Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Honoring John H. Kaiser, namesake of Belvidere VFW Post 1461

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	Event organizer John Darley addresses the crowd during the opening ceremonies of the John H. K Kaiser memorial held June 10.  Kaiser, a U.S. Marine, was killed in action fighting the Germans during World War I, 100 years ago this month, and is the namesake of the Belvidere VFW post.

By Robert Ryder Superintendent, VAC of Boone County Residents from all across Boone County came together at the Belvidere Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1461 on Sunday, June 10 to honor the memory of World War I veteran John Hugo Kaiser. Kaiser, a World War I Marine, was killed in […]


Summer kickoff party begins with a challenge

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The Belvidere Family YMCA provided the ‘Pin the Badge on the Cop’ game and other fun activities for the Summer Lunch Kick Off Party.

By Anne Eickstad Editor The Belvidere Police Department, City of Belvidere, Belvidere Fire Department and Belvidere Family YMCA hosted a free family fun event on Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Highline Drive and Lake Shore Drive. The event, sponsored by Seth Kids […]


Well-deserved promotions awarded at the Belvidere Fire Dept.

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Chief Al Hyser, Lieutenant Chris Letourneau, Captain Shawn Schadle, and Mayor Mike Chamberlain at the Belvidere Fire Dept. promotion ceremony.

By Anne Eickstad Editor City Hall was the gathering place on Friday morning, June 8, as two firefighters took their Oath of Office as they received promotions. Shawn Schadle moved up in rank from Lieutenant to Captain and Chris Letourneau became a Lieutenant. The room was filled with family, friends, […]


The annual Belvidere Late Night Flea Market returns

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	11th annual Fleas on Steroids late night market will be held June 16.

It’s treasure-hunting at its finest, as dealers gather their ‘fleas’ and stuff including antiques, crafts, county furniture, old comics, toys, memorabilia of all sorts, and lots of collectibles.


Healthy Living Expo draws mature crowds for a fun event

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily RepublicanRep. Joe Sosnowski laughs with guests in the cafeteria at Belvidere North High School during breakfast.

The Boone County Council on Aging presented their 16th annual Healthy Living Expo at Belvidere North High School on Tuesday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme this year was 50s/60s/70s TV comedies.


North Boone LEO Club donates $4000 to transplant house

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The North Boone LEOs, the youth branch of the Capron Lions Club, prepare to present a check for $4000 to Restoring Hope Transplant House.

The LEO Club at North Boone High School has recently raised $4000 to benefit the Restoring Hope Transplant House.


Firefighter considers hometown accomplishments

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Hometown firefighter Cpt. Brian Harbison is retiring from the Belvidere Fire Dept. and moving to a new position in Fox Crossing, Wis.

“It all started in April, 1995,” Cpt. Brian Harbison said. “I went to the fire academy in Rockford for ten weeks to achieve the minimum state requirements. Then I was assigned a station and a shift. Then I went on to get my EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) license in the fall of 1995.


Hooked on Fishing Clinic for kids draws families to Spencer Park

Kids flocked to the firefighters after the water safety/rescue discussion to find out more.

The Coon Creek Casters held their annual kid’s fishing clinic in Spencer Park on Saturday, June 2. The event began at 9 a.m. with crowds of kids and their families eager to race down to the pond and start casting their lines into the water.


Have you seen this missing woman? FOUND!

Kathleen Humphreys has been missing since June 12.

On June 12, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Mrs. Humphreys was located in Kirkland. An alert employee at the Casey’s Gas Station contacted DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office after the woman came into the business asking for directions.


Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

By Emily Hanlin Ag Communications, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program presented their Teacher of the Year awards to two local elementary school teachers. The Winnebago County teacher is Erikka Colleta of Stone Creek Elementary in Roscoe. The Boone County teacher is Tina […]