All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Darlene Meloun

    Darlene Meloun, 60, of Elburn, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 14, 1954, in Aurora, the daughter of Norman and Margaret (Erickson) Ekstrom. She was...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Marie Williams
    Gertrude Marie ‘Corky’ Williams

    Gertrude Marie “Corky” Williams, 84, of Yorkville, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, who helped ease her pain as she slipped from this life to the...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Dunkin’ Donuts Elburn location breaks ground

    ELBURN—Dunkin’ Donuts broke ground in late May for its new restaurant and drive-thru location on the Jewel-Osco property in Elburn. Although the restaurant was initially set to open sometime this spring, discussions between Dunkin’ Donuts and the...

    • Posted June 13, 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 June 13, 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 June 13, 2014
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  • HorsePower seeks hands-on volunteers

    MAPLE PARK—Looking for something fun and meaningful to do this summer? HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, is seeking responsible and dedicated volunteers 14 years of age or older for its growing...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • Kane County Recycling Extravaganza set for Saturday

    ST. CHARLES—Kane County will host a free residential recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at 540 S Randall Road in St. Charles. The county will be collecting for reuse or recycling:...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • Corn Boil Committee offers 2 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 June 12, 2014
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  • Elburn Blood drive June 26

    ELBURN—A blood drive will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Elburn American Legion Hall. Call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Elburn American Legion Post 630

    Some Americans have forgotten the true meaning of a holiday that we as veterans hold so close to our hearts. For too many, Memorial Day now signifies nothing more than the start of summer and is celebrated...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • Letter: Thanks for a great spring soccer season

    The Kaneland Soccer Club (KYSO) thanks the soccer community for its help in making a great spring 2014 season. The club is a volunteer organization bringing recreational and competitive youth soccer to boys and girls ages 4...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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  • 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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