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- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Oregon Dam warning notice
Last Sunday, I took my hovercraft for a ride on the Rock River. I launched just down river of the Fordham Dam and was planning on traveling down river to the Oregon Dam. The trip was uneventful, until I found myself approaching the Oregon Dam. However, at that point, I was too close and was unable to turn around. I ended up going over the dam. Fortunately, my hovercraft was able to go over the dam without incident. However, this was pure luck.
There was no notice on the river that I was approaching the dam. I am not sure who is responsible for posting signs warning notices on the river. Whoever they are, they are not doing their job.
Evan S. Kakis
Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Editor’s note: The Rock River Trail Initiative, founded by The Rock River Times’ Editor and Publisher Frank Schier, is working to erect proper signage along the river warning river enthusiasts of all dams. Learn more at rockrivertrail.com.
From the July 24-30, 2013, issue