Events

Have you seen this missing woman? FOUND!

Kathleen Humphreys has been missing since June 12.

On June 12, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Mrs. Humphreys was located in Kirkland. An alert employee at the Casey’s Gas Station contacted DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office after the woman came into the business asking for directions.

 
 

Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

Ag in the Classroom awards Teacher of the Year honors

By Emily Hanlin Ag Communications, Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau The Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program presented their Teacher of the Year awards to two local elementary school teachers. The Winnebago County teacher is Erikka Colleta of Stone Creek Elementary in Roscoe. The Boone County teacher is Tina […]

 
 

Breakfast Before Business with Doug Proudfoot

Breakfast Before Business with Doug Proudfoot

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce regularly hosts a Breakfast Before Business meeting to inform those who are able to attend on areas of health, local businesses, and other areas of interest. These meetings include a continental breakfast, attendee gift, and a door prize drawing. They […]

 
 

Village of Poplar Grove sponsors public works donation drive

Village of Poplar Grove sponsors public works donation drive

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Village of Poplar Grove joined hundreds of Public Works Departments from across the United States to collect food and household goods to support our local community food pantry needs. This happened during National Public Works Week, from May 20 to 26 to support the Belvidere […]

 
 

A memorial to the fallen at the State Street Bridge

A memorial to the fallen at the State Street Bridge

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Memorial Day Parade in Belvidere was organized by the Belvidere VFW Post 1461 and the American Legion Post 77. Veterans carrying flags led off followed by a phalanx of more veterans, Belvidere and Boone County notables and the Belvidere High School and the Belvidere North […]

 
 

A shelter for the cats and dogs of Boone County

A shelter for the cats and dogs of Boone County

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Run by a small staff or four people, the Boone County Animal Services is a government owned and operated animal control facility, certified and inspected by the State of Illinois. “We offer an outreach program especially for schools,” Roger Tresemer, Operations Supervisor said. “We do programs […]

 
 

Celebrate Community event draws a crowd despite cool weather

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Daily Republican
	Cpt. Steve Johnson and Firefighter Heath Morrall stand by the rescue truck for North Boone Fire District 3 at the Celebrate CommUnity event.

The ladder of a fire truck towered high above the Immanuel Lutheran Church grounds as fire trucks and engines, police cars, booths, bounce houses, and food vendors filled the church grounds while guests’ vehicles filled every space in the parking lot.

 
 

Second Annual Build-A–Bike Family Night is a success

Shane Weber, age 8, rides his brand new bike through the safety course the Belvidere Police Dept. set up.

The first ever Build-a-Bike event at Manley’s Belvidere Ford-Lincoln last year was a rousing success with 40 kids receiving new bicycles.

 
 

38th Annual Police Memorial Week honors fallen law enforcement officers

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTOS Belvidere Daily Republican
	A memorial for police officers of Northern Illinois who have lost their lives in the line of duty was in a prominent position at Cherryvale Mall during Police Week events.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls…

 
 

Boone County 4-H group gathers yarn for veterans

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Daily Republican
	Melissa Irwin, Charlotte Kennedy, and Serenity Brockman are pleased with the yarn donated by the 4-H to assist in the Lapghans for Veterans project. 
www.sgtpslapghans.org

Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans group works year-round in knitting, crocheting, or sewing wheelchair-friendly afghans and blankets for veterans in Boone and surrounding counties in Illinois and Wisconsin.