All posts by Keith Beebe

  • GarageSaleSignC1206_8
    Editorial: It’s garage sale weekend in Sugar Grove

    What really signals the arrival of summer in the Kaneland community? Hot weather and barbecues? Inflated gas prices? The Chicago Cubs officially falling out of postseason contention? All three options are certainly valid, but a more accurate...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Editorial: Be respectful of local cemeteries this spring

    We recently received a Letter to the Editor that touched upon a topic seldom spoken of in this area: theft of flowers and decorations in our local cemeteries. The author of the letter asked to remain nameless,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • One more time … with feeling

    One of the best things about sports—regardless of whether it’s at the high school or professional level—is the element of rivalry. A tradition-fueled sense of competitiveness that excites and intrigues fans, and even sometimes sets their teeth...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame inducts local journalism pioneers

    As the Kaneland community’s hometown newspaper, we feel a special connection with any and all persons inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame. Chances are that we’ve covered or featured these inductees at some point during their...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Watson_HOF
    Hall of Fame worthy

    Longtime Kaneland community contributors Don Watson (above, left) and Laurie Erdmann (below, right) were inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame on Monday evening. Watson, who became the Elburn Herald’s first sportswriter in 1974 and spent 28...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Fagel to run as write-in candidate

    Rob Roy Drainage District No. 2 president seeks Sugar Grove Township Board seat SUGAR GROVE—Mike Fagel has spent the past four years actively engaged in Rob Roy Drainage District No. 2, spending countless hours trying to “do the...

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • SG candidates speak

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents on Tuesday evening got a look at many of the village candidates who will appear on the April 9 General Election ballot.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Maple Park meets its candidates

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park residents on March 6 had an opportunity to hear from the seven candidates running for five village trustee seats in the April 9 General Election.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • ‘Mr. Kaneland’ cause a personal one for 2013 winner

    KANELAND—Who knew tuxedos, pink fannie packs and stonewashed jeans could play a part in such an important cause? Kaneland High School senior Mike Karakourtis entered the 2013 Mr. Kaneland event with the intention of raising money for Delnor’s...

    • Posted March 1, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove Presidential Candidates debate

    Moderated by Keith Beebe, Editor of the Elburn Herald Filmed Wednesday, February 13 at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center

    • Posted February 22, 2013
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  • Ups, downs define 2012 for Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—The year 2012 was a bittersweet one for the Kaneville Village Board.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • MP village president looks back on 2012, sets sights on 2013

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis’ thoughts on the village’s 2012 accomplishments are short and to the point.

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • Geary kicks off 2013 campaign with fundraiser

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village trustee Kevin Geary on Dec. 13 kicked off his bid for village president with a fundraiser held in the Pine Room at Bliss Creek Golf Club in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Board approves 2012 tax levy

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve the 2012 tax levy.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Editorial: A thank you to residents for making Kandyland 2012 a success

    The Elburn Herald would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the Kandyland event during the Elburn Christmas Stroll on Friday evening.

    • Posted December 13, 2012
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  • School Board talks John Shields roof repair

    KANELAND—The sky could be falling for Kaneland John Shields Elementary School ... sort of.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • Goodbye, Cottonwood Farm; Hello, Autumn Lane

    INCKLEY/BIG ROCK—Gianina Ludwig has lived in Hinckley and Big Rock her entire life, and at a very young age was raised around horses.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • SG Walgreens holds soft opening

    Store will officially open in early January SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on Tuesday said he’s excited and proud to have Walgreens become a part of the Sugar Grove family.

    • Posted November 16, 2012
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  • KHS community helps aid Sandy victims

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School Assistant Principal Diane McFarlin considers herself a “Jersey girl” at heart. Her husband is from New Jersey, and she grew up near the eastern seaboard.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Zumba’ing for Elburn Countryside Food Pantry

    ELBURN—The opportunity to teach a Zumba class and raise funds for the Elburn Countryside Food Panty was so important to Jennifer Olsem, she traveled all the way from Suwanee, Ga., to do it.

    • Posted November 10, 2012
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  • SG Twp supervisor resigns

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township Supervisor Dan Nagel resigned on Oct. 30, citing personal and family reasons as factors in his decision to step down.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Standing up for the ‘little guy’

    Kaneville residents speak out against reduced post office hours KANEVILLE—Kaneville residents on Nov. 1 attended a forum expecting to plead their case against the United State Postal Service’s pending decision to reduce Kaneville Post Office hours.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Editorial: Kaneland District, community make strides toward bully-free environment

    At the Kaneland School Board meeting on Sept. 24, Kaneland parent and Elburn resident Leigh Ann Reusche read a letter on behalf of Knights Against Bullying ...

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • School Board approves 2013 tentative tax levy

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Monday voted 5-1 to approve the 2013 tentative tax levy. Board member Tony Valente voted against the tentative levy.

    • Posted November 2, 2012
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  • Kaneland collaborates with anti-bullying group

    School Board discusses bullying prevention plan recommendations KANELAND—A month after a mass group of Kaneland parents attended a School Board meeting and forum to voice concerns with bullying issues in the district ...

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • Village Board approves Walgreens liquor license

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a 2012-13 liquor license for the Walgreens store located at the corner of Route 47 and Galena Boulevard.

    • Posted October 6, 2012
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  • Bullying issue takes center stage at Kaneland forum

    KANELAND—Kaneland parents, students, faculty, staff and administration on Monday gathered at Harter Middle School to participate in a forum to discuss the issue of bullying in the School District.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • School Board approves IGA with Maple Park

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members on Sept. 10 voted 6-0 to approve an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Maple Park in regard to land-cash and school impact payments.

    • Posted September 22, 2012
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  • Editorial: Inflexible AYP standards cast unfair spotlight on Kaneland, other school districts

    It was during Secretariat’s legendary performance in the 1973 Belmont Stakes that a reporter in attendance allegedly wept at the sheer display of perfection the horse exhibited en route to a 31-length victory and subsequent procurement of...

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Editorial: Farewell to the 2012 summer festival season

    The close of Labor Day weekend each year signals the start of many good things in this area: pumpkin and apple picking, cooler weather (hopefully) and Sunday football.

    • Posted September 7, 2012
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  • Michels announces intention to run in 2013

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels last week announced his intention to run for re-election in 2013.

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • School Board approves temporary roof repair

    KANELAND—School Board members on Monday voted 5-1 to approve temporary roof repairs at John Shields Elementary School.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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