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MP farm welcomes Illinois Farm Families ‘Field Moms’ program

MAPLE PARK—Today’s mother is not only insistent about making make sure she is providing nutritious options for her children to eat, she is starting to take a “peek inside the barn,” so to speak, with the Illinois Farm Families’ “Field Moms” program. The Field Moms group is scheduled to tour six Illinois farms this year… Keep Reading

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Gimme a ‘B’ … plus

MP Fun Fest representative grades festival’s latest outing MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest 2013 had the parade, live bands and entertainment to qualify as a success. But how did the Fun Fest Committee feel about this year’s outing? Roger Kahl, who has served as a Fun Fest Committee representative since the festival’s 1999 debut, gave… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Plan Commission seeks 3 new members

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Board President Kathy Curtis on Tuesday announced that the village’s Plan Commission is currently seeking three new board members. Those who are interested in applying for the three open positions should contact the Maple Park Village Office at (815) 827-3309. Keep Reading

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MP proclaims 2 days of recognition

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday proclaimed Aug. 30, 2013, and Sept. 19, 2013, as “Dorothy Pingel Day” and “Drive 4 Pledges Day,” respectively. Pingel, a longtime Maple Park resident, celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 30. She co-owned a farm implement shop on Main Street, and it stayed in business for over… Keep Reading

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2013 Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 31 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 31 7:30 a.m. Romp in the Park 5k Run/Walk (Maple Park Fire Station, 305 County Line Road) Registration will take place between 7:30 and 8:50 a.m. Race will begin at… Keep Reading

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4-H, bidders donate to Nelson fund

ELBURN—During the 4-H auction at Elburn Days on Sunday, 4-H families Panek and Modaff donated a hog to be auctioned off to help offset medical expenses for Maple Park native Becky Nelson, who was struck by a car in the Cayman Islands on July 1. Nelson, a life-long 4-H’er, is currently in a coma as… Keep Reading

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MPPD eyes top spot in Special Olympics fundraising competition

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta wants to bring home a huge honor to the village: the Flame of Hope trophy. If the Maple Park Police Department raises the most money for Special Olympics Illinois this year, Acosta plans on showing off the tall award—an item he guesses is between four and five feet… Keep Reading

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Hit-and-run accident leaves MP native in coma

Photo: Maple Park native Becky Nelson is currently in a coma as a result of her being struck by a vehicle on July 1 in the Cayman Islands. Nelson, who previously worked at the Kaneville Community Childcare Center, is undergoing treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. Courtesy Photos MAPLE PARK—It was supposed to… Keep Reading

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Maple Park says yes to video gaming

MAPLE PARK—John Peloso, owner of HD Rockers in Maple Park, on Tuesday implored the Maple Park Village Board to approve an item allowing for video gaming devices in the village. Peloso left the meeting a happy man. The board voted 6-0 to permit video gaming in Maple Park in accordance with the Illinois Video Gaming… Keep Reading

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Photos: MP Library celebrates 50 years

The Maple Park Library hosted its 50th anniversary event on Aug. 1, featuring some recent renovation work from grant money, such as new flooring in the main library area. Library offerings include free tutoring services for children and adult literacy. The event was a hit, with hotdogs, drinks and entertainment by KidzMagic, owned by Andrew… Keep Reading

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Maple Park Library 50th anniversary celebration

MAPLE PARK—Serving a community for 50 years can be exhausting. It’s a good thing that hitting the 50-year milestone calls for a celebration. The Maple Park Library is pleased to invite residents to their anniversary celebration, which will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and will… Keep Reading

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A new lease on life

Photo: Maple Park resident Luke Thompson’s pet rabbit, Lola, was named 4-H Grand Champion during the 2013 Kane County Fair. Lola was previously rescued from a truck set to deliver him to a meat market. Courtesy Photo Bunny saved from meat market ends up 4-H Grand Champion MAPLE PARK—It was a few weeks before the… Keep Reading

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MP Police Department’s ‘Wheel of Meat’ event July 27

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department’s sixth annual “Wheel of Meat” will take place Saturday, July 27, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Park Pub and Grill, 221 Main Street, Maple Park. The event is in memory of Mickey, a Special Olympic athlete. All proceeds will benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special… Keep Reading

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Concert on the Maple Park Fire Station lawn

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fire Department will host the band Chemically Imbalanced on Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn of its Fire Station, County Line Road in Maple Park. There is no charge for the event, and the Maple Park Methodist Church will have drinks and sandwiches available for purchase.… Keep Reading

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MP Board discusses purchase of iPads

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday discussed the possibility of purchasing electronic devices to aid with board meetings and to cut the costs of paper copies. The board discussed prices for iPads. Village Clerk Peerboom said that she found a price quote at Sam’s Club for… Keep Reading

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