A Message for You — December 2, 2010

The Meaning of Christ’s Advent by PASTOR MARK W. LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church  Henry Carter, a pastor and an administrator of a home for emotionally disturbed children, tells of an encounter he had one Christmas Eve that gave him a new insight on what Christ’s coming is all about. Henry was busy with last-minute […]

WEDDINGS

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Keith-(Seeley) VanRee Jennifer (Seeley) VanRee and Andrew Keith were united in marriage on November 3, 2010 on the beach at Montego Bay, Jamaica. Parents of the bride are Larry and Nancy Seeley of Rockford. The groom’s parents are Kim and Sue Keith of Rockford and Allison Hayes of Lake Station, Mich. The newlyweds celebrated with […]

Reds, area high school choirs bring sounds of season to diners

The Rockford High School Chamber singers include (front row, l–r) sopranos Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, Shannon Pinner, Sarah Ombry, Molly Grettenberger, altos Peyton Wells, Carly Funk, Jill Nelson, Emilee Bodien, Lia Branch; (back row) basses Michael Sunday, Gabe Reitemeier, Brett Wiesenauer, Jeff Millard, Matt Vermeer, tenors Tyler Quick, Jon Newell, Matt Ciejka, Connor Jewell and Scott Nadeau.

Since opening in August 2006, Reds on the River has partnered with Rockford Public Schools on numerous occasions, including co-op work opportunities, numerous fundraisers, benefits for the Rockford Education Foundation, and the Community Unity program with the sports boosters and Youth Initiative Community Service Club. One particular favorite for both Rockford High School students and […]

Rockford students among Nutcracker dancers

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Have you ever wondered how a mouse can become an angel? “No problem!” says 7-year-old Hanna Prost of Rockford. Who would think that this cute little Valley View Elementary School second grader can make that transformation effortlessly in but a few minutes, from a frightening little mouse who scares the living daylights out of Clara […]

Words on Weather and Climate — December 2, 2010

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Where are all the hurricanes? by CRAIG JAMES The 2010 hurricane season officially ended on November 30. How did the forecasts made by NOAA and other hurricane forecasters before the start of the season turn out? Most of these forecasts called for anywhere from 12 to 20 named storms and better than a 50/50 chance […]