ROCK VALLEY FEATURED NEWS
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    South Beloit Garden Hotel hosts Grand Opening
    Jan. 22, 2015
     SOUTH BELOIT-The hotel and conference center on the corner of Dearborn and Rt. 251, in South Beloit has had many owners through the years. For the last couple of years, it has been unoccupied and neglected.That's all changed.  Last June, the property was purchased by Ariva Hospitality. ***see the Herald for full Story****

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    Do you wanna build a snowman at Sinnissippi Park?
    Jan. 22, 2015
    ROCKFORD –“Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman,” Anna sings in the Disney movie Frozen.
    And at Sinnissippi Park, 27 teams assembled Jan. 14 – 17 to make snow sculptures in the 29th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. The field..
    **see the Belvidere Daily Republican for fill story**

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    Byron Masons recognize 50-year member
    Jan. 22, 2015
    BYRON - Ronald R. Beem was presented with his 50-year member pin and certificate at the January meeting of Byron Lodge #274 A.F. & A.M. by Master Gerald Zeibert.
    Beem was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on Dec. 22, 1964 in DeKalb Lodge #144, passed to the...
    ***see The Tempo for full Story***

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    Pecatonica High brings home Committee’s Choice Award
    Jan. 22, 2015
    ROCKFORD – The Pecatonica High School Snow Sculpting team brought home the Committee’s Choice Award this past Saturday, Jan.17, at the Illinois Snow Sculpting Contest held at Sinnissppi Park in Rockford. Their entry was title “Off the Rails” and looked like an old fashion steam locomotive..***see the Gazette for full story***

OTHER EVENTS
Jan. 22, 2015
1st place
 
Byron High won first place Win the high school division of the Illinois State Snow Sculpting competition at Sinnissippi Park in Rockford on Saturday, Jan. 17. The team also garnered the Artist’s Choice Award with their sculpture dubbed “A Hot Encounter”..