All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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  • AU awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation

    AURORA—Aurora University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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    Whildins celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Everett and Kathleen (Holbert) Whildin of Sugar Grove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. They were married June 29, 1963, at the Geneva Lutheran Church. Kathy, in 2008, retired from Alcatel-Lucent after 40 years, but Everett...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • KJS Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day

    ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School will hold a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, Nov. 11, with an 8:50 a.m. celebration near the school’s flagpole, and an afternoon assembly at 2:40 p.m. During these events, area Boy Scouts...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • The controversy of pet vaccinations

    ILLINOIS—Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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    Saturday Preview: No. 5 Kaneland (9-1) @ No. 4 Joliet Catholic (9-1)

    Joliet Memorial Stadium • Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. It’s a battle of two 9-1 teams as the Knights head to ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium to battle perennial playoff contender Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA). JCA...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • G. Byron Healy

    G. Byron Healy passed away early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2013, at his residence in The Gardens of Sun City. He was 96 years old, and preceded in death by his wife of 72 years,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Lyle G. Hicks

    Lyle G. Hicks, 94 of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle, Ill., surrounded by family. He was born April 20, 1919, in Aurora, the son of Frank and Bessie...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Erwin ‘Erv’ H. Panzer

    Erwin “Erv” H. Panzer, 75, of Maple Park, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, following complications from a farming accident. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Clarence ‘C.E.’ Penninger

    Clarence “C.E.” Penninger, 72, of Kaneville, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at his home. Clarence was born...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Christopher Aaron Saumell

    Christopher Aaron Saumell, 27, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. He was born May 23, 1986, the son of Katherine (Smith) Saumell and Damon Saumell. Christopher spent his childhood surrounded by a large, loving...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Margaret Stover

    Margaret Stover, 89, of Lily Lake, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, after struggling for several months with the aftermath of a stroke. The daughter of Otto F. and Martha (“Magda” Knutzen) Rothlisberger, she was born in...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • James ‘Jim’ E. Murphy Jr.

    James “Jim” E. Murphy Jr., 75, of North Aurora, passed away at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora on Nov. 3, 2013. Jim was born Feb. 24, 1938, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James and Margaret (Belcher)...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Letter: Thank you for a great fall soccer season

    The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) thanks the soccer community for its help in making a great fall 2013 season. KYSO is a volunteer organization bringing recreational youth soccer to boys and girls ages 4 to 17,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Letter: Taxed to the max

    Are you kidding me? Another Kaneland tax increase. What is it for this time? As if I didn’t know … Kaneland School District cannot keep up with the cities. We don’t have the commercial or industrial tax...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • An invitation to support arts programs with your time and talents

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson KAI Initiative executive director October was a full month for the Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival). The 2013-14 season started with two exciting performances that were very different from...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations from families and businesses to use in...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Kaneland to play at United Center

    KANELAND—The Kaneland boys basketball team will play Geneva High School at 2 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2014. The game between the Knights and Vikings will take place prior to the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks game, which...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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    Virginia L. Wells

    Virginia L. Wells, 86, of Plano, IL passed away, Thursday, October 31, 2013 at her home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 8, 1927 in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Theodore...

    • Posted November 4, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • 4th-graders experience hands-on learning

    Blackberry Creek Elementary School students on Friday had the unique opportunity to see a Velomobile (Hybrid Bicycle) up close and in action. Fourth-graders study inventions and ideas over the course of their year as part of their...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • Kaneland Board of Education purchases student artwork

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Board of Education annually purchases the artwork of two students per school, based on the recommendations of the district’s art teachers. The artwork is framed and displayed in the hallways of the Milnamow Administrative Center...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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    Playoff round 1: Kaneland (8-1) vs. Hampshire (6-3)

    Friday night @ 7 p.m. Peterson Field, Maple Park, IL Kaneland’s Class 5A playoff journey begins with a home matchup as a No. 5 seed against the 6-3 Hampshire Whip-purs, a No. 12 seed, on Friday at...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • Schuler nominated to membership of Suburban School Superintendents

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District 302 recently announced the nomination of its superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, to the membership of Suburban School Superintendents (SSS). Suburban School Superintendents is limited in its membership to a maximum of 100 active superintendents...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • Elburn’s Community Congregational to hold annual Harvest Dinner

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church-UCC of Elburn will hold its annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. The buffet-style dinner will include turkey with all the trimmings, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, beans, cole...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • School bus, car collide in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—Big Rock firefighters and Kane County Sheriff officers on Tuesday morning responded to a collision involving a car and occupied school bus on Route 30, west of Davis Road. The driver of the bus and vehicle...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Salad products recalled because of possible health risk

    ILLINOIS—The Kane County Health Department is alerting residents that Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore., is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced that these products...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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    Recalled in regional final

    Late goal dooms Knight soccer against BC, semi sees rout of Spartans SYCAMORE—Class 2A Regional soccer features squads that have to make the most of the 80 regulation minutes given. In the case of the Oct. 23...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Ellanor Hauser

    Ellanor Hauser, 86 of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Oct. 28,2013, at Arden Courts in Geneva. Ellanor was born on Jan. 10, 1927, in Aurora, the daughter of...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • William Richard ‘Dick’ Hedlund

    William Richard “Dick” Hedlund, 80, of St. Charles, formerly and most proudly of West Aurora, peacefully passed away at his home, following a short but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. He stared...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Lois J. Shaw

    Lois J. Shaw, 89, of Sugar Grove, passed away at her favorite place—home—on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, surrounded by family, friends and all the prayers from a countryside of friends. She was born May 30, 1924, the...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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