All posts by Elburn Herald

  • State warns people to avoid bats

    STATE—Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is warning Illinoisans to avoid contact with bats as we approach the time of year when bats are the most active.

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • Health Department supports World Breastfeeding Week

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department supports World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1 through Aug. 7, as a way to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

    • Posted August 9, 2009
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  • Sun safety for infants, babies and toddlers

    Just one blistering sunburn in childhood more than doubles a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life. According to one US study, 54 percent of children become sunburned or tanned in their second summer, versus 22...

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • Dickson-Murst Farm: It’s about the kids

    MONTGOMERY—When Day at the Farm is held Sunday, Aug. 23, activities and displays that are kid-oriented will once again be prominent.

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • Waubonsee scholarship helps unemployed

    Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation established the “Brighter Futures” scholarship program, which will provide up to $500 to unemployed district residents who enroll in Workforce Development courses at the college.

    • Posted August 8, 2009
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  • 4th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Motorcycle/Car Rally Aug. 15

    MAPLE PARK—The 4th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Motorcycle/Car Rally will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, starting and ending at Elhorn's Barn, 50W734 Winters Road, Maple Park.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • School to begin on time

    KANELAND—The offices at several Kaneland schools have been contacted by community members concerned over a delay of the start of the school year, or opening a specific building, due to construction schedules. All Kaneland schools will open...

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Bomb threat received at County Courthouse

    KANE COUNTY—Officials evacuated the Kane County Courthouse Friday afternoon after an employee in the Kane County Probation office received a phone call saying there was a bomb in the building.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Kierston Elizabeth Greiff

    Mark and Heide Greiff of Cortland announce the birth of their daughter, Kierston Elizabeth, on June 4, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Benjamin Dale Wituk

    Jim and Kelly Wituk of Maple Park announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Dale, on June 28, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Lawrence Edward Leavey

    Maggie and Jeff Leavey of Elburn announce the birth of their third son, Lawrence Edward, on June 26, 2009. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 oz.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Murphy Ira Cook

    Tim and Jenna Cook of DeKalb announce the birth of their first son, Murphy Ira, on June 30, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Ecks celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss

    The family of Martin and Debra Eck celebrate their 35-year anniversary. The couple married on Aug. 3, 1974.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • 2009 Solheim Cup teams cinched

    U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Beth Daniel and European Solheim Cup Captain Alison Nicholas Sunday announced their respective 12-player squads for the 2009 Solheim Cup during a joint press conference at the RICOH Women’s British Open.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Letter: Please return money lost at Elburn Jewel

    On the night of Aug. 4, a blue bank bag was left at the Jewel-Osco in Elburn. In it was cash totaling $3,400, as well as check books for personal and business accounts.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Letter: Thanks for support at SG Corn Boil

    Kettley Realtors of Sugar Grove would like to thank all the people that stopped by our booth at the 2009 Corn Boil. We had a great turn out and would like to thank everyone that stopped by...

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Letter: Thanks for attending our barbecue

    Thanks to all who made Sunday’s barbecue at Lions Park a great success. Those attending met and heard Illinois State senators Chris Lauzen and Kirk Dillard, state Rep. Kay Hatcher, and judges Ann Jorgensen, Mary Schostok, Karen...

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Letter: Having a garage sale? Be careful of counterfeits

    Please be wary, it’s garage and yard sale time.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Letter: Legislature needs to face up to its fiscal responsibilities

    The recently passed budget sent to Gov. Quinn has the potential for being a disaster for the residents of south Kane County who have mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse disorders.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Ozie ‘Terry’ P. Brown

    Ozie “Terry” P. Brown, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, at her home in Elburn.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Calvary Episcopal hosts ice cream social

    Batavia—The public is invited to join in an old fashioned Ice Cream Social at Calvary Episcopal Church from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. Admission is free.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • St. Gall celebrates 25 years of ‘rummaging’

    Elburn—St. Gall Church’s parish hall and basement classrooms are filled to the brim with household goods, books, electronics, sporting goods, toys, home improvements and a large variety of other items to kick off its 25th annual rummage...

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Illinois EPA refers railroad to Attorney General for enforcement

    SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Doug Scott has asked the Illinois Attorney General’s office to proceed with enforcement action against Illinois Central Railroad Co., d/b/a Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad.

    • Posted August 5, 2009
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  • Rogner named Assistant Director of Illinois Department of Natural Resources

    SPRINGFIELD—Governor Pat Quinn named John D. Rogner the assistant director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

    • Posted August 5, 2009
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  • Local United Way elects new leadership, appoints five new board members

    ST. CHARLES—The United Way of Central Kane County elected new leadership and appointed five new board members at its June Board of Director’s Annual meeting.

    • Posted August 4, 2009
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  • Busch is candidate for circuit judge

    COUNTY—Associate Judge Kevin T. Busch, recently announced his candidacy to fill a vacancy in the 16th Judicial Circuit. He will be running in the February 2010 primary election and is seeking the Republican nomination for Judge of...

    • Posted August 4, 2009
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  • Ellen needs your stuff for shelter

    GENEVA—Planning is underway for the 6th Annual Ellen’s Excellent Sale at 1110 Union Street in Geneva, to benefit Lazarus House.

    • Posted August 3, 2009
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  • Check withholding to avoid a tax surprise, IRS advises

    CHICAGO—With 2009 half over, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds Illinoisans that there is no better time to check their 2009 federal income tax withholding levels to make sure they do not face any surprises when returns...

    • Posted August 3, 2009
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  • History Center plants Victory Garden

    GENEVA—Geneva History Center staff and volunteers have planted a Victory Garden in front of the building at 113 South Third Street.

    • Posted August 2, 2009
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  • Time to choose mosquito repellent

    As outdoor activities increase for the summer, and with concerns about West Nile Virus, many people will choose from various methods to reduce the potential for mosquito bites, such as wearing protective clothing and using repellents.

    • Posted August 2, 2009
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  • Protecting Fido from pests

    With warm days and summer walks come a number of summertime dangers for our pets, namely fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. “Prevention is the key. Most people don’t know they have fleas and ticks in their house until it...

    • Posted August 1, 2009
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  • On cloud nine

    Elburn resident Lilly Zwiers, 8, won a contest to meet the members of the popular music group the Jonas Brothers.

    • Posted July 31, 2009
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