Belvidere Daily Republican

Poplar Grove native serves aboard Navy warship in San Diego

Poplar Grove native serves aboard Navy warship in San Diego

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James H. Green NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH A Poplar Grove native and 2017 North Boone High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Russell. Fireman Apprentice Teagan Ryan is a fireman aboard the guided-missile destroyer operating out of San Diego. […]

 
 

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 2

Belvidere Citizen’s Police Academy: Part 2

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Week Two of the Citizen’s Police Academy began with Session One. Deputy Chief Matthew Wallace was scheduled to be in two places at the same time Wednesday, Feb. 7, so he swapped sessions with Officer Tim Blankenship. Officer Blankenship provided plenty of interest with ‘A Day […]

 
 

County explores ad-hoc hiring committee for some appointed jobs

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Creation of an ad-hoc committee to deal with filling specialized, appointed positions within Boone County government was brought up at the January County Board meeting. After discussion failed to reach a consensus, the matter was referred to the board’s annual planning retreat, held Feb. 3, for […]

 
 

Local students entered in 77th Young Artist Show

Local students entered in 77th Young Artist Show

Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 77th Young Artist Show: High School Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. Sponsored by Women’s Art Board, the exhibition remains on view through March 31 at RAM, located inside Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main […]

 
 

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

Boone County Girl Scouts hold Powder Puff Derby

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “Our service unit originally talked about wanting to do a Powder Puff Derby back in May, 2017,” said Jeanine Hadley, volunteer Girl Scout leader. “We officially started planning it in Fall, 2017, and had the event on Jan. 20 this year. The committee for the Derby included […]

 
 

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

Boone County couple takes five dogs to prestigious show

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “We’ve been here under the Meyer name for 32 years,” said Gwen Meyer. “Kent’s parents, Ryan and Cindy Meyer owned it first. We took it over 22 years ago. We do lodging, grooming, training, and doggie day care. We are professional dog handlers. We show dogs […]

 
 

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “This was one of the best, if not the best, casts that I have ever had the chance to work with,” said Dr. Phillip Vermillion, co-director of Shrek the Musical. “ All of the students–cast, crew, orchestra–everybody stepped up to take ownership of the show. “It’s […]

 
 

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate vows war on Mike Madigan

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate vows war on Mike Madigan

By Anne Eickstadt Editor Matthew C. Scaro, an Illinois Libertarian, has announced his intention to run for the office of Governor of Illinois in the 2018 general election. “I don’t think the people have a Conservative choice this year. I think I am the only Conservative choice. “We have to […]

 
 

2017 a year of accomplishment, heroism, change for city police

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter A lot happened around the Belvidere Police Department in the just concluded 2017 calendar year. There were retirements, promotions, and new hires that brought the department back to its authorized personnel strength, and some accomplishments, to name a few. Details of all that activity was […]

 
 

Lady Vikings set sail for spring

  By Chris Johnson reporter The North Boone Lady Vikings winter sports season has come to a close. Following a loss to the defending Regional Champion Winnebago Lady Indians on Wednesday Feb. 7, 49-25, uniforms were turned in and all of the athlete’s attention turned to the open fields and […]