All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Helm attends Robotics Camp

    RAPID CITY, S.D.—Maple Park resident McKayla Helm during the week of July 21 got the chance to get out of the classroom and explore opportunities that can come from a degree in electrical engineering and computer science...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove seeks Plan Commission member

    SUGAR GROVE—A Sugar Grove Plan Commission member recently moved, leaving a vacancy. The village of Sugar Grove is accepting applications to fill the remainder of the vacant term, which expires in 2015. Members are appointed by the...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • Maple Park Plan Commission seeks 3 new members

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Board President Kathy Curtis on Tuesday announced that the village’s Plan Commission is currently seeking three new board members. Those who are interested in applying for the three open positions should contact the...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • Raging Waves provides hundreds of jobs in Kendall County during summer season

    YORKVILLE—Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest waterpark, provided employment to approximately 525 people this summer, making the theme park one of the biggest employers in the Kendall County area. The privately owned entertainment park in Yorkville opened for business...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • MP proclaims 2 days of recognition

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday proclaimed Aug. 30, 2013, and Sept. 19, 2013, as “Dorothy Pingel Day” and “Drive 4 Pledges Day,” respectively. Pingel, a longtime Maple Park resident, celebrated her 90th birthday on...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • Cars burglarized in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police Department on Friday received several reports of vehicles in the Windstone and Black Walnut neighborhoods being burglarized. The crimes took place sometime during the night. All of the cases reported so far...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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  • Class of ‘13 ACT composite highest in D-302 history

    KANELAND—Students who graduated from Kaneland High School in 2013 posted an ACT Composite Score of 21.5, which is the highest ever composite score for a district 302 graduating class. Analysis of individual subject area scores also reveal...

    • Posted September 6, 2013
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    Photo gallery: 2013 Maple Park Fun Fest

    Photos by Patti Wilk and Lynn Logan

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Waubonsee professor named first Champion of the Arts

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Professor of Music/Instrumental Gibby Monokoski recently received the Fox Valley Orchestra’s first-ever Champion of the Arts award for his dedication to the arts and arts education in the Fox Valley. The orchestra is...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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    Friday Preview: IC Catholic Prep vs. Kaneland

    Kaneland now hosts IC Catholic Prep of Elmhurst, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 6, in Maple Park at 7:30 p.m. IC Catholic beat Chicago’s Noble Street Charter by a 47-6 clip on Saturday. As part of the Suburban...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Sports recap Sept. 5

    Fr/So Golf vs. Marengo—The boys fr/so golf team defeated visiting Marengo 198 to 219 Thursday, Aug. 29. The Knights were paced by Daniel Frank and Brock Williams, each shooting a 44. Kaneland also got contributions from Joey...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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    Golfers handle early challenges

    Photo: Senior Brody Kuhar tracks his shot during Thursday’s matchup against Marengo. Kuhar shot a 40 at Hughes Creek, and the Knights defeated the visitors 153-171. Photo by Kimberly Anderson KANELAND—Proven talent is a nice thing to...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Ann R. Harmon

    Ann R. Harmon, 90, of Elburn, passed away Aug. 30, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, where she had made her home in recent years. Ann was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Spring Valley, Ill.,...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Gary Wilson

    Gary Wilson, 69, of Batavia, formerly of Sugar Grove and owner of the Yankee Clipper Barber Shop in Oswego, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family following a brief but fierce illness, on...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Editorial: A thank you from the Elburn Chamber of Commerce

    On behalf of the committee co-chairmen Bill Brauer of American Bank and Trust and Dan Murphy of Edward Jones, the Elburn Chamber would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations in making the 2013...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame 2014 nominations

    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 3, 2013
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    Kaneland Parent Open House

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School faculty and staff invite all parents to attend the Parent Open House program on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide parents with the opportunity...

    • Posted September 1, 2013
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  • SG Village seeking Plan Commission member

    SUGAR GROVE—A Sugar Grove Plan Commission member recently moved, leaving a vacancy. The village of Sugar Grove is accepting applications to fill the remainder of the vacant term, which expires in 2015. Members are appointed by the...

    • Posted August 31, 2013
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  • Mosquitoes found in Elgin trap test positive for WNV

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently reported that a batch of mosquitoes collected in a trap in Elgin, Ill., tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the second time this summer a trap in northern...

    • Posted August 31, 2013
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  • Elburn police respond to suspicious person at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary

    ELBURN–Elburn Police on Friday afternoon were dispatched to Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School on a report of a “suspicious-looking individual.” A bus driver at some time near school dismissal spotted the individual in the field across the...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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    2013 Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule

    Saturday, Aug. 31 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 31 7:30 a.m. Romp in the Park 5k Run/Walk (Maple Park Fire...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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    Photo Gallery: 2013 Kaneville Fun Fest

    Kaneville Fest took place last weekend, and the event featured plenty of opportunities for residents to head out. Photos by Patti Wilk and Lynn Logan

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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  • Sports recap Aug. 29

    Varsity Tennis vs. West Chicago—On Tuesday, the Lady Knights opened their season at home against the visiting West Chicago Wildcats, winning 6-1. Winners included No. 1 singles Sammie Schrepferman (6-1, 6-0 over Shannon McCarthy) and No. 3...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: District 302 announces new social media implementation

    In addition to our existing communication tools, Kaneland School District 302 is pleased to announce new social media to enhance communication between home and school. We are excited to introduce the following social media to keep you...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to Sugar Grove

    I would like to thank the ladies who individually submitted four nominations for me for Citizen of the Year of Sugar Grove: Diane Dempsay, Joan Perrin, Helen Jorgenson and Karen McCannon. I would like to thank the...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove blood drive

    Your blood donations are urgently needed. Please strongly consider donating blood on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Drive, from 3 to 7 p.m. The shortage of every given blood type can...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro Chicago

    The recently signed 70 mph speed-limit bill begins to undo the damage done by the national 55 mph limit established in 1973. Illinois had a 70 mph speed limit 40 years ago and it was not just...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Editorial: Celebrate summer’s twilight at Maple Park Fun Fest

    We’ve used numerous editorials this summer to remind our readers that while summer in the Kaneland community begins in June, it reaches a different gear come late July with the kickoff of local festival season—the first of...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • St. Gall announces Rite of Catholic Initiation classes

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will hold Rite of Catholic Initiation (RICA/RCIC) classes beginning in September. Adults interested in becoming catholic, children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized—and anyone baptized Catholic as a...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Chester Christian Meyer Jr.

    Chester Christian Meyer Jr., 69, passed away while surrounded by family at his Maple Park home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Chet was born on Feb. 5, 1944, in Oak Park, Ill., to Chester C. and Edith...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Local residents earn degrees from Benedictine University

    LISLE, ILL.—Kevin Webster of Elburn and Erica Kelly and Rory King of Sugar Grove recently earned degrees from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Kelly earned a Master of Science in nursing. King earned a Master of Science...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • West Physical Therapy’s guidelines for backpack safety

    KANE COUNTY—With the start of the new school year, West Physical Therapy would like to remind parents of safety needs for their child when carrying a backpack to school. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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