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About Elburn Herald

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.
  • Editorial: Consider donating to the Beverly Holmes Hughes fund

    We often use this editorial space to identify key activities happening somewhere within the Kaneland community. This week, we’d like to take a moment to direct you toward an incredibly important cause currently taking place in the...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 2015 School Board election

    KANELAND—The 2015 consolidated general election is still nearly eight months away, but School Board candidates are already gearing up for the biennial event. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is the first official day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Letter: Looking back, looking forward

    It’s been a little over a year since our community joined together and the Kindness Campaign was born. Our many thanks go out to the families, businesses, individuals and organizations that have joined in this journey. There...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • T&C Library Friends donate $3,000

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 East North St., Elburn, donated $3,000 to the library at their annual membership meeting, Sept. 11. The donation was made possible from the proceeds of the Elburn...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Garbage truck, vehicle collide in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sept. 12 were dispatched to Route 30, west of Dugan Road, in Big Rock on a report of a traffic crash with injuries involving a garbage truck and a passenger vehicle....

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Arts Initiative gets ‘Excited about Education’

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) is opening its 2014-15 season with a unique event celebrating education. “Shout Out!—Excited about Education” is a series of live readings written and read...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle Winners for September 2014

    ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for September 2014: Tara Treve, Michele Montalbano-Milett, Nancy Wilkison, Phil Albano, Alyx and Grandpa, and Dave and Laura Broz, all of Elburn; Mark and Carolyn Anderson,...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Bird tests positive for West Nile

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently found a bird in Batavia that tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the second bird found in Kane County that has tested positive. The first one was found...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Crafters needed for John Stewart Craft Fair

    KANELAND—John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network (PTN) is currently accepting applications for crafters and vendors for its upcoming annual Craft Fair on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m....

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 9-18 Police Blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • Miguel Granado, 30, of the 700 block of Gates St.,...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Joan Carson

    Joan Carson passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was born July 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Nellie (Bass) Carson. She is survived by her daughter, Joni (White) Ryan, and son-in-law, Phillip Ryan; sisters, Gloria...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Julie Marie Nelson

    Julie Marie Nelson, 56, of Maple Park, fought a long and valiant battle with cancer before it broke her body, but never her spirit. She claimed the promise of her Savior, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, surrounded by...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Zombie Run set for Oct. 10

    Join the Knight cross country teams for a spooky “Knight of the Zombies” run Oct. 10. The evening will feature two races: Trick or Treat Run This run features friendly zombies sharing treats with participants in grades...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Soccer brings winning logic vs. IMSA

    Photo: Peter Jefferson controls the ball Saturday in Kaneland’s 7-0 win over IMSA. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Matches against Sycamore, Morris cap week KANELAND—No matter the opponent, it’s always nice to see offense on the pitch. After...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Volleyball dominates vs. IMSA, takes on Pontiac Invite

    Photo: Junior McKenzie McMullan spikes the volleyball over an IMSA defender last Thursday. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Volleyball got itself on a roll this past week, with a win over Montini Catholic a week and a half...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Kaneland golf earns key win over Morris

    Knight clubbers hold steady at 7-3 ELBURN—With a 7-3 mark in dual competition, Kaneland golf has had its share of good fortune in 2014. On Tuesday at Hughes Creek Golf Club, it was never a more appropriate...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • 9-18 Sports Recap

    Sophomore Football Sept. 12 vs. Rich Central—The sophomore football team won 40-20. No individual stats were provided. Boys Fr/So Golf Sept. 15 vs. Sterling—Michael Petrick and Jake Hummel led the Knights with 44’s as Kaneland defeated Sterling...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove police warn of phone scam

    From the Sugar Grove Police Department: Beware of fake phone calls from the Village-designated phone numbers. The police department responded to a residence last evening where someone portrayed themselves as a Police Officer of Sugar Grove demanding...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Saying goodbye to Conley Farm

    For over 15 years, the Conley family, Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services have partnered to purchase, develop and maintain the Conley Farm in Kaneville. The farm has seen countless visitors to its Children’s Prayer...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Laila Marti

    Laila Marti, 89, of St. Charles, formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and loving caregivers at Inspirations. She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Ray A. Pulford

    Ray A. Pulford, 65, of Elburn, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family following a brief but fierce struggle with cancer, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. If love could have...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Tough test vs. IMSA sees Lady Knights prevail

    Photo: The Lady Knights tennis team held on to a 4-3 victory over visiting IMSA Tuesday. Senior Sammie Schrepferman had the lone singles win for KHS. Photo by Mary Paulson MAPLE PARK—Kaneland’s tennis team came out on...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Golfers face familiar challenges

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Soccer loses hearbreaker to DeKalb

    Photo: Senior Ivan Bohorquez pushes through the DeKalb defense en route to a scoring attempt Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer MAPLE PARK—The Knight soccer team opened their Northern Illinois Big 12 slate of games with a 2-1...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Sugar Grove’s Morton wins PGA golf contest

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident, Jimmy Morton. a freshman at Marmion Academy, won the Boys 14-15 year old Midwest Regional PGA sponsored Drive-Chip-Putt contest at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind., on Sept 6. He advances to the finals...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • 9-11 Sports recap

    Fr/So Golf Aug. 26 vs. Hinckley-Big Rock—Kaneland defeated Hinckley-Big Rock 178 to 261. Jacob Hummel led the team with a 43. Michael Petrick and Rhett Espe each shot a 44. Jacob Milton (47), Jacob Romas (47) and...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Registration for Kaneland Youth Boys, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading now open

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Youth Basketball League is designed to serve the youth basketball and cheerleading needs of the entire Kaneland area; Sugar Grove, Elburn, Maple Park, Kaneville, Virgil and the surrounding communities. The Kaneland Youth Basketball and Cheerleading...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Letter: ‘Never forget’ Sept. 11, 2001

    As we look back upon the events that occurred on this fateful day that left an indelible mark on the world, Sept. 11, 2001, it is very hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since the...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Editorial: Reflecting on the events of Sept. 11, 2001

    It’s hard to believe that today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and United Airlines Flight 93, which...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police announces Special Olympics fundraiser

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department recently announced that it will hold a Pulling for Special Olympics fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5N213 County Line Road, Maple Park. Participants can pay...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove Chamber to offer scholarship, grant information

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce will offer its Scholarship Fair, free to the public, on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Township Community Building, 141 S. Main St., Sugar...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • D302 preschool screening

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Sept. 19, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, Elburn, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District,...

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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