Events

Xtreme 14U holds softball tryouts

Xtreme 14U holds softball tryouts

STATELINE – Big Dogs Xtreme 14U Softball will hold tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will hold another round of tryouts on Tuesday Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for their competitive travel team’s 2015 through 2016 season. Tryouts will be at Machesney […]

 
 

Health Department hosts produce market, wellness fair

Health Department hosts produce market, wellness fair

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The Boone County Health Department for the past seven years has hosted a farmers market in the grassy area off Logan Avenue, just past the county administration building Amanda Mehl, the department’s director of personal health services, said this year the market, held July […]

 
 

Music rules the day, night during Neighbors Night Fest

Music rules the day, night during Neighbors Night Fest

Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – So far this summer has been a mix of sometimes rainy, sometimes cool and sometimes hot days. Saturday, July 25 was a reminder that this is the good old summertime when the Poplar Grove Lions Club played host to the 46th Neighbors Night Festival […]

 
 

North Boone fire fighters heating up the summer

North Boone fire fighters heating up the summer

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter POPLAR GROVE – North Boone Fire District No. 3 heated up the town of Caledonia with their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, July 26. The all-volunteer fire station in Caledonia barbecued about 2,000 pounds of chicken and raised about $4,000 at the 41st annual […]

 
 

Boone County Fair hosts tractor pull

Boone County Fair hosts tractor pull

BELVIDERE – You won’t want to miss this year’s truck and tractor pull on Thursday, Aug.13 at the Boone County Fair in Belvidere.  The pulls have become a long running tradition at the county fairs.  They run all day long and are located at the grandstands. The morning and afternoon […]

 
 

Community Kids Day returns for 6th annual event

Community Kids Day returns for 6th annual event

BELVIDERE – The UAW Local 1268 Community Service Committee will host the 6th annual Community Kids Day on Sunday, July 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at UAW Local 1268 Hall located at 1100 E. Chrysler Drive in Belvidere. The event will feature lots […]

 
 

Coon Creek Hunt Club hosts fourth annual trap shoot

Coon Creek Hunt Club hosts fourth annual trap shoot

GARDEN PRAIRIE – The Coon Creek Hunt Club will host the fourth annual trap shoot in Garden Prairie on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is $50 per person and includes two rounds of sporting clays, the BB gun, and the archway range and lunch.

 
 

William Grady Pool hosts Paws at the Pool

William Grady Pool hosts Paws at the Pool

BELVIDERE – On Sunday, July 26, William Grady Pool, located at 916 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, will host Paws at the Pool. Paws at the Pool will occur from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This event will allow pool goers a chance to meet comfort dogs Kye and Bekah, […]

 
 

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere hosts fundraiser

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere hosts fundraiser

BELVIDERE – On Saturday, July 25, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Belvidere will host a prime rib dinner and square dance fundraiser. The evening will begin with the prime rib dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal will cost $25 per plate for adults and $6.50 for the kids […]

 
 

Launch party for new book on Belvidere and Boone County history to be held August 6

Launch party for new book on Belvidere and Boone County history to be held August 6

  A launch party for the release of the book “Belvidere and Boone County” will be held Thursday, August 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum 5151 Orth Road, Poplar Grove. The newest book on the history of Belvidere and Boone County was published […]