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    Elburn bowler runner up in “Best of the Best” tournament

    WHEATON, Ill.—Elburn seventh-grader Mabel Cummins was second in Sunday’s “Best of the Best” Tournament hosted by the Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors Association (FVBPA). Sixty young bowlers were invited to contend for over $2,500 in college scholarship funds...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Clarence Robert ‘Tres’ Janecek III

    Clarence Robert “Tres” Janecek III, 45, died tragically as a victim of an accident in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 11, 2014, near DeKalb. Tres was born to life on Dec. 13, 1968, the son...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Tickets now available for ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

    KANELAND—Musicals today just aren’t what they used to be. Elaborate scenery and special effects tend to take away from the beauty and magic that can happen with just the use of a few entrancing characters. “The Drowsy...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • McCare Night at Elburn McDonald’s

    ELBURN—The Blackberry Creek PTO will host a McCare night on Thursday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn McDonald’s location. McDonald’s will donate 10 percent of all receipts to the Blackberry Creek PTO. All...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Kaneland John Stewart Clothing, Toy Sale

    ELBURN—The Kaneland John Stewart Spring and Summer Clothing and Toy Sale will take place Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the gym at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary...

    • Posted March 16, 2014
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  • Election: U.S. Senate

    Two candidates on March 18 will battle it out for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Jim Oberweis Sugar Grove native Jim Oberweis defines the position of U.S. Senator as one with equally important roles:...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Election: Kane County Clerk

    Two candidates on March 18 will vie to become the Republican nominee for Kane County Clerk. Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham has served three terms as Kane County Clerk since 2002. He considers himself as a public servant...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park discusses water main leak

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Engineer Jeremy Lin on March 4 updated the Village Board on his progress with the water main leak beneath Liberty Street. Lin provided the board with many possible outcomes, including...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park Family Fund accepts award

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Family Fund on March 4 accepted an award of $2,500 in the form of a giant cardboard check. The money was awarded by a project called America’s Farmers Grow Communities,...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions March Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $50 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for March: Rob & Tom, Living Well Health Center and KD & Lari Lamb, all of Elburn; Ed Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Steve Bowgren and Joe...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Board recognizes students with high test scores

    KANELAND—Kaneland students from the elementary, middle school and high school levels received recognition from the School Board on Monday for having achieved high or perfect scores on the 2013 ISAT, PSAE, EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT tests. The...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Letter: An explanation of Electric Aggregation Referendum

    On March 18, the residents of unincorporated Kane County will have an opportunity to vote on the Kane County Electric Aggregation Referendum. This referendum, if passed, will allow the Kane County Board to potentially secure cheaper electricity...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: An endorsement of Bill Lenert

    My wife Sarah and I came home Friday night after stopping for dinner at the Sugar Grove American Legion Fish Fry, and read the Elburn Herald, as we do every week. The most interesting article to me...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Melisa Taylor

    I am writing this letter in support of Melisa Taylor for Kane County Board District 5. Melisa has proven herself to be a dedicated, competent, independent-thinking board member. She continually works to represent the constituents of District...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: A letter to 50th District voters

    I would like to clear the record about my support in the race for State Representative in the 50th District. I have known Keith Wheeler and his family for many, many years, and hold them in the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Kramer for sheriff

    I would like to take this opportunity to enthusiastically endorse Don Kramer as the next sheriff of Kane County. I have three reasons why I believe Don is the most qualified choice on March 18: his education,...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: Vote for Jack Cunningham

    Jack Cunningham has demonstrated that he is serious and experienced, and works in a collaborative manner to solve county problems for the benefit of Kane County citizens. My family and I will enthusiastically vote for Jack Cunningham...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: Choice in judge’s race should be based on facts, experience

    The letter from Thomas Doyle regarding Judge Marmarie Kostelny published in the March 6, 2014, edition of the Elburn Herald contains several inaccurate and misleading statements. Judge Kostelny is a candidate seeking the Republican nomination in the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Girls make strides in Hononegah

    Photo: The Lady Knights track and field team secured fifth place in the 34-team Hononegah Classic Saturday. Photo by Ben Draper ROCKTON, ILL.—A fifth-place finish is quite respectable, especially when it’s out of 34 teams. The Lady...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Knights 3rd at Batavia

    Photo: Senior Dalvell Triplett was second in the Long Jump and third in the Triple Jump at Batavia Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk BATAVIA—Coach Eric Baron’s crew went just east to find some stout competition. But the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Wagner earns Illinois Skyway Coach of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College head women’s basketball coach Dana Wagner was chosen as the ISCC’s Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year after leading Waubonsee to an undefeated league title. In her 15th and final season, Wagner led...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Ringhouse earns college conference honor

    ASHLAND, WIS.—Maple Park native and Northland College junior guard Zach Ringhouse was named to the 2013-14 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Honorable Mention. Ringhouse finished his junior campaign with 332 points, which ranked eighth...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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