All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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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    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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  • SGUMC to participate in Holiday in the Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC) 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, and a stable...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

    Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family. As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Christine Mutschler

    Christine Mutschler, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Rawen, Latvia, the daughter of the late Marlin and Teofily Graumann. Christine was a member...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Kellan Troy Schrader

    Troy and Shari Schrader of Sugar Grove announce the birth of their son, Kellan Troy. He was born Sept. 10, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. Kellan was welcomed home by his twin sisters Jade and Madison,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • George Grever

    George Grever, 91, was born on July 11, 1922, in rural Lake Zurich, Ill., the son of George Sr. and Martha Hapke Grever. He was joined with Christ in baptism as an infant, and as a young...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

    Elburn—”Friday Knightlife,” a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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    Library Friends to raffle Barbie, tractor

    ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 East North St., Elburn are holding a raffle for Opening Night Barbie, 1993 Classique Collection or a John Deere Monster Treads toy tractor. Barbie was donated by...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Avenue J Studios to arrive in Elburn in January

    Avenue J Studios will open on Monday, Jan. 6. Located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center (ECCC), offering performing arts education classes and performance opportunities to area youth ages 3 and up. Jennifer Madziarczyk is the...

    • Posted November 24, 2013
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  • Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to...

    • Posted November 24, 2013
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  • Elburn to hold public hearing on tax levy

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hold a public hearing on its tax levy request prior to the Village Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 2. Although the amount the village is asking for, $824,000, is the same amount...

    • Posted November 23, 2013
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the church on Sunday, Nov. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. at St....

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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