Education Blackboard — May 6, 2010

School Beat First impressions… with anxiety or confidence! by LISSA WEIDENFELLER, Principal North Rockford Middle School Did you know that it only takes 30 seconds to make a first impression? Once a bad first impression is formed, it takes approximately 20 additional encounters to change that opinion. With so much on the line, being anxious […]

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Bylsma receives Navy Achievement Medal

Chad Jay Bylsma, a 2005 Rockford High School graduate and son of Pam Bylsma of Rockford, has recently been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for excellence in his work. Since joining the Navy in 2005, Bylsma is now a Petty Officer Second Class Machinist Mate, supervisor of an engine room watch team, and a planned […]

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Winters graduates from training

Army Pvt. Brian N. Winters graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course  at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit  firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system  communication equipment.  They also learn […]

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City smokes up sewers and storms

SMOKIN’—Rockford Department of Public Works found plenty of places to plug in the City sewer lines after testing the pipes with artificial smoke. It didn’t smell nice, but will result in less storm—clean—water going into the PARCCside Clean Water Plant for processing. Earlier the former Wolverine World Wide pipes were filled with cement in an effort to reduce clean water leaking into the s

If your toilet was bubbling and spitting with black smoke this week, don’t blame your uncle’s famous chili recipe. The City of Rockford has been conducting tests of the sewer lines to find leaks and unauthorized connections. Department of Public Works staff put artificial smoke devices down City sewer connections to see what results would […]

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Spring Taste of Ric’s this Saturday

PILED HIGH—These twins had a blast at the last Taste of Ric’s. Samples were more like servings, as you can see by the piled plate. “There was food everywhere,” said Store Director David Brickner.

Store Director David Brickner said he doesn’t mind the case of nerves he gets before a tasting event at Ric’s Food Center. “You can really sense the energy and how excited everyone is,” he said of the events the store at 6767 Belding Road hosts several times a year. “Each one has only been bigger […]

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