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Payton Keithley to cheer for Purdue University

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	Payton Keithley signs a Letter of Intent to cheer at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

It seems that this is becoming an annual event,” said Athletic Director Jody Flynn. “But when you win three State medals, it happens.


Belvidere school crossing guards enjoy their annual picnic

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	Mayor Mike Chamberlain thanks the crossing guards for their dedication to keeping school kids safe.

The Crossing Guard Picnic is a city/county venture now. Beginning as the Patrol Boy picnic, the big prize was a


“Freeballers” take 1st Place in Winnebago Park District’s Dodgeball League

“Freeballers” take 1st Place in Winnebago Park District’s Dodgeball League

Park District deems Dodgeball League a success Winnebago Park District’s Dodgeball League was six fun Friday nights of competition with four teams in attendance, which included Average Joes, No Hit Sherlocks, Freeballers, and Target Practice. First place went to Freeballers, with Target Practice coming in second with just two losses […]


Baseball, Softball Update

Burkardt, Akers pitch key conference victory over rival Hononegah By Bob Balgemann Reporter Colin Burkardt and James Akers combined to pitch a 4-3 win over rival Hononegah May 7, handing the Indians (18-7, 13-1) their first NIC-10 loss of the season. The decisive, three-run third inning was fueled by Jeremy […]


Lady Cardinals look for extended success

Lady Cardinals look for extended success By Chris Johnson REPORTER Late May means post-season play and the Stillman Valley Lady Cardinals know what it takes to win. They aren’t far removed from Regional Titles and even survived a Class change from 2A to 3A along the way, earning another plaque […]


Prestigious award presented to Boone County’s Allen Sisson

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	Allen and the rest of the BCHA board, (l-r, Robert Johns, Jerrica Cole, Allen Sisson, Ray Morse, Elsie Brown and Ron Wait.  Not pictured is Julaine Drake).

On April 18, 2019 Allen Sisson was awarded the Alvira B. Long Memorial Award by the North Central Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NCRC NAHRO).


Prayers offered for the well being of Boone County administrator

Ken Terrinoni

“Back in ’08, when the market crashed – and I’m not sure how he did it – he made sure no one was laid off,” David said. “That says something. So, yes, I’m a proud older brother. You are his whole life.”


Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum has very successful season opening

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	The new ‘Create your own…’ area in the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum is fun family friendly activities where, today, you can make a paper airplane and try to fly it through a hoop.

A number of the museum exhibits have been revised, updated, and become more interactive. “We wanted to address the guest experience and enhance it with better display boards, improved exhibits, and raise the game


Byron City Council To Meet Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30pm

Byron City Council summer works plan working By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Byron City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in open session and among its duties, will work to assure that the summer plan for improvement is progressing. There are always other projects that get […]


Calling all runners to support Special Olympics

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	Police Chief Woody takes the lead with the official torch in hand as the run begins.

Participants will run as a group to support and encourage each other. They will move at about a 10-minute-per-mile pace. Participants can run any portion of the event.

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