Belvidere Republican

Hononegah Board of Education listens to different views on Indian Mascot

By Marianne Mueller Reporter Two petitions have been launched; one to remove the Indian Mascot; the other to keep it. The first was released by Students for a Democratic Society at Hononegah High School under the heading of “People, Not Mascots.” Listed on the petition are the words, “Bring an […]

 
 

Rockford Police Department coaches teens

Rockford Police Department coaches teens

For the last 15 years, we’ve partnered with AAU to sponsor a teen basketball program, coached by Detective Joe Danforth. The program has impacted the lives of at least 100 kids throughout the years. Julius Coates, a Guilford High School grad, participated in the program in middle school and high […]

 
 

Indians hold ground in weekend MLK Tourney

By Chris Johnson REPORTER Consistent play through opening day of the Martin Luther King Jr. Shootout pushed the host Pecatonica Indians to the tournament’s final game with a 1-1 mark. The activities wrapped up on Monday at Pecatonica High School. Details of the 2020 Championship are unfortunately unavailable at this […]

 
 

Harlem wrestlers stun Hononegah as regular season winds down

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The face of this year’s Harlem wrestling team is changing through the arrival of newcomers and return of regulars who had been sidelined by injury. The Huskies recently fielded a full team in all 14 weight classes while scoring an unusually easy 50-15 win over rival […]

 
 

Pec prepares to host MLK Jr. Invitational

Pec prepares to host MLK Jr. Invitational

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The holiday break proved to be very beneficial for the Pecatonica Indians boys’ basketball team. Following a solid showing in the Forreston Holiday Tournament, they closed 2019 with the Title at Eastland. Efforts undertaken by the team and the consistent play has helped the Indians start […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty in theft case

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty in theft case

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation   Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Rock Valley Publishing, Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing made a $250,000 […]

 
 

Baker qualifies for Olympic Trials in Greco-Roman Wrestling

Baker qualifies for Olympic Trials in Greco-Roman Wrestling

On Dec. 22, Byron’s Nolan Baker qualified for the Olympic Trials at 67 KG in Greco-Roman wrestling by placing 4th at USA Wrestling’s Senior Nationals. Baker was seeded 5th in the tournament, which featured over 20 of the top wrestlers in the nation at his weight. En route to his […]

 
 

RACVB releases Stroll on State by the numbers

RACVB releases Stroll on State by the numbers

5,406 volunteer hours, 62 parade floats highlight 7th Annual Stroll Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, welcomed residents and visitors to downtown Rockford for the seventh year on Saturday, Nov. 30 to ring in the holiday season. The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) produces the […]

 
 

Harlem bowlers dominate NIC-10; girls basketball wins 3 in a row

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter The end of the 2019 portion of the 2019-20 conference season was a busy one for Harlem in boys and girls bowling, boys and girls basketball and wrestling. All four Harlem bowling teams – boys varsity and junior varsity, girls varsity and JV – are […]

 
 

Winnebago’s Inglima, UW-Whitewater football reach national title game

Winnebago’s Inglima, UW-Whitewater football reach national title game

Tanner Inglima, a native of Winnebago, Ill., and graduate of Winnebago High School, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team, which will competed for a national championship Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. against North Central (Ill.) in Stagg Bowl XLVII at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, […]

 
 
 
 
 
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