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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.
  • Sugar Grove, Aurora townships approve intergovernmental agreement

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove and Aurora townships recently approved an intergovernmental agreement to bring transportation services for seniors and disabled persons in Sugar Grove Township. The new agreement went into effect on July 1, and allows seniors, ages...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Summer Reading Grand Finale at Town and Country Library

    by Dwayne Nelson Youth Services and Reference librarian Town and Country Public Library Town and Country Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Grand Finale on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. This evening...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Editorial: Ringing in the start of festival season with Sugar Grove Corn Boil

    Heat, humidity and bugs getting you down this summer? Fear not, as we’re on the doorstep of yet another summer festival season meant to celebrate the four major municipalities in our coverage area. And the fun will...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • With sincere appreciation to sponsors, golfers, volunteers

    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to thank its sponsors, golfers and volunteers for a very successful and well-attended event on Friday, June 27, at Bliss Creek Golf Course. We would like to...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • KC Xplosion tryouts begin Aug. 4

    MAPLE PARK—The Kane County Xplosion softball will begin hosting tryouts Aug. 4 through Aug. 9. On Monday, Aug. 4, all age groups can try out at Frontier Park in Naperville, Ill. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. with...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Elburn Express 12U tryouts Aug. 5 and 7

    ELBURN—The Elburn Express 12U softball team will hold tryouts Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. at the Elburn Lions Park north field. For more information about 12U softball or questions, call Ingrid at...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • McCormack among students honored at awards ceremony

    LISLE, ILL.—Melinda McCormack of Sugar Grove was among the top students honored for their outstanding academic achievements at the Honors Convocation and Hooding Ceremony, held recently at Benedictine University. McCormack was presented and recognized as a member...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Donna Jean Berg

    Donna Jean Berg passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and her beautiful gardens. Donna was born in Harvard, Ill., on Sept. 30, 1949. For years she was the only girl...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil set July 25-27

    Corn Boil website >> SUGAR GROVE—Admission is free to the 2014 Sugar Grove Corn Boil, which will open on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The volunteer community event is family friendly and offers entertainment that will...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Our name is mud at Elburn Days

    The 85th annual Elburn Days festival is just a month away, and with it will come great food and drink, fun carnival rides and kid activities, first-rate musical entertainment and, last but not least, the Elburn Herald’s...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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  • Corn Boil to offer fabulous band lineup

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee recently announced the bands that will be play during the Corn Boil, Friday through Sunday, July 25-27. On Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., the Duke Band, truly local and...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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  • Chiropractic office hosts ADHD natural remedies workshop

    ELBURN—Vital Wellness Center will host a free workshop on ADHD entitled “Focus!” on Wednesday, July 30, at 6:15 p.m. The workshop will delve into natural ways to help eliminate the symptoms of ADHD, as well as the...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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    Former Fire Chief, wife embody volunteerism that built community

    When Delmar Krieghbaum came to Sugar Grove in 1944, the population in the entire township was only 200. There were only four streets in town: Main, Maple, First and Grove. There was no fire department, so Krieghbaum...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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  • Season passes for 2014-15 Kaneland sports now available

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School athletics fans can purchase season passes, ranging from one sports season to an all-encompassing pass that covers all football, volleyball, wrestling and girls and boys basketball games. The passes are good for the...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Community Congregational Church accepting donations

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church in Elburn is now accepting donations for its Elburn Days rummage sale. The church is happy to take the following: belts, jewelry, bicycles, knick knacks, books, purses, DVDs and VHS tapes, puzzles, framed pictures,...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Anthony Blaskoski

    Anthony Blaskoski, 54, of St. Charles, passed away at Delnor-Community Hospital on Sunday, July 6, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. Tony was born on July 27, 1959, in Dreux, France, to loving...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Gladys Carolina Olson

    Gladys Carolina Olson, 95, passed away peacefully at Michaelson Health Center on July 11, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Gladys was born on Aug. 18, 1918, to loving parents Oscar and Ida...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • St. Gall Church accepting rummage sale donations

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church is currently accepting donations for its annual rummage sale. Donations can be dropped off from now through Sunday, Aug. 10, during the following times: Monday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 7...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Pitstick makes Illinois State University dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON, ILL.—Kari Pitstick of Virgil was recently named to the Illinois State University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Pitstick is a middle level education major with a children’s studies minor at the university. She achieved...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Local residents graduate from Drake University

    DES MOINES, IOWA—The following local residents graduated from Drake University at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester: Dennis Brettman (Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts & Sciences) and Kelly Shaw (Bachelor of Science in...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Family Fest at Family Life Church

    ELBURN—Family Fest will take place Saturday, July 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Road, Elburn. The family-friendly event will include inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals, carnival games, puppet shows and free food.

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Two Guys, Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to any and all who attend St. Charles Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 27,...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Ramona Ann Kline

    Ramona Ann Kline, 85, died July 12, 2014. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Burlington, Iowa, to Paul and Pearl Doemland. The family moved to Aurora when Ramona was very young. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Elementary...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • 2014 Kane County Fair 4-H schedule

    ST. CHARLES—The following is a schedule of 4-H events slated to take place during the 2014 Kane County Fair at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Thursday, July 17 8 a.m. Swine Judging...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Elburn Days booths available at Community Congregational

    ELBURN—There are still vendor booths available on the Elburn Community Congregational Church parking lot (north side of the church) for Elburn Days, Aug. 15, 16 and 17. The church during the festival will host an indoor rummage...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Letter: Sponsor the Family Bingo, Auction Night Fundraiser

    Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will sponsor a Family Bingo and Auction Night Fundraiser on March 7, 2015. The event will be held at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary in Elburn. This event is to raise money for...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Letter: You can make a difference

    “If every household in Illinois dedicated just $10 of their weekly grocery budget towards Illinois Products, $47 million would be re-invested in the Illinois economy. That’s over $2.4 billion annually.” The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions July 2014 Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions July 2014 Calendar Raffle: Eugene & Floyd, Brendan Thomas, Jan & Butch, Kristen Stern, Living Well Health Center and Ron Algrim, all of Elburn; Bob Diehl of Maple...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Ruth Anne Ashton

    Ruth Anne Ashton, 48, died of cancer on Friday, June 27, 2014. She received hospice care at her sister’s home in Kaneville, surrounded by family, just as she wanted. She is survived by her husband, Keith Bickley;...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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    Tickle earns athletic honors at Coe College

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA—Jake Tickle of Elburn earned an athletic letter for outstanding participation on the Coe College baseball team during the 2013-14 academic year. Tickle, a 2010 graduate of Kaneland High School, is the son of Elizabeth...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • LeRoy C. Newlun Sr.

    LeRoy C. Newlun Sr., 68, of DeKalb, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Mauston, Wis., The son of Charles and...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Community Congregational Church now accepting donations

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church in Elburn is now accepting donations for its Elburn Days rummage sale. The church is happy to take the following: belts, jewelry, bicycles, knick knacks, books, purses, DVDs and VHS tapes, puzzles, framed pictures,...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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