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Morgan McNulty signs Letter of Intent with Lewis University

Morgan McNulty signs Letter of Intent with Lewis University

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Belvidere North High School hosted another Letter of Intent signing ceremony on Friday, April 12. Morgan McNulty signed to play golf for the Lewis University Flyers in Romeoville. Morgan was a three-sport athlete in high school. She played golf for four years, softball for three years […]

 
 

Taylor Ferguson signs Letter of Intent with UW-Milwaukee

Taylor Ferguson signs Letter of Intent with UW-Milwaukee

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Belvidere North High School hosted a ceremony for Taylor Ferguson as she signed a Letter of Intent to pole vault at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 17. Taylor’s accomplishments in high school include being a three-sport athlete. She played volleyball for all four years, […]

 
 

Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

Día de los Niños is being celebrated in Belvidere once again

LULAC Belvidere Council #5303, a four-year-old non-profit organization in Boone County, is celebrating another year of Día de los Niños, April 29. Children all ages are invited to participate in a fun day with LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Belvidere at the Apollo Theater, 104 N State Street. […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The final night of the ten-week Citizens’ Police Academy is a bittersweet celebration. The class has spent every Wednesday night for the last two and a half months meeting together; learning about the different units of the Police Dept. and what they do; and getting to […]

 
 

The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

The Belvidere Fire Dept. puts a new fire engine into service

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Fire Department has just put into service a new 2018 Alexis Fire Engine powered by Cummins ISL9, 400-HP Diesel Engine. It holds 650 gallons for immediate use upon reaching a fire. By the time the stored water has been utilized, the engineer will have […]

 
 

Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

Belvidere Fire Dept. testing soon for new recruits

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “When possible,” said Chief Al Hyser, “We prefer to recruit locally. The test is, of course, open to anyone who would like to apply. They do need to be a U.S. citizen and between the ages of 21 to 35. “I know we have so much […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 9

By Anne Eickstadt Editor BPD detectives explained the process involved in a CSI situation last session. For this evening, detectives came back to class on and set us the task of processing a crime scene. The class was divided into two groups and each group was taken to a different […]

 
 

Belvidere law enforcement gains a new police officer

Belvidere law enforcement gains a new police officer

By Anne Eickstadt Editor On March 29, Jorge Abonce was sworn in as the Belvidere Police Department’s newest officer at City Hall. The ceremony included the BPD Chaplain’s Remarks and Prayer: Unless you’ve been vacationing too much in Colorado or have two feet planted firmly in the air or overdosed […]

 
 

Ida Public Library diorama winners now on display

Ida Public Library diorama winners now on display

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Ida Public Library hosted a Peeps Diorama Contest in March. All ages were welcome to participate in the contest. Dioramas could be dropped off between March 19 and March 24, and voting began the following week during March 26 to 31. Each diorama displayed a […]