Belvidere Daily Republican

Bucs scalp Indians in total team triumph

By Bob Kopp Special correspondent ROCKTON – Legendary Clarion University wrestling coach Bob Bubb, who guided many grapplers to international prominence with Kurt Angle’s Olympic gold and multiple NCAA titles being especially notable, once told me, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight that counts.  It’s the size […]

 
 

Capron boy has a future tickling the ivories, funny bone

Capron boy has a future tickling the ivories, funny bone

By Tricia Goecks Editor CAPRON – A steady stream of approximately 300 friends and neighbors stopped at the Lion’s Community Building on Jan. 10 for the club’s 60th anniversary. The chapter, which was started on Mar. 30, 1955 purchased its new home in February 2014 and club members have been […]

 
 

Special medical response team organized in Boone County

Special medical response team organized in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – As assistant chief of the Capron Rescue Squad, Tony Stepansky lives in a “what if” world. In the 21st century the unspeakable can, and has, occurred. Among those horrific, life-claiming events were the shooting at Columbine (Colo.) High School, which actually took place […]

 
 

Belvidere North students compete in Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition

Belvidere North students compete in Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition

BELVIDERE – Since 2009, Belvidere North High School students have competed in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Competition.  Rob Arata, Automotive Technology Instructor at the high school, has encouraged his Auto students to join an after school club which essentially works daily to perfect the disassembly and reassembly of an […]

 
 

Homeless Board Plans Middle School Outreach in the New Year

Homeless Board Plans Middle School Outreach in the New Year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The Boone County Homeless Project Board of Directors has a new chairperson in Jennifer Jacky and a new vice chair in Shannon Hansen. A change in leadership often can lead to fresh ideas and one of the projects Jacky wants to begin is to […]

 
 

Helen Louise Cleland, 84

Helen Louise Cleland, 84, of Capron passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, Jan. 13, 2015 in Northwoods Care Centre after a lingering illness.  Louise was born Mar. 30, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. the daughter of Roy W. and Clare L. (Fossler) Davis.  Shortly after her birth the family moved to […]

 
 

Belated Christmas Gift will help area Veterans

Belated Christmas Gift will help area Veterans

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE – Bob Ryder, superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County received a late Christmas present that will benefit several area veterans in need. Alyssa Cortes donated to him a portion of the proceeds of the Home for the Holidays dinner dance that was […]

 
 

Dale L. Parks, 84

Dale L. Parks, 84

Dale L. Parks, 84, of Roscoe, and formerly of Belvidere, died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.  Born on Aug. 19, 1930 to Harmon and Lillian Parks in Effingham, Ill.  Dale was employed at Sanitary Scale Co. and then retired from Barber Colman Co.  He was a member of Belvidere Masonic Lodge No. 60.  He […]

 
 

30 years in the making a local photographer pursues his passion

30 years in the making a local photographer pursues his passion

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY-‘You know you grew up in Belvidere, IL when…’ is a private Facebook group (you may request to be added) where Bill Eklund has been sharing some of his local photography.  Bill’s photos have provided a glimpse of home for some who live far away, […]

 
 

Barney Ray Roberts, 76

Barney Ray Roberts, 76

Barney Ray Roberts, age 76, passed away on Friday Jan. 9, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on Dec. 28, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the son of Clare William and Nellie Lenore Miller Roberts. He married Jo Ellen Marie Hintzsche on May 11, […]