• Prep Basketball: Competitiveness is the winner for NIC-10 basketball

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter Parity is typically a nasty word when used in sports. Parity usually means nobody is very good, and nobody can guess the winner. Parity in the NIC-10 is a different word....

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Unity Hospice celebrates its 20th anniversary

    By Mary Deem Maxted Administrator Unity Hospice of Western Illinois has a story to share with you — a story about heroes, who can be found in the most unlikely of situations. It is a story about...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • WATT expands editorial staff in agribusiness

    WATT is adding to its staff across its agricultural magazines, eNewsletters and website, www.WATTAgNet.com. This is a continuation of a company-wide initiative to offer industry-leading information in print and online formats. Ioannis Mavromichalis joined WATT Nov. 1...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • A.J. Bos to abandon Traditions megadairy in Jo Daviess County

    Staff Report WARREN, Ill. — Nov. 15, the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) announced a proposed settlement agreement between the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and Traditions megadairy owner/investor, A.J. Bos of Bakersfield, Calif. According to the terms...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Hockey: Tales from the Trough: IceHogs win three straight, jump back above .500

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist After a short losing streak in parts of weeks five and six, Rockford came back in week seven to win three straight. Rockford’s first game in week seven took place Wednesday, Nov....

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Tube Talk: A long winter’s nap: Many series on hiatus during December

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Ever notice how many repeats air throughout the month of December? With the November ratings sweeps period behind them, and the holidays fast approaching, it’s as if the major broadcast networks have...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • New author seeks funding through Kickstarter project

    • Yep, It’s Rocket Science! by Bob Windt and Sarah Ford By Susan Johnson Copy Editor A local man who makes science fun and his volunteer helper have teamed up on a book project they hope will take...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Guest Column: Katie’s Cup needs your support

    Contributed by Katie’s Cup We would like to update you on Katie’s Cup! Over five years ago, Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries joined ZION Development Corporation in visioning a gathering place that would promote the building of community,...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Min danske äventyr (‘My Danish adventure’) — part one

    Editor’s note: Following is part one of a two-part series. By Suzee Belles Contributing Writer Imagine a city. A city with red-tiled rooftops, cobblestone roads that are filled with speeding bicycles. Every so often, the road must...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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  • Tech-Friendly: Read ‘The Rock River Times’ on your tablet, computer and smartphone

    By Paul Gorski I was reading online reader comments for “Keepin’ it Kleen: When fairness is no longer fair” (Nov. 14-20 issue), noting that a reader asked this paper to cover “news” rather than columnists. Since that...

    • Posted November 28, 2012
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