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KHS homecoming parade Sept. 30

KANELAND—In celebration of the 2015 homecoming week, Kaneland High School will host a homecoming parade on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Elburn. The parade is the first in what could be a new tradition for the Knights. The parade route has been confirmed with Elburn officials and will begin at Elburn Village Hall, 301 E. North… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Taking a giant step

Rich Harvest Farms to host autism fundraiser walk Oct. 3 SUGAR GROVE—Autism affects one in 68 children, including one in 42 boys, and there is no medical detection or cure. It’s also the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States and costs each family that suffers from it about $60,000 a year. The need for… Keep Reading


Blackberry Twp. taxpayer workshop Sept. 24

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. Taxpayers in attendance at the workshop will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle… Keep Reading


A heart for horses

Elburn horse rescue to host fundraiser barbecue Sept. 26 ELBURN—Petunia. Fiona. CeCe. Halo. A rundown of Disney characters? Nope. Rather, those are the names of some of the ponies, donkeys and horses who have been rescued by Casey’s Safe Haven, a holistic horse rescue located in Elburn. Coming from starvation, abuse and neglect, these animals… Keep Reading


Waubonsee to host job fair in Aurora

AURORA—Employer registration for Waubonsee Community College’s upcoming Aurora Job and Internship Fair filled to capacity in record time this year. In collaboration with Representative Bill Foster, Illinois Department of Employment Security, the city of Aurora and Hollywood Casino, the college will host the fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at… Keep Reading


Four alarm fun

Elburn Fire District to host pancake breakfast, open house Sept. 20 ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host its second annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and open house on Sunday, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 2, 39W950 Hughes Road, Elburn. The cost is $5 a person (kids under 4… Keep Reading

Faith/Sugar Grove

Photos: Backpack blessings

On Sunday, St. Katharine Drexel hosted a Backpack and Bookbag Blessing at the Religious Education Parent and Child Meeting to kick off the 2015-16 religious education school year. John Lamperis was there and gave a speech entitled “An Amazing Journey.” Afterward, there was an opportunity to meet the religious education teachers. Children brought their backpacks… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

For the movies

Sugar Grove Library program screens classic films SUGAR GROVE—Scott Noblitt calls himself a movie buff, but he’s better known by his official title: Circulation supervisor at the Sugar Grove Public Library. Noblitt runs a monthly movie series program at the library called Classic Movie Afternoon. The next classic movie screening will take place on Thursday,… Keep Reading

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Big Rock annual Plowing Match Sept. 18-20

BIG ROCK—Big Rock will host its 121st annual Plowing Match Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-20. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, the Big Rock Plow Match began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers S.A. Chapman, W.D. Powell and Walter Scott. Activities will get under way with carnival wristband night from… Keep Reading


Community Submitted: McDole Elementary school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2015

McDole Elementary in Montgomery will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Approximately 600 students from McDole Elementary will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, and teachers. The event will begin at 8:30 am with kids and parents walking from Simpson… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

George J. Horna

George J. Horna, 71, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. George was a man of faith, and is now reunited not only with his Savior, but his loving wife Barbara, who has waited patiently for their heavenly reunion. George was born on June 6, 1944, in Chicago, the son of William… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Randy W. Little

Randy W. Little, 59, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Though the fight claimed his body, it never broke his spirit, and Randy is now at rest in Heaven. He was born Feb.… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Norma Jean (Tyner) Stanley and Thomas Dell Stanley

Norma Jean (Tyner) Stanley of Big Rock, formerly of Winfield, Ill., Elburn and St. Charles, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora, from blood clots. Her husband, Thomas Dell Stanley, of Big Rock, formerly of Winfield, Elburn and St. Charles, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at The Road Home… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions All Wheel Show Oct. 4

ELBURN—The 22nd annual fall classic Elburn Lions All Wheel Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 (destination cruise), and Sunday, Oct. 4 (show), at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. Gates open at 8 a.m.; registration closes at noon. No dogs or outside alcohol allowed. The cost is $20 at the gate or $15… Keep Reading

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Fourth annual Conley Walk Sept. 13

BIG ROCK—The fourth annual Bruce Conley Memorial Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, at McCannon Farm, 45W134 Raymond Road, Big Rock (just west of Sugar Grove). Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The run will begin at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Conley Outreach Community Services in memory of its founder, Bruce… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Chamber to host inaugural trick-or-treat event

SUGAR GROVE—Get your pillowcases and plastic pumpkins ready to collect even more candy this Halloween. The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host its inaugural Business Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon for costumed kids and their parents. “We want to take this opportunity to promote the… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Little benefit at Bootlegger’s Sept. 19

MAPLE PARK—A fundraiser for the family of Randy and Julie Little will take place Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at Bootlegger’s Bar, Grill and Pizza, 107 Main St., Maple Park. The Little family the past eight and a half months has been involved in a fight for Randy’s health following a colon cancer diagnosis—a… Keep Reading

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