Events

An enjoyable reunion for the Belvidere Class of 1960

An enjoyable reunion for the Belvidere Class of 1960

BELVIDERE – The Belvidere High School class of 1960 had their 55th reunion at the VFW in Belvidere on Aug. 1. They had happy hour where the class of 1960 alumni got to visit with one another until dinner. People enjoyed visiting with old time friends and classmates as they […]

 
 

Tractor pulls everywhere, but don’t forget those Look-Alikes

Tractor pulls everywhere, but don’t forget those Look-Alikes

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Day Three of the 2015 Boone County Fair is Thursday, a special time because those 65 years of age and older are admitted free of charge. Typically, the fair sees its biggest attendance on this day. Kids and the young at heart also […]

 
 

Oldies, Kids Day in the spotlight on second day of fair

Oldies, Kids Day in the spotlight on second day of fair

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – There will be plenty of country music reverberating from various corners of the Boone County Fairgrounds during this year’s fair, which runs Aug. 11-16. Not so much with the Oldies. Except for Wednesday, Day 2 of the fair, when two groups specializing in that […]

 
 

Zooapalooza donates to Summerfield Zoo

Zooapalooza donates to Summerfield Zoo

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – The Summerfield Zoo faced the darkest night in its history when a storm swept through the Belvidere zoo destroying property and killing two animals on April 9. “In retrospect, it’s still so surreal,” co-owner, Tammy Anderson, said. “Fences were down. Animals were wondering […]

 
 

Plenty of local flavor on opening day at Boone County Fair

Plenty of local flavor on opening day at Boone County Fair

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – As usual, the Boone County Fair will open with flair. A busy, multi-faceted fair begins Tuesday, Aug. 11 and doesn’t let up until it closes Sunday night, Aug. 16. There’s plenty going on opening day, beginning with a 4-H horse show at 8:30 a.m., […]

 
 

Weekend Events

Saturday, Aug. 8 The Belvidere Junior Tackle will host the Belvidere Junior Tackle Flapjack Fundraiser form 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2126 Gateway Center in Belvidere at the Belvidere Applebee’s Restaurant location.  Tickets will be $5 and will be purchasable at the July 19 Parents Meeting.   State Rep. […]

 
 

Klippel-Feil Syndrome Freedom announces third annual KFS Awareness Day

Klippel-Feil Syndrome Freedom announces third annual KFS Awareness Day

STATELINE – As with most of the 30 million Americans scattered across the country who suffer from one of 7,000 known rare diseases, it is difficult for patients with Klippel-Feil Syndrome – a rare spinal condition – to get together for an awareness event in one location. That is, until […]

 
 

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

The Rockford Memorial Hospital “Loving Tails” Therapy Dogs will be coming to visit the Animal Friends Society of Boone County at the Belvidere Township Building located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

Belvidere Buzz takes second place in HCC summer softball

Belvidere Buzz takes second place in HCC summer softball

By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – They knew ahead of time that they had wrapped up second place in the Harlem Community Center’s summer softball league, That was because they had won both earlier meetings with their regular season-ending opponent. But that didn’t stop the O’Donnell squad, aka the […]

 
 

Weekend Update for Boone County Events

Weekend Update for Boone County Events

Friday, July 31 The Summerfield Zoo will host the fundraising event “Zooapaolooza” at Take 20 located at 438 U.S. Highway 20 in Cherry Valley. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. The only fee is a $5 donation. Saturday, Aug. 1 The 5th annual “Life is […]