All posts by Elburn Herald

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    MP Turkey Drop provides way to help those in need

    MAPLE PARK—During the holiday season, community members and residents alike look for opportunities to give back to their respective community. If you are trying to find a way to donate this year, the annual Maple Park Turkey...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Fox Valley Labor News owner named WCC Featured Alumna

    SUGAR GROVE—If there’s one thing Waubonsee Community College alumna Jennifer Rice has learned, it’s that things have a funny way of working out. While taking a nine-year hiatus from journalism to work as a forklift operator was...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    Tornado relief dropbox now available at Elburn Community Center

    Elburn & Countryside Community Center 525 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn (630) 365-6655 ElburnCCC@gmail.com ElburnCommunityCenter.com ELBURN—A tornado relief donation dropbox is currently available in the Elburn Herald office, located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center,...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • HMS students to perform ‘Crumpled Classics’

    SUGAR GROVE—With first-year teacher Mr. Collins out sick, a quirky cadre of students will take it upon themselves to pull together Harter annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories that they studied in their literature class....

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Photo: Dodgers win

    WASCO—The Wasco competitive Major team Dodgers won the championship game verses the Brewers in a well-pitched defensive battle between the two teams Oct. 20 in Wasco. The Dodgers were able to score two runs with timely hitting...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer qualifies for State

    The Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team ended its regular season by earning a bid to the State competition in December. The team is in its second year of existence and is comprised of girls in grades 6-8...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Kaneland announces interim athletics, activities director

    Maple Park—Kaneland School District 302 recently announced a finalized plan for filling the position of interim athletics and activities director for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. The position will be filled by a team of...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • JoAnn M. Haring

    JoAnn M. Haring, 65, of Batavia, formerly of Lily Lake, passed away Nov. 15, 2013. She was born March 11, 1948, in St. Charles, the daughter of Marvin and Josephine (Neri) Toppel. JoAnn grew up in St....

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • LaVerne Haug

    LaVerne Haug, 86, of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, in Sycamore. He was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Elgin, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Mettel) Haug. LaVerne grew up...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Thul

    Charles Edward “Charlie” Thul, 65, of Cortland, formerly Elburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cortland on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born June 16, 1948, in Redbank, N.J., the son of Charles and Rita...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Community Corner: A thank you from Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters The autumn season, specifically Thanksgiving, is the perfect time of year for reflection—a time when we are thankful for what we have and what we have been given. The...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Letter: Knights Wrestling kicks off its season

    The Knights Wrestling community is on the move at all levels. Kaneland High School kicked it off by inviting the middle school and club wrestlers to join in their Johnsons Mound training session. They braved the weather...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Letter: Putting in two cents on Kaneland’s proposed tax levy

    I just wanted to put in my two cents about the tax levy proposed by the Kaneland School District. Many of us out here in the private sector have not had a raise in years, and in...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Holiday gift-giving and winter activity guide

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    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Nov. 21 edition will likely be late to subscribers this week

    Due to a delay in printing, it looks like this week’s edition of the Elburn Herald (Nov. 21, 2013) will be delivered a day late. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Kaneville resident to take relief supplies to tornado-damaged area

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville resident Kathy Hoffman is asking the public to donate tornado relief items to Washington, Ill., residents affected by last Sunday’s tornado outbreak. Hoffman this Sunday will transport the donated items down to Washington. Items that are...

    • Posted November 20, 2013
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  • Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

    ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Kaneland grads awarded UIUC engineering scholarships

    URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Kaneland High School graduates Marissa Villafuerte and Michael Saucedo recently received scholarships from the The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering. Villafuerte, studying civil engineering, was awarded both the Boeing Engineering Diversity Scholarship and...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Students of the Term for fall 2013

    KANELAND—The following Kaneland High School students were recently recognized as Students of the Term for Term I of the 2013-14 school year: Grant Wooten (CTE—Business), Jacob Gomes (CTE—Family and Consumer Science), Colin Gussman (English), Madeline Heinzer (Fine...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • KHS to destroy 2008 temporary education records

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School will be destroying temporary education records of students who graduated in 2008. If you would like to obtain your records before they are destroyed, contact Laura McPhee at Kaneland High School, (630) 365-5100...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Archibald named to The Webb School honor roll

    BELL BUCKLE, TENN.—Grace Archibald of Elburn was recently named to The Webb School’s B honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Archibald is currently a 10th-grader at the school, which is an independent...

    • Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Elburn residents receive CABAA scholarships through Lewis University

    ROMEOVILLE, ILL.—Brian Zankowski and Kelly Kovacic of Elburn were two of nine Lewis University aviation students to recently receive scholarships from the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA). Zankowski received the Flight Safety Professional Flight Award. The...

    • Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Authentic Moms holds 3rd annual pre-Christmas Swap Shop

    Authentic Moms Pre-Christmas Swap Shop Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 Elburn & Countryside Community Center Gymnasium 525 N. Main St., Elburn Drop off items on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pick up...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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    Kylie Siebert named to CCIW all-conference team

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Augustana sophomore Kylie Siebert, a Sugar Grove native and Kaneland graduate, was recently named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Siebert, a 5-foot-5 libero, was the lone representative...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    32 Knights earn NIB-12 honors

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School announced its fall all-conference athletic honorees Tuesday. In all, 32 Knight athletes were honored by the Northern Illinois Big XII. • Cross Country Boys: Luis Acosta, Kyle Carter, Nathaniel Kucera and Andrew Lesak Girls:...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • KHMS Football ends year 8-3

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Harter Middle School eighth grade football team finished the year 8-3, after going 2-1 in the St. Charles Tournament in October. The eighth-grader Knights outscored their opponents 243-136. The KHMS Knights earned wins over...

    • Posted November 14, 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 14, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek KANELAND—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...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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  • Holiday cooking class at St. Charles Episcopal

    ST. CHARLES—Chef Mike Zema, Elgin Community College Culinary Department Professor Emeritus, will host a cooking class on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave (Route 25) in...

    • Posted November 13, 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 9, 2013
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  • AU awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation

    AURORA—Aurora University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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    Whildins celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Everett and Kathleen (Holbert) Whildin of Sugar Grove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. They were married June 29, 1963, at the Geneva Lutheran Church. Kathy, in 2008, retired from Alcatel-Lucent after 40 years, but Everett...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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