• Clarification about District 205’s weekend conference in Chicago

    By Joe McGehee Staff Writer In the Jan. 20-26, 2010, issue of The Rock River Times, a report from 13-WREX TV was cited regarding Rockford School Board members and District 205 officials spending $17,300 to attend a...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Auburn trio looks to continue recent success

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist An experienced group of players left the Auburn Knights after last season. It was a highly successful group that had won more than 20 games in back-to-back seasons. So, it would be...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: Cru ends

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist I don’t write a column (last week). It seems like so many things are happening in my life that I just don’t have time. Friday night, I am walking down to Deli Italia/Trinacria...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Colts, Saints advance to Super Bowl XLIV

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist In a game involving such notable offensive standouts as Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Sidney Rice and Jeremy Shockey, a little-known guy named Garrett Hartley reigns supreme. In only...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Pro Bowl pick: NFC will win by two touchdowns

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Usually, football fans have a down week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. That’s not the case this season. The 2010 Pro Bowl will fill that void. The annual...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Literary Hook: Poem captures life ‘At the Grocery’

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet This poem was written about 15 years ago in January. I had begun noticing that the large grocery where I shopped was a microcosm of human oddities. If I were to...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Rockford Art Museum names 2010 Rockford Midwestern winners

    From press release The 2010 Rockford Midwestern, the 71st presentation of this exhibition of new work by outstanding regional artists, opened Friday, Jan. 22, at Rockford Art Museum. Juried by Milwaukee gallery owner Tory Folliard, Juror’s Award...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • On Music: Putting fame in its place

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer All careers begin centered on the music—the defining art that lives beyond the surface until it’s exposed with melodies capable of tantalizing the senses and moving mountains with meaning and metamorphosis. Then,...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Jan. 30 deadline for Youth Charity Jam applicants

    Rockford Area Music Industry invites teen bands from area counties to participate From press release Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) invites teen bands from Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Rock counties to audition for the 2010 RAMI...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • What’s Local: Buy from us, and like it

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The blame game could go on for years, perhaps decades, before a true culprit for a barren economy is ever fingered. While some cities report jobless r

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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