• 4-H show, auction promises to entertain

    The 4-H Club will sponsor its annual Saturday Livestock Judging at 8 a.m. and Sunday Livestock Auction at 1 p.m.

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  • Line up for the Elburn Days Parade

    The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

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  • Families gather at Community Stage

    The Community Stage is rapidly becoming a favorite at Elburn Days. Nestled under some large oak trees, the environment is fantastic.

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  • Donation requested to park the car

    In an effort to offset costs and to maintain the beautiful 25-acre park, this year the Lions will request a $2 per car donation.

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  • Diving in style

    Annual car drawing remains big-ticket draw leading up to festival This year the Elburn Lions Club will raffle off a new Chevy Camaro Convertible LT1 or $25,000, winner’s choice.

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  • Community Congregational Church food tent moves to parade site

    For as many years as can be remembered, the Elburn Community Congregational Church has had its food tent in the heart of Elburn Days.

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  • Battle of the Bands highlight 2011 Elburn Days

    You may think that the only musical entertainment takes place on the Main Stage at Elburn Days this year.

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  • Community stage brings plenty of variety

    It’s said variety is the spice of life. If that’s the case, it should be plenty spicy when it comes to the Elburn Days Community Stage for the 82nd annual Elburn Days event.

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  • Buy a calendar, enter a raffle

    This is the 16th year for the the annual jackpot calendar raffle. These calendars have become very popular to the local community.

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  • From small town to NFL star

    Don Beebe comes home to share his story ELBURN—This year’s multi-denominational church service during Elburn Days will feature a well-known local boy who made good.

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  • SG residents, taxing bodies take aim at proposed TIF District

    SUGAR GROVE—Tempers flared and tensions were high at times as between 150 and 175 members of the public attended the village's first public hearing regarding its proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.

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  • Decision’s impact continues

    SG Library Friends disband; public demands board's explanation for director firing SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Friends have decided to call it a day.

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  • Guest Editorial: Local youth make a difference while enjoying Elburn Days

    The Elburn Leo Club is a youth group of boys and girls ranging in age from 8 years to 18 years old who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

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  • Maple Park introduces TIF District to public

    Maple Park—The Maple Park Village Board held a special meeting on Tuesday to introduce the public to their proposed implementation of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.

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  • Not ready for publication

    After two years, village employee manual still work in progress ELBURN—After paying $5,000 to a consulting firm two years ago to come up with a workable employee manual, Elburn officials have decided it’s back to the drawing board.

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  • Photo gallery: Stop, drop and have FUN!

    Firefighters showed children trucks and an ambulance and they got to participate in an obstacle course as well as other activities. Firefighter Brad Reese (above) shows the kids the obstacle course at the fire safety event. Photos...

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  • Rep. Hatcher to host local traveling office hours

    YORKVILLE—To continue reaching out to citizens of the 50th District, state Rep. Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) has scheduled traveling office hours in communities including Elburn, Maple Park, North Aurora, Sugar Grove and Big Rock.

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  • Elburn native’s electric vehicle returns to town

    DIVERNON, Ill.—Illuminati Motor Works will display its 207 MPGe electric vehicle prototype (“Seven”) at the 82nd annual Elburn Days parade on Friday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.

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  • Elburn Lions Park August 2011 Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following people won $25, $50 and $500.

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  • Church news for Aug. 19

    A look through this week's church news and events.

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  • the Knights ahead: Kaneland looks to reach similar heights from a year ago

    Photo: Knights football works on getting back to the playoff promised land at the high school. A year ago the Knights had their best season since 1998. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland Knights football achieved such great heights...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • NIB-12 for Kaneland golf’s taking

    KANELAND—How does a golf squad repeat good fortune of a year ago, despite the loss of two intregral pieces? KHS coach Mark Meyer, in his sixth season, has some ideas.

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  • Soccer wishes to carry momentum from ‘10 season’s end

    KANELAND—While an 11-11-2 record from a year ago might not seem super impressive, the way Kaneland boys soccer went about arriving to that final mark was noteworthy.

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  • Tennis wants to recapture last season

    KANELAND—For the first time, Kaneland comes off a season a year ago in which it had a state presence. Kaneland also finished 8-6-1 in dual tussles, and finished second in the Northern Illinois Big XII East division.

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  • Volleyball plans to build on 2010 with returning core

    KANELAND—Could this be a lucky seventh for KHS volleyball coach Todd Weimer? After a 2010 season that featured a record of 19-14, wins over Geneva (first time since 1991) and Sycamore (road win for the first time since...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Girls XC looks to better health for success

    KANELAND—It's been ideal running weather in mid-August. Good enough for KHS coach Doug Ecker and the Lady Knights cross-country team to take advantage of.

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  • Boys XC curbing loss of 3 key parts

    On a mid-August day with creeping humidity, the Knights boys cross-country pack attacks practice in a business-like manner—like it’s part of the day’s task.

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  • 11U Baseball Tryouts

    Kaneland Knights 11U Baseball holds tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Sugar Grove Sports Complex from 4 to 6 p.m. A rain date is Saturday, Sept. 10.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Silver Stars hold tryouts

    KANELAND—Kaneland’s Silver Stars will hold tryouts on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in the East Gym at Kaneland High School.

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  • Kaneland Area Travel Baseball Tryouts

    MAPLE PARK—Open tryouts will be held for a newly formed 12U Travel baseball team.

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  • Letter: Thank you to friends and neighbors in Sugar Grove

    My deep appreciation to the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and all those who nominated me to receive the 2011 Citizen of the Year award. What a wonderful surprise.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Letter: A thank you to those who helped with Meredith Road fire

    On a behalf of the Maple Park and Countryside Fire Protection District, I would like to thank everyone who helped with the fire at 4N859 Meredith Road on Aug. 1.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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