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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

Bus Backends

Kaneland approves bus purchases

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to approve the purchase of 10 buses from Midwest Transit for the next school year. According to Kaneland’s Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, the total bid for 10 buses, including the district’s trade-ins, is $829,580. Board members in favor of the purchase included Board President Teresa Witt,… Keep Reading


Wheeler supports action to restore $26 million in grants

SPRINGFIELD—State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) recently commented on Governor Bruce Rauner’s announcement that he plans to restore $26 million in state funding for social service and public health grants, including those for autism services, assistance for the homeless, maintaining the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, funeral and burial assistance for the poor, and other important social services.… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Curtis urges residents to help protect local funding

ProtectMyTown.com launched to give voice to Maple Park residents MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis urged village residents to voice their opposition to a state proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problem. Residents can visit ProtectMyTown.com to send a letter to their local legislators and Governor Rauner. State attempts… Keep Reading


Kaneland provides extra security regarding ‘potential threat’

KANELAND—Kaneland High School this week ratcheted up its safety measures against what district administration called a “potential threat to school security.” According to Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras, the potential threat was most likely a bomb threat made by a KHS student. Maras did not give specifics when asked if the student had been… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

On behalf of the Kaneland Knights Sports Boosters Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who was able to come out and enjoy our 2015 “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser. The night included a Red Woody concert, silent auction, a number of raffles and selection of this year’s Draw Down winners. This year,… Keep Reading


Elburn Poppy Days May 15-16

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently proclaimed May 15 and 16 as Poppy Days in the village. According to the Poppy Day Proclamation, the American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war. The red poppy has been designated… Keep Reading

Columns/Janet Lagerloef

Margo can make a lovely pot roast

And I can (almost) play ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove For 50 years, I’ve wanted to learn to play the piano. And last fall I vowed I wasn’t going to let another year go by. So I told my husband I wanted a keyboard for Christmas. It… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair applications now available

ELBURN—Elburn Days Craft Fair applications are now available. To download yours, visit www.elburn.com. This year’s Elburn Days event dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-23. Booth space is only $115 per 10-foot-by-10-foot booth. The deadline to receive applications is June 1, so send yours in soon to guarantee a space. For more information, contact… Keep Reading


KHS writing club wins big at Big 12 Literary Festival

KANELAND—Kaneland High School student writers took home plenty of awards recently at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Literary Festival in DeKalb. Many of the students who submitted writing pieces are part of the high school’s writing club, Writer’s Block. Awards received covered writing genres like poetry, short story, drama, fiction and literary critical essay.… Keep Reading

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