Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

The annual Belvidere Late Night Flea Market returns

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	11th annual Fleas on Steroids late night market will be held June 16.

It’s treasure-hunting at its finest, as dealers gather their ‘fleas’ and stuff including antiques, crafts, county furniture, old comics, toys, memorabilia of all sorts, and lots of collectibles.

 
 

Healthy Living Expo draws mature crowds for a fun event

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily RepublicanRep. Joe Sosnowski laughs with guests in the cafeteria at Belvidere North High School during breakfast.

The Boone County Council on Aging presented their 16th annual Healthy Living Expo at Belvidere North High School on Tuesday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme this year was 50s/60s/70s TV comedies.

 
 

North Boone LEO Club donates $4000 to transplant house

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The North Boone LEOs, the youth branch of the Capron Lions Club, prepare to present a check for $4000 to Restoring Hope Transplant House.

The LEO Club at North Boone High School has recently raised $4000 to benefit the Restoring Hope Transplant House.

 
 

Firefighter considers hometown accomplishments

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Hometown firefighter Cpt. Brian Harbison is retiring from the Belvidere Fire Dept. and moving to a new position in Fox Crossing, Wis.

“It all started in April, 1995,” Cpt. Brian Harbison said. “I went to the fire academy in Rockford for ten weeks to achieve the minimum state requirements. Then I was assigned a station and a shift. Then I went on to get my EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) license in the fall of 1995.

 
 

Hooked on Fishing Clinic for kids draws families to Spencer Park

Kids flocked to the firefighters after the water safety/rescue discussion to find out more.

The Coon Creek Casters held their annual kid’s fishing clinic in Spencer Park on Saturday, June 2. The event began at 9 a.m. with crowds of kids and their families eager to race down to the pond and start casting their lines into the water.

 
 

Have you seen this missing woman? FOUND!

Kathleen Humphreys has been missing since June 12.

On June 12, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Mrs. Humphreys was located in Kirkland. An alert employee at the Casey’s Gas Station contacted DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office after the woman came into the business asking for directions.

 
 

Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

By Emily Hanlin Ag Communications, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program presented their Teacher of the Year awards to two local elementary school teachers. The Winnebago County teacher is Erikka Colleta of Stone Creek Elementary in Roscoe. The Boone County teacher is Tina […]

 
 

Breakfast Before Business with Doug Proudfoot

Breakfast Before Business with Doug Proudfoot

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce regularly hosts a Breakfast Before Business meeting to inform those who are able to attend on areas of health, local businesses, and other areas of interest. These meetings include a continental breakfast, attendee gift, and a door prize drawing. They […]

 
 

Village of Poplar Grove sponsors public works donation drive

Village of Poplar Grove sponsors public works donation drive

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Village of Poplar Grove joined hundreds of Public Works Departments from across the United States to collect food and household goods to support our local community food pantry needs. This happened during National Public Works Week, from May 20 to 26 to support the Belvidere […]

 
 

A memorial to the fallen at the State Street Bridge

A memorial to the fallen at the State Street Bridge

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Memorial Day Parade in Belvidere was organized by the Belvidere VFW Post 1461 and the American Legion Post 77. Veterans carrying flags led off followed by a phalanx of more veterans, Belvidere and Boone County notables and the Belvidere High School and the Belvidere North […]