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Kemp earns President’s Scholarship

Will attend Indiana State University this fall ELBURN—You could say Brittany Kemp’s most recent accomplishment was a slam dunk of an achievement. Kemp, an Elburn resident who is a Kaneland High School senior and a basketball and track athlete, will attend Indiana State University (ISU) this coming fall. And she recently earned the title of… Keep Reading

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Fisherman’s Inn open house

ELBURN—The historic and newly renovated Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn will reopen its doors to the public for a community-wide open house event on Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. After being closed from 2009 until late 2012, Fishermen’s Inn was purchased by Mark and Patti Southern. Shortly after, extensive renovation work began… Keep Reading


Library’s plant sale most successful to date

The 11th annual Elburn Town and Country Public Library’s Plant Fundraiser was held Mothers Day weekend May 9-10. The fundraiser helps fund the youth reading programs. Aiden Goecker (right), 5, of Elburn, helps his mother pick out flowers. Joan Hanson (below, left) helps visitors select plants. Photos by Lynn Logan Funds go to support Summer… Keep Reading


Play on at McNair Field

BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father, Steve McIntire, vice president of the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League (EYBSL), and other league representatives attended… Keep Reading


Elburn Fire District celebrates groundbreaking for new station

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station, located at the northeast corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn. Those wielding shovels include FGM Architects of Oak Brook Jason Estes (left to right), Assistant Fire Chief Tate Haley, Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan… Keep Reading


New fire station groundbreaking ceremony Monday

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection district will break ground on their new facility at the corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn Monday at 3:15 p.m. Established in 1882, the district encompasses 75 square miles, making it one of the largest districts in the state. The current headquarters, located on North Street,… Keep Reading


Supporting one of their own

Photo: Allen Swan said he’s grateful that though his cancer has ravaged his body, it hasn’t touched his mind. “I am quite fortunate in that my mind has stayed pretty good,” he said. “There might be 58 steps you gotta go through (to repair a vehicle), and I can still go over and do all… Keep Reading


Board gives cautious ‘thumbs up’ on development proposal

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday gave a general nod of agreement on a pre-annexation proposal for a 137-acre plot of land west of Route 47 south of Hughes Road, and north of Kenmar Drive, although they did express some concerns about the property. Developer Art Zwemke of Robert Arthur Land Company presented a general… Keep Reading


Elburn Station feature topic at Chamber meeting

ELBURN—Shodeen developer Dave Patzelt said he is happy to see progress taking place on the Elburn Station development after years of talking about it. Patzelt was the guest speaker at the May Elburn Chamber of Commerce meeting on May 1, where he gave an overview of the mixed-use development surrounding the Elburn Metra train station,… Keep Reading


Elburn approves landscape contract

ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday approved a landscape maintenance services contract with Schollmeyer Landscaping of Big Rock for Prairie Valley and Prairie Valley North Special Services Area and the Metra parking area. The contract, not to exceed $23,490, is for approximately 30 weeks, beginning in early May and running through November, with an option to… Keep Reading


Board greenlights IEPA loan

ELBURN—The Village Board at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting gave the greenlight for the village to obtain a low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The amount, $7.6 million, will be paid back over the course of the next 20 years. “This is just the next… Keep Reading


A ‘small’ gesture

When Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill held its grand opening fundraiser last month, co-owners Annette Throbald and Myra Ottoson wanted half of the donated proceeds to go toward a local cause, and chose to become involved in the Kindness Campaign. Renee Dee on April 23 was handed a check in the amount of $718.50. Pictured… Keep Reading

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Photos: Arbor Day activities

Local municipalities got into the Arbor Day spirit last weekend. Sugar Grove Library Treasurer/trustee Louise Coffman (below, left to right), village trustee Mari Johnson, Library Director Carol Dolin, library trustee Pat Graceffa and Public Works Director Anthony Speciale honor the holiday by planting a bonfire sugar maple tree on Friday at the Sugar Grove Public… Keep Reading

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Purple power

Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness event “Seize the Purple,” which took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School on Saturday. Havlin, a junior at… Keep Reading


Elburn resident teaches stress-reduction techniques

Photo: Elburn resident Carl Klemaier, a licensed clinical professional counselor and the founder of Mindful Plus, will present an introduction to mindfulness meditation at Vital Chiropractic, 108 Valley Drive, Suite F, on Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Meditation is just one part of Klemaier’s four-part stress reduction program. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Looking for… Keep Reading


Elburn prepares for new growth with controlled burns

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed controlled burns that were coordinated by the Public Works Department and carried out on Saturday at Blackberry Creek. “There were several ponds that had prairies near them that we burned,” said John Nevenhoven, director of Public Works. “We decided to do it on Saturday because it would have… Keep Reading


Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and… Keep Reading

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House of Steel

Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having all participated to various degrees. Even when not participating, the chill of the sport was always around. “Hockey… Keep Reading


Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. 320 E. North St., Elburn (630) 365-2244 • www.elburn.lib.il.us Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults, $12 ($15 on race day) for ages 12 and under Fees for 5k: $22 ($25 on race day) for all… Keep Reading


Village’s tentative budget available for public inspection

“We won’t get to any of these projects unless we put it out in front of us and start saving for it. That’s budgeting 101.” Jeff Walter (right) Elburn Village Board trustee ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a tentative budget that will be available for public viewing at Village Hall through Monday, April… Keep Reading

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