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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


A bit more elbow room

Photos: Crews work to pour footings for the expansion of the new Ream’s Elburn Market, which will occupy the former Papa G’s restaurant building on Main Street. Project manager Mike Stoffa (below, left) goes over plans with Jim Yagen, the foreman of William Olsen Concrete, on Aug. 12. Photos by Ben Draper Ream’s adds space… Keep Reading


Library friends host book sale Aug. 21-22

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library will sponsor a book sale during Elburn Days at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The sale will take place Friday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Adult books are $1 for hard covers and trade… Keep Reading


Community Congregational Church rummage sale Aug. 20-21

ELBURN—Elburn Community Congregational Church’s Elburn Days rummage sale will take place Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn. Explore the vast array of clothes, toys, household goods and collectibles available inside the church. Food will be available for purchase. A flea market, Colonial ice… Keep Reading


Shoot for the moon

Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 hopes to reach fundraising goal with pancake breakfast ELBURN—Since its inception in 1924, Boy Scout Troop 7 of Elburn has vigilantly worked to teach boys of various ages skills they can use throughout life. From slipknots to friendships, Troop 7 has it covered. “(You) learn a lot in Scouts,” said… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions food drive during Elburn Days

ELBURN—The Elburn Lions will host a food drive during this year’s Elburn Days Parade, Friday, Aug. 21. Lions Club members will walk the parade route, collecting monetary donations. After the parade, in lieu of parking donations, canned good and non-perishable items will be accepted. Drop boxes will also be available on the grounds throughout the… Keep Reading


Friends, new acquaintances, conversation at monthly senior gathering

BLACKBERRY TWP—The conversation was lively at the August Blackberry Township senior get-together last Wednesday. Although several illnesses and vacations resulted in lower attendance, those who came enjoyed the time just to talk. “This is just as much fun as playing games,” Elburn resident Linda Bunce said. “That’s what nice about it (the get-togethers). It’s very… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KBC kindergarten park 8-10-15-5

Park place

Several incoming Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed meeting and playing together at the school park on Monday in Elburn. Allainna Siwy, 5 of Elburn, shows off her balancing skills. A few members of the Kaneland class of 2028 pose. Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Lords and ladies of the dance

M&M Dance students enjoyed hip hop and ballet classes on Aug. 6 at the Elburn studio. M&M Dance offers classes for ages 2.5 and older in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, modern, lyrical, hip hop and musical theater. Camden Smith, 4, of Elburn, practices his freestyle moves. Olivia Staudacher, 7, of Elburn, shows… Keep Reading


Block party

The second annual Lance Avenue street party in the Blackberry Creek subdivision was held on Friday. Residents decorated bikes, jumped in a bounce house, received fire truck and ambulance tours from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, and enjoyed old-fashioned Good Humor ice cream from the Good Humor Man. Proceeds from the ice cream sales… Keep Reading


Slippery when wet

Spill on Route 47 last week slippery, not hazardous ELBURN—The cap on a tanker truck traveling northbound on Route 47 around 2 p.m. Aug. 6 malfunctioned and fell off, causing approximately 30 gallons of hydraulic fluid to spill on the northbound lane of Route 47 near Keslinger Road. The Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, Police… Keep Reading


Books for days

Annual book sale corresponds with Elburn Days ELBURN—You probably won’t find a used copy of Harper Lee’s first-published book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Elburn Days Town and Country Library used book sale, but with more than 8,000 books to choose from, you’ll probably go home with a few hidden treasures. The Library Friends… Keep Reading


Walk of a Lifetime

Elburn Scout aims to raise funds for Marklund with Eagle Scout project ELBURN—For 17-year-old Robert Simmons, joining Boy Scouts Troop 7 of Elburn has always been about helping others; whether it is a friend, family or a community. “I got involved in Scouts when my family had another family living with us, because they could… Keep Reading


Elburn residents to have access to Batavia Park District

ELBURN—Elburn residents soon will be able to join the Batavia Park District and utilize its facilities and take classes at the resident rates. Through an intergovernmental agreement between the village of Elburn and Batavia’s Park District, Elburn residents will be able to purchase a park membership at a rate of $320 per year. The cost… Keep Reading


It’s about more than hair

by Suzanne Flynn ELBURN—Born and raised in Elburn, Kriss Jones always knew she wanted to do something to give back to the community in which she loves so much. In 2004, Kriss got the opportunity to purchase the hair salon which she worked for, and she jumped at the opportunity. She renamed the salon to… Keep Reading


Photos: Elburn Leos help keep kids safe

The Elburn Leo Club held a free two-day Kids Safety Camp Aug. 3 and 4 at Lions Park. The camp was meant to provide Kaneland-area children, ages five through 10, with safety information and skills over a wide-variety of topics, such as road safety, helping injured animals, and much more. Leo volunteers (above) explain bicycle… Keep Reading


Customer appreciation at Elburn Coop Feed Store

ELBURN—Elburn Coop Feed Store announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Elburn Coop Feed Store, located at 202 W. North St. Elburn, on Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to register for a prize drawing and also… Keep Reading


Aug. 6 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Elburn • Daniel R. Fashoda, 22, of the 100 block of Noelle Bend, Lake in the Hills, Ill., was charged at 2:50 a.m. on July 25 with driving under the… Keep Reading

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Summer reading finale at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library will host its annual summer reading grand finale party on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to mark the culmination of the library’s “Read to the Rhythm” program. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Library volunteers will serve Ream’s National Grand Champion beef wieners from… Keep Reading

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