Public Meetings

Boone County Board deny not-for-profit food permit request

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY-On Wednesday, Sept.16, the Boone County Board held its monthly meeting. On the agenda was the request for not-for-profits (NFP’s) to pay fees for food permits. Upon arrival at the meeting, the parking lot was a sea of cars and additional chairs were being added […]

 
 

Boone County Health Department inconsistent over rhubarb explanation

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY-The rhubarb over rhubarb in Boone County continued at the Boone County Board meeting on Sept. 16.  A large group of non-for-profits (NFP’s) were in attendance to oppose a fee for food permits for NFP’s.  The request was originated by the Boone County Health Department […]

 
 

Belvidere City Council motions for replacement, upgrades,renewals

Belvidere City Council motions for replacement, upgrades,renewals

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – One Belvidere alderman was quickly replaced, and the City Council had a new face on Wednesday, Sept. 9. James Campbell was elected as the 5th Ward Alderman in April 2013. However, he resigned from his position on Belvidere’s City Council two years before […]

 
 

Great rhubarb over rhubarb in Boone County

Great rhubarb over rhubarb in Boone County

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY – According to Webster’s Dictionary and Daily Writing Tips (www.dailywriting tips.com/rhubarb-is-not-just-a-vegetable/), the word rhubarb may be used in the context of a vegetable, controversy, murmurous background noise, and in baseball. Quotes provided from the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) were obtained from a public […]

 
 

Plote quarry annexation by Belvidere in discussion stage

Plote quarry annexation by Belvidere in discussion stage

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Questions about the 226-acre Plote Quarry on Town Hall Road surfaced at Wednesday night’s Boone County Board meeting. Discussion resulted as did a brief, verbal exchange between board Chairman Bob Walberg and District 3 board member Kenny Freeman. At issue were updates on possible […]

 
 

Committee votes in favor 3-1 for food permit fees for non-profits

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY: Once again the Boone County Board is being asked to approve food permit fees for nonprofit (NFP) organizations. The Boone County Board denied a previous request. Originating from Boone County Health Department (BCHD) staff followed by approval by the Boone County Board of Health, […]

 
 

Higher fees okayed for circuit court clerk, health department

Higher fees okayed for circuit court clerk, health department

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The Boone County Board has approved requests from the Circuit Court Clerk’s office and health department to increase a variety of user fees. Action came Wednesday night, Aug. 19, in varying votes. For Circuit Court Clerk Linda Anderson the need for higher automation fees […]

 
 

Great rhubarb over rhubarb in Boone County

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY – According to Webster’s Dictionary and Daily Writing Tips (www.dailywriting tips.com/rhubarb-is-not-just-a-vegetable/), the word rhubarb may be used in the context of a vegetable, controversy, murmurous background noise, and in baseball. Quotes provided from the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) were obtained from a public […]

 
 

Lack of bids scuttles Belvidere streetscape project this year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The city’s downtown streetscape project won’t continue this year, because the only bid received to do the work was well over the amount set aside in the current budget. And so the committee of the whole’s recommendation to reject the bid was approved by […]

 
 

Boone County Retired Teachers announce upcoming meeting

BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Retired Teachers are preparing for the first meeting of the year.  It will be a dinner meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church. Chris Gluck of Association Member Benefits Advisors and Loryann Els of the Illinois […]