Benefit for Ben set for Saturday

Three-year-old Ben Beranis has an extremely rare condition that doctors at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee has yet to identify. Since birth he has required blood transfusions every three weeks because his bone marrow is not producing red blood cells. Now Beranis’ bone marrow is failing and he is in need […]


Help K9 Hunter get a bulletproof vest

Fur the Love of Dogs is sponsoring a raffle ticket fundraiser to purchase a bulletproof vet for Spring Grove Police Departments K9 Hunter. SGPD welcomed Hunter to their forces recently. He is a one-year-old German Shepherd. Top prize is $1,000. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Drawing will […]


Pet nail clipping day is April 21

Nature’s Feed in Spring Grove, along with Fur the Love of Dogs, will host a pet nail clipping Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A monetary donation is requested that will benefit Hunter, Spring Grove’s K-9, to outfit him with a bulletproof vest. Be sure dogs are […]


Antique appraisal event set for Johnsburg Public Library

On Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 4 pm (by appointment), antiques expert Mark Moran will provide informal appraisals on your antiques and collectibles. Categories of accepted objects include: fine art, furniture (small pieces), ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks and costume jewelry. Excluded items: […]


United Methodist Women plan rummage sale

The annual spring rummage sale of the Mount Hope United Methodist church will be held on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. until noon. Mount Hope church is located at 1015 W. Broadway Avenue in Pistakee Highlands, just north of […]


Pinhole Photography Day workshop is April 28, 29

The McHenry County College Art Department will celebrate the 12th World Wide Pinhole Photography Day with its first public two-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, in Room A139 at the college. The college is located at 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 […]


Run for Randy to step off May 31

Plans are well under way for the ninth annual Run for Randy. The event will be held on Thursday, May 31, at Horse Fair Park in Spring Grove. This event is held in memory of Randy Palya, a Spring Grove boy who lost a difficult and courageous battle with brain […]


Electronic evidence seizure seminars for first responders

McHenry County College’s Continuing and Professional Education Department is offering two new seminars for first responders who are tasked with seizing and securing electronic evidence. Seminars offered include an 8-hour session from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in Room B168-169 at the college and a 4-hour […]


Park fees Bill passes House, awaits Senate assignment

By Gregory Harutunian  Correspondent The days of free public access to state-operated parks and recreational facilities may be numbered, if pending legislation, currently under review for assignment in the Illinois Senate, nets approval to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to collect daily and annual admission fees. House Bill […]


County flood hazard maps updated

By Annette Newcomb Editor In some cases it has been almost 35 years since flood hazard maps in Kenosha County have been updated. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) recently completed an update countywide and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) wants residents to be aware new Flood Insurance Rate Maps will […]


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