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New contract approved for Rockford staff, police

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Two city employee contracts were approved Monday, July 20, by the Rockford City Council, covering employees of the police department and public works. Both groups will receive two percent raises for each of the first two years of the contract. The police department union will also receive a two percent raise for the third and final year of the contract. Although their [...]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

July 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Pictured (left to right); Mary, Rod, Neil and Clarence Blakeslee. This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City of [...]

Latest, greatest outdoor sport—available at the Squire

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

FINDING IS FUN—Geocaching at the Squire are three generations, including visitors from Massachusetts. A mom, dad and three sisters, one with her two children were “caught” geocaching outside the Squire on Thursday, July 16. Beth (“Just Fiddling Around” to geocaching friends) along with son and daughter Andrew and Hillary Baning came a long way to make this find. [...]

Armed robber holds up local credit union

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Lake Michigan Credit Union LEAVING WITH THE CASH—A robber Monday took an undisclosed amount of cash after entering Lake Michigan Credit Union wearing a green helmet . The thief was armed with a hand gun, although he did not take it out of his pants during the commission of the federal offense. He left westbound on Ten Mile Road at about 9:06 a.m. The FBI is working with [...]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

July 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

HISTORIC—Members of the Myers family on hand for the awards ceremony. This spring, The Rockford Squire reported that five historic people in the Rockford area were honored at Recognition Plaza at Peppler Park. The event is a newer tradition in its second year and organized by the Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE). Each year, RACE will honor people from the City [...]
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