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Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle winners for April 2015

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for April 2015: Barney & Fred, Living Well Health Center, Patti McKittrick, Drew Malone, Nick & Lynne Carter, Kathy Galauner and Michelle Montalbano, all of Elburn; Jessica Bowgren of Maple Park; Ed Stuehm and Steve Lillie of Geneva; Sarah Jonathan of Batavia; Peter Rivera… Keep Reading

Local News

Flying high

Softball wins NIB-12 crown KANELAND—The girls softball team wasn’t about to be out-done by the boys. Just days after the KHS baseball won the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference title, the Knights softball team followed suit, earning the honor May 14 when they defeated DeKalb 2-0. The next day, the team fell to Plainfield North… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Honor our fallen this Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2015 will take place on Monday, May 25, and there are a number of local opportunities for local residents to honor those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and its citizens. Elburn’s annual Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion Post 630, will kick off… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Middle School

Photos: Pass it on

Kaneland Harter Middle School hosted a IESA Sectional Meet at Kaneland High School on Saturday. The Knights qualified 11 individuals and nine relays to the State meet this weekend. One of the Knights’ qualifiers was the seventh-grade girls 4x200m. Grace Vranicar (above, center) hands off the baton to Cassidy Motkya during the relay. Photo by… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Elburn Food Pantry

The Elburn Countryside Food Pantry sincerely thanks Elburn area residents for their food donations, and the letter carriers for their work in collecting the food for the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Eighteen-hundred pounds of food was collected by the carriers. We would also like to thank Boy Scout… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Worker’s comp laws shouldn’t discourage business

Worker’s compensation, a system that arose in the early 1900s as a compromise between business and labor, is a form of insurance providing partial wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In exchange for this compensation, employees forego their right to sue their employer for damages. The Worker’s Compensation… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market

The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market will begin on Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Sugar Grove Village Hall, Route 30 and Municipal Drive. The market operates rain or shine, and will take place every Saturday, June through September. Veggies, fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, artisan baked breads, organic treats,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from Friends of T&C Library

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Public Library’s 12th annual Flower and Plant sale May 8-9. The event was held inside the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. We appreciate the support of our community making this flower and plant sale even more successful than last year’s event.… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help us protect our investment

I attended a Sugar Grove Village Board meeting in April with many of my neighbors. The meeting was held to gauge public support for a proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district that would surround the Windsor West community. Everyone, including representatives from the Fire District and the Sugar Grove Public Library, was opposed to the… Keep Reading


Calling all youth

Elburn Fire District to host Explorer recruitment night ELBURN—Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will host a recruitment night for its Explorer program on Thursday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m. “We’re looking for youths and teens from ages 14 to 20 to join our fire and EMS services Explorer Post,” program lead adviser Rob… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Maple Park

Kaneland student starts his own ag business

MAPLE PARK—Cody Pitstick is going places … on a tractor. The Kaneland High School senior, president of the school’s FFA chapter, was born and raised on a Maple Park farm. He has plans to continue in the family business, and he’s already putting those plans into action. Pitstick recently purchased a piece of farm equipment… Keep Reading

SUGAR GROVE, IL - SEPTEMBER 18: The General clubhouse on the Rich Harvest Golf Links Course, on September 18, 2005 in Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

PGA’s next big thing

Rich Harvest Farms to host 2 major events this summer SUGAR GROVE—The future competitors on the PGA Tour are likely to be spotted competing at two major amateur tournaments at Rich Harvest Farms this summer: the Palmer Cup June 12-14 and the Western Amateur Aug. 3-8. “A lot of these players are the next big… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions to host vision screening

ELBURN—In its continuing mission to provide programs and services for the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of visual and hearing impairments, the Elburn Lions Club will offer mobile vision screening from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Lions Park. Lion Dave Broz, immediate past president of the club, said the screening is offered… Keep Reading

The Aaron Whitney House is located at 420 E. Kansas St. in Elburn.
Photo by Lynn Logan

Aaron Whitney Homestead ready for visitors

ELBURN—Although she lived most of her life in Naperville, Judy Singer was ready for a change. And change brought her to Elburn and the historic Aaron Whitney Homestead. The 2-acre property, containing a large home, barn and chicken coop at 420 E. Kansas St., is available for parties and get-togethers of nearly any type. Calling… Keep Reading

Bus Backends

Kaneland approves bus purchases

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to approve the purchase of 10 buses from Midwest Transit for the next school year. According to Kaneland’s Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, the total bid for 10 buses, including the district’s trade-ins, is $829,580. Board members in favor of the purchase included Board President Teresa Witt,… Keep Reading


Wheeler supports action to restore $26 million in grants

SPRINGFIELD—State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) recently commented on Governor Bruce Rauner’s announcement that he plans to restore $26 million in state funding for social service and public health grants, including those for autism services, assistance for the homeless, maintaining the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, funeral and burial assistance for the poor, and other important social services.… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Curtis urges residents to help protect local funding

ProtectMyTown.com launched to give voice to Maple Park residents MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis urged village residents to voice their opposition to a state proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problem. Residents can visit ProtectMyTown.com to send a letter to their local legislators and Governor Rauner. State attempts… Keep Reading


Kaneland provides extra security regarding ‘potential threat’

KANELAND—Kaneland High School this week ratcheted up its safety measures against what district administration called a “potential threat to school security.” According to Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras, the potential threat was most likely a bomb threat made by a KHS student. Maras did not give specifics when asked if the student had been… Keep Reading

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