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‘I’ve enjoyed every moment of it’

Departing UGES administrator reflects on her 37-year career By Dave Fidlin Correspondent When she joined the Union Grove Elementary School faculty in 1985 as a physical education and health teacher, Brenda Stevenson never imagined her entire career in education would be within the K-8 feeder district. But fast forward 37 […]

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Up on the roof

Union Grove Elementary School Principal Thomas Johnson conducted his business from the roof of the school on May 24 as a reward for the students, who exceeded their goal in an aluminum collection. He’s shown here with the kindergarten students from the classes of teachers Monica Ninneman and Janette Kieffer.

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Union Grove borrows $5.88 million

Funds will be used for utility projects By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Interest rates came in higher than anticipated, but a plan to sell bonds to fund utility-related projects has moved forward in Union Grove. The Village Board on May 9 voted in favor of the sale of $5.88 million in […]

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Board backs chicken ordinance

Union Grove will draft rules for keeping poultry in village By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove residents could soon have the opportunity to raise a small number of chickens, based on a recent pivotal decision. On a 6-1 vote, the Village Board on April 25 gave the go-ahead to proceed […]

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Village finalizes food truck rules

Action clears the way for planned food truck park By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After several rounds of discussion, Union Grove officials recently finalized a series of tweaks to an existing ordinance outlining the dos and don’ts of operating a mobile food truck in the village. The reviews came in response […]

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Union Grove considers sidewalk rules for businesses

Goal is to have clear guidelines for outdoor dining, sales displays By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A revised, potentially streamlined, set of regulations concerning the use of municipal sidewalks could soon be put in place for Union Grove businesses — particularly those situated along the downtown corridor. The village’s Administration Committee, […]

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Live-training in a realistic environment

Fire crews from throughout the area worked together on exercise By Chad Hensiak Correspondent The Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department along with various emergency response partners from surrounding communities on March 19 participated in a live fire training at a controlled burn, 975th 224th Ave., Kansasville. The training exercise in […]