All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Letter: Quite a memorial

    I am writing this letter to the people of Kaneland, which covers Elburn, Kaneville, Maple Park and Sugar Grove. Rudy Keller put in hours, days and weeks to bring the ‘Field of Flags’ to the Kaneland people....

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Letter: Golf outing thank you

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to say thank you to Hughes Creek Golf Club for hosting our annual event on June 5. We had 68 golfers in attendance on an absolutely picture perfect day. We...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Swan family

    The family of Allen Swan wishes to thank all those who were so kind and generous during his illness and passing. Thank you for all the prayers, cards, prayer shawls, phone calls, monetary gifts, flowers, food and...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Guest editorial: Three simple things you can do today to feel better tomorrow

    by Harold Valentine, News and Experts “Imagine you’re a spider with just one leg,” Dr. Frank King said. “You put forth immense effort to try to haul yourself around and not only does it wear you out,...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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    KHS wrestlers hope to raise funds for camp, volunteer 500 hours of community service

    Photo: Members of the Kaneland High School wrestling team have volunteered nearly 500 hours of community service throughout the Kaneland area this spring. Here, the Knights spread mulch for a Sugar Grove resident. Photo by Patti Wilk...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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    Vincenzo Anthony Middona

    Joe and Miranda Middona of Elburn proudly announce the birth of their son, Vincenzo Anthony, who was born May 15, 2014, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long....

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Lloyd Edward Dietterle

    Lloyd Edward Dietterle, 96, of Elburn, passed away and was reunited with his life-long love, Marjorie, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lloyd was born June 24, 1917, in Roberts, Ill., the son of Earl Milton ad Ethel...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Craig L. Owen

    Craig L. Owen, 50, of St. Charles, passed away suddenly at home, June 7, 2014. His passion was sports, whether playing on the softball field for St. Charles VFW or watching his favorite teams, Cubs, Blackhawks and...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Doris C. Stollard

    Doris C. Stollard, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Doris was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Joliet, Ill., and resided in Elburn. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove talks road improvements

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the road improvement plans that it has for this summer. Public Works Director Tony Speciale brought to the board’s attention the plan to improve Heartland Drive. “We are...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Board approves water service, sewer rate increases

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday approved an increase in the village’s water service and sewer rates. The approved item will raise the basic user charge for water services to $10.42 per 2,000 gallons a...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Local Partnership to fundraise for Jazz Band

    KANELAND—Five local men on June 29 will trek across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, from a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan to the coast of Lake Superior. The participants are all associated with Da Capo Music Studio...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Elburn Idol applications now being accepted

    ELBURN—The Elburn Days Community Stage is currently accepting applications for the Elburn Idol singing competition. The contest is open to ages 9 and older. There are four different age groups: Junior (9-12), Teen (13-15), Senior (16-18) and...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Bank on it

    A groundbreaking for American Heartland Bank took place May 19, with an anticipated opening set for the spring of 2015 at the southwest corner of Wheeler Road and Route 47 in Sugar Grove. The larger building will...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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    Sharleen L. Meredith

    Sharleen L. Meredith, 86, of Marion, Ill., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at home with her husband at her side. Sharleen was born July 26, 1927, in Aurora, to Harold N. and Mildred J....

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Eugene F. ‘Gene’ O’Connell

    Eugene F. “Gene” O’Connell, 87, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., died Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Saturday, July 17, 1926, in Kane County, the son of Edward F. and Jessie...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Doris Turner

    Doris Turner, 94, of Lily Lake, passed away early Friday morning, May 30, 2014. She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Batavia, the fifth of six children of Swedish immigrants Andrew and Hulda (Peterson) Strom. She grew...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Editorial: Clearing up some details

    We’ve received a few calls about a story we ran last week regarding Elburn resident Peter LaSalle Jr., who was arrested last month and charged in connection with child sex crimes in Virginia. Therefore, we’d like to...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Community Corner: Summer Theatre with the Kaneland Arts Initiative

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) will conclude its 2013-14 season with the fifth annual Summer Theatre Production. This year’s production will be Once Upon a Mattress,” directed by Diane...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Letter: In memory of Allen

    I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the Elburn Lions Club and its members for the benefit they gave for my husband, Allen, on May 18. What a tribute. All the people who attended,...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Letter: Thanks to the community

    We’d like to thank everyone who was a part of Allen Swan’s benefit: Bob Jass, Alice’s, Melisa Taylor, Mark Swan, American Bank and Trust, Britz and Associates, Duke and Lee’s, Engineering Enterprises Inc., GTP Design, Krauspe Dental,...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Letter: A letter from Dr. Jeff Schuler

    It is with great sadness that we inform you that Parker Wolfsmith, one of our eighth-grade students at Harter Middle School, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening. We want to extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Letter: The Community Center is here for you

    The Elburn and Countryside Community Center wants you to stop by this summer. There are so many activities going on, we want to spread the word so you can take part in them. Sand volleyball courts The...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Elburn American Legion raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following won $50 in the Elburn American Legion Post No. 360 raffle on April 25: F. Bonniki and David Dickinson of Elburn, Steve Hall of Maple Park, W. Schumacher of Batavia, Jon Vestor of DeKalb, Dave...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Parker Wolfsmith
    Parker Wolfsmith

    Parker Wolfsmith, 14, of Maple Park, passed away tragically on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Taken from his family and friends too soon, he now lives on the hearts and minds of his community. He will never be...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Correction: KHS graduation is at 4 pm.

    Sorry for our error that appeared on page 13A of the May 29 edition. The Kaneland High School Graduation ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at the NIU Convocation Center. From kaneland.org: Commencement...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    Softball steadying

    Photo: A Kaneland coach talks with a KHS baserunner at a recent game. The Lady Knights faced off against Genoa-Kingston Wednesday as part of the Burlington Central Regional. Results were not available as of press time. Courtesy...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Struck down

    Prolific season stopped in tracks by Rosary in regional final AURORA—Just one of these years, Kaneland High School girls soccer would like for the bloom to go off Rosary. After another successful regular season, as well as...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Ironing it out

    Photo: Junior Jacob Bachio makes a play on an ACC runner at second base. Kaneland lost the final regular season matchup with ACC, 6-0, and play the Chargers again today at 4:30 p.m. in Plano. Photo by...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 and a host of other parade participants on a short trek from Elburn Lions Park to Blackberry Cemetery for the start of the Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony.
    Photos: Memorial Day blessings

    Photos from around our towns on Memorial Day. Photos by Natalie Juns, Lynn Logan and Patti Wilk Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Hole(s)-in-one at Hughes

    A couple hole-in-ones were shot at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn this past week. On May 21, Deb Peterson (right) of St. Charles shot a hole-in-one on the 140-yard hole No. 17, a par 3. Peterson’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to Elburn Poppy Days supporters

    Thank you to everyone who supported Elburn Poppy Days held on Armed Forces Day Weekend, May 16-17. We wish to thank the volunteers that gave of their time to distribute the poppies in exchange for donations that...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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