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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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2014 Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 30 8 a.m. Romp in the Park 5K Run/ Walk (registration at 7:30 a.m., Race at 8 a.m. at Maple Park Fire Station) 8 a.m. Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball (Civic Center Fields) 10 a.m. Crafters and vendors (Main and Pleasant streets) 10:30 a.m. Third annual Bags Tournament (North Park) 11 a.m. Food and Beer… Keep Reading

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Romp in the Park 5K to be held Aug. 30

MAPLE PARK—The 16th Annual Romp in the Park will take place Aug. 30, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. and race times of 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:05 a.m. for the two mile walk. The race will start at the Maple Park Fire Department, 305 S. County Line Road in Maple Park. Registration… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Memorial Park operational plan

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on July 1 approved a plan that will allow donations of benches, tables and trees to Memorial Park, located in the Heritage Hills Subdivision on the western portion of Maple Park, in DeKalb County. Village President Kathy Curtis and resident Julie Little worked to get a plan together that… Keep Reading

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Kuipers enjoys a night under the stars

Photo: Gabee Delficco (from left), Liv Delficco and Erik Rychlewski, all from DeKalb, search for the Perseid meteor shower Tuesday night. Photo by Lynn Logan MAPLE PARK—Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park on Tuesday night hosted a stargazing event. The event featured a presentation by Northern Illinois University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and… Keep Reading

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Maple Park approves street maintenance, upkeep

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a resolution for maintenance of streets and highways. The resolution was intended to authorize the village to use Motor Fuel Tax funds for the maintenance and upkeep of streets within the village. The vote resolved that the village of Maple Park is to… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Stargazing event at Kuipers Family Farm

MAPLE PARK—The annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky, and NIU’s STEM Cafe will once again be there to watch it. STEM Cafe will present “Star Gazing at the Orchard” on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Road… Keep Reading

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Faith/Maple Park

Maple Park church welcomes Rev. Vasquez

MAPLE PARK—St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park has a new spiritual leader in the Rev. Perfecto Vasquez. Vasquez took the helm on July 1, and was installed formally on Wednesday by Bishop David J. Malloy. He also pastors SS. Peter and Paul in Virgil. Vasquez replaces the Rev. Dennis Morrissy, who… Keep Reading

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Community comes together to learn, begin to heal

MAPLE PARK—Parents and young people from Maple Park came together on July 9 at the local Civic Center for an informational session on train safety. Many in the community have been impacted by the recent death of Parker Wolfsmith, a Maple Park teen who was killed by a train on May 31. Maple Park Police… Keep Reading

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Maple Park reappoints Peerboom, Aldridge

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 4-0 to reappoint existing Village Clerk Liz Peerboom to another term, from May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015. Village Attorney Kevin Buick swore in Peerboom during the meeting. The board then voted in favor of reappointing Cheryl Aldridge as Deputy Clerk for the village of… Keep Reading

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Maple Park receives update on sewer repair

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the state of the Liberty Street sewer repair. Village Engineer Jeremy Lin told the board that the sewer held up well during the severe storms that reached the village earlier week. Keep Reading

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Hopkins-Hubbard reaches Maple Park during cross-country journey

Photo: Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard (seated atop horse) is traveling across the United States on horseback to preach and promote a message of oneness between the citizens of the United States. His travels brought him to Maple Park on June 25, and he spent some time resting up at Promise Equestrian Center. Hopkins-Hubbard began his journey in… Keep Reading

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Police Chief views video of teen train death

Operation Lifesaver Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. Village Board Room, Maple Park Civic Center 302 Willow Street, Maple Park For questions, contact Josh Salisbury or Kevin Brown at the Maple Park Police Department, (815) 827-3286. You may also e-mail them at jsalisbury@villageofmaplepark.com or kbrown@villageofmaplepark.com. Village and Union Pacific to hold safety seminar MAPLE PARK—When Maple… Keep Reading

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Two injured in dirt bike, ATV collision

MAPLE PARK—Kane County Sheriff Deputies on Tuesday afternoon responded to a report of a collision between a dirt bike and an ATV on Read Road, near the village of Lily Lake. A preliminary investigation indicates that three males, all in their mid-teens, were riding off-road vehicles in the roadway. One of the subjects, riding a… Keep Reading

HorsePower seeks hands-on volunteers

MAPLE PARK—Looking for something fun and meaningful to do this summer? HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, is seeking responsible and dedicated volunteers 14 years of age or older for its growing program. The organization teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and… Keep Reading

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