All posts by Elburn Herald

  • SG man dies from self-inflicted gun shot wound

    KANE COUNTY—A Sugar Grove man last week died as a result of injuries sustained from a self-inflicted gunshot. Chad Marchigiani, 25, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on the morning of Sept. 26...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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  • ‘Run for Fund’ at Blackberry Creek Elementary

    Elburn—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 October 4, 2013
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    Youth earns spot in national bowling finals

    Photo: Mabel Cummins prepares for the upcoming ISYL event at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. Courtesy Photo ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, added another bowling trophy to her collection this past weekend with a win in the 12-under Boys &...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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    Friday preview: Kaneland (5-0) @ DeKalb (3-2)

    Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Kaneland travels to DeKalb High School for its next challenge on Friday, Oct. 4. The Knights have beaten the Barbs seven straight times since the regular meetings began in 2006, including an...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Photo gallery: Homecoming Football Game

    Photos by Patti Wilk and Mary Paulson

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • The sophomore Knights have only allowed one goal all season—in their season opener against Streamwood—while scoring 39 of their own. They have eight shutouts on the season, and are 7-0-2.
“They have a great time at both practice and games, but do so with great effort and talent,” coach Travis Berth said.
    Oct. 3 sports recap

    Freshmen Volleyball vs. Rochelle—On Sept. 26, the freshman A volleyball squad defeated visiting Rochelle 25-17, 25-16, while the B squad followed suit with a 25-17, 25-14 win. No stats were available. at Yorkville—On Tuesday, the freshman A...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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    Kaneland volleyball solves Hubs, falls short to Foxes, Vikings

    KANELAND—At 9-10 (3-2 Northern Illinois Big XII), the new-look and still jelling Kaneland Lady Knights volleyball club will take the big and integral conference victories when it can. On Thursday, Kaneland solved the visiting Rochelle Hubs in...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Soccer knee deep in the NIB-12

    Knight kickers above .500 after first 11 matches KANELAND—With a 5-4-3 overall mark and a 2-1-2 mark in the opening stages of Northern Illinois Big XII play, the Kaneland Knights soccer unit is still getting its cleats...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Church news for Oct. 3

    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....

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Great opening events for the Kaneland Arts Initiative

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The newly renamed Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival) presents the opening event of the 2013-14 season, which promises to be magical. Las Vegas magician...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Elburn Lions Club

    The Elburn Lions Club recently hosted its 84th annual Elburn Days. As a non-profit service organization, we work hard all year-round to raise money for charities. However, Elburn Days is our largest fundraiser of the year, with...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • 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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