All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Father Ganss of St. Gall’s to retire

    ELBURN—Father Karl Ganss will retire after nine years at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Elburn, and after a career of 44 years in the priesthood that spanned both education and ministry.

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • Charting the course for Elburn

    ELBURN—In the first phase of a year-long project to update Elburn's Comprehensive Plan, Elburn business owners, Kaneland high school students, Elburn service providers and key people in the community all participated in workshops designed to elicit feedback...

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • Moving forward

    Elburn/Kaneland IGA approved as board president breaks tied vote ELBURN—Village Board President Dave Anderson on Monday broke the tie and carried the motion for Elburn to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Summer Bluegrass Festival to support Farmer-Veteran Coalition

    ELBURN—Building a green economy and assisting veterans as they find new careers and a way to heal ... a tall order, but that's what the Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) aims to do.

    • Posted June 2, 2012
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  • SG resident lives up to Conley Angel Award

    SUGAR GROVE—In 2011, Willy King was presented with an Angel Award by Conley Outreach for his service as a volunteer. He has lived up to that title all of his life.

    • Posted June 1, 2012
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  • Throwing his hat into the ring

    Elburn man launches line of low-impact headgear ELBURN—During his many years of working underneath heavy equipment and being conscious of trying not to hit his head, Mark Maxwell began to conceive of headgear that would not only protect...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • A job well done

    50-year veteran of Maple Park Fire Department retires MAPLE PARK—In March 1962, 22-year old Art Maercker joined the volunteer fire department in his hometown because it interested him and because he wanted to do one thing “halfway right,”...

    • Posted May 25, 2012
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  • From challenging beginnings to a forever home: horses find their field of dreams

    BATAVIA—When Willy, a 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Field of Dreams (FOD) Horse Rescue nine months ago, he was severely emaciated with a dull, patchy hair coat. He had been left in an outdoor paddock all by...

    • Posted March 25, 2012
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  • Pay as you ‘Go Metra’

    ELBURN—Regular Metra riders will now have new prices and new payment options for your commute.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan consultant approved for hire

    ELBURN—Images, Inc. has been selected by the Elburn Village Board to work on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, paid for by a $100,000 grant.

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Elburn Village Board looks at budget

    ELBURN—With expenditures still outweighing income on the first draft of the 2012-13 budget, the Elburn Village Board looked for ideas of what to cut and what to keep at its meeting on Monday.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • All the right moves under my belt: Learning Self Defense

    MAPLE PARK—On Saturday morning in the Maple Park Community Center gym, I stood in a circle with 35 other women as retired police officer and self-defense prevention specialist Tom Scott called out, “Who has the right to...

    • Posted March 18, 2012
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  • Election 2012: Voters asked to approve new tax for police pension on March 20

    ELBURN—On the March 20 ballot, voters will be asked whether or not to authorize the village of Elburn to levy a new tax.

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Kaneland to perform ‘Les Miserables’

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School's top-notch vocalists will get a chance to strut their stuff on March 16, 17 and 18 when the auditorium fills with the familiar sounds of the musical “Les Miserables.”

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Holding out hope to keep downtown parking open

    ELBURN—The doors of communication are beginning to open between the church that owns the parking lot on the corner of Main and Shannon streets in downtown Elburn, and the business owners whose patrons park in that lot,...

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • ‘Where is everybody going to park?’

    Church's plan to close parking lot stirs business owners into action ELBURN—For anybody coming through Elburn on a given day, it's noticeable that the downtown is experiencing a boon.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Above and beyond: more than just a job

    ELBURN—A group of residents at the Meadows apartments want to express their thanks and appreciation for all the personal touches and thoughtful generosity the traveling librarians from the Elburn Town and Country Library, Susan Humm and Terry...

    • Posted February 26, 2012
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  • Alli’s journey

    ELBURN—Kaneland graduate Alli Rowland looks back on a day when she was in choir class and told her teacher that she didn't feel well. She knew the symptoms and realized she was going into a seizure.

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Find somewhere else to park

    On Thursday, March 15, the parking lot on the corner of Route 47 and Shannon Street in downtown Elburn will be closed to public parking

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Help & Healing: raising funds to rebuild house destroyed in fire

    ELBURN—Judi O'Donnell lay awake many nights wondering what she could do to help her sister-in-law, Tina O'Donnell, whose husband was killed in a house fire that destroyed their residence in Blackberry Creek subdivision on Jan. 1.

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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