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Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officer of the Year awards held March 4 in Loves Park

Officers Brian Britnell, Kurt Cutler, Collen Gaspard and Sean Kahly, as well as Sergeant Mike Landman were all nominated for the Annual 2017 VFW Officer of the Year Award for their part in saving lives from a burning building in May 2016. Their actions were recognized during a dinner at […]

 
 

Incumbent, challenger compete for seat on MP village board

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Incumbent James Kidd is being opposed by Heather Kelley in his bid for re-election to the District 3 seat on the Machesney Park Village Board. The election is April 4. Trustee Kidd is no stranger when it comes to serving both the local and global communities. […]

 
 

Loves Park gives recognition to Harlem bowling champs

By Margaret Downing REPORTER At the March 6 Loves Park City Council meeting, aldermen saw Mayor Darryl Lindberg recognize the Har-lem High School Girls’ Bowling Team as the recently named “IHSA 2017 State Bowling Champions” under the leadership of bowling coach Jim Heathscott. They’ve been setting records and “rolling along” […]

 
 

Harlem Boys edge the Girls in annual bowling Grudge Match

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER In a battle of 2017 state bowling champions, Harlem’s boys team won the annual Ladies versus Gents Grudge Match by a mere 112 pins, 5,055 to 4,943. The event was held March 5 at Forest Hills Lanes in Loves Park, home of both Huskie teams. Senior […]

 
 

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

University of Illinois Extension Boone County hosts Super Saturday

The University of Illinois Extension Boone County 4-H program presented Super Saturday for its members on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Evangelical Church in Belvidere. Forty-five 4-H members from Boone County participated in 21 different project workshop sessions. Super Saturday was organized by the University of Illinois Extension Boone County […]

 
 

Belvidere, Boone County Police Briefings

Belvidere Friday, Feb. 17 Around 1:08 p.m., BPD Officer conducted tobacco compliance checks of local retailers, in partnership with the Boone County Health Department. Nine retail establishments were checked and all nine were in compliance. Thursday, Feb. 23 Around 4:11 p.m., BPD Officer conducted tobacco compliance checks of local retailers, […]

 
 

Ismael Bello, 45

Ismael Bello, 45, of Caledonia, passed away suddenly, March, 13. He was born Nov. 23, 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico, son of Genaro and Maria (Morales) Bello. He married Maria J. Jaramillo on Aug. 5, 1997. Ismael attended Saint James Church in Belvidere. He had a love for animals, which […]

 
 

Maria J. Bello, 47

Maria J. Bello, 47, of Caledonia, passed away suddenly, March 13. She was born Feb. 14, 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico, daughter of Celia VillaFana Jaramillo. She married Ismael Bello on Aug. 5, 1997. Maria attended Saint James Church in Belvidere. Maria was a devoted mother to her children and […]

 
 

Boone County’s Pat Elder recognized on her retirement after 24 years of service

Boone County’s Pat Elder recognized on her retirement after 24 years of service

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Longtime Boone County Supervisor of Assessments Pat Elder has been wished a fond farewell from public service as she retires. She was recognized during the Wednesday, Feb. 15 county board meeting when members unanimously adopted a resolution in her honor. The resolution stated she performed her […]

 
 

Health department plans second summer as feeding site

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Not many are thinking about summer, other than hoping it will come back sooner than later. That doesn’t include the Boone County Health Department, which just held an informational meeting about its plans to be a summer feeding site for the second year. The program is […]