ERMS band students selected to perform at DeVos Hall

GOING PLACES—Austin Baar (percussion), Tessa Powers (oboe), Madalyn Steffen (flute)

  Three students from East Rockford Middle School were selected to participate in the All-State Middle School Band. The selection process involved an audition process that included sight reading, scales and a prepared etude. Over 2,300 middle school students from around the state competed for a coveted spot in the concert. Three days of rehearsals […]

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And the winners of the Best Lip of Rockford are:

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We received dozens and dozens of entries to this year’s Rockford Squire newspaper Best Lips of Rockford contest. It was very tough to chose, but the best male lips winner was Dennis Budzinski and the best female lips were othose of Michelle Zeck. Wendy Barnes of Merle Norman and Amy McGough, Avon distributor, provided The […]

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Words on Weather & Climate, by Craig James

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  Climate Data Part 1 It seems as if every time someone digs up anything new about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC), something ugly crawls out. For example, the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency has recently discovered the IPCC incorrectly reported that 55% of that country was below sea level and would be flooded […]

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Indepent Bank donates to Haiti victims

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Independent Bank of Rockford employed haved raised $2,458.17 for Haiti victims. They also have collected a room full of items that were on the Baptist Haiti Mission (BHM) request list. Gently used and laundered items were included which were approved by BHM. Both money and items collected have been given to the Baptist Haiti Mission for distribution […]

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Auto Focus — February 18, 2010

Don’t change my tires without an electronics degree! by JON STELLEMA There’s one thing that never changes; that is Change itself. The horseless carriage compared to your modern automobile has morphed into a technological, 3,000-pound computer on wheels. And, yes, even the tires are now computerized! Well, monitoring the pressure in your tires is handled by […]

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