• Pecatonica River Clean-Up re-scheduled for Aug. 28

    Online Staff Report The Eighth Annual Pecatonica River Clean-Up in Freeport has been re-scheduled for Aug. 28 because of recent flooding. The event was originally scheduled for July 30-31. The clean-up, organized by the United Sportsmen’s Youth...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Midway Village profiles historic gardens, landscapes July 30-31

    Online Staff Report Enjoy the Heritage Gardens and Natural Areas while in full bloom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford. Bring the family and...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival July 30

    Online Staff Report Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve invites you to join them for a fun, informative, family-friendly afternoon to explore the preserve for the many butterflies that are found there. From 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 30, participants...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • Thanks to Pecatonica Fire Department

    Thank you to the first responders of the Pecatonica Fire Department for assisting one of our patients in a time of crisis. During the late night of July 19, as the heat intensity grew, the power went...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • First American Credit Union awards scholarships

    First American Credit Union recently awarded four stateline area high school graduates with $1,000 scholarships. Each student’s nominated teacher also received a $250 “Class of Excellence Award” to enhance their educational enrichment programs or purchase classroom supplies....

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Baseball: Steve Trout at Little Cubs Field July 31 for Charity Challenge Homerun Derby

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist A long-running debate in the game of baseball continues to be whether it is more entertaining for a fan to watch a great pitchers’ duel or a homerun derby. I’d prefer a...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Renewable Energy: Solar electricity shines at the Energy Fair

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association Economic, social, health and environmental costs continue to mount, indicating our high-energy lifestyles cannot be sustained over the long run. As German Chancellor...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Guest Column: Children left in car demonstrates a safety problem

    By Norman Bleed In mid-April in The Rock River Times, Shannon Symonds wrote movingly how, on April 1, she exited a big-box store to find a 10-day-old and a toddler alone in the car next to hers....

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Ed Wells misses the point

    Ed Wells is once again banging the drum for applying Band-Aids to the symptoms of society’s ills, rather than doing surgery on the cause. The Rockford Register Star ran a headline that read, “Arrest rate is 20...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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  • Youth Hockey: Street named in honor of Rockford Icemen hockey team

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Getting presented the key to the city is a pretty big honor. Many people have collected them. Getting a street named in your honor is even bigger. Only a few have experienced...

    • Posted July 27, 2011
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