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Thanks, but no thanks

Elburn board rejects Forest Preserve’s request to purchase Patten property ELBURN—Representatives of the Kane County Board and Forest Preserve District attended Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting to again plead their case to the village regarding the preserve’s potential purchase of the Patten property along Route 47. In the end, the board voted against permitting the… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Maple Park

An undisputed heavyweight

Photo: Bryan Kenney (left) works with Elburn Herald reporter Lynn Meredith on rip training at the new Pound4Pound facility on Main Street in Maple Park. The new location can be reached at (815) 827-0055. Photo submitted by Pound4Pound Fitness to Elburn’s Pound4Pound Fitness helps transform lives, opens Maple Park location ELBURN/MAPLE PARK—In October 2014,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Library Board appoints Ekker as trustee

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board on July 7 appointed Kim Ekker to the position of trustee. The Library Board interviewed several candidates before appointing Ekker to an open trustee position, Sugar Grove Library Director Shannon Halikias said. “Kim will serve a two-year term as an appointed trustee and will have her name on the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

As luck would have it

The Sugar Grove Historical Society held a potluck picnic on Monday at Bliss House, located at 259 Main St. in Sugar Grove. The group holds annual meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. The group is currently performing research on the Keck and West families. Bliss House is open… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

IDOT to host public meeting for I-88, Route 47 interchange

SUGAR GROVE—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host a public informational meeting regarding the I-88/Route 47 interchange on Wednesday, July 29, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Academic and Professional Center Event Room at Waubonsee Community College, Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove. Attendees will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Just Between Friends

Sugar Grove resident Mary Ochsenschlager offers Dean Campbell some yogurt at the Between Friends Food Pantry July 16. Dan Hyatt gets the apples ready for the clients. Volunteers Joe and Pat Curtis stock the shelves with pickles. Volunteers Joe Kryszak and Campbell check out some of the many vegetables. The Between Friends Food Pantry is… Keep Reading


A night at the movies

Savannah Plumb (above, left) and her brother, Logan, with the prizes they won at the Hill’s Country Store Movie Night on Friday. Hill’s puts on a monthly movie night during the summer months. This month’s movie was “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” Mason Kinsella and his sister, Angelina, eat freezee pops before the… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Kaneland

Internet safety presentation at HMS Aug. 11

KANELAND—An Internet safety presentation, “Protecting Your Child Using Social Media,” presented by Jeffrey Beane, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. Beane, an Internet safety expert, will present his program and share information and tips for parents whose children are navigating the Internet and… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Waubonsee art exhibit examines digital environment

SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Art Department is currently hosting a group show, “Zoom Out: Reflecting on the Digital Environment,” now through July 26. Displayed in the Arrowhead Room gallery in Dickson Center on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A lot o’ gelato

Gelato is now available at Java Plus at The Book Nook. Eight flavors are available, from sea salt caramel, pistachio, vanilla bean, chocolate plu and more. Two new sorbets have also been added to the menu. Java Plus is located inside the Sugar Grove Public Library. Ed and Pat Sweeney of Sugar Grove enjoy scoops… Keep Reading


A scholarly approach

Daniel Hammermeister (right) of Elburn recently received a $500 small business scholarship from Pat Hill of Hill’s Country Store. It was the first given by Hill, with the plan to award the scholarship on an annual basis. Photo submitted by Pat Hill to Keep Reading


A real shoe-in

Hill’s Country Store is still collecting used shoes, backpacks, tank tops and shorts for children 5-18 years old in Haiti, and is also accepting monetary donations to help defray shipping costs. The collection will conclude at the end of July. Rev. Emmanuel (above, left to right), Pat Hill and Charles Saint-Vil show off the hundreds… Keep Reading


Local representatives to host coffee

CAMPTON HILLS—State representatives Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) and Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) will host a coffee and conversation on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old Lafox Road, Campton Hills. Reps. Pritchard and Wheeler will discuss the spring legislative session thus far, the 2016 budget and recent bills that will… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

In it together

Friends, community come together for resident recently hit by car SUGAR GROVE—The term “one of a kind” tends to come up whenever the topic involves Sugar Grove resident Courtney Adams. Always kind and caring, Adams’ friends and the Sugar Grove community agree that it is a pleasure to know her. “I actually just moved in… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

They were soldiers

Corn Boil 2015 opening ceremony to include Vietnam War veteran tribute by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—This year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil opening ceremony will feature a tribute to those who fought in one of this country’s longest armed conflicts, the Vietnam War. The war officially ended in April 1975, and to commemorate the end of… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Getting ahead in a just-getting-by world

Every Tuesday night for the last nine weeks, a group of women have gathered at the Sugar Grove Village Bible Church to acquire skills and support to break their current cycle of poverty. These women all have jobs—often two jobs—trying to make the arithmetic of rent, transportation, food, health care, child care, utilities and insurance… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: In honor of Clara

The Elburn and Countryside Community Center on July 16 held a special ceremony and dedication to honor one of Elburn’s most beloved figures, Clara Stonecipher. Stonecipher, who passed away at the age of 98 on Oct. 28, 2014, was a pillar in the Elburn community and the driving force behind the Elburn and Countryside Community… Keep Reading

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