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Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 and a host of other parade participants on a short trek from Elburn Lions Park to Blackberry Cemetery for the start of the Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony.

Photos: Memorial Day blessings

Photos from around our towns on Memorial Day. Photos by Natalie Juns, Lynn Logan and Patti Wilk Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 and a host of other parade participants on a short trek from Elburn Lions Park to Blackberry… Keep Reading

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Family seeks funds for autism service dog

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Jason Mann looks at his son Marshall and sees joy contagious to those who are around him. “Immediately, he’ll walk into a room and want to give people hugs and smile,” Jason said. “Like with the rest of us who are older in life, there’s no pessimism whatsoever. He’s still young… Keep Reading

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Corn Boil Committee offers two scholarships

SUGAR GROVE—Two $500 scholarships are being offered by the Sugar Grove Corn Boil committee to honor longtime Corn Boil officer and committee member Donna Marcus. One scholarship will go to a female, and one to a male. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, June 13. It will be presented to the winner at the Corn… Keep Reading

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Michels presents ‘new frontier’ with village address

Photo: Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels addressed attendees at “The New Frontier,” Sugar Grove State of the Village Address May 7 at Waubonsee Community College. Photo by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on May 7 gave his State of the Village Address, “The New Frontier,” at Waubonsee Community College in… Keep Reading

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Hultgren bringing office to 14th District constituents

Sugar Grove among selected locations WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that staff members from his Geneva office will be traveling throughout the 14th Congressional District during the month of May to meet with constituents. These meetings are on top of the many meetings he will hold with constituents during the district work… Keep Reading

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Photos: Yoga for youngsters

Peak for Kids presented Kristen Dresler, creator of Generation Strong and Confidence Workshop on May 4 at the Sugar Grove Community House. The girls, ages ranging from 8 to 12, learned basic yoga and feasted on a buffet of many healthy fruits. Sammy Dunne (right), 8, of Elburn, in “Seated Twist” yoga pose. Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove bids farewell to Chief Kunkel

Photo: Sugar Grove Fire Protection District Chief Marty Kunkel (right) poses with brother David, the assistant chief of the Aurora Twp. Fire Department. Photo by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department on April 30 held an open house retirement party for Chief Marty Kunkel. Members from all ranks of the Fire Department, as… Keep Reading

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Rawers honors veterans with Eagle Scout project

SUGAR GROVE—Philip Rawers, a Kaneland High School junior and a Troop 7 Senior Scout, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project the weekend of April 26. After reading about the Sugar Grove Veteran’s Park in the the Sugar Grove Informer, Rawers decided he wanted to help beautify and improve the park in honor of the veterans.… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove talks senior living development

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the details regarding construction of the senior living development that will be located on the north side of Galena Boulevard, just west of Division Drive. David Burg, Principal of PIRHL, was in attendance during the meeting to introduce their development company and explain the architectural design… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee recognized as Tree Campus USA for fourth straight year

SUGAR GROVE—For the fourth consecutive year, Waubonsee Community College has been recognized for its care of its campus canopy. The Arbor Day Foundation recently awarded Waubonsee its Tree Campus USA designation for 2013. The distinction comes through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA nationwide program. Launched in 2008 by the Foundation and Toyota, the… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Swimming with ‘sharks’

Sugar Grove couple’s trackless train scores investors on ABC show SUGAR GROVE—An appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” was just the ticket for Sugar Grove residents Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, who scored two billionaire investors for their trackless train amusement ride in an episode that aired April 11. The Sugar Grove pair appeared on the… Keep Reading

Elburn/Sugar Grove

Photos: Arbor Day activities

Local municipalities got into the Arbor Day spirit last weekend. Sugar Grove Library Treasurer/trustee Louise Coffman (below, left to right), village trustee Mari Johnson, Library Director Carol Dolin, library trustee Pat Graceffa and Public Works Director Anthony Speciale honor the holiday by planting a bonfire sugar maple tree on Friday at the Sugar Grove Public… Keep Reading

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Purple power

Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness event “Seize the Purple,” which took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School on Saturday. Havlin, a junior at… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove resident lands ‘Les Miserables’ role

SUGAR GROVE—Matthew Uzarraga is an 11-year-old fifth-grader who is home schooled by his mother, Estrellita. He’s also a professional actor. Uzarraga will play the role of Gavroche from “Les Miserables” at Drury Lane Theatre from now until June 8 on select dates. Opening day for the musical was last week. “(Matthew) is an amazing actor,”… Keep Reading


Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

Broader band

Village Board discusses potential fiber optic grant SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed an application for a grant to fund a fiber optic project. The competitive grant would allow the village to implement fiber optics from Kaneland Harter Middle School to John Shields Elementary School and also to Sugar Grove Village Hall,… Keep Reading

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Rodriguez named NACC Athlete of week for track and field

AURORA—Aurora University freshman Lisa Rodriguez of Sugar Grove was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Week. Rodriguez helped lead the Spartans to a second place finish at the Wheaton College Invitational April 5, winning the 200-meter dash (26.08 seconds), finishing third in the 100-meter (12.70) and participating… Keep Reading

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Photos: Ultimate competition

Rocky’s Dojo and Gym in Sugar Grove held a fighting event exhibition on March 29. A combination of kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, boxing, Muay Thai and modified mixed martial arts matches were on display. Romeoville, Ill., resident Odalis Loya (above), 18, wins her boxing match and is awarded a championship belt. Photos by Lynn Logan Ivan Rodriguez… Keep Reading

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Photos: Super Sunday

Over 115 Mothers and daughters gathered at the Sugar Grove Community House Sunday for a special event that empowered girls to be super, presented by PEAK for Kids. Special guest Amy Logan (right) read her best selling book “A Girl With A Cape” for the ladies, and followed with a book signing. Many local volunteers… Keep Reading

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