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Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground

Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground

**MEDIA ALERT**   Illinois Tollway INVITES local and state officials to break ground on new full-access Irene Road interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial tollway (i-90)   WHAT:           The Illinois Tollway and officials from the city of Belvidere and Boone County, along with state legislators, will break ground on the […]

 
 

Belvidere Weekend Events

Belvidere Weekend Events

Friday, June 26 First day of Heritage Days Festival. The festival includes Maxwell Street Days, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., harkening back to the time when that popular street in Chicago attracted thousands of bargain-hunters. Taste of Belvidere, 4 to 8 p.m., throughout the downtown. Go-kart racing, 6 to 9 […]

 
 

Candlewick hosts Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament

Candlewick hosts Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament

By Barb Appelhans Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – Father’s Day at Candlewick Lake started out with the traditional “Kids and Fathers Fishing Tournament.” The event consisted of four age groups: three-to-six-year-olds, seven-to-nine-year-olds, 10-to-13-year-olds, and 14-to-16-year-olds.  Prizes and trophies were awarded to the largest, smallest, and most unusual catch. Analiese Lewis, 12, […]

 
 

Water rescue teams submerge car for training exercise

Water rescue teams submerge car for training exercise

By Barb Appelhans Reporter CANDLEWICK LAKE – On Saturday, June 20, water rescue teams from Rockford, North Boone, and Belvidere fire departments submerged a 2015 Dodge Dart car frame. The Chrysler Corporation donated the 2015 Dodge Dart to the water rescue teams and even delivered it to Candlewick Lake for […]

 
 

Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry receives grant

Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry receives grant

By Bob Balgemann Reporter CAPRON – The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry has received a $2,000 grant from Enbridge, Pantry officials applied for the grant through the company’s nutritious food for people living in poverty program. It was the second time Enbridge had provided funding to the pantry. The pantry currently […]

 
 

District 200 approves security upgrade at North Boone High

District 200 approves security upgrade at North Boone High

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – Replacement of video and surveillance cameras at North Boone High School has been approved by the North Boone Community Unit School District 200 board of education. In a 6 to 1 vote on Tuesday night, June 16, with board member Ed Mulholland dissenting, […]

 
 

Meyer’s Tails up Farm hosts annual Kids and K9s Camp

Meyer’s Tails up Farm hosts annual Kids and K9s Camp

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE– Meyer’s Tails up Farm, located at 5390 Irene Road in Belvidere, hosted the 8th annual Kids and K9s Camp for 6th, 7th and 8th graders this week. The camp occurred Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. […]

 
 

Public hearing on wind turbine setback will resume

Public hearing on wind turbine setback will resume

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The first meeting on a proposed increase in the distance between a wind turbine and someone’s property line was held in January, before the Boone County Regional Planning Commission. Tonight will mark the fifth public hearing before the Boone County Zoning Board of Appeals […]

 
 

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

Barbershop Chorus brings crowd back in time

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – A large crowd gathered at the Community Complex of Boone County building June 14 to watch the Greater Rockford Barbershop Chorus perform an entertaining and harmonious repertoire of songs. The Barbershop Chorus performed together as a whole, in quartets and with individual vocal demonstrations. […]

 
 

Open house Tuesday for longtime county food inspector

Open house Tuesday for longtime county food inspector

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – She went to work for the Boone County Health Department at an age when some were taking retirement. That was 25 years ago and now, longtime food inspector Marj Graves is retiring. An open house in her honor will be held from 3 to […]

 
 
 
 
 
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