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	Huge kites filled the sky at Prairie Fields Sports Park on Saturday, Sept. 7.
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	The Light Your Fire 5K runners paid no attention to the cool drizzly day and came out to support the Boone County District #2 firefighters.
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	Firefighters Swanson and Winnie collected for the Fill the Boot for MDA campaign at the Belvidere Oasis on Labor Day.
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	30-year firefighting veteran Craig Wilcox will be retiring on Sept. 11, ‘in honor of all those who didn’t make it out’ during the tragedy of Sept, 2011.
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	Pig Latin Pros team earns 10 points by posing near Dairi-Ripple and Kishwaukee River.
  • Indians fall to Tigers in season opener
  • Robotics Team helps bring gift of mobility to local disabled boy
  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Huge kites filled the sky at Prairie Fields Sports Park on Saturday, Sept. 7.

    Up in the Air event takes flight

    “This year we have added an inflatable zip line, axe throwing, an aerialist, a trackless train, and more community vendors, and food vendors. We have partnered with several organizations

  • ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	The Light Your Fire 5K runners paid no attention to the cool drizzly day and came out to support the Boone County District #2 firefighters.

    Light Your Fire 5K Run/Walk defies weather

    “Will Run for Donuts” is our theme this year in respect of the District #2 donut stand at the Boone County Fair – the men’s biggest fundraiser.”

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	Firefighters Swanson and Winnie collected for the Fill the Boot for MDA campaign at the Belvidere Oasis on Labor Day.

    Belvidere’s Fill the Boot campaign for MDA 2019 a success

    This is a firefighter tradition that has been going on over 60 years. We take pride in setting this day aside each year to support the MDA. They have made great strides over the past couple of years and medications are impacting children’s lives.

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	30-year firefighting veteran Craig Wilcox will be retiring on Sept. 11, ‘in honor of all those who didn’t make it out’ during the tragedy of Sept, 2011.

    Reflections of a long-time firefighter

    “I will have been here 30 years on Sept. 5. My last day is 9-11 in honor of all those who didn’t make it out. Retired dispatcher Rosie White is coming back to do my final call.”

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	Pig Latin Pros team earns 10 points by posing near Dairi-Ripple and Kishwaukee River.

    Sister Cities Road Rally 2019 was a blast

    After about four hours, the teams had solved all ten puzzles.

  • Indians fall to Tigers in season opener

    Indians fall to Tigers in season opener

    By Doug Schroder CORRESPONDENT High school football returned to Illinois when the 2019 season kicked off on Friday, Aug. 30. One area Big-Northern matchup featured Byron, the number one ranked team in 4A preseason polls, traveling to Winnebago where they took on the Indians. Byron picked up where they left […]

  • Robotics Team helps bring gift of mobility to local disabled boy

    Robotics Team helps bring gift of mobility to local disabled boy

    By Jean Seegers REPORTER Thanks in part to the Hononegah High School Robotics Team, seven-year old Jack Hughes has gained a degree of independence. Jack was born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects muscles throughout his body. Jack’s condition affects muscle tone and body control. Jack started first grade at Rockton […]

 

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