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.

Allen Pang: ‘The Last Pearl Harbor Veteran’

It took a world war and a special wife to transplant this native Hawaiian to Rockford. After surviving 68 bombing missions, Dr. Allen Pang used all he learned to overcome obstacles and savor a beautiful, meaningful life.






The High Price of Freedom: How Bob Persinger Helped to Defeat Nazi Germany

Bob Persinger never forgets the look of gratitude on the faces of the people he freed from Nazi prison camps. In fact, he still corresponds with some of them. Robert Randall Ryder introduces a man who learned that fear was “part of the game.”






Smart Living Weekly – September 17, 2014

  RSO Opens with Peace Concert Right in Our Region: The upcoming season for Rockford Symphony Orchestra, titled “War and Remembrances,” is centered on converging anniversaries related to U.S. military…
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Aaron Wright: Discipline Rules the Day for this Morning Anchor

Raised by a military mom, this WREX morning show anchor has lived in many places, but he’s finding himself quite at home here in Rockford.






Vets Helping Pets Helping Vets

Improving quality of life for U.S. veterans is the goal of Circle of Change, a program that teaches vets how to handle traumatized dogs. Jon McGinty visits some dog training sessions and learns how man and his best friend help each other to heal.






Poplar Grove Entrepreneur Shares Story at RVC

FROM ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE: POPLAR GROVE — Noah Currier, founder of Oscar Mike, will share his entrepreneurial story at Rock Valley College on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in…
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Clear Vision, for a Life Lived Well

At 93 years young, optician Earl Fulling still reports to work each day at Northern Illinois Optical, the business he established in downtown Rockford in 1949. Today, with son Mike, he’s serving second-, third- and fourth-generation customers.






RVC Named Military-Friendly School

FROM ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE: ROCKFORD — Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Rock Valley College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools…
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RAM Joins Soldier Salute Program

FROM ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM: ROCKFORD — Rockford Art Museum announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department…
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