Belvidere Republican

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 […]

 
 

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

    By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – The Rock River Raptors semi-professional football team looked sharp Saturday night as it battled Waukesha to a 14-14 tie at halftime. But then a hovering thunderstorm rolled in during intermission, bringing with it a 30-minute delay in the resumption of play. […]

 
 

Kids learn about pets and more at Safety Town

Kids learn about pets and more at Safety Town

By Rhonda Mix Reporter On June 12, 52 children showed up at the Grange Food Pavilion at the Boone County Fairgrounds to participate in the final day of the 14th annual Flora Grange Safety Town Day Camp. The themes of the day included water, sports and pet safety, and also […]

 
 

Remembering Dale through the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon

Remembering Dale through the Gildan Esprit de She Naperville Triathlon

By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – Losing a parent is one of the many sufferings a person can go through in life, and losing a parent at a young age presents an extra hardship that no child should have to endure. Despite the despairing hurt of losing their mother, three […]

 
 

Safety Town presents fire safety

Safety Town presents fire safety

        By Kathryn Menue Editor BELVIDERE – On Thursday, June 11, the Flora Grange Safety Town continued at the Boone County Fairgrounds with its third day of safety tips for children. On Tuesday, June 9, the highlight of the day was weather safety and Wednesday, June 10 […]

 
 

Annual Heritage Days celebration right around the corner

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – It’s time to mark those calendars with the dates of June 26, 27 and 28. The city’s annual Heritage Days festival will be held that weekend with all kinds of events being held those three days. A committee led by Mayor Mike Chamberlain has […]

 
 
 
 
 
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