Events

Boone County 4-H announces dairy show results

BELVIDERE – The Boone County 4-H announced the winners from the Boone County Fair Dairy Shows. The Supreme Calf Champion Award, donated by Javurek Chiropractic, was awarded to Emily Irwin of Belvidere. The Reserve Supreme Calf Champion went to Brock Irwin of Belvidere. The Calf Champion Registered Holstein Award, donated […]

 
 

Boone County Conservation District hosts annual Autumn Pioneer Festival

BELVIDERE – The Boone County Conservation District in Belvidere will hold the 34th Annual Autumn Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Roger Gustafson Nature Center and Festival Grounds located at 603 N. Appleton Road. Travel back to the 1800s and learn about the lifestyles […]

 
 

County fair politics: Who’s Bernie Sanders? Just ask some of the folks in Iowa

County fair politics:  Who’s Bernie Sanders? Just ask some of the folks in Iowa

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – There was some excitement Sunday in a couple of the political booths along the Midway, as the 156th Boone County Fair came to a close. Those in the booths produced their iPhones to show the most recent poll had Democrat Bernie Sanders running […]

 
 

Weekend events, Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30

Weekend events, Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30

Friday, Aug. 28 The IDA public library in Belvidere is hosting Family Friday where families can come out from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to hear stories and make crafts. The Belvidere Boys Football sophomore team will face Boylan High School at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at […]

 
 

Old Farmin’ Days coming back to Boone County

Old Farmin’ Days coming back to Boone County

By Andy Ward Beaver Creek Nursery BOONE COUNTY – It is my pleasure to announce that the 16th annual Old Farmin’ Days will be held Sept. 12 on our family farm in northern Boone County, located at 1171 Rockton Road  in Caledonia. Over the past 16 years our show has grown […]

 
 

Hononegah boy’s golf team defeats Belvidere North

ROSCOE – On Monday, Aug. 24, the Belvidere North High School boy’s varsity golf team faced off against Hononegah High School at Ledges Golf Course in Roscoe. Several of BNHS’s athletes had impressive scores with Cam Batson, Garrett Nelson, and Jake Dykstra all tying for first on their team with […]

 
 

Harlem boys golf team defeats Belvidere Bucs

POPLAR GROVE – On Monday, Aug. 24, the Belvidere Bucs varsity boys golf team faced off against Harlem High School for a home game at Timber Pointe Golf Club in Poplar Grove. The varsity game proved to be a tough loss for Belvidere High School with a total score of […]

 
 

Belvidere girl’s co-op golf team defeats Hononegah

POPLAR GROVE – The Belvidere varsity girl’s co-op golf team defeated Hononegah High School in a close home game on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Timber Pointe Golf Course at 4 p.m. in Poplar Grove. The Belvidere team won by a small margin of only 4 points of 191 to Hononegah’s […]

 
 

Boone County drivers dominate this year’s fair demolition derby

Boone County drivers dominate this year’s fair demolition derby

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Brian White of Belvidere set the tone Sunday, Aug. 16 for the two demolition derbies that helped bring down the curtain on the 2015 Boone County Fair. In his first heat of the bone stock competition at the 1 p.m. show the announcer proclaimed, […]

 
 

Boone County Demolition Derby more than just crashing cars

Boone County Demolition Derby more than just crashing cars

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Grandstands and trackside seats were filled Sunday, Aug. 16 for both the 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. demolition derbies that helped conclude the 156th Boone County Fair. Drivers were competing to see whose cars would be left running when the heats and features came […]