Belvidere Daily Republican

Heritage Days to pack new activities into 3 days

Heritage Days to pack new activities into 3 days

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The city’s annual celebration of Heritage Days will be here in a scant two months. And a committee is meeting in hopes of making the three-day festival a good time for the young, old and in-between. This year’s dates are June 26-28, with the […]

 
 

Drug collection bin placed at Public Safety Building

Drug collection bin placed at Public Safety Building

BELVIDERE – Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce a permanent location for Boone County residents to safely dispose of prescription medicines and to keep them from being abused. With the help of Boone County Crime Stoppers and the CVS Pharmacy’s Safer Communities grant program, a MedReturn Drug […]

 
 

Chairman’s appointments receive unanimous support

Chairman’s appointments receive unanimous support

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – One of the jobs of the Boone County Board chairman is to appoint people to fill vacancies on the various committees, commissions, districts and associations, and in the fire districts. Those appointments need concurrence from the full county board. In some cases, the recommendations […]

 
 

Application deadline approaching for Miss Boone County Fair Queen contestants

Application deadline approaching for Miss Boone County Fair Queen contestants

BELVIDERE – The deadline to enter the Queen Pageant for the title of 2015 Miss Boone County Fair is Tuesday, May 12 when an informational meeting will be held at the Community Grange Hall, 8791 Rt. 76 at 6:30 p.m.  The Grange Hall is at the main entrance to the […]

 
 

Belvidere woman runs red light, hits three vehicles

Belvidere woman runs red light, hits three vehicles

LOVES PARK – On Sunday, April 19, at approximately 10:17 a.m., Loves Park officers responded to an accident with injuries at the intersection of E. Riverside Blvd. and Mulford Road, involving four vehicles. During the investigation, it was alleged that one of the drivers, Maria Rivera Gutierrez, 32, of Belvidere, […]

 
 

County needs state OK of local breeding, boarding rules

County needs state OK of local breeding, boarding rules

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Boone County may have local regulations for animal breeders and boarders. But there’s a catch. Such rules are within the jurisdiction of the state Department of Agrilcuture. And that department must approve of any local rules the county may wish to impose, to be […]

 
 

Frederick E. Raffety, 78

Frederick E. Raffety, 78

ROCKFORD – Frederick Elon Raffety, 78, of Rockford, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 in OSF St. Anthony Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1936 in Wayzata, MN; the son of Ernest G. and Emma J. (Short) Raffety. He married Judith Hasbrouck on Aug. 26, 1961, in Mapleton, Iowa. Fred received his Master of […]

 
 

Do you know your safe place?

Do you know your safe place?

By Lisa Rodgers Reporter BOONE COUNTY- April 9 saw the local forecast change minute to minute. Weather Forecasters had been warning as early as April 4 that Thursday could develop into a dangerous storm system. The Weather Channel had us at a Torcon 6 or 60% likely hood of tornadoes […]

 
 

Spring Art Scene makes debut in Boone County

Spring Art Scene makes debut in Boone County

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The 13th Spring Art Scene was in evidence Friday and Saturday at 39 host businesses throughout the Rockford area. And this year it made its debut in downtown Belvidere, at the Locust Street Press, formerly the Eagle’s Club. Business owner Russell Caldwell contacted the […]

 
 

Referendum fails Newly elected officials prepare for future challenges

Referendum fails Newly elected officials prepare for future challenges

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – A mixture of incumbents and newcomers have been elected to municipalities and school boards in Boone County. Among the incumbents returned to office, in contested races Tuesday, April 7, were village trustees Jeff Goings and Ron Quimby in Poplar Grove; Alderman Clayton Stevens […]