All posts by Martha Quetsch

  • What’s cookin’ commander?

    During the Maple Park American Legion fish fry on July 17, Commander Bob Neisendorf suggested selections to one of the more than 300 people who attended.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Company wants to sell off-road, amphibious vehicles

    ELBURN—Kane County Landscape Material & Supply owner Bruce Vajgert is seeking village permission to sell amphibious, off-road vehicles and display them outdoors on his business property, 817 E. Route 38, Elburn.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Building department staff cut to combat revenue crunch

    Despite other cuts, Elburn budget still in red ELBURN—The village of Elburn will have to dip into its reserves to cover spending for its fiscal year 2009-10, even though it has trimmed total staff salaries.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • MP Village withholds sidewalk project payment

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park has better, and more, sidewalks since a two-year improvement project costing more than $300,000 was finished recently, village officials said. However, they decided to postpone final payment to the contractor, Strada Construction Company, after...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • New director’s goal: Attract more people to library

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Library has a new look, new offerings and a new director. Kim Martin became the library's head June 1, and since then has overseen a reorganization of the library designed to make it more...

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • 7/23 Elburn notes

    Shop’s sidewalk sign may be posted at 6 a.m.; Wastewater pumps replaced, payment authorized

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Get up and dance!

    The soothing sound and syncopation of steel pan music is intoxicating, said Waubonsee Community College Steel Drum Band coordinator Gibby Monokoski.

    • Posted July 22, 2009
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  • Elburn officials expect budget deficit from revenue decline

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board is considering two different budget proposals prepared by village staff, both with expenses that are greater than revenues.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Money sought for $30 million road extension, overpass construction

    ELBURN—Kane County transportation officials want the Anderson Road extension and railway overpass project built in 2011 and 2012 but cannot meet that goal unless funding for the $30 million construction project becomes available.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Two crashes on Route 38, one fatal

    Elburn—Two collisions occurred within two days on Route 38, one resulting in the death of a Batavia man. At 5:16 p.m. July 12, Elburn and Countryside firefighters happened upon a crash at the intersection of Route 38...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • In Marianne’s memory

    Pastor Mark Meyer (far left) of Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park, gave a blessing during a ceremony Tuesday at the Civic Center dedicating a new picnic table to Marianne Delaney, on the first anniversary of...

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • Elburn widow: ‘We’re truly blessed’

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Michael Kovach died unexpectedly on April 27 at the age of 39, leaving behind his wife, Kathy, and their four young children.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • New policy: Staff not required at board meetings

    MAPLE PARK—Under a new policy for the village of Maple Park, village employees are not obligated to attend Village Board meetings.

    • Posted July 17, 2009
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  • First SummerFest July 18 at Community Center

    Elburn chiropractor David Foss believes the village needs another outdoor community event, especially because the 2009 Day in the Park was cancelled. So he decided to hold SummerFest at Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Saturday, July...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • What’s new at Corn Boil?

    The 2009 Corn Boil will host a band on Sunday, unlike in previous years. That is one of a few new features at the festival this summer, which include an appearance by Miss Northern Illinois and a...

    • Posted July 16, 2009
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  • Younger Hastert wants new generation of Republicans to show themselves

    ELBURN—The name “Hastert” is familiar to most local residents, as the last name of the Congressman who served District 14 for two decades.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • New committees can’t start without ordinance

    MAPLE PARK—New village committees that Maple Park President Kathy Curtis formed after being elected in April cannot begin meeting until the Village Board approves an ordinance allowing for government structure change.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Train-whistle blares won’t subside until at least August

    ELBURN—Elburn residents throughout the village will continue to hear train whistles blaring regularly for up to six more weeks, since alternate safety devices—wayside horns—were not installed at the end of June as Elburn had expected.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Ready to roll

    Makenna Sikon, 6, was among more than 50 children who decked themselves and their bikes out in red, white and blue for a bike parade on July 4 in the Prairie Valley area of Elburn.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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  • Walgreens will be 2nd drug store for Elburn

    ELBURN—The new Walgreens in Elburn will open at the northeast corner of routes 38 and 47 sometime in August or September, company spokesman Robert Elfinger said.

    • Posted July 10, 2009
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