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  • Obituary Notices: Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

    Crysann Romeo, 60, Rockford, 1/21/14 William Slatton, 77, Rockford, 1/21/14 Kim Dewey-Foss, 47, Rockford, 1/21/14 Herman Hayden, 89, Rockford, 1/21/14 Robert Justice, 59, Rockford, 1/21/14 Robert Leonhardt, 90, Roscoe, 1/21/14 Randy Hohmann, 60, Rockford, 1/21/14 Nayeemunni Begum,...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Pen-Letter
    Rural America needs farmers … and farm program reform

    Thanks to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, both the Senate and House versions of the farm bill include a strict limit on farm program payments. Some Farm Bill Conference Committee members...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Tales from the Trough: IceHogs win 4 of 6 points in weekend series against Milwaukee

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist This past weekend had been on the minds of many of the Rockford IceHogs players over the past few weeks. Players are taught to take it game-by-game and not look too far...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

    Ongoing Attractions Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Coming Feb. 1 & 2: Arty-Jokevariety show benefiting AE. Cheek Theatre. Tickets: $30. Info: 815-394-5004. ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894. Beloit...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Your Horoscope: Week of Jan. 22-28, 2014

    By Denise Guzzardo Week of Jan. 22-28, 2014 This Week: The super new moon arrives Jan. 30 in Aquarius, making this month one to remember. Aquarius provides the solutions to long-standing problems with creative accents and flair. We’re...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Middle school essay contest winners announced

    Three Rockford middle school students received $50 gift certificates as winners of the City of Rockford Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) 2013 essay contest. The Grand Prize winners areTerranisha Purifoy, sixth grade, and Gabriela Muniz, eighth grade, both...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • McNames re-certified as funeral service practitioner

    Kristan I. McNames, CFSP, co-owner of Grace Funeral & Cremation Services, 1340 S. Alpine, Rockford, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice....

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Feb. 1 deadline for Tooling and Machine scholarship applications

    Staff Report The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in spring 2014. This offering supports a focus of the association’s mission, namely, “promoting and emphasizing...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Meet John Doe: A ‘Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy’ check-in — part 2

    By Paul Gorski I began a discussion regarding our region’s economic development efforts in “A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy check-in” in the Jan. 8-14 issue. I have some good news to report and some recommendations for area...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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    Smartphones can help when severe weather strikes

    By U.S. Cellular Severe weather can hit at any time, sometimes with little warning or time to prepare. Increasingly, people are relying on their smartphones to learn about pending storms, prepare for severe weather, stay informed and...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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