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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.
  • Oct. 30 sports recap

    Kaneland Youth Football League Playoff Consolation Round Saturday, Oct. 25 8U Yorkville Black 7 @ Kaneland Silver 12 9U Kaneland White 26 @ Kaneland Black 8 10U Yorkville Red 20 @ Kaneland Black 6 11U Kaneland Black...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Boys pack emerge battle-tested from Woodstock Regional

    Photo: Junior Austin Kintz edged this Yorkville runner by .1 seconds to finish 13th at Saturday’s Woodstock Regional. Photo submitted by Patti Wilk to sports@elburnherald.com WOODSTOCK, ILL.—Due to the clutch performance during Saturday’s Class 2A Woodstock Regional,...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Girls XC goes 4th to Sectional

    Photo: Freshman Andrea Wells and junior Brianna Bower work their way through a challenging Woodstock course at Saturday’s Regional. The Lady Knights qualified as a team to the sectional Saturday, which is hosted by Kaneland High School....

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Soccer picks up 3rd regional title in 5 seasons

    Loss to Wheaton Academy in sectional ends season KANELAND—Kaneland soccer can only take what the yearly calendar gives them, but in this 2014 season, the Knights followed the odd trend of winning a regional plaque in the...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Wrestlers compete at preseason Nationals

    Photos: Kaneland sophomores Riley Vanik (above, left) and Colin Gussman (below, left) earned All-American honors at Saturday’s preseason Nationals meet in Iowa. Photo submitted by Stephanie Vanik to sports@elburnherald.com CEDAR FALLS, IOWA—Six Kaneland students competed in the...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Fox River’s math just doesn’t add up

    Because of the Nov. 4 referendum, the recently formed Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District has been spending a lot of time defending their Fire District in the press. In one of their letters, they stated that...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: In response to a previous letter

    I have made numerous attempts to contact Ms. Denise Klock in regard to her allegations of response times leading to “needless property loss and death.” Due diligence to substantiate her claims have included attempts to contact her...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Vote ‘no’ on Nov. 4 disconnection referendum

    Vote “no” on Nov. 4, on the referendum to disconnect from Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. United we stand by the brotherhood of the Elburn & Countryside Fire District. You have served us with dedication and...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: A puzzle that matters

    The fire disconnection referendum on the Nov 4 ballot poses a bit of a puzzle, i.e. a “financial aptitude test,” if you will. The issue presents an optical illusion where a proposed change may look smaller or...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: The facts are simple

    I have been listening to people talk and reading articles about Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, and decided to do some research. Personal feelings aside, it’s time to look at the facts. The city of St....

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Editorial: Helping one of our own during a time of need

    Like many of you, we received news late last week that Kaneville Village President Pat Hill is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This week, Elburn Herald reporter Susan O’Neill spoke with the Kaneville community to get...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Simply the facts

    Chief Kelly Callaghan of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) recently submitted an article entitled “Vote No to the ‘Hostile Takeover.’” The so-called “hostile takeover” is actually a reference to the resident-initiated petition to disconnect...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Gwen H. McKee

    Gwen H. McKee, 77, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. She was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Chicago, the second daughter of Arthur and Mildred Hughes. Gwen graduated from Hirsch High School in...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Winona M. Mitcheltree

    Winona M. Mitcheltree (nee Moroney), 82, of Aurora, and recently of Batavia, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Oct. 20. She was born Oct.19, 1932, in Aurora, to Thornton and Hermina (nee...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Clara M. Olson Hardt Stonecipher

    Clara Olson Hardt Stonecipher, 98, of Elburn passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born in 1916 in Chicago to Swedish immigrant parents, who later moved to the Virgil area. A lifelong member of Grace...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Harvest Drawdown

    MAPLE PARK—St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Maple Park will host its Harvest Drawdown on Saturday, Nov. 1. Dinner, including pork chops, fried chicken, sides and homemade desserts, will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Caregivers support group at Community Congregational Church

    ELBURN—Are you or someone you know caring for a family member or friend who can no longer take care of themselves—perhaps someone with physical or mental impairment? While such caregiving is a labor of love, it can...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Oct. 30 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 • An Elburn resident, 85, of the 500 block of Parkside...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    First and foremost

    Scott Wheatley, principal/creative director at Strata G Design, was the winner of the Shop Elburn First campaign logo/tag line contest. The Elburn Economic Development Com- mittee unanimously approved Wheatley’s design (right). Committee members include Ryan Easter (above,...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Photo: Maple Park High School Class of 1952 reunion

    The Maple Park High School Class of 1952 held its 62-year reunion on Oct. 11 at Sorrento’s in Maple Park. There were eight class members and six guests present for the dinner and social time. Bernie Ziegler...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    Peaking in the Illinois Valley

    Senior Brandon Kigyos intercepts the football and scores a touchdown for the Knights against La Salle-Peru Friday. Photo by Mary Paulson Knights’ 58-6 win over LaSalle-Peru has stars on both sides of ball LA SALLE, ILL.—Having not...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Oct. 23 Sports recap

    Freshman Volleyball Oct. 16 vs. Morris—The freshman A team improved to 12-4, 7-0 in conference play with a 25-15, 25-20 win over Morris. The B team also won against Morris 25-22, 17-25, 25-21. Sophomore Volleyball Oct. 16...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    Hole in one at Hughes Creek

    Mike Novak, 90, of Geneva, shot a hole in one at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn on Oct. 8. The shot took place on hole No. 3, a 140 yard par 3, using a six iron...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Seventh-grade football enjoy undefeated season

    With an Oct. 18 win over Yorkville, the Kaneland Harter Middle School seventh-grade football team finished 9-0 on the year and were crowned conference champions. Up 6-0 on an early interception return for a touchdown by Dylan...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Harter lady harriers earn 6th at state meet

    Long All State for boys NORMAL, ILL.—The Kaneland Harter Middle School girls cross country team finished in 6th place at Saturday’s IESA State Cross Country Championship, held at Maxwell Park in Normal, Ill. It was the first...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Editorial: Oh, look: some good news

    We’d like to take a moment and step away from the ongoing story involving the Nov. 4 Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District disconnection referendum to focus, albeit briefly, on some local news. Elburn recently saw the...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you for 31 wonderful years

    It is with a heavy heart that I write the following words: Dr. Robert Hansen DDS passed away earlier this month, following an 18-month battle with cancer. I had the honor of serving as his Office Manager...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Reasons to vote no regarding fire disconnection

    I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen regarding the potential disconnection from the Elburn Fire Department to the Fox River Fire Department. I have spent vast amounts of time researching this proposal and have come...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Let’s get the facts straight

    I am writing about the disconnection from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District to the Fox River Fire/Rescue Protection District. Having served 35 years on the Elburn Fire Department—the last 11 as fire chief—I believe you...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Stay committed to Elburn Fire District

    I have lived in the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District for more than 77 years. I have grown to know the members of our Fire District staff and their families. The department has visited our schools,...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Previous letter renders several opinions without facts

    I read again with interest the letter from Tim Lyons published in the Elburn Herald on Oct. 9. This letter was from an individual identifying himself as a Batavia Fire Department Lieutenant. Lt. Lyons is also reportedly...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Letter: Dispensing with the myths

    I was pleased to read the letter in the Oct. 16 Elburn Herald publication, written by Fire Chief Greg Benson of the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District regarding the district’s proposed takeover of a significant portion...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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