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North Boone baseball eclipses 20 wins for first time since 1998

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT The North Boone Vikings went over 20 wins on the 2024 high school baseball season. On May 4, the Vikings beat Harvard by a score of 15-8, which was their 20th win of the season. At that time, the Vikings still had a handful of regular […]

 
 

Vikings win 20th game of 2024 baseball season

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT The North Boone Vikings picked up their 20th win when they battled through one of the busiest weeks of the 2024 baseball season. With five games in six days, the Vikings rattled off five consecutive victories. That includes three road victories over Winnebago, Lutheran and Harvard. […]

 
 

North Boone softball wins fourth in a row

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT The North Boone Vikings’ varsity softball team had an excellent week with a trio of victories last week. The victories extended the Vikings’ most recent winning streak to four games. Coming into the week, North Boone held an overall record of 12-3. They were also fresh […]

 
 

Bizarre Belvidere The Esteemed Professor Stanley

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   An illustration of the Ramsay family’s new farmhouse by Professor William Stanley.

By Zach Yakey IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY/LOCAL HISTORY SPECIALIST In today’s Bizarre Belvidere, we will be moving out of the city a little and into the farmland of Belvidere Township and greater Boone County. Before that however, we have to take a trip out East. Professor William Stanley was born to […]

 
 

Blue Thunder win third in a row

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT The Belvidere North Blue Thunder baseball team picked up a trio of victories last week. With games against Guilford and Rockford East, the Blue Thunder rattled off a much-needed winning streak. Coming into the week, the Thunder had an overall record of just 2-6. A 7-3 […]

 
 

Three award recipients honored from Habitat for Humanity of Boone County

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   The following Habitat for Humanity of Boone County volunteers were recognized at last fall’s Habitat for Humanity Illinois State Conference: (left to right) Walter Stephens-awarded the Marketing and Public Relations Volunteer Award, Joe Labadie-awarded for Construction Volunteer and Beth Carson who received the Lifetime Achievement award.

By Jane Charmelo NEWS COORDINATOR Habitat for Humanity of Boone County was proud to announce that three of five awards given at the Habitat for Humanity of Illinois State Conference are from its own affiliate. Habitat for Humanity of Boone County Executive Director Len Lindeman narrated that Walter Stephens, Joe […]

 
 

Local artist finishes murals at Ida Public Library

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   Artist and Belvidere native Brett Whitacre has created a mural, shown here, and artwork to brighten up the Children’s Department at the Ida Public Library.

By Mindy Long EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY Ida Public Library is proud to announce that our new mural and artwork for the children’s department are complete. The new mural is an enchanted mountain scene placed above the children’s computers. It is very colorful and takes the place of the […]

 
 

Former BCCD director recognized for conservation work; Dan Kane receives George and Barbara Fell Award

Former BCCD director recognized for conservation work; Dan Kane receives George and Barbara Fell Award

By Jane Charmelo NEWS COORDINATOR Where Dan Kane grew up, in Friendship, Wis., he was inspired by the environment around him; so much so that he made geology and the environment his life’s work. Now, the retired executive director of the Boone County Conservation District (BCCD) is being recognized for […]

 
 

Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

Multiple victims in afternoon attack; Suspect in custody

  The following is a news release from the Rockford Police Department: On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at approximately 1:14 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to multiple addresses in the area of Holmes Street, Winnetka Drive and Cleveland Avenue. We are currently working through the details of the investigation and […]

 
 

Belvidere North battles through up and down start to 2024 baseball season

By Trenten Scheidegger CORRESPONDENT After opening the season with a bang, the Belvidere North Blue Thunder suffered a pair of close losses in back-to-back games. North opened their season on Tuesday, March 12, when they hit the road to take on Woodstock North. The Thunder brought their bats with them […]

 
 
 
 
 
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