Belvidere Daily Republican

Safety Town presents fire safety

Safety Town presents fire safety

        By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Thursday, June 11, the Flora Grange Safety Town continued at the Boone County Fairgrounds with its third day of safety tips for children. On Tuesday, June 9, the highlight of the day was weather safety and Wednesday, June 10 […]

 
 

Annual Heritage Days celebration right around the corner

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – It’s time to mark those calendars with the dates of June 26, 27 and 28. The city’s annual Heritage Days festival will be held that weekend with all kinds of events being held those three days. A committee led by Mayor Mike Chamberlain has […]

 
 

Franseen Farm will host Farmer’s Breakfast

Franseen Farm will host Farmer’s Breakfast

By Emily Hanlin BOONE COUNTY – On Jeremy Franseen’s farm in Poplar Grove, Ill, he does not milk traditional dairy, but instead, friendly dairy goats. The Franseen family farm, which started out as a dairy cattle operation, began in 1994 when Franseen’s grandfather, Ken, started farming on shares. However, upon […]

 
 

IEPA renews operations permit for Garden Prairie Organics

IEPA renews operations permit for Garden Prairie Organics

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The Illinois Environmental Protection (IEPA) has approved renewal of the current operating permit for Garden Prairie Organics, along with various modifications to the permit and operating plan “to accurately reflect operations at the site.” In a letter to Boone County, addressed to “sir or […]

 
 

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

By: Rhonda Mix A large crowd gathered at the Community Complex of Boone County building June 14 to watch the Greater Rockford Barbershop Chorus perform an entertaining and harmonious repertoire of songs. The Barbershop Chorus performed as a large group, in quartets and with individual vocal demonstrations. Memorable songs of […]

 
 

“An American Salute to God”

Please join us for “An American Salute to God” Patriotic Community Worship Service/Concert Heritage Days Weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 A.M. Community Building Complex of Boone County 111. W. First St. Belvidere, IL 61008  

 
 

18th Annual Farm Breakfast

18th Annual Farm Breakfast
 
 

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 […]