• Local band competes in Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands

    Staff Report Rockford-area band Desolation Row is advancing to the Regional Competition for the Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands. After a win at the local battle in Sycamore, Ill., they are advancing to the regional competition...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Locals receive degrees at North Central College

    North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement June 9 by conferring degrees on 692 students. Of those, 581 received bachelor’s degrees and 111 earned master’s degrees. The following students from the area received bachelor’s degrees: Christian Allen,...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Don’t scalp your lawn to death

    During the hottest part of summer (July and August), people tend to scalp their lawns to death! But they ought to know better. And then they get upset because the sun has baked their grass until it...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Adapted sports participants head to nationals

    Staff Report The National Junior Disability Championships take place in Mesa, Ariz., July 21-July 28, and Team Rockford is ready to compete. Events include archery, field, pentathlon, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis and track. The Olympic-style sports competition...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Kantorei top U.S. choir, fourth in world at World Choir Games

    • Rockford boys’ choir’s ‘God Bless America’ brings tears Staff Report Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford, won two silver medals in the categories of Jazz and Mixed Boys’ Choirs at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Baseball: RiverHawks rolling after All-Star break

    By Bill Smith LOVES PARK, Ill. — After taking two of three from the Evansville Otters following a four-day hiatus from baseball as a result of the All-Star break, the RiverHawks went 5-1 in a six-game homestand...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Theater Review: ‘The Marvin Gaye Story’ — a tale of adversity and musical genius

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic Jackie Taylor, director of The Marvin Gaye Story at Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater, has produced, written and directed the amazing story of Marvin Gaye and his musical talent that remains such a...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • July 30 deadline for State of the Arts Award nominations

    Staff Report Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC) urges the public to consider honoring an arts advocate, business, student, educator, individual artist or a creative cultural event with much-deserved arts recognition by submitting a nomination for a 2012...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Book Review: ‘Rock County’s Unsolved Murders’ — cases continued in Wisconsin author’s book

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor What would you do if one of your close friends were murdered, and 20 years later, there was still no resolution to the case? Terri Garcia, of Rock County, Wis., found herself...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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  • Author’s new book uses humor to get the most out of living

    Staff Report What’s to smile about in these tough economic times? If you’re looking for a lift, check out Mary Kay Morrison’s new book, Using Humor to Maximize Living. Accompanying the text are cartoons by Rockford’s own...

    • Posted July 25, 2012
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