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Events/Maple Park

Fun Fest committee seeks vendors

MAPLE PARK—Need one more craft show to fill out the summer schedule? How about a way to get your business name in front of more people? Maple Park Fun Fest Chairman Cathy Lay suggests a booth at the festival, which will take place Labor Day weekend. The craft and vendor shows runs for two days,… Keep Reading


Friends, new acquaintances, conversation at monthly senior gathering

BLACKBERRY TWP—The conversation was lively at the August Blackberry Township senior get-together last Wednesday. Although several illnesses and vacations resulted in lower attendance, those who came enjoyed the time just to talk. “This is just as much fun as playing games,” Elburn resident Linda Bunce said. “That’s what nice about it (the get-togethers). It’s very… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Aug. 19

KANEVILLE—The next Kaneville Lunch Bunch meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a pot roast sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a brownie and beverage. The cost of the meal is $7. For reservations, call… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting Aug. 17

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The meeting’s featured program will be “Back Ground Resources” by Kelly Bodnar, and will discuss how to find info about anything. The program was intended to take place during the… Keep Reading


Come sail away

Cardboard boat race to take place Saturday in Aurora AURORA—The 13th annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora. According to Fox Valley United Way (FVUW) Director of Administration Deborah Collins, the boat race event is not a fundraiser, but rather a… Keep Reading

Events/Kane County Cougars

Cougars to host Back to the Future night Aug. 14

DeLorean, fireworks show planned GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will be celebrating Back to the Future Night on Friday, Aug. 14. As part of the 6:30 p.m. game that evening, fans can join the Cougars in helping celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie. Fans can purchase tickets at (630) 232-8811 or online at… Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Bette’ M. Wilson

Elizabeth “Bette” M. Wilson, 106, of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at Hillside Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was born May 17, 1909, in Sugar Grove, the daughter of the late Ruel H. and Hazel (Graham) Mighell. Elizabeth attended and graduated from Sugar Grove schools with the Class of 1927. She was… Keep Reading


Books for days

Annual book sale corresponds with Elburn Days ELBURN—You probably won’t find a used copy of Harper Lee’s first-published book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Elburn Days Town and Country Library used book sale, but with more than 8,000 books to choose from, you’ll probably go home with a few hidden treasures. The Library Friends… Keep Reading


Walk of a Lifetime

Elburn Scout aims to raise funds for Marklund with Eagle Scout project ELBURN—For 17-year-old Robert Simmons, joining Boy Scouts Troop 7 of Elburn has always been about helping others; whether it is a friend, family or a community. “I got involved in Scouts when my family had another family living with us, because they could… Keep Reading


Customer appreciation at Elburn Coop Feed Store

ELBURN—Elburn Coop Feed Store announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Elburn Coop Feed Store, located at 202 W. North St. Elburn, on Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to register for a prize drawing and also… Keep Reading


Mothers’ club to hold new member open house

BATAVIA—Mothers who are looking for a way to become involved in the community and meet other moms are invited to a new member open house for the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation (BMCF). The open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., at a member’s home. To RSVP and for more information,… Keep Reading


21st Annual Porky Picnic Aug. 8

AURORA—Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen will host the 21st Annual Chris Lauzen’s Porky Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, which is just east of Orchard Road in Aurora. The Porky Picnic will feature Fay’s BBQ porkchops and chicken, raffles, a… Keep Reading

Events/Golf/Sugar Grove

Aiming high at the Amateur

It’s not too late to check out the 2015 Western Amateur, taking place this week at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Santiago Gomez (left) of Colombia, hits his first tee shot of the day during the openings rounds of the tournament Tuesday. Both general admission and parking at the event will be free of… Keep Reading

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Summer reading finale at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library will host its annual summer reading grand finale party on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to mark the culmination of the library’s “Read to the Rhythm” program. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Library volunteers will serve Ream’s National Grand Champion beef wieners from… Keep Reading


St. Gall announces Rite of Catholic Initiation classes

ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will hold Rite of Catholic Initiation (RICA/RCIC) classes beginning in September. Adults interested in becoming Catholic, children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized, and anyone baptized Catholic as a child but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, are eligible to attend the classes.… Keep Reading


Community Congregational Church seeks crafters

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn seeks exhibitors for its craft and vendor show, scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an application, visit or call Karen Diesel at (630) 308-5397. Booths are 12 feet by 12 feet, and cost $30 per day or $50 if booked… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Bruce Gerald Thomas

Bruce Gerald Thomas, 79, of St. Charles, formerly of Des Plaines, Ill., passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, following a short but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born June 16, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Howard and Lily (Bryntesen)… Keep Reading


Faith Baptist collects school supplies

GENEVA—Faith Baptist Church Mill Creek will be collecting school supplies to fill backpacks that have been donated to Reach for the Moon, a nonprofit organization that works with local social workers, community centers and police departments to make sure all children will be well equipped when school starts. Donations can be dropped off at the… Keep Reading


Bar-B-Q Pork Roast, Sweet Corn Boil Supper Aug. 8

HINCKLEY—The annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper will take place on Saturday Aug. 8, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 324 W. McKinley St., Hinckley. The pork roasts are cooked outdoors with a secret sauce, and the corn is picked that morning. Side dishes will include German and American potato… Keep Reading

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