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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.
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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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  • Club Z! Annual Achievement Award

    ELBURN—It’s that time of year to apply for $10,000 in cash prizes toward education by nominating students for the Club Z! Annual Achievement Award, open to grade levels fifth through 12. The Club Z! Annual Achievement Award...

    • Posted March 29, 2014
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  • Madigan issues advice for tax season

    CHICAGO—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois consumers to the costly risk of tax refund anticipation products as they work to file their tax returns by Tuesday, April 15. Tax...

    • Posted March 29, 2014
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  • Waubonsee receives workforce training grant

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s efforts to boost workforce training have received a boost from the state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded Waubonsee a grant worth $45,500 through the Illinois Employer...

    • Posted March 29, 2014
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  • Village Board talks salt, road repair options

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed its options for purchasing salt and for road repair. Streets Supervisor Geoff Payton addressed his thoughts and recommendations for the purchasing of salt for next year. “We would...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions March Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for March: Rob & Tom, Living Well Health Center and KD & Lari Lamb, all of Elburn; Ed Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Steve Bowgren and Joe...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Cagers are champs

    The seventh-grade boys Cagers basketball team won the league tournament championship over March 15-16. The team includes Sam Weigand (front row, from left), Brett Wallner, John Schaefer, Spencer Brown, Head Coach Hunter Emigh (back row), Declan McDonald,...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Team Harvell wins KYBL Tournament

    The Kaneland Youth Basketball League title went to Team Harvell during the March 15 tournament that took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School. The team included Aiden Watkiss (front, left to right), Daniel DiChiarro, Caleb Hubbard and...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Angela M. ‘Angie’ Lexa

    Angela M. “Angie” Lexa, 84, of Sycamore, formerly of Elburn and Virgil areas, past owner of The Kountry Kettle, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Friday, March 21,...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • St. Gall announces Lenten Stations of the Cross

    ELBURN—In the Catholic faith, Lent is a time for fasting, abstinence from meat and prayer in preparation for Easter. St. Gall Church will offer Stations of the Cross, for prayerful reflection, on Fridays, March 28 through April...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

    On Saturday, March 15, Kaneland Sports Boosters hosted its “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser. The night included a Red Woody concert, silent auction and a number of raffles, highlighted by our grand prize raffle. I am extremely...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you to Kane County voters

    On behalf of the Don Kramer for Kane County Sheriff campaign team, I would like to thank all the residents who answered their doors and were so friendly to me and my volunteers. I realize having a...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Chris Halsey

    I would like to thank Dan Hanneman, Keith Hougas and all of the members of the Elburn Lions Club—the greatest Lions Club in the state of Illinois—for hosting my “Roar,” and the businesses, residents and friends that...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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