The Fourth of July holiday in many ways signifies the birth of something new; something inspired. Chief among what was created the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted: the commitment to serve and represent the public to the best of its ability. In a modest manner of speaking, we believe this inaugural Sugar Grove Herald issue was born out of a similar commitment—one we feel to our readers in Sugar Grove. We’re embarking on something new and wonderful, and we’re so excited to share this moment with a community that has long deserved its own hometown publication.
This week’s Sugar Grove Herald hopefully outlines to its readers the goals we have as a publication, as well as what said readers can expect to see in the publication each and every week.
Sugar Grove as a village and community is growing by leaps and bounds every day, and we want to be there to document anything and everything that takes place there. This week, we were fortunate to bring on two Sugar Grove residents—Denise Feltes and Julie Walker—as photographers just in time for the inaugural SG Herald edition. As a result, we were able to capture several events that recently took place in Sugar Grove, including the American Legion bean bag tournament and the Senior Center luncheon.
Outside of the scope of Sugar Grove, we received a Letters to the Editor submission two months ago from Kaneland High School student Hans Griesinger of Maple Park. Griesinger’s letter disclosed concern about the intersection of Keslinger and Dauberman roads, located near the high school, and labeled it as “extremely hazardous.” The purpose of the letter was to urge local residents to contact the Kane County Board and ask it to conduct a traffic study of the intersection.
This week, Sugar Grove Herald reporter Violet Marquardt spoke with a KHS parent and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office regarding the intersection and the reality of what it will take to get a traffic study done and a traffic light placed where Keslinger and Dauberman roads meet. We want to know what our readers think of the intersection issue, and encourage them to comment on the matter via the Elburn Herald’s Facebook page.
Last but not least, we have multiple stories this week regarding Corn Boil activities in need of participants and sponsors, namely the Chopped Cooking Contest. If you have any interest in getting involved with a Corn Boil cooking extravaganza that is an absolute blast for both participants and spectators, we encourage you to be a part of the Chopped Cooking Contest. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
We want to again thank you, our reader, for helping make the Sugar Grove Herald possible. We promise to grow with this fine community and represent it to the best of our ability. It deserves nothing less.