Oswego Police Chief Dwight Baird won a three-way primary race for Kendall County Sheriff. Incumbent Debbie Gillette defeated her challenger for County Clerk.
Kendall County Food Pantry Director Maria Spaeth appeared before the Kendall County Board to tell them that usage is outpacing donations, and the pantry may be forced to close.
Yorkville’s Riverfront Fest will move to the Beecher site this year due to sewer construction on Hydraulic Avenue.
Site for the new Yorkville Post Office has been chosen, from 12 possibilities. It will be at the corner of Countryside Parkway and McHugh Road.
The Yorkville High School Band was on hand in Washington, D. C. as new Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was honored at a dinner there.
The Yorkville Wrestling Foxes celebrated their second straight dual meet State Championship.
The Plattville Grade School building was sold to a Downers Grove man for $17,508. It had not been used for classes since the 1970s.
Larry Bretthauer is the new Bristol-Kendall Fire Chief, taking over for Russell Devick.
The YHS Boys Basketball team advanced all the way to the Sectional finals, the best state tournament performance in school history. They ended the season with an 11-17 record.
A committee was named to fund a new Yorkville School Superintendent after the School Board transferred present superintendent Charles G. Garrison to a newly-created post of assistant superintendent for business affairs.
Work is progressing on the new bridge over the Fox River. Known locally as the “five-mile bridge”, it carries Fox River Drive over the water.
Lies Chevrolet is leaving the old Valley Garage building at East Van Emmon and Heustis and moving to the former grocery store site at the northeast corner of Route 126 and Route 47.
A break-in is being investigated at Hughes Super-Service station on Route 47. It is the only break-in reported in the city in the past 14 months.
City water chairman James Price reports the city pumps are running 22 hours a day to keep up with demand. A second well is being drilled on village property south and east of Route 126 and 47, on the L. A. Hanson farm.
A front page notice from States Attorney D. C. Mewhirter and Sheriff William Hayden: “Gambling in all forms in Kendall County has reached the place where it can no longer be considered a pastime. Please take notice that all complaints will be investigated and anyone found violating the gambling laws will be prosecuted.”
The Kendall County Red Cross War Fund drive is on. County quota is $6,700.
The Yorkville HS basketball team is the proud possessor of its first trophy after many years of campaigning. It all came about like this. The Foxes beat Geneva, Big Rock then Hinckley to win the District Tournament. They will play Naperville in the Aurora Regional.
We had the pleasure to meet Yorkville’s new jeweler, Francis A. Hance. He hails from Elgin, has 10 years experience.
The graders are coming hurrah, hurrah. The Duncan graders have started work on Route 47 south of town.
William Bretthauer and Glen D. Palmer, members of Governor Small’s staff, were in Oswego explaining the governor’s programs.
Never in the history of the Fox River Valley Railroad has a passenger had to pay more than 35 cents for transportation to Aurora until the new government-controlled railroad raised the rate to 42 cent to go 12 miles.
The township high school was defeated 317 to 212 in a record-breaking turnout. Yorkville was the scene of one of the busiest Saturdays in its history and Bridge Street resemble State Street in Chicago.
Mrs. Sarah Weeks of Newark has had new lights placed in her house and also George Evans is having some placed in his home. They are a nice light.
Mr. Herbert, a brother in law of Miss Orrie Gillis died at his home in Chicago. He was the architect who built the courthouse in Yorkville, both the original building and the present one.
Manager Justus Nading says the telephone lines are being extended to Millbrook, Millington and Newark.
Newton Brothers have purchased the Cornell building and will shortly move their banking business, the Yorkville Bank, into it. (Later became Yorkville National Bank)
We noticed a good many teams are busily engaged in hauling stone to lay the foundation for building an addition to the Plattville church, on the rear, for a lecture room and social purposes.
Two freight trains collided between Millbrook and Millington. A brakeman was killed and the engineer is not expected to live. It was a fearful accident.
John Habel has been appointed as the Yorkville police constable in place of Chris Weber, resigned. John is big enough to snatch a tramp baldheaded if he has got the nerve.
The largest corncrib in the county, we venture to say, is the on situated on the street south of the railroad track in Plano and owned by M. C. Dewey. It is 336 feet long, eight feet wide and 14 feet high. And presently full of corn.
The meeting called on Monday to incorporate the village of Yorkville was adjourned without organizing. There is a movement on foot to have another more general meeting in a few days. (Yorkville was incorporated July 8, 1873)