Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

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	Children celebrate their heritage during National Children’s Day

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.

 
 

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

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	The Harlem Wizards basketball team will visit Bel-videre High School to raise money to fund projects at the school

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 Renaissance Program.

 
 

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

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	The graduates of the Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy spring session are joined by Mayor Mike Chamberlain, City Attorney Drella, Police Chief Woody, Deputy Chief Wallace, Officer Blankenship and a few of the course’s instructors.

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 know the officers and detectives…

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Structure fire in Belvidere brings a rapid response

Structure fire in Belvidere brings a rapid response

By Anne Eickstadt Editor A fire call came into the Belvidere Fire Station at 12:53 p.m. on Monday, April 9. “The call reported a working structure fire with heavy involvement at the rear of the structure and the adjacent house was also on fire,” said Chief Al Hyser. “The first […]

 
 

The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Fire Department has just put into service a new 2018 Alexis Fire Engine powered by Cummins ISL9, 400-HP Diesel Engine. It holds 650 gallons for immediate use upon reaching a fire. By the time the stored water has been utilized, the engineer will have […]

 
 

Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “When possible,” said Chief Al Hyser, “We prefer to recruit locally. The test is, of course, open to anyone who would like to apply. They do need to be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 21 to 35. “I know we have so much […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

By Anne Eickstadt Editor BPD detectives explained the process involved in a CSI situation last session. For this evening, detectives came back to class on and set us the task of processing a crime scene. The class was divided into two groups and each group was taken to a different […]