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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

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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


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: 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


‘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

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Chess camp at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—A three-session chess camp will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 27, 29 and 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library The camp is open to students and adults in the Fox Valley. Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early at the library. No… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How… Keep Reading


Looking sharp

A pair of sandhill cranes were spotted on Kenmar Drive in Elburn on Sunday. Numerous pairs of sandhill cranes migrate into Kane County each spring to nest and raise their chicks. The average height of an adult is 3-5 feet, with a weight of 6.5-14 pounds and a wingspan of 5-6 feet. Keep Reading


July 16 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Elburn • Ascencion Maldonald, 45, of the 12N000 block of Hilltop Road, Elgin, was charged at 4:47 p.m. on July 9 for speeding (38 mph in a 25 mph zone)… Keep Reading


Golf courses say ‘rain rain, go away!’

Rain dampens links in June ELBURN, SUGAR GROVE—According to the National Weather Service, the Kaneland area received 11.31 inches of rain in June—nearly 7 inches above normal. Indoors, many area low-standing homes and lots of basements have suffered flooding. Outdoors, it’s had a big effect on local golf courses. “When it rains on the weekends,… Keep Reading

Teen Masters 2015

Cummins vies for national title

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an incoming freshman at Kaneland High School, will be among more than 3,000 young strikers competing in the 2015 Junior Gold Bowling Championships next week in Chicago. The tournament is a national event held annually for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. Entrants earn the right to participate… Keep Reading


Form meets function in new Elburn Fire Station

Facility scheduled for October completion ELBURN—Form will meet function in the new station under construction by the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD). The department is not just building a more efficient fire station; it is building a training facility, museum, and space for public meetings and education. The 39,000-square-foot building solves many of… Keep Reading


Fly like an Eagle Scout

Thad Thompson, a Life Scout from Troop 7 of Elburn, recently collected donations for his upcoming Eagle Scout Project from local businesses such as The Corner Grind, Elburn McDonald’s, Walgreens and Jewel. The project is a music recital that will take place on Saturday, July 11, at Greenfield of Geneva, an assisted living facility. The… Keep Reading


Live aid

Elburn, Geneva residents transform bar into music venue Wasco—For music enthusiast and patron Dr. Steve Holtsfeld of Geneva, turning Old Towne Pub in Wasco into a live music venue was one idea he could not shake. Although Holtsfeld claims he cannot carry a tune in a bucket, his long appreciation of music and festivals helped… Keep Reading


Hold that thought

Village takes step back on Forest Preserve purchase of Patten property ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday took a step back regarding a decision to give the Kane County Forest Preserve District permission to purchase property within the village on Route 47. The Village Board was slated to vote on an intergovernmental agreement between Elburn… Keep Reading


Village seeks solutions after June 18 Metra parking issue

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board member Jeff Walter wants the village to learn from the parking situation at the Elburn Metra station parking lot in the aftermath of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship celebration on June 18. Walter brought up the topic at Monday’s Village Board meeting. The parking lot was beyond its capacity on the… Keep Reading

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Davis participates in National Columbia Junior Show

FAIRMONT, MINN.—Morgan Davis (right) of Elburn was among 28 exhibitors from across the country to participate in the 2015 National Columbia Junior Show in Fairmont, Minn. This was Davis’ first year participating in the Junior Show, and she showed a spring ram lamb of her family’s, as well as her own spring ewe lamb, which… Keep Reading

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