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Faith/Sugar Grove

Photos: Backpack blessings

On Sunday, St. Katharine Drexel hosted a Backpack and Bookbag Blessing at the Religious Education Parent and Child Meeting to kick off the 2015-16 religious education school year. John Lamperis was there and gave a speech entitled “An Amazing Journey.” Afterward, there was an opportunity to meet the religious education teachers. Children brought their backpacks… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Reading to Rover

Three dogs from Fox Valley Therapy Dogs came to the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday. Readers from kindergarten through fifth grade could practice reading to these sweet and friendly dogs. Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

For the movies

Sugar Grove Library program screens classic films SUGAR GROVE—Scott Noblitt calls himself a movie buff, but he’s better known by his official title: Circulation supervisor at the Sugar Grove Public Library. Noblitt runs a monthly movie series program at the library called Classic Movie Afternoon. The next classic movie screening will take place on Thursday,… Keep Reading


Photos: Tie-dyed creations

Kaneland High School Child Development classes, along with the Orientation to Family and Consumer Science classes, were proud to wear their tie-dyed creations to school on Sept. 10. KHS students created the colorful shirts in Judy Fabrizius’ classes. Photo submitted by Judy Fabrizius to Keep Reading


Friends of T&C Library donate book sale proceeds

The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library on Sept. 10 donated $3,750 to the library. The donation is from the Friends’ annual Elburn Days book sale and ongoing Book Nook sale at the library. The proceeds will provide additional programs and materials for adults and youth. Town and Country Library Treasurer Bill Grabarek,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Aardvark adventures

Children met Arthur the Aardvark from Marc Brown’s books—and as seen on PBS—listened to stories and joined in on fun activities on Saturday at the Sugar Grove Library. Arthur the Aardvark (above) is given a warm welcome from children and their parents on Saturday. Keep Reading

Big Rock/Events

Big Rock annual Plowing Match Sept. 18-20

BIG ROCK—Big Rock will host its 121st annual Plowing Match Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-20. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, the Big Rock Plow Match began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers S.A. Chapman, W.D. Powell and Walter Scott. Activities will get under way with carnival wristband night from… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Baskets for Bev

Fundraiser seeks to help support former library director SUGAR GROVE—Supporters of former Sugar Grove Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes are gathering donations of themed baskets to raise money for Bev and her family as she undergoes additional treatment for cancer. Community members and businesses have been invited to donate a basket with a minimum value… Keep Reading


Community Submitted: McDole Elementary school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2015

McDole Elementary in Montgomery will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Approximately 600 students from McDole Elementary will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, and teachers. The event will begin at 8:30 am with kids and parents walking from Simpson… Keep Reading

Maple Park

The true meaning of giving back

Maple Park community raises funds to benefit family of longtime resident MAPLE PARK—In the 30-plus years he resided in Maple Park, Randy Little touched the lives of many. Described as a hardworking family man with a big heart for helping others, the Maple Park community was devasted to learn that Randy passed away on Sept.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Distant early warning

SUGAR GROVE—Screening tests for health are more important than ever, and the local community need only travel to Sugar Grove to get an exam. Dr. Shahab Mohiuddin specializes in family practice with the Rush-Copley Medical Group of Sugar Grove. She recommended screening tests that check for breast cancer and cervical cancer for women, colon cancer… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Looks like stormy weather

Sugar Grove Public Library to host storm chasing program SUGAR GROVE—Interested in learning about weather and storm chasing? An upcoming Sugar Grove Public Library program might be just for you. The program, “What’s the Weather Like? A Storm Chasing Perspective,” will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 125 S. Municipal… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Three amigos

Sugar Grove residents earn Eagle Scout rank SUGAR GROVE—What do Neil Armstrong, Gerald Ford and Steven Spielberg have in common with Sugar Grove residents Billy Koziol, Jack Wolf and Mark Wojak? They all earned the Eagle Scout rank—the highest advancement rank in the Scouting program of Boy Scouts of America. Koziol, Wolf and Wojak are… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A group that’s fit to knit

Sugar Grove Public Library now accepting participants for its Sugar Stitchers group SUGAR GROVE—Looking for an excuse to knit and chat with friends? You can find it at the Sugar Grove Public Library, thanks to its new Sugar Stitchers group. The group is open to knitters ranging in skill from beginner to advanced. The first… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Never forget 9-11

Fourteen years later, Sugar Grove resident Fagel still remembers what he witnessed at Ground Zero in New York City SUGAR GROVE—Fourteen years later, Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel can still recall exactly where he was and what he was doing on Sept. 11, 2001. “At the time, I was working for FEMA. I was in… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SG Editorial: Fourteen years later, the memories remain

It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. For many (if not all) of us, the images of that day will be forever imprinted in our minds—the World Trade Center towers billowing smoke; the overwhelming effort—and resulting incredible wave of public support and respect—for police and firefighters; the… Keep Reading


First bird tests positive for West Nile in Kane County

KANE COUNTY—A bird that was found in Aurora last week has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird found this year in Kane County that has tested positive for the disease. Also as part of its West Nile program, the Health Department collects certain dead birds to be sent to the… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Heat can’t spoil the fun

High weekend temperatures not enough to keep Fun Fest crowd away MAPLE PARK—Temperatures in the 90s all Labor Day weekend didn’t stop people from enjoying the festivities at Maple Park’s annual Fun Fest. “It was very hot, but that’s better than rain, I suppose,” Fun Fest committee member Brittany Altepeter said. “The parade was really… Keep Reading

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