All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Letter: Kaneland ‘ready to operate’? Not so fast

    Superintendent Jeff Schuler said he is leaving the Kaneland schools “ready to operate.” Several School Board members express their appreciation (choking back tears at times) of his service and accomplishments as he leaves for his new job...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Letter: Williams death a great loss, like so many others

    The recent death of actor/comedian Robin Williams by a suspected suicide was probably a shock for most of us. Often seen as a hyper, “always on” personality, he apparently was haunted by the mental illness known as...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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    Elburn Lions celebrate 85th anniversary

    Photo: Newly-inducted Lion Mathau Poust (right) with his father and sponsor, Kevin. Photo by Debbie Behrends ELBURN—On the Saturday before its annual Elburn Days event, the Lions Club took time to celebrate its past and rededicate itself...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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    Harris hits hole-in-one

    ELBURN—Geneva resident Mary Claire Harris hit a hole in one at Hughes Creek Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 3. Harris used a No. 4 Hybrid ball on the 105-yard hole No. 3—a par 3 hole. Bruce Harris...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Big Rock Plowing Match set for Sept. 19-21

    BIG ROCK—The weekend of Sept. 19-21 will play host to the 120th annual Plowing Match in Big Rock. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, this event began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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    Waubonsee’s Wu elected to Fox Valley United Way

    SUGAR GROVE—John Wu, director of Emergency Management and Safety at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Fox Valley United Way. Wu, of Naperville, was pre-elected to...

    • Posted August 11, 2014
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  • A beacon of light for local youngsters

    Yorkville resident and Lighthouse Academy owner Shannen Flores (center) stands with her parents, Luis and Luisa Flores, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony the evening of July 30. Elburn Chamber of Commerce members, family, friends and customers were present...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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  • Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 18

    SUGAR GROVE—The 21st Annual Kaneland Foundation Golf Outing, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Drive, Sugar Grove. Check-in and lunch begin at 11...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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  • ‘Cut for a Cure’ at Dave’s Barber Shop Aug. 16

    ELBURN—The community will have an opportunity to donate to the Cancer Research Centers of America during the Saturday of Elburn Days, Aug. 16, at Dave’s Barber Shop, 132 N. Main St., from noon to 4 p.m. Nolan...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Flapjack Frenzy: Scouts offer pancake breakfast during Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Elburn Eagle Scout Jacob Sheehan and Boy Scout Jake Grisch will be working at the Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on the Saturday of Elburn Days, Aug.16, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. This year’s...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Fritz graduates from Eastern Illinois University

    CHARLESTON, ILL.—James Fritz of Sugar Grove was one of more than 980 spring 2014 graduates at Eastern Illinois University. Undergraduate and graduate students were certified by their respective deans as having completed all requirements leading to the...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local students graduate from University of Iowa

    IOWA CITY, IOWA—The following local residents received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester: Jeffrey Gillett (Bachelor of Arts, history; certificate in museum studies) and Michelle Stammet (pharmacy) of Elburn;...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local students make North Central dean’s list

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The following local residents were recently named to the North Central College dean’s list of scholars for the 2014 spring term: Nicholas Lynch, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; Taylor Bastone of Maple Park;...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Local residents make Eastern Illinois University dean’s list

    CHARLESTON, ILL.—Kelsey Bishop of Sugar Grove and Andrew Hladilek of Maple Park were recently named to the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) spring 2014 dean’s list. The dean’s list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Urich named to Lawrence University dean’s list

    APPLETON, WIS.—Amber Urich of Elburn was recently named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 grade point average or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Urich, daughter of Robin Urich, is a...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Bonifas of Sugar Grove graduates from SUNY Buffalo State

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Jami Bonifas of Sugar Grove recently graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies.

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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    Bruce, Zerkel to wed

    Donald and Ellen Bruce of Elburn announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica, to Patrick Zerkel, son of the late John and the late Peg Zerkel. A Sept. 6 wedding in St. Louis is...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Stargazing event at Kuipers Family Farm

    MAPLE PARK—The annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky, and NIU’s STEM Cafe will once again be there to watch it. STEM Cafe will present “Star Gazing...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Needham elected co-president of Aurora Noon Lions

    SUGAR GROVE—Michele Needham, executive director of Human Resources at Waubonsee Community College, was recently selected to serve as co-president of the Aurora Noon Lions Club. Needham, of Plainfield, Ill., will share the presidency with Aurora lawyer Herbert...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Hultgren supports legislation to protect community banks

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week voted to support two bills, which will relieve community banks from excessive regulations and protect their ability to lend to Illinois homeowners. H.R. 4042, the Community Bank Mortgage Service...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Rambish to serve on Mutual Ground Board

    SUGAR GROVE—Dr. Medea Rambish, Dean for Developmental Education and College Readiness at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve on the board of directors for Mutual Ground in Aurora. Rambish, a North Aurora resident, will serve...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Dental visits a good habit to start

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.—While two-thirds of Illinoisans visit the dentist at least once a year, nearly half of them have gone three years or more without seeing the dentist. “According to the Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health and...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Elburn Seniors trip—Deadline Aug. 11

    ELBURN—Elburn Seniors will take a trip on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to Isle Of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. The cost of the trip is $38. Participants must sign up no later than Monday, Aug. 11. Everyone over...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Summer Reading Grand Finale Aug. 8

    ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Grand Finale on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The evening will mark the culmination of...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Aurora Raiders Softball hosts tryouts Aug. 9, 10

    Tryouts for the Aurora Raiders Girls Fastpitch Softball team are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, at the West Aurora High School Varsity Softball Field, 1201 W New York St, Aurora. On Saturday, the...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Community Congregational Church accepting donations

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church in Elburn is now accepting donations for its Elburn Days rummage sale. The church is happy to take the following: belts, jewelry, bicycles, knick knacks, books, purses, DVDs and VHS tapes, puzzles, framed pictures,...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • St. Gall Church accepting rummage sale donations

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church is currently accepting donations for its annual rummage sale. Donations can be dropped off from now through Sunday, Aug. 10, during the following times: Monday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 7...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • ‘Bar-B-Q,’ sweet corn supper in Hinckley

    HINCKLEY—The Hinckley St. Paul’s United Church of Christ annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the church, 324 W. McKinley St., Hinckley. The pork roasts are cooked outdoors...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Community Congregational hosts activities during Elburn Days

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church has a lot going on this year during Elburn Days. Along with its usual indoor Rummage Sale and Sloppy Joe lunch, there will be vendor booths along Route 47 and in the parking lot...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Reaffirming our objectivity

    We’ve recently fielded some public comments regarding our stance (and perspective) on the situation involving the Kaneland School District and Superintendent Jeff Schuler, who will become the superintendent of schools in the Wheaton-Warrenville School District on Sept....

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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    Donald Eugene Hegland

    Donald Eugene Hegland, 77, of Elburn, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, in DeKalb, the son of Stanley and Theresa (Kissel) Hegland. Don married Eleanor Newhall on Aug....

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Albano named to DePaul University dean’s list

    CHICAGO—Nicholas Albano of Elburn was recently named to the DePaul University dean’s list in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for the spring 2014 quarter. Albano is a 2013 Kaneland High School graduate.

    • Posted August 2, 2014
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