Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

38th Annual Police Memorial Week honors fallen law enforcement officers

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Daily Republican
	A memorial for police officers of Northern Illinois who have lost their lives in the line of duty was in a prominent position at Cherryvale Mall during Police Week events.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls…

 
 

Boone County 4-H group gathers yarn for veterans

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Melissa Irwin, Charlotte Kennedy, and Serenity Brockman are pleased with the yarn donated by the 4-H to assist in the Lapghans for Veterans project. 
www.sgtpslapghans.org

Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans group works year-round in knitting, crocheting, or sewing wheelchair-friendly afghans and blankets for veterans in Boone and surrounding counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.

 
 

Make-A-Wish and Belvidere Central surprise student battling cancer

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Natalie Pace, her mother, and sister Naomi are looking forward to visiting Japan courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Illinois Foundation.

In January of 2017, Natalie Pace of Poplar Grove, and a student at Belvidere Central Middle School, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that requires a lengthy series of treatments.

 
 

Belvidere’s General Mills plant hiring for expanded product line

Belvidere’s General Mills plant hiring for expanded product line

By Anne Eickstadt Editor General Mills has many plants so when they choose to expand their products lines they have options. This time, as they ramp up production of their Larabar fruit and nut bars, they chose the Belvidere plant because of the support GM gets from the community and […]

 
 

Memorial Day Celebration at Lawrenceville Cemetery

Memorial Day Celebration at Lawrenceville Cemetery

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Sunday, May 20, dawned cloudy, cold, and rainy but the precipitation stopped well before the 2 p.m. scheduled start of the Grasshopper Sweet Clover 4-H Club’s annual Memorial Day celebration at Lawrenceville Cemetery. The cemetery, located on Russellville Road just off Lawrenceville Road, Garden Prairie, holds […]

 
 

Post-graduation agricultural career options

Post-graduation agricultural career options

Ag Communications, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau We are halfway through the month of May and for anyone in school, that means summer is near. For some of them, that means graduation is near. This year will mark four years since I have graduated high school and a whopping one whole semester […]

 
 

Lincoln and Boone County

Lincoln and Boone County

By Anne Eickstadt Editor As part of a statewide campaign to place portraits of Abraham Lincoln in county courthouses throughout Illinois, on May 4 a high quality portrait was unveiled at the Boone County Courthouse. The original of this image was taken in Springfield by photographer Alexander Hesler on June […]

 
 

Safety Town Day Camp: A Flora Grange Community Service Project

Safety Town Day Camp: A Flora Grange Community Service Project

Registrations for Flora Grange’s 17th Annual Safety Town Day Camp are now being accepted. The four-day camp is free for children aged five through eight. The camp will take place at the Boone County Fairgrounds at the main dining hall at 8847 Rte. 76 from Tuesday, June 12 to Friday, […]

 
 

New exhibits on display at Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Dan and Annette Rubino have loaned a model White Steam Car to the Vintage Wings & Wheels Mu-seum. The model runs on steam and is radio con-trolled.

The Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum held its official 2018 seasonal grand opening on Saturday, May 5. Displays this year feature a quarter scale replica of a White Steam Car…

 
 

Belvidere High School All Sports Award Night

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The 2017/18 All Conference Team athletes gathered on the stage to receive a standing ovation during Belvidere High School’s All-Sports Awards Night.

On Tuesday, May 8, the Belvidere High School took the time to honor outstanding athletes. Friends and family gathered in the Performing Arts Center with the teams to cheer them in their accomplishments.

 
 
 
 
 
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