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Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Tickets going fast for Toby Keith benefit for Café Liberty

Part of first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival coming Aug. 10 Time is slipping away to purchase tickets to the Freedom & Dignity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium in Schaumburg. This is the inaugural country music festival to support Café […]

 
 

Chicken broast events support park

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	Alice Siete-Nevel and Julie Pilgerim display some of the delicious pie slices that they serve at the Garden Prairie Broasted Chicken fundraiser for the park.

The twice a year chicken broast pays for the park in Garden Prairie

 
 

Sara Evans: 2019 Boone County Fair Headliner

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	Sara Evans will headline the 2019 Boone County Fair with special guest Mark Chestnutt.

I started singing with my two older brothers at age 4 and by age 7 I was doing four hour gigs in bars, fairs…

 
 

LeRoy Grange honors members of the community

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Colleen Leach, Wayne Zelasko, and Deputy Chief Bob Koehn hold their awards proudly.

In past years, only two people have been so honored each year – one a member of the Grange (a Granger) and one a non-member of the Grange. This year, each Grange is honoring five people: a Granger, a non-Granger, a police officer, a firefighter, and a teacher.

 
 

Belvidere Youth Baseball honors John Ross and John Fish for all of their efforts

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	In the photo, Chad Schwebke, BYB President, unveils the new signage while (L to R) John Ross, Louise Ross, Sue Fish, and John Fish receive recognition.

The Board of Directors also dedicated the complex to John Fish, and his long-time coaching partner, friend, and mentor, John Ross, who manages building and grounds for the organization, and has been involved for over 40 years.

 
 

Kids Fishing Tournament held at Candlewick Lake

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	Dylan Prete was the 1st Place winner in the Age 14-16 group. Dylan also caught a 21-½ inch Pike.

Trophies, full tackle boxes, rods and reels were awarded to the winners from the three categories but no child left empty handed.

 
 

YMCA to get new medical equipment

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Country Financial provides the funding to purchase an AED for the YMCA. (Right to Left) front row: Jerry Kenney, Jen Jackey, Cherie Dollinger, Bruce Nelson; back row: Fire Chief Al Hyser, Captain David Burdick

“We will be able to have a mobile AED for events we do outside the walls of the Y,

 
 

180 Cupcakes – a birthday party with the fire department

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	Firefighters of BFD join Al and Darlene Henninger, making sure that 180 cupcakes do not flare out of control with 180 candles.

Al and Darlene were were very surprised when they saw that the Belvidere Fire Department showed up.

 
 

BFD Firefighter Stephen Mead looks forward to more training

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	BFD Firefighter Stephen Mead keeps training and studying hard to learn to better help the people of the community.

I am doing this to provide the best possible care to the citizens of Belvidere.

 
 
 
 
 
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