All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • Weeds grow problem in Elburn

    ELBURN—With property foreclosures rising and home construction declining, many lots in Elburn have been left vacant, untended and taken over by weeds, village officials said.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Abandoned, stray pets a public expense

    ELBURN—Paying for a pet's care is becoming increasingly more difficult for some people to afford. As a result, the number of abandoned animals is rising, which results in increasing costs for communities.

    • Posted September 4, 2009
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  • Women show warmth for U.S. soldiers

    Maple Park—When Karen Dowd learned to knit two years ago, she realized she had a talent for it. Since then, she has parlayed that skill into a patriotic pursuit.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Big breakfast spread slated at Legion

    If you have a healthy appetite, you might want to stop by the Maple Park American Legion during Fun Fest Sunday and Monday, where almost any breakfast fare you would like will be laid out in buffet...

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Fun Fest offers good eatin’

    Fun Fest visitors can please their palates while supporting the community by purchasing food and beverages at booths operated by area clubs, churches and businesses.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Everybody loves a parade

    The 2009 Maple Park Fun Fest parade will have a few newcomers in the mix of club and business entries that make up the popular, rural-themed event.

    • Posted September 3, 2009
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  • Planning Commission recommends wayside horns

    MAPLE PARK—Wayside horns are the way to go in Maple Park to reduce train whistle noise, according to the village's Planning Commission. The Commission on Aug. 21 recommended that the Village Board approve pursuing the project.

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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  • Elburn soldier returns from Afghanistan

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Joe Kasper, a specialist with 333rd Military Police Unit of the Illinois Army National Guard, returned Wednesday from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

    • Posted August 28, 2009
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  • Weather fails to dampen Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Elburn Lions Club treasurer Alan Lee has been running the Elburn Days beer gardens, a big money-maker for the club, since 2003, and also has been the organization's treasurer for several years. Lee said he is confident...

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Woman dies at Elburn sidewalk sale

    ELBURN—Jennifer Weber, 49, was pronounced dead after being transported to Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva following an apparent seizure during the sidewalk sale Friday on the 500 block of Main Street in Elburn.

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Tornadoes strike north of Elburn

    ELBURN—Nancy Nelson was in her laundry room next to the kitchen at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. Elburn's emergency sirens had sounded earlier and heavy rain was coming down, so she shut all the windows in...

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Adopting a rescue pet

    County—Kathy Easter thought she would be doing the right thing if she adopted a rescue pet for her children, who desperately wanted a puppy. But she found the adoption application process overwhelming.

    • Posted August 24, 2009
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  • Majority of board says no to video gambling

    ELBURN—A majority of trustees want to ban video gambling in Elburn.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Voicing opposition

    Darlene Marcusson, executive director of Lazarus House homeless shelter in St. Charles, spoke out against allowing video gambling in Elburn during Monday's Village Board meeting.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Talk to resume about train-whistle noise reduction

    MAPLE PARK—Like its neighbors to the east and west, Maple Park wants to reduce train-whistle blares in the village.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Trained volunteers will boost safety

    ELBURN—A few Kane County Sheriff's officers usually help with traffic control and safety during Elburn Days events, but they will be busy this year with those tasks at the Solheim Cup in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Carnival has new ‘Glass House,’ unlimited-ride bracelets

    ELBURN—The Elburn Days Carnival at Lions Park will have a new feature this year, the walk-through Glass House.

    • Posted August 20, 2009
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  • Church sale will boast many craft items

    Annette Theobald has coordinated the St. Gall’s Church rummage sale during Elburn Days since 2004. A focus emerges for each annual sale based on people's donations, she said.

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • ‘Celebrating 80 years of Fun in the Community’

    Festival theme complemented by parade's '80s flair

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • What’s new in ‘09

    First all-day bag-book sale; RC on-road race; HiFi Superstars

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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