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  • First Buy Local meeting RAWKS

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher The “kick-off” meeting  of the new Super Bowl of area economics—the “Buy Local” movement scored countless points with everyone there. We rawked at Rawkspace. More than 60 people attended the first...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Former Winnebago County Animal Services employee ordered to pay restitution

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor Gloria Ohman-Knox, a former employee of Winnebago County Animal Services, who had been charged with nine felony counts for embezzling $10,000 from the county facility, has been ordered to pay restitution. At...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Planning to begin on Madigan Creek watershed project, community gets visual tour

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer About 50 people gathered at David Olson Photography Studio Monday, Jan. 24, to see a visual tour of the Madigan Creek watershed. The program, sponsored by the Blackhawk Sierra Club, was centered...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Can a homeowner count on wind and solar?

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association An engineer/inventor we know expressed concern that the global situation is bleak, yet society continues as if all is well. He sees cheap,...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Energizer in search of Keep Going Hall of Fame candidates

    From press release ST. LOUIS—Know someone with unwavering determination, an energetic spirit and the drive to make a difference? If so, they could join the ranks of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and the...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Park District’s Atwood Center offers February programs

    From press release Rockford Park District’s Atwood Center invites youth ages 6-12 to experience and explore nature through several new guided hike programs in February. The programs are some of the many low-fee activities offered by the...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • This week in the times: Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2011

    Rockford Board of Education candidate profile: Jane Hayes, Sub District C Editor’s note: In the coming weeks, The Rock River Times will dedicate this space to profiles of the 10 candidates for the Rockford Board of Education...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Community news and notes: Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2011

    Roscoe-based Montgomery Financial Services, LLC, recently announced the addition of Jan McMullen as a registered service assistant. In this new role, McMullen will work hand-in-hand with clients and assist financial consultants in all aspects of their business....

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2011

    Robert Klinefelter, 46, Rockford, 1/15/11 Wilbert Martel, 86, Rockford, 1/15/11 Jordan Steiner, 27, Rockford, 1/15/11 Irene Berglund, 89, Rockford, 1/15/11 Antonina Castaneda, 91, Machesney Park, 1/15/11 Douglas Boomgarden, 86, Rockford, 1/16/11 Laura Ackerman, 90, Rockford, 1/16/11 William...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Earth Day Awards nomination deadline March 4

    From press release LOVES PARK, Ill.—Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) is seeking nominations for its annual Earth Day Awards. Three unique Fern Leaf Re-Awards made from recycled glass will be presented in the following categories: Outstanding Corporate...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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