All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Madigan issues advice for tax season

    CHICAGO—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois consumers to the costly risk of tax refund anticipation products as they work to file their tax returns by Tuesday, April 15. Tax...

    • Posted March 29, 2014
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  • Waubonsee receives workforce training grant

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College’s efforts to boost workforce training have received a boost from the state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded Waubonsee a grant worth $45,500 through the Illinois Employer...

    • Posted March 29, 2014
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  • Village Board talks salt, road repair options

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed its options for purchasing salt and for road repair. Streets Supervisor Geoff Payton addressed his thoughts and recommendations for the purchasing of salt for next year. “We would...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions March Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $25 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for March: Rob & Tom, Living Well Health Center and KD & Lari Lamb, all of Elburn; Ed Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Steve Bowgren and Joe...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Cagers are champs

    The seventh-grade boys Cagers basketball team won the league tournament championship over March 15-16. The team includes Sam Weigand (front row, from left), Brett Wallner, John Schaefer, Spencer Brown, Head Coach Hunter Emigh (back row), Declan McDonald,...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Team Harvell wins KYBL Tournament

    The Kaneland Youth Basketball League title went to Team Harvell during the March 15 tournament that took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School. The team included Aiden Watkiss (front, left to right), Daniel DiChiarro, Caleb Hubbard and...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Angela M. ‘Angie’ Lexa

    Angela M. “Angie” Lexa, 84, of Sycamore, formerly of Elburn and Virgil areas, past owner of The Kountry Kettle, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Friday, March 21,...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • St. Gall announces Lenten Stations of the Cross

    ELBURN—In the Catholic faith, Lent is a time for fasting, abstinence from meat and prayer in preparation for Easter. St. Gall Church will offer Stations of the Cross, for prayerful reflection, on Fridays, March 28 through April...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

    On Saturday, March 15, Kaneland Sports Boosters hosted its “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser. The night included a Red Woody concert, silent auction and a number of raffles, highlighted by our grand prize raffle. I am extremely...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you to Kane County voters

    On behalf of the Don Kramer for Kane County Sheriff campaign team, I would like to thank all the residents who answered their doors and were so friendly to me and my volunteers. I realize having a...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Chris Halsey

    I would like to thank Dan Hanneman, Keith Hougas and all of the members of the Elburn Lions Club—the greatest Lions Club in the state of Illinois—for hosting my “Roar,” and the businesses, residents and friends that...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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    Knights qualify 23 to Top Times meet

    Kaneland High School will be well-represented at this Saturday’s Illinois Top Times track meet at Illinois Wesleyan’s Shirt Center in Bloomington, Ill. The meet kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, and will reportedly be broadcast at www.usportstv.net....

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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  • Harter Middle School among ‘Schools to Watch’

    KANELAND—Kaneland Harter Middle School was among 115 exemplary middle-grades schools in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia to recently be named “Schools to Watch”...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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  • Maple Park man fatally struck by car

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—A Maple Park man was fatally struck by a car early last week. Clarence Janecek III, 45, was walking on Route 38 near Webster Road in DeKalb during the early morning hours of...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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  • St. Gall announces Lenten Stations of the Cross

    ELBURN—In the Catholic faith, Lent is a time for fasting, abstinence from meat and prayer in preparation for Easter. St. Gall Church will offer Stations of the Cross, for prayerful reflection, on Fridays, March 21 through April...

    • Posted March 21, 2014
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    2014 Softball Preview: A slugger’s chance

    Photo: Junior All-State catcher Paige Kuefler drives a ball off the tee during a recent practice indoors. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland softball lineup primed and ready for ’14 season KANELAND—With a regional rally at Rosary that...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Elburn bowler runner up in “Best of the Best” tournament

    WHEATON, Ill.—Elburn seventh-grader Mabel Cummins was second in Sunday’s “Best of the Best” Tournament hosted by the Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors Association (FVBPA). Sixty young bowlers were invited to contend for over $2,500 in college scholarship funds...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Clarence Robert ‘Tres’ Janecek III

    Clarence Robert “Tres” Janecek III, 45, died tragically as a victim of an accident in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 11, 2014, near DeKalb. Tres was born to life on Dec. 13, 1968, the son...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Tickets now available for ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

    KANELAND—Musicals today just aren’t what they used to be. Elaborate scenery and special effects tend to take away from the beauty and magic that can happen with just the use of a few entrancing characters. “The Drowsy...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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  • McCare Night at Elburn McDonald’s

    ELBURN—The Blackberry Creek PTO will host a McCare night on Thursday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn McDonald’s location. McDonald’s will donate 10 percent of all receipts to the Blackberry Creek PTO. All...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Kaneland John Stewart Clothing, Toy Sale

    ELBURN—The Kaneland John Stewart Spring and Summer Clothing and Toy Sale will take place Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the gym at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary...

    • Posted March 16, 2014
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  • Election: U.S. Senate

    Two candidates on March 18 will battle it out for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Jim Oberweis Sugar Grove native Jim Oberweis defines the position of U.S. Senator as one with equally important roles:...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Election: Kane County Clerk

    Two candidates on March 18 will vie to become the Republican nominee for Kane County Clerk. Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham has served three terms as Kane County Clerk since 2002. He considers himself as a public servant...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park discusses water main leak

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Engineer Jeremy Lin on March 4 updated the Village Board on his progress with the water main leak beneath Liberty Street. Lin provided the board with many possible outcomes, including...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Maple Park Family Fund accepts award

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Family Fund on March 4 accepted an award of $2,500 in the form of a giant cardboard check. The money was awarded by a project called America’s Farmers Grow Communities,...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions March Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $50 in the Elburn Lions Park Calendar Raffle for March: Rob & Tom, Living Well Health Center and KD & Lari Lamb, all of Elburn; Ed Dunteman of Sugar Grove; Steve Bowgren and Joe...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Board recognizes students with high test scores

    KANELAND—Kaneland students from the elementary, middle school and high school levels received recognition from the School Board on Monday for having achieved high or perfect scores on the 2013 ISAT, PSAE, EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT tests. The...

    • Posted March 14, 2014
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  • Letter: An explanation of Electric Aggregation Referendum

    On March 18, the residents of unincorporated Kane County will have an opportunity to vote on the Kane County Electric Aggregation Referendum. This referendum, if passed, will allow the Kane County Board to potentially secure cheaper electricity...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: An endorsement of Bill Lenert

    My wife Sarah and I came home Friday night after stopping for dinner at the Sugar Grove American Legion Fish Fry, and read the Elburn Herald, as we do every week. The most interesting article to me...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Melisa Taylor

    I am writing this letter in support of Melisa Taylor for Kane County Board District 5. Melisa has proven herself to be a dedicated, competent, independent-thinking board member. She continually works to represent the constituents of District...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Letter: A letter to 50th District voters

    I would like to clear the record about my support in the race for State Representative in the 50th District. I have known Keith Wheeler and his family for many, many years, and hold them in the...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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