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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

Maple Park

Maple Park bids farewell to trustee Lunardon

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday said goodbye to trustee Patricia Lunardon, who will step down from her position after eight full years of service on the board. “Thank you for your years of service,” President Kathleen Curtis said. “The Civic Center looks great.” Lunardon worked on the Maple Park Civic Center while… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Class in a Glass at ECC 5-2-15-3

Community enjoys Class in a Glass

Photo: Jeffrey Howell of Downers Grove, Ill., pours a white wine sample for Adria Williams of St. Charles. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center on Saturday hosted its second Class in a Glass wine tasting event. The event was made possible through the coupled efforts of the Community Center and Geneva… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove seeks board trustee candidates

SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove seeks to fill trustee Robert Bohler’s seat. Bohler recently tendered his resignation (pending a replacement) due to personal reasons, and then passed away on April 26. In order to be considered to fill this seat, all interested persons are asked to submit a Board Member Interest Form. The form… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Park District seeks board candidates

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Park District seeks to fill a seat on its Board of Commissioners. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Candidates must be a qualified elector/registered voter. A person is not eligible to serve as park commissioner if that person is in arrears in the payment… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove approves TIF district No. 2

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district No. 2. Trustees Mari Johnson, Rick Montalto and Sean Herron voted in favor of the TIF district, while Kevin Geary and David Paluch were the “no” votes. TIF district No. 2 affects the area surrounding Route… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Michels, Sugar Grove plan for a year of development

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on Friday presented his annual State of the Village Address at the Wabounsee Corporate Center. Michels during his presentation explained all the developmental projects that the Village Board has plans for in 2015 and into the next few years. He spoke about two different senior living apartments that… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Sugar Grove Library Meet the Candidates 3-12-15-8

School Board reorganizes, swears in Kerry

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday met to mark reorganization of its members following last month’s election. In addition, new board member Ryan Kerry was sworn into office. All re-elected and current trustees said their oath as members of the School Board in unison during the meeting. Incumbents re-elected during the April 7 Consolidated Election… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: See the Pouley Road crab trees

Pouley Road is less than two miles southeast of Elburn, and this time of year it is worth the drive to see the spectacular, flowering crab trees. Our parents planted them for future generations to enjoy. Please take the time this week to enjoy them and honor the memories of Dave and Sally Compton. Robin… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Further outrage regarding Jordan dismissal

I feel I must add my voice to the growing crowd of unhappy local customers outraged over Old Second Bank’s poor decision to terminate longtime local branch manager Margie Jordan. Me thinks maybe there’s more to this than meets the eye, what with the laughably improbable benchmark of signing up 20 new accounts per month… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The importance of secondary education in Illinois

Graduation ceremonies will occur over the next month, with one of the first being at Northern Illinois University this coming weekend. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families. I am proud to represent NIU, our community colleges and educational interests in Springfield. Whether from high school or college, graduation marks a significant accomplishment that… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: In defense of first responders

Forty-six years ago I returned to Illinois from my active duty service, which included Vietnam, only to be met by jeers and accusations such as “baby killer” when I wore my uniform. Today, some American citizens are treating our police force even worse, and we should all find that intolerable. Our police, and I would… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: A place where seniors make friends and grow

by Susan Oppenborn Administrative assistant, Elderday Center William Shakespeare once said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are and understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow.“ At Elderday Center, we promote the idea that everyone has something important to contribute to the… Keep Reading

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