Belvidere Daily Republican

Debate continues on whether e-cigarettes are legal in public places

Debate continues on whether e-cigarettes are legal in public places

By Kathryn Menue Editor BOONE COUNTY – Study after study has shown that cigarettes are a dangerous product filled with toxic chemicals to both the individuals smoking the cigarettes and to the bystanders caught around the cloud of smoke. With the growing knowledge and concern surrounding cigarettes and other tobacco […]

 
 

Basketball camp scholarship available to deserving basketball lover

BOONE COUNTY – Run, dribble, lay-up, shoot, swish, and the crowd goes wild. A basketball player’s dream is to be one of the best. To feel that orange basketball slide from their fingers as it soars to the net is a feeling like no other. The satisfying swish that follows […]

 
 

Enter to win a Krispy Kreme pop up experience

BOONE COUNTY – It’s Krispy Kreme’s 78th Birthday and you could win a Krispy Kreme Experience for your hometown! Starting June 8 tweet a creative, imaginative, or compelling photo, video or shout-out (s/o) depicting why your city, state, or hometown should #WinKrispyKreme. Your entry could score your town a Krispy Kreme Pop-Up […]

 
 

Karl S. Zahm, 78, of Belvidere

BELVIDERE – Karl S. Zahm, 78, died on March 1. A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at Franchesco’s Ristorante located at 7128 Spring Creek Road. A private burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery. The family would like to give […]

 
 

Calendar of Events

UNLESS NOTED, ALL EVENTS ARE IN BELVIDERE Sunday, June 14 Concerts in the Park. Baltic Mill Stage in Belvidere Park at 6:30 p.m. Rockford Barbershop Chorus, Four part Harmony in all musical styles. Free to the public. Rain site will be the Community Building. EAA 1414 Fly-In/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast at […]

 
 

Public Meetings

  All regular board and committee meetings, except for closed sessions, are open to the public. E-mail public meeting dates to bdrnews@rvpublishing.com or fax to (815) 547-3045. Monday, June 15 Belvidere City Council Meeting at 7 p.m. Belvidere City Council Chambers, 401 Whitney Blvd. Spring Township will have a Public […]

 
 

“Centenarians have stories to tell”

“Centenarians have stories to tell”

Photo by Kathryn Menue From left: Doris Rands, 100, Thelma Newcomer, 104, Darlene Esmond, 100, Mary Liss, 105, Sara Rosner, 100, and Dorothy Blackman, 103 all celebrate their birthdays together at Maplecrest of Belvidere on June 2 at 1 p.m.   By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Tuesday, June […]

 
 

Health Department Employees May Work Fewer Hours

Health Department Employees May Work Fewer Hours

  Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Some Boone County Health Department (BCHD) employees may be working fewer hours during the 2015-16 fiscal year, to help the department make ends meet. “We’re struggling with the new budget,” Administrator Cynthia Frank told the overseeing Board of Health (BOH) during Monday’s monthly meeting. […]

 
 

Barber-shoppers add to observance of Memorial Day

Barber-shoppers add to observance of Memorial Day

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – When it comes to remembering Memorial Day, Boone County has it covered. Whether it’s the federal observance, this year on May 25, or the traditional observance, on May 30, there are tasteful ceremonies put on by the Garden Prairie Grasshoppers/Sweet Clover 4-H Club […]

 
 

Auto Attractions museum has extensive tribute to Lincoln

Auto Attractions museum has extensive tribute to Lincoln

By Bob Balgemann Reporter  BOONE COUNTY – Historic Auto Attractions at 13825 N. Metric Drive, off Rockton Road, will reopen Saturday, May 23 for its 15th year.And speaking of years to remember, this is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as the 150th anniversary […]