Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Farmwoman extraordinaire stays ahead of the market

Farmwoman extraordinaire stays ahead of the market

By Emily Hanlin Ag Communications, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Andrea Hazzard’s family arrived here, in Northern Illinois, in 1847. The family farm has changed a lot since then. Hazzard remembers the farm as much more diverse when she was a kid. From dairy and beef cattle to hay and row crops, […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 6

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 6

By Anne Eickstadt Editor It took at least three trips for Officer Blankenship and Sergeant Washburn working together to bring in even a sample of the equipment that the SWAT Team uses for the class to see. Then Sgt. Washburn told us about the legal definitions and use of deadly […]

 
 

Boone County’s Got Talent show proves a success

Boone County’s Got Talent show proves a success

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “The show was wonderful,” said Claire Gierat of the Belvidere Rotary Club. “It was absolutely wonderful. It’s probably the best show we have ever had. We did really, really well.” Over 300 people came out to support the talent show at the Community Center Complex at […]

 
 

Belvidere Barracudas Win State Championship

Belvidere Barracudas Win State Championship

By Matthew Kopold Head Coach The Belvidere Barracudas recently competed in the Illinois YMCA State Championship Swim Meet and came home as State Champions. The three-day meet was held in St. John Ind., with over 40 Illinois YMCA teams. Last year the Barracudas took home 3rd place, the first time […]

 
 

Belvidere Mayor details productive three-day trip to Washington, D.C.

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Forty-five mayors from Illinois municipalities have joined representatives of the Illinois Municipal League (IML) in a fact-finding trip to Washington, D.C., as part of the Mayors of Illinois White House Conference. Belvidere Mayor Mike Chamberlain was part of a core group of 20 IML board members […]

 
 

Congressman Kinzinger speaks at North Boone High School

Congressman Kinzinger speaks at North Boone High School

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Congressman Kinzinger arrived at North Boone High School to a group of students ready to hear what he had to say and interact with questions of their own. The Congressman began by telling of his early years and how he eventually became a congressman. Kinzinger was […]

 
 

Chamber of Commerce Dinner proves entertaining and informative

Chamber of Commerce Dinner proves entertaining and informative

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Felicia Hopkins, the intended feature speaker for the event was stricken with the serious flu bug on her recent trip to Israel, which escalated upon her return and under doctor’s order was not allowed to travel. She was very disappointed having to cancel and the Chamber […]

 
 

Make a plan for storm safety before you need it

Make a plan for storm safety before you need it

With tornado season approaching, the Belvidere Fire Department wants to remind the community about these storm safety tips from the American Red Cross Know the difference: A tornado watch means a tornado is possible. A tornado warning means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your […]

 
 

Fish dinner Fridays throughout Lent support education

Fish dinner Fridays throughout Lent support education

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “We’ve been doing this a long time and I have only been here four years,” said Dr. Kathleen Miller, Principal of St. James Catholic School. “It’s an annual event with which we raise funds for the school and use it based on the needs of the […]

 
 

EPA registered mosquito control service comes to Belvidere

EPA registered mosquito control service comes to Belvidere

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “Jake and I went to Michigan for a wedding,” said Elyce Schlichting of Mosquito Joe of Rockford-Crystal Lake. “While there, we visited with friends on their back porch in a forest preserve. We had spent three or four hours out there when we realized there were […]