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	Jay Robert Allen brings together the hometown and the artist’s perspectives and expresses his pride in Belvidere at the Pettit Chapel mural dedication ceremony.
  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	BFD firefighters salute as the Ground Zero flag is raised.
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	Visiting firefighters camp to encourage and splash the kids at MDA Camp this summer.
  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Detective Kozlowski has been given an award for his work from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He keeps it in a place of honor at his home.
  • The Belvidere-Boone County Food Pantry in Capron opened their doors on Thursday, Sept. 13 so interested people could view their newly expanded and organized facilities and to highlight Hunger Action Month.
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	Ida Fuller G. Hovey as personified by Pamela Zuromski during the Belvidere Cemetery Tour.
  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Members of OSF HealthCare, Belvidere Park District, and the City of Belvidere cooperate in the ribbon cutting officially opening the new Fitness Court.
  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Jay Robert Allen brings together the hometown and the artist’s perspectives and expresses his pride in Belvidere at the Pettit Chapel mural dedication ceremony.

    Distractions and conflicts do not stop Pettit Chapel mural dedication

    Originally, the Pettit Chapel Mural dedication was to be a posh event on Friday, Sept. 7, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and shuttles to the Pettit Chapel for tours. It was to be held at the Boone County Museum of History and tickets cost $30 each.

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	BFD firefighters salute as the Ground Zero flag is raised.

    BFD raises Ground Zero flag to commemorate 9-11

    “This flag flew at Ground Zero during the recovery effort,” Chief Al Hyser said. “We keep the flag here at Station 1 in a special case. We bring it out every 9-11 to commemorate that day.

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	Visiting firefighters camp to encourage and splash the kids at MDA Camp this summer.

    Belvidere’s Fill the Boot campaign for MDA considered a success

    The Belvidere Fire Dept. would like to thank the community for supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with our collection on Labor Day. We were able to raise a considerable amount of money even though the weather didn’t cooperate.

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	Detective Kozlowski has been given an award for his work from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He keeps it in a place of honor at his home.

    CPA Session 4: DUI

    “Every day 28 people in the United States die in alcohol related vehicle crashes. Drunk driving crashes claim more than 13,000 lives each year. DUI caused deaths and damages, including property damage, hospital expenses, and funerals, contribute to a cost of over $44 billion per year.

  • The Belvidere-Boone County Food Pantry in Capron opened their doors on Thursday, Sept. 13 so interested people could view their newly expanded and organized facilities and to highlight Hunger Action Month.

    Food Pantry holds open house in Capron

    The Belvidere-Boone County Food Pantry in Capron opened their doors on Thursday, Sept. 13 so interested people could view their newly expanded and organized facilities and to highlight Hunger Action Month.

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	Ida Fuller G. Hovey as personified by Pamela Zuromski during the Belvidere Cemetery Tour.

    Belvidere Cemetery Historic Tour hosts the living and the dead

    The Belvidere Cemetery Tour highlighted 47 points of interest with notes of explanation and places to note as you moved from one point to another. The highlighted points of interest were marked with helium balloons to be easily found and a number of them had people dressed in period outfits, personifying one of the persons buried there.

  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Members of OSF HealthCare, Belvidere Park District, and the City of Belvidere cooperate in the ribbon cutting officially opening the new Fitness Court.

    Free outdoor fitness court opens at Prairie Fields Sports Park

    “This is evidence of the positive things that can be achieved for the citizens of the community by government and the private sector working together,” said Mayor Mike Chamberlain.

 

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