He was awarded the Super Achiever award on January 6, 2015. Roman earned this special achievement by fulfilling all the requirements needed for all 20 Webelos badges. Roman will also receive the prestigious Arrow Of Light award in February, and then transition into Boy Scout Troop 228. A job well done!
Recently, Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill traveled to the Canadian Rockies with a bundle of The Rockford Squire newspapers and a 40-member tour group hosted by retired Wood TV8 Chief Meteorologist Craig James. Pictured (from left) are our globe-hopping staffers Nancy and Cliff, along with horse trainer and equestrian Marjas Becker of Gainesville, Fla., and Craig James, who came through on a guarantee of perfect weather for the entire 10 days. The unbelievably turquoise blue lake in the background is Peyto Lake, a glacial lake at the base of 7,000-foot Bow Mountain. Here, 100 miles north of Banff, Alberta Canada, the group displays recent Squire editions. James is holding the Dec. 3, 2008, edition where he received front-page coverage in debunking the current theory of placing total blame on mankind for being the entire cause of the latest cycle of global warming. Watch next weeks Squire for the whole story.
by BETH ALTENA Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on last week’s April Fool issue, featuring a fake front page. There are no wind turbines at the tannery, no State Police trooper cars in potholes, under trees or damaged by rockslides. Thanks to our new State Police Post Commander Chris McIntire (see story above) who brought in his remote control vehicle for our photos of the spring driving hazards. It was fun driving around with the toy car thinking of things to do to it. It almost experienced a flood, but I wondered if water would damage the toy and didn’t want to make the post commander mad at me this soon after our first meeting. As always, our graphic designer, Melanie Ragsdale, did the “high tech” entertainment on her computer. Cliff Hill took the original tannery picture from in a tree.
Some memorable Cub Scouts visited the Squire offices Thursday, February 26. Scouts and parents were very patient as the host of the event, Squire editor Beth Altena, was half an hour late due to plane delays at the airport. Thank you very much to parents who were gracious over the delay. The kids had a good time looking at papers over 100 years old and guessing what has stayed the same in the newspaper industry as well as what has changed over the years. The kids were from Cub Scout Pack 3283 from Assumption school and Belmont Elementary. They are (back, left to right) Steven Pakiela, Kevin Pakiela, Edward Frey, Ryan Karwowski, (front) Brady Karwowski, Scott Ungrey and John Bina. Thanks for visiting, kids and parents!