All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Pitstick makes Illinois State University dean’s list

    BLOOMINGTON, ILL.—Kari Pitstick of Virgil was recently named to the Illinois State University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Pitstick is a middle level education major with a children’s studies minor at the university. She achieved...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Local residents graduate from Drake University

    DES MOINES, IOWA—The following local residents graduated from Drake University at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester: Dennis Brettman (Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts & Sciences) and Kelly Shaw (Bachelor of Science in...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Family Fest at Family Life Church

    ELBURN—Family Fest will take place Saturday, July 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Road, Elburn. The family-friendly event will include inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals, carnival games, puppet shows and free food.

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Two Guys, Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to any and all who attend St. Charles Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 27,...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Ramona Ann Kline

    Ramona Ann Kline, 85, died July 12, 2014. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Burlington, Iowa, to Paul and Pearl Doemland. The family moved to Aurora when Ramona was very young. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Elementary...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • 2014 Kane County Fair 4-H schedule

    ST. CHARLES—The following is a schedule of 4-H events slated to take place during the 2014 Kane County Fair at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Thursday, July 17 8 a.m. Swine Judging...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Elburn Days booths available at Community Congregational

    ELBURN—There are still vendor booths available on the Elburn Community Congregational Church parking lot (north side of the church) for Elburn Days, Aug. 15, 16 and 17. The church during the festival will host an indoor rummage...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Letter: Sponsor the Family Bingo, Auction Night Fundraiser

    Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will sponsor a Family Bingo and Auction Night Fundraiser on March 7, 2015. The event will be held at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary in Elburn. This event is to raise money for...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Letter: You can make a difference

    “If every household in Illinois dedicated just $10 of their weekly grocery budget towards Illinois Products, $47 million would be re-invested in the Illinois economy. That’s over $2.4 billion annually.” The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Elburn Lions July 2014 Calendar Raffle winners

    ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions July 2014 Calendar Raffle: Eugene & Floyd, Brendan Thomas, Jan & Butch, Kristen Stern, Living Well Health Center and Ron Algrim, all of Elburn; Bob Diehl of Maple...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Ruth Anne Ashton

    Ruth Anne Ashton, 48, died of cancer on Friday, June 27, 2014. She received hospice care at her sister’s home in Kaneville, surrounded by family, just as she wanted. She is survived by her husband, Keith Bickley;...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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    Tickle earns athletic honors at Coe College

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA—Jake Tickle of Elburn earned an athletic letter for outstanding participation on the Coe College baseball team during the 2013-14 academic year. Tickle, a 2010 graduate of Kaneland High School, is the son of Elizabeth...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • LeRoy C. Newlun Sr.

    LeRoy C. Newlun Sr., 68, of DeKalb, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 29, 1945, in Mauston, Wis., The son of Charles and...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Community Congregational Church now accepting donations

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church in Elburn is now accepting donations for its Elburn Days rummage sale. The church is happy to take the following: belts, jewelry, bicycles, knick knacks, books, purses, DVDs and VHS tapes, puzzles, framed pictures,...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Community Congregational Church to host VBS

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn will hold its Vacation Bible School (VBS) July 14-17, 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God.” The family VBS will teach children and...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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  • Maple Park reappoints Peerboom, Aldridge

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 4-0 to reappoint existing Village Clerk Liz Peerboom to another term, from May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015. Village Attorney Kevin Buick swore in Peerboom during the...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Thank you from 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, “Once Upon A Mattress.” Throughout the year, KAI has been pleased to...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Helen Landis

    Helen Eloise (Cordell) Landis, 99, of Venice, Fla., passed peacefully from her earthly life to life eternal on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born Dec. 19, 1914, at home on a farm in Littleton, Ill., the...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Elburn Idol accepting applications

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

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Elburn Days booths available

    ELBURN—There are still vendor booths available on the Elburn Community Congregational Church parking lot (north side of the church) for Elburn Days, Aug. 15, 16 and 17. The church during the festival will host an indoor rummage...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you for continued blood drive support

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Elburn blood drive on June 26 was shut down early for the safety of all participants. We apologize for the inconvenience to those affected. For those who were unable to...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Maple Park receives update on sewer repair

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the state of the Liberty Street sewer repair. Village Engineer Jeremy Lin told the board that the sewer held up well during the severe storms that reached the...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Elburn business not compliant with state requirements

    ELBURN—During a recent compliance visit to a massage business in town, Elburn police found that the business’ personnel did not have the proper licensing from the state in order to offer massages at the site. According to...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Anita Allen

    Anita Allen, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, June 24, at Wynscape Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wheaton, Ill. She was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Farmersville, Ill., the daughter of J. Harold and Alice (Norvell)...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Elburn Fire Protection District

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District would like to extend a special thank you to Mike Clesen of L&M Greenhouses for his generous donation of flowering plants. We are very grateful for the flowers and the...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Corn Boil vendor booths available

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil announced there are still vendor booths available for the festival, which takes place July 25-27. Booths are 10×10 feet. Corn Boil representatives reserves the right to place vendors wherever they deem...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Exchange students seeking host families in Elburn

    ELBURN—Visiting students ages 15-18 from around the world, including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Elburn for the 2014-15 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Stephen J. Koenig

    Stephen J. Koenig, 64, of Rhinelander, Wis., died June 22, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Maple Park to Edward and Frances (Neisendorf) Koenig. Steve was raised in...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Letter: Church to host Elburn Days lot vendors

    The Community Congregational Church is making a fun change for Elburn Days. We are happy to announce that after several years we are bringing back having our parking lot filled with all types of vendors. The church...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Editorial: Hit the links this Friday in Sugar Grove

    Looking for an alternative to your usual Friday afternoon plans? Consider donning your best golf attire and heading over to Bliss Creek Golf Course for the Sugar Grove 2014 Community Golf Outing. Hosted by the Sugar Grove...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Kaneville Skeeters Ellie Peck hits a line drive to center field during a game against the Sugar Grove Tigers Monday at the Kaneville West Softball Field. 
Photo by Mary Paulson
    Photos: youth baseball and softball

    Photos from various community sporting events

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Good weekend

    The Kaneland 9U Travel Baseball team finished second at the 2014 Oswego Cobra Summer Classic Tournament, held June 20-22. The team includes coaches Bryan Miller (back row, from left), John Robinson, Jeff Violett, Jim Van Horn and...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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