All posts by Mary Herra

  • ‘Paul Revere’s Missing Horse’ gallops into T&C Library

    The Mystery Shop, a traveling theatre company that specializes in interactive mysteries and programs, put on “Paul Revere's Missing Horse” at the Town and Country Public Library Dec. 28.

    • Posted January 7, 2011
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  • A salute to local Veterans

    Members of Elburn Boy Scout Pack No. 107 gathered on Nov. 11 to pull down, fold and gather the flag at the Kaneland John Stewart Elemtary School Veteran’s Day event.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Halloween happenings and Trick or Treat hours

    Elburn resident Chuck Swanson went all-out with the Halloween decorations this year, but the high winds Tuesday wreaked havoc on the frightful crew in his front yard.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Kops & kids in MP

    Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta hands out bags of popcorn during the Halloween edition of Kops and Kids event at the Maple Park Civic Center Monday.

    • Posted October 29, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: A scarecrow story

    St. Charles author Rick Moser reads at a children’s storytime event on Columbus Day at Kuipers Family Farm. Moser narrated his new book, “The Scarecrow Story,” and signed books.

    • Posted October 15, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Elburn Days Mud Volleyball Tournament

    Photos by Mary Herra

    • Posted August 24, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Elburn Days 5K

    Photos by Mary Herra

    • Posted August 24, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: National Night Out brings Elburn out

    Emergency service providers and members of the Elburn community gathered Tuesday at Elburn Village Hall for the annual National Night Out.

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Timber!

    Isaac Martin’s gingerbread house collapses from the weight of the candy at the Maple Park Library Haunted Gingerbread House building event July 24, part of the library’s summer reading program.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • As fresh as they come

    Chris Stojan (left) was on hand Sunday at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center as local farmers got the chance to sell their produce. Stojan sold corn and tomatoes to local residents Dave Rissman and Jan Callaghan.

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • Major action

    It’s a race to the bag for the Blue Thunder’s Jared Hagan as the Purple Crush won the Sugar Grove Majors championship on July 1 at the Sugar Grove Sports Complex, beating the Blue Thunder 15-11.

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: A caring place to live

    A benefit for the family of Steve and Carol Herra, who is battling lymphoma, took place last Saturday at the Elburn Lions Park. Photos by Mary Herra

    • Posted June 25, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Memories of Bob

    Family members of Bob Sommers stop to pose for a photo at the Bob Sommers Memorial Shoot at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club in Elburn Saturday.

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Living history: Students play the part of historical figures

    Jacob Anderson (left) portrays George Washington, while Dalton Ashew (right) portrays Davy Crockett at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School’s Annual Living History Museum event May 20 in Elburn.

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • A picture is worth a thousand words

    Erin Heyob (right) reviews some photos at Kaneland’s Baccalaureate ceremony Tuesday night.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Fairy tales

    ‘The Miller’s Daughter (Lily Rios) makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin (Eric Delgado)’ at Kaneland John Shield’s first-grade plays, performed Tuesday by Mrs. Dixon’s class.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • For the record books

    2004 Kaneland graduate Dustin Dickins was among four individuals inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame Monday. Lt. Col. Clayton Fisher, Dickens, Lea Ann Machias Brei and Jill Holmes were all inducted, as was the 1998 KHS...

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Diverse duo

    Kristin Paxinos and Ben Westfall performed a free concert at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn Sunday. The duo’s repetoire encompassed a wide-array of playing styles, including works by Piazolla, Faure, Ravel and Pujol.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • It is spring, right?

    A late-season snow storm dumped multiple inches of snow and sleet on the Kaneland area Sunday.

    • Posted April 2, 2009
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  • A breath of spring

    Walter Clesle works in the Gretchen's Grapevinery booth at the ‘A Breath of Spring Arts and Crafts Faire’ held at the Sugar Grove Community House Saturday. The

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Doesn’t get any sweeter than …

    Suzi Myers of St. Charles helps Jake Pollak taste test the maple sugar as it drips from a maple tree during Sunday’s maple sugaring event at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn.

    • Posted March 20, 2009
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  • Relay roundup

    Boys and girls track results from the Byron Invitational March 14, 2009.

    • Posted March 19, 2009
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  • The ins and outs of the Potawatomi

    Cliff Frantz was the guest speaker at Monday’s Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting. His talk focused on the Potawatomi Indians that lived throughout the local area.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Sweet spell of success

    The Kaneland School District's annual spelling bee Feb. 5 featured a 1-2-3 combo from across the district. The overall winner was fourth-grader Brenna Niemeyer from Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School.

    • Posted February 12, 2009
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