Belvidere Daily Republican

Veterans’ Assistance Commission of Boone County visits at the Fair

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	VACBC Assistant Superintendent Elizabeth Carville stands with booth volunteers Greg Novak on the left on Tom Minton on the right during the recent Boone County Fair.

Staff members and volunteers of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County reached out to more than 300 people while manning their booth at the Boone County Fair in early August.

 
 

Coffee with Joe answers questions on local, state issues

Coffee with Joe answers questions on local, state issues

By Anne Eickstadt Editor State Representative Joe Sosnowski met with constituents from the Boone County – Winnebago County area with an early morning “Coffee with Joe” gathering at Ned’s Restaurant, 2132 U.S. Rte. 20. He came willing to discuss what he has been doing and address any concerns or issues […]

 
 

Brick Oven Pizza changes the flavor of the Boone County Fair

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	The pizza being removed from Savino’s Brick Oven has baked at over 900 degrees

Also known as Savino’s Pizza, Brick Oven Pizza raises the flavor bar extremely high at the Boone County Fair.

 
 

Boone County Fair Talent Contests

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	The talented Yates siblings earned the top prize in the Junior Talent Contest.

The Boone County Fair follows the State Talent Show rules, although Messiner likes to allow a little leeway if needed to get the best performance from a contestant.

 
 

Alpaca show packed with fun and misbehavior

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	During the second year of alpacas showing in Boone County (and the State of Illinois), Emily Johnson handling Jelly the alpaca won the Grand Prize.

Alpaca are great for 4-H kids. The kids can have them around all their lives so they can keep training the alpaca and do things with them. They are the easiest animals to take care of that I have ever had.

 
 

Scavenger Hunt at the Boone County Fair

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	One display for the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau’s Scavenger Hunt shows wild animals in the area.

Visitors were invited to “Come on an ‘AG’venture” to “make the Farm-to-You connection on your scavenger hunt through the fair.

 
 

SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere opens Little Free Library

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	Little Free Library at SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Belvidere.

Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather proof boxes in their communities.

 
 

You never know who you will meet at the Fair

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	From left to right: Dr. Dan Woestman; assistant principal Jim Sheridan of Washington Academy; Sarah Brenner, principal of Washington Academy; and Jenny Seykora, assistant principal at Washington Academy

While wandering the Boone County Fairgrounds, one can meet people from all over the county and surrounding areas.

 
 

Belvidere Moose Lodge member awarded Pilgrim Degree of Merit

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	Bob Hammortree was conferred the rank of Pilgrim, which is the highest rank given by the Moose Lodge. Here he sits next to his supportive wife of nearly 60 years.

“What a great journey this has been,” Hammortree said. “I started my Moose service to have a good time with friends. Over time, I have met many good Moose members who have also become friends.”

 
 

Annual street dance draws thousands for a day of fun

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	Sophia Shableau, age 1 ½, really gets involved in Paint the Hill as mom Ashley helps.

We have food and a beer garden all day, a bags tournament, bingo begins at 3 p.m. and a car and tractor show tonight. It is a free show and they can…