All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Waubonsee volunteers to provide free income tax preparation sessions

    AURORA—A team of volunteers associated with Waubonsee Community College will not only help hundreds of local low- to moderate-income residents follow the law, they’ll also help them collect a bit of money due them. The approximately 75...

    • Posted February 22, 2014
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  • A celebration of life for Carrie Petrie

    Carrie E. Petrie, 87, of Elburn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb. Carrie graduated from Elburn High School with the class of 1944, and was a longterm local resident and...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Kaneland chess team shines in IHSA tournament

    Photo: The 2014 Kaneland Chess team at the IHSA State Tournament last weekend. Courtesy Photo KANELAND—Kaneland High School sophomore Spencer Serwin’s first chess match on Friday ended in a loss. That was OK, though, because he went...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • District 302 seeks to add committee members

    KANELAND—Kaneland Community School District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC), Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) and the Kaneland Foundation. The mission of the CAC is to improve Kaneland schools by advising the Administration...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • ‘Illinois Jobs for Illinois Families’ roundtable discussion

    SUGAR GROVE—With Illinois unemployment the highest in the Midwest and companies, jobs and families leaving Illinois, State Representative candidate Keith Wheeler is offering a plan to make Illinois more competitive. Wheeler will host a discussion with local...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Getting in their shots

    Late-season run brings Lady Knights mark to 13-14 KANELAND—Four out of five isn’t bad. In fact, it might be coming at the right time for Kaneland girls basketball. After a five-game losing skid that lasted from Jan....

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Kucera to run track and field at Stanford

    Kaneland High School senior Nathaniel Kucera announced Feb. 12 that he would continue his track & field career at Division 1 Stanford University of the Pac-12. The stand-out 800m runner had a breakout 2013 season, highlighted by...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Feb. 20 sports recap

    Freshman Girls BBall Feb. 8, 10, 12 @ NIB-12 Tournament—The Lady Knights finished their 2013-14 season with a fourth-place showing at the NIB-12 Freshman Tournament, held at Rochelle Twp. High School. KHS won their first two games—38-35...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Coaches share memories

    We asked Kaneland coaches that were once athletes at KHS to share some of their favorite memories from their playing time and coaching careers: Back to story >

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Romano, Robinson to wed

    Joe and Karen Romano of Lisle, Ill., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina, to Doug Robinson, son of Doug and Maureen Robinson of Sugar Grove. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Naperville...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Lois McLaughlin

    Lois McLaughlin, 83, of St. Charles, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. She was born April 3, 1930, in St. Charles, to Roy and Victoria Osborne. For over 17 years, she was a...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Richard ‘Dick’ Samuelson

    Richard “Dick” Samuelson, 58, of Yorkville, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, Feb. 15, 2014. Dick was born Feb. 21, 1955, in Geneva, the son of Emanuel and Elizabeth (Hulseberg) Samuelson. Dick grew up...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • John A. Wold

    John A. Wold, 80, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, free at last from Alzheimer’s disease, which he suffered from for many years. John was an educator, businessman, Bears fan, coach, wonderful father and husband. His...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Editorial: Salute the arts this Friday with Kaneland Arts Initiative

    Arts-minded individuals interested in sprucing up their weekend plans should consider attending the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s Fine Arts Feast this Friday, Feb. 21, in the Pine Room at Open Range Southwest Grill, located on Bliss Creek Golf...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to Between Friends Food Pantry volunteers

    Many times Melisa Taylor, the founding mother of the Between Friends Food Pantry, has expressed her gratitude and love for all the volunteers. “Without volunteers, the pantry would close,” Taylor has often said. But we all must...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: Supporting Cosimo for 50th State Representative

    We would like to take this opportunity to share our choice for the upcoming election in the 50th State Representative race and to ask for your support for Dr. Julie Cosimo for this seat. We have personally...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove to host blood drive

    The winter blood shortage is being felt. This winter has been difficult, with many blood drives being cancelled due to snow and extremely cold temperatures. Please help us fill the shortages of every blood type on Monday,...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Lions February Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for February 2014: Jan & Butch; ATM & Tar (c/o Reynolds), Terry Lamb, Linn Dierschow, Kyle McKittrick, Greg Algrim, Bill Osborne, David and Laura Broz, Tara...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Maple Park discusses subdivision concern

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Feb. 4 discussed an issue with the longstanding plans for the Squire’s Crossing subdivision. The property owner’s representative has asked the board to provide him with a due date for...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police awarded Flame of Hope

    NORMAL, ILL.—The Maple Park Police Department was recently awarded the Flame of Hope Trophy at the annual Special Olympics’ kickoff event in Normal, Ill. The Maple Park Police Department raised more than any other agency in Illinois....

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • 2-13 sports recap

    Sophomore Girls BBall Feb. 6 at Morris—KHS treked south on Route 47 and returned with a 43-35 NIB-12 win over Morris. Kiandra Powell’s 16 points led the Lady Knights, and Meg Cohrs was close behind with 12...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Fastpitch umpires needed

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch is in need of umpires for the 2014 season for 10U and 12U games. Umpires are trained for free. Games are at 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and all day Saturdays. All games are...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    More like it

    Photo: Freshman Morgan Weber had four points in Kaneland’s 51-41 win over the visiting Lady Foxes of Yorkville Monday. Photo by Ben Draper Girls hoops stabilizes in season homestretch KANELAND—Kaneland girls basketball made sure its recent five-game...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Judge Kostelny

    I have known Judge Kostelny for many years, first meeting her when we both attended DePaul Law School. When she was appointed associate judge, I knew that she would excel. She brings a common-sense approach to case...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Elburn Chamber

    If you were not at Lion’s Park on Saturday, Feb. 8, you missed out on a great evening. The annual Elburn Chamber of Commerce Winter Dinner and Silent Auction was a great success, and I do believe...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Hubertino ‘Tino’ Garcia

    Hubertino “Tino” Garcia was born on Sept. 18, 1964, in Las Jicamas, Mexico, and died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was loved immensely by his wife, two children, immediate and...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Village considers lease agreement for cell tower

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday discussed a lease agreement with AT&T for a cell tower to be placed at the well No. 5 site in Blackberry Creek. AT&T will pay $2,250 a month in rent, with...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Family Bingo committee

    On behalf of the Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO Family Bingo and Silent Auction Night Committee, we would like to thank everyone who generously supported the Family Bingo and Silent Auction Night Fundraiser held at Blackberry...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Letter: Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters’ Knight of Performances

    The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters is pleased to announce the second annual Knight of Performances barbecue dinner, scheduled for Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, located at 1601 Esker Drive...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Community Corner: An invitation to the Fine Arts Feast

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson, Kaneland Arts Initiative executive director The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) would like to extend its thanks to those in the community who were able to attend the performances of “The Laramie Project” in January....

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove adds new directors

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday added two new directors to the village staff. Pat Chamberlin is the village’s new finance director, and will replace former director Justin VanVooren. Chamberlin is responsible for the reporting...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Village sets schedule for budget process

    ELBURN—Village of Elburn Finance Director Doug Elder on Monday laid out the timetable for the village’s 2014-15 budget process. A tentative budget, which outlines village priorities for the coming year, will be available for public inspection at...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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