185 Algoma Ave.  Venders can apply with Linda Badgerow at Solon Township 616-696-1718.  A refundable $20.00 deposit  will be required to ensure prompt [...]

New family on Courtland Street

May 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

After seeing an owl fly in and out of a hollow in their tree on Courtland Street in Rockford, Jessi and Dan Heeringa took a look to see what was up. A ladder climb of about 20 feet gave them the surprise of seeing an Eastern screech owl tending her brood of two owlets. The Eastern screech owl eats a variety of small animals. The only small owl with eartufts, the Eastern [...]

Memorial service held for Dave Kendall

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

This year the Rockford community, including the Squire, lost one of its greatest fans. Dave Kendall, who grew up in Rockford and graduated from Rockford High School in 1959, lived most of his adult life in and around Sydney, Australia, where he developed a very successful ministry to youth through music and humor. He was widely known there as a popular speaker and gospel [...]

The Squire visits Africa

June 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

  ALL THE WAY-The Bowman family took a copy of their hometown paper along as they went to Africa to help with a hospital built with inspiration by Dave Bowman (left) and, according to him, plenty of miracles. The Bowmans and their children continue to look for ways to improve the lives of their family in Christ with their work in Sudan. See www.pccsudan.org to find out [...]