Events

Belvidere North hosts School Hoops Invitational

Belvidere North hosts School Hoops Invitational

BELVIDERE – On Friday, Nov. 13, Belvidere North High School hosted the first annual S.O. High School Hoops Invitational for students with special needs.  The event was sponsored by Northlands Association for Special Recreation with help from the Belvidere Park District. The invitation consisted of a basketball tournament that involved three local […]

 
 

Poplar Grove hosts Holiday Celebration

Poplar Grove hosts Holiday Celebration

POPLAR GROVE – Poplar Grove will host the second annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 28. The celebration will take place at Poplar Grove Village Hall, located at 200 Hill St. in Poplar Grove, and at the North Boone Fire Department, located at 305 W. Grove St. in Poplar Grove. […]

 
 

Volunteers needed in Belvidere to ring bells at red kettles

Volunteers needed in Belvidere to ring bells at red kettles

BELVIDERE— The holidays are fast approaching and now is the time when many make plans to help those in our community who are less fortunate. The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to ring bells at our red kettle sites in Belvidere. Our new online program RegisterToRing.com makes it easier than ever for individuals, […]

 
 

Santa Claus is coming to Illinois Tollway Oases

Santa Claus is coming to Illinois Tollway Oases

BELVIDERE– Santa Claus will visit the Belvidere, Ill. Tollway Oases during the holiday season, providing opportunities for children of all ages to visit and take pictures with the jolly old elf. Tollway customers are also invited to donate toys to the annual Toys for Tots campaign when they visit. “The Illinois […]

 
 

Boone County 4-H announces award winners

Boone County 4-H announces award winners

BOONE COUNTY – Boone County 4-H members and volunteers were recognized for their accomplishments in the 4-H program during the annual Extension Recognition Program on Sunday, Oct. 25. Awards were based on 4-H members’ projects, completed record books and award applications. County Awards The Krieg-Manring 4-H Angel Award, sponsored by […]

 
 

Belvidere residents fight for Veterans Day education

Belvidere residents fight for Veterans Day education

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE –Local veterans and Belvidere residents stood up for the city’s students in a “Stand Down” fighting the school district’s decision to hold school on Veterans Day. Belvidere’s schools are usually empty on Nov. 11 for nationally recognized holiday Veterans Day, but this year more […]

 
 

Weekend events for Friday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15

Weekend events for Friday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15

Friday, Nov. 13 The Belvidere Park District Administration Building will collect Santa Letters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please drop off your letter to Santa. No postage necessary. The Main Street Players of Boone County present “Babes in Toyland.” They will perform for the community at 7 p.m. at […]

 
 

Enbridge Energy shows support for Boone County

Enbridge Energy shows support for Boone County

By Kathryn Menue Editor BOONE COUNTY – On Monday, Nov. 9, Enbridge Energy Company Inc. traveled to the Rock Valley College (RVC) Woodward Technology Center (WTC) at 9 a.m. to “dedicate a new scholarship at Rock Valley Community College.” “The new scholarship, known as the Enbridge Energy Company Pipeline Industry […]

 
 

Belvidere Central Middle School hosts special event

Belvidere Central Middle School hosts special event

BELVIDERE – On Monday, Nov. 16 the Belvidere Central Middle School National Junior Honor Society will host a Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation Event during half-time of the 8th grade boys’ basketball game against Belvidere South Middle School. Twenty-one students, siblings, and community members will donate their hair to create […]

 
 

Belvidere Police kick-off “Feed the Need” campaign

Belvidere Police kick-off “Feed the Need” campaign

BELVIDERE – The Belvidere Police Department, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), and the Police Explorer Post will kick off the “Feed the Need” campaign beginning on Saturday, Nov. 21. With the help of the community, we will collect nonperishable food, toiletries, new toys, gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats for those […]