Events

Few candidates for Village of Roscoe Trustee positions

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Trustee Kevin Muradian will not be seeking another term on the Roscoe Board of Trustees. The April 4, election ballot will have only three names listed: Two incumbents: Sue Petty and Stacy Mallicoat; and Mark Szula who is running for the first time. Sue Petty has […]

 
 

Six running for Hononegah High School Board of Education seats

By Jean Seegers and Marianne Mueller REPORTERS Six candidates are running for one of four seats on the Hononegah Board of Education. Four are seeking reelection; each with terms expiring in 2017. Two newcomers are hoping to gain board seats. Dave Kurlinkus will remain Board of Education President until his […]

 
 

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton

Two vying for Village Clerk in Village of Rockton By Marianne Mueller REPORTER Two ladies are vying for the position of Rockton Village Clerk. Christina Stewart first took over as village clerk in September 2014 after being appointed to finish Sarah Pranies’ term. She was officially elected to a two-year […]

 
 

South Beloit receives grant award to help homeowners make necessary repairs

Single Family Rehabilitation Program assists low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes. The City of South Beloit has been awarded a grant of $294,735 from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to participate in the Single Family Rehabilitation Program, a new resource that will assist low-income and very […]

 
 

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

George and Barbara Fell Award recognizes land conservation accomplishments

The Natural Land Institute held their Annual Dinner at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Rockford on March 21. More than 280 people who support the natural environment and community gathered together to celebrate land conservation efforts and accomplishments. The Annual Dinner program included the presentation of the George and Barbara Fell Award […]

 
 

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officers Brian Britnell, Kurt Cutler, Collen Gaspard and Sean Kahly, as well as Sergeant Mike Landman were all nominated for the Annual 2017 VFW Officer of the Year Award for their part in saving lives from a burning building in May 2016. Their actions were recognized during a dinner at […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

The University of Illinois Extension Boone County 4-H program presented Super Saturday for its members on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Evangelical Church in Belvidere. Forty-five 4-H members from Boone County participated in 21 different project workshop sessions. Super Saturday was organized by the University of Illinois Extension Boone County […]

 
 

Boone County’s Pat Elder recognized on her retirement after 24 years of service

Boone County’s Pat Elder recognized on her retirement after 24 years of service

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Longtime Boone County Supervisor of Assessments Pat Elder has been wished a fond farewell from public service as she retires. She was recognized during the Wednesday, Feb. 15 county board meeting when members unanimously adopted a resolution in her honor. The resolution stated she performed her […]

 
 

One dead in apartment fire

One dead in apartment fire

By Kathryn Menue EDITOR On Friday, March 10, the unthinkable happened as about 30 people lost their homes due to a 14-unit apartment fire that spread rapidly through the building, located at 819 W. Jackson St. in Belvidere. The fire began around 9:45 p.m. The fire, which is believed to […]

 
 

Join Fish Friday at St. James Catholic School

Join Fish Friday at St. James Catholic School

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER Throughout the 2017 lent season, St. James Catholic School hosts Fish Fry Friday every Friday. “We serve a Lenten fish fry every Friday until April 7, the week before Good Friday,” Kelly Hritz, St. James Catholic School volunteer spokesperson, said. “That will be our last one. […]