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Great turnout & success for Special Olympics fundraiser

ELBURN—Sunday marked the seventh annual Pulling for Special Olympics event, held at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. The event year after year continues to grow and includes more people who are passionate about raising funds for Special Olympics participants. The funds that are raised at the event are allocated for the participation fees… Keep Reading

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Maple Park discusses water service rates, charges

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the need for an increase in village water service rates and charges. “We should have been increasing the rates every year, but we haven’t. And now we have no reserves for emergencies,” Village President Kathleen Curtis said. Village Accountant Cheryl Aldridge proposed an increase that would… Keep Reading

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Board approves Wheelchair Lift Project bid

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a bid for the CDBG Wheelchair Lift Project to build a new wheelchair lift in town. The approved bid of $31,880 came from Garaventa USA, Inc. The village received the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Kane County, which will pay for $20,000 of the… Keep Reading

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Program introduces veterans to healing horses

Photo: Veterans from around the country embarked to Maple Park in March to participate in the pilot program for Boots and Hooves, Inc., a local non-for-profit program that was held at the Promise Equestrian Center. The program is intended to help soldiers and their spouses (or caregivers) overcome problems that result from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,… Keep Reading

Faith/Maple Park/Regional

An Easter journey

Photo: Valleybrook Community Church Pastor Brian Smith of Batavia touches base on the meaning of Easter with the youth before excusing them to Sunday school. Photo by Lynn Logan Valleybrook Church celebrates Easter with new location MAPLE PARK—Valleybrook Community Church celebrated Easter on Sunday in its new location at the former Kaneland Middle School on… Keep Reading


Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and… Keep Reading

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Maple Park approves South St. rezoning

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on April 1 heard from the public in regard to the rezoning of the land parcel at 402 South St. The board passed the rezoning by a vote of 5-1, with Terry Borg as the only dissenting vote. The 2.208-acre parcel is currently zoned as a residential property, but… Keep Reading

Faith/Kaneland/Maple Park

Valleybrook Church moves to former middle school

MAPLE PARK—Valleybrook will introduce its new location at the former Kaneland Middle School on Easter Sunday, April 20, with coffee and Panera goodies at 9:30 a.m. and a service at 10 a.m. The former middle school is located at 1N137 Meredith Road, Maple Park. Valleybrook Community Church first opened its doors in the fall of… Keep Reading

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Maple Park man fatally struck by car

by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—A Maple Park man was fatally struck by a car early last week. Clarence Janecek III, 45, was walking on Route 38 near Webster Road in DeKalb during the early morning hours of March 11 when he was struck by a 1996 Lexus, causing fatal injuries. According to DeKalb County Chief… Keep Reading

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Maple Park discusses water main leak

by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Engineer Jeremy Lin on March 4 updated the Village Board on his progress with the water main leak beneath Liberty Street. Lin provided the board with many possible outcomes, including best-case and worst-case scenarios. “First, it’s important to get in there and diagnose the problem,” said Lin, “We… Keep Reading

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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

Elburn/Maple Park/Regional

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

Maple Park/Regional

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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