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Belvidere North takes win at Boone County Open

BELVIDERE – On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Belvidere North High School, the Belvidere High School, and the North Boone High School boys’ golf teams all competed in the 7th Annual Boone County Open at Timber Pointe Golf Club par 36. Belvidere North took home the win with the four lowest […]

 
 

Belvidere girl’s golf team defeats Rockford

BELVIDERE – The Belvidere Varsity Girls Co-op Golf defeated Rockford Co-op on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Timber Pointe Golf Course. The Belvidere girl’s co-op golf team won with four lowest scores totaling 192 points. The top four players from Belvidere were Sara Redig with a score of 45, Brenna Rieches […]

 
 

Blast from the past with NIO cowboy mounted shooting club

Blast from the past with NIO cowboy mounted shooting club

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – Resembling cowboys – and cowgirls – from the 1800s, 21 members of the Northern Illinois Outlaws, a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association affiliated club, showcased their talents during their energetic performance at the Boone County Fair Aug.16. In an interview before the show, NIO President […]

 
 

Local celebrity roasted at Boone County CASA fundraiser

Local celebrity roasted at Boone County CASA fundraiser

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – In the heat of summer, one Boone County celebrity and philanthropist got roasted at the Boone County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, celebrity roast fundraiser. Sheri Casey is been a part of 17 local boards and committees over the past 30 years, […]

 
 

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

By Bob Balgemann Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – A large crowd turned out Monday, Aug. 3 for what was a bittersweet moment in the life of Capron Rescue Squad, which has been serving northern Boone County for the past 58 years. They gathered for two celebrations. First was a sneak peak […]

 
 

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

BELVIDERE – Alpine Bank sponsored the Kid’s Days events at the 2015 Boone County Fair. Here is a list of the winners for each game over the two day event. Wednesday, Aug. 12 The sack race for ages three to eight first place winner was Russell O’Donnell, second place went […]

 
 

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

By Tammy Rentschler BNHS Cheer BELVIDERE – The Belvidere North High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their 9th annual “YOUNG THUNDER CHEER CAMP” on Sept. 8, 9 and 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The camp is open to all area students entering grades first through sixth, and the […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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