Author Archive: RVPEditor

City to have new communication system, services

By Margaret Downing Reporter LOVES PARK – At the Jan. 19 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Darryl Lindberg to enter into a 60-month contract on a new phone service usage and telephone system per a contract at a cost not to exceed $591.99 a […]

 
 

Community supports Grandstand Project Fundraiser

Community supports Grandstand Project Fundraiser

BELVIDERE-The Boone County Fair Association has raised nearly $50,000 so far in its fundraising campaign to refurbish the 50 year old grandstand at the fairgrounds, “The Boone County Fair Grandstand Rejuvenation Project” as its being called is looking to raise $125,000 to complete the project.  “The time has come to […]

 
 

Bucs sink Vikings ship with decisive victory

By Bob Kopp Special correspondent ROCKFORD – Recruiters at the next level who overlook rapidly developing Kurtis Dimond will have lots of questions to answer as the 6’6″ senior continues to develop in all aspects of the game under Head Coach Aaron Pearson and top assistant Nate Lister.  Any recruiter […]

 
 

A box of rocks welcomes museum director

A box of rocks welcomes museum director

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE – On the outskirts of Kirkland, a little girl grew up fascinated with old things and dreamed of becoming an archeologist. Fast forward several years and that girl, now a woman, is the executive director of the Boone County Historical Museum. Anna Gill assumed the […]

 
 

Bucs look ready for stretch run

By Bob Kopp Special Correspondent ROCKFORD – While a Buc proud parent blurted after Belvidere’s oldest high school in the city completed a strong 3-1 showing in the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Shootout (Jan. 17-19) that Auburn is within striking distance, I said, “Hold on, cowboy!  We’re rising to […]

 
 

Do you wanna build a snowman at Sinnissippi Park?

Do you wanna build a snowman at Sinnissippi Park?

By Tricia Goecks Editor ROCKFORD –“Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman,” Anna sings in the Disney movie Frozen. And at Sinnissippi Park, 27 teams assembled Jan. 14 – 17 to make snow sculptures in the 29th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. The […]

 
 

Free pine mulch available at 13 tree recycling sites

Free pine mulch available at 13 tree recycling sites

WINNEBAGO COUNTY — Free pine mulch is available, while supplies last, at 13 sites in Winnebago County. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful annually arranges for real Christmas trees to be chipped at sites in Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, Rockford and Pecatonica. Mulch availability is not guaranteed, and […]

 
 

Loves Park Police arrest reckless driver

Loves Park Police arrest reckless driver

LOVES PARK – On Wednesday. Jan. 14, at about 12:45 a.m., Loves Park officers observed a vehicle westbound on Riverside Blvd., approaching the curve just west of Clifford Ave. at a high rate of speed. An officer locked the vehicle’s speed in on radar at 71 MPH in the 30 […]

 
 

Rockford man charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse

Rockford man charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse

WINNEBAGO COUNTY – Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that David Seaton, 51, has been charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. The charges stem from an investigation into inappropriate contact David Seaton had with a child under the age of 13. Seaton is a former Auxiliary Police Officer for […]

 
 

Hands and hearts help hooves at Bertell Farms

Hands and hearts help hooves at Bertell Farms

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – On a brisk and sunny January day, the horses stand in pastures with contentment etched across their faces. A cozy barn awaits in case the equines feel the need to escape the elements. Nearby, three goats frolic in a separate enclosure, one of them […]