Belvidere Daily Republican

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

Capron Rescue celebrates new station, chief’s retirement

By Bob Balgemann Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – A large crowd turned out Monday, Aug. 3 for what was a bittersweet moment in the life of Capron Rescue Squad, which has been serving northern Boone County for the past 58 years. They gathered for two celebrations. First was a sneak peak […]

 
 

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

Alpine Bank announces Kid’s Days winners

BELVIDERE – Alpine Bank sponsored the Kid’s Days events at the 2015 Boone County Fair. Here is a list of the winners for each game over the two day event. Wednesday, Aug. 12 The sack race for ages three to eight first place winner was Russell O’Donnell, second place went […]

 
 

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

BNHS Cheerleaders host annual youth cheer camp

By Tammy Rentschler BNHS Cheer BELVIDERE – The Belvidere North High School Cheerleaders will be hosting their 9th annual “YOUNG THUNDER CHEER CAMP” on Sept. 8, 9 and 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The camp is open to all area students entering grades first through sixth, and the […]

 
 

Boone County Sheriff’s Office announces Facebook and Twitter pages

BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will now be able to inform and update citizens more effectively through social media. The sheriff’s office is excited to announce the development of the department’s Facebook page and twitter account. The sheriff’s office hopes to keep the public updated “real time” […]

 
 

Experience of working at Boone County Fair

Experience of working at Boone County Fair

By Bailey Appelhans Reporter BELVIDERE – August brought fair week to citizens of Boone County, with many flocking there for animal showcases, food, and rides. For many fairgoers, however, coming to the fair this year meant returning to their jobs. Erin Doane, 19, worked part-time at Taco Bell all summer, […]

 
 

Loves Park Fire Dept. wins two softball championships

Loves Park Fire Dept. wins two softball championships

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – The Brassfield softball team finished first this summer in the Harlem Community Center (HCC) Galaxy Girls Division regular season. But the hoped-for undefeated regular season was thwarted by Team Thayer in the very last game, which left Brassfield with an 11-1 record. So […]

 
 

Don Norek: an authentic pastor

By Bob Kopp Columnist Don Norek went home to Jesus on Aug. 9. Notorious for his annual indiscriminate Christmas gift giveaways, eschatological obsession, street evangelism, and passion for Jesus that made peers appear as BB guns compared to heavy artillery, I was like everyone who knew him; feeling safe in […]

 
 

4-H releases Boone County Fair competition results

4-H releases Boone County Fair competition results

BOONE COUNTY – The 4-H of Boone County released the Boone County Fair competition show results. Beef, dairy steer shows The 4-H Beef Show Grand Champion Steer Plaque was donated by Ron Wait, and the David and Valerie Finnestad Memorial Trophy was donated by the Finnestad Family and went to […]

 
 

Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels performed at Boone County Fair

Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels performed at Boone County Fair

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – Mr. D’s Magic House on Wheels is reminiscent of a traveling variety show of the Vaudeville era.  His 1945 Chevrolet truck turned museum is an attraction all on its own. The exterior and stage are covered with curiosities and photos from around the world. […]

 
 

Lance Gifford performs for Boone County Fair

Lance Gifford performs for Boone County Fair

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – The Magic of Lance Gifford and Company was a hit at the 2015 Boone County Fair. His theatrical LasVegas-stylestage show combined illusions with magic and was both hilarious and exciting. Lance Gifford is an award-winning Magician, illusionist, and Hypnotists. He has won the Miami […]