Belvidere Republican

Music rules the day, night during Neighbors Night Fest

Music rules the day, night during Neighbors Night Fest

Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – So far this summer has been a mix of sometimes rainy, sometimes cool and sometimes hot days. Saturday, July 25 was a reminder that this is the good old summertime when the Poplar Grove Lions Club played host to the 46th Neighbors Night Festival […]

 
 

North Boone fire fighters heating up the summer

North Boone fire fighters heating up the summer

By Shelby R. Farrell Reporter POPLAR GROVE – North Boone Fire District No. 3 heated up the town of Caledonia with their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, July 26. The all-volunteer fire station in Caledonia barbecued about 2,000 pounds of chicken and raised about $4,000 at the 41st annual […]

 
 

Money found to continue ‘important’ drug court program

Money found to continue ‘important’ drug court program

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – Finding money for unexpected expenses has been difficult for Boone County officials in recent years, but they were resolved in finding the dollars needed to continue the drug court program, which was started in 2014. The employee assigned to that function already had been […]

 
 

Boone County Fair hosts tractor pull

Boone County Fair hosts tractor pull

BELVIDERE – You won’t want to miss this year’s truck and tractor pull on Thursday, Aug.13 at the Boone County Fair in Belvidere.  The pulls have become a long running tradition at the county fairs.  They run all day long and are located at the grandstands. The morning and afternoon […]

 
 

Boone County man arrested on state charges

Boone County man arrested on state charges

  BOONE COUNTY – A Boone County man was arrested Friday July 24, on state charges related to child sexual abuse and child pornography. This arrest resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Tyler McIntosh, 26, […]

 
 

Keen Age Center feeling pinch from state budget impasse

Keen Age Center feeling pinch from state budget impasse

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – State Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, was in town Wednesday morning, July 15 to talk about the continuing budget impasse in Springfield. Ironically, he was at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce held at the Keen Age Center on Henry […]

 
 

BNHS athletic information for fall 2015

BELVIDERE – Any BNHS student interested in trying out for/playing a fall sport will need to attend the parent/athlete meeting on Wednesday, July 29. All incoming freshman and students new to North will need to attend starting at 5:45 p.m. in the gym. At 6:45 p.m. all athletes and parents […]

 
 

Belvidere High School announces important upcoming meeting for fall athletics

BELVIDERE – On Wednesday, July 29 the Belvidere High School will host and incoming freshman and new students sports rules meeting at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be a Sport Specific Meeting for freshman through senior athletes. At the meeting, […]

 
 

Death announcement of former Garden Prairie man

BOONE COUNTY – John Howard Beam of Andover, Minn. passed away on July 22.  Beam was a former resident of Garden Prairie. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, three sons, eight grandchildren, two sisters, Helen Neisen of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Marilyn (Jim) Detmer of Charles City, Iowa, uncle […]

 
 

Boone County Gardener’s of America celebrates 60th anniversary

Boone County Gardener’s of America celebrates 60th anniversary

By Kathryn Menue Editor BOONE COUNTY – Scattered around Belvidere are the usual flower urns perfectly decorated by the Boone County Gardener’s of America. However, this year’s assortment of planters has a special, unique twist to their beauty. In honor of their 60th anniversary, the Boone County Gardner’s of America […]

 
 
 
 
 
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