All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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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  • 7/30 Police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from the local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • ISU announces spring 2009 graduates

    Several local students recently graduated from Illinois State University. From Elburn, Jaclyn Gruber (B.S.) and Michael Thorgesen (B.S.); from Maple Park, Michael Sauber (B.S.); and from Sugar Grove Jamie Blass (B.S.) and Kurtis Homan (B.S.).

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • ISU announces spring 2009 dean’s list

    Seven local residents were among the 506 students named to the Illinois State University spring 2009 dean’s list.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Evers named to Loras dean’s list

    Loras College Provost Cheryl Jacobsen, Ph.D., announced the names of students who achieved dean’s list status for the 2009 spring semester. Traci Evers of Sugar Grove was named to the list.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Donations, volunteers needed at Hosanna!

    ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its annual School Supply and Clothing Giveaway on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15. Other area churches participating include Bethlehem Lutheran, St. Mark's Lutheran and St. John Neumann Catholic.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Maple Park Baseball league hosts tryouts

    The Maple Park Baseball League will hold tryouts for the 12U Boy’s Travel Team. This team will compete in the Kane County Bronco League during the 2010 season. The season runs from mid-April through July. Fees...

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Waubonsee Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—For the upcoming 2009-10 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 152 scholarships totaling $104,274 to 143 recipients.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • 11U Wasco Diamonds—Northern Ill. State Champs

    The Diamonds took the 2009 Northern Illinois State Tournament in Rockford by beating the St. Charles Comets in the Championship Game 10-1.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Shumaker named to dean’s list

    Megan Shumaker, a 2006 Kaneland High School graduate, was named to the dean’s list of Indiana Wesleyan University for the spring 2009 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must obtain a grade point average...

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • SGUMC summer picnic Aug. 23

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist will host a day of food, fun and fellowship at the summer picnic for the Aurora Cluster United Methodist Churches on Sunday, Aug. 23.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Kickers accepting registrations through Aug. 15

    The Fox Valley Park District is currently accepting registrations for the Kickers Soccer Club Saturday Youth soccer program that begins play in the fall.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Crosby named MWL Pitcher of the Week

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The Midwest League announced on July 27 that West Michigan Whitecaps’ pitcher Casey Crosby has been named Pitcher of the Week.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Local students named to Augustana dean’s list

    Nine hundred thirty-nine students have been named to the spring term dean's list at Augustana College for the 2008-2009 academic year. Students receiving this honor have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0...

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Carson selected for highest FFA degree

    Sarah Carson of the Kaneland FFA was recently recognized at the 81st Annual Illinois FFA Convention as a candidate for the American FFA Degree.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Elburn Express Travel Baseball and Softball announces tryouts for the 2010 season

    All tryouts will be held at McNair Field in Elburn

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Neumann named to dean’s list

    Sugar Grove resident Daniel Neumann was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering spring 2009 dean’s list.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Letter: Will no one present the other side in this horn noise issue?

    You take away the horn – more people will die for failure to stop and listen. With distractions built into modern-day cars it is only time until metal-to-metal—with your child in between.

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Letter: Current Kane County Government fails western townships

    It is to the great credit of the Herald, as a local, independent paper, that these letters were printed. Too often the regional newspapers will not print such statements for fear of losing “access” to government officials.

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Golf only part of fun at Solheim Cup in SG

    SUGAR GROVE—Officials for the 2009 Solheim Cup announced that the tournament’s PING Pavilion tickets are sold out.

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • IDHS announces changes in WIC food program

    STATE—The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced changes to the WIC Program’s food packages recently.

    • Posted July 28, 2009
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  • Pet vaccination is key to rabies prevention

    COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department is reporting that two bats have tested positive for rabies so far this year.

    • Posted July 27, 2009
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  • Waubonsee named one of healthiest companies in America

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College was recently named one of the healthiest companies in the country by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), a company based in Arlington Heights, Ill.

    • Posted July 26, 2009
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  • Good attends prestigious summer percussion and steel pan program

    SUGAR GROVE—Dylan Good, a musician from Sugar Grove, spent two weeks this summer studying percussion and steelpan at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wis.

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • 7/23 Cartoon

    Cartoon courtesy of Cagle Cartoons

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: What we need in this area is jobs

    I believe in America. I believe we can overcome almost anything, if we're given an even playing field. I was a Republican for all but the last nine years of my life. Now I'm a Democrat....

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: So many people “looking out for us”

    We are so fortunate to have so many people looking out for our best interests these days.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Union warns Kane County citizens of the impact of Sheriff’s Deputy staffing cuts

    The Kane County Board is scheduled to permanently jeopardize the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to provide sufficient police services to the citizens of Kane County, especially those living in unincorporated areas, by reducing the number of sworn deputies...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Lazarus house is here to help those in need

    The staff at Lazarus House was very saddened by the recent death of someone known to us who lived down the street from Lazarus House. In situations such as this, we are sometimes asked why we didn't...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: County cuts hinder mandated services

    I recognize that Kane County is experiencing significant drops in revenue. At the same time, I have had concerns on delivering services mandated by law. Every individual County Board member received my concerns.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Open letter to Reps and Senators

    Please, please, please do not vote for this health-care bill. Vote against it. Multiple times if necessary.

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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  • Letter: Here we go again

    On June 26, 2009, the House of Representatives passed HR-2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (also known as the Waxman-Markey Energy Bill, or the Cap and Trade Bill, or the Global Warming Bill, or...

    • Posted July 23, 2009
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