Belvidere Republican

The melting pot of America is seasoned with many flavors

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	Anita Nedved, Leah Bush, and Rosie Hernandez presented attendees with personal views and stories of some of the various communities that are a part of this country.

a lady who was coming home sick from work hit our minivan head on. My aunt, who was driving, did not make it. My brother was fine. I suffered whiplash from that crash. The car behind us slammed into us and I suffered a spinal cord injury.
“The hospital had never seen a four-year-old with that much damage. I remained in the hospital for four months. But 4 year-olds can adapt.

 
 

Mini golf course winds its way through the library

Wyatt Cassidy, age 5, of Caledonia, enjoys playing Mini Golf for the very first time in the Cherry Valley Public Library with his grandparents.

The Cherry Valley Public Library, 755 E. State St. Cherry Valley, held its largest fundraiser of the year on Saturday and Sunday

 
 

Land of Smiles dental health program visits North Boone Schools

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	The Tooth Wizard catches PlaqueMan in the act.

To help kids learn about the importance of good oral health and how to fight tooth decay, two costumed characters – Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan – put on a fun, interactive performance with kindergarten through fourth grade students

 
 

Spaghetti dinner raises funds for Explorer youth

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	The North Boone Explorers, and a few instructors and supporters, take a short break from preparing spaghetti for the community.

“We train them the same way as we train our firefighters so they can have realistic experience. The Explorers have their own rank structure just as the fire department does.

 
 

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Opens it’s 78th Young Artist Show

Rockford Art Museum features 137 works of art by students at 15 area schools in 78th Young Artist Show: High School Division, opens March 3 Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 78th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1 to 3 p.m., […]

 
 

SVHS student Luke Robert selected to IHSA All-State Academic Team

SVHS student Luke Robert selected to IHSA All-State Academic Team

SVHS student Luke Robert selected to IHSA All-State Academic Team The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is proud to announce the 26 students who have been selected to the 2018-19 All-State Academic Team sponsored by Caterpillar. The 13 male and 13 female honorees of the IHSA’s top academic honor were […]

 
 

Winnebago Lady Indians Basketball Super Sectional

Winnebago Lady Indians Basketball Super Sectional

BEKKI NEAL PHOTO The Gazette The Winnebago bench, along with the fans, reacts to a play against Chicago Marshall at the Dekalb Super Sectional on Monday, Feb. 18.   Lady Indians give Chicago Marshall quite a scrap Despite the loss it was a season of milestones By Doug Schroder EDITOR […]

 
 

The Safety Bowl returns to the YMCA

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere RepublicanNicole O’Neill, dietician, has the kids actively help her make a banana wrap snack in the YMCA kitchen during the Safety Bowl.

“This is our third Safety Bowl,” said Dietician Nathan Hamman. “The first one we had at the hospital and families had to come to us. Last year we reached out to the YMCA, where kids already were. We hope to make the Safety Bowl bigger each year.

 
 

St. James holds a fashion show for all ages and sizes

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	Emily Nipper rocks the runway at the St. James fashion show in an outfit from K. Paige.

The First Annual St. James School Fashion Show and Luncheon began at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17. The room was packed, the show sold out.

 
 

Ice Fishing Clinic draws the adventurous into Spencer Park

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	Gianna Roby, age 10, and Helena Roby, age 7 ½, are enjoying their ice fishing experience while Tod Todd (in blue) uses the Vex Box to spot fish.

We offer this event totally free and provide hot dogs, chili, and hot cocoa. The participants don’t need to provide anything other than warm clothes.

 
 
 
 
 
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