All posts by Ryan Wells
Editorial: Government must slash budgets, not services
ead through our paper this week, and you will see that just like the vast majority of businesses and families, governmental bodies are also looking at how to tighten their budgetary belts.
- Posted September 18, 2009
Editorial: Kaneland makes reasonable decision in midst of controversy
The controversy surrounding President Obamaâ€™s speech to schoolchildren on Tuesday provides a good lesson in the difference between constructive public discourse and debate that serves no purpose.
- Posted September 10, 2009
Photo Gallery: Kaneland vs. Huntley
Final score: Huntley 17, Kaneland 14 Photos by Ryan Wells
- Posted September 5, 2009
Editorial: Close out the summer festival season in Maple Park
School has begun, the days are getting shorter, and we have reached the final week of local festivals.
- Posted September 3, 2009
Editorial: Kaneville Festâ€”a celebration of community
Residents of the village of Kaneville have long considered themselves a community, long before the village was recognized as such by the state, complete with official borders and a government entity.
- Posted August 28, 2009
Editorial: Have a â€˜totally radâ€™ Elburn Days weekend
Get out your hair spray and acid-washed jeans, the 1980sâ€™-themes Elburn Days festival is upon us.
- Posted August 21, 2009
Editorialâ€”Community in the face of personal crisis: You can help
The weeks leading up to the start of school are hectic for any family. Supplies, clothes, registration forms, books, etc., have to be purchased, organized and ready to go by the start of school.
- Posted August 14, 2009
Editorial: Libraries far more than just a place to check out books
A public goal nearly five years in the making will be officially realized on Saturday, Aug. 8, when the new Sugar Grove Public Library building, opens at 9 a.m.
- Posted August 6, 2009
Editorial: Newspapersâ€™ job not to serve as PR firm
We received some interesting feedback due to a story published on page 8A of the July 23 edition of the Elburn Herald, â€œCode change allows liquor license for space village president owns.â€ What made it interesting was that...
- Posted July 30, 2009
Editorial: Kaneville adds community festival to summer calendar
We are glad to see residents in the village of Kaneville planning for a community festival for the end of this summer.
- Posted July 23, 2009
Editorial: Corvette show is a vehicle for hunger relief
Car enthusiasts, those interested in helping create a hunger-free northern Illinois, or those just interested in a nice day in the country are invited to the fourth annual Country Car Show at 2 S. Green Road, Elburn,...
- Posted July 16, 2009
Editorial: Make a difference for our soldiers serving overseas
As belts continue to tighten in the midst of a struggling economy, the level of philanthropy is suffering along with budgets. Yet, for many, the things that can make the most difference cost little, if anything.
- Posted July 9, 2009
Editorial: Kane County focuses on fighting drunk driving during holiday weekend
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a good time during the weekend of the Fourth of July. For many, that involves get-togethers, cookouts, picnics and other outdoor activities; and for many of those, they will add...
- Posted July 2, 2009
Politics of fear: Springfield uses citizens at risk as political pawn
What is more sickening than a sitting Illinois governor indicted on charges that he tried to sell a U.S. Senate appointment to the highest bidder? Read on >>
- Posted June 19, 2009
Editorial: Finally, observable progress in Maple Park
Kudos to Maple Park Village President Kathy Curtis, who made the selection of a police chief the No. 1 priority for the new Personnel and Communications Committee.
- Posted June 12, 2009
Editorial: Shedding light on some changes in the Elburn Herald
Regular readers of the Elburn Herald will likely notice some changes in this weekâ€™s paper edition.
- Posted June 4, 2009
Editorial: How much is a victory worth?
Four years ago, the Kaneland School District was on the verge of losing all extra-curricular activities, including athletics, due to lack of funding.
- Posted May 28, 2009
Editorial: Robbery hoax led to cooperative effort
When we first learned of the report that a woman was pulled over on Bliss Road in Sugar Grove by someone impersonating a cop, robbed and threatened, we felt we needed to act fast to inform our...
- Posted May 8, 2009
Editorial: Goodbye, Dr. Willey
There is not a current employee of the Elburn Herald who worked here when anyone other than Elburn Village President Jim Willey served in his office.
- Posted April 23, 2009
Change in leadership for Elburn, MP; SG re-elects Michels
The villages of Elburn and Maple Park will soon see a new face in the village presidentâ€™s chair; while Sugar Grove will continue under the leadership of re-elected Village President Sean Michels.
- Posted April 9, 2009
Editorial: Empower yourself, make an informed vote
We are devoting, both in this and the April 2 edition, a large amount of space to ensuring we can provide our readers with full coverage of the candidates and issues they feel are important in the...
- Posted March 26, 2009
Let our Hometown Heroes inspire
If you read page 1A of this weekâ€™s Elburn Herald, you will learn about two Elburn residents named Hometown Heroes by the Fox River Chapter of the Red Cross.
- Posted March 19, 2009
Editorial: Elburn Herald recognized for advertising excellence
Each year, Illinois newspapers compete in the Illinois Press Associationâ€™s Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Contest.
- Posted March 12, 2009
Lions form a dual opportunity for residents
Like virtually every person, family and business, nonprofit community organizations are suffering financial woes due to the general economyâ€™s struggles.
- Posted February 27, 2009
Editorial: Itâ€™s time to take back our state
On Dec. 11, we asked that the Illinois General Assembly call for a special election to fill the senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
- Posted February 19, 2009
Editorial: Finally! The state is doing something worthwhile
After a significant period of time in which Illinois government has been more focused on lying, cheating and stealing, the state is actually doing work that will help the public.
- Posted February 12, 2009
You are invited to the new www.elburnherald.com
Regular viewers of our website, www.elburnherald.com, noticed that following a brief "beta" period, the upgraded version of our website went live on Jan. 29.
- Posted February 6, 2009
Help make the increasing public interest in politics continue
A more informed and engaged public can only be a positive thing, and we hope the increased attention on public issues remains as a long-term trend.
- Posted January 30, 2009