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. The goal of the program was to teach those in attendance about the original 13 colonies and the Revolutionary War, but also to have a little fun along the way. Here, Paul Revere discovers the “kick me” sign that was attached to him. Photo by Mary Herra

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. Photo by Mary Herra

Trick-or-Treat Times
Local officials have set the following times for trick-or-treating in their villages on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31.
• Maple Park: 3-6 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m., Lincoln Highway 4-H Club will host a costume judging the Civic Center gym.
• Sugar Grove: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
• Elburn: 4-7 p.m.
• Kaneville: 3-7 p.m.

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.
Photo by Mary Herra

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.
The well-attended event featured raffles, a pig roast, and a live auction. Cheryl Lee (left) holds a potted plant while it is offered at
auction. Photos by Mary Herra

A picture is worth a thousand words

Erin Heyob (right) reviews some photos at Kaneland’s Baccalaureate ceremony Tuesday night. The night included an opening prayer by Victor Saad of Chirst Community Church, student testimony by Robert Baldwin, a slide presentation by Alyssa Galvan and Jennifer Zmhral, music by Cody Clausen and Jenn Kuryliw, Baccalaureate address by Tim Badal and the closing prayer by Brian Zielke of Lord of Life Church. Photo by Mary Herra

Fairy tales

first_grade_play_4c‘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. Other plays that afternoon included ‘The Three Pigs,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Red Riding Hood,’ ‘The Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ Photo by Mary Herra

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 (left) from Kaneland John Stewart Elementary, followed by fifth-grader Bradley Bumsted from Kaneland John Stewart Elementary in second place, and third-place fourth-grader Bryan Zollinger (right) from McDole Elementary School. Photo by Mary Herra