Belvidere Republican

Special use for indoor/outdoor event space denied by county board

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The request for a special use permit to allow creation of an indoor/outdoor event space on 20 acres at 10813 Spring Road in Garden Prairie, unincorporated Spring Township, has been denied in a 9-2 vote of the Boone County Board. That decision was reached after numerous […]

 
 

The Wall the Heals in Boone County

The Wall the Heals in Boone County

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER ‘The Wall That Heals’, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial with a mobile Education Center. For Veterans, their families and for the general public, no matter the ages, this is a rare opportunity for closure and the opportunity for historical education devoid of political […]

 
 

Grant to help Hispanic, Latinix entrepreneurs with their businesses

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER A $15,000 grant has been received from the National League of Cities (NLS) is geared to help Hispanic and Latinix entrepreueurs start, grow, and sustain their businesses in the city. Budget and Finance Officer Shannon Hansen brought that proposal to a recent Committee of the Whole […]

 
 

What is Chief Noble doing in retirement?

What is Chief Noble doing in retirement?

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “I left on March 4, 2018,” said Chief Jan Noble, previous Belvidere Police Chief. “I immediately started working for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a field investigator.” The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board is the state agency mandated to promote […]

 
 

Fresh numbers confirm Belvidere being in economic growth spurt

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER When Building Director Kip Countryman presented his department’s activities update in March, the numbers were so promising that he felt confident the local economy was on the upswing. One month later, in April, bouyed by indicators from Community Development Planner Gina DelRose, there was further support […]

 
 

Belvidere building official sees local economy picking up

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER The city’s building director, Kip Countryman, finds construction-related numbers encouraging to the point that he sees an uptick in the local economy, as the 2021-22 fiscal year nears an end. He gives monthly updates on construction activity to the committee of the whole, public works, but […]

 
 

Belvidere Tornado remembered

Belvidere Tornado remembered

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER According to the National Weather Service, the winter of 1966-1967 had been a harsh, record-setting winter. The record 23-inch snowstorm of Jan. 26 and 27 led to Chicago’s snowiest winter, with a total of 68.4 inches. (The current record of 89.7 inches was set in 1978-1979). […]

 
 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt draws record numbers

Annual Easter Egg Hunt draws record numbers

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER The IOU Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9 at Belvidere Park. They offered three circles for the children to collect their candies, one circle for ages 3 and under, one for kids aged 4 through 6, and a third circle for […]

 
 

Kids art from Ukraine on display at museum

Kids art from Ukraine on display at museum

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER This month the Boone County Museum of History is displaying artwork with connections between the Ukraine and this area. Children’s artwork and letters from officials punctuating the effect the art had on the children in Ukraine are on view for all visitors to the museum.  A […]

 
 

Sister Cities Youth Art Competition 2022

Sister Cities Youth Art Competition 2022

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER 21 entries from high school and middle school youth were submitted to the Sister Cities Youth Art Competition this year. Winners were announces on Saturday, March 26 at the Boone County Museum of History. The theme was Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All. The students entered […]

 
 
 
 
 
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