Thanks for the Memories

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some memorable Cub Scouts visited the Squire offices Thursday, February 26. Scouts and parents were very patient as the host of the event, Squire editor Beth Altena, was half an hour late due to plane delays at the airport. Thank you very much to parents who were gracious over the delay. The kids had a good time looking at papers over 100 years old and guessing what has stayed the same in the newspaper industry as well as what has changed over the years. The kids were from Cub Scout Pack 3283 from Assumption school and Belmont Elementary. They are (back, left to right) Steven Pakiela, Kevin Pakiela, Edward Frey, Ryan Karwowski, (front) Brady Karwowski, Scott Ungrey and John Bina. Thanks for visiting, kids and parents!

California Girl Returns to Rockford to Visit Family and Enjoy the Snow

January 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Brittany Fels had the pleasure of visiting her grandmother, Ruthe Graves of Rockford. Brittany just graduated from California State University, San Marcos with her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She decided to visit her grandmother before she started her new job back in California. Brittany used to come to Rockford every summer when she was younger, but before this trip, it had been about six years since she last visited. Brittany and her grandmother drove through downtown Rockford several times and stopped at her favorite coffee shop, Frenz, quite a few times as well. The weather here was very different than what Brittany is used to in California. Being a California girl, she doesn’t see much snow, and hardly ever gets to go sledding! ? On her last day here, she took her mom’s old plastic sled and went down the small hill in her grandmothers’s front yard a few times. She loved ?it, and her grandma got a few good pictures of her enjoying herself.