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‘The Backyard Orchard’ discusses fruit trees in Boone County

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	Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, present information on the fruit trees that many people have growing in their backyards at the University of Illinois Extension in Belvidere.

McCarty has the background of growing up in a family in Tennessee that owns an orchard. He has a deep understanding of fruit trees, pruning, diseases, and the pests the trees suffer from. He was able to provide a great deal of information

 
 

Families enjoy the 56th annual IOU Club Easter Egg Hunt

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	Nicholas Sage, age 4, collects goodies during the Easter Egg Hunt.

“This is one of our signature events,” Behling said. “We do the annual Easter Egg Hunt, our Halloween Parade, and the First Grade Christmas Party.

 
 

Bowling to Keep the B1 Food Pantry going strong

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	Kristen and Pastor David Smith of B1 Assembly of God pose by the photo backdrop at the B1 Food Pantry bowling fundraiser.

“All the proceeds go to benefit the B1 food pantry,” said Kristen Smith, event organizer. “We serve about 1200 people each month. We also hold a Senior Pantry from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Sheffield for the residents.

 
 

Self-defense class is held at the library

Self-defense class is held at the library

“You’re biggest weapon is your voice,” the instructor told us. “Yell loudly as you go into your defensive stance, “Stay Back!

 
 

Are Boone County residents prepared for tornados in 2019?

PHOTO COURTESY OF BCHM Belvidere Republican
	The Belvidere tornado of 1967 left students and residents battered and bewildered. (Original photo taken by Belvidere Daily Republican reporter)

These are names which will forever be linked to the Belvidere Tornado of 1967 in which they lost their lives. Survivors of that day still bear the mental, emotional, and physical scars of their terrifying experience with an EF4 strength force of nature.

 
 

Conference Champs

Conference Champs
 
 

The Hot Shots took 1st Place in the 7th and 8th Grade Girl’s Division

The Hot Shots took 1st Place in the 7th and 8th Grade Girl’s Division

  Pec Rotary Club announces 3-on-3 tournament results The Pecatonica Rotary Club’s 8th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, held on Saturday, March 30 at Pecatonica High School, was a success as 38 teams signed up, with 27 of those being boy’s teams and 11 being girl’s teams. Twenty t-shirt sponsors helped […]

 
 

Brad Koloch winner of 2019 RSO’s Outstanding Music Educator Award

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	Brad Koloch, Outstanding Educator with Rockford Symphony Orchestra executive director Julie Thomas.

In 2016 the Rockford Symphony Orchestra created the Outstanding Music Educator Award to recognize an outstanding music educator in our community.

 
 

Illinois State Police mourn the loss of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

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	Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed when a semi-trailer not only did not ‘move over’ it travelled onto the shoulder of the road where she was inspecting another semi.

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials continue to mourn the loss of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966.

 
 

Lady Huskies Set School Record in 4-by-400 at Indoor State Meet

Lady Huskies Set School Record in 4-by-400 at Indoor State Meet

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Journal The Lady Huskies took third in the 4-by-400-meter relay race with a new school record time of 4:07.01at Illinois Wesleyan University. The team was made up of freshman Hannah Bilodeau, junior Bailee Blecker, senior Kahleea Washington and freshman Aaliyah Haun.   Lady Huskies set school record […]

 
 
 
 
 
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