Belvidere Daily Republican

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, […]

 
 

Living in a fishbowl and overcoming stereotypes

Living in a fishbowl and overcoming stereotypes

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE – When Jeremy Meyers told his wife Sarah that they were invited to a Christmas party on Dec. 22 at Steam Plant Restaurant for Susie’s Garden Patch, she initially protested. Sarah couldn’t imagine why they had been invited to the party because they had not […]

 
 

Giving to others warms the heart at Christmas

Giving to others warms the heart at Christmas

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE –After Mike Carlson passed away on Feb. 23, 2014 following a sudden illness, his widow Barbara was not certain that she would be able to find the strength to participate in the Joy of Christ Community Toy Distribution at Evangelical Covenant Church. And then while […]

 
 

Dr. Larry Gray McLain, 75 1939-2015

Dr. Larry Gray McLain, 75 1939-2015

Dr. Larry Gray McLain of Chicago, age 75, passed away peacefully with his wife Kathryn by his side on Saturday, Jan. 3. An avid runner, cyclist, triathlete, and ever-optimistic Cubs fan, Larry was born on Mar. 20, 1939 in Belvidere, and was the son of Charles & Margaret (Gray) McLain.  […]

 
 

Boone County’s current infrastructure needs total $31 million

  By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Boone County officials have worked up a wish list of infrastructure needs should state money become available to deal with five major, local projects totaling $31 million. County Administrator Ken Terrinoni worked up the list after being asked to do so, in the […]