Events

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 […]

 
 

Alpaca Pines hosts Alpaca Days

Alpaca Pines hosts Alpaca Days

By Kathryn Menue Editor POPLAR GROVE – On Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27, Alpaca Pines, located at 21756 Beaverton Road in Poplar Grove, hosted Alpaca Days. Alpaca Days was a family-friendly event where people could go feed and play with the numerous alpacas at Alpaca Pines.  People of […]

 
 

Tom, Janet Lacke celebrate 50 years of marriage

Tom, Janet Lacke celebrate 50 years of marriage

BELVIDERE – Tom and Janet (Weinen) Lacke are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 9. Tom is a retired quality engineer from Chrysler and Janet is a retired homemaker. The two were married on Oct. 9, 1965 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Galena, Ill. After 50 years, […]

 
 

Problems arise as new management takes over operations at PAC

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the faculty of the fine arts department at Belvidere High School (BHS) discovered they no longer had access to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) which also served the classroom, performance venue, and rehearsal space for theater arts students. Dan Holmes, […]

 
 

North Boone High School makes strides in peer acceptance

North Boone High School makes strides in peer acceptance

By Kathryn Menue Editor POPLAR GROVE – On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the students of North Boone High School crowded into the gym at 2:30 p.m. for the Homecoming assembly. The proceedings seemed to start like any other pep assembly as the band and cheerleaders pumped up the crowd with the […]