All posts by Debbie Behrends

  • Sugar Grove trustee wants to honor Vietnam veterans

    SUGAR GROVE—The annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil typically kicks off with a parade, and event organizer Dave Paluch tries to create a theme or a historical connection for it. “Last year, the theme was kindness, anti-bullying,” Paluch...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer Elburn Community Center Swap and Shop 5-16-15-5
    Lending a hand

    Swap Shop positively impacts local families in need ELBURN—It’s difficult to keep track of the numbers, but Swap Shop coordinator Nicole Dulski believes at least a couple hundred families benefited from the semi-annual event last weekend. “It...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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    Kaneland student starts his own ag business

    MAPLE PARK—Cody Pitstick is going places … on a tractor. The Kaneland High School senior, president of the school’s FFA chapter, was born and raised on a Maple Park farm. He has plans to continue in the...

    • Posted May 17, 2015
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  • Elburn Lions to host vision screening

    ELBURN—In its continuing mission to provide programs and services for the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of visual and hearing impairments, the Elburn Lions Club will offer mobile vision screening from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May...

    • Posted May 16, 2015
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  • The Aaron Whitney House is located at 420 E. Kansas St. in Elburn.
Photo by Lynn Logan
    Aaron Whitney Homestead ready for visitors

    ELBURN—Although she lived most of her life in Naperville, Judy Singer was ready for a change. And change brought her to Elburn and the historic Aaron Whitney Homestead. The 2-acre property, containing a large home, barn and...

    • Posted May 16, 2015
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    Kaneville equestrienne recognized by APHA

    KANEVILLE—What started as a young girl’s love of horses led to a national championship with the American Paint Horse Association. Erin Kettelkamp, 20, of Kaneville, was recently recognized with champion point status in youth all-around in 2014....

    • Posted May 3, 2015
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  • Elburn Pack 107 rounds up new recruits

    ELBURN—Already more than 100 strong, Elburn Pack 107 hosted a roundup for prospective Scouts on Monday evening. “I was really surprised at the nice turnout,” said Cubmaster Shelli Mullins. “We had about 35 there to learn about...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • Fine Arts Festival organizers find ‘magic combination’

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) Artistic Director Diane McFarlin couldn’t be happier with Sunday’s 16th annual Fine Arts Festival. “In our informal conversations, we felt this was one of our best,” said McFarlin, who also serves as...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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    Kaneland prepares for 16th annual Fine Arts Festival

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland Fine Arts Festival this weekend will once again bring visual and musical artists to Kaneland High School to benefit its students and the community alike. The 16th annual Fine Arts Festival will take place...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • Superheroes join annual Dewey Dash

    ELBURN—Mary Lynn Alms and her volunteer crew hope everyone will don their favorite superhero capes and masks and join the 11th annual Dewey Dash, the Town and Country Library’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s dash event will take...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • Craft show also provides awareness

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host a craft show and awareness event from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive. The event is free, and child...

    • Posted April 5, 2015
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    Fundraiser aids Kaneland employee

    ELBURN—When one suffers a tragedy, they learn who their true friends are. And Arnulfo Garcia is learning he has a lot more friends than he ever imagined. Garcia, a Kaneland custodian for 15 years—at Blackberry Creek Elementary...

    • Posted April 4, 2015
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  • St. Gall's 132nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Turkey Dinner took place Sunday. The parish opened its doors to guests to celebrate and feast in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The dinner included turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and desserts. 'O'Cheryl' Lee of Lily Lake served coleslaw. 							Photo by Lynn Logan
    Good food, Good fellowship

    St. Gall Catholic Church celebrates 132nd St. Patrick’s Day dinner ELBURN—For the 132nd year, St. Gall Catholic Church parishioners served their annual St. Patrick’s Day turkey dinner on Sunday, March 15. Diners who attend the dinner always...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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    Family Knight a hit for Blackberry Creek PTO

    The second annual KBC PTO Family Bingo and Auction Knight Fundraiser was held on March 7 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School. Hundreds of families attended the family-oriented fundraiser. Highlights included Bingo, karaoke, a magician, electronic basketball,...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Nick Nagele explains the distilling process to visitors at Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb.
    Locally distilled whiskey sells out first day on the shelf

    DEKALB—Consumers typically want to know the origins of their food and drink. The owners of a new DeKalb estate distillery, which means growing and distilling on the same property—the only one in Illinois—understand the public’s need to...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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    Avenue J brings ‘Seussical’ to life

    SUGAR GROVE—Six weeks of rehearsals and four performances of “Seussical” were a test of the waters in Sugar Grove, according to Jennifer Madziarczyk of Avenue J Studios. “It was a true community theater show, with my students...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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    Annual Kaneland Fine Arts Feast a success

    SUGAR GROVE—Even with a snafu regarding the date of the event, the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s sixth annual Fine Arts Feast and Silent Auction was a success. The event date was originally listed as Friday, Feb. 20, when...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • Natalia Bork 11, of Geneva, holds one of the newest baby goats, born on Feb. 4.                                     Photo by Lynn Logan
    Rustic Road Farm feeds local families

    ELBURN—Northern Illinois may be suffering from an arctic blast, but Elburn farmer Marc Bernard insists spring is in the air. “Take it from a farmer,” he said with a laugh. Bernard, co-owner of Rustic Road Farm, 1N292...

    • Posted February 21, 2015
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    A feast (and silent auction) fit for a king

    Kaneland Arts Initiative to host sixth annual arts dinner SUGAR GROVE—Kaneland Arts Initiative for the sixth consecutive year will host its Fine Arts Feast and Silent Auction fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 20Saturday, Feb. 21, at Open Range...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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  • Pencil me in, Valentine

    Local committee works to donate pencils to underprivileged Indiana school ELBURN—The Attitude of Gratitude committee is at it again, working on a new project to help others. “The Pencil Project” will collect pencils—unsharpened, preferably—from now until Monday,...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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