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Elburn

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Elburn Community Center prepares to host second wine-tasting event ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its Class in a Glass wine tasting event on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with the effort of Geneva Wine Cellars owner and Elburn resident Al Buchanan. “It… Keep Reading

Hometown/Kaneland

FVCC takes first in auto tech competition

SUGAR GROVE—High school students from four area schools recently put their automotive repair skills to the test in Waubonsee Community College’s annual Automotive Technology Competition. Participating schools included Oswego High School, Oswego East, Fox Valley Career Center and Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich. Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) captured the trophy this year, marking… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park High School reunion April 26

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park High School graduates will gather for an open house on Sunday, April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. at Maple Park Fire Station, 305 S. County Line Road, Maple Park. Guests and former students are also welcome to attend the reunion. Keep Reading

Elburn

Village Board approves 2015-16 budget

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved the village’s $16.4 million 2015-16 fiscal year budget. The vote was 5-1, with trustee Ken Anderson the only no vote. Anderson said he appreciated all of the hard work that went into creating the budget. However, he voted no based on his assertion that a union contract with… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove residents speak out against proposed TIF district

SUGAR GROVE—More than 50 people from the Sugar Grove community attended the Sugar Grove Village Board Meeting on Tuesday to voice their opinion regarding proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district No. 2. The proposed TIF district would affect the area surrounding Route 30, Wheeler Road and Galena Boulevard. An aerial map of the proposed TIF… Keep Reading

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Elburn youth wins State bowling title

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an eighth-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, finished in first place in the Illinois State Elementary School Association bowling tournament Saturday at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet, Ill. Mabel‘s 10-game (scratch) total of 2,121 pins across the two-day event outpaced second place by 200 pins and helped her gain the highest overall… Keep Reading

Faith/Sugar Grove

Spaghetti dinner at Sugar Grove Community House April 25

SUGAR GROVE—A spaghetti dinner featuring homemade sauce, salad, garlic bread and desserts will be served on Saturday, April 25, at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street, Sugar Grove The dinner is a mission of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC). The freewill offering will benefit the church-sponsored Sugar Grove Boy Scout Troop No.… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn American Legion raffle winners

ELBURN—The following won $50 in the Elburn American Legion Post 630 raffle on April 17: Jon-Eric-Ty, Dickinson and Robert Sivert of Elburn; Rob Mickolayck of Aurora; John Floro of Bloomingdale, Ill.; John Schnaitman of Carol Stream, Ill.; Al Lgnacio of Chicago; and Lupee/Froehlich. The $100 winners were F. Bonnike of Elburn, Leah Anderson of Aurora,… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn Pack 107 rounds up new recruits

ELBURN—Already more than 100 strong, Elburn Pack 107 hosted a roundup for prospective Scouts on Monday evening. “I was really surprised at the nice turnout,” said Cubmaster Shelli Mullins. “We had about 35 there to learn about Scouting.” Mullins said Cub Scouts actively recruit new members—something a lot of service organizations don’t do. “We’re really… Keep Reading

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Kaneville

Community helps raise funds for Kaneville family

Photo: Friends and the community have helped raise money for the Whitman family of Kaneville. Robert and Emma Whitman’s children, Travis, 4, and Emma, 5 months, were both born with low muscle tone and multiple complications related to breathing. Photo submitted by Becky Smith to vmarquardt@elburnherald.com KANEVILLE—When Robert and Emma Whitman of Kaneville welcomed their… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Mail-in votes could affect Kaneland race

KANELAND—The four winners in last week’s race for Kaneland School Board trustee are not yet set in stone. According to Kane County Chief Deputy Clerk of Elections Suzanne Fahnestock, mail-in ballots from Kane County can be received until Tuesday, April 21, and added to overall vote totals. School Board trustee candidates Teresa Witt, Gale Pavlak,… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Public supports reassigned Kaneland art teacher

KANELAND—Community members at Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting spoke passionately on behalf of art teacher Carleen Gregg. Gregg, an art specialist at Kaneland High School, has taught there the past six years. However, due to a reduction in fine arts staff for the 2015-16 school year, her job has been changed so that she will… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Fine Arts Festival organizers find ‘magic combination’

MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) Artistic Director Diane McFarlin couldn’t be happier with Sunday’s 16th annual Fine Arts Festival. “In our informal conversations, we felt this was one of our best,” said McFarlin, who also serves as assistant principal at Kaneland High School. ”We hit this magic combination of really cool people.” McFarlin felt the… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to family

Thanks to my family for hosting my 90th birthday party. Thanks to all the family and friends that came to the party. Also, thanks for the cards from the people who couldn’t be there. It was all just wonderful, and I will cherish the memories forever. I really do feel blessed. Norma Farley Aurora Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: ‘Is it orphaned?’

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center Among the nearly 3,000 animals the Fox Valley Wildlife Center takes in each year, the majority are the wild babies. Sometimes these new lives come to us with obvious signs of injury or trauma that necessitate human intervention. Other times, the demise of the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Rewarding those who do as Louise Cooper did

We annually award the Louise Cooper Community Service Award scholarship to a Kaneland High School senior or a graduate enrolled in college undergrad programs. This year, the group of applicants was so strong, we had no choice but to award two Louise Cooper scholarships. The recipients will be named during Kaneland Senior Honors Night on… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to voters

A simple thank you seems inadequate to express my gratitude to everyone who supported my re-election to the Elburn Village Board. Whether you voted for me or for the other fine candidates, I promise to work diligently to keep Elburn that special place we all love. Bill Grabarek Elburn Keep Reading

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Kaneland

JSS teacher an Educator of the Year nominee

KANELAND—Jessica Dixon, a second-grade teacher at John Shields Elementary School (JSS), recently was overcome with emotion upon learning that she was nominated for a Kane County Educator of the Year award. “I cried—happy tears, of course. I was so overwhelmed that I had to sit down. I was shaking so bad,” Dixon said. Dixon is… Keep Reading

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