All posts by Elburn Herald

  • 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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  • Kaneland Youth Soccer fall registration through July 7

    ELBURN—The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) is taking registrations for its fall recreational soccer season through July 7 at www.kanelandyouthsoccer.com. For registration related questions, contact Mo Gannon at (630) 463-9001, ext. 707, or by email at registrar@kanelandyouthsoccer.com....

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Registration for 2014 fall fastpitch youth softball starts July 1

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League (WGFSL) registration for the 2014 fall ball season starts July 1. WGFSL is a recreational softball league open to all area girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. Games are played on Saturdays...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Milford A. Austin

    Milford A. Austin, 88, of Kaneville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at Autumn Leaves of St. Charles, where he had recently made his home. He...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Hildegard Schulze

    Hildegard Schulze, 100, of Plato Center, Ill., formerly of Bensenville, Ill., passed away peacefully Friday, June 20. Gone from our sight but never our hearts, she will be greatly missed. Hildegard was born July 2, 1913, in...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Geneva man killed in Sugar Grove collision

    SUGAR GROVE—A Geneva man died on June 12 as a result of injuries sustained from a two-vehicle collision in Sugar Grove. According to a press release from Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins, Michael Buffington, 64, was...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Two injured in dirt bike, ATV collision

    MAPLE PARK—Kane County Sheriff Deputies on Tuesday afternoon responded to a report of a collision between a dirt bike and an ATV on Read Road, near the village of Lily Lake. A preliminary investigation indicates that three...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove aggregation program yields savings

    SUGAR GROVE—In 2011, voters approved a referendum allowing the village of Sugar Grove to bid for a provider for electricity village wide. This program of bidding for electric service is referred to as a “municipal aggregation,” or...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Hultgren supports Illinois’ community banks with legislation

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has co-sponsored several pieces of legislation that would ease Dodd-Frank’s regulatory burden on community banks, a lifeline of credit for Illinois farmers and rural communities. Hultgren is a member of the...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Kostelny to not proceed with re-count procedure

    KANE COUNTY—John Countryman, the attorney for Judge Marmarie Kostelny, recently announced that Kostelny has decided not to proceed further with the re-count procedures in a race to win a Kane County circuit judgeship in sub-circuit No. 3....

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Cummins’ victory lane continues through summer

    ELBURN—For the city of Buffalo, NY, it’ll be nice to have a bonafide winner in its midst. The football thing hasn’t worked out. Enter Kaneland Harter Middle School athlete Mabel Cummins, soon to enter eighth grade. Already...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Hawbaker

    Kathleen “Kathy” Hawbaker, 72, longtime resident of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Gone from our sight, but never our hearts, she will be missed greatly. Kathy was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Currie, Minn.,...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Dennis Long

    Dennis Long, 71, of Kaneville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital due to complications following surgery. He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Aurora, the son of Ervin and Marjorie (Larson)...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • 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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    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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