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2014-05-26 12.07.41
Events/Maple Park

Getting in gear

HorsePower seeks additional man (and woman) power MAPLE PARK—While the kids are turning to a new chapter with a new grade in school, now might also be a good time to find a new volunteer opportunity. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park offers volunteer positions, with volunteer orientation scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. on… Keep Reading

2014-05-26 12.07.41
Events/Maple Park

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding volunteer orientation Aug. 20

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park will host a volunteer orientation on Thursday, Aug. 20, for individuals interested in joining their growing organization. All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Program (hands-on) volunteers must have two years of experience with horses and be comfortable catching, grooming, tacking and handling horses. Program… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Fun Fest committee seeks vendors

MAPLE PARK—Need one more craft show to fill out the summer schedule? How about a way to get your business name in front of more people? Maple Park Fun Fest Chairman Cathy Lay suggests a booth at the festival, which will take place Labor Day weekend. The craft and vendor shows runs for two days,… Keep Reading

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Local farmer joins producer network

MAPLE PARK—As part of a multi-generational farming operation, Steve Pitstick of Maple Park can remember when his dad went to the coffee shop to “talk shop” with other farmers. But he understands that that type of sharing can be embellished, with inflated yield figures, for example. So Pitstick, as well as several hundred other farmers… Keep Reading

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Maple Park festival seeks parade participants, vendors

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fun Fest Committee seeks parade participants and crafters/vendors for its 2015 Fun Fest, which will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. For more information and an application, visit www.mapleparkfunfest.com or email mapleparkfunfest@yahoo.com. Keep Reading

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Elburn/Maple Park

An undisputed heavyweight

Photo: Bryan Kenney (left) works with Elburn Herald reporter Lynn Meredith on rip training at the new Pound4Pound facility on Main Street in Maple Park. The new location can be reached at (815) 827-0055. Photo submitted by Pound4Pound Fitness to LMeredith@elburnherald.com Elburn’s Pound4Pound Fitness helps transform lives, opens Maple Park location ELBURN/MAPLE PARK—In October 2014,… Keep Reading

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Acosta recommends pet leash limit redaction

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta on Tuesday made a recommendation to amend the portion of the Maple Park animal control ordinance titled “Running at Large.” Acosta recommended a redaction of the pet leash limit, currently set at 6 feet. “I looked at nine other communities in our area that do not have a… Keep Reading

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Maple Park discusses upcoming road projects

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed plans for upcoming village road projects. The first pavement repair project will be done on Ashton Drive and DeKalb Drive, and should be done within the next two weeks, according to Village Engineer Jeremy Lin. “I did a lot of field work today,” Lin told the… Keep Reading

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Maple Park board appoints Massa as trustee

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday appointed its newest trustee, Valerie Massa, for a two-year term. Village President Kathleen Curtis announced that the board will appoint an additional trustee at the July Village Board meeting, leaving just one trustee seat for Maple Park to fill. Applications are still being accepted for that seat. Keep Reading

Kaneland/Maple Park

Kaneland student starts his own ag business

MAPLE PARK—Cody Pitstick is going places … on a tractor. The Kaneland High School senior, president of the school’s FFA chapter, was born and raised on a Maple Park farm. He has plans to continue in the family business, and he’s already putting those plans into action. Pitstick recently purchased a piece of farm equipment… Keep Reading

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Curtis urges residents to help protect local funding

ProtectMyTown.com launched to give voice to Maple Park residents MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis urged village residents to voice their opposition to a state proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problem. Residents can visit ProtectMyTown.com to send a letter to their local legislators and Governor Rauner. State attempts… Keep Reading

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Maple Park bids farewell to trustee Lunardon

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday said goodbye to trustee Patricia Lunardon, who will step down from her position after eight full years of service on the board. “Thank you for your years of service,” President Kathleen Curtis said. “The Civic Center looks great.” Lunardon worked on the Maple Park Civic Center while… Keep Reading

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Maple Park High School reunion April 26

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park High School graduates will gather for an open house on Sunday, April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. at Maple Park Fire Station, 305 S. County Line Road, Maple Park. Guests and former students are also welcome to attend the reunion. Keep Reading

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Maple Park seeks to fill village government positions

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis on Tuesday reiterated that the village still seeks to fill three empty trustee positions, one Planning Commission seat, and three Zoning Board of Appeals seats. “All across the village government, we are in need of assistance,” Curtis said. She stated that although the village has received phone calls… Keep Reading

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Maple Park approves budget

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its budget for the fiscal year, beginning May 1, 2015, and ending April 30, 2016. The budget shows total expenses exceeding total revenue by $97,490. “Our expenses exceed our total revenue because we will be using money from our reserve fund for road projects this… Keep Reading

Deb helps her father, Jerome (Red) Wiltse, unload 
sweet corn at the Wiltse's original farm stand 
on Route 38 while Mary looks on.     Courtesy Photo
Maple Park/Regional

Wiltse farm celebrates 50 years

MAPLE PARK—It’s hard for Marie Wiltse to realize that it’s been 50 years since she and her family opened their farm stand on Route 38 in Maple Park. “They go by too fast,” she said. In addition to celebrating 50 years of farm stand business at the current location, Wiltse will also celebrate her 75th… Keep Reading

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HorsePower volunteer orientation April 14

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, will host a volunteer orientation on Tuesday, April 14. HorsePower and its growing program seek responsible and dedicated volunteers that are 14 years of age or older. HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and… Keep Reading

Maple Park/Regional

Photo: Taking the plunge

The Maple Park Police Department on Sunday participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois. Maple Park Police joined 46 other groups and 507 total plungers, and braved the freezing waters in support of… Keep Reading

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Equine Humane Center acquires permanent home

MAPLE PARK—The Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP (ILEHC), located in Maple Park, recently announced that after several years of housing horse rescue operations out of leased facilities, the not-for-profit organization recently secured a permanent home for their operations and continued horse rescue mission. “Everyone here at ILEHC is incredibly excited and relieved to finally have… Keep Reading

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