All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • image
    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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • DSC_0181
    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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • IMAG0946
    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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • Allen C. Swan

    Allen C. Swan, 73, of Elburn, passed out of this world to the place God made for him on May 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Allen was born March 25, 1941, to Charles (Chuck)...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
    • 0
  • Doris Kahl

    Doris Kahl, 79, of Aurora, formerly of Kaneville, passed away at Jennings Terrace on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born in Aurora on April 6, 1935, the daughter of August and Minnie (Scheuring) Bohn. Doris grew...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
    • 0
  • Letter: A huge garage sale thanks

    The Elburn and Countryside Community Center would like to thank the many local community members who selflessly donated to our garage sale on May 16 and 17. We had an overwhelming amount of clothing, furniture, antiques, books,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Matheny

    Charles F. “Chuck” Matheny, 80, of Geneva, formerly of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Kankakee, Ill., passed away peacefully at his home in Greenfields of Geneva, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Sunday, May 18,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Thirst for more

    Eleven separate events qualify for Charleston, Ill., State gathering KANELAND—You can’t count out the Kaneland High School girls track unit just yet, if anything, because the IHSA Class 2A State finals would have many holes to fill....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Palmer L. Onstad

    Palmer L. Onstad, 91, of Sycamore, formerly of Elburn and Eau Claire, Wis., passed away peacefully at his home, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born March 15, 1923, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the son of Paul...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Corn Boil Committee offers two scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—Two $500 scholarships are being offered by the Sugar Grove Corn Boil committee to honor longtime Corn Boil officer and committee member Donna Marcus. One scholarship will go to a female, and one to a male....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • 5-10_Elb_Lib_courtesy1
    Friends of the Library raffle winners

    The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library held their annual Spring Garden Raffle and Plant Sale on May 10 at the library. The drawing was supervised by Joan Hansen, executive vice president of the Friends....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Thank you from Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO

    by Laura Gampfer, KBC PTO Secretary The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) Elementary School PTO would like to thank the many families and businesses that have supported our fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year. Our fundraisers have...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Board supports Elburn coffeehouse facade upgrade

    ELBURN—The new coffeehouse in town will soon get a face lift, thanks in part to a $5,000 facade grant from the village of Elburn. Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn, owners of The Corner Grind, on Monday...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Softball handles late-season stretch

    KANELAND—A slashed schedule this week meant it was as spotless a seven-day stretch as you could get for Kaneland High School softball. With the regular season gradually coming to a full stop, Kaneland’s lone game this week...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Friends donate $5,000 to library

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library on May 15 donated $5,000 to the library for its Summer Reading program, “Paws to Read,” which will take place from June 2 to Aug. 8. The money...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Gail B. Mellish

    Gail B. Mellish, 66, of Elburn, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 22, 1947, in Elgin, the daughter of Ernest and Lillian (Carr) Thompson....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
    • 0
  • Title
  • image
    Letter to the Editor: #LetKanelandRun

    Editors note: the IHSA announced that they will allow Kaneland and Rock Falls to run. Last night (May 16) was our track and field 2A sectionals held at Freeport High School. Me and my other 4×800 teammates...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
    • 0
  • Screen shot 2014-05-15 at 11.45.49 AM
    Fisherman’s Inn open house

    ELBURN—The historic and newly renovated Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn will reopen its doors to the public for a community-wide open house event on Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. After being closed from 2009...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
    • 0
  • Hultgren bringing office to 14th District constituents

    Sugar Grove among selected locations WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that staff members from his Geneva office will be traveling throughout the 14th Congressional District during the month of May to meet with constituents....

    • Posted May 16, 2014
    • 0
  • Letter: A thank you from the Friends of the Town and Country Public Library

    Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of the Town and Country Public Library’s 11th annual flower and plant sale May 9-10. The event was held inside the library at 320 E. North St., Elburn. We...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • DylanKuipersNationalsClearance
    Solving Streamwood

    Photo: Dylan Kuipers reacts after clearing 15-3.5 in the pole vault. Photo by Marshall Farthing Knights battle through Kane Co. field for first KANELAND—Judging by Friday evening’s Kane County Boys Track Meet held at Millennium Field in...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • Covenant of Grace Church pancake breakfast

    SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street in Sugar Grove. The breakfast will benefit the Between Friends...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • St. Gall announces Vacation Bible School

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will host its annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. All children from preschool through fourth grade are eligible to attend. The theme of the Vacation...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • Meta E. Mannion

    Meta E. Mannion, 75, of Yorkville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1938, in Lithuania, the daughter of the late Vilius and Helena Fetting. From...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • Donald G. Werling

    Donald G. Werling, 73, of Friendship, Wis., passed away Sunday, April 13, at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz. He was born July 24, 1940, in Chicago. Don retired from Murphy & Miller Inc. in 2002 after...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
    • 0
  • Covenant of Grace Church pancake breakfast

    SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street in Sugar Grove. The breakfast will benefit the Between Friends...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
    • 0