Belvidere Republican

Poplar Grove Dog Park opens after four years in the making

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Village of Poplar Grove officially opened its new dog park and kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony. Both events were held at the Poplar Grove Village Hall, 200 North Hill St. The grand opening for the […]

 
 

Radium Girls Memorial Exhibit on display during the play

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
	Historic photos, articles and exhibits from the Radium Dial Memorial are on display during the performance of Radium Girls this weekend.

By Anne Eickstadt EDITOR From 1917-1935 radium was all the rage. A glowing radium watch was a must-have item. In factories, young women painted face dials with radioactive material. Unaware that the paint was harmful, they would place the brush tip on their lips to achieve a fine point. After […]

 
 

Veterans Honor Guard

Veterans Honor Guard

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “The VFW Honor Guard is an assemblage of Veterans and Auxiliary members who predominantly pay honors for military members,” said John Darley, VFW service officer.  “We will do a 21-gun salute, play taps, and do the presentation of the ceremonial American flag to family members at […]

 
 

Change orders for projects sometimes take time to be approved 

By Bob Balgemann Reporter First of two parts  Occasionally, city officials receive change orders for different kinds of public projects, to deal with unforeseen problems that occur while work is being done. Most are taken care in a short period of time, without difficulty.  But every once in a while, […]

 
 

More than 400 Special Olympics Illinois Athletes compete in 2021 fall games

More than 400 Special Olympics Illinois Athletes compete in 2021 fall games

By Anne Eickstadt Editor More than 400 Special Olympics Illinois athletes and 28 Unified Partners competed in the 2021 Fall Games on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Fall Games is one of 11 state sports competitions in Illinois. Athletes competed in either equestrian, located at Bergmann Center in […]

 
 

An Irish-Italian Wedding – joining of cultures or family feud?

An Irish-Italian Wedding – joining of cultures or family feud?

By Anne Eickstadt Editor It’s supposed to be a joyous celebration of matrimony. Eileen loves Joey and their backgrounds don’t seem to matter. But from the moment these two families arrived for the wedding reception, there’s been tension in the air. Joey has been groomed to continue the family tradition […]

 
 

Grand Re-Opening of Boone County Realtors in Belvidere is a festive event

Grand Re-Opening of Boone County Realtors in Belvidere is a festive event

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The Boone County Realtors held a re-Grand Opening of their office at 215 N. State St. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Boone County Realtors were joined by their counterparts in the Rockford Area Realtors, Illinois State Sen. Dave Syverson, Boone County Fair Queen Allyson Sue Aves, Belvidere […]

 
 

Public library director presents revised budget to city officials

By Bob Balgemann Reporter The new Ida Public Library director, Mindy Long, has continued her planned monthly visits to meetings of the city Committee of the Whole, Public Works, bringing updates on the internal workings of the vast resource center. This time she also presented a revised 2021-22 budget to […]

 
 

BFD Open House is great fun and informative, too

BFD Open House is great fun and informative, too

By Anne Eickstadt Editor The annual Belvidere Fire Department (BFD) Open House on the first Sunday of October came back to a happy crowd and a new theme. They had many activities to participate in and demonstrated firefighter techniques that had the crowd mesmerized. The BFD Honor Guard marched in […]

 
 

BCFPD#2 Light Your Fire 5K comes back strong

BCFPD#2 Light Your Fire 5K comes back strong

By Anne Eickstadt Editor “The Boone County Fire Protection District #2 Women’s Auxiliary created the run eight years ago. The auxiliary is made up primarily of wives and girlfriends of District #2 firefighters but it doesn’t really matter,” said Michelle Dixon, event coordinator. “We do this for the Boone County […]

 
 
 
 
 
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