All posts by Susan ONeill

  • a new outlook Kaneland grad comes home from war with new perspective

    Sugar Grove/Maple Park—National Guard Spc. Jessie Miles arrived home from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas. The 22-year-old Kaneland High School graduate had joined the National Guard a year out of high school, went through basic training...

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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  • A new ‘leash’ on life

    ‘Hot Shot’ Carl finds a home after running 108 races in 2 years Sugar Grove—“Hot Shot” Carl was fast—really fast. The sleek greyhound ran in 108 races at the Kenosha, Wis., race track during the two years he...

    • Posted December 31, 2011
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  • Christmas Spirit lives through Mom’s Swap Shop

    Elburn—If anyone has a doubt that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Elburn, they should have been at the Elburn Community Center on Saturday for the Authentic Moms' Christmas Swap Shop.

    • Posted December 24, 2011
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  • Family turns heartache to helping hands

    GENEVA—Mary Agnes and Paul Zellmer's son, Jim Zellmer, developed Type 1 diabetes when he was just 6 years old. When he came home after six days in the hospital, he realized that this was not like the...

    • Posted October 1, 2011
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  • Casino for a cause

    Middle school student initiates fundraiser to support NF research SUGAR GROVE—When people meet 13-year-old Sugar Grove resident and Harter Middle School seventh-grader Cole Rutter, they see a boy with a big smile, an avid baseball player and a...

    • Posted September 25, 2011
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  • Open house features alpacas & fiber art

    ELGIN—Alpaca baby Peaches made her entrance into the world at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. She emerged nose first; then one leg poked out.

    • Posted September 24, 2011
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  • MP to hold second info meeting on TIF District Thursday

    MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park will hold a second informational public meeting to discuss the Village Board's proposed TIF District from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Stoffa family’s eyes are on a cure

    Elburn—When Shirley Stoffa was first diagnosed with ocular melanoma in May 2008, no one in her family knew anything about the disease. She was treated with a radioactive material, and for two years, she seemed fine.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • 7th year running for toilet bowl challenge

    They must be doing something right, because crowds of people come out every year to watch the Maple Park Fun Fest Toilet Bowl Challenge.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Maple Park Fun Fest sure to please

    Maple Park Fun Fest is fast approaching, and there are lots of things to look forward to, besides good food, good music and catching up with old friends.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Kaneville celebrates 175 years at fest

    Kaneville's history will come alive on Sunday, Aug. 28, when prominent and interesting characters from the early days of the township will be portrayed by current residents during the Kaneville Township Cemetery Walk.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • Kaneville Fest features library used book sale

    Kaneville Public Library Director Ray Christiansen estimates that there will be approximately 8,000 books and about 1,500 videos, books on tape, etc. for sale at the Kaneville Fest used book sale.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Village raises funds for fireworks

    The fundraising for the Kaneville Fest fireworks never stops. As soon as enough money is raised for this year's display, event organizers begin working on the following year's show.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Residents respond

    Photo: Protesters stand at the entrance of the Sugar Grove Public Library on Thursday, July 28. A group called Citizens for a Better Sugar Grove organized the rally protesting the recent firing of Library Director Beverly Holmes...

    • Posted August 5, 2011
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  • Corn Boil success depends on its volunteers

    This year's Corn Boil honors the volunteer spirit in Sugar Grove This year's Corn Boil will begin with a parade and an opening event to honor the volunteer spirit in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • A good way to lose an employee

    SUGAR GROVE—What began as a response to a wellness incentive through the Sugar Grove Park District’s insurance plan ended up changing the lives of several of its employees.

    • Posted July 17, 2011
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  • Martial arts teacher leaves legacy in Elburn

    Temmerman gives business to former student ELBURN—After 17 years of operating the Midtown Martial Arts studio in Elburn, Richard Temmerman is moving to Tennessee, where his wife has been offered a job.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • 3rd-generation local farmer honored by NIU

    Lily Lake—Former Lily Lake resident and third-generation family farmer Leland Strom was recently honored by Northern Illinois University when he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the university's graduate school commencement ceremony earlier this year.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Garfield Farm Museum visitors take a step back in time

    CAMPTON HILLS—St. Charles residents Pat Wiedenman and Dona and Rebekah Eggar discovered the meaning of “sleep tight” on a tour of the 1840's Garfield Farm Tavern and Inn last weekend.

    • Posted June 19, 2011
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  • Village considers TIF District around airport

    Officials hope infrastructure improvements will spur industrial growth Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove hopes to jump start industrial development in Sugar Grove through the establishment of a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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