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Sugar Grove

A citizen like no other

Photo: Sandy Bohler displays the Citizen of the Year award, which was awarded posthumously to her husband Bob. Photo by Julie Walker Former village trustee Bohler posthumously receives 2015 Citizen of the Year Award by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—In an emotional display during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil’s opening ceremony on Friday evening, the late… Keep Reading

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An honor 40 years in the making

Photos: Vietnam veterans were honored during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil opening ceremony on Friday evening. Many shared some of their experiences returning home from Vietnam. Photos by Julie Walker Sugar Grove Corn Boil honors Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war’s conclusion by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—With the joyful sound of a carnival in… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Corn, games and fun o’ plenty

Sugar Grove community enjoys 2015 Corn Boil SUGAR GROVE—The annual three-day Sugar Grove Corn Boil festival provided lots of food, bands and fun last weekend for the many people who traveled from the Kaneland area and beyond to visit Sugar Grove’s Volunteer Park. Saturday turned out to be a sweltering day, and not all went… Keep Reading

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A Hogwarts-size happy birthday

Sugar Grove Public Library to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday Aug. 1 by Chris Walker SUGAR GROVE—It may be hard to believe, but Harry Potter is now in his mid-30s. The amazing wizard who won over millions of tweens in a series of seven fantasy novels by J.K. Rowling turns 35 on Friday, July 31, and… Keep Reading

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Corn Boil 5K: And they’re off!

Sugar Grove resident and Kaneland senior Sean Spaetzel was the 2015 Corn Boil 5K champion, completing the course in 18 minutes, 11.9 seconds, winning by over 42 seconds. Stacy Aloisio of Naperville, Ill., was the overall female winner in 21:19.3. Overall, there were 215 runners and walkers in this year’s 5K, including 97 residents from… Keep Reading

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2015 Western Amateur

SUGAR GROVE—There is just one week to go until the best amateur golfers converge on Sugar Grove for a shot at the prestigious Western Amateur Championship Trophy. The likes of Tiger Woods (‘94), Jack Nicklaus (‘61), Phil Mickelson (‘91) and Ben Crenshaw (‘64) are just a few of the noteworthy past champions over the tournament’s… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Round and round

“It’s going like most construction projects. There have been some delays with the rain. Landscaping should go in next week, and the final step is street lights. It will be open for local traffic just like it was for the Palmer Cup (last month).” Tony Speciale Director Sugar Grove Public Works Sugar Grove board discusses… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee offers free office software certificate

SUGAR GROVE—Community residents can learn popular Microsoft Office software and earn college credit tuition-free, thanks to a new grant-funded program at Waubonsee Community College. To qualify, students must take the appropriate placements tests. Preference will be given to those individuals with no prior college credit. They must also attend a free information session from 9… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove Library Board appoints Ekker as trustee

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board on July 7 appointed Kim Ekker to the position of trustee. The Library Board interviewed several candidates before appointing Ekker to an open trustee position, Sugar Grove Library Director Shannon Halikias said. “Kim will serve a two-year term as an appointed trustee and will have her name on the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

As luck would have it

The Sugar Grove Historical Society held a potluck picnic on Monday at Bliss House, located at 259 Main St. in Sugar Grove. The group holds annual meetings from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. The group is currently performing research on the Keck and West families. Bliss House is open… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

IDOT to host public meeting for I-88, Route 47 interchange

SUGAR GROVE—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host a public informational meeting regarding the I-88/Route 47 interchange on Wednesday, July 29, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Academic and Professional Center Event Room at Waubonsee Community College, Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove. Attendees will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Just Between Friends

Sugar Grove resident Mary Ochsenschlager offers Dean Campbell some yogurt at the Between Friends Food Pantry July 16. Dan Hyatt gets the apples ready for the clients. Volunteers Joe and Pat Curtis stock the shelves with pickles. Volunteers Joe Kryszak and Campbell check out some of the many vegetables. The Between Friends Food Pantry is… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Waubonsee art exhibit examines digital environment

SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Art Department is currently hosting a group show, “Zoom Out: Reflecting on the Digital Environment,” now through July 26. Displayed in the Arrowhead Room gallery in Dickson Center on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday,… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

A lot o’ gelato

Gelato is now available at Java Plus at The Book Nook. Eight flavors are available, from sea salt caramel, pistachio, vanilla bean, chocolate plu and more. Two new sorbets have also been added to the menu. Java Plus is located inside the Sugar Grove Public Library. Ed and Pat Sweeney of Sugar Grove enjoy scoops… Keep Reading

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In it together

Friends, community come together for resident recently hit by car SUGAR GROVE—The term “one of a kind” tends to come up whenever the topic involves Sugar Grove resident Courtney Adams. Always kind and caring, Adams’ friends and the Sugar Grove community agree that it is a pleasure to know her. “I actually just moved in… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

They were soldiers

Corn Boil 2015 opening ceremony to include Vietnam War veteran tribute by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—This year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil opening ceremony will feature a tribute to those who fought in one of this country’s longest armed conflicts, the Vietnam War. The war officially ended in April 1975, and to commemorate the end of… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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