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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 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

Health & Wellness/Maple Park

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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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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