A Message for You — November 11, 2010

Step off the deep end with God   by PASTOR RON AULBACH BridgeWay Community Church “Go ahead and step off the platform when you’re ready,” the scruffy 26-year-old tour guide informed me. “But are you sure it’s hooked on right?” I responded with a touch of fear in my voice. “Yup, just step off when […]

Words on Weather & Climate

A Political Agenda  by CRAIG JAMES  The most vocal proponents of the theory of human-induced global warming lay claim to understanding the “scientific truth” about the supposed catastrophe that awaits if we don’t do something now to alter the way we live. The skeptics of such a catastrophe, who claim that real science shows no […]

Rockford’s Annual Holiday Open Houses–Downtown Rockford, November 17 & 18, 5–9 p.m.

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There will be giveaways and more at Aunt Candy’s Toy Company, double your savings at Double Take, customized gift boxes at Old World Olive Press, free gifts and door prizes at Sage & Roses and 20 percent off one item and refreshments at Jade. The Candle Shop of Rockford is offering 20 percent off one […]

Education Blackboard — November 11, 2010

Mustaches for Mitchell? by MIKE WESTGATE Assistant Principal Rockford Freshman Center Yes, Mustaches for Mitchell. This year in Rockford Public Schools (RPS), a yet-to-be-determined number of brave souls will sacrifice their faces and dignities as “growers” for Mustaches for Mitchell. Our goal is to use our “push brooms” to raise as much money as possible […]

Second-half offensive spark pushes Rockford past West Ottawa

Brady Gent plows through the West Ottawa defense for 152 yards and three touchdowns.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Rams district champs With his team trailing 13-7 at halftime, Coach Ralph Munger had one question for his players: “Is this how you want your season to end?” The Rams, who had sputtered throughout the first half, opened the second half with a resounding “No” when Zach Schmuck returned the kickoff to the Rockford 40-yard […]