by Martha Quetsch
Program offers village deals on equipment
The village of Elburn this year will participate in the State of Illinois Federal Surplus Property Program, through which it may bid on low-cost, surplus equipment.
Elburn Police Chief Jim Linane said items the village hopes to obtain include color copy machines, computers and all-terrain vehicles.
The program offers a variety of surplus property at approximately 5 to 25 percent of the original value.
Participation requires that the village use the surplus property only in an authorized program and not sell, loan, trade or tear down the property without written consent from the state.
March 1 declared Boy Scout Troop 7 Commemoration Day
Sunday, March 1, will be Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7′s 85th Anniversary Commemoration Day, the Elburn Village Board proclaimed Tuesday.
Founded in October 1924, Troop 7 since has had more than 65 Scouts who achieved Eagle Scout status. The troop’s first Scoutmaster was Dr. John M. Turnbull, an Elburn chiropractor.
The proclamation states that the Elburn Herald, in 1924, declared Troop 7 to be both â€œcreditable and peppy,â€ which it remains today, Village President Jim Willey said.