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    Maple Park names October ‘Big Read’ month

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathleen Curtis on Tuesday officially recognized October as “The Big Read” month in the village of Maple Park. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions October Kaneland Kolor Fun Run/Walk

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Kolor Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 19, at noon at the Kaneland Harter Middle School (KHMS) campus, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The event will consist of two laps, or approximately 2 miles....

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • Kaneland Theatre seeks items for performances

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School (KHS) Theatre Department is looking for a few items to help with its fall play and upcoming spring musical. The following items are needed: lamps with lamp shades and working bulbs, area rugs...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Piece of the Rock

    Photo: Ivan Bohorquez celebrates scoring his unassisted first-half goal against Sycamore Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Second-place effort at Quad Cities gathering has smooth finish KANELAND—This past weekend had the Kaneland soccer roster heading two hours west,...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Oct. 9 sports recap

    Boys Freshman Soccer Oct. 1 @ Burlington Central—The Knights won 1-0. Michael Minoque had 16 saves, and Javier Correa had the goal on a Devin Pieczynski assist. Oct. 6 @ DeKalb—Pieczynski’s goal and Minoque’s five saves helped...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • NIB-12 tennis tournament moves to DeKalb

    KANELAND—Kaneland will still host this year’s Northern Illinois Big 12 conference tournament—it’ll just be at DeKalb High School. The two-day tournament, beginning Friday morning at 10 a.m. at 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, and resuming Saturday at...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    Patricia LeBaron Bergman

    Patricia LeBaron Bergman, 79, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in her home in Sugar Grove, where she lived since 1991. She was born Dec. 14, 1934, in Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of the late Patricia Helene...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Editorial: Celebrate with some Class in a Glass

    Declining temperatures notwithstanding, October is typically an excellent month for local weekend activities and fundraisers. So if you’re looking for something fun to do on Saturday, Oct. 11, consider “classing” things up with a trip to the...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Letter: Vote against Fire District disconnection referendum

    I’m writing this letter to ask for your support to vote against the referendum to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District. We have a dedicated, highly-trained Fire Department that has been servicing our area...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Letter: Just say no to disconnection referendum

    There will be a referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot about whether to disconnect and transfer territory from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. I felt it...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Kaneland to destroy Class of 2009 temporary records

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School will soon destroy temporary education records of students who graduated in 2009. If you would like to obtain your temporary records before they are destroyed, contact Laura McPhee (630) 365-5100 ext. 202, or email...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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  • Elburn welcomes Station No. 3

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Wednesday opened it’s Fire Station No. 3 in Lily Lake. The station is functional 24 hours a day and features an advanced life support (ALS) engine, which means the...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Hultgren votes to counter Islamic State group with military training

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently supported H. J. Res. 124, a continuing resolution to fund the government at its current levels for three months, which includes an amendment to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies,...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Knights golf measuring shots

    KANELAND—With next week’s postseason gauntlet approaching, it was time for Kaneland golf to get some final regular season swings in against some eager competition. On Sept. 24, the Knights traveled to Pine Hills Golf Club and vanquished...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Local athlete on Central College football team

    PELLA, IOWA—Kaneland graduate and wide receiver Zack Martinelli is a member of the Central College football team. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Oct. 2 Sports Recap

    Sophomore Football Sept. 26 @ DeKalb—The Knights defeated the Barbs 25-6. No individual stats were provided. Boys JV Cross Country Sept. 27 @ Aurora Central Catholic—The boys freshman/sophomore team placed sixth at the Charger Classic in Aurora....

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Volleyball handles Aurora Christian, succumbs to hot Yorkville squad

    KANELAND—Rare is the team that can rattle off an undefeated conference season, even with a campaign as steady as the Kaneland Lady Knights in 2014. A 25-8, 25-22 sweep of visiting Aurora Christian last Thursday was a...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • ‘The Knights Way’

    by Peter Goff, Kaneland Athletic Director Greetings Kaneland Knight fans. This is your KHS Athletic Director Peter Goff dropping you a line for the Sports Wrap. A theme that we are trying to promote here at the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Kane County Jrs tryouts begin Oct. 5

    ELBURN—Tryouts for the upcoming Kane County Jrs volleyball club will take place starting Sunday, Oct. 5, though Sunday, Nov. 9. Tryouts include a non-refundable $25 tryout fee. All tryouts take place at the M.A. Center, 41W501 Keslinger...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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    Siebert named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week

    Photo submitted by Dave Wrath of Augustana Athletics to sports@elburnherald.com ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Augustana junior libero and Kaneland graduate Kylie Siebert was recently selected as the “Defensive Player of the Week” in the College Conference of Illinois &...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Richard ‘Dozer’ Pitstick

    Richard “Dozer” Pitstick, 77, of Elburn, passed away on Sunday evening, Sept. 28, 2014, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Rockwell...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Celebrate the second annual Kindness in Kaneland Week

    Last fall, we helped announce the creation of Kindness in Kaneland Week—seven days of programs and celebration meant to promote friendship, respect, happiness and, most important, anti-bullying, in the Kaneland community. The collaboration between organizers and the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Disconnection from Elburn Fire District puts lives, property at risk

    When word recently leaked that there is a real possibility after all these years that my neighbors and I may no longer be served by the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, I was floored. How is...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Thank you for another successful Fun Fest

    For over 15 years, Maple Park Fun Fest has provided the community with an extraordinary way to celebrate summer’s end. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the last free festivals in the...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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  • Winter Wonderland Craft, Vendor Show

    KANELAND—Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host its Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The event will feature over 50...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Maple Park High School 1954 class reunites

    The Maple Park High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 29, at Sorrento’s in Maple Park. There were seven class members and five guests present for the dinner and social time. Lyle...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Howards to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Les and Karen (Conley) Howard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 26. They were married on Sept. 26, 1964, at Community Congregational Church, Elburn. The couple will celebrate the special occasion with a gathering...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • The biggest rival is …

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Sept. 25 Sports recap

    Don’t see your results in the Elburn Herald? Have your coach email them to sports@elburnherald.com or fax them to (630) 365-2251. KHMS Seventh Grade Football Aug. 27 vs. Batavia Rotolo—Kaneland won 32-8. Max Gagne had three touchdowns,...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Editorial: Get an early jump on the holiday spirit

    The month of October is hardly an appropriate time to discuss anything related to Christmas (are you listening, Wal-Mart?). Nevertheless, we want to mention that a fundraiser for Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove 2014 will take...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Elburn Fire Department

    The Elburn Fire Department would like to thank the community for the generous support of our pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7. All the money raised is going to help two of Elburn Fire Department’s own firefighters...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Harvest Market

    September is traditionally the best month for harvesting the tastiest tomatoes, juiciest fruits and healthiest broccoli and cauliflower. And tables at the Sugar Grove Farmers Market are overflowing with onions, peppers and greens. We conclude our season...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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