All posts by John DiDonna

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  • Wireless Zone comes to Elburn

    A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday to officially welcome the new Wireless Zone Corporate store in Elburn.

    • Posted February 22, 2013
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  • Photos: Sunday morning pancakes

    The Maple Park Lions Club hosted a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning at the American Legion Hall. Proceeds from the event went to support the Maple Park community.

    • Posted February 15, 2013
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  • Super Fans

    On Saturday, Rich and Nancy Miller were presented with the "Friends of the Program" award from the Kaneland basketball program.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Photos: That’ll do it—Wise retires

    Bud Wise (back row, right) and his co-workers enjoy his retirement party on Dec. 19 at Hogan/Walker John Deere in Elburn. Wise worked at Jewel for 38 years and has been with John Deere since 1996. The...

    • Posted January 26, 2013
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  • Christmas and Creative Beginnings

    Students from Creative Beginnings Preschool (right) at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center sang Christmas songs for their parents and other guests on Dec. 19 in the gymnasium.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Photos: Christmas in Kaneville

    Riders (right) return from a tour of the town during the Kaneville Christmas celebration.

    • Posted December 7, 2012
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  • Photos: Scoring some spaghetti

    The Kaneland boys basketball program held it's fourth annual spaghetti dinner on Nov. 15 at the high school cafeteria.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • A ‘lil leaf clean-up fun

    Mary, 3, Joseph, 2 and Loretta Rigitano "help" their parents clean up leaves on a blustery day recently in the front of their home in Elburn.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Scary good read

    At John Stewart Elementary School, Mrs. Reilley's fourth-grade class completed book reports on Bluestem Award winning books and created pumpkin characters to match their reports.

    • Posted November 9, 2012
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  • Photos: Honoring our Veterans

    On Wednesday, Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School held a veterans celebration and flag raising.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Photo: Poppin’ fund

    In spite of the rough weather, Elburn Cub Scouts from Pack 107 were out in front of Ream’s Market on Oct. 14 selling their popcorn to support the Scouts.

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • Photos: Christmas in October

    DuKane Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education) of Illinois hosted its 26th Annual Toy & Food Run Sunday.

    • Posted October 20, 2012
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  • Maple Park mayhem

    The Maple Park Fire Department held its annual dance/raffle at the Maple Park Fire Station on Saturday evening. Line dancing was a big hit throughout the night.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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  • Kids help out

    Mia, Katherine, Sarah, Matthew, Josh and Ty (left to right) are students at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. They are helping to promote the annual John Stewart Fall and Winter Clothing and Toy Sale.

    • Posted October 1, 2012
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  • Meet-and-greet sessions

    The 11th annual Working for the Fox Valley Job Fair took place on Friday in the Academic and Professional Center of Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • All together now!

    Kaneland High School held its Freshmen Class Orientation Day on Tuesday. Besides getting acquainted with the school, the class participated in outdoor games designed to teach trust and working together.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Family fun in Maple Park

    Maple Park held its Family Fun Night on June 27 in the Maple Park and Countryside Fire Department parking lot.

    • Posted July 6, 2012
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  • Magical time at Elburn library

    Mr. E (Rob Erdmann) performs magic for kids at Elburn's Town and Country Public Library on Monday evening.

    • Posted June 29, 2012
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  • 2012 T-ball a ‘hit’

    The last T-ball game was played in Maple Park on June 16 with the Elburn Super Stars facing the Maple Park Catering Gourmets.

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Round ‘em up

    The Maple Park Police held their 2nd annual Bike Rodeo on June 2 at the Maple Park Fire Station.

    • Posted June 15, 2012
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  • A speedy opening at Jimmy John’s

    A ribbon cutting took place Tuesday at the new Jimmy John's, located at 472 N. Route 47 in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • On the right ‘track’-tor

    Tuesday, April 17, was "Take Your Tractor to School Day" at Kaneland High School. The FFA program is going to have a team of five students compete in Ag Mechanics at the University of Illinois on May...

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • Photo Gallery: 2012 Kaneland Fine Arts Festival

    The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival was held Sunday at Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Many crafters, artists and performers were on hand to entertain. The Mime Company (right) from Chicago perform a piece called "Skydiving."

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Bringing the food

    Curves in Elburn recently took part in the Curves 14th Annual Food Drive. They collected over 300 pounds of food.

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • And Five-0 makes it official

    A good crowd turned out to witness the ribbon cutting at Five-O Tattoo in downtown Elburn on Friday.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Photos: It all happens at the health fair

    Senior Kris Leeseberg demonstrates his kicking technique during the KHS Health Fair on Tuesday. Owner/Instructor Kimberly Cote from Midtown Martial Arts was on hand to teach students the health benefits of martial arts. Photo by John DiDonna

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Safety first

    Sergeant Buzz Hodges of the Maple Park Police Department hands Zack Gould, 13, an unloaded weapon to examine.

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • 100 Years, 100 Coats

    At a recent Girl Scout meeting, Isabella Ford of Sugar Grove got the idea to try and donate 100 coats to the annual Chicago Bears/ Jewel-Osco Coat Drive to help celebrate 100 years of scouting and to...

    • Posted November 24, 2011
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  • Photos: Salute to veterans

    Dominic LaSalle, 11, plays Taps during the close of the Veteran's Day ceremony at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 11.

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Dudzinski digging Wichita State

    On Nov. 9 at the Kaneland High School library, varsity volleyball player Katy Dudzinski officially signed to play for Wichita State next year.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • ‘Who ya gonna call?’

    The Lincoln Highway 4-H Club hosted the annual Halloween Parade on Monday at the Maple Park Civic Center. Gaven Hargrove (at right), 10, and Maddie McGrady, 9, pose as Frankenstein and his bride.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
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  • Same bat time …

    Danny Grotto, 4, has a close encounter with a live Egyptian Fruit Bat at the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday, Oct. 29.

    • Posted November 4, 2011
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