December 3 2009

‘Taste of Ric’s’ this Thursday

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Event one of many community efforts DONATING TO THOSE IN NEED—Dave Brickner, Ric’s Food Center store manager (right) with volunteers from Lean On Me outreach center and a day’s worth of donations. The store gives daily to Lean on Me and has done since day one. This is just one example of Ric’s community involvement. “If you leave here hungry, that’s your [...]

‘Waterdance’ coming to dam

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    Sculptor Steve Anderson stands before a nearly completed stainless steel rainbow trout, soon to be leaping from the Rogue River.Photos and Illustration by CLIFF HILL     by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is blessed with a multitude of accomplished artisans, many of whom participated in this year’s ArtPrize competition. Local artist Steve [...]

Rockford youths arrested in drug sting

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The Rockford Police Department arrested 15 local teenagers today completing a four month investigation into drug use and vandalism in local parks. Chief Dave Jones reported that an undercover officer has been working in the area parks, particularly the areas surrounding Richardson Sowerby Park, located beneath the 10 Mile bridge. The undercover officer was able to buy [...]

Judge rules no on Family Fare complex

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‘I doubt they are going to appeal’ Circuit Judge Dennis Leiber ruled against Boulder Crossings, LLC, in the company’s lawsuit against Plainfield Township. Boulder Creek’s attorney had maintained that the township was violating the company’s right to develop their property and that the zoning was “taking without compensation.” They sought an injunction [...]

Students pile in pennies for Pakistani school

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NEARING A GOAL—Kylie is in Mrs. Zuidema’s kindergarten class. She told her whole family about the kids in Pakistan and collecting pennies. Her family brought penny rolls when they came to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of the younger ones couldn’t even say the word Pakistan, but that didn’t stop them from gathering up pennies in a fundraiser to help [...]
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