All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Follow the Knights at the Plano Christmas Classic

    PLANO—The Kaneland boys basketball team will take on the field at the 51st Annual Plano Christmas Classic this week. The varsity Knights enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed, and while the tournament started Monday, the...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Bowlers don’t feel at home vs. DeKalb

    by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb doesn’t feel like a home base when you lose to the building’s other tenant. Kaneland suited up against the DeKalb Lady Barbs for a Thursday meeting as part of...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Dec. 24 KHS sports recap

    JV Wrestling Dec. 18 at Hononegah Invite—The Knights JV wrestlers traveled to the Honoegah JV Invite, coming home with a 2-1 team record. The team lost to Hononegah’s JV-1 team 58-13, but defeated Hononegah’s JV-2 team 45-15....

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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    Spring is in the air

    Photo: The Kaneland High School Cheerleaders participated in a cheer competition at Joliet West High School on Sunday, placing seventh out of 12 schools in the medium division. During their routine, Kaneland girls performed a cheer, stunts,...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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    Barbara ‘Barb’ Crump

    Barbara “Barb” Crump, 70, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the prayers of her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born Sept. 23, 1943, the daughter of K. Neville and Virginia (McMillan) Ens in...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Christmas Eve service at Elburn Hill Church

    ELBURN—Elburn Hill Church will have a Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Elburn Hill Church is located at 506 N. Main St., Elburn.

    • Posted December 22, 2013
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  • Local residents earn North Central College dean’s list honors

    NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were recently named to North Central College’s dean’s list of scholars for the 2013 fall term: Elaine Cannell, Sarah Hodge, Nicholas Lynch, Evan Michalic, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn;...

    • Posted December 21, 2013
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  • History Department recognized at WCC

    SUGAR GROVE—From Waubonsee’s inception, the instruction of history has helped to define the college. As the study of history has evolved in the decades since, the college’s History Department has evolved, as well, rising to meet the...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Schmidt’s wins approval for earlier hours

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance to allow Schmidt’s Towne Tap on Main Street in Elburn to open for business and serve alcohol inside and in its outdoor garden beginning at 8 a.m. on...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Editorial: Christmas joy through giving a toy

    We often hear about the spirit of Christmas and how it’s better to give than to receive. However, in today’s world of Black Friday punchout sales, an overflowing marketplace of technological gadgets and “hot Christmas gifts of...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Barry L. Tischhauser

    Barry L. Tischhauser, 61, of Athens, Tenn., formerly of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by the love and care of his family. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    Girls basketball looks to sleigh field at 2 tourneys

    Photo: Junior Ally VanBogaert and the Lady Knights basketball team trek to Ottawa and Dixon during the holiday break. Photo by Patti Wilk Lady Knights hitting double shot of Ottawa and Dixon gatherings KANELAND—At 4-4, the Lady...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Wasco Diamonds 14U clinic set for Dec. 28

    ELBURN—The Wasco Diamonds will present a 14U clinic on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the softball diamond located at 707 Herra St. in Elburn. A pitching and catching clinic is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Softball tryouts, clinics approaching fast

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball (WGFSL) registration for the 2014 Spring/Summer season begins Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration is open to all girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no out-of-district fees. Players develop their skills with the...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Dec. 19 sports recap

    JV Bowling Dec. 11 vs. Streator—The Lady Knights only had two competitors, so no team score was kept. Kayla McDuffee bowled a 323 series with a 132 high game, while Natalie Barnhart bowled a 282 series with...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    WCC’s Wagner garners 200th career coaching victory

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball head coach Dana Wagner collected her 200th career coaching victory as the Lady Chiefs hung on to defeat the St. Ambrose University Junior Varsity 73-68 on Sunday, Dec. 8. Waubonsee improved...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A response to the Kaneland School Board’s vote to raise taxes

    As the Bible tells us, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to Elburn Metra Station decorator

    I would just like to thank whoever decorated the Elburn train station for Christmas. We took the train last Sunday and it was very cheerful. I’m sure most riders feel the same. Also I checked and it...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • ‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

    ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • The Longest Night

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host The Longest Night Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. The Longest Night Service is a time to experience...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • ‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

    Elburn—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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    KHS’ Madrigal Feaste: a 36-year tradition

    Photo: KHS senior Kayla Hedgren performs a solo during the KHS Madrigal performance at the Sugar Grove Library Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland High School Madrigal Feaste performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13,...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • FVCC honors October Students of the Month

    MAPLE PARK—The Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) announced its Students of the Month for October. Kaneland students earning the honor included Jacob Aguilar (Welding I), Kathryn Leonhard (Graphics II), Joseph Mendoza (Electrician II), Alexander Ochoa (Fire Science...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Tickets still on sale for United Center matchup with Geneva Jan. 4

    The Kaneland boys basketball team will be playing Geneva at the United Center, before the Bulls game against the Atlanta Hawks, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65 and will get you admission...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Dec. 12 sports recap

    Girls JV Bowling Dec. 5 vs. Dixon—Freshman Grace Lindgren led the way for the Lady Knights against visiting Dixon with a 321 series at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. Freshmen Kayla McDuffee and Natalie Barnhart bowled a...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Donald J. ‘Don’ Mulligan

    Donald J. “Don” Mulligan, 79, of Elburn, formerly of Maggie Valley, N.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill.,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Vicki Zerby Frew

    “Well, folks, apparently I have accomplished my purpose in life and have moved on. Sorry to report, I still have no idea what my mission was. “However, I am grateful for all the blessings of this life,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Taize service Dec. 12

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Avenue (Rt. 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Letter: Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters contribute to tornado relief fund

    The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters on Dec. 4 sent a check to the Washington Community High School Tornado Relief Fund for the band and drama departments. The Boosters thank the Kaneland performing arts community for its generous...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

    ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • ‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

    ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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