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Chicago Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

June 24 - The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins tonight.

THE SALVATION ARMY OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS - Press Release

THE SALVATION ARMY OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS; Majors Steve and Christine Merritt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2013
WHATWelcome of new officers to Rockford Temple Corps and Winnebago County
WHENSunday, June 30, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHEREThe Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps, 500 S. Rockford Ave., Rockford
WHYAs the Rockford community says farewell to Majors Randy and Kathy Hellstrom we also say hello to Majors Steve and Christine Merritt.Helen Hill, The Salvation Army advisory board president, states, “While we will truly miss the Hellstroms, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Merritts knowing that the good work of The Salvation Army will continue under their leadership.” The Merritts are being transferred from Omaha, Nebraska to the Rockford Temple Corps effective Wednesday, June 26, 2013 as the corps officers (pastors/administrators) with additional appointment of Winnebago County coordinator for Major Steve Merritt.Accompanying them will be their …

Barbara Olson Center of Hope Open House, June 26, 2013

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The Barbara Olson Center of Hope is having an open house June 26, 2013. Below is excerpt from a recent email describing the event...
The Barbara Olson Center of Hope’s 65th Anniversary year is in full swing, and you’re invited to an Open House at the Center of Hope on Wednesday, June 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’re inviting the entire community! The parents of the Center’s participants will be providing tours of the Center during regular business hours. They will explain the many unique programs and their benefits that our adults with developmental disabilities work through every day. You’ll have a chance to see our Occupational Therapy Clinic that is available to the public, our in-house businesses (Super Shredders and Hope Industries) at work, providing paid jobs and skills development for our participants.

We’d like to invite the community to celebrate with us and to acquaint people with the amazing programs and opportunities presented to our almost 200 participants on a dai…

Tornado Warning - Wed until 4:30 PM

Event: Tornado Warning

Alert: ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWEST WINNEBAGO COUNTY UNTIL 430 PM CDT... AT 402 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR WINNEBAGO...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. HAZARD...DEVELOPING TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. A TORNADIC CIRCULATION IS HEADING TOWARD WINNEBAGO. TAKE COVER NOW. ...RADAR INDICATED HAIL...1.25IN

Instructions:

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.


Target Area:

Winnebago

Love Your River Day – Celebrate the Kishwaukee River – June 8th

Love Your River Day – Celebrate the Kishwaukee River – June 8th
The public is invited to Espenscheid Forest Preserve, on the banks of the Kishwaukee River in Cherry Valley, IL, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 8th for Love Your River Day. The festival will feature a Loot for Litter river clean-up, prize drawings, giveaways, river safety demonstrations, wildlife exhibits, environmental education activities and free four-color Kishwaukee River wildlife posters. Cash prizes will be awarded to individuals collecting the most litter. Admission is free.
Love Your River Day is a kick-off celebration for a summer-long campaign sponsored by Friends of the Kishwaukee River, the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District, and the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance. The purpose of the Love Your River campaign is to raise public awareness of the ecological and recreational value of the Kishwaukee River and to educate and advocate for its protection and safe and respectful use.
The mission of Frien…