All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Silverstars are golden

    The fifth-grade Kaneland Silverstars took home the championship trophy at the Grayslake tournament Feb. 23. This was the end of the season for the girls whose record was 24-5 overall. Pictured (from left) are Kelsey Modaff, Chloe...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Sophomore basketball wins NIB-12

    Feb. 28 vs. DeKalb—The sophomore Knights finished the season with a 46-43 win over visiting DeKalb. Mark Lilly led KHS with 15 points, while Mitchel Groen had 13, Jake Marczuk had 10, Kevin Fajardo had four and...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Umpires needed in Wasco

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch has openings for summer/fall umpires. Umpires 14 years old or older are needed for 10U and 12U games starting in May in NW St. Charles. Free training is provided. Weekday games start at 6...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Sandra ‘Sandy’ M. Busby

    Sandra “Sandy” M. Busby, nee Johnson, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of her family in the early morning hours of Monday, March 3, 2014. She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Sycamore, the...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Alfred L. Larsen

    Alfred L. Larsen, 88, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Maple Park, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. After 30 years, he is finally reunited with the love of his life, Betty, who has...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Community Corner: A thank you and an opportunity

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The fifth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative Fine Arts Feast, held on Feb. 21, was by all accounts a resounding success. Approximately $5,000 was raised by the guests attending the...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Wheeler for State Representative

    I am writing this letter to urge support for Keith Wheeler in his campaign for election as State Representative for the Illinois House 50th District. Keith is a person for whom I have a great deal of...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: You get what you pay for

    Asking voters to approve any increase in funds to any community asset is a challenge, particularly in these times. However, near-term shortsightedness can result in great long-term damage that ultimately costs each taxpayer much more. The people...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Letter: Judge candidate Kostelny a poor choice

    Candidate for judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit, Marmarie Kostelny has little to offer the taxpayers of Kane County. As an appointed associate judge, she has had simple decisions in family court appealed and reversed,...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Community corner: A thank you and an opportunity

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative The fifth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative Fine Arts Feast, held on Feb. 21, was by all accounts a resounding success. Approximately $5,000 was raised by the guests attending the...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Not too late to get a flu shot

    KANE COUNTY—The Health Department continues to offer a walk-in flu clinic at its Aurora office, 1240 N. Highland Ave. Clinic hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to...

    • Posted March 2, 2014
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  • Waubonsee student dedicates success to brother

    SUGAR GROVE—Mario Velazquez doesn’t know how far his college education might take him—or how far, exactly, he will take his college education. But Velazquez is certain that his time spent at Waubonsee Community College has served as...

    • Posted March 1, 2014
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  • Hartmanns named Illinois Pork Producer Family of 2014

    Maple Park—The Gerald and Nancy Hartmann family of Maple Park was recently recognized by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) as the 2014 Illinois Pork Producer Family of the Year at the Illinois Pork Expo in Peoria....

    • Posted March 1, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police first in Special Olympics fundraising

    by Mary Parrilli MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department in early February was awarded with the Flame of Hope Trophy at its annual Special Olympics Kickoff event. The Police Department received the trophy because it raised more...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Williams announces Gengler as undersheriff

    KANE COUNTY—Kevin Williams, Republican candidate for Kane County Sheriff, recently announced Aurora resident Pat Gengler as his choice to be undersheriff. Gengler has over 17 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office and currently serves as the...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Harter Middle School students qualify for Illinois Junior Academy of Science Fair

    DEKALB—Students at Kaneland Harter Middle School are solving problems, thinking independently and raising the bar for future science classes. On Feb. 13, Kaneland eighth-graders gathered to showcase their science projects at the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Sports recap

    Sophomore Boys Basketball Feb. 19 vs. Geneva—It was a tough night at KHS, with the sophomores falling 53-29 to visiting Geneva. Jack Marczuk led the way with 12 points, while Tanner Robertsen supplied six and Mitchel Groen...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • MLB Spring Training amps include Cougars alumni

    GENEVA—With warm thoughts of Major League Baseball spring training now underway, many former Kane County Cougars are gearing up for the 2014 season with their respective big league clubs. This year’s Cougars team has yet to be...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Inaugural Day and Knight event raises over $5,000

    KANELAND—On Feb. 15, nearly 1,000 basketball players and fans filled the gym at Kaneland High School as the boys basketball held its inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Varsity and sophomore basketball...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Church news for Feb. 28

    Mardi Gras party at Community Congregational ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn will hold an all-ages Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. There will be games, crafts and prizes...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Hodge, Hanson to wed

    Jerry and Lisa Hodge of Elburn are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Isaac Hanson, son of Barry and Cindy Hanson of Hastings, Minn. The bride-to-be is a 2008 Kaneland High School graduate...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Mary L. Whildin

    Mary L. Whildin, 96 of Aurora, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at Jennings Terrace after each member of her family was able to see her one last time and say goodbye. Mary was born Jan. 8, 1918,...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Guest Editorial: Seven tips for protecting your identity and money

    by Harold Valentine, News and Experts At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Community Corner: A different kind of March Madness

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters March Madness to most means the events surrounding the single-elimination Division I college basketball tournament. But to the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters, March Madness is a horse of a...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Scout Pack 107

    Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet, with a great “survival” theme, on Feb. 16 at the Lincoln Inn in Batavia. The purpose of the Blue and Gold Banquet is to celebrate...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from Carrie Petrie’s family

    Words cannot express my appreciation of the many friends and family who have remembered us these past weeks. God came to take my beloved mother, Carrie Petrie, on Jan. 9. Her pain is gone. What comfort her...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: Supporting Wheeler for 50th State Representative

    As a local businessman, I know the struggles each of us face every day. Unemployment and underemployment are causing hardworking residents to look to other states for good-paying jobs to provide for their families. Illinois used to...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove Library seeks Limiting Rate Increase

    The Sugar Grove Public Library District seeks a Limiting Rate Increase on the March 18, 2014, ballot. The library has tried many times but has never increased its limiting rate, which is far below comparable libraries in...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Letter: In support of Wegman

    I recently received a mailer from Mark Davoust, candidate for Kane County Clerk, stating that if elected, he would propose to consolidate the Recorder’s Office with the Clerk’s Office to save the taxpayers money. If he were...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • Hultgren announces Congressional Art Competition

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has announced the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District of Illinois. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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  • Waubonsee volunteers to provide free income tax preparation sessions

    AURORA—A team of volunteers associated with Waubonsee Community College will not only help hundreds of local low- to moderate-income residents follow the law, they’ll also help them collect a bit of money due them. The approximately 75...

    • Posted February 22, 2014
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