Belvidere Daily Republican

Hunter UMC and Blaine UMC host fried chicken dinner

CALEDONIA – The Co-active ministries of Hunter United Methodist Church (UMC) and sister church Blaine United Methodist Church are hosting an old-fashioned Fried Chicken Dinner with all the fixin’s on Sunday, July 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hunter UMC. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to purchase […]

 
 

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Information available for Boone County Fair show tickets

Information available for Boone County Fair show tickets

BOONE COUNTY- All show tickets are available as of Saturday, July 11 for the entertainment shows at the Boone County Fair from Aug. 11 through Aug. 16. Tickets are for sale at the fair ticket office at gate #1 at the Boone County Fairgrounds located on Route 76 in Belvidere. […]

 
 

Expanded Neighbors Night Festival returns to Poplar Grove July 25

Expanded Neighbors Night Festival returns to Poplar Grove July 25

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – It’s changed a lot since starting in 1969 and it will be different again this summer. The 46th Neighbors Night Festival has been set for July 25, a Saturday, at Lions Park off Illinois 173. Activities will run all day, starting at 8 […]

 
 

Belvidere High School announces important upcoming meetings for fall atheletics

Belvidere High School announces important upcoming meetings for fall atheletics

BELVIDERE – On Wednesday, July 29 the Belvidere High School will host and incoming freshman and new students rules meeting at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be a Sport Specific Meeting for freshman through senior athletes. At the meeting, coaches […]

 
 

Fatal accident in Boone County

BOONE COUNTY – On Tuesday, July 7at approximately 6:50 a.m., the Boone County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Quail Trap and Caledonia roads for a one vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation shows that a black Pontiac was traveling northeast on Quail Trap road when it left the roadway and […]

 
 

Arcadia Publishing will publish book about Belvidere and Boone County

Arcadia Publishing will publish book about Belvidere and Boone County

BOONE COUNTY – On Monday, July 27, Arcadia Publishing will add the book, Belvidere and Boone County, to its iconic Images of America series. In this book, the Boone County History Projects takes a look at the first 100 years of Belvidere and Boone County’s history. Although Boone County is […]

 
 

Harrison Market Gardens welcomes public to pick food out of their garden

Harrison Market Gardens welcomes public to pick food out of their garden

By Emily Hamlin Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau Ag Communications Intern STATELINE – World War II started the promotion of Victory Gardens, ways to be self-reliant when it came to food production. As people started providing enough food for themselves, their family, relatives and friends, these gardens permitted the government to ship […]

 
 

Annual flea market draws big crowds yet again

Annual flea market draws big crowds yet again

  By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Saturday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to midnight, people of Boone County and the surrounding areas gathered around the Boone County Fairgrounds to enjoy the gems awaiting them at the “Mid-nite Flea Market.” Vendors sold toys, posters, pictures, signs, games, antiques, collectable […]

 
 

Thursday, July 16

Thursday, July 16

The Animal Friends Society of Boone County will hold a “Disaster: Animals need Help” night at 6:30 p.m. at the Belvidere Township Building located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road. The special event will feature Jennie Lindeman a speaker from D.A.R.T. This event is open to the public.