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Free senior health insurance program Sept. 30

ST. CHARLES—Questions surrounding health insurance have multiplied since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed. Now that it is nearing full implementation, the persistent question is “how does it affect me?” The University of Illinois Extension program, “Health Insurance for People 65+,” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove blood drive Sept. 14

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department and Firefighters Auxiliary will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, Sept 14, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Station, 25 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, sign up online at or call Alyssa Warner at (630) 989-5268. Appointments… Keep Reading

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Blackberry Township senior get-together

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township will host its next senior get-together event on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, from 1 to 3 p.m., although the event can go later if participants are having fun. The monthly senior get-together program offers relaxed fun, and a chance to visit and engage in… Keep Reading


A new beginning

New pre-school owner wants to make learning fun, make a difference in Elburn ELBURN—Kristy Voegele, owner of the Creative Beginnings pre-school soon to open in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, she wants to make learning fun for her students. Voegele said that for most of the children, pre-school will be their first time in… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Sept. 2

KANEVILLE—The next Kaneville Lunch Bunch event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 2, at noon in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include pizza, garden salad, dessert and beverages. The cost of the meal is $7. For reservations, call Paisano’s Pizza and Grill at (630)… Keep Reading


Lending a helping hand

Longtime Elburn barber Rissman opens business to stylists, masseuse ELBURN—For Dave Rissman, opening up his own barbershop was not only about creating opportunities for himself, but for others, as well. Since 1964, Rissman has used his business as a platform to help other individuals succeed in their career. “(I became a barber) because I love… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

A dog’s life

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library on Saturday hosted a Dog Days of Summer program on Saturday, Aug. 22. Friendly dogs from Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club were in attendance during the event, along with human representatives. The event featured crafts in the library’s Story Time Room. Participants created three crafts during the session, including… Keep Reading


Teacher approved

Website ranks Kaneland School District high on list of teacher quality in Illinois by Tony Scott KANELAND—The good news continues for Kaneland officials as yet another publication has shown the district to be one of the best in the state when it comes to the quality of its teachers. The startup recently ranked public… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Library to get ‘pet-tastic’

SUGAR GROVE—Interested in gathering the family and pet for a free professional photo? You can make it possible by donating at least one pet supply to the Sugar Grove Public Library between now and Saturday, Aug. 29. People can stop by the library’s Pet-tastic Giving Event and drop off cat and dog supplies in a… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Park life

Harter Community Park nears completion SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents will soon have a new park to enjoy. The finishing touches are being done to the Harter Community Park, which is located on the same property as Harter Middle School. Developed on land also owned by Kaneland Community School District 302, the park was constructed using… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park resident pleads guilty to drug charges

MAPLE PARK—A Maple Park man will serve state prison time on drug charges following a plea deal with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Fernando Pilar-Lopez, 41, of the 2N block of Meredith Road in Maple Park, pleaded guilty on Aug. 20 to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class… Keep Reading

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Defense classes at Kaneland High School

MAPLE PARK—The DeKalb Police Department will host Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD) classes for females ages 12 and older on Saturdays, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Class participants will learn how to protect themselves, as well as safety information that… Keep Reading


Folks on spokes

The Folks on Spokes ride took place on Aug. 16, beginning at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. There were three different ride distances: 2.5, 6 and 10 miles. Riders of all ages participated. Julie Keen (above), Sam Keen, 9, and Macie Keen, 5, along with Elburn residents Annika Jones (right), 7, and Scarlett Jones, 5, all… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Senior delights

Sugar Grove Senior Center luncheon to celebrate four years next month SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents Don and Eunice Rudd have spent their lives together. While they’ve been blessed with a life filled with love and happiness, they also share the simple pleasures of the day. One such delight comes in the form of great food… Keep Reading


Kaneville Fest this weekend

Perhaps you noticed that this week’s issue features three sections as opposed to the usual two. The reason for that is because it’s Kaneville Fest week, and we’ve got a comprehensive 16-page guide to help get you ready for the festivities this weekend. Kaneville Fest 2015 will kick off Thursday, with community garage sales beginning… Keep Reading


Kuhar wins Hughes Creek Championship

Hughes Creek Golf Club held its annual club championship Aug. 12 and 22. The two-day event hosted 32 players. Brody Kuhar, a 2013 Kaneland High School graduate and member of the 2012 Kaneland golf team that finished third in the Sectional and ninth in the IHSA, was the overall champion. Kuhar shot 75 on both… Keep Reading

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Cummins rolls on

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, a freshman at Kaneland High School and Elburn resident, added some nice trophies to her growing collection after solid performances in two recent national events. At the Storm Bowling Survivor tournament in River Grove, Ill., Cummins posted the top scratch score among 48 U15 girls with a five-game total pin-fall of 1,042. Her… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you to Elburn Days parade organizers

I would like to thank Elburn Days Parade Chairman John VanBogart and his entire team that assembled and conducted another successful Elburn Days Parade. The weekend is all about the spirit of Elburn and its residents, along with thousands of visitors. A great time was had by so many. Lion Mike Stoffa Past president, parade… Keep Reading

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