Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

 
 

Morgan McNulty signs Letter of Intent with Lewis University

Morgan McNulty signs Letter of Intent with Lewis University

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Belvidere North High School hosted another Letter of Intent signing ceremony on Friday, April 12. Morgan McNulty signed to play golf for the Lewis University Flyers in Romeoville. Morgan was a three-sport athlete in high school. She played golf for four years, softball for three years […]

 
 

Belvidere increasing fees for parking violations, gaming machines

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The most recent survey of water and sewer rates in northern Illinois, conducted by the city of Genoa, shows Belvidere’s are the lowest. So possibly might be its fee for those who violate parking regulations downtown and elsewhere. But no longer, now that city council has […]

 
 

Taylor Ferguson signs Letter of Intent with UW-Milwaukee

Taylor Ferguson signs Letter of Intent with UW-Milwaukee

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Belvidere North High School hosted a ceremony for Taylor Ferguson as she signed a Letter of Intent to pole vault at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 17. Taylor’s accomplishments in high school include being a three-sport athlete. She played volleyball for all four years, […]

 
 

Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

LULAC Belvidere Council #5303, a four-year-old non-profit organization in Boone County, is celebrating another year of Día de los Niños, April 29. Children all ages are invited to participate in a fun day with LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Belvidere at the Apollo Theater, 104 N State Street. […]

 
 

A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to Belvidere

A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to Belvidere

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Belvidere High School on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m., for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game against a team of District 100 administrators, teachers, community leaders, and community members. Proceeds will benefit the Belvidere High School […]

 
 

Mayor’s veto sends alley issue back to Belvidere City Council

By Bob Balgemann Reporter In all, the April 2 meeting of the Belvidere City Council lasted 18 minutes. A few of those minutes were taken by Mayor Mike Chamberlain as he vetoed an ordinance, approved by council at its March 19 meeting, to improve the entire length of an alley […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The final night of the ten-week Citizens’ Police Academy is a bittersweet celebration. The class has spent every Wednesday night for the last two and a half months meeting together; learning about the different units of the Police Dept. and what they do; and getting to […]

 
 

Solar farm developments draw plenty of interest in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Interest around Boone County in solar farms has increased on a number of fronts. First, the County Board has approved a lease-option agreement with TerraNavigator for a 20-acre solar development at Landfill No. 2, off Illinois 76, north of Belvidere. See a related story in today’s […]

 
 

Mary Jane Ollmann Obituary

Mary Jane Ollmann, 85, of Kirkland died Saturday, April 7, at the Northwoods Care Centre in Belvidere. She was born December 28, 1932 in Kingston Twp. to Walter and Pearl (Hyser) Ollmann. Mary was raised by her father’s sister Iva and Emmett Anderson. Mary was a graduate of the Kirkland […]