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Metra reminds customers about Feb. 1 fare increase

CHICAGO—Metra recently reminded customers about the fare increase that took effect on Monday. Approved by the Metra Board of Directors last November, the increase will generate 2 percent in additional fare revenue to fund a portion of the new operating costs for the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system and the purchase or… Keep Reading

Anniversaries/Sugar Grove

Kinneys celebrate 67th anniversary

SUGAR GROVE—Kahl and Lorraine (nee Collins) Kinney celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Sunday at the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. The couple married on Jan. 29, 1949, in St. Charles. Kahl first saw his future bride while working on a farm. Kahl and Lorraine farmed together until March 1987, when they moved to Sugar… Keep Reading

Many Elburn library patrons came by to wish Town and Country Library Director Dwayne Nelson a fond farewell during his retirement party on Saturday. 
Photo by Julie Walker

Hasta la vista, Dwayne

Town and Country Public Library throws retirement party for longtime Youth Services director ELBURN—Children and their parents, family, friends, a minister and even a famous author of children’s books came to say goodbye to Town & Country Library’s Dwayne Nelson on Saturday. Nelson, the library’s Youth Services director, said about 200 to 300 people stopped… Keep Reading

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Events/Health & Wellness/Regional

Sixth Annual Super Shuffle 5k Feb. 7

GENEVA—Join the Geneva Park District for its sixth annual Super Shuffle 5k, on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, Geneva. Check-in and on-site registration will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. Immediately following the race, gear up for the game at the Stephen… Keep Reading

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Cougars to host two job fairs in February

GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will hold a job fair for prospective seasonal employees on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002, Cherry Lane, in Geneva. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by the ballpark at any time during either of the four-hour sessions… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Pack 107 Pinewood Derby, 1-22-16-1

Hot wheels

Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Jan 22, at the old Kaneland Middle School. Cub Scouts in grades 1-5 designed and build their race cars out of a block of wood for the highly anticipated annual event. Photos by Laura Gampfer Great turnout for annual Pinewood Derby MAPLE PARK—Elburn Scout… Keep Reading


Different vote, same result

Village votes down second resignation, separation agreement for village administrator ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted down a second resignation and separation agreement for Village Administrator Erin Willrett. The first agreement was voted down during a special meeting of the board on Jan. 14. The vote from that meeting was 4-2, with trustees Bill… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Global delight

Sugar Grove Public Library to host ‘Chocolates from Around the World’ event SUGAR GROVE—Do you enjoy eating chocolate? Would you like to learn to whip up some delicious chocolate desserts? If you answered yes to either or both questions, get ready for a treat. The Sugar Grove Public Library will host a “Chocolates from around… Keep Reading


Looking to the future

School Board highlights plans for next school year by Molly Benstein KANELAND—A look into the future was a point of emphasis for the Kaneland School Board during its meeting on Monday at Harter Middle School. The board viewed a presentation on a five-year financial plan, discussed updates from the Strategic Planning Committee and reviewed middle… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park/Regional

Horsing around

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding to host fourth annual bowling fundraiser MAPLE PARK—Back in 2012, Carrie Capes felt there was a need for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities to have a place to ride horses. “At the time, I had a 12-year-old with special needs who was thriving from riding horses,” Capes said.… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

An open invitation

Sugar Grove Senior Living to host open house Feb. 6 SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents next month can see for themselves what it would be like to live at Sugar Grove Senior Living. The Senior Living center will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-story facility features… Keep Reading

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Photos: For and about women

The recently created Sugar Grove Chamber Women’s League met on Friday to organize dates, times and activities for 2016. Ladies in the newly formed Sugar Grove Chamber Women’s League (above) discuss a variety of business at Java Plus in the Sugar Grove Public Library on Friday morning. Members of the newly created Women’s League (below)… Keep Reading

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Photos: Woodland Weekend

On Saturday morning, Habitat Restoration volunteers at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve met to restore native species in the preserve. They were engaged in removing the non-native honeysuckle which is taking the space, nutrients and sunlight from native wildflowers and other native plants. Bliss Woods is a high-quality woodland owned by the Forest Preserve District of… Keep Reading


Pay it forward

Hill’s Country Store Scholarship applications now available KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill said she was overwhelmed by the community’s reaction when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2014. Since the diagnosis, the Kaneville community has come together in the form of fundraisers and more to give back to Hill the same way… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Mad Hatter

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Sugar Grove Library held a Mat Hatter Tea Party. Children celebrated their Unbirthdays with tea, lemonade, cupcakes and cheese and crackers. In addition to the snacks there were crafts, and games, including Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat, Build A House of Cards and a Three Legged Race. Afterwards,… Keep Reading

Partnership for preventing substance abuse
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Partnership for preventing substance abuse

Kaneland Coalition helps promote National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week by Molly Benstein KANELAND—The week of Jan. 25-31, 2016, is recognized by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) as National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which is geared to educate teens about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The week also marks the first… Keep Reading

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