All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Guest Editorial: Seven tips for protecting your identity and money

    by Harold Valentine, News and Experts At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Community Corner: A different kind of March Madness

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters March Madness to most means the events surrounding the single-elimination Division I college basketball tournament. But to the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters, March Madness is a horse of a...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Scout Pack 107

    Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet, with a great “survival” theme, on Feb. 16 at the Lincoln Inn in Batavia. The purpose of the Blue and Gold Banquet is to celebrate...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Carrie Petrie’s family

    Words cannot express my appreciation of the many friends and family who have remembered us these past weeks. God came to take my beloved mother, Carrie Petrie, on Jan. 9. Her pain is gone. What comfort her...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: Supporting Wheeler for 50th State Representative

    As a local businessman, I know the struggles each of us face every day. Unemployment and underemployment are causing hardworking residents to look to other states for good-paying jobs to provide for their families. Illinois used to...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove Library seeks Limiting Rate Increase

    The Sugar Grove Public Library District seeks a Limiting Rate Increase on the March 18, 2014, ballot. The library has tried many times but has never increased its limiting rate, which is far below comparable libraries in...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Wegman

    I recently received a mailer from Mark Davoust, candidate for Kane County Clerk, stating that if elected, he would propose to consolidate the Recorder’s Office with the Clerk’s Office to save the taxpayers money. If he were...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Hultgren announces Congressional Art Competition

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has announced the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District of Illinois. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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  • Waubonsee volunteers to provide free income tax preparation sessions

    AURORA—A team of volunteers associated with Waubonsee Community College will not only help hundreds of local low- to moderate-income residents follow the law, they’ll also help them collect a bit of money due them. The approximately 75...

    • Posted February 22, 2014
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  • A celebration of life for Carrie Petrie

    Carrie E. Petrie, 87, of Elburn, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb. Carrie graduated from Elburn High School with the class of 1944, and was a longterm local resident and...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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    Kaneland chess team shines in IHSA tournament

    Photo: The 2014 Kaneland Chess team at the IHSA State Tournament last weekend. Courtesy Photo KANELAND—Kaneland High School sophomore Spencer Serwin’s first chess match on Friday ended in a loss. That was OK, though, because he went...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • District 302 seeks to add committee members

    KANELAND—Kaneland Community School District 302 seeks to add members to its Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC), Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) and the Kaneland Foundation. The mission of the CAC is to improve Kaneland schools by advising the Administration...

    • Posted February 21, 2014
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  • ‘Illinois Jobs for Illinois Families’ roundtable discussion

    SUGAR GROVE—With Illinois unemployment the highest in the Midwest and companies, jobs and families leaving Illinois, State Representative candidate Keith Wheeler is offering a plan to make Illinois more competitive. Wheeler will host a discussion with local...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Getting in their shots

    Late-season run brings Lady Knights mark to 13-14 KANELAND—Four out of five isn’t bad. In fact, it might be coming at the right time for Kaneland girls basketball. After a five-game losing skid that lasted from Jan....

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Kucera to run track and field at Stanford

    Kaneland High School senior Nathaniel Kucera announced Feb. 12 that he would continue his track & field career at Division 1 Stanford University of the Pac-12. The stand-out 800m runner had a breakout 2013 season, highlighted by...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Feb. 20 sports recap

    Freshman Girls BBall Feb. 8, 10, 12 @ NIB-12 Tournament—The Lady Knights finished their 2013-14 season with a fourth-place showing at the NIB-12 Freshman Tournament, held at Rochelle Twp. High School. KHS won their first two games—38-35...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Coaches share memories

    We asked Kaneland coaches that were once athletes at KHS to share some of their favorite memories from their playing time and coaching careers: Back to story >

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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    Romano, Robinson to wed

    Joe and Karen Romano of Lisle, Ill., are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina, to Doug Robinson, son of Doug and Maureen Robinson of Sugar Grove. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Naperville...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Lois McLaughlin

    Lois McLaughlin, 83, of St. Charles, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. She was born April 3, 1930, in St. Charles, to Roy and Victoria Osborne. For over 17 years, she was a...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Richard ‘Dick’ Samuelson

    Richard “Dick” Samuelson, 58, of Yorkville, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, Feb. 15, 2014. Dick was born Feb. 21, 1955, in Geneva, the son of Emanuel and Elizabeth (Hulseberg) Samuelson. Dick grew up...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • John A. Wold

    John A. Wold, 80, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, free at last from Alzheimer’s disease, which he suffered from for many years. John was an educator, businessman, Bears fan, coach, wonderful father and husband. His...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Editorial: Salute the arts this Friday with Kaneland Arts Initiative

    Arts-minded individuals interested in sprucing up their weekend plans should consider attending the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s Fine Arts Feast this Friday, Feb. 21, in the Pine Room at Open Range Southwest Grill, located on Bliss Creek Golf...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to Between Friends Food Pantry volunteers

    Many times Melisa Taylor, the founding mother of the Between Friends Food Pantry, has expressed her gratitude and love for all the volunteers. “Without volunteers, the pantry would close,” Taylor has often said. But we all must...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: Supporting Cosimo for 50th State Representative

    We would like to take this opportunity to share our choice for the upcoming election in the 50th State Representative race and to ask for your support for Dr. Julie Cosimo for this seat. We have personally...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove to host blood drive

    The winter blood shortage is being felt. This winter has been difficult, with many blood drives being cancelled due to snow and extremely cold temperatures. Please help us fill the shortages of every blood type on Monday,...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Lions February Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for February 2014: Jan & Butch; ATM & Tar (c/o Reynolds), Terry Lamb, Linn Dierschow, Kyle McKittrick, Greg Algrim, Bill Osborne, David and Laura Broz, Tara...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Maple Park discusses subdivision concern

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Feb. 4 discussed an issue with the longstanding plans for the Squire’s Crossing subdivision. The property owner’s representative has asked the board to provide him with a due date for...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police awarded Flame of Hope

    NORMAL, ILL.—The Maple Park Police Department was recently awarded the Flame of Hope Trophy at the annual Special Olympics’ kickoff event in Normal, Ill. The Maple Park Police Department raised more than any other agency in Illinois....

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • 2-13 sports recap

    Sophomore Girls BBall Feb. 6 at Morris—KHS treked south on Route 47 and returned with a 43-35 NIB-12 win over Morris. Kiandra Powell’s 16 points led the Lady Knights, and Meg Cohrs was close behind with 12...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Fastpitch umpires needed

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch is in need of umpires for the 2014 season for 10U and 12U games. Umpires are trained for free. Games are at 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and all day Saturdays. All games are...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Photo: Freshman Morgan Weber had four points in Kaneland’s 51-41 win over the visiting Lady Foxes of Yorkville Monday. Photo by Ben Draper Girls hoops stabilizes in season homestretch KANELAND—Kaneland girls basketball made sure its recent five-game...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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