Day: October 4, 2018

East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education

East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and East Aurora Council union reach tentative agreement

After a ten-hour negotiating session today, the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education and the East Aurora Council union have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a three-year contract (2018-2021). A press release from East Aurora School District 131 public relations officer Tom Jackson states, “The…...

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Hundreds work together to build a playground for Bardwell Elementary in Aurora

Hundreds of volunteers from many organizations last week joined forces for build a playground at Bardwell Elementary School in East Aurora School District 131. Click here to see a video with highlights of the event. East Aurora School District 131 photos      … This content is for 30 Day...

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Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Kane County Forest Preserve District celebrates the arrival of Autumn

Harvest of the Acorn Moon, a family celebration, Sunday at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora, helps bring in Autumn with folk music, hikes, pumpkin-painting, games, and crafts. The weather was clear. The Harvest Moon Monday, Sept. 24 was hidden with cloud covering. When Illinois became a state, 200 years ago,…...

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Eleventh District U.S. congressman Bill Foster offers a few words during SciTech Hands on Museum’s 30th anniversary

Celebrating 30 years of Science

Eleventh District U.S. congressman Bill Foster offers a few words during SciTech Hands on Museum’s 30th anniversary celebration on Benton Street in Aurora Sunday. Arlene Hawks, SciTech executive director is at the right. Carter Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Aurora Regional Fire Museum 50-year celebration Saturday

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will be host to a Community Hero Day and Touch-a-Truck event Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. This event is free and will activities including a touch-a-truck, pop-up shops, and free fire truck rides. Families will have an opportunity to take a…...

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last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

Last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora

Earlville resident Bryce Reed Miller, 2, becomes the last christening in the 127-year history of Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Aurora. From left are Mick Miller, Bryce’s dad; Bryce, and Revernd Derek Rogers, Flowing Forth UMC pastor. Rev. Rogers conducted a service that closed the church and building. Al…...

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Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Concerns for support staff expressed at East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting

Heather Martinez, one of six speakers at the East Aurora District 131 School Board meeting Monday, expresses concern with class sizes increasing and the need for support staff to help students who will have more difficulty competing with students from neighboring affluent districts. Earlier in the day, Board and District…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Putting pause on politics helps elevate the discourse, always

National news does have an impact on us at our community level and we should be sensitive to it. The one-week reprieve in the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be on the U.S. Supreme Court was a welcome relief. Until the one-week break, it was politics as usual,…...

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Reader’s Voice: Thoughts on Aurora’s Pride Parade

September 23, 2018 Dear editor; The Aurora Pride Parade June 17 was a privately-funded parade, which even some government employees did not realize. I suspect when the bottom line of cost came in, taxpayers incurred a few bucks of the bill. An Aurora city government committee, a panel of three,…...

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Donna Crane

Two parties destroying U.S. in death match; change cure

Michael Cobelenz an attorney in Lexington, Ky. and Democratic Party candidate for Congress from Kentucky’s 6th District, contributed the following article to The Hill publication, January 28, 2016: “The two-party system is destroying America. Democrats and Republicans are in a death match and the American people are caught in the…...

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First Call

Diabetes Warriors fun Fall day Sunday

There will be a networking party in support of individuals with diabetes at a fun Fall day at the historic The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, 226 S. Bridge Street, Yorkville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will be presented by the Diabetes Warriors and the…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Davenport, Iowa part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” —Vincent Van Gogh You will have the pleasure of reading about Davenport, Iowa, and its history and attractions. On a recent book tour, I met with the mayor of Davenport, Frank J. Klipsch, who is on…...

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Wayne Johnson

Saga of kids, trains, and collecting coal from engines

While reading the column by The Chas (Charles Coddington) in the September 27 issue of The Voice (click here for article) about his early fascination with trains, it got me thinking about some broccoli I ate last night. No. I did think about it, but that’s not what I’m referring…...

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Montgomery Foundation presents three college scholarships

Three Montgomery students each is a 2018 recipient of $1,000 scholarships from The Montgomery Foundation. Kaila Brugger, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Carthage College; Megan Kill, a graduate of Oswego High School, is attending Loyola University Chicago; and Heather Marz, a graduate of Oswego High School, is…...

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Recipe

Graham Cracker Coconut Pecan Bars

Ingredients 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 cups flaked coconut 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 (1.55 ounce) bars milk chocolate candy 1 (8 ounce) bag chopped pecans Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish. 2. In…...

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Amy Roth

Aurora City Council could approve health care savings

Aurora aldermen are expected to approve a three-year contract with a health care benefit consulting firm during their next regular City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Committee of the Whole participants passed the agreement to the City Council for approval. The city government has worked with Group Alternatives, Inc…....

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Deputy mayor of Aurora, Chuck Nelson, holds a proclamation Tuesday to honor the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) on its 60th anniversary

Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) Celebrates 60th anniversary

Deputy mayor of Aurora, Chuck Nelson, holds a proclamation Tuesday to honor the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) on its 60th anniversary as an organization. The celebration was held at the Gaslite Manor in Aurora. From left, AARTA president Richard Schindel, Nelson, Meg Safarik, treasurer, and Linda Weiss, secretary…....

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John Ross, left, ends his term as president of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, by handing a gavel to president Kim Groom at Tuesday’s meeting at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Kim Groom next Kiwanis Club of Aurora president

John Ross, left, ends his term as president of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, by handing a gavel to president Kim Groom at Tuesday’s meeting at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora joined hundreds to help build a new playground at Bardwell School in…...

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