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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.
  • Hill’s Country Store anniversary celebration Monday

    Hill’s Country Store’s 7 year anniversary celebration will take place Monday at the store. Cake and ice cream will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the event includes raffles, prizes and giveaways.

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • KHS Students finish seventh in national math competition (external link)

    KHS students Erika Carlson, Nick Likeum, Eun Woo (James) Lim, Muhammad (Munib) Rehman and Ethan Witt recently participated in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge https://m3challenge.siam.org/, and tied for 7th place. The internet-based math modeling competition involved 1,152 teams...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Softball recovers vs. Batavia after taking it on helmet

    Photo: Morgan Weber scored six runs, and had three hits and a home run in the Knight’s doubleheader wins over Batavia Runs come home after two non-conference losses KANELAND—While it might be nice to be close to...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Unger to take over Chiefs program from Randall

    SUGAR GROVE—Former Waubonsee Community College player Brad Unger has been named to succeed long-time Chiefs head baseball coach Dave Randall. After 37 seasons and nearly 1,850 games at Waubonsee, Randall is relinquishing the reins of the program...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Thielk sets State record in bench press

    Kaneland junior Zack Thielk set an Illinois state record at the World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters championship in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., two weekends ago. Thielk bench pressed 342 pounds at the competition. Courtesy Photo

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Rodriguez named NACC Athlete of week for track and field

    AURORA—Aurora University freshman Lisa Rodriguez of Sugar Grove was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Week. Rodriguez helped lead the Spartans to a second place finish at the Wheaton...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Easter celebration at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC) will host its Easter celebration on Holy Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to noon at the church, 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. Invite your neighbors and bring the grandkids to...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Russell W. Stewart

    Russell W. Stewart, 66, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at The Tillers in Oswego, Ill. He was born June 27, 1947, in Chicago, the son of the late Henry and Evelyn Stewart....

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to Kaneville Fire Department

    I wanted to take a moment and thank the Kaneville Fire Department for the wonderful Easter egg hunt they held for the community on Saturday, April 12. Our family moved here not too long ago from a...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Visit the Sugar Grove Farmers Market

    Veggies, fruits and eggs harvested within a day or two of a farmers market are fresh, crisp, loaded with flavor and packed with nutrients. Today, more than ever, it is so important to understand where and how...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you to those who donated blood

    The Elburn American Legion Auxiliary Post 630 would like to thank everyone who made the April 8 Elburn community blood drive a success. We had 28 volunteers and were able to collect 25 pints of blood. A...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • Metra parking to increase May 1

    ELBURN—Commuters will pay 25 cents more a day to park at the Elburn Metra Station beginning May 1. Parking rates will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per day. Village President Dave Anderson said that the Village Board...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Editorial: Help support Kaneland’s upcoming service trip

    A screening of the film “Murph the Protector” will take place in the Kaneland High School auditorium on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. to help raise funds for a June service trip to famous World War...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Valleybrook Church moves to former middle school

    MAPLE PARK—Valleybrook will introduce its new location at the former Kaneland Middle School on Easter Sunday, April 20, with coffee and Panera goodies at 9:30 a.m. and a service at 10 a.m. The former middle school is...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Esther Leverenz

    Esther Leverenz passed away Dec. 3, 2013. Her family invites those who knew and loved Esther to a burial of her cremated remains at Blackberry Township Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. For more information,...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • William K. Marlatt

    William K. Marlatt, 88, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Monday, April 7, at Asbury Gardens in North Aurora. He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Steger, Ill., the son of the late Chalmer and Mable (Unger)...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Kaneland softball steers clear of Tenn. trouble

    CLARKSVILLE, TENN.—With the struggles of most area teams in northern Illinois to get softball games in, Kaneland went with a tried and true formula: get out of the state. Visiting Clarksville, Tenn., for the Play It Again...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Lucky 13

    Photo: Senior Kyla Goodine won the 100m Hurdles in 17.93 Tuesday. Photo by Mary Paulson Outdoor opener nets 13 event wins for girls track and field KANELAND—With favorable conditions compared to the majority of the spring thus...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you and message from Valerie Burd

    Thank you to all of you who voted for me on March 18 to be a candidate for State Representative in the 50th District. Even though I was running unopposed, you still took the time to vote...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Kaneland Foundation to host Fun Run, 5k

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation will host its 3rd annual 5k cross country race on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. at the Kaneland High School campus/football stadium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. There will also be a one-quarter-mile...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Easter weekend event at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

    GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will host an Easter weekend breakfast event on Saturday, April 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The event will include a breakfast buffet served inside the Super Suite...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Eddie Gaedel official opening a grand slam

    ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill of Elburn combined its official grand opening celebration with the opening day of baseball on Monday. The bar originally opened in May 2013 but postponed its grand opening party until a couple...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Letter: School Board unconcerned with taxpayers’ financial interests?

    The Kaneland School Board recently authorized spending $225,000 on 91 iPad Minis and 588 Chromebooks for the district’s students without informing themselves or the District tax payers of an implementation plan for the devices. Yet at the...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to blood drive participants

    This has been a long and difficult winter, but you helped us fill the shortages of every blood type. We thank the Sugar Grove Firefighters Auxiliary, the Sugar Grove Fire Department, the Heartland Blood Center staff and...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Community Corner: Fine Arts Festival will delight all ages

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson, KAI executive director Sunday, April 13, will mark the 15-year anniversary of the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s signature event, the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival. The festival was born out of a need to offer...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Knight boys track makes presence felt at IPTT

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Prep Top Times meet action down in Bloomington, Ill., always serves as a barometer for a team’s progress before the outdoor track season begins in earnest. The Knights seemed to deflect the pressure. At the...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Knights can’t find friendly diamond

    CAROL STREAM, Ill.—Knight baseball were finally able to get out on the field to begin the 2014 regular season. It shall have to wait a bit longer for its first win to be in the books. Housed...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Lady Knights try to wow at Wesleyan

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Prep Top Times meet action, held at the Shirk Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, boasts the best the indoor track season has to offer. You can include Kaneland girls track in that...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • Peter Mezei

    Peter Mezei passed away March 7 after a courageous battle with cancer. Peter was born in Austria and moved to Chicago as a child. His family moved to the Elburn area in 1966. He was a 1968...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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  • St. Gall announces Palm Sunday Mass schedule

    ELBURN—Palm Sunday observes the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week. The church will relive the sequence of events, leading to the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and prepare for the...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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