Events

Cub Scout rocket launch is fast approaching

BOONE COUNTY – All newly recruited and existing Cub Scouts in Boone and Winnebago counties are invited to attend the local Cub Scout Rocket Launch event at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scouts can come anytime during the event to launch […]

 
 

Candlewick Lake hosts holiday craft, vendor fair

Candlewick Lake hosts holiday craft, vendor fair

By Barb Appelhans Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – On Saturday, Oct. 3, Candlewick Lake opened the gates to the public for their annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair with anything and everything a craft lover could want. Some of the unique quality craftsmanship included Barbie St. Aubin’s homemade quilts, Cindy Branscum’s […]

 
 

Boone County Health Department announces upcoming pregnancy sessions

BOONE COUNTY – We’d love for you to join us for some pampering and fun! Boone County Health Department is proud to announce the kickoff of Becoming a Mom/Comenzando Bien Prenatal Classes for expecting families! Join our team of experts for education and group discussion. Topics include: prenatal care, nutrition […]

 
 

Dan Holmes to perform at Belvidere Church of Christ

BELVIDERE – Dan Holmes is an outstanding acoustic guitar player who has played professionally on the east coast and was once the opening act for Jimmy Buffet, Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. He has performed at hundreds of churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, the Illinois State Fair, as well […]

 
 

Come learn about property taxes

BOONE COUNTY – Are you confused about Property Taxes? Then, come and learn about the process at one of the Property Tax Clinics in the area. The Property Tax Clinics seminars are sponsored by State Rep. Bob Pritchard, State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, and State Senator Dave Syverson. The topics for […]

 
 

Wanted: participants for a free educational event

BELVIDERE – Are you between the ages of 62 and 64? Are you wondering about Health Care? What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? What does Medicare Part A cover? What is Medigap Insurance? Did you know that each year one out of three seniors over the age of […]

 
 

Belvidere Fire Station crowded with open house visitors

Belvidere Fire Station crowded with open house visitors

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – More than 600 people flooded the Belvidere Fire Station on State Street at their second annual open house, kicking off Fire Prevention Month. Fire Chief Al Hyser said the event grew by the hundreds from last year, which was the first time the […]

 
 

What it means to be an agvocate

What it means to be an agvocate

By Emily Hanlin Winnebago Boone Farm Bureau FREEPORT – “Agvocate” this word is not one you will find in Webster’s dictionary. However, on March, 6 2012, Agri-Word WordPress.com defined this term to mean “similar to advocating for a cause-except, advocating for agricultural issues and the agriculture industry as a whole. […]

 
 

Managing diabetes through holiday season

BELVIDERE – The University of Illinois Extension in Belvidere will present a program on “Managing Diabetes through the Holidays” on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Boone County Extension meeting room located at 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 in Belvidere. Tantalizing treats are an inevitable […]

 
 

Eagle Scout completes project to honor Civil War soldiers

Eagle Scout completes project to honor Civil War soldiers

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter CALEDONIA – Fate happened February 2012 when a tall white headstone peered through winter’s grip. “My mom and I were leaving our subdivision when I saw it on the top of a bank, behind a fence. I asked my mom what was in there. She replied, […]