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Elburn’s Fire District remains intact

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Photo: Fox River Fire/Rescue Chief Greg Benson (right) speaks to those in attendance at an informational meeting on Oct. 29 at Fox River Station No. 1 in Wasco. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to residents, like Vince Kelley (below), who live in the petition area regarding the Referendum to Disconnect and…

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Kaneland grad publishes sequel to ‘The Reporter’

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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.—Pete Gallanis’ second book didn’t take long to write, but there’s a good reason for that. The two books were originally one. “I wrote ‘The Reporter’ as one book, but the publisher said it was too long, so I just divided it into two books,” Gallanis said. Gallanis, a 1980 Kaneland High School…

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Fire District disconnection issue heats up

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ELBURN—Signs for and against disconnection from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District can be seen throughout the area, especially in the territory where residents will soon make that choice. Last summer, 128 residents from the area, bordered by LaFox Road to the east, Anderson Road to the west, Campton Hills Road to the south…

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Youth sports to benefit from Forest Preserve purchase

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BLACKBERRY TWP.—Thanks to the Kane County Forest Preserve, Elburn and Kaneland community sports teams will have an expanded field for softball and baseball, soccer, football and lacrosse. Kane County Board District 18 Representative Drew Frasz attended last week’s Blackberry Township meeting to announce the purchase. The land, originally owned by the Gum family, was sold…

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Former pastor’s wife charged with attempted murder

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MONTGOMERY—Pamela J. Christensen, 47, of Montgomery, has been charged with six counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated unlawful restraint, stemming from an incident that took place in late September. A Montgomery Police press release states that police responded to a home in the 2300 block…

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Dancers against cancer

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Photo: Dreams Dance Academy in La Fox this month will offer a cancer fundraiser raffle to coincide with October’s standing as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All academy visitors are invited to purchase raffle tickets for one of several gift baskets available, donate loose change in the school’s collection jar, and recognize loved ones affected by…

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Community plans fundraiser event for Holmes Hughes

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SUGAR GROVE—Friends of Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director, will host a Halloween “Fund-Fair” on Nov. 2 to raise money for the Hughes family. The event is one more opportunity for children to don their Halloween costumes and have some fun. It’s also an opportunity for community members to help raise money for…

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Elburn passes resolution opposing Fire District disconnection

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Fox River Fire District reps attend meeting to object ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed a resolution opposing the disconnection of a portion of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD), despite objection from Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District representatives in attendance. A referendum question that asks whether the territory in…

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‘Purple Store’ collecting funds, goods for Hughes

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KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is currently collecting funds and goods for Beverly Holmes Hughes and her family. Hughes was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor, last summer. Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill knows Beverly personally and wants to help her and her family during this time. Hughes…

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Elburn welcomes Station No. 3

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The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Wednesday opened it’s Fire Station No. 3 in Lily Lake. The station is functional 24 hours a day and features an advanced life support (ALS) engine, which means the station is equipped to handle both fire emergencies and medical needs. According to the Elburn and Countryside Fire…

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Photos: Training day

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The grand opening ceremony for the Kane County Regional Training Center in St. Charles was held Sept. 25. Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen and retired lieutenant Ronald Grommas welcomed guests and led them on a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility. Undersheriff Pat Gengler (right) explains how the firearm training…

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Hultgren votes to counter Islamic State group with military training

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently supported H. J. Res. 124, a continuing resolution to fund the government at its current levels for three months, which includes an amendment to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, and sustainment, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition as they struggle against the Islamic State and…

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Photos: Cop’s best friend

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The Spirit of Blue Foundation and the Planet Dog Foundation donated $10,000 to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Monday. The funds will be used to replace the soon-to-be-retired K9 Gino, who was rewarded with his favorite tug toy after sniffing out the planted handgun outside the Sheriff’s Office. Gino is a male German Shepherd who…

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Perez seeking nominations for 2014 Citizen of the Year award

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KANE COUNTY—Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award. Sheriff Perez encourages members of the community to recognize those among them who demonstrate the spirit of selfless giving. Anyone wishing to nominate someone should send their nominations via email to ArdelanJanet@co.kane.il.us or by mail…

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In the company of family, friends

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Community rallies around Hughes SUGAR GROVE—Everyone’s life ends at some point, but hearing a doctor say it is hard to handle, said Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director. Hughes has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an aggressive brain tumor with a dire prognosis. It’s especially hard for Hughes to handle because she is the…

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Saying goodbye to Conley Farm

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For over 15 years, the Conley family, Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services have partnered to purchase, develop and maintain the Conley Farm in Kaneville. The farm has seen countless visitors to its Children’s Prayer Garden, grief events, weddings and family celebrations. It has been a place of healing, hope and celebration. As…

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Tennessee-based company acquires Hintzsche Fertilizer

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TROXEL—Hintzsche Fertilizer Inc., a second-generation, family-owned business established in 1962, has reached an agreement to sell its agronomy business, including subsidiaries Burroughs Ag Services and Walter Seed and Fertilizer, to Helena Chemical Company, based in Collierville, Tenn. A press release from Hintzsche states: “After many thoughtful discussions by the ownership regarding how to perpetuate the…

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Lauzen addresses Elburn Chamber

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Photo: Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen (right) and Elburn Village President Dave Anderson share a laugh prior to Lauzen’s State of the County address on Sept. 4. Photo by Susan O’Neill Kane County Chairman issues State of the County address ELBURN—Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen took an opportunity at the Sept. 4 Elburn…

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