Voter registration deadline nears for May 4 election

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds residents that Monday, April 5 is the last day to register to vote for the May 4 election. “You can register to vote by stopping by your Secretary of State branch office or your local clerk’s office,” said Land, the state’s chief election officer. “It’s fast and easy. […]

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RPS launches Hall of Fame, seeks nominations

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) in collaboration with Rockford Public Schools (RPS) is launching the RPS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will develop and maintain relationships with Rockford High School alumni, current students and the community. The RPS Hall of Fame is pleased to recognize Jon and Carol Muth along with Pete and […]

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Words on Weather & Climate — April 1, 2010

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More on winter 2009-10 by CRAIG JAMES   I mentioned in an earlier article that meteorological winter is the months of December, January and February. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has now released their summary of this past winter for the United States. You can find the write-up online at www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100310_cooler.html. On the map […]

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Reds on the River welcomes new manager

Reds on the River’s new manager, Paul “Buzz” Goebel III (right), is thrilled to work with Executive Chef Glenn Forgie (left).

Paul “Buzz” Goebel III has recently been hired as Reds on the River’s new manager. His hiring comes in on the heels of news that Reds’ assistant manager, Debbie Fennell, will be leaving to spend more time with her family. Executive Chef Glenn Forgie noted, “Debbie has been with us since we opened Reds in […]

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Kent County Sheriff’s Department seeks Trail Patrol volunteers

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department Community Services Unit coordinates the highly successful Volunteer Trail Patrol Program. These volunteers patrol the White Pine, South Kent, and the East trail systems, providing assistance to the trail users and reporting problems that need to be addressed. Volunteers will wear a Sheriff’s Department-issued vest and carry a picture identification […]

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