Events

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 […]

 
 

Cherry Valley Library turns pages

CHERRY VALLEY – More than the season is turning at the Cherry Valley Public Library District where director Eve Kirk is stepping down. In the last 15+ years, Kirk has overseen the transformation of the library’s public services to a 21st century model that includes digital delivery of media, public computing […]

 
 

Boone County Sherriff’s Office releases patrol results

BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office recently completed extra patrols for the Labor Day Holiday. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office has a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  This grant allows the Sheriff’s Office to hire back Deputies for extra patrols. These patrols […]

 
 

Weekend events

Friday, Sept. 11 The Belvidere Boys football sophomore team will face Jefferson at Wyeth Stadium-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.   Saturday, Sept. 12 […]

 
 

Belvidere Fire Department reaches new record in MDA donations

Belvidere Fire Department reaches new record in MDA donations

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Labor Day, the Belvidere Fire Department took to the streets and local establishments to once again raise money for a wonderful cause. Every Labor Day, for the last 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) all across America reach out to […]

 
 
 
 
 
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