Belvidere Daily Republican

Boone County money sought for Rockford airport project

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen will be coming to Boone County soon, searching for funding to help defray the cost of the proposed $40-million hangar project at Chicago Rockford International Airport. He already has asked the village of Machesney Park and city of […]

 
 

Senior Tyler Lass likes Senior Nights

Senior Tyler Lass likes Senior Nights

By Bob Kopp Special Correspondent MACHESNEY PARK – Scoring 18 points against Hononegah as the Bucs hosted the Indians on Belvidere’s Senior Night on February 20 to lead a dramatic 44-43 season series sweep of the Indians, he led all scorers again with 18 points on Friday’s Senior Night at Harlem as the […]

 
 

Mainstream: New setbacks would prohibit wind farms here

Mainstream: New setbacks would prohibit wind farms here

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – As public hearings continue on new setback requirements for wind turbines, Mainstream Renewable Power is continuing its opposition, saying the proposed rules would keep such projects out of Boone County. The second hearing will be held March 24, with the possibility of a […]

 
 

Committee of the whole back on the table in PG

Committee of the whole back on the table in PG

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – Late in 2013 and early in 2014, village officials talked about changing to a committee of the whole way of doing the people’s business. Such a committee consists of all village board or city council members and is a recommending body to the […]

 
 

VIPs give back to the community they love

VIPs give back to the community they love

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE – “How many people get to say I do a lot for my community,” asked Mike Lowe. Mike Lowe, Joe Cangelosi and Marty Mast are three people who can emphatically say that they do and are the recipients of the Belvidere Daily Republican’s Volunteer of […]

 
 

Cosmopolitan Club declared the victors of Trivia Night

Cosmopolitan Club declared the victors of Trivia Night

By Tricia Goecks Editor Nearly 200 people turned out for the inaugural Trivia Night sponsored by the District 100 Charitable Foundation at the Moose Lodge on Feb. 21 for a night of trivia, camaraderie and joviality that raised money to support the foundation’s mission to provide financial support to enhance […]

 
 

Area crafters donate lapghans for veterans

Area crafters donate lapghans for veterans

By Tricia Goecks Editor STATELINE – It started out as a simple way to honor her father’s and his military service. Charlotte Kennedy decided to make one 36” x 48” afghan (lapghan), per month and donate it to a veterans group. On Flag Day 2014, Kennedy embarked on her project […]

 
 

Thunder 7th in bowling Briggs finishes with 2 state wrestling titles in 4 years

Thunder 7th in bowling Briggs finishes with 2 state wrestling titles in 4 years

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – Boone County high schools were well represented last weekend at state bowling and wrestling competitions in Champaign and in nearby Cherry Valley. North Boone senior Brandon Briggs finished his high school wrestling career with two state championships and two second-place finishes at the […]

 
 

Boone County supports Sen. Syverson gaming legislation

Boone County supports Sen. Syverson gaming legislation

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Gaming legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, is being supported by the Boone County Board. Board Chairman Bob Walberg has written a letter to the lawmaker, who first took office in 1992, expressing that support. He also called for a regional division […]

 
 

Boone County hopes to avoid running out of money

Boone County hopes to avoid running out of money

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The finance primer held for Boone County Board members, especially the five who are new to the board, gave officials plenty to think about. Paramount among the issues was a five-year forecast prepared by County Administrator Ken Terrinoni, who has been working up county […]