Events

Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Friday, Sept. 4 The Belvidere Boys football sophomore team will face Belvidere North High School at home at 5 p.m. and the varsity team will play at 7:15 p.m. This game will also be senior parent night for the varsity team. The Belvidere Girl’s Poms’ squad will perform at the […]

 
 

Local veterans are invited to participate in the veteran’s history project

ROCHELLE– Unity Hospice of Western Illinois is inviting veterans of Boone, Ogle, and surrounding counties to share their stories of wartime for inclusion in the Library of Congress through a nationally-recognized program called the Veterans History Project. One of the world’s most respected research and cultural institutions, the Library of Congress will […]

 
 

Rockford region salutes its veterans

ROCKFORD – Bergstrom Inc. and The Salvation Army have collaborated to invite all area veterans, active military, and the Rockford community to attend: Stars and Stripes: A Salute to Our Veterans. This event will include live entertainment and ceremonial moments that recognize the men and women who have stood tall […]

 
 

Ida Public Library releases fall programming

Ida Public Library releases fall programming

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – Even after the bell rings and a new school year began, the Ida Public Library in Belvidere invites people of all ages to broaden their educations and their horizons. The library released its schedule for the fall at the beginning of September. Most […]

 
 

Summerfield Zoo celebrates the grand opening of the Jeannie Hayes Memorial Hyena Habitat

Summerfield Zoo celebrates the grand opening of the Jeannie Hayes Memorial Hyena Habitat

BELVIDERE–Summerfield Zoo is excited to announce the grand opening of the Jeannie Hayes Memorial Hyena Habitat.  We would like to welcome the public to help us celebrate the grand opening on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6. “This habitat has been a long time in the making.  We are excited to […]

 
 

Harvest Fundraiser for Michelle Courier for Boone County State’s Attorney

Harvest Fundraiser for Michelle Courier for Boone County State’s Attorney

BELVIDERE – The Citizens to Elect Michelle Courier will be hosting a fundraiser for Michelle Courier on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the VFW located at 1310 W. Lincoln in Belvidere. The event is open to the public.  Tickets are $25.  Children 10 and under […]

 
 

Edwards Apple Orchard opens with great enthusiasm

Edwards Apple Orchard opens with great enthusiasm

By Kathryn Menue Editor POPLAR GROVE – The weather has begun to tease everyone with the fluctuation that means fall is coming. With the cooler temperatures creeping in and out, and the wind picking up momentum to break the changing leaves from the trees, the rush of getting in all […]

 
 

Real Beal’s One Man Band performs at Boone County Fair

Real Beal’s One Man Band performs at Boone County Fair

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – The Real Beal’s One Man Band is truly a one of a kind musical experience. Jeff and his wife Nancy both sing while Jeff plays all the instruments;guitar, kick drum, and snare drum. Their marital bond did not start with the one man band […]

 
 

Perry School kicks off the new school year with a splash

Perry School kicks off the new school year with a splash

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – The excitement was in the air Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, at Perry School’s Parent, Teacher, Child Organization (PTCO) annual ice cream social. Students, staff and parents filled the lawn anxiously awaiting the arrival of Jody Dahlseng, the principal at Perry School, to kick things […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension hosts Farm Stroll

BOONE COUNTY – Are you wondering where to find local food and farm products in Boone County? Satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities on the Boone County Farm Stroll.  The stroll is a self-guided tour of a dozen diversified family farms located in Boone County. The University of Illinois […]