Belvidere Republican

Belvidere prepared for Hometown Christmas

Belvidere prepared for Hometown Christmas

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER On the first Friday of December, this year, Friday, Dec. 2, the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce brings the community together. The City of Belvidere is ramping up for the Hometown Christmas festivities this season. Students have painted scenes on business and organization windows along South […]

 
 

Poplar Grove Tree Lighting Party gathers community together

Poplar Grove Tree Lighting Party gathers community together

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER “This is our 9th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony,” said Eric Miller of the Poplar Grove Board of Trustees. “Our magic number is 10 so next year will be special. We had the ceremony in the park for a few years but this is our second year […]

 
 

Washington Academy students learn the meaning of Veterans Day

Washington Academy students learn the meaning of Veterans Day

By Doug Schroder (Mr. S) CORRESPONDENT Students at Washington Academy Elementary School in Belvidere were treated to a celebration with veterans throughout the day on Thursday, Nov, 10. The Veterans Day celebration has been an event put on for nearly 20 years now by Washington Academy physical education teacher Kristine […]

 
 

Historic Preservation awards go to Belvidere locals

Historic Preservation awards go to Belvidere locals

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER The presentation and celebration of the 2022 Historic Preservation Achievement Awards took place at the Funderburg House, 605 N. State St., on Thursday, Nov. 3. 54 people attended the ceremony hosted by the Belvidere Historic Preservation Commission comprised of Sonya Dobberfuhl – Chair, Claudia Colla – […]

 
 

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

By Anne Eickstadt REPORTER Last year this was a phenomenal event and nearly 3,000 people converged in a few blocks of downtown Belvidere.  This year, it was again free to participate in this event and participants could set up a tent and table or work from the trunk of their […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 
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