Events

Real Beal’s One Man Band performs at Boone County Fair

Real Beal’s One Man Band performs at Boone County Fair

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – The Real Beal’s One Man Band is truly a one of a kind musical experience. Jeff and his wife Nancy both sing while Jeff plays all the instruments;guitar, kick drum, and snare drum. Their marital bond did not start with the one man band […]

 
 

Perry School kicks off the new school year with a splash

Perry School kicks off the new school year with a splash

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – The excitement was in the air Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, at Perry School’s Parent, Teacher, Child Organization (PTCO) annual ice cream social. Students, staff and parents filled the lawn anxiously awaiting the arrival of Jody Dahlseng, the principal at Perry School, to kick things […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension hosts Farm Stroll

BOONE COUNTY – Are you wondering where to find local food and farm products in Boone County? Satisfy your local food cravings and curiosities on the Boone County Farm Stroll.  The stroll is a self-guided tour of a dozen diversified family farms located in Boone County. The University of Illinois […]

 
 

Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum announces upcoming event

POPLAR GROVE – The Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum is very excited to host an evening with Captain Chuck Downey and Carl Johnson on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Captain Chuck is a Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Recipient and the youngest Naval Aviator of World War II. Captain Chuck […]

 
 

Boone County 4-H announces dairy show results

BELVIDERE – The Boone County 4-H announced the winners from the Boone County Fair Dairy Shows. The Supreme Calf Champion Award, donated by Javurek Chiropractic, was awarded to Emily Irwin of Belvidere. The Reserve Supreme Calf Champion went to Brock Irwin of Belvidere. The Calf Champion Registered Holstein Award, donated […]

 
 

Boone County Conservation District hosts annual Autumn Pioneer Festival

BELVIDERE – The Boone County Conservation District in Belvidere will hold the 34th Annual Autumn Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Roger Gustafson Nature Center and Festival Grounds located at 603 N. Appleton Road. Travel back to the 1800s and learn about the lifestyles […]

 
 

County fair politics: Who’s Bernie Sanders? Just ask some of the folks in Iowa

County fair politics:  Who’s Bernie Sanders? Just ask some of the folks in Iowa

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – There was some excitement Sunday in a couple of the political booths along the Midway, as the 156th Boone County Fair came to a close. Those in the booths produced their iPhones to show the most recent poll had Democrat Bernie Sanders running […]

 
 

Weekend events, Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30

Weekend events, Friday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Aug. 30

Friday, Aug. 28 The IDA public library in Belvidere is hosting Family Friday where families can come out from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to hear stories and make crafts. The Belvidere Boys Football sophomore team will face Boylan High School at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at […]

 
 

Old Farmin’ Days coming back to Boone County

Old Farmin’ Days coming back to Boone County

By Andy Ward Beaver Creek Nursery BOONE COUNTY – It is my pleasure to announce that the 16th annual Old Farmin’ Days will be held Sept. 12 on our family farm in northern Boone County, located at 1171 Rockton Road  in Caledonia. Over the past 16 years our show has grown […]

 
 

Hononegah boy’s golf team defeats Belvidere North

ROSCOE – On Monday, Aug. 24, the Belvidere North High School boy’s varsity golf team faced off against Hononegah High School at Ledges Golf Course in Roscoe. Several of BNHS’s athletes had impressive scores with Cam Batson, Garrett Nelson, and Jake Dykstra all tying for first on their team with […]