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  • District 205 violates its own media protocol

    By Joe McGehee Staff Writer Six students at Eisenhower Middle School were arrested in a drug bust Friday, Feb. 19, that Sgt. Mike Spelman of the Rockford Police School Liaison Unit described as “unique.” Spelman said three...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Greenhouse gases and India

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Friends of ours are spending February in India with another couple. The two husbands were classmates years ago, along with a woman who...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Many with local, state ties competing in Olympics

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist The state of Illinois, and even the city of Rockford, have a significant presence in Vancouver at this year’s Winter Olympics. Last Friday (Feb. 19) was proclaimed “Illinois 2010 Winter Olympics Athletes...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Editorial: A vision, a challenge, a proposal…The Rock River Trail: hike it, bike it, kayak it, canoe it!

    By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Ready for a hike, a little bike riding? How about some boating the old-fashion style with a paddle and even some camping gear?! You can hike the Appalachian or Pacific Coast...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Eclectica at Mendelssohn Feb. 27

      From press release Charlotte’s Web will host the band Eclectica at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 N. Church St. This is a virtuoso groove event you don’t want to miss!...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Dwyer takes home state championship

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Most observers were certain the NIC-10 would take home at least one championship at the IHSA State Wrestling individual tournament. This was not going out on too much of a limb, seeing...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Letter to Superintendent LaVonne Sheffield

    By Dan Sears   Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Rockford School District 205 Superintendent LaVonne Sheffield Feb. 7, 2010. The writer chose to share it with us and the community. Dear Mrs. Sheffield,  ...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Aldermen give green light to one-way street study

    • News and notes from the Feb. 22 Rockford City Council meeting By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer Feb. 22, Rockford aldermen approved a $149,979.62 engineering agreement with T.Y. Lin International, with an office in Chicago, for...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Hanging Out in Rockford: It’s all about money

    By Mike Leifheit Columnist I am sitting listening to bad elevator music on my cell phone. I have it on speaker. It’s been on speaker for about 40 minutes. I discovered a $58.43 charge on a credit...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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  • Date change for food classes

    From press release Dates have been changed for a series of three food classes offered by the Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA). If you have ever dreamed of planting a beautiful garden, enjoying delicious seasonal meals using...

    • Posted February 24, 2010
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