Squire applauds carrier Brad Van Gorder

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Brad Van Gorder is a student at East Rockford Middle School, who has a birthday coming up next spring on May 20. Van Gorder is a valuable member of the Squire team, who sees to it that the readers on his route receive their paper each week, rain or shine. Van Gorder said his favorite […]

Featured Squire employees, Cliff and Nancy Hill

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Following the background stories of The Rockford Squire’s Publisher Roger Allen and Managing Editor Beth Altena, we, Cliff and Nancy Hill, have been asked to reintroduce ourselves to the paper’s readership. We welcome the opportunity and, at the same time, will lay to rest a question that is frequently asked […]

Featured Squire employee, Managing Editor

The current Squire staff poses for a photograph earlier this year. What a team!

Beth Altena  I was in high school when my parents purchased the Rockford Register from a group of business people who had combined several local papers to form one big paper and quickly went broke. Nearly immediately I figured out I was not interested in newspapering as a way to make a living. My parents […]

The Squire to introduce staff

Above, Roger Allen and Beth Altena. Roger has a history of the newspaper industry in his blood. His great-grandfather was a columnist.

Here at The Rockford Squire newspaper, located right in Rockford at 331 Northland Drive, we have been cranking out your local paper for years, taking pride in being a unique source of local news. What we haven’t done so much of is letting readers know what it is like “behind the scenes” and telling you […]

RHS sophomore writes for Squire

Mitch Harvatin, who will be going into the 10th grade at Rockford High School, is the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire, answering the phones and taking some notes on a news tip.

  Hello, my name is Mitch Harvatin, the newest intern reporter for The Rockford Squire. I will be a sophomore at Rockford High School this fall. I have lived in Rockford for nearly 11 years, starting in kindergarten at Lakes Elementary, then heading off to East Rockford Middle School, the Freshman Center and the last […]