All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Two Kaneland teams named ASQ Education Team Excellence Award finalists

    MILWAUKEE—Two Kaneland programs were among five teams from K–12 and higher education institutions named as finalists in the Education Team Excellence Recognition Awards. The awards, which showcase the nation’s most outstanding improvement efforts, will be presented at...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • Kaneland John Stewart Craft Sale Oct. 4-5

    KANELAND—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School and its PTN will host an inaugural Craft Fair, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon., at...

    • Posted September 30, 2013
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    Clothing and Toy Sale at John Stewart Oct. 4 & 5

    ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network will host a Fall/Winter Clothing and Toy Sale on Friday, Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to noon. Yellow and green tags will be...

    • Posted September 30, 2013
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  • ‘Run for Fund’ at Blackberry Creek

    In an effort to promote health and wellness among the students at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, the Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will partner with Blackberry Creek School to sponsor a “Run for Fund” on Friday, Oct. 4....

    • Posted September 29, 2013
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  • McDole Elementary to celebrate International Walk to School Day

    MONTGOMERY—Kaneland McDole Elementary School will join schools from around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Approximately 600 McDole students will walk or roll to school along with parents and teachers....

    • Posted September 29, 2013
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    ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ presentation at KHS

    KANELAND—A presentation featuring the story of Rachel Joy Scott will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Kaneland High School auditorium. Scott’s life was cut short during the Columbine High School shooting tragedy...

    • Posted September 28, 2013
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    Helping Becky bounce back

    We reported last month the story of Maple Park native Becky Nelson, who suffered extensive brain trauma and a shattered pelvis when she was struck by a vehicle in the Cayman Islands on July 1. Nelson didn’t...

    • Posted September 27, 2013
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  • Sept. 26 sports recap

    Freshmen Football vs. Sterling—The Knights defeated the visiting Golden Warriors 34-6 on Sept. 16. at Streator—The Knights travelled to Streator Monday and defeated the Bulldogs 41-24. No stats were available for either game. Sophomore Football vs. Streator—The...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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    Friday preview: Kaneland (4-0) vs. Rochelle (4-0)

    Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Peterson Field Kaneland begins its charge to qualify for the postseason with a tussle against the visiting Rochelle Hubs on Friday, Sept. 27. Since being divisional-mates since the launching of the...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Boosters add two new fundraisers

    by Denise Blaszynski Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters President A music performance is inspiring. Listening to a concert, whether it is a choir or band performance or a musical, can be exciting to students, parents and members of...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Letter: Knights Wrestling Club online registration to open Oct. 1

    Kaneland School District, Knights Wrestling Club online registration will open Tuesday, Oct. 1, and run through Thursday, Oct. 31. They will also host two in-person sign-ups. The first one will be held during the KYFL Homecoming games...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Clothing, toy sale at John Stewart

    ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network will host a Fall/Winter Clothing and Toy Sale on Friday, Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to noon. Yellow and green tags will be...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Crafters wanted for arts, crafts show

    ST. CHARLES—Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot in the eighth annual Arts and Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles. Managers of...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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    Martinelli playing football at Central College

    PELLA, IOWA—Zach Martinelli of Elburn, a wide receiver and recent Kaneland graduate, is a member of the Central College football team. The Dutch are the third-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since...

    • Posted September 23, 2013
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame 2014 nominations

    KANELAND—To celebrate and commemorate the many accomplishments and achievements of Kaneland graduates, Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has formed the Kaneland Hall of Fame. New Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at either an athletic...

    • Posted September 23, 2013
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  • St. Gall to host animal blessing

    ELBURN—In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St. Gall Catholic Church will celebrate a Blessing of Animals at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the church parking lot....

    • Posted September 23, 2013
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  • Elburn updates subdivision ordinance

    ELBURN—Elburn Village Administrator Erin Willrett, Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven and Finance Director Doug Elder recently made modifications to the village’s subdivision control ordinance, bringing it up-to-date under current codes and laws. The last time the ordinance...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • Local residents earn degrees from Purdue University

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Tricia Oakes of Elburn and Alecia George of Sugar Grove recently earned degrees from Purdue University following its spring semester. Oakes earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Purdue’s College of Health and Human...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • Bliss Road bridge deck repairs to begin next week

    SUGAR GROVE—Kane County has informed the village of Sugar Grove that bridge deck repairs on Bliss Road over the I-88 bridge will begin Monday, Sept. 23. These repairs are anticipated to be complete by Friday, Sept. 27,...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • DeKalb Firefighters Local 1236 Wounded Warrior

    DEKALB—In conjunction with the AFFI (Association of Firefighters of Illinois), the DeKalb Firefighters Local 1236 is currently selling Wounded Warrior shirts, with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a car for a local wounded vet. The...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • T&C Library Friends donate $3,750 for materials, programs

    ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn, at their annual membership meeting on Sept. 12, donated $3,750 to the library for adult and youth materials and programs. Items purchased include...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Preview: 44th annual Eddington Invite

    ELBURN—The 44th annual Eddington Cross Country Invitational is Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at Elburn Woods. The meet commemorates the 25-year teaching and coaching career of Larry Eddington, a long-time Elburn resident who passed away suddenly in...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Ups and downs

    KANELAND—Coach Scott Parillo’s Soccer team had an up and down week, securing a road win over IMSA 9-1, but falling to conference foe DeKalb in Barbland Tuesday by a score of 3-1. KHS now sits at 3-3-1,...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Sept. 19 Sports Recap

    Fr/So Golf vs. Sterling—On Sept. 12, The Knights fr/so golf team defeated visiting Sterling 170-245 at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn. Brett Glennon led the way with a 40, followed by Jake Peason and Michael Petrick...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Wasco Fastpitch looks for crafters

    WASCO—Crafters are wnated for the fourth annual Susan G. Komen “Pretty in Pink” softball tournament October 19 and 20 at the Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball fields in St. Charles. The organization is seeking local exhibitors of items...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Individual focus

    Short-handed Lady Knights look for individual gains WAUCONDA, Ill.—Without assets like senior Sydney Strang and junior Victoria Clinton in the lineup, the Lady Knights traveled to Wauconda’s 23-team Invitational held Saturday. Head coach Doug Ecker’s ladies finished...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    Knights solid at First to the Finish

    Photo: Ryan Bower led the Knights in Peoria, running a personal-best 15:55 effort over the 3-mile course. Photo by Ben Draper Boys place 11th in strong field PEORIA, Ill.—When you have 13 of the top 25 ranked...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    Kaneland (3-0) vs. Streator (0-3)

    Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Kaneland High School’s Peterson Field The Knights host the Streator Bulldogs on Friday, Sept. 20, for the second of two NIB-12 crossover meetings in 2013. A year ago, Kaneland traveled to...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    Closing it out

    Volleyball wades through conference challenges KANELAND—Hovering around .500, the Lady Knights volleyball contingent keeps trying create a little breathing room between itself and that line. They’ll have to spend a little more time trying to create after...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    William Garcia Jr.

    William Garcia Jr. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his home. He was born April 11, 1960, in Chicago. William graduated from Bowen High School in Chicago in 1979. He then began working at South...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Howard C. Dietz

    Howard C. Dietz, 91, of Batavia, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle, Ill. He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Chicago, the son of George and Harriet (nee Grodowski) Dietz. He...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Letter: Thank yous go out in Sugar Grove

    Your blood donations were urgently needed and you responded. Thank you for donating the “gift of life.” The success of our blood drive depends on those who work so hard—the Sugar Grove Firefighters Auxiliary, the Sugar Grove...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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