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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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MP board approves Waste Management contract

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a contract with Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., for the purpose of waste collection and disposal. The board’s authorization extends the current contract with Waste Management, initiated in February 2001, for an additional five years. The rate for refuse, recycling and yard waste… Keep Reading

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Crazy Quail event pulls for Special Olympics

Photo: Maple Park Police Department held its ‘Crazy Quail’ event in support of Special Olympics on Saturday at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. Crazy Quail is a new game where participants shoot targets thrown by a 360 degree rotating base. Event coordinators said that they had a good turn out and it was… Keep Reading

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Kuipers gives back to Kaneland

Saturday was Kaneland Day at Kuipers Family Farm, with a percentage of the sales at the bake shop going to the Kaneland Foundation if you mentioned it at check-out. Junior Taylor Tindall (above) of Sugar Grove went out to Kuipers with a friend when their parents reminded them it was Kaneland Day. Jodi Taylor (below)… Keep Reading

“Marty” of Batavia has been competing with his chili for 3 years now.
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The annual Chili Cook Off at Kuipers Family Farm was held on Saturday, with proceeds going to Conley Outreach. Most of the contestants have been in cookoffs for years and loved being a part of this effort on Saturday. “Marty” of Batavia has been competing with his chili for 3 years now. Keep Reading

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Hanging out at the new park

On Oct. 1, members of the Maple Park community celebrated a ribbon-cutting of a new park, located on the south side of the Maple Park Civic Center at County Line Road and Willow Street. Earlier this year, the Airline Pilot’s Historical Society donated the new playground equipment to the village. Brenna Miller (right) of Maple… Keep Reading

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MP crash claims life of Cortland resident

MAPLE PARK—A Cortland woman died Monday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained from a car accident in Maple Park. A preliminary investigation indicates that Shanay Martin, 32, of Cortland, was traveling westbound on Route 38, east of Watson Road, in her Mercury Marquis when she approached a line of cars that were stopped and… Keep Reading

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MP appoints 7 Planning Commission members

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday appointed seven members to the village’s Planning Commission. Village Planning Commission appointees include returning members Art Maercker (chairman, three-year term), George “Nick” Davidson (three-year term), Robert Rowlett (three-year term) and Jeff Ramirez (two-year term), and new additions John-Paul “J.P.” Dries (two-year term), Chuck Miller (two-year term) and… Keep Reading

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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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