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    75th History Book, T-shirts to be sold at Harlem-Roscoe FD Spring Dinner
    March 19, 2015
    MACHESNEY PARK/ROSCOE - Harlem-Roscoe Fire has put together a 104 page, hard-cover history book to celebrate their 75 years of service.
    The 75th History Book is available to purchase for $54. The book may be purchased at Fire Station One @ 10544.........***see the Herald for full Story****

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    Flaming Monkeys look for success at Milwaukee Regional
    March 19, 2015
    BELVIDERE - It's regional competition time again, with Boone County's Flaming Monkeys robotics team slated to be in Milwaukee on Saturday for the first of two consecutive regional tournaments.
    The goal is to finish high enough there, or in Chicago in April, to reach the World Championships in.....
    ***see the Belvidere Daily Republican for full story***

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    North Park Fire Dept. wants to add ambulance service
    March 19, 2015
    MACHESNEY PARK - The North Park Fire Protection District wants to begin providing ambulance to the estimated 15,000 prople it serves.Voters will be asked April 7 to approve a property tax increase of up to .40 to allow the department to purchase two ambulances and contract for ..
    ***see The Journal for full Story***

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    A little bit of Rockford and 'Bago all rolled into one
    March 19, 2015
    WINNEBAGO - Winnebago resident Melinda Grap has been working very hard for the past year and a half in getting her new business Rock-A Bago Hall up and running. The building on West State Street in Rockford was the old DaMar Lounge, which closed many years ago.”.***see the Gazette for full story***

March 19, 2015
Kiwanis sponsors Seventeenth Annual Pancake Day
BYRON - Come enjoy breakfast with friends and family and help the community at the same time. The Kiwanis Club of Byron will hold its Seventeenth Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, March 21 from 7-11 a.m. at the Byron Forest Preserve Jarrett Center. The Pancake Day is held in conjunction with the Forest Preserve’s Maple Syrup Festival. There will also be maple syrup-making demonstrations and hayrides. Tickets are available at the Forest Preserve, from any Kiwanis member, or at the door.
Proceeds are used to support community programs such as Adopt-A-Highway, American Cancer Society, Byron Education Foundation, ByronFest Kiddie Korral, Byron Key Club, Byron Builders Club, Young Children Priority One, College Scholarships, Key Club Homeless Sleepout, Layperson of the Year, Maple Syrup Festival, Miracle on 2nd Street, Festival of Trees, Ogle County Hospice, Operation Santa Claus, People Helping People, Prayer Breakfast, Rockford Rescue MIssion, Spastic Paralysis Research, Special Olympics, Village of Progress, and Youth Education Grants among others.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Byron Kiwanis invites interested persons to attend their meetings each Friday at Sunrise II Restaurant at 6:45 a.m.