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SKD Giving Tree overflows with generosity

The Saint Vincent dePaul Society of St. Katharine Drexel parish hosted its annual Giving Tree. In November, a Christmas tree was decorated with paper ornaments on which a gift request was made. In addition, there was some information included about each recipient, such as age and gender. Each parishioner who wanted to participate took an… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Sally Jane Christensen

Sally Jane Christensen, 82, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Elburn, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Villa St. Joseph. Despite battling health complications for several months, her sunny spirit and determination never dimmed. She was born Nov. 13, 1933, in Chicago, and was adopted by her loving parents, George and Hilda (Dreyer)… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Loyd Miller

Loyd Miller, 90, of Elburn, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2015, at his home while being cared for by his family, following complications from prostate cancer. A memorial service to celebrate his life willtake place at a later date. Arrangements handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, (630) 365-6414. Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Donald Edward Harmon

Donald Edward Harmon, 97, of Ottawa, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Heritage Woods in Ottawa, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at St. Mary’s Church in Utica, Ill. Msgn. Swaner will officiate. Visitation will take place Sunday, Dec. 20, from… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ Swift

James “Jim” Swift, 80, of Sugar Grove, passed away unexpectedly at Delnor Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. He was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Aurora, the son of Frederick and Grace (Cartee) Swift. Jim grew up in Geneva until the fifth grade, when his family purchased a home on Smith Road in Elburn. He… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday Dec. 26

SUGAR GROVE—A Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday will take place on Saturday, Dec. 26, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, located on Bliss Road, just east of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. Volunteers are needed to help cut and stack small to medium invasive shrubs. If you would like to bring your… Keep Reading


Lund 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 2

Norbert and Cecilia Lund’s 65th wedding anniversary open house will take place Saturday, Jan. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Parking is located behind the American Legion. No need to bring a gift or RSVP for the event. Keep Reading

Organic summer vegetables at local farmstand

Kaneville Lunch Bunch Dec. 16

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Lunch Bunch’s Christmas gathering will take place Wednes- day, Dec. 16, at 11:45 a.m. in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, pie and beverages. The cost of the meal is $7. For reservations,… Keep Reading


Strang admitted to Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA—George Strang of Elburn was recently admitted to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for the fall 2016 semester. Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on… Keep Reading


Community Submitted: Fox Valley Philharmonic Children’s Concert Feb. 21

At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, February 21st, the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maryann Flock, will present a special “Children’s Concert”. The free concert will feature a collection of light classical music with plenty of audience interaction. Children will have the opportunity to participate in the percussion feature of the “Toy Symphony”… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Evelyn Louise (Tatters) Whildin

Evelyn Louise (Tatters) Whildin, 86, of Byron, Ill., formerly of Hawaii, Washington D.C., Miami, Plano and Elburn, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center, surrounded by the love and prayers of her caring family She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Honolulu, Hawaii (before it was an official state), the… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Donald G. Ashton

Donald G. Ashton, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at his home. He was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Philadelphia, the son of John Walter and Pearl (Davis) Ashton. Donald was united in marriage to Mary M. Monkman on Dec. 27, 1952, in Oak Park, Ill. He served his country… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Jo Cawthra

Jo Cawthra, 76, of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by the love and prayers of her daughters. She was born April 11, 1939, in Lakewood, Ohio, the daughter of Steven and Millie (Schultz) Zaman. Jo grew up in Lakewood and attended local schools. She graduated from… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Edith E. Fischer

Edith E. Fischer, 90, of Elgin, Ill., formerly of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Tower Hill Healthcare Center, Elgin, where she had made her home for the last 11 years. She was united in marriage to George Fischer on Nov. 14, 1946, in the British West Indies, where George was… Keep Reading

Then and Now

Dec. 10 Then and Now

5 YEARS AGO: Sugar Grove native and fitness trainer Joey Gloor was set to appear on a new MTV program, titled “I used to be fat.” Elburn natives Lee and Bill Sweatt, while playing for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, were able to play hock- ey a little closer to home when the Moose played at… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Art and hot chocolate

Sugar Grove Public Library to host art event Dec. 10 SUGAR GROVE—Youths in sixth through 12th grade can participate in the Paint ‘n’ Sip event on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Library Adult Services Manager Genna Mickey… Keep Reading

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ECFPD to host Station One open house Dec. 13

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) will host a grand opening celebration and open house for its Station One facility on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2:30 to 5 p.m., with a hose uncoupling and flag-raising ceremony at 3 p.m. The event will include fire station tours, car seat inspections and installations, fire prevention education,… Keep Reading


Read to Succeed

Elburn Town and Country Library to host winter reading program ELBURN—In an effort to inspire kids to read more, Town and Country Public Library will host its Read to Succeed winter reading program beginning Monday, Dec. 7. The reading program is open to any patron with a valid Town and Country library card, and will… Keep Reading


Mannion, McKinley named to Olivet Nazarene Homecoming Court

BOURBONNAIS, Ill—During Olivet Nazarene University’s 61st Homecoming Queen coronation ceremony on Oct. 21, Joelle Mannion and Megan McKinley, both of Sugar Grove, were chosen by their peers to the Queen’s Court. Mannion, the daughter of Judiann Mannion and stepfather Fred Dugena, is majoring in Christian education and intercultural studies. Mannion plans to attend graduate school… Keep Reading

best engagement photo ever!

Community Submitted: Morales, Walker to Wed

David and Rosemary Morales of Maple Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Arline Morales, to Jonathon Walker, son of Jim and Jackie Walker of Sugar Grove. Morales is a Regulatory Affairs Specialist and Personal Fitness Trainer. Mr. Walker is a Mechanical Engineer. A June 2016 wedding is planned. Keep Reading

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