Bits and Pieces of BOCO 2019

Bits and Pieces of BOCO 2019

The Boone County Business and Service Expo at the Community Center Building Complex, 111 W. 1st St., was held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


BFD extinguishes fire at Acument Global Technology

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	Sediment built up on a heater inside the tool room caused the fire.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Belvidere Fire Dept. was dispatched to Acument Global Technology for a heater fire.


Passing assets to the next generation: Heirs vs. Uncle Sam

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Theresa Harezlak and Allison Alexander of Savant Capital Management presented Heirs vs. Uncle Sam.

In many families people have just assumed for years that certain things will be part of future plans, but is that true? Do those things still make sense? Do the children truly understand why one of them may get more of one thing and less of another? Are the family members fully aware that


Buried fire hydrants slow firefighter response

Buried fire hydrants slow firefighter response

Fire hydrants that are blocked, concealed, or difficult to access due to snow or ice can impede emergency fire response.


Sock Hop Class Reunion involves blackmail and murder

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	Guests for the Sock Hop Reunion evening were invited to dress the part of a 50s era high school student.

Belmont High School’s vice-principal and school secretary welcomed everyone to the reunion, apologizing because the principal had not shown up, and invited everyone to enjoy the dinner (catered by Pacemaker Countryside Markets). They later announced that the principal had been stabbed in the back…


Volunteers spruce up Big Thunder Park

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	Sheriff Ernest presents Pastor Dan Pope with a Certificate of Appreciation for the efforts of members of the Open Bible Church of Belvidere in making Boone County a more beautiful place.

Volunteers from the church repaired and painted multiple signs and the gazebo in Big Thunder Park.


Belvidere North High School Theatre presents ‘Snow Angel’

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Republican
	Frida meets a mysterious girl making snow angels in the woods.

When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in over 100 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers


Structure fire at Superior Coatings

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	Boone County Fire District 2 fought the fire at Superior Coatings from both the ground and from the top of their ladder truck.

Fire crews were on scene for more than seven hours with no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.


Tracing your family tree at the Ida Public Library

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Mindy Long, history specialist at the Ida Public Library and Marsha Hosfeld, genealogy expert with Denise Rottmann, seeker of her family tree information at an informal, drop-in genealogy evening.

The genealogical society has forms to help you fill in what information you already know about your family history. The more you can fill in, the more accurate the search will be.


Hispanic firefighter makes history in Belvidere community

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Chief Al Hyser and Mayor Mike Chamberlain join firefighter Adrian Trujillo, as Trujillo takes his Oath of Office to protect the community on Friday, Jan. 11.

“When he left the internship to return to WIU, to a man, everyone was asking, ‘Can we hire that kid?’

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