All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 and a host of other parade participants on a short trek from Elburn Lions Park to Blackberry Cemetery for the start of the Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony.
    Photos: Memorial Day blessings

    Photos from around our towns on Memorial Day. Photos by Natalie Juns, Lynn Logan and Patti Wilk Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Hole(s)-in-one at Hughes

    A couple hole-in-ones were shot at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn this past week. On May 21, Deb Peterson (right) of St. Charles shot a hole-in-one on the 140-yard hole No. 17, a par 3. Peterson’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you to Elburn Poppy Days supporters

    Thank you to everyone who supported Elburn Poppy Days held on Armed Forces Day Weekend, May 16-17. We wish to thank the volunteers that gave of their time to distribute the poppies in exchange for donations that...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Allen C. Swan

    Allen C. Swan, 73, of Elburn, passed out of this world to the place God made for him on May 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Allen was born March 25, 1941, to Charles (Chuck)...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Doris Kahl

    Doris Kahl, 79, of Aurora, formerly of Kaneville, passed away at Jennings Terrace on Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was born in Aurora on April 6, 1935, the daughter of August and Minnie (Scheuring) Bohn. Doris grew...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Matheny

    Charles F. “Chuck” Matheny, 80, of Geneva, formerly of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Kankakee, Ill., passed away peacefully at his home in Greenfields of Geneva, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Sunday, May 18,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Letter: A huge garage sale thanks

    The Elburn and Countryside Community Center would like to thank the many local community members who selflessly donated to our garage sale on May 16 and 17. We had an overwhelming amount of clothing, furniture, antiques, books,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Thirst for more

    Eleven separate events qualify for Charleston, Ill., State gathering KANELAND—You can’t count out the Kaneland High School girls track unit just yet, if anything, because the IHSA Class 2A State finals would have many holes to fill....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Palmer L. Onstad

    Palmer L. Onstad, 91, of Sycamore, formerly of Elburn and Eau Claire, Wis., passed away peacefully at his home, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born March 15, 1923, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the son of Paul...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Corn Boil Committee offers two 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 May 22, 2014
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    Friends of the Library raffle winners

    The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library held their annual Spring Garden Raffle and Plant Sale on May 10 at the library. The drawing was supervised by Joan Hansen, executive vice president of the Friends....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Thank you from Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO

    by Laura Gampfer, KBC PTO Secretary The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) Elementary School PTO would like to thank the many families and businesses that have supported our fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year. Our fundraisers have...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Board supports Elburn coffeehouse facade upgrade

    ELBURN—The new coffeehouse in town will soon get a face lift, thanks in part to a $5,000 facade grant from the village of Elburn. Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn, owners of The Corner Grind, on Monday...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Softball handles late-season stretch

    KANELAND—A slashed schedule this week meant it was as spotless a seven-day stretch as you could get for Kaneland High School softball. With the regular season gradually coming to a full stop, Kaneland’s lone game this week...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Friends donate $5,000 to library

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library on May 15 donated $5,000 to the library for its Summer Reading program, “Paws to Read,” which will take place from June 2 to Aug. 8. The money...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Gail B. Mellish

    Gail B. Mellish, 66, of Elburn, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 22, 1947, in Elgin, the daughter of Ernest and Lillian (Carr) Thompson....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Letter to the Editor: #LetKanelandRun

    Editors note: the IHSA announced that they will allow Kaneland and Rock Falls to run. Last night (May 16) was our track and field 2A sectionals held at Freeport High School. Me and my other 4×800 teammates...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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    Fisherman’s Inn open house

    ELBURN—The historic and newly renovated Fishermen’s Inn in Elburn will reopen its doors to the public for a community-wide open house event on Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. After being closed from 2009...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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  • Hultgren bringing office to 14th District constituents

    Sugar Grove among selected locations WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that staff members from his Geneva office will be traveling throughout the 14th Congressional District during the month of May to meet with constituents....

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Friends of the Town and Country Public Library

    Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of the Town and Country Public Library’s 11th annual flower and plant sale May 9-10. The event was held inside the library at 320 E. North St., Elburn. We...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Solving Streamwood

    Photo: Dylan Kuipers reacts after clearing 15-3.5 in the pole vault. Photo by Marshall Farthing Knights battle through Kane Co. field for first KANELAND—Judging by Friday evening’s Kane County Boys Track Meet held at Millennium Field in...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • Covenant of Grace Church pancake breakfast

    SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street in Sugar Grove. The breakfast will benefit the Between Friends...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • St. Gall announces Vacation Bible School

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will host its annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon. All children from preschool through fourth grade are eligible to attend. The theme of the Vacation...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • Meta E. Mannion

    Meta E. Mannion, 75, of Yorkville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1938, in Lithuania, the daughter of the late Vilius and Helena Fetting. From...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • Donald G. Werling

    Donald G. Werling, 73, of Friendship, Wis., passed away Sunday, April 13, at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz. He was born July 24, 1940, in Chicago. Don retired from Murphy & Miller Inc. in 2002 after...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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  • Covenant of Grace Church pancake breakfast

    SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Church will host a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 17, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House, Main Street in Sugar Grove. The breakfast will benefit the Between Friends...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Hultgren commends Illinois’ heroin state of emergency declaration

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently commended the Illinois State House for unanimously passing a resolution declaring a “heroin state of emergency” across the state, and pushed for the community to come together to finalize a...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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    New fire station groundbreaking ceremony Monday

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection district will break ground on their new facility at the corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn Monday at 3:15 p.m. Established in 1882, the district encompasses 75 square...

    • Posted May 10, 2014
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  • Waubonsee recognized as Tree Campus USA for fourth straight year

    SUGAR GROVE—For the fourth consecutive year, Waubonsee Community College has been recognized for its care of its campus canopy. The Arbor Day Foundation recently awarded Waubonsee its Tree Campus USA designation for 2013. The distinction comes through...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • Board approves Wheelchair Lift Project bid

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a bid for the CDBG Wheelchair Lift Project to build a new wheelchair lift in town. The approved bid of $31,880 came from Garaventa USA, Inc. The...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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    KHS soccer still working between posts

    Sophomore Kiandra Powell works around Morris defenders on her way to her second goal of the game. Photo by Patti Wilk DeKalb, Morris contests highlight week KANELAND—While the win streak may have stopped, the unbeaten streak still...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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