Belvidere Daily Republican

Distractions and conflicts do not stop Pettit Chapel mural dedication

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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.

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.

 
 

BFD raises Ground Zero flag to commemorate 9-11

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	BFD firefighters salute as the Ground Zero flag is raised.

“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.

 
 

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

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

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.

 
 

CPA Session 4: DUI

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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.

“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.

 
 

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.

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.

 
 

Belvidere Cemetery Historic Tour hosts the living and the dead

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

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.

 
 

Free outdoor fitness court opens at Prairie Fields Sports Park

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

“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.

 
 

Citizen’s Police Academy: Session 3

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	Det. Steven Jones invited the fall Citizens’ Police Academy group to check out his police car.

“We can stop a car for things like speeding, not wearing a seat belt, illegal lane change, expired license plates, not using a turn signal, violating a stop sign/light and many more reasons. We have an entire manual just on traffic enforcement.

 
 

Up in the Air event takes flight in many ways

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	This space alien seems to be beaming up a cow during the Up in the Air event.

“This is the first year as Up in the Air,” said Betheny Kopera, special events coordinator for the Belvidere Park District. “Previously, this event was the Family Kite Fly. We have partnered with several organizations,

 
 

Judge Honzel Capron Meet & Greet a success

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	Miss Winnebago County, Alexi Bladel, joined Judge Honzel at the Capron Meet & Greet event.

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Judge Donna Honzel is running for the 17th Circuit Court Judge position. This Circuit Court position covers Boone and Winnebago Counties. On Thursday, Aug. 30, Gayle and Jason Kruckenberg hosted a Meet and Greet for her at the Capron Lions Club Community Building from 6 to […]