Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “Our service unit originally talked about wanting to do a Powder Puff Derby back in May, 2017,” said Jeanine Hadley, volunteer Girl Scout leader. “We officially started planning it in Fall, 2017, and had the event on Jan. 20 this year. The committee for the Derby included […]

 
 

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “We’ve been here under the Meyer name for 32 years,” said Gwen Meyer. “Kent’s parents, Ryan and Cindy Meyer owned it first. We took it over 22 years ago. We do lodging, grooming, training, and doggie day care. We are professional dog handlers. We show dogs […]

 
 

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “This was one of the best, if not the best, casts that I have ever had the chance to work with,” said Dr. Phillip Vermillion, co-director of Shrek the Musical. “ All of the students–cast, crew, orchestra–everybody stepped up to take ownership of the show. “It’s […]

 
 

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate vows war on Mike Madigan

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate vows war on Mike Madigan

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Matthew C. Scaro, an Illinois Libertarian, has announced his intention to run for the office of Governor of Illinois in the 2018 general election. “I don’t think the people have a Conservative choice this year. I think I am the only Conservative choice. “We have to […]

 
 

2017 a year of accomplishment, heroism, change for city police

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter A lot happened around the Belvidere Police Department in the just concluded 2017 calendar year. There were retirements, promotions, and new hires that brought the department back to its authorized personnel strength, and some accomplishments, to name a few. Details of all that activity was […]

 
 

Lady Vikings set sail for spring

  By Chris Johnson reporter The North Boone Lady Vikings winter sports season has come to a close. Following a loss to the defending Regional Champion Winnebago Lady Indians on Wednesday Feb. 7, 49-25, uniforms were turned in and all of the athlete’s attention turned to the open fields and […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy has begun training volunteers

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy has begun training volunteers

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Police Dept. has held training sessions for citizens who are willing to donate their time to volunteering with the police and helping out during events. The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs) are easy to spot during Heritage Days, the Boone County Fair, parades, and […]

 
 

Rates set for students in District 100

By Chris Johnson reporter The USDA requires certain foods be provided to the students within the State-controlled education system. Those items have to be in balance, with calories and other criteria considered. A lot of restrictions are involved in the actual design of the final tray. Some say, at times, […]

 
 

Parsons signs Letter of Intent

Parsons signs Letter of Intent

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Family, friends, classmates, and teammates gathered together in the Forum Room at Belvidere North High School on Wednesday, Jan. 31. They were there to support Kaylee Parsons in her decision to sign a Letter of Intent to play soccer at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Parsons graduated BNHS […]

 
 

Belvidere’s Lady Bucs decide who wins NIC-10 bowling title

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The Lady Bucs were at the top of the NIC-10, or close to it, throughout the 2017-18 bowling season. But they saved the best for last and upset previously undefeated Freeport in the final match of the regular season, to create a tie for the championship […]