All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    Elburn—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations from families and businesses to use in...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

    Aurora—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Dec. 13, at MorningStar Church in Aurora, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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  • SG seeking applicants for Board of Police Commissioners

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Board of Police Commissioners consists of three members that are appointed by the village president with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The powers and duties of this board are limited to making...

    • Posted December 9, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted December 7, 2013
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  • Phyllis Liss

    Phyllis Liss, 76, went home to Heaven, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Fountain Hills, AZ. She was born November 23, 1937. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Survivors include her husband, Charles...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • WCC CAD Program awarded grants to expand partnership, outreach

    SUGAR GROVE—The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) program at Waubonsee Community College has been awarded two grants to help the college improve its partnership with a local high school and to improve efforts to market the program...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Kindness Campaign aims to CARE at Park District

    SUGAR GROVE—Renee Dee, founder of Peak for Kids, will bring the Kindness Campaign to the Sugar Grove Park District before-and-after-school CARE program. Dee was recently a guest speaker at the CARE programs at John Shields Elementary School...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 seeks community service opportunities

    ELBURN—Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 is looking for local community service opportunities for our scouts in grades 1-5. If your organization could use some assistance with projects, events, etc., contact elburncubscouts@gmail.com.

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Online learning provider names WCC Top 50 Partner

    AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Workforce Development Department has been named among the top 50 institutional partners of ed2go, a leading provider of online learning for adults. The company works with more than 2,100 colleges, universities and other organizations...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Kaneland educators, staff honored by ASQ

    KANELAND—Two teams from Kaneland schools were recently honored at the American Society for Quality Education Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. As a part of their annual conference, ASQ recognizes teams of educators who have worked together to advance...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Wrestlers to face Spartans at NIU tonight

    DEKALB—Northern Illinois University will be the center of the local wrestling world Thursday night. The Kaneland Knights wrestling squad will take on the Sycamore Spartans in a dual meet at the NIU Convocation Center at 5 p.m.,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Dec. 5 Sports Recap

    Varsity Bowling Dec. 3 at Sterling—The Lady Knights gained two conference points in their season opener at Sterling Tuesday. Christie Crews led the way with a 523 series, while Dominique Lee had a 472. The Knights won...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • SGUMC to participate in Holiday in the Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC), 176 Main St., will host events during this year’s Holiday in the Grove event, Saturday, Dec. 7, including Mrs. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and sleigh rides from 8 a.m. to noon,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: Enough already with the taxes

    As many before me have expressed opinions and concerns about taxes for Kaneland area residents, I also would like to put my concerns out there. My husband and I have been longtime residents of this state. We...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville

    The Kaneville Township Historical Society will have the Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. Every year, we try to have different displays from the community and surrounding area. Last year, we had...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from a veteran

    I would like to thank my family and friends for support, and all those who sent flowers and cards, and stopped by to visit me on Veterans Day. Dick Bailey Elburn

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • KAI’s newest initiative

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative Rehearsals are about to begin on the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s newest project: the Winter Theatre Production. As the Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly known as the Kaneland Community Fine Arts...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Editorial: ‘Cupcake Wars’ winner shares tips for gluten-free holiday desserts

    by Ginny Grimsley, News and Experts If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion. “We assume it’s because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Elburn community blood drive

    ELBURN—An Elburn community blood drive will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall. Photo ID required. Call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Posted December 4, 2013
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  • Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

    KANELAND-Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Dec. 13, at MorningStar Church in Aurora, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and...

    • Posted December 4, 2013
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  • Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on at Conley Corner

    ELBURN—The Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services invite the Kaneland community to join in the annual Blessing of the Manger on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Conley Corner, during the Elburn Christmas Stroll....

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • WCC Auto Body Repair Program secures ‘Makeover’ grant

    SUGAR GROVE—One of the state’s best auto body repair education programs soon will get even better, after Waubonsee Community College’s program became one of four nationwide to secure a $50,000 grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation....

    • Posted December 1, 2013
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  • KUSC wears pink to take on cancer

    KANELAND—The Kaneland United Soccer Club held a Think Pink fundraiser in October to raise money and awareness for cancer. Two local residents of the Kaneland community, Matt Olson and Bridget Sweeney, both battling a cancer diagnosis, were...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Elburn Leos to present Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1

    ELBURN—The Elburn Leos Club will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. The all-you-can-eat meal will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, pastries, orange...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Marmion Christmas Craft, Home Show

    AURORA—Marmion Academy Alumni Association will sponsor the 23rd annual Marmion Christmas Craft and Home Show on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marmion...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • SantaKaneville
    Old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Kaneville

    by Susan O’Neill KANEVILLE—Celebrate the season with an old-fashioned Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. The festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Kaneville Community Center at Harter and Main Street roads, with...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • KBC PTO to host ‘Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop’

    by Laura Gampfer President, Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will host its annual “Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop” on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3:35 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 14,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • ‘Keep the Wreath Red’

    The Elburn and Countryside and Sugar Grove fire protection districts recently installed wreaths, which are illuminated with red bulbs. Should a fire occur during the holiday season, in which holiday decorations are determined to be involved, one...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • A thank you from Kaneville Fest

    A belated thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Kaneville Fest a great success. We especially want to thank our many sponsors: Dee Withey, Schollmeyer Landscaping, Fresh Lift Cleaning Services, AFM Electrical, Alex McTavish, Russell...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Alexandra Brown

    Alexandra Brown, 95, of Plano, formerly of Oswego, Ill., was called by the Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, to the late Gus and Argiro Hatzidakis of Crete, Greece. Her parents...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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