Introducing Kym Steffes, Squire account representative

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Kym Steffes is an account representative at The Rockford Squire newspaper. She has been with the paper for two years now. Kym and her husband David have lived in Rockford for over 12 years, previously long-time residents of Grandville. Kym and Dave will be celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary this June. They have three adult […]

Tenth annual Examples unveiling to be held

Families often take pictures following the Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference Ceremony.

by BETH ALTENA “I can’t believe it’s been ten years,” said Rockford photographer Dan Davison of Douglas Photography. Davison brought the Examples in Excellence program to Rockford Public Schools (RPS) a decade ago. In the years since RPS, Davison and The Rockford Squire newspaper have been working together to recognize a very special group of […]

City plaque honors ‘Water Dance’ sculptor

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Recently the City of Rockford installed a plaque recognizing Steve Anderson of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture. Squire readers will recall last May’s installation of the beautiful stainless steel “Water Dance” sculpture on the face of the Rockford Dam. Located above the three-fish sculpture, the plaque honors the sculptor for his work […]

The Rockford Squire/The Rockford Weekly Register celebrates 140th

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by BETH ALTENA Anyone visiting the Squire office may have noticed a yellowed newspaper framed and hanging on our wall. It’s old, but you would have to look closely to see the significance. Dated February 8, 1871, the print on the brittle paper reads that it is Issue 1, Volume 1. This week The Rockford […]

Batang the orangutan reads The Rockford Squire

MONKEY BUSINESS—Andrew Peters, a seventh-grader at North Rockford Middle School, visited Washington, D.C., and Baltimore with his family. Here, Andrew is pictured with Batang, a 14-year-old Bornean orangutan, reading his hometown newspaper The Rockford Squire over his shoulder at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.