February 26, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 a.m. Remember to “spring forward” and set your clocks forward one hour. The Illinois Senate approved legislation last year to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, but the measure still needs approval from the Illinois House, the governor, and the federal government to pass as law.
Primary Election
The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 17. (The Village Board meeting will be moved to March 24.) View early voting locations and times, a list of McHenry County polling locations, get an application to vote by mail and register to vote at the McHenry County website page here . View your sample ballot here .

Last Week to Find a Heart
It's the last week to find a heart at New Leaf Home Furnishings ! H earts are hidden throughout the store and they have up to $20 values on them. Find a heart and receive that amount as a discount off your purchase. Discount must be used the day it is found. View the flyer here . Located at 2449 Pierce Drive .
Call for Volunteers
The Spring Grove 4th of July Committee would love to have you join them! Volunteers are needed before the 4th with lots of organizing and emailing that you can do from home, as well as help needed on the 4th during the event. The next volunteer meeting will be in March so watch for the date and please join them! Email them here if you have any questions. The 4th of July event is 100% run by a group of volunteers.
Photo of the Week

Another cool shot of February’s Snow Moon taken by Sue Flood in the Oak Grove subdivision. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson's Support Group Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the State Bank of the Lakes located at 1906 Holian Drive. View the flyer for more information.
Eagle Courts of Honor
Landon Simecek's Eagle Courts of Honor was held last weekend celebrating Landon having attained Scouting’s highest rank. It also gave him the opportunity to thank everyone who helped him along the way during his Scouting years. Landon's Eagle Scout project was the planning and building of the new Welcome to Spring Grove signs. Congratulations on your new rank, Landon, and thank you for your service to Spring Grove! At right: Landon with State Representative Tom Weber.
Orchard Bluff HOA Meeting
The Orchard Bluff Home Owners Association would like to let the residents in their subdivision know that the HOA meeting that was scheduled for March 13 is cancelled. Further information will be mailed out later.
Blast from the Past
In 1902 Alice Reading was badly burned on her hand and arm while taking this "flash light" picture of the Spring Grove Cornet Band. Those were the days when powder was lit to cause a flash of light when the photo was taken. A doctor had to be called to dress her burns.
Cornet bands became popular in the years after the Civil War and many towns had one, including Spring Grove, Solon Mills & Richmond. Andrew Neish, proprietor of the general store, went to Chicago to purchase the instruments that year. He must have wanted something for his kids to do as there are five Neish boys in the band. Cornet bands consisted of varying types of brass instruments collectively referred to then as cornets and were popular because they could be heard over a great distance. We're hoping someday the lettered drum turns up in someone's attic.

Standing from left are Bernard Neish, Herbert Peacock, Earl Westlake, Chester Neish, Elmer Orivs, Howard Westlake, Harvey Moss, and Oliver Neish.
Seated from left are Duane Bell, Glen Esh, Paul Neish & Lin Neish.
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