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  • Rockton Township Historical Society opens Quilt Show June 9

    Staff Report ROCKTON, Ill. — The Rockton Township Historical Society will follow up the success of the 2011 Northern Illinois Quilt Fest with a local Quilt Show at the museum during the summer of 2012. From June...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • RVC to welcome Flamenco A3 for workshops, concert June 9

    • Featured attraction is a free concert by Flamenco A3 in the RVC Performing Arts Room at 7:30 p.m. Staff Report Flamenco A3, featuring Flavio Rodrigues, Ismael de la Rosa and David Coria, will come to Rock...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Rock & Blues Fest benefit for VietNow LZ Peace Memorial June 16

    Staff Report The Lyran Club presents its first Rock & Blues Fest. Several bands, including Band of the Lost, The Honchos and Soul City Syndicate, will take the stage Saturday, June 16, to benefit the VietNow LZ...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • West Nile virus season off to early start; tips to stay safe

    Staff Report The onset of the unseasonably warm weather this spring may have resulted in the recent confirmation of West Nile virus (WNV) in northern Illinois. Above normal temperatures can increase the rate of Culex mosquito production,...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • National plan aims to break down asthma disparities

    Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. federal agencies unveiled the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities May 31. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chairman Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Sassy Cow’s ‘A Day in the Life on the Dairy’ June 23

    Staff Report COLUMBUS, Wis. — When you hear “America’s Dairyland” or “cheeseheads” — these words are synonymous with Wisconsin and illustrate how the state’s dairy products enrich our lives. During June Dairy Month, get a behind-the-scenes look...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of June 6-12, 2012

    Jessica Nolan, 31, Rockford, 5/23/12 Patrick Cesarek, 32, Rockford, 5/23/12 Laverne Nystrom, 91, Rockford, 5/23/12 James Carlson, 77, Rockford, 5/23/12 Thomas White, 73, Rockford, 5/23/12 Jean Bacak, 89, Rockford, 5/23/12 Rick Fisher, 52, Rockford, 5/23/12 Bernard Chirzinski,...

    • Posted June 6, 2012
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