Belvidere Daily Republican

69th District Photo Challenge winners announced

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	Elizabeth Carville’s photo of Espenscheid Forest Preserve, Cherry Valley.

Winners have been announced for the Fifth Annual 69th District Photo Challenge Contest sponsored by State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford. The contest is offered each year to give Stateline area residents an opportunity to share their interest in photography with the public. Photo submissions can be of nature, architecture, or […]


Grrrreat things happen when kids Shop with a Lion

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	A group of kids at Walmart discover the Lions’ mascot and Santa Claus strolling the aisles.

We let the kids pick out whatever they want.


American Legion Riders support veterans of Boone County

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	VAC Superintendent Robert Ryder with members of the American Legion Riders.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, a group of motorcycle riders descended on the Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) of Boone County. Sporting their leathers and badges, many of these riders are Veterans themselves or are closely related to Veterans.


Norma J. Green obituary

Norma Jean Green died Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Norma Jean Green, 83 formerly of Sycamore, died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown. Norma was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Cooter, Mo., the daughter of Claude and Jessie Mae (Gibbs) Rhoads. She married Sherman Green. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1984. […]


Joyce P. Drake obituary

Joyce P. Drake of Belvidere went to be with the Lord on December 9

Joyce P. Drake of Belvidere went to be with the Lord on December 9, Joyce was born in Minneapolis, Min. on Sept. 27, 1919 the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Bouck) Turrittin. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business, and Northern Illinois University where she […]


Community gathers for annual Hometown Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Mrs. Ernest’s Kindergarten class in Caledonia and Miss Ernest’s Pre-Kindergarten class at Lincoln get help from Dave Ernest to reach the high parts of the tree.

“We have been doing this contest for about 26 or 27 years. Some years we are looking for families who need a tree and some years we are looking for sponsors to decorate a tree, but this year it all came together quickly.


South Beloit board hears from Visit Beloit

By Margaret Downing Reporter At the Dec. 3 city council meeting, commissioners heard from Visit Beloit Executive Director Celestino Ruffini who explained that a continued membership request would be upcoming in early 2019. The city has close ties with the Beloit tourism organization, and in conjunction with the Rockford Visitors Bureau is […]


Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Anthony Bolanos and Lamar Morrow visited with Santa Claus and his Elf during South Beloit High School’s Breakfast with Santa. South Beloit High School Breakfast with Santa draws steady crowds By Marianne Mueller Reporter Breakfast with Santa at South Beloit High School has become an annual stop for young ones and […]


Quick actions of the Belvidere Fire Department save a residence

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	The gas meter on the Pearl Street residence was on fire when the BFD arrived.

In a response time of four minutes, two fire engines, one fire chief, and seven firefighters were on site and working to control the flames.


Shop with a Kid in its 27th year

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	Firefighters Greg Pavalatos, Nic Thornton (with pieces of tape on each of his fingers), and Dan Drall team up wrap gifts for the Shop with a Kid event at Walmart.

All 11 grade schools in Boone County submitted the names of several kids to join the law enforcement officers and firefighters.