Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Fred Cox Obituary

Fred Cox Obituary

Fred I. “Sunny” Cox, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at his home in South Beloit. Fred was born on May 22, 1951, in Columbus, the son of Fred and Catherine “Helen” (Griffin) Cox. He married Janet Mattox in Belvidere, on March 8, 2012. Fred worked as […]

 
 

Belvidere North banks on defense for wins

By Chris Johnson reporter The warm-up, which is called the regular season, is over for the Lady Blue Thunder. With the Rockford Boylan Lady Titans pulling away to the NIC-10 Title, Belvidere North had the chance to get its game in shape for a second chance. The 4A Girls’ Basketball […]

 
 

Illinois: Economic growth lags, more people leaving for south, west

By Bob Balgemann Reporter New reports from various state agencies have shown Illinois continues to be less popular with each passing year. State Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Sycamore, said the state now is the sixth largest in the country, having dropped from No. 5 due to the continued loss of residents […]

 
 

Mystery Fundraiser at the BCMH kills it

Mystery Fundraiser at the BCMH kills it

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR The Belvidere Historic Preservation Commission hosted two evenings of murder mysteries on Friday and Satur-day, Jan. 26 and 27. Friday night’s fundraising event was attended by 53 people and Saturday’s event was also sold out with 50 people attending. People were encouraged to wear 1920s attire. […]

 
 

Boone Co. Sheriff requests help with home invader identit

Boone Co. Sheriff requests help with home invader identit

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the identity of the person or person(s) who committed a home invasion at a residence in Boone County. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 2100 block of North State Street, Belvidere, for […]

 
 

Blue Thunder stay focused for final charge

By Chris Johnson reporter There are preferred times during a high school basketball season that a team hopes to be playing its best. The Belvidere North Blue Thunder know they have a few weeks and a handful of games left to help get them where they need to be before […]

 
 

New Director of Communications hired at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

New Director of Communications hired at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has announced that Beverly Ashley Broyles has been hired to be the organization’s Director of Development and Communications. Prior to being hired for the position, Broyles was the Director of Development and Communications at the YWCA Rock County in Janesville, Wis. Before taking the position in […]

 
 

Belvidere moving ahead with street resurfacing program for 2018

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Twelve streets around the city have made the list of those that will be resurfaced later this year. Aldermen saw the candidates during their Committee of the Whole meeting Jan. 8. Public Works Director Brent Anderson said the current budget has $500,000 in it for this […]

 
 

Main Street Players of Boone County Presents “Don’t Drink the Water”

Main Street Players of Boone County Presents “Don’t Drink the Water”

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Set during the Cold War, this comedy was written by Woody Allen and is being directed by John B. Van Nest. IT will be performed at the Community Building Complex of Boone Coun-ty, 111 W. First Street, Belvidere In an unnamed European country behind the Iron […]