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Children enjoy playing with the grain mover exhibit in the Ag-Zibit area of the Discovery Center Museum. Kids learn about agriculture while having fun.
Discovery Center: Where Learning is Fun

Learning should be fun. That’s what the founders of Discovery Center Museum believed 35 years ago, and it’s what they still believe today. Read how this top-ranking Rockford gem got its start and what its future may hold.

Volunteers prepare to serve a Thanksgiving meal at Court Street United Methodist Church.
The Christmas Spirit in Action

At Christmastime, it’s not difficult to find folks who are “up to something good” around here. Meet some volunteers who believe the holiday season is an especially important time for us to serve one another.






The battleship Arizona burns furiously after being hit by a Japanese bomb that detonated in its forward ammunition magazine. More than 1,000 sailors were killed on the Arizona. The battleship Tennessee is directly in front of it with the partially sunk West Virginia next to the Tennessee.
Remembering Pearl Harbor

Nearly 75 years ago, our country’s destiny was forever changed when Japan attacked the U.S. Navy fleet based at Pearl Harbor. Robert Randall Ryder recalls memories shared by some of the eyewitnesses who lived to tell about it.






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10 Events to Spark Your Holiday Spirit

Our region is full of holiday-themed entertainment. Preview 10 festive events that can add to your joy and expand your portfolio of splendid holiday memories.






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Northwest Neighbors: Dr. Dan Woestman

The future looks bright for the Belvidere School District, thanks in part to its new 35-year-old superintendent. Meet a young and inspiring personality who’s driving change in local education.