Events

Scavenger Hunt at the Boone County Fair

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	One display for the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau’s Scavenger Hunt shows wild animals in the area.

Visitors were invited to “Come on an ‘AG’venture” to “make the Farm-to-You connection on your scavenger hunt through the fair.

 
 

SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere opens Little Free Library

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	Little Free Library at SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Belvidere.

Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather proof boxes in their communities.

 
 

You never know who you will meet at the Fair

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	From left to right: Dr. Dan Woestman; assistant principal Jim Sheridan of Washington Academy; Sarah Brenner, principal of Washington Academy; and Jenny Seykora, assistant principal at Washington Academy

While wandering the Boone County Fairgrounds, one can meet people from all over the county and surrounding areas.

 
 

Belvidere Moose Lodge member awarded Pilgrim Degree of Merit

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	Bob Hammortree was conferred the rank of Pilgrim, which is the highest rank given by the Moose Lodge. Here he sits next to his supportive wife of nearly 60 years.

“What a great journey this has been,” Hammortree said. “I started my Moose service to have a good time with friends. Over time, I have met many good Moose members who have also become friends.”

 
 

Annual street dance draws thousands for a day of fun

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	Sophia Shableau, age 1 ½, really gets involved in Paint the Hill as mom Ashley helps.

We have food and a beer garden all day, a bags tournament, bingo begins at 3 p.m. and a car and tractor show tonight. It is a free show and they can…

 
 

Miss Boone County 2018 is declared

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	2018 Miss Boone County Katrina Danielle Graham is crowned by 2017 Queen Lauren Michelle Clemens and 2017 Little Miss Boone County Ella Ingrid Kjellstrom.

Katrina Danielle Graham became the new Boone County Queen on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

 
 

Marjorie Penwarden continues to inspire through 100 years of life

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	Marjorie Penwarden has participated in many parades representing the Legion Auxilary…….

Marjorie Culvey was born in Belvidere. In her youth Marjorie loved to roller skate. In the late 1930’s she had sung, and played piano on a radio station in Champaign, Ill. Over the years she volunteered in church and worked with youth groups.

 
 

Microchip Clinic will keep your pets safe

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	Officer Justin checks Foxy for an implanted microchip.

A microchip is a radio-frequency identification transponder (RFID) that is implanted under an animal’s skin and is a permanent means of identification. Each microchip has a unique serial number that can be read by a microchip scanner.

 
 

Boone County Fair prepares for Tuff Hedeman Break Out Series Bull Bash

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	Tuff Hedeman, one of the most recognizable cowboys in the history of rodeo will be at the Boone County Fair for the second stop on his Breakout Series Midwest Swing.

The most recognizable cowboy in the world, four-time World Champion Bull Rider Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, is readying the Boone County Fair for the second stop of the Tuff Hedeman Break Out Series Midwest Swing.

 
 

Flipping pancakes for the Keen Age Auxiliary

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	Regina Headtke, Keen Age Auxiliary volunteer, takes a table’s breakfast order to help raise funds to serve the community’s senior citizens at the Keen Age Center.

“We have fundraisers and use the money so we can do activities and things for the people at the Keen Age Center.”