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Maple Park Family Fund accepts award

by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Family Fund on March 4 accepted an award of $2,500 in the form of a giant cardboard check. The money was awarded by a project called America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which is funded by the agricultural corporation Monsanto. Farmers enter to win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit… Keep Reading


Photos: A little Knightlife

Last week’s Friday Knightlife was held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center. Kaneland-area students gathered for rounds of dodgeball, pizza, board games, air and floor hockey and more. Renee Dee of Sugar Grove poses with daughter, Natalie, 9. Charlie Dee of Sugar Grove enjoys Paisano’s Pizza. Finn Gannon, 8,… Keep Reading

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HorsePower Therapeutic receives Mary Gardner grant

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding on Feb. 27 became a distinguished recipient of a Mary Gardner Foundation Grant in the amount of $5,150. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in Maple Park, actively fundraises to provide scholarships so that no student is ever turned away for inability to pay. Lessons are offered on a sliding… Keep Reading

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HorsePower seeks program volunteers

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, seeks responsible and dedicated volunteers ages 14 and older for its growing program. HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Hands-on program volunteers are needed for grooming, tacking, training, leading and side-walking assignments,… Keep Reading

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Hartmanns named Illinois Pork Producer Family of 2014

Maple Park—The Gerald and Nancy Hartmann family of Maple Park was recently recognized by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) as the 2014 Illinois Pork Producer Family of the Year at the Illinois Pork Expo in Peoria. The award recognizes a pork producer family who has done an outstanding job in promoting pork and has… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Police first in Special Olympics fundraising

by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department in early February was awarded with the Flame of Hope Trophy at its annual Special Olympics Kickoff event. The Police Department received the trophy because it raised more money for the Special Olympics than any other agency for in Illinois last year, with a grand total… Keep Reading

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Maple Park discusses subdivision concern

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Feb. 4 discussed an issue with the longstanding plans for the Squire’s Crossing subdivision. The property owner’s representative has asked the board to provide him with a due date for completing improvements on the road through the development, which will connect the village from the north to the… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Police awarded Flame of Hope

NORMAL, ILL.—The Maple Park Police Department was recently awarded the Flame of Hope Trophy at the annual Special Olympics’ kickoff event in Normal, Ill. The Maple Park Police Department raised more than any other agency in Illinois. Jim and Colleeen MacRunnels of Elburn coordinate the fundraising activities for Maple Park. The Police Department will have… Keep Reading

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Photo: A strong draw

The Elburn Fire Department on Sunday held a raffle drawing for HorsePower Therapeutic Riding. The raffle winners were Roger Fronek (1st place, $4,675), Bob Ushman (2nd place, iPad Mini) and Jean Milz (3rd place, Amazon Kindle). The raffle altogether raised $22,071.32. HorsePower Board of Directors Chairman John Cain (left to right), Max Capes, Elburn Police… Keep Reading

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On a roll for HorsePower

HorsePower’s bowling fundraiser took place on Saturday at St. Charles Bowl. This was the second year for the event, and it sold out with 94 bowlers and 240 total tickets sold, according to event coordinator Carrie Capes of Maple Park. Gianna Hansen of Elburn sets out to have a good time bowling with her family… Keep Reading

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HorsePower to host 2nd annual bowling fundraiser

ST. CHARLES—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, a not-for-profit organization in Maple Park, will host its second annual bowling fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main Street in St. Charles. There will be two bowling sessions during the event, with one from noon to 2 p.m., and… Keep Reading

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Becky comes home

MP native returns five months after surviving horrific accident MAPLE PARK—There weren’t many Christmas presents under the tree for the Nelson family this year, but nobody cared—Dave and Peggy Nelson got to bring their daughter, Becky, home from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago instead. “We stayed away from too many gifts this year because we… Keep Reading

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Maple Park does a lot with a little in 2013

by Susan O’Neill MAPLE PARK—Maple Park accomplished a number of things in 2013 despite having a small budget. “We have awesome people,” Village President Kathy Curtis said. Curtis described Maple Park as a “do-it-yourself community,” making good things happen with limited resources. One of the events this year that brought out the best in Maple… Keep Reading

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Photos: Crafting in Maple Park

Photo: Participants gathered Dec. 4 at the Maple Park American Legion for the third annual Make and Take holiday crafting event. There were several craft stations designed for ages 3 and up. Lemonade and cookies were served. Donations were also accepted. Guests got a chance to make homemade ornaments and gifts to use as Christmas… Keep Reading

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MP Village Board approves 2013 tax levy

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the village’s tax levy for the fiscal year commencing May 1, 2013, and ending April 30, 2014. The total extension of the 2013 levy is $203,518, with a tax rate of 0.8096. Last year’s levy was $199,696, with a tax rate of 0.7131.… Keep Reading

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Turkey time

Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park held its annual Turkey Drop event on Sunday, allowing area families to gather to help others in need this holiday season. The event will help put a meal on the table at Thanksgiving for 68 families—of those 68 families, 20 of them will also get a Christmas meal… Keep Reading

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MP Fun Fest Committee to sponsor Make and Take event

by Natalie Juns MAPLE PARK—Kids and parents alike will enter into a fun evening filled with creative crafts and holiday gift making at the Make and Take Event, sponsored by the Fun Fest Committee, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 203 Main St. in Maple Park.… Keep Reading

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MP Turkey Drop provides way to help those in need

MAPLE PARK—During the holiday season, community members and residents alike look for opportunities to give back to their respective community. If you are trying to find a way to donate this year, the annual Maple Park Turkey Drop could be the answer for you. The Turkey Drop is sponsored by the Grace United Methodist Church… Keep Reading

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Photos: Apples Applenty

Contestants brought their ready-to-eat apple dishes this past Sunday to the 5th annual Apples Applenty Cooking Contest at Kuipers Family Farm’s Orchard Shop. Many recipes contained the use of Kuipers apples. Judges Marge, of Somonauk, Ill., and Karen Backey, of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., based the scoring on showmanship, taste and the creative use of apples. Keep Reading

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