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Briggs finishes his last home match with a win

Briggs finishes his last home match with a win

By Tricia Goecks Editor POPLAR GROVE – It was Senior Night for the North Boone Vikings wrestling team on Thursday, Jan. 28. In pre-tournament ceremonies, team manager Brianna Weinmann and wrestlers Jack Zwart, Alex West, Mike Schaedel and Brandon Briggs were escorted by their parents into the gym. “It is […]

 
 

Duane Carl Mosure, 75

Duane Carl Mosure, 75

Duane Carl Mosure, 75, was born on Aug. 10, 1939, in Lockport, New York, to William C. and Augusta (Dolly) Marie Mosure and died Jan. 31, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas, with his daughter Melissa Reeve by his side, following years of declining health. He is preceded in death by […]

 
 

Chess tournament brings large crowd to North Boone

Chess tournament brings large crowd to North Boone

By Bob Balgemann Reporter POPLAR GROVE – Six of the 14 teams that make up the Northern Illinois Chess League (NICL) were in the auxiliary gymnasium at North Boone High School Jan. 18 for the Vikings’ annual tournament. The field included Marengo, Stillman Valley, Freeport, Guilford, McHenry and the host […]

 
 

Community supports Grandstand Project Fundraiser

Community supports Grandstand Project Fundraiser

BELVIDERE-The Boone County Fair Association has raised nearly $50,000 so far in its fundraising campaign to refurbish the 50 year old grandstand at the fairgrounds, “The Boone County Fair Grandstand Rejuvenation Project” as its being called is looking to raise $125,000 to complete the project.  “The time has come to […]

 
 

Bucs sink Vikings ship with decisive victory

By Bob Kopp Special correspondent ROCKFORD – Recruiters at the next level who overlook rapidly developing Kurtis Dimond will have lots of questions to answer as the 6’6″ senior continues to develop in all aspects of the game under Head Coach Aaron Pearson and top assistant Nate Lister.  Any recruiter […]

 
 

A box of rocks welcomes museum director

A box of rocks welcomes museum director

By Tricia Goecks Editor BELVIDERE – On the outskirts of Kirkland, a little girl grew up fascinated with old things and dreamed of becoming an archeologist. Fast forward several years and that girl, now a woman, is the executive director of the Boone County Historical Museum. Anna Gill assumed the […]

 
 

Bucs look ready for stretch run

By Bob Kopp Special Correspondent ROCKFORD – While a Buc proud parent blurted after Belvidere’s oldest high school in the city completed a strong 3-1 showing in the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Shootout (Jan. 17-19) that Auburn is within striking distance, I said, “Hold on, cowboy!  We’re rising to […]

 
 

Do you wanna build a snowman at Sinnissippi Park?

Do you wanna build a snowman at Sinnissippi Park?

By Tricia Goecks Editor ROCKFORD –“Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman,” Anna sings in the Disney movie Frozen. And at Sinnissippi Park, 27 teams assembled Jan. 14 – 17 to make snow sculptures in the 29th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition. The […]

 
 

Hands and hearts help hooves at Bertell Farms

Hands and hearts help hooves at Bertell Farms

By Rhonda Mix Reporter BELVIDERE – On a brisk and sunny January day, the horses stand in pastures with contentment etched across their faces. A cozy barn awaits in case the equines feel the need to escape the elements. Nearby, three goats frolic in a separate enclosure, one of them […]

 
 

Shirley Ann Cohen, 95

Shirley Ann Cohen(nee Silver) of St. Charles, Illinois, died on Jan.  21, 2015 at the age of 95. She was born May 8, 1919. Shirley was born on May 8, 1919, in Belvidere, Illinois.  She married the love of her life Marvin Cohen, of Elgin, Ill.  on June 15, 1943. […]

 
 
 
 
 
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