Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Photo by MELANIE RAGSDALE

Squire thanks friends for float The Rockford Squire staff would like to thank those who contributed to their Start of Summer Celebration parade float. Thank you to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for lending the truck, Post Berry Farms for the bushel baskets and crates, Rockford Ace Hardware for the beautiful plants, Pegasus Sports for the quick […]

Letters to the Editor

letter-Scouts

Scouts save Squire editor work, write up their own story Dear Editor, Yesterday we had a fun time visiting The Rockford Squire. It was very interesting. I loved how they kept newspapers from the past years. We looked up what was happening in Rockford the week we were born. The nice people we met who […]

Boys earn communication badges with visit

A group of Scouts visited the office of The Rockford Squire this spring to learn about communication and qualify for badges. The kids had plenty of interesting questions about the newspaper business and showed a keen interest in some of the old equipment at the Squire. They learned that the newspaper has been in the town since the first edition of the Rockford Weekly Register in February 8, 1871. As part of their “tour,” each youngster was able to see what was front page news the week they were born.

Rockford gears up for Harvest Fest

NO NEED TO PARK—Drive-up service is provided at the Rotary Chicken Dinner all three days this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

First weekend of annual festival features family fun As the crazy heat-filled days of summer wind down, Rockford is preparing for yet another Harvest Fest. The 2011 festival will be celebrating its 35th year of gathering a bountiful harvest. The three weekends will be packed with plenty of activities, entertainment, music and contests—all designed with […]

Speaking of Bridge Walks, Governors, and statues

Sparta resident Robert Shangle took a break  to read The Rockford Squire while appearing as LiveStatue during a 3-day exclusive Labor Day weekend sidewalk engagement at Mackinaw Crossings Mall in Mackinaw City, MI.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the ninth year in a row your locally owned and original hometown newspaper, The Rockford Squire, was present Labor Day morning to participate in the 54th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk. Wanting to be in the first wave of walkers on Labor Day morning, we awoke at 4 […]