Belvidere Daily Republican

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 […]

 
 

Drug collection bin placed at Public Safety Building

Drug collection bin placed at Public Safety Building

BELVIDERE – Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce a permanent location for Boone County residents to safely dispose of prescription medicines and to keep them from being abused. With the help of Boone County Crime Stoppers and the CVS Pharmacy’s Safer Communities grant program, a MedReturn Drug […]

 
 

Chairman’s appointments receive unanimous support

Chairman’s appointments receive unanimous support

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – One of the jobs of the Boone County Board chairman is to appoint people to fill vacancies on the various committees, commissions, districts and associations, and in the fire districts. Those appointments need concurrence from the full county board. In some cases, the recommendations […]