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Tragic accident claims life of Elburn resident

Photos: Joe Middona (left) was killed in a recent work-related accident. He was a loving father and husband, and a passionate baseball fan. Photos submitted by Eric Olson to ELBURN—Elburn resident and family man Joe Middona died in a tragic construction site accident on Friday, Oct. 23, leaving wife Miranda Middona and their three… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

No tricks, just treats

Sugar Grove Public Library to host Halloween day event SUGAR GROVE—Everyone, from little ones up to adults, can dress up in costume and check out some Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive. “(The Halloween event) is a wonderful chance for the community to gather in… Keep Reading

Events/Faith/Sugar Grove

Youth group to host spaghetti dinner Friday

SUGAR GROVE—It’s been a long week, and you’re ready for a break from the kitchen. The youth group from Covenant of Grace Church has just the thing. Join the young people who are cooking and serving a free spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Sugar Grove Community House, 141… Keep Reading

Events/Faith/Sugar Grove

Fays BBQ fundraiser Oct. 29

SUGAR GROVE—A drive-thru fundraiser, featuring Fay’s BBQ, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 S. Main St., Sugar Grove. The meals will feature pork chops and chicken, and also include baked beans, applesauce, cole slaw and rolls. Tickets will be available for purchase… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: We asked and did not receive

I submitted a Letter to the Editor over a week ago about all the nuts driving on Kansas Street in Elburn. We had one afternoon of relief from the nuts who drive up and down our streets, and a police officer did make arrests on the violations I had mentioned in my last article. With… Keep Reading


Running on empty

Local residents compete in Chicago Marathon SUGAR GROVE—There were runners from all 50 states and from more than 100 countries that ran in the Chicago Marathon. Among them were 23 from the Elburn, Maple Park and Sugar Grove area. The area’s top male finisher was Elburn’s Raul Gonzalez, who finished in 3:27:52, while the best… Keep Reading


Fright-less fest

Hill’s Country Store to host second annual Halloween Cruise, Movie Night KANEVILLE—Get ready for some ghoulish (but not too scary) fun in Kaneville the Friday before Halloween. Hill’s Country Store will host its second annual Halloween Cruise and Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 30, at its store, located at 2S133 Harter Road, Kaneville. “Last year,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

An old sole

Between Friends Food Pantry, semi-local charity accepting shoe donations NAPERVILLE, ILL./SUGAR GROVE—Old and new sneakers, flip flops, high heels, slippers, ice skates, boots and more all have a place with a public charity called Jolly Old Soles. Jolly Old Soles collects and houses new and used shoes that have been donated. The charity provides shoes… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Baskets for Bev

Sugar Grove community helps raise money for former library director battling cancer SUGAR GROVE—By all accounts, the Baskets for Bev (Beverly) Holmes Hughes fundraiser was a big success. Thirty-three themed baskets, donated by various individuals, were set up at the Sugar Grove Public Library for a silent auction from Oct. 1 to Oct. 17. During… Keep Reading


Potential for a slight increase

Elburn approves sales tax referendum for spring ballot ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved wording for a referendum set for next spring that will ask for an increase in village retail sales tax. The referendum would give village officials the authority to impose “an increase in the municipal sales tax at the rate of… Keep Reading

Local News

Residents voice concerns regarding potential Patten sale

Forest Preserve commissioner said purchase not a done deal ELBURN—Several local residents attended the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday night expecting to see the Village Board discuss the Kane County Forest Preserve’s potential acquisition of the Patten property at 1001 S. Main St., on the east side of Route 47. The residents had read… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Three’s a crowd

SG business owner expresses concern over towing rotation SUGAR GROVE—Russ Wendling, owner of Rich’s Auto Service Repair, 110 S. State Route 47 in Sugar Grove, on Tuesday expressed to the Sugar Grove Village Board his concern regarding an out-of-town towing company being on the village’s rotation list. Currently, there are three towing companies on the… Keep Reading


A work of art

Kaneland School Board purchases student artwork KANELAND—A dozen Kaneland students who will have their artwork displayed in the district’s offices and schools were honored during the School Board meeting on Oct. 14. According to Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden, each year the board purchases the artwork of two students at each school, based on recommendations… Keep Reading


Silence is golden

LaFox, Brundidge Road neighborhoods enjoy benefit of wayside horn installation LA FOX—Residents in the areas surrounding the Union Pacific Railroad crossings at LaFox and Brundidge roads awakened on Wednesday to the sound of silence. According to Kane County Board member and Transportation Committee Chair Drew Frasz, the wayside horn project has been a long time… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer HMS Kolor Run 10-18-15-3

Photos: Kolor wonder

The Kaneland Harter Middle School PTO held its Kolor Fun Run & Walk fundraiser on Sunday at the middle school in Sugar Grove. More than 120 families participated in the two-mile course, and they were doused in different colors at numerous spots along the way. The event also included music, games, extra color throws and… Keep Reading


Photos: KHS October Concert

The Kaneland High School band held its October Concert Oct. 15, which featured four ensembles: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band. It also featured band director Aaron Puckett and student teacher David Hellyer. Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer JST clothing and toy sale 10-16-15-1

Photos: Successful sale

The Kaneland John Stewart (KJS) Elementary School Parent Teacher Network (PTN) held its annual Fall and Winter Clothing and Toy Sale Friday and Saturday. Resale items included bikes, strollers, clothing, toys, books, winter coats and gear, maternity clothing, sports equipment and much more. A bake sale benefiting TAILS Humane Society offered delicious homemade treats to… Keep Reading


Winter Wonderland Craft, Vendor Show Nov. 14

KANELAND—Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host its Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Show Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The event will feature over 50 crafters and vendors, as well as sensory and awareness tables, a raffle, bake sale, concessions and on-site child… Keep Reading

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