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Marmion first at Army Nationals: The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team placed first overall in the Armed Division at the 2019 Army Drill Team Championships at the Greater Richmond (Va.) Convention Center March 30. The drill team is under the direction of SGM John Gissel, team commander senior Brant DeMoss of St. Charles, and executive officer senior Nathan Konen of Sugar Grove. The Aurora school has a tradition of drill team competition success. This year 103 teams from 85 schools gathered in Virginia from 25 states, making it the largest single service drill meet in the history of the JROTC. First place finishes were earned by DeMoss in the Armed Solo routine; the Armed Exhibition Squad, commanded by DeMoss; and DeMoss and senior Christian Henkel of Batavia in the Armed Duet category. The Flannigan Rifles Color Guard, commanded by senior Henry Cella of Geneva, placed second. The team will go to Daytona, Fla. to compete at the National High School Drill Team Championships May 3. The NHSDTC remains the oldest, largest, and finest all-service drill and ceremony competition annually assembled. Marmion Academy photo

Marmion first at Army Nationals:

The Marmion Academy Flannigan Rifles Drill Team placed first overall in the Armed Division at the 2019 Army Drill Team Championships at the Greater Richmond (Va.) Convention Center March 30. The drill team is under the direction of SGM John Gissel, team commander senior Brant DeMoss of St. Charles, and…...

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Jose Jesus Cervantes pulls out part of a shopping cart from the Fox River in Aurora during the One Day clean-up Saturday sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Aurora along with other organizations. John Ross photo

One Day clean-up Saturday helps the Fox River Valley’s beloved tributary

Jose Jesus Cervantes pulls out part of a shopping cart from the Fox River in Aurora during the One Day clean-up Saturday sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Aurora along with other organizations. John Ross photo  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Anne-Marie Cronin, executive director of Waterleaf Women's Center offers remarks Saturday outside the Planned Parenthood in Aurora.

Candlelight vigil in Aurora, one of 166 organized at Planned Parenthood facilities nationwide

Anne-Marie Cronin, executive director of Waterleaf Women’s Center in Aurora offers remarks Saturday outside the Planned Parenthood in Aurora during a rally. Waterleaf Women’s Center is a new pregnancy center being constructing next to Planned Parenthood. The vigil was one of 166 organized at Planned Parenthood facilities in 40 states…....

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Medicare focus at Oswego Center

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Medicare Discussions: Understanding Supplement Plans, Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m.. Choosing a supplement, known as Medigap, plan can be…...

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Fundraiser forum

Fox Valley Habitat 5B’s dinner April 27 Those in attendance can treat their families to dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 p.m. with 5B’s BBQ. It will be held in the parking lot at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25 in Oswego. 5B’s will serve pork…...

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Exchange Club of Naperville's RIbfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020. More details as they become available. Information for Ribfest 2019 can be found on their website here: http://www.ribfest.net/  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In...

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More than 60 groups, floats, and units enjoyed the inaugural pride parade in Aurora Sunday through the streets of downtown. Here are two of the participating groups. See page 1, page 7, and see facebook.com/thevoice.us for a video of the event. Jason Crane/The Voice

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin responds to the announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival

Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin wrote: A monetary gap shouldn’t stop momentum gained. Today’s announcement by Indivisible Aurora regarding the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Festival is very disappointing – to say the least. On Monday of this week, I received a request for a meeting with Indivisible…...

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First Ward alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman and Eighth Ward alderman Richard “Rick” Mervine receive tributes at Tuesday’s Aurora City Council. Jason Crane/The Voice

Tributes at Aurora City Council

First Ward alderman Kristina “Tina” Bohman and Eighth Ward alderman Richard “Rick” Mervine receive tributes at Tuesday’s Aurora City Council. They did not seek another term in office. Jason Crane/The Voice                  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months...

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The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays.

Varied and many sites to visit at First Fridays in downtown Aurora

The Jeff Ford Quintet plays at SciTech Hands on Museum in Aurora as a part of First Fridays April 5. Jason Crane/The Voice        … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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Activities abound; Veterans Park in Oswego to break ground

It is the season to be blessed with many activities: • A busy day in many communities will be Saturday, April 13, including Oswego, which will hold an Earth Day Kite Fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Pointe Park; Oswego East Food Truck Feast, and Veterans Serenity Park…...

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Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with warm embraces and throw their worries to the wind. Festival promotes friendship while offering an occasion to forgive and forget. Throwing of colors with Rock/traditional music, ethnic food, and shopping adds to this unique experience. The Festival was held at the Grand Pavilion – Naperville Riverwalk. Ross Creative Works photo

Holi – The Festival of Colors in Naperville

Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury…...

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Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC" at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and sign books available for $20 each. Refreshments will be served. Paperback and E-book editions will be available on Amazon.com April 14. Peterson's book is a chronicle of Aurora native Bennett's Marine Corps service as a corporal in combat during World War II. Bennett died in 2011 in Aurora at age 92. Bennett (1919-2011) was a 60-year member of Fourth Street Methodist Church, Aurora. —Al Benson

Book on Aurora’s Bennett released

Yorkville author Brent A. Peterson will release his “Once Upon A Lifetime: The Epic True Story of Corporal William Wesley Bennett, USMC” at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Highpoint Church, 2301 Tanner Road in North Aurora. Peterson will speak at 2:15 p.m. and…...

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Free hearing screening: Lions

The Aurora Evening Lions Club will sponsor a free hearing screening for hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better the chances are for successful treatment. The Lions Mobile Hearing screening unit service will be at Prisco Community Center, at 150 W Illinois Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m…....

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Boxcar communities in Midwest Aurora Public Library April 25 presentation

By Miriam Meza –  The Aurora Public Library (APL) will be host to Dr. Antonio Delgado for a presentation entitled “Mexican Boxcar Communities of the Midwest.” The presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Santori Library, 101 S. River Street, Aurora. Dr. Delgado…...

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Harvard University business professor Deepak Malhotra, left, give remarks Friday at "Taking Time to Save Lives: A Discussion on Gun Violence" at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Other panelists from left are host Illinois congressman Bill Foster, D-11th; congressman Raja Krishnamoothi, D-8th; congressman Sean Casten, D-6th; and Ron Hain, Kane County sheriff. Al Benson/The Voice

Panel probes gun violence: Causes and solutions

Illinois legislators, the Kane County sheriff and a Harvard University professor discussed gun violence solutions Friday in front of a capacity crowd at Prisco Center in Aurora. Illinois congressmen Bill Foster (D-11th) and Raja Krishnamoothi (D-8th) co-sponsored “Taking Time to Save Lives: A Discussion on Gun Violence.” Other panelists were…...

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Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to Batavia Lions’ vision care efforts for youth and adults. Al Benson/The Voice

Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to…...

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Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego's Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4 for Aurora area food pantries. Al Benson/The Voice

Fundraiser for 42,000 pounds of potatoes for Aurora area food pantries

Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4…...

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Plano Library projects: Crochet, movie, kids’ stories

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Knit and Crochet Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon. This informal group works on its own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove is the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner

Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove is the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner

Carly Perillo of Sugar Grove, 2018 Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship winner, addresses the group Tuesday at Gaslite Manor in Aurora. A Rosary High alum and student at both Waubonsee Community College and College of DuPage, Perillo thanked the members of the association. She said she will use her…...

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Yorkville Pack 350 Wolf Den 2 Cub Scouts view the Esconi Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in March. The Scouts had a blast learning, exploring, and cracking their own geodes. To learn more about joining Pack 350 visit yorkville350.mypack.us. Submitted photo

Scouts learn and explore at Esconi Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at DuPage County Fairgrounds

Yorkville Pack 350 Wolf Den 2 Cub Scouts view the Esconi Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in March. The Scouts had a blast learning, exploring, and cracking their own geodes. To learn more about joining Pack 350 visit yorkville350.mypack.us. Submitted photo… This content is for...

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