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Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

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Maple Park to hire part-time building inspector

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted in favor of hiring a part-time building inspector. The proposed new inspector will work for $35 an hour, eight hours per week, or as needed by the village. The benefit of hiring the inspector is that their focus is entirely on the village of Maple Park.… Keep Reading

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Maple Park votes to update village website

by Violet Marquardt MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to hire EWorldLinx to update the village’s website at a cost of $955. “Our website is very complex and detailed, which I personally find troublesome to find information on,” said Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis. Village trustee Debra Armstrong… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

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Fundraising year winds down for Maple Park Police

MAPLE PARK—As the Illinois Special Olympics fundraising year comes to a close, the Maple Park Police Department is taking inventory and feeling proud. The Police Department has been fundraising all year, hosting events and raising money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. So far, the Police Department has raised nearly $78,000,… Keep Reading

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Equine Humane Center hosts Farm, Tack Festival

MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Equine Humane Center in Maple Park last month hosted its annual Farm Festival and Tack Sale. The center is located on the grounds of Promise Equestrian Center. The event featured face and pumpkin painting, crafts and activities, a tack and supply sale, and pony rides. Baked goods, beverages and lunch were offered… Keep Reading

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Maple Park to seek unpaid utility taxes

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday approved an item to seek the collection of unpaid municipal utility taxes from companies like ComEd and Nicor. The village has made an agreement with the company Cozen O’Connor to assist with collecting the village’s share of the utility taxes. Last June, Maple Park worked with an… Keep Reading

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Maple Park revisits carnival regulation ordinance

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday revisited an ordinance to regulate carnivals within Maple Park. The board’s discussion centered on what would be an appropriate fee for a carnival license. Several members of the board were concerned that a small fee such as $25 a day would not be enough to cover the… Keep Reading

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Maple Park resident to compete in NBHA Worlds

Photo: Maple Park resident Catherine Gorenz speeds along on her horse, Lil Peppy. Gorenz recently qualified to compete in two divisions of the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) racing competition in Perry, Ga., in July 2015. Gorenz and her family have owned Lil Peppy since he was 6 months old. Submitted by Anne Gorenz to… Keep Reading

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Golf carts on parade in Maple Park

MAPLE PARK—About 15 decorated golf carts with costumed drivers and riders paraded through Maple Park on Saturday. The inaugural event was sponsored by the Maple Park Fun Fest Committee. Each entry paid a $5 fee, which will help defray the cost of the December Make ‘n’ Take event at the Maple Park American Legion. “It… Keep Reading

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Photo: Maple Park High School Class of 1952 reunion

The Maple Park High School Class of 1952 held its 62-year reunion on Oct. 11 at Sorrento’s in Maple Park. There were eight class members and six guests present for the dinner and social time. Bernie Ziegler (back row, from left), Wendell Dienst, Dick Carlson, Orval Peterson and Stuart Burgess; Alice (Lindbloom) Hintzsche (center row);… Keep Reading

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A final request

Maple Park family’s wish to view advance Hobbit screening goes viral MAPLE PARK—Scott Stouffer has one last wish: that he might be able to see the final film in the Hobbit trilogy with his family before he dies. Stouffer’s daughter Jessy is on a mission to convince director Peter Jackson to give her father an… Keep Reading

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An honest gesture in Maple Park

Photo: The Honest Boot Golf Outing proceeds were presented to Maple Park Library Director Kimberly Anne Martin (second from left) on Friday. Presenting the check were Dennis Lexa (from left) of Honest Automotive, Bootlegger’s Pizza, Grill and Bar owner Tony Harrington, and coordinator Rich Ferdinand. Photo submitted by Dennis Lexa to ads@elburnherald.com Maple Park—Proceeds from… Keep Reading

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Maple Park withholds action on circus amendment

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday withheld action regarding a vote to regulate carnivals within the village. The original purpose of the amendment was to regulate carnivals and circuses as to prevent animal cruelty that is often seen in the circus environment. Village Attorney Kevin Buick advised the board to use other routes… Keep Reading

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Maple Park names October ‘Big Read’ month

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis on Tuesday officially recognized October as “The Big Read” month in the village of Maple Park. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is designed to restore reading and encourage reading for pleasure and learning. The book chosen for this year’s… Keep Reading

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Program employs horses to treat PTSD

Photo: Veteran Jack Erwin of St. Charles says hello to Honey Nut Cheerio during a program on Boots and Hooves, soon to be known as Hope and Promise. The program employs equine-assisted psychotherapy to treat veterans with PTSD and other mental-health issues relating to their military service. Photo by Debbie Behrends MAPLE PARK—Jack Erwin compares… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Police announces Special Olympics fundraiser

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department recently announced that it will hold a Pulling for Special Olympics fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5N213 County Line Road, Maple Park. Participants can pay for a box of shells and then enjoy a laid-back social shoot, while also donating to the Special… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Village Board approves audit

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday heard a review of their yearly audit by a representative of Lauterbach and Amen, LLP. The representative presented the findings and noted that all financial statements are in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework. The board voted 5-0 to approve the audit. Keep Reading

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Photos: Putting the ‘fun’ in Fun Fest

The annual Maple Park Fun Fest took place Saturday through Monday in Maple Park. This year’s event saw sumo wrestling, a car show, parade, pancake breakfast, softball tournament, toilet bowl race, fireworks as well as several other family-friendly activities. Sumo wrestlers Michael Thorton (above), 12, and Robby Erickson, 12, of Hinckley, match one another Saturday… Keep Reading

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