All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Conley committed to helping people with grief

    Conley Funeral Home director Bruce Conley became involved in grief support in the late 1970s, carrying on a family tradition he realized was crucial.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Dental office receives grant, Elburn officials to be sworn in at Lions Park

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Willey steps down with kudos to Elburn

    Elburn has changed a lot since 1997, the year Jim Willey was elected to the first of his three consecutive terms as village president.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Learning curve set to begin

    For the newly elected Elburn village president and trustees, filling their positions will require more than just taking their seats.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Roder wins Dewey Dash

    Daniel Roder, 50, of Elgin was the overall winner in the 2009 Dewey Dash, held Sunday. 217 runners braved the rain and chilly temperatures—142 in the 5K and 75 in the 1-mile Youth Run.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • New deck store opens downtown

    A local deck installer has opened an Elburn showroom for people to see the materials and styles it offers for this outdoor home enhancement.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Village looks for leaks in sewer system

    Elburn public works staff and engineers continue to investigate how stormwater overwhelms the village's sanitary sewer system during heavy rains.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Elburn cadet spreads word about West Point

    West Point Cadet Nick Dieter of Elburn is among a select few students responsible for representing the military academy during visits to high schools nationwide.

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Anderson asks Elburn department heads to resign

    Elburn's Village President-elect Dave Anderson said Tuesday he asked the village's four department heads-the police chief, administrator, public works director and community development director-to resign.

    • Posted April 16, 2009
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  • Dewey Dash to help library buy computers

    Town and Country Public Library's fifth annual Dewey Dash 5K run and 1K walk on Sunday, April 19, will honor former Friends of the Library member Kim Urquizu, who passed away last year.

    • Posted April 16, 2009
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  • Arbor Day event to mark making trees count

    Elburn recently was named a Tree City USA for the 10th year in a row, an achievement the village will highlight during its Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, April 25.

    • Posted April 16, 2009
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  • Elburn voters pick Anderson

    Elburn voters elected the first new village president in more than 12 years on Tuesday, Dave Anderson. Anderson defeated his opponent, Village Trustee Patricia Romke, 666 to 167.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Village obtains lower price for wayside horns

    The price tag for wayside horns in Elburn went down when village officials negotiated a new contractor bid and persuaded railroad officials to waive an insurance requirement.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ to open at Steel Beam

    R. Aaron Thomann was a perfect choice to direct Steel Beam Theatre's latest production, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” for which the timing was just as ideal, said Donna Steele.

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Anderson, Romke vie for village president seat

    Elburn voters will elect the first new Village President in more than 12 years on April 7.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Elburn trustee candidates tout experience, insight

    Six residents are running for three seats on the Elburn Village Board April 7. Among them are two incumbents, Jeff Humm and Tom Burgholzer, Ken Anderson, who is a Planning Commissioner, and three newcomers, David Gualdoni, Jerry...

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Crime rate low in Elburn despite more calls for service

    In 2008, crime statistics for Elburn show that the village still is one of the safest communities in the nation, state and county, Police Chief Jim Linane reported.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Fire district candidates want to give back to community

    Two Elburn residents are running for one seat on the three-member Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Board. They are incumbent Tom Reynolds, a retired Amoco Oil manager, and Rich Herra, a former Elburn firefighter.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Pull-tab collectors help Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Carrie Petrie's 7-year-old granddaughter Abigail survived cancer as a baby. Now she and her family are giving back to those who helped them during their ordeal, and inspiring others to do the same.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • Convicted sex offender may be retried

    Thomas L. Maurer, of Elburn, convicted in 2004 of soliciting sex from a teenage girl, may be retried in Kane County Circuit Court, the 2nd District Illinois Appellate Court ruled March 12.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Blackberry Township assessor candidates cite experience

    Facing off April 7 in the Blackberry Township Assessor's race will be incumbent Uwe Rotter and Bonnie Wilcox, both of Elburn.

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • County, township officials support Elburn’s wayside horn project

    Elburn will not have to dip as far into its coffers as expected for the $300,000 wayside horn project to reduce train whistles in town. The reason is that the village will obtain partial funding from Blackberry...

    • Posted March 20, 2009
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  • Baseballs on Parade

    On parade—Cows in Chicago, Huskies in DeKalb, Adirondack chairs in St. Charles, bicycles in Geneva. What's next? Baseballs in Elburn.

    • Posted March 20, 2009
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  • Wayside horns could reduce train whistles by this summer

    Elburn must wait a few more months for the wayside horns that, for the most part, will rid the village of train whistles.

    • Posted March 13, 2009
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  • Village trashes residents’ garbage tickets

    Village officials will make Elburn's garbage ordinance more lenient and void all tickets received by residents in 2008 for violating it.

    • Posted March 13, 2009
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  • Village considers stricter rules for senior tax rebates

    Any Elburn senior citizen may request a 75 percent refund of last year's municipal utility taxes. But because some people may be mising misuse the program, village officials might tighten its rules.

    • Posted March 13, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    Theft; No valid driver’s license; Felony traffic arrest; DUI; Driving while license suspended; Criminal defacement of property

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Maintaining Mayberry

    Many Elburn residents wish their historic downtown was still as bustling as Mayberry. In response, locals have adopted strategies to make it happen.

    • Posted March 5, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter

    Warrant arrest; Underage drinking; DUI, illegal drug paraphernalia; DUI, no insurance

    • Posted March 5, 2009
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  • Dragons, swordfighting stuff of teen’s tale

    Not everyone can turn their fantasies into reality. But with creativity and determination, Kylen Pattermann of Elburn has.

    • Posted February 27, 2009
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  • Police propose $250 criminal user fee

    People arrested in Elburn for some crimes and whose vehicles are impounded might have to pay a criminal user fee in the future.

    • Posted February 27, 2009
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  • Villages seeking industry

    Local village officials agree that industry is just as important as retail and residential growth to the area's economy.

    • Posted February 27, 2009
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