Belvidere Republican

Plenty of local flavor on opening day at Boone County Fair

Plenty of local flavor on opening day at Boone County Fair

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – As usual, the Boone County Fair will open with flair. A busy, multi-faceted fair begins Tuesday, Aug. 11 and doesn’t let up until it closes Sunday night, Aug. 16. There’s plenty going on opening day, beginning with a 4-H horse show at 8:30 a.m., […]

 
 

Cherry Valley Public Meetings

Public Works Committee: Monday August 10    7:00pm “Special” Village Board of Trustees Meeting: Monday August 10   7:30pm Public Safety Committee Meeting: Tuesday August 11    6:45pm Finance Committee: Tuesday August 11   7:00pm

 
 

Weekend Events

Saturday, Aug. 8 The Belvidere Junior Tackle will host the Belvidere Junior Tackle Flapjack Fundraiser form 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2126 Gateway Center in Belvidere at the Belvidere Applebee’s Restaurant location.  Tickets will be $5 and will be purchasable at the July 19 Parents Meeting.   State Rep. […]

 
 

District 100 superintendent search update

By Michele Gruba Reporter BELVIDERE – On Friday, July 30, a special meeting of the District 100 board of education was held to discuss consulting firm proposals. Choosing a consulting firm is the first step in hiring a superintendent to replace Dr. Houselog, who is retiring from District 100 on […]

 
 

Klippel-Feil Syndrome Freedom announces third annual KFS Awareness Day

Klippel-Feil Syndrome Freedom announces third annual KFS Awareness Day

STATELINE – As with most of the 30 million Americans scattered across the country who suffer from one of 7,000 known rare diseases, it is difficult for patients with Klippel-Feil Syndrome – a rare spinal condition – to get together for an awareness event in one location. That is, until […]

 
 

Bringing about awareness for Klippel-Feil Syndrome

By Sharon Rose Nissley Guest Columnist Over five years ago, I was working full time as an Interior Designer at Richard L. Johnson Associates in Rockford. I began having issues with pain in my neck and head. This increased dramatically and I soon learned I have a rare condition called […]

 
 

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

News in Brief: Of inmates watching neighbors, committee votes on projects

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Neighbors of the new Boone County Jail don’t like the idea that inmates might be looking at them, through some of the 99 windows at the facility. That concern has been expressed to jail officials and prompted discussion, during the July 6 meeting of […]

 
 

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

“Loving Tails” visit Animal Friends Society of Boone County

The Rockford Memorial Hospital “Loving Tails” Therapy Dogs will be coming to visit the Animal Friends Society of Boone County at the Belvidere Township Building located at 8200 Fairgrounds Road. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

Health Department reports first West Nile Virus positive mosquito batch in Boone County

Health Department reports first West Nile Virus positive mosquito batch in Boone County

BELVIDERE – The Boone County Health Department announces that a batch of mosquitoes collected on July 28 in the 61065 zip code, has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). To date, Boone County has no positive birds or human cases of WNV. WNV is transmitted through the bite of […]

 
 

New Sikh Temple to open in Stateline area

New Sikh Temple to open in Stateline area

By Kathryn Menue Editor STATELINE – The Nanaksar Sikh Temple will open in Rockford at 714 3rd Ave on the corner of Kishwaukee Street and 3rd Avenue. The former Catholic Church will now be a place for religious worship, spiritual lectures, meditation, inter-faith conferences, and to educate people, neighbors, and […]

 
 
 
 
 
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