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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 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


Photos: Tragic theatre

Kaneland High School’s theater department presented William Shakespeare’s classic tale of “Romeo and Juliet” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tragic story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of family feuding. Keep Reading


NIU holiday concerts Nov. 29 and Dec. 7

DEKALB—The Northern Illinois University (NIU) music department will present two holiday concerts at the Music Building, located at 400 Lucinda Avenue in DeKalb. “Swingin’ In the Holidays” is the theme of the first concert. The NIU Jazz faculty and students will ring in the holidays with their special jazz renditions of many of your favorite… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Sugar Grove

Know before you go

Travel safety tips for your Thanksgiving holiday CHICAGO—Thanksgiving week is one typically filled with travel, a busy schedule and potentially bad weather. “Don’t let this hectic time of year sidetrack you from safety on the road,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Take some time now to talk to your family about how… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Lazarus House Thanksgiving feast Nov. 26

AURORA—Lazarus House will host its annual Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Tri-Cities Salvation Army, 1710 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles. Dining begins at noon. The feast has become an established tradition in the community. Not only are Lazarus House guests blessed by the outpouring of generosity… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Of Cookies and Grandchildren

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove Jerry and I host a Christmas party each year for family, neighbors, and friends. My Christmas cookies quickly disappear—maybe because they are full of real butter. But I think the main reason is that I ask my three granddaughters to serve them during the party. It… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Prime rib, popovers go together like Santa, Mrs. Claus

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove Last Thanksgiving, I wrote my first cooking column for The Elburn Herald. I shared my recipe for making fabulous mashed potatoes and decided to feature it again this year, along with more holiday dishes I cherish. Most of them are family recipes I’ve been making for… Keep Reading

Faith/Maple Park

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

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At long last

Anderson Road overpass completion scheduled for Dec. 7 ELBURN—“It’s finally here.” Those three words were recently uttered by Village President Dave Anderson regarding the completion of Elburn’s long-awaited Anderson Road overpass. The Anderson Road overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks between Route 38 and Keslinger Road will open on Monday, Dec. 7. The Kane… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer FUSE Gym 11-18-15-3
Local News

Lighting a FUSE

New Elburn gym offers fun, friendship and fitness ELBURN—FUSE Gym owners and trainers Jessica Humay and her sister Heather Nanni were both active in sports while growing up, playing soccer and tennis. A cardiac nurse by profession, Humay worked in the pre- and post-catheterization labs of several medical centers where patients would come for diagnosis… Keep Reading

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