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  • River District to hold meeting on existence

    From press release The River District Association will hold a membership meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the auditorium of the Rockford Public Library’s main branch at 200 N. Wyman St. This meeting...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Guest Column: Should you get the flu vaccine?

    By Brenda Neumann, R.N. Pneumonia and influenza are the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. The best way to prevent the flu is by having a flu vaccine. The vaccine is about 70-90 percent effective...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Northern Illinois Tea Party holds second Town Hall Meeting

    Editor’s note: What follows is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2010, print edition. By Susan Johnson Copy Editor Local citizens gathered Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, for a second Town...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Hononegah shuts out Harlem

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist For two straight years, Harlem was able to top Hononegah with relative ease on their way to second-place finishes in the NIC-10. This year, eyeing a final-week showdown with Boylan, the Indians...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Indians thrive as one team

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist Most good teams are balanced, but have one player they turn to when the going gets tough. For the Hononegah Indians, they can turn to anyone on the field when things are...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Candidate forum Oct. 5 at Christ UMC

    From press release A candidate forum for state representative and state senatorial offices will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Christ United Methodist Church, Highcrest and Alpine roads. Moderator will be Steve Stadelman of WTVO....

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • The Second Half: Are you ‘in a box with some rocks’?

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist I have been following the story about the miners in Chile, trapped below ground since early August with months to go before they can hope to be rescued. Reports of “cabin fever”...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Pet Talk: Is a minimally-invasive surgery a better option?

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University It is scary when pets have to face the inevitable surgery and go “under the knife.” The fear felt as a pet owner may be alleviated as veterinarians are...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • This week in The Times: Steve Bennett

    Vitals: Steve Bennett, 61, is originally from Bakersfield, Calif., but moved to Rockford in the late 1970s. Currently, Bennett is a retired machinist who now enjoys taking care of his lawn, fishing and watching football. 1. If...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • Community news and notes: Week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2010

    Sue Hennessey joined the cross-functional pediatric therapy team at Rebound Therapy Center in Rockford. Hennessey has treated various diagnoses and conditions including autism, motor delays and cognitive impairments. She practices using a blend of multisensory, creative arts,...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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