Author Archive: Anne Eickstadt

Myron ‘Mike’ L. Stoikes Obituary

Myron 'Mike' Stoikes

Myron ‘Mike’ L. Stoikes, age 76 formerly of Belvidere and more recently Readstown and Viola Wis, died Saturday, July 27, 2019.


Joyce Ellis Obituary

Joyce Ellis

Joyce Ellis, widow of Dr. James Ellis (1999), died in New Milford, Connecticut on Friday, July 19th, at the age of 93.


Richard C. Waterstraat Obituary

Richard C. Waterstraat, 93, of Belvidere passed away on July 18, 2019.


Battling muscular dystrophy is an ongoing endeavor

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	BFD Firefighters take Sparky to MDA Camp to visit with the kids.

It is really hard to put in into words what the week was like. Amazing, life changing, humbling, fun, tiring, emotional, uplifting, inspiring, incredible, and wonderful, are just a few that come to mind.


Nancy Ann Harhen Obit

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	Nancy Harhen passed away peacefully at age 77 on July 10, 2019

After a long and difficult battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Nancy Harhen passed away peacefully at age 77 on July 10, 2019.


Chicken broast events support park

	Alice Siete-Nevel and Julie Pilgerim display some of the delicious pie slices that they serve at the Garden Prairie Broasted Chicken fundraiser for the park.

The twice a year chicken broast pays for the park in Garden Prairie


Sara Evans: 2019 Boone County Fair Headliner

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	Sara Evans will headline the 2019 Boone County Fair with special guest Mark Chestnutt.

I started singing with my two older brothers at age 4 and by age 7 I was doing four hour gigs in bars, fairs…


LeRoy Grange honors members of the community

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	Colleen Leach, Wayne Zelasko, and Deputy Chief Bob Koehn hold their awards proudly.

In past years, only two people have been so honored each year – one a member of the Grange (a Granger) and one a non-member of the Grange. This year, each Grange is honoring five people: a Granger, a non-Granger, a police officer, a firefighter, and a teacher.


Belvidere Youth Baseball honors John Ross and John Fish for all of their efforts

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	In the photo, Chad Schwebke, BYB President, unveils the new signage while (L to R) John Ross, Louise Ross, Sue Fish, and John Fish receive recognition.

The Board of Directors also dedicated the complex to John Fish, and his long-time coaching partner, friend, and mentor, John Ross, who manages building and grounds for the organization, and has been involved for over 40 years.


Kids Fishing Tournament held at Candlewick Lake

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	Dylan Prete was the 1st Place winner in the Age 14-16 group. Dylan also caught a 21-½ inch Pike.

Trophies, full tackle boxes, rods and reels were awarded to the winners from the three categories but no child left empty handed.

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