Friday, May 3, 2013
Want to see where your favorite group lines up? The list is below, courtesy of Mike Breyne, Batavia 1197 Loyalty Day chairman 2013.
The annual Loyalty Day Parade will be held starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, from Raddant Road in the Batavia Industrial Park, courtesy of Batavia VFW Post 1197. The theme this year is The VFW Tree of Life, dedicated to various branches of the military. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary support all military members and their families. Here's the lineup for the 2013 Loyalty Day Parade. DIVISION 1 DIVISION 2 DIVISION 3 DIVISION 4
Thursday, March 21, 2013
For $425K, you could purchase one of three comparably-priced homes in Batavia, Geneva or St. Charles. Which would you choose?
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Randall Road store offers sports and fitness products. Got a business opening? Contact editor Rick Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 18
Boombah Inc. has opened in Batavia—the second store for the Yorkville-based company. The Boombah retail store store carries a broad variety of the Boombah athletic and sports product lines, which includes men's, women's and youth apparel as well as a variety of performance and fitness footwear, accessories and equipment. Additionally the store also offers Glyder, women’s fitness and exercise apparel line (Work-Sweat-Play.com). “This is another exciting milestone in our organization’s growth,” said Rick Tollefson. president and owner. "The opening of a bricks-and-mortar location is a natural evolution to our successful consumer-direct business: Boombah.com." Boombah also has a location in Yorkville, where it held a grand opening in June …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The store marks its grand opening on Randall Road with a big food giveaway. Here are pictures from the scene.
Was it worth it? About 100 folks would say "absolutely." That's how many people chose to stay camped out in a parking lot until Thursday morning to win 52 free meals from fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A. The company opened its Batavia location at 185 N. Randall Road this morning, Feb. 7. Chick-fil-A kicks off every opening with a First 100 event. The first 100 people who are in line at 6 a.m. on opening day receive 52 free meal coupons. The coupons are good at any Chick-fil-A location. In addition to the free food, participants have said they go for the camaraderie and fun of the event. “We had a majority of them from Illinois, many from the Aurora area,” said Tiffany Simmons, a spokeswoman for the Batavia opening, via-e-mail. “We also had…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
She’s a 33-year Batavia resident. Here’s her name and reaction to winning.
A longtime Batavian has claimed what could be the city’s biggest Lotto prize. Ancelma Martinez is the winner of a $7.25 million Lotto jackpot, according to an Illinois Lottery news release. She won the Dec. 17 regular Lotto game drawing by matching all six numbers. “I was very surprised, I still can’t believe I won,” Martinez said in the release. Martinez found out she won when she read the winning numbers in a newspaper while eating breakfast with her husband at Lumes Pancake House, 1902 W. Fabyan Parkway. The release said she almost spilled her coffee everywhere when she saw 2-15-18-23-50-52, aka the exact numbers on her ticket. Martinez chose to take a one-time, lump sum payment of $5,513,306, minus the required withholding. According …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A visitation will be held Friday in Batavia for Robert Issel, 85, of Hot Springs Village, AR. Dan Issel's mother passed away on Jan. 15.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Robert Issel, the father of one of the Tri-Cities' greatest professional athletes and coaches, died Friday at the age of 85 and will be remembered in Batavia during a visition Friday, Nov. 30, and funeral service Saturday. Issel, formerly of Batavia, died peacefully on Nov. 23 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Hot Springs Village, AR. He was born, May 12, 1927, in Arlington Heights, IL, the son of John Issel and Minnie Thomas, and was united in marriage to Eleanor Meyer on Nov. 29, 1947. Issel was a member of Faith Lutheran Church (H.S.V. AR.) and long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia. He owned and operated Issel Painting & Decorating for many years in Batavia, enjoyed fishing, playing cards and watching basketball. Issel…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Get a closer look at the brick pavers and the polished look in these photos. Ribbon cutting and Celebration of Lights is Sunday, Nov. 25.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
One of Batavia's prized downtown streets is open again to vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. River Street reopened earlier this month with a new look and feel. The public is invited to join city officials at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, on River Street and State Street for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests are then encouraged to dine downtown and join the community on the Batavia Riverwalk at 5:30 p.m. for the Annual Celebration of Lights presented by the Batavia Park District. River Street is the first street in a series of streetscape projects to take place in the downtown over the next several years. Batavia's streetscape projects include upgrading all underground utilities, infrastructure improvements, as well as street improvements…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory plays a leading role in managing the QuarkNet program, which receives additional funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Steven Grosland, physics teacher at Glenbrook South High School in Illinois, works with two students on taking cosmic-ray data as part of the QuarkNet program. Fermilab developed the data acquisition system for the cosmic-ray detectors. The University of Notre Dame has received a five-year, $6.1 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the nationwide QuarkNet program, which has inspired teachers and students alike for 15 years. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory plays a leading role in managing the QuarkNet program, which receives additional funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. QuarkNet uses particle physics experiments to provide valuable research, training, and mentorship opportunities for high school …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The three Batavia schools that have traces of Legionella bacteria will be shut down at different times until Monday.
Batavia Public School officials reassured parents that the schools with Legionella bacteria traces will be thoroughly cleaned over the long weekend. Alice Gustafson, Hoover-Wood and Batavia High School will all have restricted access at different times over the weekend while crews disinfect the building's water systems of the bacteria, said a districtwide message sent Friday afternoon. Alice Gustafson and Hoover-Wood will be restricted starting this Saturday, Oct. 6. Batavia High School will be open for event and athletic use on Saturday, Oct. 6 and then will be restricted starting Sunday, Oct. 7. All buildings should be open at noon on Monday, Oct. 8. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9, following the Columbus Day holiday. The district…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Many bikes were damaged in the incident, according to the Fire Department. Here's what happened.
A fire in Batavia on Thursday caused an estimated $120,000 in damages, mostly to motorcycles in a repair shop, officials announced this morning. The fire occurred at Diesel's Service and Repair on the 800 block of East Wilson Street. The Batavia Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:52 p.m., according to a press release. Two residents stopped into the Batavia Fire Department's Station 1, located at 800 E. Wilson St. just down the street from the incident. Upon arrival, there was heavy black smoke showing from the building. "A fire was located in the shop area, which had many motorcycles in for repair and custom design bikes," the release said. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation. Fire Response The fire …