All posts by Elburn Herald

  • William ‘Bill’ E. Snow

    William “Bill” E. Snow, 84, of Maple Park, formerly of Geneva, passed away at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born July 27, 1929, in Geneva, the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • McDole Parent Teacher Organization trivia fundraiser

    SUGAR GROVE—There will be a fierce trivia competition, a silent auction, and the opportunity to walk away with cash and prizes at the McDole PTO’s trivia competition on Wednesday, March 12, in the Pine Room at Open...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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  • Waubonsee dean elected to Elburn Lions Club Board

    SUGAR GROVE—Dr. Scott Peska, dean for students at Waubonsee Community College, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Elburn Lions Club. Peska, of Sycamore, has participated as a member of the Elburn...

    • Posted March 8, 2014
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  • Winter 2014 fourth coldest in Illinois

    Champaign, ILL.—The average statewide temperature for the three core winter months of December, January, and February was 20.8 degrees. It was 8.2 degrees below average and the fourth coldest December-February period on record, according to Illinois State...

    • Posted March 8, 2014
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  • ‘Show You Care Kane’ public question

    KANE COUNTY—The Show You Care Kane Committee will seek support for residents with mental and physical disabilities with a referendum item on the March 18 ballot. Once people with disabilities reach the age of 22, they are...

    • Posted March 8, 2014
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  • SG Library seeks limiting rate increase

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library hopes to increase its limiting rate an additional $2.14 per month, or $25 more per year (for a home valued at $100,000), through a referendum on the March 18 ballot. The...

    • Posted March 8, 2014
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  • HorsePower Therapeutic receives Mary Gardner grant

    MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding on Feb. 27 became a distinguished recipient of a Mary Gardner Foundation Grant in the amount of $5,150. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in Maple Park, actively fundraises to provide scholarships...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Energy savings program for unincorporated Kane residents

    KANE COUNTY—The Department of Environmental & Water Resources is looking to pass an electric aggregation referendum that would reduce the cost of electric bills for residents of unincorporated Kane County. In an effort to create awareness about...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Election: 50th District Representative

    Four candidates on March 18 will compete for the 50th District Representative Republican nomination. Julie Cosimo Julie Cosimo defines the role of the 50th District Representative as serving the constituents of its district on a full-time basis,...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Election: Kane County Board District 5

    The race for the Kane County Board District 5 Republican nomination in the March 18 General Primary Election will come down to incumbent Melisa Taylor and challenger Bill Lenert Bill Lenert Bill Lenert believes Kane County Board...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Kaneland students shine in academic competition

    SUGAR GROVE—Some of the brightest young minds in the Fox Valley area came to Waubonsee Community College on Feb. 4 to compete in the annual Illinois Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Competition. More than 185...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • Volunteer tutors sought to support adult English literacy

    AURORA—The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteer tutors to help adult students increase their proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English, as well as math and other basic skills. All training and materials...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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  • HorsePower seeks program volunteers

    MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, seeks responsible and dedicated volunteers ages 14 and older for its growing program. HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with...

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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    McCannon benefit scheduled for March 14

    SUGAR GROVE—Life for Sugar Grove resident Matt McCannon was normal and healthy up until a few months ago. McCannon was working and leading life per usual with his wife and three children until he became sick overnight...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Election: Kane County Sheriff

    Two candidates on the March 18 General Primary Election ballot will vie for the Kane County Sheriff Republican nomination. Donald Kramer Donald Kramer defines the role of Kane County Sheriff as the responsibility to protect the rights...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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    Dudzinski plays final home game for Holy Cross

    Photo: Holy Cross senior Dave Dudzinski was honored prior to his final home game for the college Saturday. He was joined on the court by his sister Katy (from left) brother Robbie, father Dave Sr., mother Barbara,...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Cagers bring home championship

    The Kaneland Cagers won the sixth-grade youth basketball championship over Burlington Central 33-31 this past weekend at Genoa High School. The team includes coach Tom David (back row, from left), Niko Scheibal, Brett David, Aiden Korpela, coach...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Silverstars are golden

    The fifth-grade Kaneland Silverstars took home the championship trophy at the Grayslake tournament Feb. 23. This was the end of the season for the girls whose record was 24-5 overall. Pictured (from left) are Kelsey Modaff, Chloe...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Sophomore basketball wins NIB-12

    Feb. 28 vs. DeKalb—The sophomore Knights finished the season with a 46-43 win over visiting DeKalb. Mark Lilly led KHS with 15 points, while Mitchel Groen had 13, Jake Marczuk had 10, Kevin Fajardo had four and...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Umpires needed in Wasco

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch has openings for summer/fall umpires. Umpires 14 years old or older are needed for 10U and 12U games starting in May in NW St. Charles. Free training is provided. Weekday games start at 6...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Sandra ‘Sandy’ M. Busby

    Sandra “Sandy” M. Busby, nee Johnson, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of her family in the early morning hours of Monday, March 3, 2014. She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Sycamore, the...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Alfred L. Larsen

    Alfred L. Larsen, 88, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Maple Park, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. After 30 years, he is finally reunited with the love of his life, Betty, who has...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Community Corner: A thank you and an opportunity

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The fifth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative Fine Arts Feast, held on Feb. 21, was by all accounts a resounding success. Approximately $5,000 was raised by the guests attending the...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Wheeler for State Representative

    I am writing this letter to urge support for Keith Wheeler in his campaign for election as State Representative for the Illinois House 50th District. Keith is a person for whom I have a great deal of...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: You get what you pay for

    Asking voters to approve any increase in funds to any community asset is a challenge, particularly in these times. However, near-term shortsightedness can result in great long-term damage that ultimately costs each taxpayer much more. The people...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: Judge candidate Kostelny a poor choice

    Candidate for judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit, Marmarie Kostelny has little to offer the taxpayers of Kane County. As an appointed associate judge, she has had simple decisions in family court appealed and reversed,...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Community corner: A thank you and an opportunity

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The fifth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative Fine Arts Feast, held on Feb. 21, was by all accounts a resounding success. Approximately $5,000 was raised by the guests attending the...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Not too late to get a flu shot

    KANE COUNTY—The Health Department continues to offer a walk-in flu clinic at its Aurora office, 1240 N. Highland Ave. Clinic hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Waubonsee student dedicates success to brother

    SUGAR GROVE—Mario Velazquez doesn’t know how far his college education might take him—or how far, exactly, he will take his college education. But Velazquez is certain that his time spent at Waubonsee Community College has served as...

    • Posted March 1, 2014
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  • Hartmanns named Illinois Pork Producer Family of 2014

    Maple Park—The Gerald and Nancy Hartmann family of Maple Park was recently recognized by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) as the 2014 Illinois Pork Producer Family of the Year at the Illinois Pork Expo in Peoria....

    • Posted March 1, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police first in Special Olympics fundraising

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department in early February was awarded with the Flame of Hope Trophy at its annual Special Olympics Kickoff event. The Police Department received the trophy because it raised more...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Williams announces Gengler as undersheriff

    KANE COUNTY—Kevin Williams, Republican candidate for Kane County Sheriff, recently announced Aurora resident Pat Gengler as his choice to be undersheriff. Gengler has over 17 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office and currently serves as the...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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