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Missing ice cream sign brings out the best in Elburn

ELBURN—Alice’s Place and her ice cream cone sign have a special place in the hearts of people in the Elburn community and beyond. So, the business took it personally when someone stole the ice cream cone off its roof. “Alice’s Place is an icon here in the community,” Elburn resident Dave Broz said. “It’s a… Keep Reading


Meet the first responders of Elburn

ELBURN—Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) has 24 full-time firefighters and 30-40 part-time fire fighters serving the community. The staff’s 24-hour shifts are filled with training maneuvers, business safety inspections, and of course, saving lives. These dedicated firefighters and paramedics live and work together to provide service to the community in whatever way they… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer ECC Chow Down 7-12-15-11

Chow Down 2015 raises more than $700

ELBURN—The 50 to 60 visitors on Sunday who took a chance on the weather were rewarded with a good time at the second annual Elburn and Countryside Community Center Chow Down. “A lot of people thought it was going to rain, but we proved them wrong,” Community Center volunteer director Kristen Damolaris said. “We had… Keep Reading


Fawn makes good recovery at Wildlife Center

ELBURN—A fawn brought to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) in May after being hit by a car is making a good recovery. The young male, who had been attempting to follow his mother across a roadway, suffered a hairline fracture and a deep gash on his leg during the collision. For the past two… Keep Reading


Family affair

Elburn couple’s passion for fitness, nutrition leads to creation of family business ELBURN—When Elburn resident Shawn King and her husband, Tom, decided to embark on a quest for a healthier lifestyle, the two unknowingly stumbled across a passion that would soon become a career for their entire family. “My husband and I started doing races… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Feedback appreciated

Sugar Grove to co-host a public meeting regarding I-88, Route 47 interchange project by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents who want to learn more about a proposed full interchange project at I-88 and Route 47 will have a chance to do so at an upcoming public meeting. An open-house-style public meeting on the project… Keep Reading

SG senior housing
Sugar Grove

Greener pastures

Photo: The long-awaited Sugar Grove Senior Living facility is expected to open in late September. The facility is located at 119 W. Galena Blvd., Sugar Grove. Photo by Julie Walker Sugar Grove Senior Living facility scheduled to open this fall by Chris Walker SUGAR GROVE—Seniors looking for maintenance-free living in a convenient location don’t have… Keep Reading

Aeroponic barrel photo (left)
Sugar Grove

Aeroponic system available at Farmer’s Market

Photo: An aeroponic plant-growing system is available for purchase the first three Saturdays of each month at the Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market. Photo submitted by John Jackson to Plant system a supercharged alternative to traditional growing methods by Suzanne Flynn BIG ROCK—Believe it or not, growing a garden without dirt or weeding and producing… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

SUGAR GROVE TWP/AURORA TWP—Sugar Grove Township and Aurora Township recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement will allow seniors ages 65 and up and disabled residents to schedule rides for medical appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4… Keep Reading


Keeping it clean

Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 held its summer roadside cleanup on Saturday. Scouts and their parents cleaned the 1.5-mile stretch on Hughes Road, from Bunker Road to Fabyan Parkway. Elburn Troop 7 cleans the area three times each year. Among the different groups throughout the stretch of road included Jackson Marler (from left), 11, of… Keep Reading


Photos: Your wish is granted

The sixth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative community summer theatre production, “Big the Musical,” opened last weekend at the Kaneland High School auditorium. The musical is based on the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Produced by Diane McFarlin and Maria Dripps-Paulson, and directed by Doug Orlyk, with musical direction by Brandon Staker, the production is… Keep Reading

Kaneland Superintendent Dec 2014-5

Meet the new boss

Dr. Todd Leden takes over as Kaneland superintendent by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland as of July 1 has a new district superintendent: Dr. Todd Leden. Leden, a Geneva resident, was hired last December at the conclusion of a months-long search. His base salary is $175,000, according to his contract with the district. Leden said he’s used… Keep Reading


Rich Harvest ramps up for Western Amateur

Photo: Kyle Jones, 2015 Western Amateur competitor. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—A second large-scale national tournament will tee off at Rich Harvest Farms later this summer. After last month’s Palmer Cup, the Sugar Grove golf club will host the Western Golf Association’s 2015 Western Amatuer Aug. 3-8. Beginning in 1899, the tournament has been a launching… Keep Reading


Photos: Giving back before the game

The Kaneland High School baseball team helped unload the monthly food drop from the Northern Illinois Food Bank to the Elburn Food Pantry on July 9. The team showed up at 8 a.m. and was able to finish the job before heading out to a game in St Charles later that morning. Photo submitted by… Keep Reading


Upcoming Girl Scout camp sessions

BIG ROCK—It’s not too late to give your daughter a great summer at Girl Scout camp! Girls don’t have to be Girl Scouts to attend, and Camp Dean resident camp is open to all girls in grades first through seventh. Upcoming sessions include Pontyails on July 29–31 and Aug. 5–7. During this three-day camp, future… Keep Reading


Kane County Sheriff’s National Night Out

ST. CHARLES—Kane County Sheriff’s Department will host a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Route 38 and Peck Road, St. Charles. Attendees can participate in tours of the shooting range and inmate block cell. Children in attendance will have an opportunity to see a… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place on Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. The work will involve pulling and cutting invasive plants. Be prepared for mosquitos and poison ivy by wearing long pants and long sleeves and bringing gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break.… Keep Reading


‘Sethtastic’ scavenger hunt July 25

ELBURN—A “Sethtastic” Scavenger Hunt will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 8 a.m., and conclude Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m., at Elburn Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St.,Elburn. This year’s Sethtastic Scavenger Hunt will challenge all ages to try something new and travel to places unknown; it will encourage them to do something good… Keep Reading


Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse event July 25

GENEVA—A Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse event will take place Saturday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, Route 31 and Batavia Avenue, Geneva. The event will include a 5K run/walk, DJ, vendor fair, resources for substance abuse help, speakers, food, raffles, silent auction, professional face painter, Zumba, a… Keep Reading

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