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Photos: Cold turkeys

People gathered at Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC) in Maple Park on Sunday to donate frozen turkeys, hams and other canned foods to local families in need. The drop collected 168 meats, and organizers said its success will lead to 821 filled plates. Donations were collected by members of GMUC, St. Mary of the Assumption,… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Maple Park Make and Take Dec. 2

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee will host the fifth annual Kids’ Holiday Make and Take on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park American Legion, 203 Main St., Maple Park. Come out for an evening of crafting. Children and parents can visit different craft stations to create holiday ornaments… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Robert E. Spellmeyer

Robert E. Spellmeyer, 80, of Hampshire,Ill., passed away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. He was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Elgin, Ill., the son of Harold and Virginia (Knox) Spellmeyer. Bob grew up in Elgin and attended local schools. Following graduation from Elgin High… Keep Reading

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Anderson Road overpass set to open Dec. 7

ELBURN—The much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Anderson Road Overpass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the intersection of Anderson Road and Prairie Valley Street, Elburn. The overpass of the busy Union Pacific West Line railroad tracks on the east of the village of Elburn will enhance public… Keep Reading

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Salvation Army brings Christmas kettles to Kaneland area

ELBURN/SUGAR GROVE—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland area. In the past, Conley Outreach, a Salvation Army Extension site, coordinated these area kettles. This year, a new procedure is in place. Volunteers for all area kettles, including Elburn and Sugar Grove, are being scheduled online through the… Keep Reading


Kids helping kids stay warm

Kids can help their peers stay warm by collecting winter clothing with a group or troop ST. CHARLES—Girl Scout, Boy Scout, school and youth groups are needed to collect new and like-new winter outerwear for disadvantaged children during the Kids Helping Kids (KHK) program. The collection, from now through Dec. 15, supports thousands of families… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Maple Park Make and Take Dec. 2

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee will host the fifth annual Kids’ Holiday Make and Take on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park American Legion, 203 Main St., Maple Park. Come out for an evening of crafting. Children and parents can visit different craft stations to create holiday ornaments… Keep Reading


Cummins strikes again

JOLIET, Ill.—Mabel Cummins, a freshman at Kaneland High School, won the U-15 Girls Division at last week’s Elite Youth Tour bowling tournament in Joliet, Ill. She posted an eight-game scratch score of 1,386 on a difficult oil pattern to lead the field into the finals. There, she outpaced three tough competitors in elimination matches to… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Turkey Drop Nov. 22

by Cory Nordine MAPLE PARK—Members of the Kaneland community, as well as the congregations of Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Maple Park, are preparing for the annual Maple Park Turkey Drop on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Grace UMC, 506 Willow St., to help provide complete holiday meals to families in… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Calvin E. ‘Cal’ Swan

Calvin E. “Cal” Swan, 88, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his loving family, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Aberdeen, S.D., the son of Orville and Abbie Swan. Cal was a longtime resident of Elburn, living in the… Keep Reading

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Cookie walk Dec. 13 at ECUCC

BIG ROCK—A cookie walk will take place at English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes Ave., Big Rock, on Friday, Dec. 11, from 6 a.m. to noon. An assortment of home-baked cookies, sweet breads and candies will be sold by the pound, while other treats will be packaged and priced separately. For more information,… Keep Reading


Kaneville tree lighting Dec. 3

KANEVILLE—Christmas in Kaneville will kick off Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., with the cerimonial lighting of the Christmas tree at Hill’s Country Store. Families are encouraged to bring an ornament that represents their family to place on the tree, which will later be donated to the Kaneville Historical Society. The Christmas tree is bought… Keep Reading

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Elburn Lions Holiday Raffle Nov. 28

ELBURN—Gather family and friends and head to the Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn, on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. for its annual holiday raffle. The Lions will raffle turkeys, pork loins, hams, steaks, gift cards and cash. The event is child-friendly, includes free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds… Keep Reading


Christmas in Kaneville Dec. 5

KANEVILLE—There will be many ways to get into the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas in Kaneville event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, throughout the morning and afternoon. At 9 a.m., Santa will be on hand at the Kaneville Fire Department, 46W536 Lovell St., for photos and meeting with children. The Kaneville United… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Jedi Academy at Sugar Grove Public Library Nov. 23

SUGAR GROVE—Get ready for the upcoming release of “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” by training to become a Jedi at Sugar Grove Public Library and watching the original flick, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” Join the library on Monday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for the Jedi Academy.… Keep Reading


Get ready to Jinglepalooza

Elburn Community Center to host second annual Christmas event Dec. 4 ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center (ECCC) will host its second annual Jingelpalooza event on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 525 N. Main St., Elburn. Despite still being relatively new, Jinglepalooza boasts a variety of… Keep Reading

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Kaneville Lunch Bunch Nov. 18

KANEVILLE—Seventeen residents already have reservations for the Kaneville Lunch Bunch gathering on Wednesday, Nov. 18; however, there is space for a few more friends. To make a reservation, Paisano’s Pizza & Grill at (630) 365-9477. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, salad and pumpkin pie. The cost of the meal is $7. The event… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Feeling crafty?

Sugar Grove Public Library to host holiday paper crafting event Nov. 19 SUGAR GROVE—Adults interested in taking a break and creating some crafty holiday gift items can head to the Sugar Grove Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 19 for a holiday paper crafting program. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in… Keep Reading

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Elburn blood drive Nov. 21 at Bob Jass

ELBURN—A community blood drive will take place at Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St., Elburn, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to receiving a long-sleeved T-shirt, all donors will get a $10 gift card to The Corner Grind, and will be entered to win a $200 gift card… Keep Reading

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