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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Just say no to disconnection referendum

There will be a referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot about whether to disconnect and transfer territory from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. I felt it was critically important for effected residents to really understand the issue. What I found out alarmed me, so… Keep Reading

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Celebrate the second annual Kindness in Kaneland Week

Last fall, we helped announce the creation of Kindness in Kaneland Week—seven days of programs and celebration meant to promote friendship, respect, happiness and, most important, anti-bullying, in the Kaneland community. The collaboration between organizers and the Kaneland School District was unquestionably a success, as it helped put forth a message that went above and… Keep Reading

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Thank you for another successful Fun Fest

For over 15 years, Maple Park Fun Fest has provided the community with an extraordinary way to celebrate summer’s end. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the last free festivals in the area, working as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit committee. With the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers, we were… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Get an early jump on the holiday spirit

The month of October is hardly an appropriate time to discuss anything related to Christmas (are you listening, Wal-Mart?). Nevertheless, we want to mention that a fundraiser for Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove 2014 will take place later today. The pork chop/chicken dinner, catered by 5-B’s, is available from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in… Keep Reading

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Letter: A thank you from Elburn Fire Department

The Elburn Fire Department would like to thank the community for the generous support of our pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7. All the money raised is going to help two of Elburn Fire Department’s own firefighters who recently had children with significant medical problems and expenses. We were able to serve approximately 1,000 people.… Keep Reading

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Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Harvest Market

September is traditionally the best month for harvesting the tastiest tomatoes, juiciest fruits and healthiest broccoli and cauliflower. And tables at the Sugar Grove Farmers Market are overflowing with onions, peppers and greens. We conclude our season with the Harvest Market on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. The market… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Support the Family Bingo Knight and Silent Auction

by Kimberly Bartkowiak Secretary, Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) PTO feels very fortunate to have the support of our local community for our fundraisers. Fundraising allows us to purchase great items for our students and school, such as playground equipment, library books, iPads, assemblies, field trips, bike racks and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Looking back, looking forward

It’s been a little over a year since our community joined together and the Kindness Campaign was born. Our many thanks go out to the families, businesses, individuals and organizations that have joined in this journey. There have been countless acts of kindness and stories of compassion this past year. More than in previous years?… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Arts Initiative gets ‘Excited about Education’

by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) is opening its 2014-15 season with a unique event celebrating education. “Shout Out!—Excited about Education” is a series of live readings written and read by individuals sharing their educational experiences. The event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in… Keep Reading

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Letter: ‘Never forget’ Sept. 11, 2001

As we look back upon the events that occurred on this fateful day that left an indelible mark on the world, Sept. 11, 2001, it is very hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since the largest attack on American soil took over 3,000 lives in New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Penn.… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Reflecting on the events of Sept. 11, 2001

It’s hard to believe that today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Stoneycreek Township, Penn. And while some historic events can lose a little bit of their cultural… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Enough is enough

We were as surprised as anyone last week upon receiving word that Kaneland interim superintendent Dr. Ken Sorrick had resigned from his position just one day after the School Board voted to hire him. We were also confused by the resignation, as Sorrick’s statements during the meeting suggested that he was eager to go to… Keep Reading

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Letter: Thank you from the family of Carole A. Michels

Carole Michels touched the lives of many people—family and friends—in a very loving way. Thank you for your overwhelming response to her positive influence by attending her visitation and funeral at St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn, Aug. 21-22. Our sincere thank you go out to the many individuals and teams that made it possible to… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from Boy Scout Troop 7

On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 7, we’d like to thank the residents and businesses of Elburn, and the surrounding communities, who have shown so much support for the Troop. Whether you made a monetary donation, or donated your goods and services, you helped to make our pancake breakfast during Elburn Days a success. We’d… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Kaneland students spend summer pursuing musical endeavors

by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters For most teenagers, summer vacation means trips to the mall, hanging out with friends and catching up on sleep. This summer, many Kaneland music students sacrificed some of their free time to engage in musical endeavors. The Kaneland community is ideally situated within driving distance of dozens… Keep Reading

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