Driver killed in head-on with semi-tanker

by Judy Reed Joan and Chuck Carpenter, of Oakfield Township, were heading westbound on M-57 to a doctor’s appointment Tuesday about 12:08 p.m., near Redmond Avenue, when the unthinkable happened. “The car in front of me just swerved across the center line and into that truck,” said Chuck, who was visibly shaken by the accident. […]

Governor Granholm walks with favorite hometown paper

This past weekend the Squire traveled to Mackinac City, Michigan to participate in the 52nd annual Labor Day Big Mac Bridge Walk. Just after the 7 a.m. start of the walk, Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill hooked up with avid Squire reader Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Ever gracious and not missing a step, the […]

Scrapbook view of the many faces of law enforcement

WOMEN WITH GUNS—are still a minority in law enforcement. Trouper Meyer has 22 years on the job with Michigan State Police and lovers her profession.

Rockford trooper’s work collected in memories Your family photo album likely contains happy pictures of a youngster eating spaghetti for the first time, the school field day, a series of birthdays. For Rockford Michgian State Police Trooper Carol Meyer, her family is a different type and her pictures aren’t of children going to their first […]

Twenty-five year time capsule to be opened

The one-hundredth graduating class of Rockford High School buried a time capsule to commemorate the occasion twenty-five years ago. This Saturday it’s coming out. The public is welcome to observe the event at North Rockford Middle School on Ten Mile (Division) at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. The time capsule is a […]

Gift of love

Carly Olson.

Carly Olson of Rockford hasn’t cut her hair since she was four years old-until now. The former East Rockford Middle School student cut her long hair for Locks for Love. “My aunt had to have a wig while she was fighting cancer,” Carly said. Her aunt lost her fight with the disease. Carly’s cousin donated […]