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Kite festival filled with families

To the Editor:

Our sincere thanks to everyone who made the 2012 DeKalb Kite Festival soar with kites and smiles. The winds were perfect and the sun shined brightly on all the smiling faces. The festival of kites filled the sky with beautiful colors and shapes that kept spirits soaring high through the day.

DeKalb County residents and visitors were able to enjoy such a wonderful day of fun festivities thanks to the generosity of sponsors: A-TEC Ambulance, Best Western Inn & Suites of DeKalb, Bill White’s C.A.R. Hospital, Chicago Kite/Kite Harbor, DeKalb Seventh Street Shell, DeKalb Park District, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, DeKalb Sign Shop, Foster & Buick Law Group, Hickey’s Corner Stores, Holiday Inn Express, Holmes Student Center Hotel, Jane Fargo Hotel, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Mike’s Auto & Repair, Morning Star Media Group, NB&T, Nestle, NIU Athletics, ProSound Productions by Shawn Lowe, Shaw Media, Siepert & Co. LLP and WLBK 98.9FM and 1360AM.

Thanks too to all those that took the time to share their thanks for having an event like Kite Fest in DeKalb County and for returning each year.

Thank you to the participants from Art Attack, DeKalb County American Red Cross, DeKalb Park District, Egyptian Theatre, NIU STEM Outreach and those that offered a variety of fun activities which added to the enjoyment of the event.

Events such as Kite Fest rely on volunteers that give generously of their time to set up the field, put up tents, build kites with kids, facilitate parking, run water to volunteers, ensure safety of the crowd and clean up during and after the event to ensure everything runs smoothly and is enjoyable for all. A very special thanks to many community members and to NIU Leadership & Involvement Group, NIU Athletics, NIU students who are a part of the Huskie Paws for a Cause, NIU honors students, and nonprofits for their dedication and support of Kite Fest. We couldn’t do it without you.

If you have photos, video or stories you’d like to share or if you’d like to help with next year’s festival to be held on Sept. 8, contact us at or We also invite you to like Kite Fest on Facebook.

Doug Nelson

DeKalb Kite Fest chairman

Tour of senior living areas appreciated

To the Editor:

I want to thank all those who put together the tour of senior living areas. It was well thought out and much enjoyed by all who took it.

Special thanks to all for brochures, bags, goodie bags, treats and most of all, VAC.

Outstanding, even though I was completely worn out – Thanks!

Bette E. Stone


Another thumbs up for Inboden’s

To the Editor:

I truly enjoyed the article commemorating Inboden’s 50th year of serving the city of DeKalb.

Cudos to Tom, his wife Ingrid, and their sons! Ocie and Leona Inboden worked side by side to start Inboden’s Superette and Tom and Ingrid continue that Inboden tradition.

As a child, I remember shopping with my mom and buying penny candy from Inboden’s Superette and I continue being a customer of Inboden’s Meats.

One important fact the article failed to mention, I’m sure in error, was the fact that Leona Inboden, Ocie’s wife, played an equal part in the business from the very beginning. Besides being a loving wife and mother, she was also a true business woman. After Ocie’s passing, she continued working with her son Tom as his partner and office manager until she passed in 1990.

Thank you in advance for giving Leona her credit due for being there in this venture along with her husband, Ocie, and their son, Tom.

May Inboden’s have another 50 years!

A longtime customer


Remembering G-K classmates

To the Editor:

On the occasion of our 35th class reunion, the Genoa-Kingston High School Class of 1977 fondly remembers our classmates who are no longer with us: Billy Beach, Dean Lyle, Greg Storm, Laura Busse, Bob Miller, Bucky Johnson, Russell Lampard and Michael Martinek.

Truly, we wish you were here.

G-K High School Class of 1977

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