Belvidere Daily Republican

Text amendment being prepared for breeders, boarders

Text amendment being prepared for breeders, boarders

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Their direction has been made clear. Now, members of the ad-hoc committee dealing with regulations for animal breeders and boarders are going to craft a text amendment for the Boone County Code. That work will continue May 20, when the panel meets at 1 […]

 
 

Bids for new county animal services building due June 2

Bids for new county animal services building due June 2

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Boone County Administrator Ken Terrinoni called it an aggressive timetable but he said, “We want to start (construction) as soon as possible.” Architect Mark Schmidt will begin advertising on May 11 for bids to construct the new Boone County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. […]

 
 

School board reorganization brings a new president

School board reorganization brings a new president

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – The North Boone Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education has come within one member of being completely changed over the past two years. Matt Ellingson, Tom Moon and Brian Reininger were elected two years ago, when incumbents Glen Gratz, Tom Kinser […]

 
 

Final preparations underway for annual VetsRoll tribute to American Veterans

Final preparations underway for annual VetsRoll tribute to American Veterans

By Jean Seegers Reporter ROCKTON – Final plans are being made in preparation for the sixth annual VetsRoll annual veteran’s tour of war memorials in and around Washington D.C. Two hundred war veterans from World War II, The Korean Conflict and “Rosie the Riveter” veterans will make the trip. This […]

 
 

Bucs surge then stumble in week three of NIC-10 play

By Bob Kopp BDR Bucs Sports Correspondent BELVIDERE – Completing the third week of conference action at 6-3 and still in the hunt for the NIC-10 title and a deep run in the post-season, the Bucs began the week by overpowering Auburn (9-0), getting past Jefferson (5-4), and stumbling against […]

 
 

After debate, county approves Ceroni Piplng special use

After debate, county approves Ceroni Piplng special use

BELVIDERE – The Boone County Board has approved a special use permit to allow Ceroni Piping to relocate to 22.49-acre parcel on the northwest corner of U.S. Route 20 and Interstate 90. But that approval, in an 11-1 vote with board member Sherry Branson dissenting, came after lengthy debate over […]

 
 

Viking Play Day set for June 12 at Beaver Creek

CAPRON – The North Boone football and basketball programs will host the Viking Play Day Golf Outing, four-man scramble, on Friday, June 12 at the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Capron. Registration will be at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. Cost is $90 for a single golfer, $360 for […]

 
 

Woman, school recognized for kindness toward animals

Woman, school recognized for kindness toward animals

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Boone County Animal Control Services officials are recognizing those who go out of their way to express kindness toward animals. Whether it’s a cash donation of some act of goodness, Supervisor Roger Tresemer is making mention of the incidents at county board meeting. At […]

 
 

Gordon D. Hawes, 69

Gordon D. Hawes, 69

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Gordon D. Hawes, 69, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on May 3, 2015. Mr. Hawes was born in Chicago. He was a Software Engineer. Mr. Hawes is survived by his loving wife Diana Hawes; children Mike (Sally) Hawes of Lake Mary, Fla. and Chris Hawes of Marietta, […]

 
 

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 […]