August 18, 2021
Dear Village Resident,
Vehicle sticker applications will be mailed out at the end of August. Make any corrections or updates directly on the form and mail back, drop off, or come in to purchase. If you don't receive your application, please call the Police Department at 815-675-2596. New vehicle stickers must be purchased by October 1! This year's photo features Math Rauen's Buffet located at 2008 Main Street around 1910.
Firefighter's Steak Fry this Saturday!
The Spring Grove Firefighter’s Steak Fry is this Saturday, August 21, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Horse Fair Park. Come enjoy music, raffle prizes, and a great steak dinner! They look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support!
Sunflowers are Blooming at Richardson Adventure Farm!
The Sunflower Festival is open this Saturday & Sunday, August 21 & 22, and next Wednesday, August 25 - Sunday, August 29 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. They have planted 13 acres and 23 different varieties of sunflowers in orange, yellow, gold, red & peach! Live music by the Thompson Duo on each weekend and ice cream and food trucks every day. The gift shop will also be open with many fun gifts, donuts, fudge, popcorn, and kettle corn. Click here for complete information. Don't miss it!
Back to School and Beyond
With the start of school today and August being Back-to-School Safety Month, the Spring Grove Police Department offers these tips for staying safe around schools and beyond.
  • Slow down and be especially alert in neighborhoods and school zones.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and roads slowly and carefully.
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving.
  • Obey school zone speed limits and follow your school's drop-off procedure.
Come Work at Richardson Adventure Farm
Richardson Adventure Farm's Employment Interview Day is Wednesday, September 1, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. All ages 15 and up are welcome…adults and students! Click here for an application and information needed before coming to the farm.
Secretary of State Mobile Unit
The DMV is coming to Johnsburg in a mobile unit next Thursday, August 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the McHenry Moose Lodge located at 3535 N. Richmond Road, hosted by State Senator Craig Wilcox. Services Provided include:
  • Driver's License/State ID Card renewal, replacement, correction (no Real ID cards)
  • License Plate Renewal Stickers
  • Motor Voter Registration
  • Vision Screening

View more details here.
Photo of the Week
Enjoy this beautiful driveway art from last summer at 1922 Main Street! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here.
Property Tax Bills Due
The second installment of the 2021 property tax bill is due September 7. View your tax bill by filling in either your name, address or PIN # here.
Firefighter's Association Annual Golf Outing
The Firefighter's Association's 3rd annual golf outing is on Thursday, September 16, at the Twin Lakes County Club. View the sign up sheet here to fill out and turn in to the Spring Grove Fire Department by September 1st. They hope to see you there!
Overdose Awareness Event
93,000 people died from overdose nationally last year with roughly 3,000 in Illinois. McHenry County saw an increase from the previous year with 51 deaths.  On Thursday, August 26, the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition will be hosting it’s 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Event on the Woodstock Square. The support and recognition of this serious issue is an important part of breaking down the stigma associated with this topic and hopefully will build the bridges and resources needed for families in need. Event runs from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Live music, food and more. View the event flyer
Build a Better Bowl Free Sample Demo
Looking to enhance your pet's food dish? Do you have a picky eater that you need to entice to eat? Want to try raw food, but not quite ready to make the switch? Primal will be at Nature's Feed tomorrow, August 19, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help you create a FREE bowl topper that you can bring home to your pet! Plus, Primal Bone Broth, select Primal Fresh Toppers and Primal Butcher's Blend Raw Toppers are only $6.00 each this month! (Limit 2 offers per household per visit; other restrictions may apply.) Can't wait to see you! Nature's Feed is located at 2440 Westward Drive Unit C.
Salon Jevee
Salon Jevee is dedicated to providing a superior experience for all your salon needs, including hair, nails and face. This month, receive $10 off any custom facial. View a list of services and a photo gallery here. One chair rental or one-year commission available. Call Renee at 815-675-6000 for details. Salon Jevee is located at 2207 Route 12 in the Spruce Pointe Mall.
Blast from the Past - Anton Meyer
Anton Meyer and his first car circa 1918
Anton and Hilda May November 26, 1924
Anton on his farm in 1955. Daughter LaVerne can be seen sitting on the tractor at left.
Anton and Hilda were the parade
Grand Marshals in 1981
Anton Meyer was born September 17, 1902, the son of Fred and Helena May Meyer (discussed last week). He was married to Hilda May in Spring Grove in 1924. Anton soon took over the family farm at 7302 Meyer Road in 1925 and was a dairy, grain and chicken farmer for over 42 years. He maintained a dairy herd of 45 Guernsey cows, Duroc hogs, and a family flock of 350 leghorn hens. The cows were milked to the "strains of radio music" twice a day and produced such an "enticing kind of milk", that visitor's came daily to the Meyer milk house which was attached to the dairy barn. They would place their money on top of a heater in the milk house, and siphon off unpasteurized (but carefully refrigerated) milk into their own milk bottles. Some traveled all the way from Mundelein. This could only be done in the morning as the milk was picked up each day at noon by the milk distributor.

In 1968, Anton decided to give up farming. At noon on Tuesday, March 21, his milk cows, dairy equipment, tractors and other farm machinery, 180 bales of straw, ten tons of ear corn and much more went up for auction.

He and Hilda moved to a home they built on Park Lane just outside of Spring Grove and they enjoyed life together for another 17 years. In 1981 they were honored as the longest married couple and appointed Grand Marshals for the 4th of July parade.

They had four daughters and two sons, one of which preceded them in death in 1939. Six-year-old LeRoy had died of a ruptured appendix.

Anton was not only a farmer, but also was a trustee for the Fire Protection District for over 30 years, served as auditor for Burton Township, was a member of the Board of Elections and was a charter member of the Richmond Pioneer Club for senior citizens. He died in 1984 at the age of 82. Hilda lived until 1997. They are buried in St. Peter's Cemetery with their son, Leroy.
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