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  • Tales from the Trough: IceHogs pick up 7 of 8 points in week four

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist Week four was a big test for the Rockford IceHogs with two road games and two home games slated in six days. The ’Hogs must have studied well, as the team passed...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2013

    Dorothy Warren, 100, Rockford, 10/24/13 Francisca Martinez, 79, Rockford, 10/24/13 Terri Johnson, 54, Machesney Park, 10/24/13 Michael Manson, 60, Rockford, 10/24/13 Nicolette Kiefer, 61, Rockford, 10/24/13 Dolores Werygo, 82, Rockford, 10/24/13 Jon Nelson, 65, Rockford, 10/24/13 Tammy...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Park District offers youth basketball skills camp Nov. 4-8

    Online Staff Report Rockford Park District invites youth in grades pre-K through four to sign up for a youth basketball skills camp designed to teach children the necessary skills to become a better player. Camp participants will...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Renewable Energy Expo Nov. 8 at Klehm Arboretum

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President, Illinois Renewable Energy Association Winnebago County, the Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA), Freedom Field Renewable Energy and Rock Valley College are co-hosting a regional energy recognition event at the Klehm Arboretum,...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Piper Road Spring Band celebrates 40 years Nov. 1 at Mendelssohn

    Staff Report Longtime Charlotte’s Web favorite Piper Road Spring Band will perform a 40th anniversary and CD release party concert in the banquet room at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., Friday, Nov. 1. Doors, dinner and...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Literary Hook: ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ — perfect poem for the season

    By Christine Swanberg Author and Poet Carol J. Fox is a retired teacher and librarian interested in local history, writing and website development. She is serving as vice president of the Rockford Historical Society and is working...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Tube Talk: The spookiest thing about TV

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer One of the spookiest things about TV is how quickly trends catch on. A few years ago, there were only a few ghost-hunting shows on the air, like the British import Most...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month

    October is a time to celebrate so many things … harvest, the coming of fall and October is also Pastor Appreciation Month. With many churches around the northern Illinois area, there are so many people to appreciate...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Agitate, America!: What today’s Republicans could learn from second-graders

    By Nancy Churchill A Progressive Visionary Professor Tom Wartenberg teaches philosophy to second-graders. More precisely, he teaches young teachers how to teach philosophy to second-graders through an award-winning program he founded, Teaching Children Philosophy (teachingchildrenphilosophy.org). As successful...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Smash your pumpkin at Discovery Center Museum Nov. 3

    Online Staff Report Not sure what to do with that jack-o’-lantern with the face that’s starting to cave in? Take the kids and your gloomy gourd to Discovery Center after Halloween. Watch a catapult set the orange...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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