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Fox Valley Festival Chorus concert Dec. 5-6

OSWEGO, Ill.—In honor of its 65th anniversary, the Fox Valley Festival Chorus will present its holiday concert, “Celestial Voices,” on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25, Oswego, Ill., and on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Edgelawn, Aurora. The Chorus is under… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

SG Legion chili cook-off Dec. 5

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove American Legion, 65 First Street, will host its holiday party chili cook-off on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. The event also features an ugly sweater contest and karaoke beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. Call (630) 466-9700 for information. Keep Reading


ECFPD to participate in Toys for Tots

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) will serve as a collection site for Toys for Tots, beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and ending Friday, Dec. 18. Toys can be donated at either of the three Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District stations: Fire Station 1, 200 E. Route 38, Elburn; Fire Station 2,… Keep Reading

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Moosheart Holiday Lights Show begins Nov. 27

MOOSEHEART, Ill.—Holiday Lights celebration returns for its sixth annual show on Nov. 27 for the first of this year’s 35-day run, which ends on New Year’s Eve. Last year, more than 10,000 vehicles drove the 1.8-mile route that winds through Mooseheart’s campus and past more than dozens of lights displays in what is one of… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township Seniors meeting Dec. 2

ELBURN—The Blackberry Township Seniors welcome all Township seniors and Kaneland community seniors to its monthly informal gathering at the Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main St. Elburn, on Wednesday Dec. 2. During the past year, Blackberry Township initiated a senior activity program that meets at Town Hall the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.… Keep Reading


Money talks

KEA, Board of Education continue teacher salary negotiations by Molly A. Benstein KANELAND—As the end of the year grows near without resolution of the Kaneland teachers’ contract, more and more community members have taken notice. The topic came up during the Nov. 9 Kaneland School Board meeting and was the primary focus of the Kaneland… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Fun Fest extends to the holidays with annual event

MAPLE PARK—The fun just keeps coming in Maple Park, thanks to the Fun Fest Committee. The festival occurs over Labor Day Weekend, but committee members give kids something to do before the holidays with the Make ‘n’ Take event. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Maple Park American Legion Post 213,… Keep Reading


Kaneland Madrigals performances Dec. 11-13

MAPLE PARK—The 38th annual Kaneland High School Madrigal dinner will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-13, with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will be held in the cafeteria at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road. Dinner will be served… Keep Reading

Local News

The season of giving

Hill’s Country Store hosts various donation drives KANEVILLE—In her time as a village president, Kaneville resident and Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill has been the face and backbone of countless fundraisers and benefits. According to Hill, the desire to give back is just a part of her nature. “25 years ago, I just started… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Kaneland FUSE Open House 11-21-15-2

Photos: Light the FUSE

FUSE Gym held its grand opening and open house celebration on Saturday. Guests were able to tour the gym, ask questions about classes, equipment and memberships, enjoy food and drinks, and get to know FUSE owners, Tec and Heather Nanni of North Aurora and Jessica Humay of Elburn, and staff. Keep Reading

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HorsePower receives DeKalb County Community Foundation grant

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park recently received a $3,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore. The grant is to be utilized for the purchase of an equine shelter. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding provides dynamic and healthy recreational experiences in which individuals with special needs are able to overcome challenges and learn… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Feeling crafty

The Sugar Grove Public Library on Nov. 19 hosted a paper crafting event led by Marette Passero of Crush on Stampin’. Participants used rubber stamps to create three fun holiday projects. Suzanne Smulin of Sugar Grove has fun while making a pillow box. Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Check-mate

The Corn Boil Committee on Nov. 19 gave checks to various groups in the Kaneland community prior to the committee’s regular meeting. • $500 to Karen McCannon Lights the Tree in Town • $200 Community House • $500 Historical Society • $200 Drum Corps • $500 Township Center • $1,000 Conley Outreach • $1,250 Friends… Keep Reading

Elburn/Hometown/Sugar Grove/Swimming

Two local residents help Rosary to State title

Photo: Rosary senior Sarah Fergus (middle row, second from right) of Sugar Grove, and sophomore Camryn Streid (middle row, far left) of Elburn, were the two local residents who competed for the Rosary High School swim team, which earned its fifth State title last weekend. Photo submitted by Vicki Danklefsen to info@elburnherald.com WINNETKA, Ill.—Rosary High… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A helping hand Between Friends

Sugar Grove food pantry seeks to help community members in need SUGAR GROVE—“Everyone should have a Thanksgiving dinner.” That’s a phrase Sugar Grove resident Melisa Taylor has said many times, and it’s something she pretty much ensured this year for those who reside in Sugar Grove and other neighboring municipalities, thanks to her Between Friends… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to County Board, Forest Preserve

As County Board chairman, I would like to thank each member of the Kane County Board and each commissioner of the Forest Preserve who once again voted to freeze the property tax levy for running Kane County government. This means that for the fifth year in a row—for half a decade—Kane County government will not… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Brick by brick

Sugar Grove Veterans Park receives large brick donation, completes Phase 1 of construction SUGAR GROVE—Veterans Park has been a project in the works since 2012, thanks to a brainstorm of Sugar Grove American Legion past president Cliff Barker, current President Matt McCarron and past secretary Tammy Carter. They wanted to have something in town to… Keep Reading

Faith/Sugar Grove

Deck the halls, stock the shelves

Members of Club 45, a group of fourth- and fifth-graders from the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, came out to the Between Friends Food Pantry of Sugar Grove on Nov. 15 to help stock the shelves with items they collected for the food pantry. The group included Carrie Pozzi (back row, from left), Nolan Hosking,… Keep Reading

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