Belvidere Daily Republican

2018 is a Record year for BHS Journalism

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	BHS Journalism team at the IHSA State Journalism competition at Eastern.
Missing in the photo was Lily Perez who was compet-ing at the time

The Belvidere High School Journalism team finished seventh overall, one point away from fifth place at the IHSA State Journalism competition Friday, Abbey Shale finished second overall in yearbook caption writing, Sam Arco finished third overall in sports writing, and Lily Perez finished third overall in yearbook copy writing…


Simple ag techniques transform desert

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	A compost pit will help provide nutrients for plants in the field.

In the US, we take advantage of technology. Almost all of us have access to some kind of Wi-Fi enabled device all of the time. In fact, we are seeing technology raise some issues in younger generations. When it comes to agriculture, we also take advantage of technology…


National Day of Prayer celebrated in Belvidere

	The St. James Primary Choir (K-3rd) performed a medley of songs for the “National Day of Prayer: Pray for Unity” Prayer Breakfast at the Community Complex Building.

The National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the Community Complex Building kicked off events in Belvidere for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s national focus for prayer is “Unity.” Unity in America; Unity in the church in America; Unity in the families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America…


Sheriff’s Dept. promotes from within its own ranks

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	Chief Deputy Perry Gay, Sheriff Ernest, Lt. Scott Yunk, and Sgt. Ryan Smith at the Promotion Ceremo-ny.

On Friday, April 27, the next chapter of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office began. With the retirement of Chief Deputy Mark Pollock, Boone County Sheriff David Ernest named Perry Gay as Chief Deputy; Scott Yunk as Lieutenant; Ryan Smith as Sergeant, and announced several other new assignments. Perry Gay, a […]


Cheers for new Iowa University student

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	Alex Jacobs indicates her Intent to attend Iowa University and perform on their Cheer team.

By Anne Eickstad Editor Alex Jacobs of Belvidere North High School will be going on to study and cheer at Iowa University next school year. Tammy Rentschler and Lacee Slaven had the pleasure of coaching AJ for the past two years after she transferred from Guilford. “AJ was an absolute […]


Thunderstruck Golf Outing hits all the right notes

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	BNHS Music Booster Club Vice-President Tricia Chen and club secretary Kathy Walton help club supporters check in at Timber Pointe for the booster club fundraiser.

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Timber Pointe Golf Club was a very busy place on Saturday, April 28. Not only were their regulars out on the course, but the Belvidere North High School Music Booster Association was hosting a fundraiser there from 12 to 10 p.m. “We have over 100 […]


Live burn training heats up for North Boone firefighters

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	A controlled fire at the base of the tower provides heat and smoke for firefighter training purposes in Poplar Grove.

Editor Four fire departments joined to train together at the training tower in Poplar Grove on Saturday, April 21 – Kirkland, Capron Fire District 1, Boone County District 2, and North Boone County District 3. “We have 20 firefighters training together today. It’s all about dedication and teamwork,” said Chief […]


Harlem Wizards help BHS club raise money for improvements

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	The Harlem Wizards encourage the kids to come onto the court before the game to shoot baskets, spin balls, and enjoy their tricks.

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Belvidere High School gymnasium was the site of a fundraiser for the BHS Renaissance Club, which works to improve the school climate from the student’s perspective. They plan initiatives to recognize students, faculty, and staff; help students feel welcome; and improve the overall feeling in […]


The Hiding Place is the place to be in May

The Hiding Place is the place to be in May

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Main Street Players of Boone County will be presenting The Hiding Place, the true story of Corrie ten Boom this month. The ten Boom family were devout Christians living quiet, ordinary lives as watchmakers in Holland when the Nazis invade and occupy their country. This […]


Morgan McNulty signs Letter of Intent with Lewis University

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	Morgan McNulty signs a Letter of Intent to play golf at Lewis University in Romeoville while her family looks on.

Belvidere North High School hosted another Letter of Intent signing ceremony on Friday, April 12. Morgan McNulty signed to play golf for the Lewis University Flyers in Romeoville.