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Photos: An inspired car wash

A fundraiser for the Dreams Dance Academy’s Inspire Dance Company was held on Sunday at the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department in Elburn. The fundraiser included a carwash, bake sale and Paisano’s Pizza coupons at discounted rates. Keep Reading

Big Rock/Elburn/Regional

Photos: A walk to remember

Conley Outreach sponsored the fourth annual Bruce Conley Memorial Walk on Sunday. It was held at the McCannon Farm, which is also the home of Farm Friends, in Big Rock. The public was invited to walk the farm’s perimeter path in memory of a friend, family member or colleague, or simply to honor Conley’s legacy… Keep Reading


Friends of T&C Library donate book sale proceeds

The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library on Sept. 10 donated $3,750 to the library. The donation is from the Friends’ annual Elburn Days book sale and ongoing Book Nook sale at the library. The proceeds will provide additional programs and materials for adults and youth. Town and Country Library Treasurer Bill Grabarek,… Keep Reading


Little boy blue

Young resident paints the town blue to show support for police ELBURN — Support the Police banners, blue ribbons, paint and more decorated the village of Elburn over the holiday weekend, a campaign started by 9-year-old Connor Anderson, upset over the recent death of a Fox Lake police officer. “It was a good turnout,” Elburn… Keep Reading


Elburn considers sales tax increase for spring ballot

ELBURN—Elburn residents are likely to see a referendum asking for an increase in retail sales taxes during next year’s spring election. The Elburn Village Board on Tuesday discussed the sales tax option, as well as a referendum to increase residents’ property taxes, as possible ways to pay for police pensions. By night’s end, however, the… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions All Wheel Show Oct. 4

ELBURN—The 22nd annual fall classic Elburn Lions All Wheel Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 (destination cruise), and Sunday, Oct. 4 (show), at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. Gates open at 8 a.m.; registration closes at noon. No dogs or outside alcohol allowed. The cost is $20 at the gate or $15… Keep Reading

Big Rock/Elburn/Events/Sugar Grove

Fourth annual Conley Walk Sept. 13

BIG ROCK—The fourth annual Bruce Conley Memorial Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, at McCannon Farm, 45W134 Raymond Road, Big Rock (just west of Sugar Grove). Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The run will begin at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Conley Outreach Community Services in memory of its founder, Bruce… Keep Reading


Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale results

ELBURN—The following transactions took place during the Elburn Days 2015 Livestock Sale: • Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Cody Pitstick, sold for $3.10 a pound at 283 pounds to Bill Davey of First State Bank of Mendota. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog, owned by Maxx Miller, sold for $2.30 a pound at 300… Keep Reading

Elburn/Events/Local News

Blackberry Township senior get-together

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township will host its next senior get-together event on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, from 1 to 3 p.m., although the event can go later if participants are having fun. The monthly senior get-together program offers relaxed fun, and a chance to visit and engage in… Keep Reading


A new beginning

New pre-school owner wants to make learning fun, make a difference in Elburn ELBURN—Kristy Voegele, owner of the Creative Beginnings pre-school soon to open in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, she wants to make learning fun for her students. Voegele said that for most of the children, pre-school will be their first time in… Keep Reading


Lending a helping hand

Longtime Elburn barber Rissman opens business to stylists, masseuse ELBURN—For Dave Rissman, opening up his own barbershop was not only about creating opportunities for himself, but for others, as well. Since 1964, Rissman has used his business as a platform to help other individuals succeed in their career. “(I became a barber) because I love… Keep Reading


Folks on spokes

The Folks on Spokes ride took place on Aug. 16, beginning at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. There were three different ride distances: 2.5, 6 and 10 miles. Riders of all ages participated. Julie Keen (above), Sam Keen, 9, and Macie Keen, 5, along with Elburn residents Annika Jones (right), 7, and Scarlett Jones, 5, all… Keep Reading


Kuhar wins Hughes Creek Championship

Hughes Creek Golf Club held its annual club championship Aug. 12 and 22. The two-day event hosted 32 players. Brody Kuhar, a 2013 Kaneland High School graduate and member of the 2012 Kaneland golf team that finished third in the Sectional and ninth in the IHSA, was the overall champion. Kuhar shot 75 on both… Keep Reading

Kylie and Mabel - 2015 U-15 Youth Open Doubles Champions

Cummins rolls on

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, a freshman at Kaneland High School and Elburn resident, added some nice trophies to her growing collection after solid performances in two recent national events. At the Storm Bowling Survivor tournament in River Grove, Ill., Cummins posted the top scratch score among 48 U15 girls with a five-game total pin-fall of 1,042. Her… Keep Reading


Elburn Days 2015 raffle winners

ELBURN—The following people were winners in the Elburn Days 2015 raffle: Larissa Staley of Elburn, DeLux auto detailing package (Immaculate Motorsports, Inc.); John Cain of Elburn, $150 gift voucher; Meg Apner of Big Rock, $100 gift voucher; Barb Schutzenhoufer of St. Charles, “Frozen” basket (Kaneland Special Needs PTA); Vicki (no last name or town provided),… Keep Reading


Mobile muscles

Company offers workout programs via truck ELBURN—You’ve been meaning to get off the couch and into a fitness program, but somehow life gets in the way. But what if the fitness program could come to you? At home or at the office, Mobile Muscle is rolling out a fully loaded gym in a truck. The… Keep Reading

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Community service

Fire Marshal Isberg retires following 35 years of service with Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District SUGAR GROVE—Dozens of friends, co-workers, community members and more gathered at Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) Station One on Friday to honor the career of Fire Marshal Al Isberg. Isberg officially retired that day, following 35 years… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Play ball

Master plan for new youth ball fields revealed BLACKBERRY TWP—Landscape architect and Planning Resources, Inc. CEO Darrell Garrison last week presented his firm’s master plan design to the Blackberry Township Board for four sports fields on property along Bateman Road, purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve District last year. Blackberry Township, which is leasing… Keep Reading

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