Events

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 […]

 
 

Boone County Historical Society hosts ice cream social

Boone County Historical Society hosts ice cream social

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Boone County Historical Society hosted its 11th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Boone County Historical Museum lawn, located at 314 S. State St. in Belvidere. The event truly was […]

 
 

Belvidere Police Department announces STEP enforcement dates

BELVIDERE – Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble announces the sixth phase (Labor Day Campaign) of enforcement for the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program Grant (STEP Grant). The extra enforcement dates are Aug. 24 through Sept. 7. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, awarded the Belvidere P.D. funds to […]

 
 

Belvidere North takes win at Boone County Open

BELVIDERE – On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Belvidere North High School, the Belvidere High School, and the North Boone High School boys’ golf teams all competed in the 7th Annual Boone County Open at Timber Pointe Golf Club par 36. Belvidere North took home the win with the four lowest […]

 
 

Belvidere girl’s golf team defeats Rockford

BELVIDERE – The Belvidere Varsity Girls Co-op Golf defeated Rockford Co-op on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Timber Pointe Golf Course. The Belvidere girl’s co-op golf team won with four lowest scores totaling 192 points. The top four players from Belvidere were Sara Redig with a score of 45, Brenna Rieches […]

 
 

Blast from the past with NIO cowboy mounted shooting club

Blast from the past with NIO cowboy mounted shooting club

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – Resembling cowboys – and cowgirls – from the 1800s, 21 members of the Northern Illinois Outlaws, a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association affiliated club, showcased their talents during their energetic performance at the Boone County Fair Aug.16. In an interview before the show, NIO President […]

 
 

Local celebrity roasted at Boone County CASA fundraiser

Local celebrity roasted at Boone County CASA fundraiser

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – In the heat of summer, one Boone County celebrity and philanthropist got roasted at the Boone County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, celebrity roast fundraiser. Sheri Casey is been a part of 17 local boards and committees over the past 30 years, […]

 
 

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

By Bob Balgemann Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – A large crowd turned out Monday, Aug. 3 for what was a bittersweet moment in the life of Capron Rescue Squad, which has been serving northern Boone County for the past 58 years. They gathered for two celebrations. First was a sneak peak […]

 
 

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

BELVIDERE – Alpine Bank sponsored the Kid’s Days events at the 2015 Boone County Fair. Here is a list of the winners for each game over the two day event. Wednesday, Aug. 12 The sack race for ages three to eight first place winner was Russell O’Donnell, second place went […]

 
 

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

By Tammy Rentschler BNHS Cheer BELVIDERE – The Belvidere North High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their 9th annual “YOUNG THUNDER CHEER CAMP” on Sept. 8, 9 and 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The camp is open to all area students entering grades first through sixth, and the […]