All posts by Lynn Meredith

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  • Stoffa escorts families of fallen firefighters

    Stoffa escorts families of fallen firefighters ELBURN—For the fourth year in a row, retired Elburn and Countryside Firefighter Lt. Mike Stoffa will escort the family of a fallen firefighter at the National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial weekend.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Annexation hearing closed

    ELBURN—After hearing a final comment and letter from supporters of the Elburn Station plan, the Elburn Village Board on Tuesday voted to close the public hearing that has been open since May.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Anderson seeks re-election

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Board President Dave Anderson recently announced that he will run for re-election in 2013.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Small-town festival, big-time entertainment

    Maple Park—Started in 1998, Maple Park Fun Fest features three days of bands, crafters, vendors, a toilet bowl race and a 5K fun run, all taking place over Labor Day weekend and culminating in a fireworks display.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Titleholders retire

    Passing down the commode to a new generation Maple Park—The combined forces of three women decorating a toilet bowl to win Best in Show in the eighth annual Toilet Bowl Race for the last several years.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Ready for a Romp

    Event welcomes runners, walkers Maple Park—Maple Parkers like competitions, but they also like their fun. The Romp in the Park, which features a two-mile walk and a 5K run, combines them both.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Casual fun gets official

    Fun Fest hosts inaugural bags tournament Maple Park—Tammy Mocedy, her husband and their friends always spent time at the Mocedy's house playing a triathalon of games after the Maple Park Fun Fest’s Romp in the Park and before...

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Residents speak: Elburn Station public hearing remains open

    ELBURN—With a village trustee absent again this week, the Elburn Village Board on Monday agreed to keep the Elburn Station public hearing open until all members are present.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • They serve

    Lions Club: a presence in the community since 1929 Elburn—The Elburn Lions Club has hosted the annual Elburn Days celebration since 1930. The first-ever Elburn Days, however, was billed as the “Elburn Road Celebration and Fall Festival,” and...

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • Community stage provides outlet for young talent

    Elburn—Judi Day is a volunteer who wears two hats when Elburn Days rolls around.

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • No vote yet

    Elburn Station annexation hearing remains open ELBURN—There's still time to make your voice heard concerning the Elburn Station annexation agreement with ShoDeen.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Ministry of presence

    Father Seigel welcomed to St. Gall ELBURN—The Rev. Timothy Seigel says that a church at its very core is all about presence.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • Drought’s effect on corn not yet known

    ELBURN—With this season’s lack of rainfall, lawns aren’t the only plant life that is being stressed. One look at the surrounding corn fields, and you will see stalks that are significantly shorter than usual and displaying spikey...

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Elburn owner renovates downtown Batavia bar

    BATAVIA—Elburn resident Mark Hogan knows the right time and the right place when he sees it: he's been doing it in the restaurant business for years.

    • Posted July 21, 2012
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  • Light years ahead

    WCC graduates first solar energy technologies class SUGAR GROVE—With fuel costs rising, it's comforting to know that the cost of one form of energy is actually going down.

    • Posted July 21, 2012
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  • Public speaks at annexation hearing

    ELBURN—A small crowd at the Elburn Village Board meeting on Monday voiced their concerns about the annexation and planned development agreement between the village and Elburn Station.

    • Posted July 20, 2012
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  • Don’t ‘bee’ left out

    Attend the Senior Spelling Bee SUGAR GROVE—Can you spell “palindrome?” How about “minuscule?” If these are a cinch and you're 50 years of age or older, you can show off your spelling skills at the third annual Senior...

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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  • Water, sewer fees get fresh look

    New engineering firm proposes fee changes, ShoDeen raises concern ELBURN—A representative from a developer of a proposed plan that would double Elburn’s population raised concerns Monday after village officials heard a presentation that recommended the village raise water...

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • Public comment on Elburn Station development remains open

    ELBURN—The public hearing on whether or not to annex the Sho-Deen development into the village of Elburn has been open since May 27.

    • Posted July 5, 2012
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  • County preserves ‘Rustic Roads’

    Program retains area's agricultural roots ELBURN—Take a turn down Pouley Road, between Keslinger and Hughes roads, and you'll get a sense of rural Elburn before the train and the subdivisions arrived in town.

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Father Ganss of St. Gall’s to retire

    ELBURN—Father Karl Ganss will retire after nine years at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Elburn, and after a career of 44 years in the priesthood that spanned both education and ministry.

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • Charting the course for Elburn

    ELBURN—In the first phase of a year-long project to update Elburn's Comprehensive Plan, Elburn business owners, Kaneland high school students, Elburn service providers and key people in the community all participated in workshops designed to elicit feedback...

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • Moving forward

    Elburn/Kaneland IGA approved as board president breaks tied vote ELBURN—Village Board President Dave Anderson on Monday broke the tie and carried the motion for Elburn to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Summer Bluegrass Festival to support Farmer-Veteran Coalition

    ELBURN—Building a green economy and assisting veterans as they find new careers and a way to heal ... a tall order, but that's what the Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) aims to do.

    • Posted June 2, 2012
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  • SG resident lives up to Conley Angel Award

    SUGAR GROVE—In 2011, Willy King was presented with an Angel Award by Conley Outreach for his service as a volunteer. He has lived up to that title all of his life.

    • Posted June 1, 2012
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  • Throwing his hat into the ring

    Elburn man launches line of low-impact headgear ELBURN—During his many years of working underneath heavy equipment and being conscious of trying not to hit his head, Mark Maxwell began to conceive of headgear that would not only protect...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • A job well done

    50-year veteran of Maple Park Fire Department retires MAPLE PARK—In March 1962, 22-year old Art Maercker joined the volunteer fire department in his hometown because it interested him and because he wanted to do one thing “halfway right,”...

    • Posted May 25, 2012
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  • From challenging beginnings to a forever home: horses find their field of dreams

    BATAVIA—When Willy, a 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Field of Dreams (FOD) Horse Rescue nine months ago, he was severely emaciated with a dull, patchy hair coat. He had been left in an outdoor paddock all by...

    • Posted March 25, 2012
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  • Pay as you ‘Go Metra’

    ELBURN—Regular Metra riders will now have new prices and new payment options for your commute.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan consultant approved for hire

    ELBURN—Images, Inc. has been selected by the Elburn Village Board to work on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, paid for by a $100,000 grant.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Elburn Village Board looks at budget

    ELBURN—With expenditures still outweighing income on the first draft of the 2012-13 budget, the Elburn Village Board looked for ideas of what to cut and what to keep at its meeting on Monday.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • All the right moves under my belt: Learning Self Defense

    MAPLE PARK—On Saturday morning in the Maple Park Community Center gym, I stood in a circle with 35 other women as retired police officer and self-defense prevention specialist Tom Scott called out, “Who has the right to...

    • Posted March 18, 2012
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