All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • New director’s goal: Attract more people to library

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Library has a new look, new offerings and a new director. Kim Martin became the library's head June 1, and since then has overseen a reorganization of the library designed to make it more...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • 7/23 Elburn notes

    Shop’s sidewalk sign may be posted at 6 a.m.; Wastewater pumps replaced, payment authorized

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Get up and dance!

    The soothing sound and syncopation of steel pan music is intoxicating, said Waubonsee Community College Steel Drum Band coordinator Gibby Monokoski.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is considering two different budget proposals prepared by village staff, both with expenses that are greater than revenues.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Money sought for $30 million road extension, overpass construction

    ELBURN—Kane County transportation officials want the Anderson Road extension and railway overpass project built in 2011 and 2012 but cannot meet that goal unless funding for the $30 million construction project becomes available.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Two crashes on Route 38, one fatal

    Elburn—Two collisions occurred within two days on Route 38, one resulting in the death of a Batavia man. At 5:16 p.m. July 12, Elburn and Countryside firefighters happened upon a crash at the intersection of Route 38...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • In Marianne’s memory

    Pastor Mark Meyer (far left) of Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park, gave a blessing during a ceremony Tuesday at the Civic Center dedicating a new picnic table to Marianne Delaney, on the first anniversary of...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Elburn widow: ‘We’re truly blessed’

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Michael Kovach died unexpectedly on April 27 at the age of 39, leaving behind his wife, Kathy, and their four young children.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • New policy: Staff not required at board meetings

    MAPLE PARK—Under a new policy for the village of Maple Park, village employees are not obligated to attend Village Board meetings.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • First SummerFest July 18 at Community Center

    Elburn chiropractor David Foss believes the village needs another outdoor community event, especially because the 2009 Day in the Park was cancelled. So he decided to hold SummerFest at Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Saturday, July...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • What’s new at Corn Boil?

    The 2009 Corn Boil will host a band on Sunday, unlike in previous years. That is one of a few new features at the festival this summer, which include an appearance by Miss Northern Illinois and a...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Younger Hastert wants new generation of Republicans to show themselves

    ELBURN—The name “Hastert” is familiar to most local residents, as the last name of the Congressman who served District 14 for two decades.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • New committees can’t start without ordinance

    MAPLE PARK—New village committees that Maple Park President Kathy Curtis formed after being elected in April cannot begin meeting until the Village Board approves an ordinance allowing for government structure change.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Train-whistle blares won’t subside until at least August

    ELBURN—Elburn residents throughout the village will continue to hear train whistles blaring regularly for up to six more weeks, since alternate safety devices—wayside horns—were not installed at the end of June as Elburn had expected.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Ready to roll

    Makenna Sikon, 6, was among more than 50 children who decked themselves and their bikes out in red, white and blue for a bike parade on July 4 in the Prairie Valley area of Elburn.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Walgreens will be 2nd drug store for Elburn

    ELBURN—The new Walgreens in Elburn will open at the northeast corner of routes 38 and 47 sometime in August or September, company spokesman Robert Elfinger said.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Stimulus money sought for public works project

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park village officials hope to obtain federal stimulus money for a future water main replacement project in the village. However, they are not optimistic about their chances, so they have a backup plan.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Starting from scratch

    Maple Park—Maple Park village trustee Debra Armstrong, in charge of the search for a new police chief, said the village is starting from scratch in this endeavor.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • Trustees say public works staffing a budget priority

    Elburn—Before the Elburn Village Board passes a new annual budget later this month, trustee Jeff Walter wants to make sure it allocates money for more public works department employees.

    • Posted July 3, 2009
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  • Controversial psychic fair peaceful

    Elburn—A psychic fair on Saturday that faced opposition in Elburn was a peaceful event, according to all those involved, include protesters, participants, patrons and police.

    • Posted July 2, 2009
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  • Fearing for the future

    REGIONAL—Local families with developmentally disabled children will be among those whose lives will be drastically affected if the state slashes social services funding to reduce its budget deficit.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Noise level in village expected to drop in July

    ELBURN—Wayside horn installation is expected to begin at Elburn’s two downtown freight train crossings Monday, June 29, village officials said.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Psychic fair faces opposition in Elburn

    ELBURN—Some village residents, including a minister, are disturbed about an event that will bring psychics and mediums to the Elburn & Countryside Community Center Saturday, saying its focus is dangerous.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • System will ‘blast’ households about important MP events

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park officials want to keep residents aware of what is happening in the village, from special events to disasters.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Public works director wants more staff, other new expenditures

    Nevenhoven presented the Public Works Committee on Monday with a list of new items he recommended the board include in the next budget.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Community center receives great day of service

    ELBURN—When Christ Community Church members asked whether they could send a team to fix up the Elburn & Countyside Community Center on the congregation's Great Day of Serving, Center Board member Jack Hansen welcomed the offer.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Village establishes a second Class A liquor license

    The Elburn Village Board established a second Class A liquor license Monday following Kevin Schmidt's recent application for that type of license for a bar at 107 N. Main St.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Well’s barium removal device to be replaced

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will replace the radium and barium removal device from one of its wastewater treatment plant wells next week at a cost of $66,640.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Commuters may pay for parking with debit cards; Morris firm will conduct annual audit

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Elburn police blotter 6-18

    The following reports were obtained from the local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Houtz’ 75th Anniversary

    R.F. Houtz owners Rob Houtz (pictured) and his son-in-law Skip Mennerick, hosted their Elburn business' 75th anniversary June 13, in Keystone Park on North Street, where the company moved last fall.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • MP man arrested for threat against police

    A Maple Park man arrested for threatening to shoot and dismember a police officer is being held in the Kane County Jail on $300,000 bail.

    • Posted June 13, 2009
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