Events

Celebrating Food Day with Big Apple Crunch Day

Celebrating Food Day with Big Apple Crunch Day

By Emily Hanlin Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Ag Communications and Administrative Assistant STATELINE – According to Foodday.org, Oct. 24 is “Food Day;” a day to resolve to make changes in personal diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in communities at the local, state, and national levels. In 2015, […]

 
 

Weekend events for Friday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25

Weekend events for Friday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25

Friday, Oct. 23 The Tebala Shrine Haunted House will be open in the Livestock Show Arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds. For more information please contact Mark Torrance at (815) 871-6226. Throw on your costume, put in your fangs, and enjoy a wonderful evening at the Y’s annual Halloween Carnival. […]

 
 

Family Counseling Services opens its doors in Belvidere

Family Counseling Services opens its doors in Belvidere

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Family Counseling Services (FCS) celebrated their grand opening in Belvidere on Tuesday, Oct. 20. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, community members, members of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce, employees of Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling Inc., and counselors and directors from the FCS all […]

 
 

Civil War veterans remembered in Boone County

Civil War veterans remembered in Boone County

Civil War veterans remembered in Boone County By Lisa Rodgers Reporter CALEDONIA-It was a sunny, crisp morning at Drake Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 17. Fall leaves scattered the ground where a ceremony to honor and remember three men buried over 150 years ago. Had it not been for a young […]

 
 

U of I Boone County Extension Office hosts coyote presentation

BELVIDERE – Coyotes stir many emotions in the human population including fear, anger, and for many they represent the wild beauty of animal songs and prairies. Canis latrans is the scientific name for the coyote and it simply means ‘barking dog’ which is perfect considering the serenade they deliver on […]

 
 

U of I Boone County Extension Office hosts Illinois Woodpeckers presentation

BELVIDERE – On Nov. 9, University of Illinois Extension’s Environmental Stewardship Educator, Peggy Doty, will offer a presentation on Illinois Woodpeckers. The program will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boone County Conservation District Nature Center located at 603 Appleton Road in Belvidere. Register by calling the […]

 
 

Cherry Valley Public Library to host Scarecrow Festival

Cherry Valley Public Library to host Scarecrow Festival

CHERRY VALLEY – “Crow about Cherry Valley”, the Cherry Valley Public Library’s Scarecrow Festival fundraiser is well underway for the third year. Nearly 50 scarecrows have been “adopted” by families, organizations, and businesses. They have been creatively decorated and most have already been put on display on lamp posts throughout the […]

 
 

Upcoming event at Vintage Wings, Wheels Museum

POPLAR GROVE – The Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, located at 5151 Orth Road in Poplar Grove, will host a Holiday Wine Tasting. The wine tasting event will occur on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The night evening of fun will feature cheese, salmon olive tasting […]

 
 

Calvary Baptist Church shares 150 years of history

Calvary Baptist Church shares 150 years of history

By Pastor Dan Lashley 30th Calvary Baptist Church, 2012-present BELVIDERE – In Jan., 1865, Edgar Lincoln was honorably discharged from the Union Army. Enlisting in the 95th Illinois Infantry in 1862, he, along with many other Boone County farm boys, fought under Grant and Sherman as the North won control […]

 
 

Heritage Woods spreads breast cancer awareness with balloon launch

Heritage Woods spreads breast cancer awareness with balloon launch

By Kathryn MenueEditor BELVIDERE – Heritage Woods not only makes strides in assisting senior living, but on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Heritage Woods also took on the fight against breast cancer. At 1 p.m., Heritage Woods staff, residents, and their family members, lined up in front of the Heritage Woods facility […]