All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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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  • KBC, PTO partner to sponsor ‘Run for Fund’

    by Laura Gampfer, Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO secretary 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...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Local residents named to Purdue University dean’s list

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Laura Maida, Tricia Oakes and Mary Reynertson of Elburn, and Megan Cummins of Sugar Grove, were recently named to the Purdue University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the dean’s...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • Waubonsee hires assistant dean

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College has appointed Ne’Keisha Stepney of Yorkville to the position of assistant dean for Business and Career Technologies. Since 2009, Stepney has worked as an academic specialist at Waubonsee, where she trained and supported...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • Meuer makes impact through University of Evansville Freshman Service Project

    EVANSVILLE, IND.—The University of Evansville is proud to announce that Eric Meuer of Elburn participated in the Freshman Service Project on Aug. 26. The project sent new UE students to 20 locations throughout Evansville—including parks, community centers,...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • Long-time educator named WCC Distinguished Contributor

    SUGAR GROVE—Bernard “Bernie” Looney, of DeKalb recently retired from a career in education that spanned more than four decades. For 14 of those years, he worked closely with Waubonsee Community College in his role as director of...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • EEI announces addition of Walton

    SUGAR GROVE—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) recently announced the addition of a new staff member to its firm, Christopher R. Walton , E.I. Chris has joined EEI as a project engineer in the company’s Environmental Group. He is...

    • Posted September 14, 2013
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  • Ride-in Kane cost increase

    KANE COUNTY—A rate increase is necessary in order to continue to deliver Ride-in Kane services, which have been provided to persons with disabilities and the elderly in Kane County since 2008. An increase of $1 for a...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • FVCC staff member suffers burns in accident

    KANELAND—First responders were called to Fox Valley Career Center at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday to respond to a non-life threatening accident involving a staff member. No students were injured in the incident. “The accident involved a teacher...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Sept. 13 sports recap

    Freshman Football At Aurora Christian—In a tight game, the freshman football Knights lost to the Aurora Christian Eagles 34-32. No stats were provided. Sophomore Football vs. IC Catholic Prep—The Knight sophomore football team shut out visiting IC...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Elburn Community Center to host volleyball leagues

    ELBURN—The Elburn Community Center is forming sand volleyball leagues on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays on the center’s brand-new courts. Registration is $50 per team, and will featured approximately six to eight weeks of play. For more...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Split decisions

    KANELAND—For a little while, Kaneland soccer was able to see how its offense was able to click against a Little Ten Conference school. Unfortunately, the Knights were also able to see how stifling an opponent could be...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    Jahns celebrate 45th wedding anniversary

    ELBURN—Bill and Carol Jahns of Elburn wanted to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in a special way. Considering that Alaska is the 49th state and Hawaii is the 50th, they took the No. 4 from the 49th...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Church news for Sept. 13

    Services at Temple B’nai Israel AURORA—Temple B’nai Israel, an independent congregation serving Jewish families of the Fox Valley area, recently announced the schedule for its 2013 High Holiday services. Kol Nidre services will begin at 7 p.m....

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Janice M. Wren

    Janice M. Wren, 70, of Elburn, passed away at her home surrounded by the love and prayers of her family on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013. She was born May 17, 1943, the daughter of Alvin and Pearl...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

    For the past several months, the Kaneland Sports Boosters have been challenging local businesses and supporters to “Accept the Challenge” and help raise funds for the 2013 Castle Spirit Challenge. I am extremely humbled to write that...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Letter: School Board appoints Lopatin to replace Oberweis

    The Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Lopatin to the Kaneland Schools’ Board of Education. Mr. Lopatin was one of five eligible candidates who were interviewed by the Board of Education. President...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Letter: HMS 6th-grade Band Camp concludes

    Kaneland Harter Middle School Band Camp concluded on Aug. 16 for approximately 80 incoming sixth-grade band students. The instructional staff met with students who possessed varying levels of musical understanding—from those who opened their instrument case for...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • A new chapter for the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative As the new 2013 – 2014 season of the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival is unveiled, the organization that has brought the fine arts to the Kaneland Community since...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Bat found in Batavia yard tests positive for rabies

    BATAVIA—A bat recently found in a Batavia yard tested positive for rabies. There was no human exposure. This is the first rabies-positive bat seen this year. One rabid bat was discovered last year, and one in 2011....

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Local residents recognized by Purdue University for academic achievement

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.—Laura Maida, Mary Reynertson, Tricia Oakes, Eric Eichelberger and Alexandra Tarr, all of Elburn; and Megan Cummins and Zachary Ganz of Sugar Grove; recently earned semester honors from Purdue University for the spring 2013 semester....

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Morrissey graduates from Clemson University

    CLEMSON, S.C.—Megan Morrissey of Elburn graduated from Clemson University on Aug. 9 with a Master of Science in marketing. Morrissey was among more than 800 students who received degrees.

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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