Belvidere Daily Republican

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

    By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – The Rock River Raptors semi-professional football team looked sharp Saturday night as it battled Waukesha to a 14-14 tie at halftime. But then a hovering thunderstorm rolled in during intermission, bringing with it a 30-minute delay in the resumption of play. […]

 
 

Kids learn about pets and more at Safety Town

Kids learn about pets and more at Safety Town

By Rhonda Mix Reporter On June 12, 52 children showed up at the Grange Food Pavilion at the Boone County Fairgrounds to participate in the final day of the 14th annual Flora Grange Safety Town Day Camp. The themes of the day included water, sports and pet safety, and also […]

 
 

Remembering Dale through the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon

Remembering Dale through the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Losing a parent is one of the many sufferings a person can go through in life, and losing a parent at a young age presents an extra hardship that no child should have to endure. Despite the despairing hurt of losing their mother, three […]

 
 

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