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The Elburn Herald has been serving the Kaneland communities since 1908. To reach our editor, Keith Beebe, email info@elburnherald.com, or call (630) 365-6446, ext. 105. To reach our owner/publisher, Ryan Wells, email RyanWells@elburnherald.com, or call (630) 365-6446, ext. 107.
  • Election: 50th District State Representative

    Candidates Keith Wheeler (Republican) and Valerie Burd (Democrat) on Nov. 4 will vie for the seat of 50th District State Representative Keith Wheeler Keith Wheeler sees the role of 50th District Representative as the people’s representation in...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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    Morris Mishandle

    Photo: Junior Drew Franklin kicks off after a Kaneland score early in the first quarter. Photo by Mary Paulson Knights football eliminated from playoff contention KANELAND—Kaneland’s first play from scrimmage last Friday night resulted in a sack...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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    Kaneland Soccer finds footing

    Photo: Senior William Koziol works against a Morris defender on Oct. 9. Photo by Laura Gampfer Double-dip of wins vs. Morris, Plainfield East KANELAND—Winners in seven of their last eight, the Knight soccer crew could be getting...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Oct. 16 Sports Recap

    Don’t see your results in the Elburn Herald? Have your coach email them to sports@elburnherald.com or fax them to (630) 365-2251. Girls JV Tennis Oct. 8 @ Oswego East—The Lady Knights lost 4-3 at Oswego East. Abby...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Kaneland Sports Boosters to give cancer the boot

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Sports Boosters have announced their plans for the annual pink out, which will take place during the football games the evening of Friday, Oct. 24. Pink out shirts and socks will be sold the week...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Getting the facts straight

    I read with interest the letter from an area resident published in the Elburn Herald on Oct. 2, 2014. The letter contained several inaccurate statements and misinformation regarding Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. The intent of...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Consider the facts regarding disconnection referendum

    I am writing in regard to the situation in the northeast areas of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District. As a Kane County Board Member, former firefighter and 31-year resident of the ECFPD, I urge residents...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Go away, Fox River & Countryside Fire District

    As information continues to surface regarding the substandard emergency services provided by a privately-owned company who call themselves Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue, the impact of this politically initiated land-grab for-profit scheme has gone from concerning to...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Say no to fire district territory takeover

    Our neighbors—one a 22-year resident—will be voting against the proposed territory takeover by Fox River & Countryside Fire Protection District from the current Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. Fox River & Countryside Trustee President Jim Gaffney...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Editorial: Have your say on Nov. 4

    As you likely know, our Letter to the Editor section this month has served primarily as an outlet for local residents to weigh in on a fire district disconnection referendum that will appear on the Nov. 4...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you to Run for Fund supporters

    On behalf of the Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO, we would like to thank all those who were a vital part of our recent Run for Fund fundraiser. We would like to specially recognize Meijer and Dick’s Sporting...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Corn Boil Committee donates to community

    This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee is proud to be able to give back $14,000 to various community groups and organizations after a successful event this summer. Corn Boil President Jean Lindsey on Oct. 16...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Elburn American Legion Auxiliary honored for donation

    The Elburn American Legion Auxiliary was honored recently at the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois convention as the unit with the third-largest monetary donation to the National Veterans Creative Arts Program (NVCAP). Elburn Unit 630 received...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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  • Elburn passes resolution opposing Fire District disconnection

    Fox River Fire District reps attend meeting to object ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed a resolution opposing the disconnection of a portion of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD), despite objection from Fox...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    An honest gesture in Maple Park

    Photo: The Honest Boot Golf Outing proceeds were presented to Maple Park Library Director Kimberly Anne Martin (second from left) on Friday. Presenting the check were Dennis Lexa (from left) of Honest Automotive, Bootlegger’s Pizza, Grill and...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions October calendar raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park October 2014 Calendar Raffle: Phil Van Bogaert, Chris Mondi, AAM and TFR, Denise Goode and Marilyn Long, all of Elburn; Brian Breen and Chris and Cindy Halsey,...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Maple Park names October ‘Big Read’ month

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis on Tuesday officially recognized October as “The Big Read” month in the village of Maple Park. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions October Kaneland Kolor Fun Run/Walk

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Kolor Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 19, at noon at the Kaneland Harter Middle School (KHMS) campus, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The event will consist of two laps, or approximately 2 miles....

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Kaneland Theatre seeks items for performances

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School (KHS) Theatre Department is looking for a few items to help with its fall play and upcoming spring musical. The following items are needed: lamps with lamp shades and working bulbs, area rugs...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Piece of the Rock

    Photo: Ivan Bohorquez celebrates scoring his unassisted first-half goal against Sycamore Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Second-place effort at Quad Cities gathering has smooth finish KANELAND—This past weekend had the Kaneland soccer roster heading two hours west,...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Oct. 9 sports recap

    Boys Freshman Soccer Oct. 1 @ Burlington Central—The Knights won 1-0. Michael Minoque had 16 saves, and Javier Correa had the goal on a Devin Pieczynski assist. Oct. 6 @ DeKalb—Pieczynski’s goal and Minoque’s five saves helped...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • NIB-12 tennis tournament moves to DeKalb

    KANELAND—Kaneland will still host this year’s Northern Illinois Big 12 conference tournament—it’ll just be at DeKalb High School. The two-day tournament, beginning Friday morning at 10 a.m. at 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, and resuming Saturday at...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    Patricia LeBaron Bergman

    Patricia LeBaron Bergman, 79, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in her home in Sugar Grove, where she lived since 1991. She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of the late Patricia Helene...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Editorial: Celebrate with some Class in a Glass

    Declining temperatures notwithstanding, October is typically an excellent month for local weekend activities and fundraisers. So if you’re looking for something fun to do on Saturday, Oct. 11, consider “classing” things up with a trip to the...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Letter: Vote against Fire District disconnection referendum

    I’m writing this letter to ask for your support to vote against the referendum to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District. We have a dedicated, highly-trained Fire Department that has been servicing our area...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Letter: Just say no to disconnection referendum

    There will be a referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot about whether to disconnect and transfer territory from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. I felt it...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Kaneland to destroy Class of 2009 temporary records

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School will soon destroy temporary education records of students who graduated in 2009. If you would like to obtain your temporary records before they are destroyed, contact Laura McPhee (630) 365-5100 ext. 202, or email...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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  • Elburn welcomes Station No. 3

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Wednesday opened it’s Fire Station No. 3 in Lily Lake. The station is functional 24 hours a day and features an advanced life support (ALS) engine, which means the...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Hultgren votes to counter Islamic State group with military training

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently supported H. J. Res. 124, a continuing resolution to fund the government at its current levels for three months, which includes an amendment to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies,...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Knights golf measuring shots

    KANELAND—With next week’s postseason gauntlet approaching, it was time for Kaneland golf to get some final regular season swings in against some eager competition. On Sept. 24, the Knights traveled to Pine Hills Golf Club and vanquished...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Local athlete on Central College football team

    PELLA, IOWA—Kaneland graduate and wide receiver Zack Martinelli is a member of the Central College football team. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Oct. 2 Sports Recap

    Sophomore Football Sept. 26 @ DeKalb—The Knights defeated the Barbs 25-6. No individual stats were provided. Boys JV Cross Country Sept. 27 @ Aurora Central Catholic—The boys freshman/sophomore team placed sixth at the Charger Classic in Aurora....

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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