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Lions February Calendar Raffle winners

ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for February 2014: Jan & Butch; ATM & Tar (c/o Reynolds), Terry Lamb, Linn Dierschow, Kyle McKittrick, Greg Algrim, Bill Osborne, David and Laura Broz, Tara Dresmal and Stacy Groesch, all of Elburn; Lynn Alms and Richard and Joyce Bauer of Maple Park; Kay… Keep Reading


Anderson: Elburn’s future is bright

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson believes that the future of Elburn looks bright, with residential building picking up, a number of new businesses in town, and more to come. Anderson on Feb. 6 gave his State of the Village address at the February Elburn Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting at the Blackberry Masonic Lodge on… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township Supervisor resigns

BLACKBERRY TWP.—Blackberry Township Supervisor Dennis Ryan resigned his position last week, following numerous disagreements with township trustees on a variety of issues. “I’m sorry to have to do this,” Ryan said on Tuesday. “There were just too many disagreements as far as policy.” Ryan said that he was consistently outnumbered 4-1 in votes on issues.… Keep Reading

Photo by Kimberly Anderson

Big turnout for Troop 7 pancake fundraiser

Photo: Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 had a good turnout for its annual pancake breakfast Sunday morning at the Elburn American Legion, in downtown Elburn. AJ Smith, 4, of Oswego went out to breakfast with his grandpa Ray Smith of Elburn at the Legion. Photo by Kimberly Anderson ELBURN—Despite below-freezing temperatures, the surrounding community poured… Keep Reading


Photos: A night at the races

Elburn Chamber of Commerce Winter Dinner, “A Night at the Races,” was held at the Elburn Lions Club Saturday. Pat Hill (left) of Hill’s Country Store received the Member of the Year Award, and Annette Theobold (right) of Paisano’s Pizza received the Business of the Year Award. Keep Reading


local couple to open Elburn coffee house

Photo: Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn recently purchased the building at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn, and plan to open The Corner Grind coffeehouse there in early May. Ann will run the store, and source its coffee beans from Cafe Moto in San Diego. The Cobbs also own Riverview Banquets in Batavia. Courtesy… Keep Reading


Elburn housing plan would address shortfall

ELBURN—Elburn officials recently created an affordable housing plan, based on the village falling short of the state’s required 10 percent affordable housing, per the most recent census data. At 9.7 percent, Elburn is just three thenths of a point shy of the 10 percent affordable housing goal established by the 2004 Affordable Housing Planning and… Keep Reading


Village considers lease agreement for cell tower

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed a lease agreement with AT&T for a cell tower to be placed at the well No. 5 site in Blackberry Creek. AT&T will pay $2,250 a month in rent, with an annual increase of 3 percent. The initial term of the lease is five years, with four automatic… Keep Reading


Village sets schedule for budget process

ELBURN—Village of Elburn Finance Director Doug Elder on Monday laid out the timetable for the village’s 2014-15 budget process. A tentative budget, which outlines village priorities for the coming year, will be available for public inspection at Village Hall by mid-April, with a public hearing set for Monday, April 21. The fiscal year will begin… Keep Reading


Village Board approves sale of snow blower

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday authorized the sale of a Cub Cadet tractor snow blower. The Public Works Department determined that the machine was no longer an effective piece of equipment for village purposes. Keep Reading


Elburn hopes to change road designations

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a recommendation to change the classification of certain roads within the village from that of a local road to a major collector. The designation would make the specified roads eligible for additional funding to maintain them. The recommended roads are Prairie Valley Street from Main Street to Anderson… Keep Reading


Elburn to approve contract for water tower painting, other maintenance

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed a project for painting and other maintenance and improvements to the Prairie Valley North elevated water storage tank scheduled this summer. Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said that although the project will take place in the next fiscal year, in order to schedule the project for the summer… Keep Reading


Boy Scouts demonstrate creativity in Pinewood Derby

Photo: The Elburn Boys Scouts Pack 107 went all out with its creations for this year’s Pinewood Derby event, held at the former middle school building on Meredith Road on Friday. From Nascar and Spongebob to LEGO and Minecraft, the imaginations were endless. Joshua Duncan (below), 8, of Elburn, picked a Lego set as his… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions January Calendar Raffle winners

ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for January 2014: Bill McCartney, Phillip and Grandpa, Lynda Singer, Kevin Claesson, Bryan Van Bogaert, Gordon Dierschow (twice), Nancy Wilkison, Terry Lamb, Eleanor Dierschow, Eugene & Floyd, Tom Mahan and Tammy Osborne, all of Elburn; Elburn Seniors of Maple Park; Monica Block of Sycamore;… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland/Sugar Grove

‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland area

ELBURN—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from Jan. 31 to March 21. Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., will be open with… Keep Reading


Kaneland Blackberry Creek to host Bingo, auction

ELBURN—Are you ready for some Bingo? The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary, 1122 Anderson Road, Elburn. Blackberry Creek Elementary teachers will take to the stage to call out Bingo information via microphone. Game players will be seated… Keep Reading


Harsh winter affects village salt supply

ELBURN—High winds, cold temperatures and lots of snow are depleting Elburn’s supply of salt, and salt already ordered has been slow to arrive. According to Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven, the village has already used more than 300 tons of salt. During a normal year, the village uses about 425 tons for the entire season.… Keep Reading


‘Carrie’s going to be missed’

Photo: Longtime Elburn resident Carrie Petrie (pictured with her daughter, Cara, and granddaughter, Abby) passed away on Jan. 9. Petrie was involved with the Elburn American Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary, played an active role in the Elburn Memorial Day ceremony for many years and helped run the Elburn Community Blood Drive. Her absence has been felt… Keep Reading

Elburn/Maple Park/Regional

Photo: A strong draw

The Elburn Fire Department on Sunday held a raffle drawing for HorsePower Therapeutic Riding. The raffle winners were Roger Fronek (1st place, $4,675), Bob Ushman (2nd place, iPad Mini) and Jean Milz (3rd place, Amazon Kindle). The raffle altogether raised $22,071.32. HorsePower Board of Directors Chairman John Cain (left to right), Max Capes, Elburn Police… Keep Reading

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