New contract approved for Rockford staff, police

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 […]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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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 Rockford and the townships […]

Latest, greatest outdoor sport—available at the Squire

They can be as big as military ammunition canisters hidden in hollow trees or as tiny as a nitroglycerine tube stashed behind a fake screw head. Geocaches in the Rockford area are increasing all the time, including the latest installed at The Rockford Squire office at 331 Northland Drive. This geocache is called “Free Since […]

Armed robber holds up local credit union

Lake Michigan Credit Union

by BETH ALTENA “It isn’t against any law to go into a bank with a helmet on, but it certainly should be a red flag for tellers,” said Kent County Sheriff Lt. Kevin Kelley. The Sheriff’s Department, assisted by task force members from the Grand Rapids office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are […]

Community Endowment connects present with historic figures

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 of Rockford and the townships […]