Community briefs: Benefit concert planned in Batavia

Updated on: September 29, 2015

On Oct. 3, American Idol finalist and award-winning Christian recording artist Danny Gokey will perform at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

The concert, at 7:30 p.m., will support Emmanuel House, an Aurora not-for-profit that seeks to disrupt the cycle of working-class poverty through home ownership. Tickets are available through the Batavia Fine Arts Centre Box Office and include an option for a VIP meet and greet event.

The lowest scoring team at the recent golf outing to benefit the Moose was from R.C. Wegman Construction.
The lowest scoring team at the recent golf outing to benefit the Moose was from R.C. Wegman Construction. (Mooseheart / Handout)

Golfers take part to benefit Moose

More than 100 golfers took part Sept. 14 at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva in the 23rd annual Moose Charities’ Golf Invitational.

The major event sponsors were BFC Forms, Clarion Partners, Enticing Cuisine, Fifth Third Bank, and R&M Specialties Ltd.

The team and individual contest winners were:

  • First Low Team – R.C. Wegman Construction
  • Second Low Team – Pennsylvania Moose
  • Third Low Team – BFC, Elgin Paper Co. & Insight
  • Women’s Long Drive – Robin Sutton, CCR Solutions
  • Men’s Long Drive – Shawn Baile, Moose International
  • Longest Putt – Debbie Reams, Timberland Financial Group
  • Closest to the Pin (hole 2) – Jeff Barnes, Mechanical, Inc.
  • Closest to the Pin (hole 13) – Bob Skidmore, Sheaffer & Roland
  • Closest to the Pin in Two – Jack Pierce, Oklahoma Moose

Railroad crossing to be closed in Geneva

The Third Street railroad crossing in downtown Geneva will be closed to traffic Oct. 3 and 4 as Union Pacific makes track repairs.

The crossing will be shut down to cars from 7 a.m. Oct. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, weather permitting. Commuter trains will continue to operate on their normal schedule, and pedestrians will be allowed to cross the tracks during the weekend, city officials said.

Detour signs will be posted directing motorists heading south on Third Street to turn east on Fulton Street and then south on Route 31. The detour will be reversed for drivers heading northbound.

For more information, contact Geneva Assistant Public Works Director Brian Schiber at 630-232-1501 or email him at bschiber@geneva.il.us.

Four Rosary seniors named Commended Students

Four Rosary High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The students honored are Katherine Rentz, the daughter of Jennifer and Joseph Rentz of Aurora; Meera Vyas, the daughter of Sonal and Hitesh Vyas of Aurora; Grace Wehner, the daughter of Christine and Derk Wehner of Oswego; and Kara Wong, the daughter of Christine and Simon Wong of DeKalb.

Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition by taking the 2014 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women located at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora, and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters.

Missionary to visit Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension Lutheran Church in Batavia will welcome missionary David Koenig on Oct. 18 to share his experiences in India.

Worship begins at 10 a.m. with a pot luck meal and presentation by Koenig to follow.

Ascension is located behind Kohl’s near Mill Creek at 0S850 Wenmoth Road in Batavia. Call 630-879-9455 or visit AscensionBatavia.org for more information.

Snowmobilers wanted

The Elgin Cold Ducks Club is hosting a pancake breakfast, open to all snowmobilers at no charge Sunday at Paul Wolff Campground, off Big Timber Road in Elgin, from 8 to 11 a.m. — rain or shine.

The Elgin Cold Ducks Snowmobile Club is a family oriented snowmobile club with access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails west of Elgin extending into Wisconsin. These trails are accessible to Elgin Cold Ducks Snowmobile members at the trails head at the Old Oak Farm, 11N717 Muirhead Road, Elgin (one mile south of Plank Road on the east side of Muirhead Road). Trails are open with a minimum of four inches of snow.

The club meets on the third Tuesday of the month, September through April.

For information, go to www.elgincoldducks.com or email info@elgincoldducks.com

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