Belvidere Republican

4-H goats take home prizes at Boone County Fair

4-H goats take home prizes at Boone County Fair

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – On Thursday, Aug. 13, one or two of the competitors butted heads with their handlers and bleated in protest as they were led around the show area in the dairy goat barn, but for the most part, the goats entered in the Boone County […]

 
 

Timber Tina’s “Chics with Axes”

Timber Tina’s “Chics with Axes”

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE – Tucked away in the southwest corner of the Boone County Fair, chainsaws roared, water was splashed and wood was chopped all in the name of competition. All summer, Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills – Chics with Axes hold demonstrations around the country at […]

 
 

Jesse White announces new Belvidere driver services facility is open

Jesse White announces new Belvidere driver services facility is open

BELVIDERE – Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the new Driver Services facility in Belvidere is now open. The facility, which is located at 425 Southtowne Drive, contains 3,500 square feet of space, which is nearly 40 percent larger than the previous Belvidere facility. The facility located at 1550 […]

 
 

Cemetery tour cancelled

BELVIDERE – The cemetery tours for Saturday, Aug 22 and Sunday Aug. 23 have been cancelled. The Ida Public Library was going to present a tour through the Belvidere Cemetery every half hour but must cancel the venture until next spring.

 
 

O’Donnell, Thayer softball rivalry goes down to the wire

O’Donnell, Thayer softball rivalry goes down to the wire

By Bob Balgemann Reporter MACHESNEY PARK – One never knows what’s going to happen on the softball fields at the Wentland Sports Complex. Not long ago Brassfield was 11-0 and had claimed the regular season Harlem Community Center Galaxy Girls Division championship. With one game left to play, head coach […]

 
 

4-H clubs do the robot at the Boone County Fair

4-H clubs do the robot at the Boone County Fair

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter BELVIDERE –While most 4-H clubs bring the animals they have raised to the county fair, the Boone County 4-H Robotics Clubs brought the robots they created to promote different way to get an education. The Boone County 4-H Robotics Clubs have been raising awareness for […]

 
 

Belvidere class of 1963 celebrates 70th birthdays

Belvidere class of 1963 celebrates 70th birthdays

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Balloons, decorations, presents, and memories brightened the morning of the 21 people who came to celebrate their 70th birthdays at the Grange Pavilion at the Boone County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m. These 21 individuals were all a part of the […]

 
 

Vintage tractors ride again at Boone County Fair

Vintage tractors ride again at Boone County Fair

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – Spectators enjoyed catching a rare glimpse into the past on Wednesday, Aug. 12 as they watched a parade of more than 150 antique tractors roll around the Boone County Fair’s Grandstand track. Managed by Floyd and Marie Anderson since 1988, the annual Boone County […]

 
 

Fatal traffic crash on I-90 involves Belvidere man

STATELINE – On Monday, Aug. 17, at approximately 3:36 p.m., a traffic accident occurred on Interstate 90 in Winnebago County. According to the preliminary traffic crash investigative details, the driver of a 2009 Dodge Ram, revealed to be Floyd Saulo of Chicago, lost control and struck the left wall, swerving […]

 
 

Weekend Events August 14-16

Weekend Events August 14-16

Friday, Aug. 14 The Boone County fair continues with more fun activities for all ages. See fair guide for more details. Saturday, Aug. 15 The Boone County Fair continues with headlining music guest Josh Turner. See fair guide for more details. Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden will host the Outdoor […]

 
 
 
 
 
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