All posts by Ryan Wells
Village will extend waste contract
Elburnâ€”With the village of Elburnâ€™s contract with Waste Management set to expire at the end of September, officials explored options at the Aug. 2 Village Board meeting and decided to extend the current agreement.
- Posted August 14, 2010
Police Dept. assesses its equipment needs
As part of the villageâ€™s efforts to start the budgetary process early for the next fiscal year, each department is tasked with submitting its preliminary capital-expenditures list to the Village Board for review.
- Posted August 13, 2010
Editorial: Proper ordinances can help animal rescue operations
Anderson Animal Shelter recently asked for public support to assist the agency in resolving an animal hoarding case (see related story).
- Posted August 13, 2010
Protecting volunteer protectors
Elburnâ€”As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Mondayâ€™s Village Board meeting.
- Posted August 6, 2010
Editorial: Sugar Grove Public Library experiences exciting times
It is an exciting period of time for the Sugar Grove Public Library and its supporters.
- Posted August 5, 2010
Editorial: Corn Boil kicks off Kanelandâ€™s community festivals
The time of year for local, community festivals is upon us, and as always, the first one is the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
- Posted July 22, 2010
Editorial: One person, one idea leads to impact beyond measure
Elburn resident Darlene Marcusson has served as an inspiration to so many, it is impossible to fit a fraction of the impact she has had on this page.
- Posted July 16, 2010
Editorial: Herald earns advertising, editorial accolades
The Illinois Press Association recently recognized the Elburn Herald in the organizationâ€™s annual advertising and editorial contests.
- Posted June 3, 2010
Editorial: No easy answersâ€”but a couple of questionsâ€”in Elburnâ€™s budget crunch
Like just about every family, business and unit of government in the stateâ€”if not the nationâ€”the village of Elburn has had to try and tighten its belt to navigate through the current, difficult economic climate.
- Posted May 7, 2010
Photo gallery: SG Library fun
Future ballerinas imitated the moves of Moves Dance Studio ballerina and teacher Katie McGinnis, during an Angelina Ballerina session held at the library.
- Posted April 30, 2010
Editorial: Earth Day, EPA deserve credit for clean-up
There is certainly an ongoing debate on the concept of climate change, but one thing that all sides of the debate can agree on is that the 40th anniversary of Earth Day is important, and needs to...
- Posted April 22, 2010
Editorial: KEA, district do the right thing
In a classic case of â€œbetter late than never,â€ the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) agreed to defer raises slated for the 2010-11 school year by one year.
- Posted April 16, 2010
Editorial: You have received your U.S. Census forms, or maybe not
If you have not received your U.S. Census form in the mail by now, do not expect to receive one.
- Posted April 1, 2010
Editorial: Kanelandâ€™s budget-crunch reality sets in
All of the budget talk, all of the numbers, all of the discussion on potential cuts became reality this week when the Kaneland School Board authorized the dismissal of 118 teachers and professionals (see related story).
- Posted March 26, 2010
Editorial: Publicâ€™s right to know requires vigilant protection
This week is considered Sunshine Week, a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.
- Posted March 18, 2010
Editorial: Thank you, Elburn firefighters and Nicor
On Saturday afternoon, I received a voicemail that made a series of worst-case scenario images come to mind as I returned the call to the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District.
- Posted March 11, 2010
Editorial: Low voter turnout is part of stateâ€™s problem
A former Illinois governor is in prison and another is likely on his way.
- Posted February 11, 2010
Editorial: Teachers should consider reality and renegotiate
With the Kaneland School District facing an approximate $2.6 million deficit for the 2010-11 school year, the list of potential cuts do not appear to be gathering much in the way of consensus.
- Posted February 5, 2010
Morelli, Busch run to replace Grometer on bench
A pair of Republicans are running against each other to fill the R. Peter Grometer vacancy in the 16th Judicial Circuit.
- Posted January 22, 2010
Smith challenges Kudlicki for seat on KC Board
A pair of Republicans, incumbent Bob Kudlicki and challenger Thomas (T.R.) Smith, are running against each other to represent District 25 on the Kane County Board in the primary on Tuesday, Feb. 2. There is no Democrat...
- Posted January 22, 2010
2 Dems, 5 Republicans vie for 16th Circuit vacancy
Seven candidates in total are running for the Kane County vacancy in the 16th Judicial Circuitâ€”five Republican candidates will run to see who will face the winner of a two-person Democratic race.
- Posted January 22, 2010
Editorial: Ensure your charitable contribution helps
By now, we have all seen the devastating impact of the recent earthquake in Haiti, and countless individuals and organizations are trying to do their part to send money and aid to those suffering.
- Posted January 21, 2010
Editorial: Community focuses on giving, not receiving
As the holidays approach each year, concerns are often raised that the season has become too materialistic and commercialized.
- Posted December 11, 2009
Editorial: Kick off the season with us at Kandyland
For many in the area, the Christmas holiday season kicks off with the first weekend of December, when Elburn hosts the annual Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll and Sugar Grove hosts its annual Holiday in the...
- Posted December 3, 2009
Editorial: Those who serve the community are its backbone
Elburn resident and Lazarus House Executive Director Darlene Marcusson received the Kane County Sheriffâ€™s Department Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award for her community service.
- Posted November 20, 2009
Editorial: Time for Kaneland to make the tough decisions
Our page 1A story about Kaneland School Districtâ€™s decision to ask the teacherâ€™s union to renegotiate its contract should not come as a surprise to anyone.
- Posted November 12, 2009
Editorial: Take H1N1 seriously, but do not panic
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of this past week, both the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu is widespread in 46 states, including Illinois.
- Posted October 29, 2009
Editorial: Why we do what we do
Being a journalist in these times, it can become easy to get lost in all the negativity.
- Posted October 23, 2009
Stay safe on the roads this fall
The arrival of fall also means the arrival for the increased risk of avoiding deer-related car accidents, especially during dawn and dusk.
- Posted October 14, 2009
Editorial: KHS student-athletes go â€˜pinkâ€™
Kaneland High School student-athletes have more than mere school spirit; they have human spirit, and it will be on display at various sporting events in the coming weeks.
- Posted October 8, 2009
Editorial: Little acts of kindness
The term â€œsmall-town valuesâ€ is used oftenâ€”and the concept behind it is something that the Elburn Herald tries to focus on regularly.
- Posted October 1, 2009
Editorial: Kaneland moves closer to No Child Left Behind compliance
Kudos to the Kaneland High School administration, teachersâ€”not to mention the studentsâ€”for boosting their achievement test scores fairly significantly from the 2008 school year to the 2009 school year.
- Posted September 24, 2009