Events

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, […]

 
 

Jefferson Prairie Church members tackle community projects

Jefferson Prairie Church members tackle community projects

POPLAR GROVE – Perhaps you noticed a lot of well-dressed folks in and around town on Sunday. If you stopped to talk to them, you would have found that the yellow t-shirts they wore were not just a fashion statement but also, and more important, a testament to the work […]

 
 

Raising meat birds on pasture

BELVIDERE – Why do so many new farmers get their start in livestock production by raising pastured poultry for meat? Demand is high, the production cycle is relatively short, the facilities are minimal, and the total capital investment is comparatively small. However, there are still numerous management and marketing considerations […]

 
 

Weekend events for Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11

Weekend events for Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11

 Friday, Oct. 9 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.   The Belvidere Boys football sophomore team will face Guilford High School at Guilford at 5 p.m. followed by […]

 
 

Special EAA/DAR recognition event for Veterans’ Day

POPLAR GROVE – The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Asa Cottrell Chapter of Boone County will be joining EAA on Oct. 11 for our Veterans’ Breakfast to recognize our veterans, particularly those who served in the Vietnam War. The DAR has a long history of supporting veterans, and they will […]

 
 

Stateline clothing recycling drive comes to Belvidere

Stateline clothing recycling drive comes to Belvidere

BELVIDERE— From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful hosts its Fall Clothing Drive at the Belvidere Township Office located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road, as well as at all Rockford area Schnucks Markets, including Cherry Valley. “Clean clothing that’s no longer needed can be re-used […]

 
 

Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Friday, Oct. 2 The Belvidere Boys football sophomore team will face Harlem High School at home at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:15 p.m. This is Belvidere’s homecoming game. The Girl’s Poms’ squad will perform at the game.  The junior varsity cheerleaders will cheer for the sophomore […]

 
 

“Stars and Stripes: A Salute to Our Veterans”

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter ROCKFORD- On Oct. 10, Bergstrom Inc. and The Salvation Army of Winnebago County cordial invite all area veterans, active military, their guests as well as the general public to attend Stars and Stripes: A Salute to Our Veterans from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m. at the […]