• A vet for the ages
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	Members of the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club presented a $1,600 check to the OSF HealthCare on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St.
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	The cast of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ gather around the Christmas tree to sing.
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	The Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff drew Belvidere dignitaries to support efforts to raise money for the hungry and disadvantaged in the area.
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	Congressman Adam Kinzinger was the featured speaker for Belvidere High School’s Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.
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	Cory Thornton of CT’s Hobbies provides a safe place for the gamers of Belvidere to enjoy and improve their math and strategy skills.
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	Officer Tim Blankenship and Officer Julie Kirk meet costumed kids in the community with candy and books the kids can keep.
  • A vet for the ages

    A vet for the ages

    Bob Babcock was one of the last tank drivers in Patton’s Third Army By Doug Schroder Editor To many people in Winnebago and the surrounding area, 97-year old Bob Babcock is known as a retired insurance agent from Country Companies, where he spent about 50 years, or so, writing policies […]

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	Members of the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club presented a $1,600 check to the OSF HealthCare on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St.

    Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club to donate to OSF HealthCare

    “We are grateful for the club’s continuous support,” said Ryan Duvall, strategic philanthropy officer for the OSF Saint Anthony Foundation. “We see many incredible patient outcomes from the burn unit, and to receive community support like this is very gratifying.”

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	The cast of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ gather around the Christmas tree to sing.

    Main Street Players start the holiday season with two Christmas classics

    In a two-shows-for-the-price-of-one decision, the Main Street Players chose a double-header of family favorite shows to perform for the holiday season. ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ and ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus’ are always fun to watch.

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	The Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff drew Belvidere dignitaries to support efforts to raise money for the hungry and disadvantaged in the area.

    Red Kettle Kickoff event kicks off Christmas season in Belvidere

    The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been a holiday tradition since 1891. But did you know, the money raised during our kettle campaign is used to bring joy and relief to those in need throughout the entire year?

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	Congressman Adam Kinzinger was the featured speaker for Belvidere High School’s Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.

    Early Veterans’ Day celebration organized at BHS

    He spoke of our founding fathers and how they willingly put their lives on the line when they declared independence. They fully expected to die, Kinzinger told us, since no one, but no one, ever attempted to separate from Great Britain and succeeded.

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	Cory Thornton of CT’s Hobbies provides a safe place for the gamers of Belvidere to enjoy and improve their math and strategy skills.

    CT’s Hobbies grand reopening celebration

    I love this store so much better than the old store. This store is so much bigger, the ceilings are higher, it’s brighter…

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	Officer Tim Blankenship and Officer Julie Kirk meet costumed kids in the community with candy and books the kids can keep.

    Badges with Books popular with kids and parents

    Belvidere Police Officers Tim Blankenship and Julie Kirk in front of Fire Station #2 with a table full of books and a bucket of candies. The two officers were out assisting Badges with Books founder Police Officer Michelle Wilgus (who is currently injured) distribute books to the kids in the community.

 

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