Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Bowlers raise funds for the Food Pantry

Bowlers raise funds for the Food Pantry

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR “The Boone County Food Pantry has been around since 2004 in Capron,” said Executive Director Danice Loveridge at the food pantry fundraiser in the Dodge Lanes Bowling Alley. “We serve from 1700 to 2200 people per month. “We have different programs to help people. Our Direct […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 4

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 4

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The originally scheduled class on DUI was postponed until next session due to a conflict Officer Parker and K-9 Officer Montie had with another event. This re-adjusted class focused on Dispatch and the K-9 Unit which was originally scheduled for the fifth session. First up was […]

 
 

Belvidere North’s Lambrecht is 12th in state bowling tourney

By Bob Balgemann Reporter There’s a lot of pressure on bowlers who qualify for state as individuals. While they usually have family and fans accompanying them to the tournament, they aren’t surrounded by teammates as usually is the case during the regular season. While that’s difficult seniors Brynn Lambrecht, representing […]

 
 

Talent Show features local of any age

Talent Show features local of any age

By Anne Eickstadt Editor This Rotary fundraiser on Saturday, March 10, will benefit the New Horizons Adult Day Program and other community and international projects. New Horizons is an adult day program for individuals aged 21 and older with disabilities. NASR Belvidere uses leisure and recreation to help people with […]

 
 

Belvidere North runs off with Huntley girls indoor track meet

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The girls indoor track team at Belvidere North High School has made a statement as the 2018 season gets under way. The Lady Blue Thunder scored 132 points Feb. 24 to handily win the Huntley Girls Indoor Invite. Host Huntley was second with 88 1/2 points, […]

 
 

Poplar Grove Explorers host spaghetti dinner

Poplar Grove Explorers host spaghetti dinner

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “We expect 300 to 350 people to come to this spaghetti dinner,” said Captain Tim Davis, firefighter and training officer. “We will see representatives from at least seven or eight fire departments here, coming out to support us. It’s a big family atmosphere. We all support […]

 
 

Peyton Flynn signs with Valparaiso

Peyton Flynn signs with Valparaiso

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Forum Room at Belvidere North High School was packed with friends, family, classmates, and team members as Peyton Flynn signed a national Letter of Intent to play soccer at Valparaiso University next year. “Peyton was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school. […]

 
 

Public works budget has money for plan to alleviate flooding in city

By Bob Balgemann Reporter It took the city’s Public Works Director, Brent Anderson, about one hour to go through his department’s proposed 2018-19 budget. That’s because the new spending plan is multifaceted and in the new year will have some projects that need to be accomplished in an effort to […]

 
 

Introducing Police Chief Woody

Introducing Police Chief Woody

By Anne Eickstadt Editor With the retirement of Police Chief Jan Noble from his long time position leading the Belvidere Police Department, the City Council has confirmed the appointment of Deputy Police Chief Shane Woody as the new head of the department. “I think for our department there has been […]

 
 

Laughter flows from Main Street Players performance

Laughter flows from Main Street Players performance

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Main Street Players have wrapped up another play, this one a Cold War comedy, Don’t Drink the Water. “An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the American Embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of […]