Events

Poplar Grove native serves aboard Navy warship in San Diego

Poplar Grove native serves aboard Navy warship in San Diego

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James H. Green NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH A Poplar Grove native and 2017 North Boone High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Russell. Fireman Apprentice Teagan Ryan is a fireman aboard the guided-missile destroyer operating out of San Diego. […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 2

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 2

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Week Two of the Citizen’s Police Academy began with Session One. Deputy Chief Matthew Wallace was scheduled to be in two places at the same time Wednesday, Feb. 7, so he swapped sessions with Officer Tim Blankenship. Officer Blankenship provided plenty of interest with ‘A Day […]

 
 

Local students entered in 77th Young Artist Show

Local students entered in 77th Young Artist Show

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 77th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. Sponsored by Women’s Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through March 31 at RAM, located inside Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main […]

 
 

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “Our service unit originally talked about wanting to do a Powder Puff Derby back in May, 2017,” said Jeanine Hadley, volunteer Girl Scout leader. “We officially started planning it in Fall, 2017, and had the event on Jan. 20 this year. The committee for the Derby included […]

 
 

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “We’ve been here under the Meyer name for 32 years,” said Gwen Meyer. “Kent’s parents, Ryan and Cindy Meyer owned it first. We took it over 22 years ago. We do lodging, grooming, training, and doggie day care. We are professional dog handlers. We show dogs […]

 
 

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “This was one of the best, if not the best, casts that I have ever had the chance to work with,” said Dr. Phillip Vermillion, co-director of Shrek the Musical. “ All of the students–cast, crew, orchestra–everybody stepped up to take ownership of the show. “It’s […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy has begun training volunteers

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy has begun training volunteers

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Police Dept. has held training sessions for citizens who are willing to donate their time to volunteering with the police and helping out during events. The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs) are easy to spot during Heritage Days, the Boone County Fair, parades, and […]

 
 

Eagle Scout project benefits Belvidere Fire Dept.

Eagle Scout project benefits Belvidere Fire Dept.

Editor Boy Scout Joseph Reece, age 18, performed community service for the Belvidere Fire Dept. as his Eagle Scout project. Coordinating with Firefighter Chad Cunningham, Joe determined what the BFD needed, and put in the time and effort to get the work done. “We’ve always had a bench out front […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

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 […]