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Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy: Part 10

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	The graduates of the Belvidere Citizens’ Police Academy spring session are joined by Mayor Mike Chamberlain, City Attorney Drella, Police Chief Woody, Deputy Chief Wallace, Officer Blankenship and a few of the course’s instructors.

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 know the officers and detectives…

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Surprises in Storage at the Boone County Museum

Surprises in Storage at the Boone County Museum

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Boone County Museum of History hosted a ‘Surprises in Storage’ program for Growth Dimensions’ monthly Breakfast Before Business event. The first surprise that attendees had on Thursday, March 29, was that this ‘breakfast’ was actually a lunch. Director Anna Pivoras and Collections Manager Leah Bush […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 8

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 8

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Anyone watch CSI in any of its forms? “They’re so unrealistic,” said Detective David Bird as he began a presentation on crime scene response. “I can’t watch them.” (GASP!) An entertainment, action, forensic, cop show that solves every case inside the course of an hour is […]

 
 

Names released in fatal accident incident

Boone County Coroner Rebecca Wigget has released the names of the two men killed in the traffic accident that occurred on Monday, March 26 in Boone County. Killed was the driver of the Dodge Dakota pickup truck, 22 year-old Pedro Pasillas Delgado, along with his father, 52 year-old Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez. […]

 
 

Fiat Chrysler/UAW presents check to United Way of Rock River Valley

Fiat Chrysler/UAW presents check to United Way of Rock River Valley

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been the top employer in the Rockford Region for quite some time, and with that, have employed several union workers who work very hard every day building strong American Made vehicles. Those union workers, many of whom are members of UAW […]