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Sugar Grove trustee wants to honor Vietnam veterans

SUGAR GROVE—The annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil typically kicks off with a parade, and event organizer Dave Paluch tries to create a theme or a historical connection for it. “Last year, the theme was kindness, anti-bullying,” Paluch said. “Two years ago we recognized the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Elburn Community Center Swap and Shop 5-16-15-5

Lending a hand

Swap Shop positively impacts local families in need ELBURN—It’s difficult to keep track of the numbers, but Swap Shop coordinator Nicole Dulski believes at least a couple hundred families benefited from the semi-annual event last weekend. “It was wonderful,” Dulski said of the event. Families were invited to drop off gently used household items, toys… Keep Reading


Town and Country Friends celebrate garden raffle

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library held their annual Spring Garden Raffle and Plant Sale on Saturday at the library. The drawing was supervised by Friends Executive Vice President Joan Hansen, and the winning raffle tickets were drawn by Friends President Lori Crimmins. The joint winners of the first-prize Garden Cart and… Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

A signature debut

An open house and red ribbon ceremony for Signature Real Estate, 135 S. Main St., Elburn, took place the afternoon of May 14. Signature Real Estate Professionals expanded to Elburn this spring. The new location boasts the expertise of owner Carrie Ottum (left), a Sugar Grove native, and mortgage loan consultant Carrie Martinelli. Photo by… Keep Reading


Elburn church completes hybrid lift installation

ELBURN—The installation of a new hybrid lift at Community Congregational Church (CCC) of Elburn will enable parishioners and guests with disabilities to once again access the sanctuary—a priority for the church, despite the lift’s $70,000 price tag. “We are in the process of attempting to practice radical hospitality,” Rev. Bennett McNeal said. “We are in… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle winners for April 2015

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for April 2015: Barney & Fred, Living Well Health Center, Patti McKittrick, Drew Malone, Nick & Lynne Carter, Kathy Galauner and Michelle Montalbano, all of Elburn; Jessica Bowgren of Maple Park; Ed Stuehm and Steve Lillie of Geneva; Sarah Jonathan of Batavia; Peter Rivera… Keep Reading

Local News

Flying high

Softball wins NIB-12 crown KANELAND—The girls softball team wasn’t about to be out-done by the boys. Just days after the KHS baseball won the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference title, the Knights softball team followed suit, earning the honor May 14 when they defeated DeKalb 2-0. The next day, the team fell to Plainfield North… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Honor our fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2015 will take place on Monday, May 25, and there are a number of local opportunities for local residents to honor those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and its citizens. Elburn’s annual Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion Post 630, will kick off… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Middle School

Photos: Pass it on

Kaneland Harter Middle School hosted a IESA Sectional Meet at Kaneland High School on Saturday. The Knights qualified 11 individuals and nine relays to the State meet this weekend. One of the Knights’ qualifiers was the seventh-grade girls 4x200m. Grace Vranicar (above, center) hands off the baton to Cassidy Motkya during the relay. Photo by… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Elburn Food Pantry

The Elburn Countryside Food Pantry sincerely thanks Elburn area residents for their food donations, and the letter carriers for their work in collecting the food for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Eighteen-hundred pounds of food was collected by the carriers. We would also like to thank Boy Scout… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Worker’s comp laws shouldn’t discourage business

Worker’s compensation, a system that arose in the early 1900s as a compromise between business and labor, is a form of insurance providing partial wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In exchange for this compensation, employees forego their right to sue their employer for damages. The Worker’s Compensation… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market

The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market will begin on Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Sugar Grove Village Hall, Route 30 and Municipal Drive. The market operates rain or shine, and will take place every Saturday, June through September. Veggies, fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, artisan baked breads, organic treats,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from Friends of T&C Library

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Public Library’s 12th annual Flower and Plant sale May 8-9. The event was held inside the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. We appreciate the support of our community making this flower and plant sale even more successful than last year’s event.… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help us protect our investment

I attended a Sugar Grove Village Board meeting in April with many of my neighbors. The meeting was held to gauge public support for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that would surround the Windsor West community. Everyone, including representatives from the Fire District and the Sugar Grove Public Library, was opposed to the… Keep Reading


Calling all youth

Elburn Fire District to host Explorer recruitment night ELBURN—Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host a recruitment night for its Explorer program on Thursday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m. “We’re looking for youths and teens from ages 14 to 20 to join our fire and EMS services Explorer Post,” program lead adviser Rob… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Maple Park

Kaneland student starts his own ag business

MAPLE PARK—Cody Pitstick is going places … on a tractor. The Kaneland High School senior, president of the school’s FFA chapter, was born and raised on a Maple Park farm. He has plans to continue in the family business, and he’s already putting those plans into action. Pitstick recently purchased a piece of farm equipment… Keep Reading

SUGAR GROVE, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: The General clubhouse on the Rich Harvest Golf Links Course, on September 18, 2005 in Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

PGA’s next big thing

Rich Harvest Farms to host 2 major events this summer SUGAR GROVE—The future competitors on the PGA Tour are likely to be spotted competing at two major amateur tournaments at Rich Harvest Farms this summer: the Palmer Cup June 12-14 and the Western Amateur Aug. 3-8. “A lot of these players are the next big… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions to host vision screening

ELBURN—In its continuing mission to provide programs and services for the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of visual and hearing impairments, the Elburn Lions Club will offer mobile vision screening from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Lions Park. Lion Dave Broz, immediate past president of the club, said the screening is offered… Keep Reading

The Aaron Whitney House is located at 420 E. Kansas St. in Elburn.
Photo by Lynn Logan

Aaron Whitney Homestead ready for visitors

ELBURN—Although she lived most of her life in Naperville, Judy Singer was ready for a change. And change brought her to Elburn and the historic Aaron Whitney Homestead. The 2-acre property, containing a large home, barn and chicken coop at 420 E. Kansas St., is available for parties and get-togethers of nearly any type. Calling… Keep Reading

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