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  • Mr. Green Car: Recycling electric vehicle batteries

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer As we move ever closer to going mainstream with electric vehicles (EV), there are already concerns arising over what becomes of the batteries when the time comes to replace them. The summer...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Rockford’s Saint Anthony College of Nursing welcomes new faculty member

    For its 2012-2013 academic year, Saint Anthony College of Nursing welcomes Grant M. McNall, MSN, RN, as an instructor of its undergraduate nursing program. McNall obtained his master of nursing degree with a focus on public health...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • ‘Snakes Alive’ presentation educates, fascinates in Byron

    Staff Report BYRON, Ill. — An appreciative audience was treated to a personal experience with local reptiles Nov. 8. Tom Kessenich presented “Snakes Alive,” a fun-filled, educational program. It was hosted by the Prairie Preservation Society of...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Motorsports: Danica voted most popular driver in Nationwide series

    • Former Roscoe, Ill., resident also announces divorce from husband of seven years By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist Many things have changed for Danica Patrick since she left Roscoe, Ill., in 1998 to pursue her career as a...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Winnebago Village trustees unable to write

    The legislative branch is made up of individuals sent by the people to be their voice and champion of their concerns. However, it seems as these elected individuals enter their offices, they suddenly become the defenders of...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Theater Review: ‘The Way of the World’ at Rockford College

    By Edith McCauley Theater Critic The recent production of William Congreve’s classic 18th-century drama is rarely seen on stage. Directed by Deborah Mogford, the many demands of staging this production include its complicated plot and dialogue, the...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Apartment Association raises issues with proposed ordinance

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Rockford Apartment Association (RAA) President Paul Arena on behalf of the RAA Board of Directors. By Paul Arena President, Rockford Apartment Association The board of directors of the Rockford Apartment...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Importance of grandparents and grandkids working on their relationship

    By Phyllis Picklesimer Media/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois College of ACES News and Public Affairs URBANA, Ill. — The bond between grandparents and their grandchildren can be very meaningful, but sometimes neither side makes the effort to...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • State Police offer winter driving safety tips

    Staff Report PECATONICA, Ill. — As the winter driving season approaches, Illinois State Police (ISP) are urging motorists to take the necessary safety precautions before getting behind the wheel, since vehicle safety is equally as important as...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • St. Mark Ringers present ‘Ring Joy to the World’ Dec. 2

    Staff Report The St. Mark Ringers, a handbell ensemble directed by Margaret Dean, will present “Ring Joy to the World,” a Christmas concert featuring traditional carols and lively holiday favorites. Featured guest soloists include Dennis Johnson, tenor,...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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