All posts by Elburn Herald

  • ‘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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  • Support the Family Bingo Knight and Silent Auction

    by Kimberly Bartkowiak Secretary, Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) PTO feels very fortunate to have the support of our local community for our fundraisers. Fundraising allows us to purchase great items...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Randall ‘Randy’ Long

    Randall “Randy” Long, 36, of Hinckley, left this world too early, leaving a legacy of memories that will be treasured forever, when he died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. He was born June 29, 1978, in St....

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Perez seeking nominations for 2014 Citizen of the Year award

    KANE COUNTY—Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award. Sheriff Perez encourages members of the community to recognize those among them who demonstrate the spirit of...

    • Posted September 22, 2014
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  • Editorial: Consider donating to the Beverly Holmes Hughes fund

    We often use this editorial space to identify key activities happening somewhere within the Kaneland community. This week, we’d like to take a moment to direct you toward an incredibly important cause currently taking place in the...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 2015 School Board election

    KANELAND—The 2015 consolidated general election is still nearly eight months away, but School Board candidates are already gearing up for the biennial event. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is the first official day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Letter: Looking back, looking forward

    It’s been a little over a year since our community joined together and the Kindness Campaign was born. Our many thanks go out to the families, businesses, individuals and organizations that have joined in this journey. There...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • T&C Library Friends donate $3,000

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 East North St., Elburn, donated $3,000 to the library at their annual membership meeting, Sept. 11. The donation was made possible from the proceeds of the Elburn...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Garbage truck, vehicle collide in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sept. 12 were dispatched to Route 30, west of Dugan Road, in Big Rock on a report of a traffic crash with injuries involving a garbage truck and a passenger vehicle....

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Arts Initiative gets ‘Excited about Education’

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) is opening its 2014-15 season with a unique event celebrating education. “Shout Out!—Excited about Education” is a series of live readings written and read...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle Winners for September 2014

    ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for September 2014: Tara Treve, Michele Montalbano-Milett, Nancy Wilkison, Phil Albano, Alyx and Grandpa, and Dave and Laura Broz, all of Elburn; Mark and Carolyn Anderson,...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Bird tests positive for West Nile

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department recently found a bird in Batavia that tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the second bird found in Kane County that has tested positive. The first one was found...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Crafters needed for John Stewart Craft Fair

    KANELAND—John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network (PTN) is currently accepting applications for crafters and vendors for its upcoming annual Craft Fair on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m....

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 9-18 Police Blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • Miguel Granado, 30, of the 700 block of Gates St.,...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Joan Carson

    Joan Carson passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was born July 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Nellie (Bass) Carson. She is survived by her daughter, Joni (White) Ryan, and son-in-law, Phillip Ryan; sisters, Gloria...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Julie Marie Nelson

    Julie Marie Nelson, 56, of Maple Park, fought a long and valiant battle with cancer before it broke her body, but never her spirit. She claimed the promise of her Savior, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, surrounded by...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Zombie Run set for Oct. 10

    Join the Knight cross country teams for a spooky “Knight of the Zombies” run Oct. 10. The evening will feature two races: Trick or Treat Run This run features friendly zombies sharing treats with participants in grades...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Soccer brings winning logic vs. IMSA

    Photo: Peter Jefferson controls the ball Saturday in Kaneland’s 7-0 win over IMSA. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Matches against Sycamore, Morris cap week KANELAND—No matter the opponent, it’s always nice to see offense on the pitch. After...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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