Glaucoma: the leading cause of preventable blindness in U.S.

Dr. Carl Stites

by DR. CARL STITES Stites Eye Care Our visual system is a complex network of nerves, blood vessels, muscles and refractive surfaces that allow us to view the world clearly. Although we have made great advancements over the years in the study of human medicine, we still cannot repair nerve fibers. If your spinal cord […]

Letters to the Editor – July 9, 2009

Reader addresses budget issues Dear Editor, First of all, I would like to say that I think Michael Young has done a great job as Rockford’s City Manager. While other towns in similar size have been struggling or dying out, Rockford appears to be doing well. Like others, I was very concerned for our financial […]

Learning through travel

by MICHAEL HIBBELN, PrincipalRoguewood Elementary School With the school year behind us, summer break serves as a time to relax and regroup for many of our families and students. With all that our Rockford community has to offer, students have many opportunities to spend their summer days close to home. Perhaps it is a canoe […]

John Ball’s Traveling Zoo visits Rockford

A Pueblen milk snake is part of John Ball's Traveling Zoo, which recently visited Krause Memorial Library in Rockford.

Z’s Kids Club Traveling Animal Show brought the zoo to Rockford’s Krause Memorial Library on Monday afternoon, June 29, 2009. John Ball education staffers, Colleen and Robyn, came with hands-on learning experiences that included, among other things, a display of animal furs, a rattlesnake skin, and an empty ostrich egg. Also visiting as part of […]

Tip to remove ticks

by SAM HYER Because as a groomer I am seeing more and more ticks on companion dogs, I thought I would provide this neat removal technique. Please cut this out and post it on the inside of the door of your medicine cabinet. You never know when you will need it for anyone with children […]