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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.
  • Waubonsee offers fall high school baseball

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will host a fall baseball league for high school players who are not participating in any fall high school sports. This IHSA-approved league is the area’s longest running and most economical fall league....

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Romp in the Park 5K to be held Aug. 30

    MAPLE PARK—The 16th Annual Romp in the Park will take place Aug. 30, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. and race times of 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:05 a.m. for the two mile walk. The...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Community Congregational hosts activities during Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church has a lot going on this year during Elburn Days. Along with its usual indoor rummage sale and sloppy joe lunch, there will be vendor booths along Route 47 and in the parking lot...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • St. Gall to hold annual rummage, bake sale

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn, will hold its annual rummage and bake sale on Friday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Burial for Roger D. and Loretta B. Johnson

    The family of Roger D. and Loretta Bricher Johnson wish to share the couple’s passing and burial. Both were born and raised in Kane County with generations of history in the area. They will be laid to...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Foguth of Elburn named to dean’s list

    ATCHISON, KAN.—Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Rachel Foguth of Elburn recently demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Benedictine College dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Rachel is the daughter...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Real Estate Transactions 8-14-2014

    6/13/14 CHRISTIANA GAMBILL from JAMES P. PHILLIP; 43W663 MARIAN CIRCLE S., SUGAR GROVE IL 60554-9501 for $320,000 7/21/14 NICHOLAS ROBERTS and DANA ROBERTS from CARMAX AUTO SUPERSTORES INC; 225 SOMERSET DRIVE, SUGAR GROVE IL 60554-9815 for $275,000...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Letter: Make some memories at Elburn Days 2014

    As the summer winds to a close, we can look back at some mild weather and hopefully some good times. Whether this summer was what you had hoped for, or whether it wasn’t, this weekend brings one...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you to Sidewalk Sale participants, volunteers

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a generous thank you to all the participants and volunteers of this past weekend’s Sidewalk Sale event in downtown Elburn, and to the many who came out to...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Letter: Kaneland ‘ready to operate’? Not so fast

    Superintendent Jeff Schuler said he is leaving the Kaneland schools “ready to operate.” Several School Board members express their appreciation (choking back tears at times) of his service and accomplishments as he leaves for his new job...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Letter: Williams death a great loss, like so many others

    The recent death of actor/comedian Robin Williams by a suspected suicide was probably a shock for most of us. Often seen as a hyper, “always on” personality, he apparently was haunted by the mental illness known as...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Big Rock Plowing Match set for Sept. 19-21

    BIG ROCK—The weekend of Sept. 19-21 will play host to the 120th annual Plowing Match in Big Rock. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, this event began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • Wu
    Waubonsee’s Wu elected to Fox Valley United Way

    SUGAR GROVE—John Wu, director of Emergency Management and Safety at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Fox Valley United Way. Wu, of Naperville, was pre-elected to...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • A beacon of light for local youngsters

    Yorkville resident and Lighthouse Academy owner Shannen Flores (center) stands with her parents, Luis and Luisa Flores, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony the evening of July 30. Elburn Chamber of Commerce members, family, friends and customers were present...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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  • Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 18

    SUGAR GROVE—The 21st Annual Kaneland Foundation Golf Outing, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Drive, Sugar Grove. Check-in and lunch begin at 11...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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  • ‘Cut for a Cure’ at Dave’s Barber Shop Aug. 16

    ELBURN—The community will have an opportunity to donate to the Cancer Research Centers of America during the Saturday of Elburn Days, Aug. 16, at Dave’s Barber Shop, 132 N. Main St., from noon to 4 p.m. Nolan...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Flapjack Frenzy: Scouts offer pancake breakfast during Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Elburn Eagle Scout Jacob Sheehan and Boy Scout Jake Grisch will be working at the Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on the Saturday of Elburn Days, Aug.16, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. This year’s...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Fritz graduates from Eastern Illinois University

    CHARLESTON, ILL.—James Fritz of Sugar Grove was one of more than 980 spring 2014 graduates at Eastern Illinois University. Undergraduate and graduate students were certified by their respective deans as having completed all requirements leading to the...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local students graduate from University of Iowa

    IOWA CITY, IOWA—The following local residents received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester: Jeffrey Gillett (Bachelor of Arts, history; certificate in museum studies) and Michelle Stammet (pharmacy) of Elburn;...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local students make North Central dean’s list

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The following local residents were recently named to the North Central College dean’s list of scholars for the 2014 spring term: Nicholas Lynch, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; Taylor Bastone of Maple Park;...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local residents make Eastern Illinois University dean’s list

    CHARLESTON, ILL.—Kelsey Bishop of Sugar Grove and Andrew Hladilek of Maple Park were recently named to the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) spring 2014 dean’s list. The dean’s list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Urich named to Lawrence University dean’s list

    APPLETON, WIS.—Amber Urich of Elburn was recently named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 grade point average or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Urich, daughter of Robin Urich, is a...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Bonifas of Sugar Grove graduates from SUNY Buffalo State

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Jami Bonifas of Sugar Grove recently graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies.

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Jessica Bruce and Patrick Zerkel
    Bruce, Zerkel to wed

    Donald and Ellen Bruce of Elburn announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica, to Patrick Zerkel, son of the late John and the late Peg Zerkel. A Sept. 6 wedding in St. Louis is...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Stargazing event at Kuipers Family Farm

    MAPLE PARK—The annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky, and NIU’s STEM Cafe will once again be there to watch it. STEM Cafe will present “Star Gazing...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Needham elected co-president of Aurora Noon Lions

    SUGAR GROVE—Michele Needham, executive director of Human Resources at Waubonsee Community College, was recently selected to serve as co-president of the Aurora Noon Lions Club. Needham, of Plainfield, Ill., will share the presidency with Aurora lawyer Herbert...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Hultgren supports legislation to protect community banks

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week voted to support two bills, which will relieve community banks from excessive regulations and protect their ability to lend to Illinois homeowners. H.R. 4042, the Community Bank Mortgage Service...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Rambish to serve on Mutual Ground Board

    SUGAR GROVE—Dr. Medea Rambish, Dean for Developmental Education and College Readiness at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for Mutual Ground in Aurora. Rambish, a North Aurora resident, will serve...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Dental visits a good habit to start

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.—While two-thirds of Illinoisans visit the dentist at least once a year, nearly half of them have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist. “According to the Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health and...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Elburn Seniors trip—Deadline Aug. 11

    ELBURN—Elburn Seniors will take a trip on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to Isle Of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. The cost of the trip is $38. Participants must sign up no later than Monday, Aug. 11. Everyone over...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Summer Reading Grand Finale Aug. 8

    ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Grand Finale on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The evening will mark the culmination of...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Aurora Raiders Softball hosts tryouts Aug. 9, 10

    Tryouts for the Aurora Raiders Girls Fastpitch Softball team are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, at the West Aurora High School Varsity Softball Field, 1201 W New York St, Aurora. On Saturday, the...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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