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K-B Farms Inc., donates land to the Funderburg Conservation Area

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	Craig Johnson, Farm Manager, K-B Farms Inc., accepts plaque recognizing the donation of land to the Boone County Conservation District.  Pictured from left to right: Dan Kane, BCCD Executive Director; Craig Johnson, K-B Farm Manager; and Matt Bullard, BCCD Board President.

In January of 2013 the Boone County Conservation District acquired 82-acres of important conservation land along the Piscasaw. The 82-acre site became the Funderburg Conservation Area,


Representative Kinzinger speaks to Immanuel Lutheran students

ANNE EICKSTADT Belvidere Republican
	Immanuel Lutheran grades 1 through 8 gather around Rep. Adam Kinzinger following his discussion with them.

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Accident victim thanks her first responders a year later

Accident victim thanks her first responders a year later

“We do what we can, but reunions,,, come not so often. We like to know that we were able to make a difference,”


Boone County Poverty Summit shocks community leaders

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	The Poverty Summit brought poverty level issues into sharp focus for participants on Tuesday, April 16 at the Community Building Complex. Here, they stand in line as they seek jobs.

One teen was stuck in Juvenile Detention until his mother could come get him – it took a week until the mother noticed he was missing and she had to wait until Monday to get him released because she needed to get transportation.


Easter celebrations each have unique looks

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	Benny Benderson of Dabadooya pleases children with balloon critters and things at the B1 Assembly of God Easter Egg Hunt.

The B1 Assembly of God on 7th St. offered over 20,000 plastic eggs filled with goodies and prizes, as well candies, spread across the playing fields across the street from the church.


Roscoe Gymnast Wins Illinois State Championship

Roscoe Gymnast Wins Illinois State Championship

Roscoe gymnast wins Illinois State Championship Roscoe 4th grader, Amaya Bronson, recently competed at the USA Gymnastics Illinois State Championships held in Bourbonnais, Ill.  The Championships are the culmination of what has been a fantastic Compulsory Level 4 season for her. Amaya’s performance wowed both the audience and the judges, […]


Rivermen get chance to re-direct course with AFC

Rivermen get chance to re-direct course with AFC By Chris Johnson REPORTER The spring-sports season has truly just begun for the Pecatonica-Durand Rivermen, even though many baseball games have been held over the past few weeks and practice for the season opened even before February closed. A lot of consistent […]


Richter – Wiegartz Wedding Announcement

Richter – Wiegartz Wedding Announcement

The couple will be married at Riviera Maya, Mexico on May 24. A reception will be held at a later date in Rockford to celebrate with family and friends.


New BFD firefighter receives specialized training

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	Adrian Trujillo gears up as Lt. Letourneau is ready to assist by handing him his helmet.

“At the academy I just attended [NIPTSA], we did a lot of the physical work – rescues, working with tools – overall, everything the fire service does. Every week we learned something new.


‘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

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