• Editorial: Hail! Hail! The gang’s all here!

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher The new year: 2010. How surreal the date seems, having traveled a decade into the 2000s. Reflecting back and forward, many are not sure how to feel about the quality of...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Tube Talk: Old and new shows for a New Year

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Along with the New Year come new shows. Some really are new, like Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America. Others are second-run series that are new to a certain channel, such as...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • 1 green thing: Starting the New Year using peroxide

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.”...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • To the Editor: Odors at the Kishwaukee River area

    Odors at the Kishwaukee River area I recently asked residents to report to the Illinois EPA any strong outdoor odors they notice in the Kishwaukee River area. Thanks to these reports, the Illinois EPA and the Winnebago...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • New venue for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    From press release Because of a construction conflict on their theater, the Main Street Players of Boone County needed a new venue for their February theater production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. The Clock...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Lunch with Marjorie: Keep going no matter what, and be content—part three

    By Marjorie Stradinger Columnist Editor’s note: The following is the third in a three-part series. Part one appeared in the Dec. 9-15, 2009, issue, and part two appeared in the Dec. 23-29, 2009, issue. Tina Hall’s childhood...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Pet Talk: Adding a (four-legged) member to the family

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University Babies are wonderful additions to a family that can bring great happiness, but also require special attention. This, of course, applies to puppies and kittens as well. Before bringing...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Charles Story: Birth of a New Year

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Snow removal contract reinstated

    News and notes from the Dec. 28 Rockford City Council meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer One week after requesting new snowplowing bids, Rabine Paving’s snow removal contract was reinstated by the Rockford City Council Dec....

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • 2009 was a disappointment for many Chicago sports fans

    By S.C. Zuba Sports Columnist With 2009 winding down and all Chicago sports fans (with the exception of Blackhawks fans) wishing 2010 will bring more joy than the previous year, I believe it is appropriate to look...

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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