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  • Editorial: Puritanism and cry me a Kishwaukee

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher Many people, when commenting about the complete alcohol ban at the launch points of Baumann Park and any Winnebago County Forest Preserve (WCFPD) access points on the Kishwaukee River, have made...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Blanche Martin Scholarship winners announced

    Winnebago County Retired Teachers Association (WCRTA) has announced the 2012 Blanche J. Martin Scholarship winners. These scholarships go to promising elementary education teachers. The scholarships went to Amy Wieting ($2,000), with Kalah Polsean, Allison Ford, Samantha Hoffman...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • June 26 Center for Learning in Retirement workshop explores Alexander Technique

    Staff Report Tuesday, June 26, Rock Valley College’s (RVC) Center for Learning in Retirement will host a workshop on the F.M. Alexander Technique, led by Dr. Philip Schalow, certified instructor of the Alexander Technique, titled “It Really...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Police searches at access points on Kishwaukee River absurd

    The recent action to police unruly behavior on the Kishwaukee River is absurd. Yes, the preserves and river should have police action to curb the unruly behavior, but to inflict searches and seizures on every person hoping...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Baseball: Cubs done, Sox looking to make run in the second half

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist We’re not even to the All-Star break yet, and it’s clearly a tale of two cities in Chicago. On the south side of town, things are going pretty decently. On the north...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • ‘Into the Light: Illinois Glass’ exhibition opens at Rockford Art Museum

    Staff Report Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its latest exhibition, Into the Light: Illinois Glass, with a Members’ Preview Friday, June 22, and a free public opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 23. Members’...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Rockford parks offer clean, safe summer fun

    By Shauna Ubersox Staff Writer As the summer kicks into high gear, so do the droves of families making their way to a number of Rockford parks. Moms, dads and kids dash into the sun to play...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Gardening News: Strengthen plants this season with new tools for gardening

    By Melinda Myers Gardening Expert, TV & Radio Host, Author and Columnist As gardeners well know, there are plenty of challenges landscapes will face throughout the growing season. Heat, drought, pests and disease can all take their...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Energy transitioning

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association China has made renewable energy one of the seven pillars of its most recent five-year development plan. In the U.S., fracking for natural...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Roscoe entrepreneur honored for customer service

    As a business leader and involved citizen in the Roscoe area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lucia Hauge of the Hauge Allstate Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2012. Bestowed upon less than one-third...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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