Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 8

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 8

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Anyone watch CSI in any of its forms? “They’re so unrealistic,” said Detective David Bird as he began a presentation on crime scene response. “I can’t watch them.” (GASP!) An entertainment, action, forensic, cop show that solves every case inside the course of an hour is […]

 
 

Belvidere High School Weekly Athletic Schedule April 2-7

April 2 Boys Tennis, Varsity vs. Woodstock, 4:30 p.m. at Woodstock High School, bus leaves at 3 p.m. Girls Soccer, Freshman/Sophomore vs. East, 5 p.m. at BHS Practice Field – West Soccer April 3 Boys Volleyball, Freshman vs. Jefferson, 5 p.m. at Melvin L. Brown Gymnasium Boys Volleyball, Junior Varsity […]

 
 

Names released in fatal accident incident

Boone County Coroner Rebecca Wigget has released the names of the two men killed in the traffic accident that occurred on Monday, March 26 in Boone County. Killed was the driver of the Dodge Dakota pickup truck, 22 year-old Pedro Pasillas Delgado, along with his father, 52 year-old Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez. […]

 
 

Health care integral part of county comprehensive plan update

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Planning department staff are continuing to prepare an update to the 1999 Boone County Comprehensive Plan, with it’s unveiling slated for this summer. It’s a multi-faceted document that includes education, the environment, housing, recreation, land use, transportation, safety, and health and wellness. An action plan has […]

 
 

Fiat Chrysler/UAW presents check to United Way of Rock River Valley

Fiat Chrysler/UAW presents check to United Way of Rock River Valley

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been the top employer in the Rockford Region for quite some time, and with that, have employed several union workers who work very hard every day building strong American Made vehicles. Those union workers, many of whom are members of UAW […]

 
 

WBBN learns about Wildflowers in Boone County

WBBN learns about Wildflowers in Boone County

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Pam Stock of the Boone County Conservation District came out early on Tuesday, March 20 to speak to the Women’s Business Breakfast Network. Guests enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast at the First National Bank, 1725 S. State St. for the event. Stock came well prepared for […]

 
 

Army All Terrain Fighting Vehicle Team visits BHS

Army All Terrain Fighting Vehicle Team visits BHS

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Currently on a tour including five locations, the Army All Terrain Fighting Vehicle Team made their third stop at Belvidere High School to showcase Army assets and create excitement about the Army. They brought a Polaris RZR and an electric motorcycle and took up positions in […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 7

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 7

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Drug Operations and Gangs were the topics presented to the group during Session 7 of the Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy. Detective Mike Ball began sharing information on drug operations in Belvidere and Boone. Det. Ball has been with the BPD for 18 years. During that time, […]

 
 

Lineup almost set for Nov. 6 general election in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Voters are close to knowing who they will have to choose from in the Nov. 6 Boone County general election. The only unknown at this point is whether any Independent candidates will declare their candidacies in June. They were able to begin circulating their nominating petitions […]

 
 

Sister Cities Art Showcase draws a crowd to Alpine/Midland Bank

Sister Cities Art Showcase draws a crowd to Alpine/Midland Bank

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The 29th Annual Young Artists’ Showcase drew record crowds to the Alpine/Midland Bank on Saturday, May 17 for the award ceremony. “The City Council is thrilled with the level of talent in the community,” said Mayor Chamberlain. Bank president Don Banks said, “It’s an honor to […]