Events

Music spotlight at Apollo Theater

Music spotlight at Apollo Theater

By Samantha Fetzner Reporter BELVIDERE – Live music may have officially found a new home in Boone County. After operating for several years as a private party location, the Apollo Theater at 104 N. State in Belvidere is now operating as a full-service concert venue. The venue opened its doors […]

 
 

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

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

 
 

Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Friday, Sept. 18 The Belvidere Boys football sophomore team will face Auburn High School at Auburn at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:15 p.m. The junior varsity cheerleaders will cheer for the sophomore game and the varsity cheerleaders will cheer at the varsity game. Take a stroll […]

 
 

Families flock to kites soaring over Business 20

Families flock to kites soaring over Business 20

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – Families flocked to Prairie Fields Sports Park in Belvidere to set their cares to the wind at the third annual Family Kite Fly. The Belvidere Parks District partnered with Chicago Kite to host the event, which reached its highest number of attendance this […]

 
 

Rockford Memorial Hospital hosts reunion for NICU patients

STATELINE – Rockford Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will host its annual reunion. All NICU graduates and their family are invited to attend. Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The […]

 
 

Manley’s Ford, Lincoln opens at new location

Manley’s Ford, Lincoln opens at new location

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Manley’s Belvidere Ford and Lincoln car dealership opened at their new location at 1800 N. State St. in Belvidere (the former Wolf Automotive Center) on Monday, Sept. 7. Manley’s held a ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m. for their grand opening […]

 
 

Ida Public Library hosts fall book sale

Ida Public Library hosts fall book sale

BELVIDERE – The Encore Fall Book Sale will occur at the Ida Public Library, located at 340 S. State St. in Belvidere. Sponsored by the Friends of Ida Library, it includes books, audio-books, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, puzzles, games, and magazines. Books are sorted into more than 30 categories. Preview […]

 
 

Belvidere Fire Department holds Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony

Belvidere Fire Department holds Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Friday, Sept. 11 marked the 14th anniversary of the day of infamy that has left a forever scar upon America: the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to CNN, “nearly 3,000 people” were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on this nation. The Belvidere Fire Station, […]

 
 

Boone County Master Gardeners present Seed Saving Program

BELVIDERE – Seed saving is the practice of saving seeds from vegetables, grain, herbs, and flowers for use from year to year in your garden.  This practice has a long history and has recently started to regain popularity among gardeners. It takes a bit of knowledge and proper planning in […]

 
 

Summerfield Zoo unveils new hyena exhibit

Summerfield Zoo unveils new hyena exhibit

By Bailey Appelhans Reporter BELVIDERE – Summerfield Zoo held the grand opening for its new Jeannie Hayes Memorial Hyena Habitat on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept 6. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday with activities like trivia and coloring for children which carried over into Sunday. “We […]