Belvidere Republican

Maggio’s Pizzeria holds grand opening

Maggio’s Pizzeria holds grand opening

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER On Tuesday, Sept.20, Maggio’s Pizzeria invited the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and dignitaries to join them for a grand opening of their new establishment. “We own the Jimmy John’s here in town,” said Morgan Cine. “We knew that there are not a whole lot of […]

 
 

CASA Car Shows held at Buchanan Street Stroll

CASA Car Shows held at Buchanan Street Stroll

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “We are serving 75 kids right now with 27 advocates,” said Charlotte Meier, executive director of CASA. “We are aways looking for new advocates. We will have a training session this fall. “Advocates have to be at least 21-years-of-age, have their own transportation, pass a background […]

 
 

Everything is Up in the Air again

Flyer has a sport kite on a short line to reduce drag during this flight in light wind.

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER The Ninth Annual Up In The Air event was held at Prairie Fields Sports Park, 1111 Fairgrounds Road, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event was free with free activities, but there were also activities where a fee was required. Attendees […]

 
 

BFD firefighters take to the streets to battle muscular dystrophy

BFD firefighters take to the streets to battle muscular dystrophy

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “We are doing our annual collection for muscular dystrophy,” said Captain Chad Cunningham o the Belvidere Fire Dept. “We collect from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Labor Day. Some people who cannot make it on Labor Day go out to the Oasis and collect over […]

 
 

Yunk receives plenty of support in his run for sheriff

Yunk receives plenty of support in his run for sheriff

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “I have been a proud member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for the past 33 years and consider myself a servant leader,” said Scott Yunk. “We have focused on integrity and service for the community and thus have earned the trust and respect of those […]

 
 

Belvidere High School sports shows promise and excitement

Belvidere High School sports shows promise and excitement

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER BHS Media Day was held on Friday, Aug. 19. All afternoon, members of the press could have access to all Bucs teams and interviews with coaches and players. Volleyball Coach Storm Britt said, “We went from sixth place to fourth place in Conference last year. We […]

 
 

Belvidere police facing new hurdle in filling patrol vacancies

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER While giving his most recent monthly update on activities within the police department, Police Chief Shane Woody on July 25 focused for a bit on a new hurdle he and the command staff were encountering as they continued trying to fill patrol vacancies. But first, he […]

 
 

National Night Out

National Night Out

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. National Night Out began simply with […]

 
 

BPD presents a self-defense class

BPD presents a self-defense class

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER On Saturday, July 30, the Belvidere Police Department held a women’s self-defense class because so many people are concerned for their safety. Society expects certain things from women. Self-defense needs a different type of behavior. Officer Matt Shook led the class with the able assistance of […]

 
 

Two annual chicken broast events support Garden Prairie park

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “The twice a year chicken broast pays for the park,” said Gabriel Nevel. “Without this happening two times a year, we wouldn’t be able to keep it open or pay for upkeep and repair. “I’ve been helping since I was 10. My parents brought me here […]

 
 
 
 
 
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