Belvidere Republican

Belvidere police honored for their role in live-saving river rescue

Belvidere police honored for their role in live-saving river rescue

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The life of city police officers has changed considerably over the years and there are fewer typical days, when they primarily keep busy writing traffic tickets, responding to complaints, and filling out incident reports. One Belvidere sergeant and five officers were honored during the July 27 […]

 
 

Dairy Day at B1 Food Pantry

Dairy Day at B1 Food Pantry

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR The truck from Prairie Farms arrived at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29. It delivered 900 boxes of dairy products fresh from Prairie Farms for the B1 Food Pantry, at the B1 Church, 1105 7th Ave. Each box contained two gallons of 2 percent milk, four […]

 
 

Firefighter Explorers meetings restart

Firefighter Explorers meetings restart

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR The Boy Scout Explorer programs are interactive, worksite-based career education program of Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America. Participants in the program are called Explorers. The program serves youth in 6th to 8th grades and young men and women who are […]

 
 

The 4-H Fair Show must go on

The 4-H Fair Show must go on

The Boone County 4-H youth development program empowers and prepares youth for success by providing opportunities for youth to learn, practice, and demonstrate skills needed for home, career, and citizenship. Youth, organized in clubs, study areas of interest called 4-H projects. Projects include a wide range of interests: animal science, […]

 
 

SwedishAmerican opens primary care wellness center serving FCA Belvidere Assembly Plant employees and their families

SwedishAmerican opens primary care wellness center serving FCA Belvidere Assembly Plant employees and their families

-The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Family Health and Wellness Center-Belvidere is a primary care, near-site health facility established to serve more than 8,600 FCA employees and their covered family members. It is located at what was formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital in Belvidere, 1625 S. State St. -FCA partners with SwedishAmerican […]

 
 

Residents rise in support of three departed animal services employees

By Bob Balgemann Reporter There was a larger than usual turnout of residents at the July 15 Boone County Board meeting, with the vast majority of them commending three employees of the County Animal Services Department, and wondering why they suddenly walked off the job Friday afternoon, July 10. Each […]

 
 

Another Buchanan Street Stroll delights downtown Belvidere

Another Buchanan Street Stroll delights downtown Belvidere

  By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Stroll returned to its usual day and time of Sunday afternoons on July 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. There was entertainment including Dale Rhode and the Crossroads, Bucktooth Sugar Bush, and TNZ Magic. Restaurants and businesses were open on the west part of […]

 
 

Savings allows Belvidere to afford expensive public works projects

By Bob Balgemann Reporter Every once in a while Public Works Director Brent Anderson will talk to aldermen about money his department puts aside each year, in order to be able to afford those costly utility projects that pop up on occasion. One of them recently was dealt with, that […]

 
 

General Mills hosts Mobile Food Pantry

General Mills hosts Mobile Food Pantry

Anne Eickstadt photo Belvidere Republican Volunteers from several organizations join together to load food into cars at General Mills Park.   By Anne Eickstadt Editor On Tuesday, June 30 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. General Mills, in partnership with the Belvidere Family YMCA, hosted a mobile food pantry at General […]

 
 

Technological upgrades continue to command Belvidere’s attention

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter It didn’t used to be this way but it is now, and it causes city officials to continually be on their toes to keep up with rapidly changing technology, while minding the bottom line cost. Take the wastewater treatment plant as an example. The current […]

 
 
 
 
 
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