- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
Dnewsmans Magical History Tour hits the streets May 12
Whether you are new to the area, or have lived here all of your life, youre invited to come for a ride, and find out a few things you might not have known about. For instance:
Who was the first National League batting champion?
Who was the first person to translate the hieroglyphics on King Tuts tomb?
What military camp was in Rockford before Camp Grant?
Where was Rockfords first amusement park?
What Rockford resident was involved in a major court battle over copyright infringement and used a lawyer by the name of Abraham Lincoln on the case?
Dnewsmans Magical History Tour will provide answers to these questions and more.
Saturday, May 12, tours will be offered hourly, on a first-come, first-served basis, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets will be sold on site, cash only. The limo bus will be departing from the north end of the Mobil Gas Station parking lot on North Main Street, south of Auburn. Cost for the tour will be $16 for adults, $13 for students (18 and younger) and seniors (65 and older).
The Magnolia Festival will be going on this day also from noon to midnight. See the tour and go to the festival!
from the May 2-8, 2007, issue