Belvidere Republican

Kirkland-Hiawatha All-School Open House 2015 marks 10th Anniversary 

Kirkland-Hiawatha All-School Open House 2015 marks 10th Anniversary 

KIRKLAND – The year 2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Kirkland-Hiawatha All-School Open House – a milestone year for all past graduates and past attendees to be sure to come — on Saturday, July 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the LRC (Hiawatha Elementary Learning Resource Center) […]

 
 

Illinois Tollway breaks ground on new full-access Irene Road Interchange

Illinois Tollway breaks ground on new full-access Irene Road Interchange

BOONE COUNTY – On Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m., the Illinois Tollway and officials from the city of Belvidere and Boone County, along with state legislators, broke ground on the final ramps needed to complete the $13 million, full-access Irene Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). […]

 
 

Bill to reduce juror fees caught up in legislative process

Bill to reduce juror fees caught up in legislative process

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – A bill that would ease the sting of a new state law increasing juror pay continues to be pending in Springfield, but it isn’t likely to be acted upon this year. Senate Floor Amendment 3 to House Bill 2641 has been referred to […]

 
 

Despite high bids Boone County hopes to build animal control shelter this year

Despite high bids Boone County hopes to build animal control shelter this year

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The lowest bid came in $282,300 higher than expected. Yet the Boone County Roads and Capital Improvements Committee still is hoping the new animal control services building will be constructed before year’s end. Committee members voted 4-1 during a special meeting on Monday night, […]

 
 

Mary L. Reynolds,86, of Capron Ill.

Mary L. Reynolds,86, of Capron Ill.

CAPRON – Mary L. Reynolds, 86, of Capron, Ill., died Sunday, June 28 at Amberwood Care Center in Rockford, Ill. Mary was born May 10, 1929 in Mauston, Wis., daughter of Ivan and Doris (Rhodes) Grover. She married Frank Reynolds on March 23, 1957 in Harvard, Ill. Mary was employed […]

 
 

Heritage Days 2015

Heritage Days 2015

Go Kart Results:   A great day for go kart racing on the 1/14th mile  tri-oval in Belvidere as part of their Heritage Days festival . Hundreds of people watched on and enjoyed the bumper to bumper competition.   The feature winners:    Kid kart 6-8 years old:  #70  Ellie […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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