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HorsePower hosts therapeutic riding fundraiser

Photo: The third annual HorsePower Therapeutic Riding bowling fundraiser took place at the St. Charles Bowling Alley on Saturday, Feb. 21. A 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction and awards ceremony took place, and pizza was served to guests. Ava Vitali, 3, of Geneva, holds her trophy proudly during lunch. Photo by Lynn Logan ST.… Keep Reading


Kaneville village clerk announces resignation

KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village Clerk Serina Hauser on Thursday announced her resignation. She said she will stay on in her current position until a replacement is found. “The job was just getting to be a little much for her, and she wishes to focus more on her family,” Village President Pat Hill said. Hill will put together… Keep Reading


Annual Kaneland Fine Arts Feast a success

SUGAR GROVE—Even with a snafu regarding the date of the event, the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s sixth annual Fine Arts Feast and Silent Auction was a success. The event date was originally listed as Friday, Feb. 20, when it was, in fact, Saturday, Feb. 21. “The date change was entirely my fault,” said KAI Executive Director… Keep Reading


Tracking their legacy

KHS inducts 16 track and field athletes into Hall of Fame MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School on Feb. 7 and 14 inducted 16 track and field alumni into its Hall of Fame in recognition of their personal athletic achievements. All were individual State champions or members of State championship relay teams. The class of nine tracksters… Keep Reading

Natalia Bork 11, of Geneva, holds one of the newest baby goats, born on Feb. 4.                                     Photo by Lynn Logan

Rustic Road Farm feeds local families

ELBURN—Northern Illinois may be suffering from an arctic blast, but Elburn farmer Marc Bernard insists spring is in the air. “Take it from a farmer,” he said with a laugh. Bernard, co-owner of Rustic Road Farm, 1N292 Brundige Road, Elburn, has been busy with kids (the baby goat kind) and harvesting vegetables from his greenhouse… Keep Reading


Elburn considers special election for police pension levy

ELBURN—Elburn village officials on Tuesday said they would consider a special election in November for a referendum on the police pension levy. The next scheduled opportunity to place a referendum on the ballot isn’t until spring 2016. Elburn Village Board members recently asked Village Administrator Erin Willrett to find out the cost of a special… Keep Reading


Miracle benefit

Meagan Seals fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 21 ELBURN—From the moment she was born in November 2009, Meagan Seals has been considered a miracle. Born to Scott and Luellen Seals of Elburn, Meagan suffers from the conditions encephalocele, microcephaly (where the main part of her brain is missing) and lissencephaly (a rare formation of the brain… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove considers a ‘mixed-use’ building

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed potentially developing a “mixed-use” building. The building would feature up to two floors of apartments, as well as retail shops on the first floor. In terms of location, Village President Sean Michels suggested an area north of Park Avenue, up to Division Drive, that has 3-to-4… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park seeks applications for vacant trustee positions

MAPLE PARK—The time has come and gone for Maple Park residents to declare candidacy the Village Board’s three vacant trustee spots. But that doesn’t mean those seats will go unfilled. It’s now up to Village President Kathleen Curtis to appoint three new board members. Maple Park trustees Patricia Lunardon, Steve Nowak and Debra Armstrong will… Keep Reading


School Board receives energy conservation update

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last month received an update on the district’s mission to conserve energy and funds. The Kaneland School District partnered with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company, on April 28, 2014. The Cenergistic contract is for five years, from May 1, 2014, until April 30, 2019. The cost to the district is $9,000… Keep Reading


Crowning achievement

Students vie for Mr. Kaneland 2015 title KANELAND—Kaneland High School senior James Tockstein was crowned Mr. Kaneland 2015 onstage Friday. Tockstein was awarded the crown and sash after competing in formal wear portion, casual wear portion and talent portions against seven of his peers. In the end, it was Tockstein’s faux British accent and singing… Keep Reading

Local News

Tantalizingly close

ROCKFORD, ILL.—Kaneland senior Dominique Lee has been a force all year for the Knights, and went out with a bang at last Saturday’s Guilford Sectional. Knights coach Jim McKnight last week told the Elburn Herald that Lee would need to average 200 games to have a shot to advance to this weekend’s State Tournament, and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Where’s the shovel love?

I am a student in seventh grade at Kaneland Harter Middle School, and I am very disappointed in the people living near my bus stop. Every weekday, I walk to the bus stop in the dark and the cold, and I have to stand in the street for up to 10 minutes while cars drive… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you, Snow Trackers

In anticipation of the forecasted snowfall on Feb. 1, the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECPDF) reached out to the De-Kane Snow Trackers to have additional resources ready, should the need arise. The ECPDF would like to thank the Snow Trackers for their willingness and quick assembly to meet and have a plan in… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: A clarification and a reminder

Those of you who plan to attend the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s (KAI) sixth annual Fine Arts Feast, take note: the event will take place Saturday, Feb. 21, at Open Range Southwest Grill, Golf View Road, Sugar Grove. The date of the event was previously disclosed as Friday, Feb. 20. Regarding this year’s fine arts festivities,… Keep Reading


Photos: Hats off

The staff at the Town and Country Public Library hosted The Cat in The Hat and read Dr. Suess books on Friday, in partnership with Barnes and Noble. Librarian Dwayne Nelson read “The Cat in the Hat,” while Kimberly Luthin of Barnes and Noble read “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” and library employee Samantha… Keep Reading


Blackberry Twp data bolsters case for new road referendum

BLACKBERRY TWP.—Findings from an inventory of Blackberry Township roads conducted by Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) showed nearly two-thirds of the roads are in fair or poor condition, with an overall average rating of “fair.” EEI presented its findings to Blackberry Township trustees at Tuesday’s board meeting, where Township Road Commissioner Rod Feece discussed an upcoming… Keep Reading


A feast (and silent auction) fit for a king

Kaneland Arts Initiative to host sixth annual arts dinner SUGAR GROVE—Kaneland Arts Initiative for the sixth consecutive year will host its Fine Arts Feast and Silent Auction fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 20Saturday, Feb. 21, at Open Range Southwest Grill Restaurant at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Road, Sugar Grove. The cash bar will open… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park introduces new board trustee

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis on Feb. 3 introduced new board trustee J.P. Dries, who is also a member of the Maple Park Planning Commission. Dries introduced himself to the board, explaining that he moved to Maple Park two years ago with his wife and three children after residing in Elburn for 14… Keep Reading

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