Belvidere Daily Republican

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Neighbors of the new Boone County Jail don’t like the idea that inmates might be looking at them, through some of the 99 windows at the facility. That concern has been expressed to jail officials and prompted discussion, during the July 6 meeting of […]

 
 

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

The Rockford Memorial Hospital “Loving Tails” Therapy Dogs will be coming to visit the Animal Friends Society of Boone County at the Belvidere Township Building located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

Health Department reports first West Nile Virus positive mosquito batch in Boone County

Health Department reports first West Nile Virus positive mosquito batch in Boone County

BELVIDERE – The Boone County Health Department announces that a batch of mosquitoes collected on July 28 in the 61065 zip code, has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). To date, Boone County has no positive birds or human cases of WNV. WNV is transmitted through the bite of […]

 
 

New Sikh Temple to open in Stateline area

New Sikh Temple to open in Stateline area

By Kathryn Menue Editor STATELINE – The Nanaksar Sikh Temple will open in Rockford at 714 3rd Ave on the corner of Kishwaukee Street and 3rd Avenue. The former Catholic Church will now be a place for religious worship, spiritual lectures, meditation, inter-faith conferences, and to educate people, neighbors, and […]

 
 

Frontier Communications awards Growth Dimensions with check

Frontier Communications awards Growth Dimensions with check

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Frontier Communications awarded Growth Dimensions with a $5,000 check on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Belvidere City Hall in front of the mural in the Council Chambers. The check came as a nice surprise for Growth Dimensions who applied for the Best […]

 
 

Belvidere Buzz takes second place in HCC summer softball

Belvidere Buzz takes second place in HCC summer softball

By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – They knew ahead of time that they had wrapped up second place in the Harlem Community Center’s summer softball league, That was because they had won both earlier meetings with their regular season-ending opponent. But that didn’t stop the O’Donnell squad, aka the […]

 
 

Douglas, Joyce Drake celebrate 73 years of marriage

Douglas, Joyce Drake celebrate 73 years of marriage

BELVIDERE – Dr. Douglas and Joyce Drake will celebrate their 73rd anniversary soon. Douglas and Joyce were married on Saturday, Aug. 8, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. and after 73 years of marriage, they are still going strong. Joyce’s maiden name was Turrittin, but she gladly took Douglas’ name of Drake. […]

 
 

Village of Poplar Grove hosts meeting

POPLAR GROVE – The Village of Poplar Grove, “A Great Place to Call Home,” will hold their Finance and Public Works Committee meeting Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the village board room, located at 200 Hill St. in Poplar Grove.

 
 

Weekend Update for Boone County Events

Weekend Update for Boone County Events

Friday, July 31 The Summerfield Zoo will host the fundraising event “Zooapaolooza” at Take 20 located at 438 U.S. Highway 20 in Cherry Valley. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. The only fee is a $5 donation. Saturday, Aug. 1 The 5th annual “Life is […]

 
 

Police department makes nine arrests in prostitution sting operation

STATELINE – On Thursday, July 30, in the evening hours, the Rockford Police Department District 2 M3 Streets Team in collaboration with the Winnebago County Tactical Team conducted an undercover prostitution detail targeting internet-based prostitution operations. During the detail, the officers established a fictitious internet-based advertisement for prostitution, which generated […]