The Rockford Squire

Batang the orangutan reads The Rockford Squire

February 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

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, [...]

Squire applauds carrier Brad Van Gorder

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 class is wood shop. He said he likes it “because you get to build so many cool things [...]

Featured Squire employees, Cliff and Nancy Hill

December 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 us, “Which of you two write your [...]

Featured Squire employee, Managing Editor

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 worked long hours, sometimes my mom was doing layout all night long [...]

The Squire to introduce staff

November 12, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 how your paper happens each week. In the next few months we will [...]
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