Rockford Christian students work to serve others

Fourth-graders Breanne Melton (foreground) and Marta Siegfried serve customers at the Rockford Christian School Store.

In the fall of 2007, Rockford Christian School (RCS) staff member Mark Worst and teacher Bev Broersma had an idea: to create a service project for Bev’s fourth-grade class that would teach her students how to give. The idea was to set up a “school store” run by fourth-graders that would serve the Rockford Christian […]

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Add years to your life, life to your years

by SANDY STANTON ChiroHealth Rockford Everyone is talking about the mind-body link and the mind-body connection. Recent scientific discoveries have placed this phenomenon at the core of the wellness movement. Educating yourself on the mind-body connection can make a big difference in your family’s health. The Mind-The home of the mind is the brain. According […]

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Yoga in times of crisis

by DR. JORGE RODRIGUEZ, Ph.D. Doctor in health & physical education Personal trainer/owner Many people are unrolling their yoga mats and polishing their poses to find flexibility and sanity amid the financial chaos. Last month I read an article from  New York news that said fitness experts say gym memberships are holding steady or rising […]

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What are symptoms, treatment for influenza?

by ALANNA WIARDA, M.D. Advantage Health Physician Network Northeast Office   Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory viral illness which is most commonly seen in the winter months. The flu virus is spread person-to-person via respiratory droplets produced by coughing, sneezing or talking. There are many different strains of the influenza virus, […]

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The beetle battle against purple loosetrife

Bob Stegmier shows how easy it is to fight a harmful invasive plant by transplanting beetles.

An imported beetle that eats an invasive plant is being used to restore native wetland species such as cattails. Jim Biener and Bob Stegmier of the Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America are looking for some friends with good eyesight and steady hands to again collect these beetles and spread them […]

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