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Books for days

Annual book sale corresponds with Elburn Days ELBURN—You probably won’t find a used copy of Harper Lee’s first-published book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Elburn Days Town and Country Library used book sale, but with more than 8,000 books to choose from, you’ll probably go home with a few hidden treasures. The Library Friends… Keep Reading


Walk of a Lifetime

Elburn Scout aims to raise funds for Marklund with Eagle Scout project ELBURN—For 17-year-old Robert Simmons, joining Boy Scouts Troop 7 of Elburn has always been about helping others; whether it is a friend, family or a community. “I got involved in Scouts when my family had another family living with us, because they could… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

A Sour Cream twist to German potato salad

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove This month, I’m sharing The Catering Gourmets’ recipe for a special German potato salad we’ve served all summer long. Since this is a coveted recipe in my husband’s family, I thought I best get their permission before this article went to press. So, I did. Well,… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Local farmer joins producer network

MAPLE PARK—As part of a multi-generational farming operation, Steve Pitstick of Maple Park can remember when his dad went to the coffee shop to “talk shop” with other farmers. But he understands that that type of sharing can be embellished, with inflated yield figures, for example. So Pitstick, as well as several hundred other farmers… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Regional

Immunizations provide benefits throughout a lifetime

KANE COUNTY—August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and is used to bring awareness to the enormous impact vaccines have on improving the health of children in the United States. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious,… Keep Reading


Elburn residents to have access to Batavia Park District

ELBURN—Elburn residents soon will be able to join the Batavia Park District and utilize its facilities and take classes at the resident rates. Through an intergovernmental agreement between the village of Elburn and Batavia’s Park District, Elburn residents will be able to purchase a park membership at a rate of $320 per year. The cost… Keep Reading


Kaneland ‘Acts on Bullying’

Photo: Jeff Bean, a Woodridge, Ill., police officer, will present a talk at Kaneland Harter Middle School as part of his organization Act on Bullying. Photo courtesy of Are you concerned with bullying? Yes No Poll Maker By Tony Scott KANELAND—Keeping kids safe as they navigate the world of online social media networks, and… Keep Reading


Kaneland in top 10 in Chicagoland for graduation rates

KANELAND—Kaneland High School found itself in the top 10 in the Chicagoland area for graduation rates, according to Chicago Agent Magazine, a real estate publication. Kaneland featured the fourth-highest graduation rate, based on a 2013 report, at 97.7 percent. The district trailed only No. 1 Indian Prairie at 98.5, West Chicago at 98.1 and New… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Cole’s crew comes through

Photos: The 2015 Chicago NF Walk took place Aug. 1 in Geneva. Over 250 people attended the event, including Cole’s Crew (above), and raised over $20,000. Photo submitted by Julie Rutter to Event hosts over 250 people, raises over $20,000 SUGAR GROVE—At just 18 months of age, Cole was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, an unrecognized… Keep Reading


It’s about more than hair

by Suzanne Flynn ELBURN—Born and raised in Elburn, Kriss Jones always knew she wanted to do something to give back to the community in which she loves so much. In 2004, Kriss got the opportunity to purchase the hair salon which she worked for, and she jumped at the opportunity. She renamed the salon to… Keep Reading


Photos: Elburn Leos help keep kids safe

The Elburn Leo Club held a free two-day Kids Safety Camp Aug. 3 and 4 at Lions Park. The camp was meant to provide Kaneland-area children, ages five through 10, with safety information and skills over a wide-variety of topics, such as road safety, helping injured animals, and much more. Leo volunteers (above) explain bicycle… Keep Reading

Baseball/Sugar Grove

Batter up

Baseball training facility coming to Sugar Grove SUGAR GROVE—Diane Duncan, a representative from Gleason Architects, on Tuesday presented the Sugar Grove Village Board with the tentative plans for the new Top-Pick Athletics, Co. that will be built on 769 Heartland Drive. “We should be moving soil quickly in the next week or two,” Duncan said.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

American Heartland Bank readies to move into new building

Photos: A 100-year-old vault door was installed July 29 at the new American Heartland Bank location, currently under construction in Sugar Grove. The vault door came to the bank from Missouri. Photos by Julie Walker Bank installs 100-year-old vault door SUGAR GROVE—The American Heartland Bank of Sugar Grove is on the move to a bigger… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Happy 35th, Harry!

Youth Services Assistant Amy Beem (top, left) poses with the Sorting Hat and “Harry Potter” at Friday’s Harry Potter birthday party at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The fictional character turned 35 July 31, and nearly 85 children attended to celebrate at the library. The event featured crafts and games, and included a movie screening.… Keep Reading


Customer appreciation at Elburn Coop Feed Store

ELBURN—Elburn Coop Feed Store announced its 2015 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Elburn Coop Feed Store, located at 202 W. North St. Elburn, on Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to register for a prize drawing and also… Keep Reading


Mothers’ club to hold new member open house

BATAVIA—Mothers who are looking for a way to become involved in the community and meet other moms are invited to a new member open house for the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation (BMCF). The open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., at a member’s home. To RSVP and for more information,… Keep Reading


21st Annual Porky Picnic Aug. 8

AURORA—Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen will host the 21st Annual Chris Lauzen’s Porky Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, which is just east of Orchard Road in Aurora. The Porky Picnic will feature Fay’s BBQ porkchops and chicken, raffles, a… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SG Editorial: Thank you for supporting the Sugar Grove Herald at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil

We want to thank the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee, the Sugar Grove community, and our local businesses for their overwhelming support and acceptance at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Festival, as well as during this past month since the newspaper’s launch. The community’s response to their new hometown newspaper has been overwhelmingly positive during… Keep Reading

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