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  • Mr. Green Car: Kia Optima Hybrid offers luxury in the low $30,000s

    By Allen Penticoff Free-lance Writer I’m back from a little hiatus of writing car reviews with an exciting new hybrid — the Kia Optima Hybrid. This is a “German” car with a Korean name. Actually, it is...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Klehm Arboretum hosts Bonsai Society exhibit, class Aug. 10

    • Bonsai trees to be displayed in the Visitors Center Staff Report Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, will host a Bonsai Society exhibit and class Saturday, Aug. 10. Exhibit runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Beating Boylan in football easier said than done

    By Matt Nestor Prep Sports Reporter As another football season approaches, a dark cloud hangs over the NIC-10. That cloud is in the form of Boylan’s record conference winning streak. The streak is long enough now to...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of July 31-Aug. 6, 2013

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of July 31-Aug. 6, 2013 This Week: The new moon Aug. 6 falls in the animated house of Leo. Strong or even mouthy communication can be bridled into productive brainstorming sessions. This moon...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Guest Column: Making positive changes to downtown parking

    By Jim Phelps In our rush to monetize every event and venue in our redevelopment efforts downtown, we are cutting off our nose to spite our newly-redeveloping face. Parking is one of those issues. While parking has...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Ducks on sale for fifth annual Great Duck Race

    Online Staff Report DIXON, Ill. — Buy your lucky rubber ducks today for the fifth annual Alzheimer’s Association Great Duck Race on the Rock River. Depending on your squeaky pals’ speed, you could win up to $1,000...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Local woman competes in Hooters pageant

    Tyler Suess, of Freeport, Ill., was selected from more than 18,000 Hooters girls worldwide for one of 60 spots at the Miss Hooters International 2013 pageant. The pageant was held in early July at the Hard Rock...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Mosaic World Film Festival set for Aug. 3 at Rockford Woman’s Club

    Staff Report The Sixth Annual Mosaic World Film Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Rockford Woman’s Club, 323 Park Ave., downtown Rockford. The annual Mosaic World Film Festival gives fans and filmmakers an intimate...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Military policy on weapons explained

    In response to Tim Hughes and John Kight (gun law enforcement debate), military personnel are not allowed to carry weapons “in garrison” on military bases. I know, because I spent 11 years at Fort Drum, N.Y., and...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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  • Tales from the Trough: Former IceHogs play part in Stanley Cup season

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist It’s hard to believe that 10 members of this year’s 2013 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks team previously wore a Rockford IceHogs jersey. Of those 10 skaters, seven of them tasted cup victory...

    • Posted July 31, 2013
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