Events

Experience of working at Boone County Fair

Experience of working at Boone County Fair

By Bailey Appelhans Reporter BELVIDERE – August brought fair week to citizens of Boone County, with many flocking there for animal showcases, food, and rides. For many fairgoers, however, coming to the fair this year meant returning to their jobs. Erin Doane, 19, worked part-time at Taco Bell all summer, […]

 
 

Loves Park Fire Dept. wins two softball championships

Loves Park Fire Dept. wins two softball championships

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The Brassfield softball team finished first this summer in the Harlem Community Center (HCC) Galaxy Girls Division regular season. But the hoped-for undefeated regular season was thwarted by Team Thayer in the very last game, which left Brassfield with an 11-1 record. So […]

 
 

4-H releases Boone County Fair competition results

4-H releases Boone County Fair competition results

BOONE COUNTY – The 4-H of Boone County released the Boone County Fair competition show results. Beef, dairy steer shows The 4-H Beef Show Grand Champion Steer Plaque was donated by Ron Wait, and the David and Valerie Finnestad Memorial Trophy was donated by the Finnestad Family and went to […]

 
 

Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels performed at Boone County Fair

Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels performed at Boone County Fair

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels is reminiscent of a traveling variety show of the Vaudeville era.  His 1945 Chevrolet truck turned museum is an attraction all on its own. The exterior and stage are covered with curiosities and photos from around the world. […]

 
 

Weekend Events for Saturday, Aug.22-23

Weekend Events for Saturday, Aug.22-23

Saturday, Aug. 22 The Vintage Wheels and Wings Museum in Poplar Grove is hosting a Beer Tasting event called “Cheers to the Beers” in the outdoor pavilion.  The event will feature malts, barleys, and hops. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. The IDA public library in Belvidere is hosting “Make and […]

 
 

4-H Dairy Steer Show shows off talented kids

4-H Dairy Steer Show shows off talented kids

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Boone County 4-H held the Dairy Steer Show. The classes of he steer were split up into the age or “maturity” of the steer. Later competitions split the classes into different age groups of the exhibitors […]

 
 

4-H goats take home prizes at Boone County Fair

4-H goats take home prizes at Boone County Fair

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – On Thursday, Aug. 13, one or two of the competitors butted heads with their handlers and bleated in protest as they were led around the show area in the dairy goat barn, but for the most part, the goats entered in the Boone County […]

 
 

Timber Tina’s “Chics with Axes”

Timber Tina’s “Chics with Axes”

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – Tucked away in the southwest corner of the Boone County Fair, chainsaws roared, water was splashed and wood was chopped all in the name of competition. All summer, Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills – Chics with Axes hold demonstrations around the country at […]

 
 

Cemetery tour cancelled

BELVIDERE – The cemetery tours for Saturday, Aug 22 and Sunday Aug. 23 have been cancelled. The Ida Public Library was going to present a tour through the Belvidere Cemetery every half hour but must cancel the venture until next spring.

 
 

4-H clubs do the robot at the Boone County Fair

4-H clubs do the robot at the Boone County Fair

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE –While most 4-H clubs bring the animals they have raised to the county fair, the Boone County 4-H Robotics Clubs brought the robots they created to promote different way to get an education. The Boone County 4-H Robotics Clubs have been raising awareness for […]