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  • ‘In St. Charles’ songwriter will perform it back home next month Oct 26, 2013 6:04 PM
    "In St. Charles" is soon to be adopted as the city's official song, and songwriter Jim Masters is expected to return to St. Charles in November to sing the song as part of the holiday festivities downtown, according to columnist Dave Heun.

  • Another Geneva chocolate shop good for sweet tooth; good for business? Oct 19, 2013 7:34 PM
    Dave Heun says there should be no shortage of chocolate stores in Geneva with the annoucement of a Kilwins opening in Dodson Place. He finds it delightful that another chocolate retailer is going to set up shop on Third Street, but his business side wonders if that retail area really needs another.

  • Bar problem doesn’t sully St. Charles’ image Oct 12, 2013 5:42 PM
    Tri-Cities columnist Dave Heun takes on the question of our communities' "image." He says St. Charles' many other positives should outweigh the late-night shenanigans occuring when the downtown bars close.

  • Acosta’s to open second location Oct 5, 2013 6:00 PM
    Acosta's Consignment shop on West Main Street in St. Charles will expand to a second location on East Main Street this week, columnist Dave Heun says.

  • Geneva’s Schiller waiting for call from NFL Sep 28, 2013 6:12 PM
    Columnist Dave Heun talks about pro and high school footbal -- from the cutting by the Atlanta Falcons of a hometown hero to those too-late Friday-night games. Plus cheerleaders doing hundreds of push-ups.

  • St. Charles man gets into publishing with first coffee-table book Sep 21, 2013 6:05 PM
    Bert Hoddinott Jr. of St. Charles has been painting and drawing for 75 years. His son persuaded him to put his work, which had never displayed publically, in a coffee-table book. “My wife thinks I am a great artist,” Hoddinott said. “I consider myself a Sunday painter, someone with a hobby.”

  • St. Charles’ First Street project still a hot topic Sep 14, 2013 5:16 PM
    Lots of readers are still weighing in on changing something around their towns with a snap of their finger, reports Dave Heun. St. Charles' First Street Development remains at the forefront of some people's concerns.

  • Plant sale next Saturday should get lots of visitors Sep 7, 2013 8:05 PM
    The Pottawatomie Garden Club should get plenty of business next Saturday when it sets up shop across from the fairgrounds for its annual plant sale.

  • Lee Norris, ‘Geezers’ among volunteers building cabins at Riverwoods Aug 31, 2013 2:24 PM
    New cabins are going up at Riverwoods Family Campus north of St. Charles, thanks to Lee Norris, "The Geezers" and other volunteers, says columnist Dave Heun.

  • Siblings pave the way for St. Peter Barn Sale Aug 24, 2013 5:22 PM
    Dave Heun says the St. Peter Barn Sale, coming up in mid-September at the Kane County Fairgrounds, is in the capable hands of the Mayorga siblings.

  • Ten years of ‘Talk’ means a trip back in time Aug 17, 2013 6:11 PM
    Dave Heun looks back on 10 years of "Talk of the Town" with fond memories.

  • It’ll have a new name, but Wayne’s getting its store back Aug 10, 2013 5:27 PM
    The Outpost General Store should open sometime next month in Wayne, columnist Dave Heun has found out.

  • What would you change? Dave’s readers weigh in Aug 3, 2013 5:34 PM
    Dave Heun recently asked readers what they'd like to change with a snap of their fingers. Here's what they had to say.

  • St. Charles working on getting its own official song Jul 27, 2013 5:47 PM
    Jim Masters never got to finish high school in St. Charles because his family moved to Ohio two years before he would have graduated with the Class of 1972. But it’s possible he’s leaving his childhood home something it can have forever — an official song.

  • Given one wish, what would you fix in Tri-Cities Jul 20, 2013 8:09 PM
    Dave Heun offers a challenge of sorts, asking his readers if they could have one wish to fix or rectify something in their town, what would it be. And remember ... it's only one thing.

  • St. Charles VFW Post 5036 will find another home Jul 13, 2013 5:30 PM
    The St. Charles VFW Post 5036 recently sold its building on North Third Street to the city, which will demolish it and add downtown parking. Post members said they will find a new place and continue to promote patriotism, columnist Dave Heun says.

  • Fundraiser aims to keep Geneva woman’s memory alive Jun 29, 2013 6:29 PM
    Emma Mebane died in her sleep two years ago at age 19. Her family keeps her memory alive and next week will host a mini-golf event at Stone Creek in Wheeler Park and all are welcome, says columnist Dave Heun.

  • Batavia’s River Street remodel progressing well Jun 22, 2013 5:30 PM
    The work along River Street in downtown Batavia has certainly paid dividends, according to columnist Dave Heun.

  • Geneva man rekindles his first passion: Art Jun 9, 2013 5:41 AM
    Dave Heun talks to Larry Johnson, who will open his own sculpting studio next month in Geneva. Now that he's retired from IBM, Johnson says he can go back to his first passion -- art.

  • St. Charles coffeehouse brews a winning cup Jun 15, 2013 5:28 PM
    The task of brewing coffee has gone “cutting edge” these days, and Dennis Walker now knows what the baristas at his Arcedium Coffeehouse in St. Charles have to do next. Walker, who owns the coffee shop along First Street, and barista Michael Burkholder spent last weekend at Coffee Fest 2013 at Navy Pier in Chicago. They were representing Arcedium in the central region of America’s Best Espresso competition. Of 32 finalists, Arcedium’s coffee made it to the final eight.

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