All posts by John DiDonna
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
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
On Saturday, Rich and Nancy Miller were presented with the "Friends of the Program" award from the Kaneland basketball program.
- Posted February 6, 2013
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
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
Photos: Christmas in Kaneville
Riders (right) return from a tour of the town during the Kaneville Christmas celebration.
- Posted December 7, 2012
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
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
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
Photos: Honoring our Veterans
On Wednesday, Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School held a veterans celebration and flag raising.
- Posted November 8, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sergeant Buzz Hodges of the Maple Park Police Department hands Zack Gould, 13, an unloaded weapon to examine.
- Posted January 6, 2012
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
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
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
‘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
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