• Public invited to volunteer restoration workdays

    Join a Kane County Forest Preserve District volunteer steward at a workday this May and help preserve, protect and restore the natural resources of Kane County.

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  • Mother’s Day carriage ride offered at Blackberry Farm

    Blackberry Farm will feature horse-drawn carriage rides to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Garfield Farm sets rare breeds show

    Garfield Farm Museum will hold its annual Rare Breeds Livestock and Poultry Show and Sale on Sunday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • David Rickert named treasurer of the year

    At the April 28 meeting of the Illinois County Treasurer’s Association in Springfield, Ill., Kane County Treasurer David Rickert was named Zone IV Illinois County Treasurer of the Year.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Elburn Chamber offers pork chop fundraiser

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce asks residents to support the Day in the Park fireworks fund by purchasing pork chop dinners on Thursday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Stetzer Ave.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Letter: With apologies, and thanks, to the Kaneland School Board

    In the recent past, I wrote a letter to the editor about a cash flow problem at Kaneland School District 302.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Letter: Open letter to KYSO players, coaches and parents

    Due to the current epidemic of swine flu crossing America and as close as Aurora and Batavia, KYSO has taken a, hopefully, preventive measure in the passing of swine flu.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Letter: Thanks to Conley

    Heartfelt thanks to all who participated in the recent Conley Farm work day. We were overwhelmed by the number of friends, neighbors and colleagues that converged that morning, despite the overcast skies and drizzle.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Seek help to avoid foreclosure

    As in any recession, times are hard on everyone, but for some homeowners it may seem almost hopeless. From the loss of a job to higher living costs or the inability to refinance, they are starting to...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Keeping an eye on your health

    It's a fact: With age, our bodies deteriorate. Our eyes are no exception. In fact, most people over the age of 60 require some sort of assistance with reading glasses or bifocals.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Country Covenant Mother’s Day Worship

    Country Covenant Church and interim Pastor Paul Bischoff invite the public to a Mother's Day worship service led by the Lonesome Theologians on Sunday, May 10.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Calvary Episcopal hosts Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    Women are invited to the first annual Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove UMC invites public to dedication

    The public is invited to the dedication of a new open-air steel pavilion at the future site of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 4S633 Harter Road, on Sunday, May 17, at noon.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Evangelical Fellowship offers series May 10

    The "Storming the Gates of Hell" Sunday morning sermon series will run May 10 to June 21, about some physicians belief in demonic influence.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Evangelical Fellowship Mother’s Day plant sale

    Evangelical Fellowship Church's Mother's Day weekend plant sale is Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will be accepting donations of potted perennials on Thursday,...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Best Swine Flu preparedness starts with simple prevention practices

    According to the Centers for Disease Control in Washington, D.C., the single-most important thing people can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to wash their hands.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Buck receives scholarship

    Hope College student Jenna Buck of Elburn received the Joyce M. Morrison Voice Scholarship at the annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 23.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Bruckner, Engstrom to wed

    Susan Bruckner and Kevin Engstrom of Denver, Colo., are engaged to be married. The wedding ceremony will be June 19 at Blue Lake Ranch outside of Durango, Colo.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • June Elizabeth (Harris) Toft

    June Elizabeth (Harris) Toft, 87, of Maple Park, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Tuesday April 28, 2009. She was born in Chicago on May 3, 1921, to Thomas and...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • John F. Krbec

    John F. Krbec, 76, of Republic, entered eternal life Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2009, at Marquette General Hospital in the loving care of his family. He was born May 25, 1932, in Chicago, the son...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Michael Andrew Kovach

    Michael Andrew Kovach, 39, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2009. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, son, brother and friend to all. Words cannot express the love he had for his...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Jack Lee Keeney

    Jack Lee Keeney 75, of St. Charles, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at home with his loved ones at his side. He was born March 1, 1934, in Seattle, Wash., the son of Ronald and Marian (Foss)...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Paul M. Einwich

    Paul M. Einwich, 52, of Sycamore, passed away at his home in Montello, Wis., on April 30, 2009.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • 2009 Kaneland Prom Court

    Kenkel and Lubic voted Queen and King in "Big City, Bright Lights" Prom.

    • Posted May 4, 2009
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  • Man pleads guilty in sexual assault of Elburn girls

    A Wheaton man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two young girls in Elburn.

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • Police impersonator story a hoax

    The woman who claimed to be a victim of a robbery conducted by a man impersonating a police officer has confessed that the incident never took place.

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • C. Darwin Cooper

    C. Darwin Cooper, 80, of Campton Township, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, Saturday, May 16, 2009.

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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