January 29, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
Beware of several variations of cold call telephone scams that can result in identity theft or monetary loss. These fraud schemes are complex, and the callers can be very convincing. Common topics include:
  • Owing the IRS back taxes
  • Owing utility bills and threatening service cut-off
  • Family members needing money for jail bond
  • Computer virus repairs
Many of the Callers use publicly available information to initiate conversations and can convince a victim they are calling for legitimate reasons. The Federal Trade Commission ha s more information on these scams and offers tips for handling these calls .
2020 Spring Grove Horse Show, Inc. Dates
If you love horses, mark your calendars for this year's Horse Show dates at Horse Fair Park . Spectators are welcome and volunteers are appreciated. View their website here .
Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
drive sober
This Super Bowl weekend, spread the word: Fans don't let fans drive drunk. The Police Department will be out in force this weekend from January 31 - February 3 to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage more people to wear their seat belts. If your Super Bowl celebration will involve alcohol or cannabis, don't forget: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket. Make a game plan and read more here .
NMS Music Department Spaghetti Dinner
Get your tickets on-line for the Nippersink School Music Department's Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, February 11, from 5:15 - 7 p.m. Takeout available. Also enjoy musical entertainment from the NMS band and choir students during the evening. Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes ! View details and get your tickets here
2020 Fall Cheer Registration at WLAC
WLAC will begin Fall Cheer Registration on February 1! This Cheer Program is open to those in grades 1 - 8. Registration packets will be available at the front desk beginning on Saturday, February 1. For more information call 815-675-3005. Located at 2449 Pierce Drive.
Commit to Health Challenge at Northbound Fitness Club
Win a $1,000 grand prize and get fit at Northbound Fitness Club's Commit to Health Challenge! Have fun while receiving expert instruction on how to get fit, lose weight and make lifestyle changes that will go far beyond this challenge. Includes an 8-week club membership with fitness classes, weekly weigh-ins (if desired), exercise & nutrition log-in accountability (if desired). Starts February 3 at Northbound Fitness Club. View more information here .
Photo of the Week

A Mallard duck sat quietly on a submerged log this summer in Hatchery Park creating a mirror image. Mallards are “dabbling ducks”—they feed in the water by tipping forward and grazing on underwater plants. They almost never dive. Photo by Laura Frumet. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Pet Adoption Event
Nature's Feed is hosting a Pet Adoption Event this Saturday, February 1, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pets will be onsite available for adoption. Pulsar is sponsoring the event with FREE dog food! Donate $7.00 and receive an 8lb bag of Pulsar Dog Food for FREE; one offer per household! Located at 2440 Westward Dr, next to the Post Office. Thanks for you support!
Nippersink School District 2 Preschool
Nippersink School District is holding an Open Enrollment for their tuition-based 2020 Preschool Program. Screenings will be held Monday, Feb. 3 & Tuesday, Feb. 4. Participants will be chosen via lottery after screening. The cost is $250 a month for 4 half days a week. Limited space available. Call 815-678-6866 to make an appointment. View the flyer .
Spring Grove Elementary Trivia Night 2020
Trivia Night 2020 will be held Saturday, April 18 from 5 – 10 p.m. at Bella Vita Banquets in Burlington, WI. The evening includes silent auction, trivia and tantalizing intermission games. If you are a local business and would like to help with a donation view the donation flyer . Grab a team and register by mailing or dropping off the form .
Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson's Support Group Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 5, 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. 
Blast from the Past
A 1936 blizzard dumped over 20 inches of snow in northern Illinois. From January 22 until the end of February, the area experienced heavy snow fall, freezing temperatures and terrible winds.

With her fur-collared coat, Lucille Freund looked very happy and stylish posing in the snow. She was one of the children of Spring Grove blacksmith Nicholas Freund who opened his shop on Main Street in 1896.

Lucille is standing at right with her sisters Martha, Dora & Eleanor in warmer weather in the photo below. The house they lived in is still standing at 2110 Main Street.
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