All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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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  • 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 November 8, 2013
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  • KJS Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day

    ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School will hold a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, Nov. 11, with an 8:50 a.m. celebration near the school’s flagpole, and an afternoon assembly at 2:40 p.m. During these events, area Boy Scouts...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • The controversy of pet vaccinations

    ILLINOIS—Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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    Saturday Preview: No. 5 Kaneland (9-1) @ No. 4 Joliet Catholic (9-1)

    Joliet Memorial Stadium • Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. It’s a battle of two 9-1 teams as the Knights head to ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium to battle perennial playoff contender Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA). JCA...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • G. Byron Healy

    G. Byron Healy passed away early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2013, at his residence in The Gardens of Sun City. He was 96 years old, and preceded in death by his wife of 72 years,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Lyle G. Hicks

    Lyle G. Hicks, 94 of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle, Ill., surrounded by family. He was born April 20, 1919, in Aurora, the son of Frank and Bessie...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Erwin ‘Erv’ H. Panzer

    Erwin “Erv” H. Panzer, 75, of Maple Park, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, following complications from a farming accident. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Clarence ‘C.E.’ Penninger

    Clarence “C.E.” Penninger, 72, of Kaneville, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at his home. Clarence was born...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Christopher Aaron Saumell

    Christopher Aaron Saumell, 27, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. He was born May 23, 1986, the son of Katherine (Smith) Saumell and Damon Saumell. Christopher spent his childhood surrounded by a large, loving...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Margaret Stover

    Margaret Stover, 89, of Lily Lake, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, after struggling for several months with the aftermath of a stroke. The daughter of Otto F. and Martha (“Magda” Knutzen) Rothlisberger, she was born in...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • James ‘Jim’ E. Murphy Jr.

    James “Jim” E. Murphy Jr., 75, of North Aurora, passed away at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora on Nov. 3, 2013. Jim was born Feb. 24, 1938, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James and Margaret (Belcher)...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Letter: Thank you for a great fall soccer season

    The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) thanks the soccer community for its help in making a great fall 2013 season. KYSO is a volunteer organization bringing recreational youth soccer to boys and girls ages 4 to 17,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Letter: Taxed to the max

    Are you kidding me? Another Kaneland tax increase. What is it for this time? As if I didn’t know … Kaneland School District cannot keep up with the cities. We don’t have the commercial or industrial tax...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • An invitation to support arts programs with your time and talents

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson KAI Initiative executive director October was a full month for the Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival). The 2013-14 season started with two exciting performances that were very different from...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • 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 from families and businesses to use in...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Kaneland to play at United Center

    KANELAND—The Kaneland boys basketball team will play Geneva High School at 2 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014. The game between the Knights and Vikings will take place prior to the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks game, which...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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    Virginia L. Wells

    Virginia L. Wells, 86, of Plano, IL passed away, Thursday, October 31, 2013 at her home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 8, 1927 in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Theodore...

    • Posted November 4, 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 November 2, 2013
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  • 4th-graders experience hands-on learning

    Blackberry Creek Elementary School students on Friday had the unique opportunity to see a Velomobile (Hybrid Bicycle) up close and in action. Fourth-graders study inventions and ideas over the course of their year as part of their...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • Kaneland Board of Education purchases student artwork

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Board of Education annually purchases the artwork of two students per school, based on the recommendations of the district’s art teachers. The artwork is framed and displayed in the hallways of the Milnamow Administrative Center...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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    Playoff round 1: Kaneland (8-1) vs. Hampshire (6-3)

    Friday night @ 7 p.m. Peterson Field, Maple Park, IL Kaneland’s Class 5A playoff journey begins with a home matchup as a No. 5 seed against the 6-3 Hampshire Whip-purs, a No. 12 seed, on Friday at...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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