• Happy holidays from the Elburn Herald

    From all of us at the Elburn Herald to all of you, merry Christmas and happy New Year.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Surprise visitors

    Paige Robinson was visited by Santa Claus, SpongeBob and Ronald McDonald recently.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Knights hoops gains footing against Rochelle

    The game itself had a tough time getting started for Kaneland. Even before the visiting Rochelle Hubs stormed out to an initial halftime lead, the game was originally shelved from a Dec. 8 starting point due to cold...

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Wrestlers drop WSC clash with Yorkville, compete in Chicago

    Kaneland wrestling saw its prolific dual meet streak end on Thursday night vs. Yorkville, but still managed to get one win out of three opponents at a dual meet on Saturday.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Elburn Baseball and Softball parent meeting

    In 2009, Elburn Baseball and Softball had 38 teams, six travel teams and its first-ever all-girls t-ball team. The organization is anticipating as big a turnout as last year’s 500-kid total.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Frosh/soph girls hoops action

    On Dec. 16, the sophomore Lady Knights took to the floor against Elgin at Burlington Central and came away with a 54-19 win.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Oswego East Holiday Classic Dec. 26-30, 2009

    First round matchups and when Kaneland plays.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Mardelle L. Voigt

    Mardelle L. Voigt, 80, of Elburn, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at her home and passed from this life to the next, meeting her husband Vern in time to be truly “home” for Christmas.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Mike F. Del Medico

    Mike F. Del Medico, 51 , of St. Charles, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. Mike will be remembered for the man that he was, the memories that he made and the love that he gave to...

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Frank Anthony Lo Destro

    Frank Anthony Lo Destro, 88, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 20, in his Elburn home.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Church News for Dec. 24

    A look through the faith community’s upcoming news and events.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Local students named to DePaul dean’s list

    The following local students have been named to the dean's list for the 2009-10 fall quarter: Matt Mehr, Jordan Mesa, Clare Meyer, Daniella Tovar, Jennifer Villarreal, all of Elburn.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Rife, Chite to wed

    James and Nancy Rife of Elburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Ann Rife, to Mark Michael Chite, son of Anthony and Deborah Chite of Olney, Md.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Letter: Richard Temmerman and students deserve our thanks

    Something awesome happened at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Elburn Christmas Stroll. Richard Temmerman and his students held a black belt demonstration to raise funds for the operating expenses...

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Letter: Thank you from the family of Skip Mennerick

    To all of our friends, customers, patients, colleagues and the Elburn community: Thank you for your support, encouragement, meals, kind words and gifts following the death of my husband, Skip Mennerick.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Letter: Thank you for help during Christmas Stroll

    I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those that helped in our very successful gingerbread house raffle at the Elburn Christmas Stroll on Dec. 4.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • A snowy Christmas in Illinois is rare

    Based on averages of past reports of snow on the ground on Christmas mornings from 2001-08, Illinoisans living in the northern part of the state have the highest chance at 30 to 50 percent.

    • Posted December 24, 2009
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  • Library announces raffle winners

    Elburn—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn, held a drawing Dec. 12 for the 50th anniversary Toys R Us collectors edition Barbie and John Deere toy tractor Model 8330

    • Posted December 23, 2009
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  • Community center announces holiday raffle winners

    The first-place winner was Mary Gustafson of Elburn, $302.

    • Posted December 22, 2009
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  • Red Cross regions merge

    Kane County—This week, the Fox River Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors approved the merger of the Fox River Chapter into the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Chapter, effective January 1, 2010.

    • Posted December 22, 2009
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  • Lazarus House offers Christmas brunch

    St. Charles—Lazarus House invites the public for food and fellowship at its annual Christmas brunch on Christmas day at the Free Methodist Church, 214 Walnut St., St. Charles. Dining will begin at noon.

    • Posted December 21, 2009
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  • Career center announces students of the month

    Kaneland—The following Kaneland High School students were named students of the month for November at the Fox Valley Career Center.

    • Posted December 19, 2009
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  • St. Charles announces winning entries in Christmas parade

    ST. CHARLES—The Downtown St. Charles Partnership, organizers of the St. Charles Electric Christmas Parade, revealed this week that this year’s parade had a record turnout, with approximately 15,000 people estimated to be in attendance.

    • Posted December 19, 2009
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  • Officer suspended for firing warning shots

    ELBURN—An Elburn police officer was disciplined this week for firing warning shots, which is prohibited by the police department.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • School officials lay out timeline for announcement of budget cuts

    Kaneland—Kaneland School District administrators, faced with a reduction in property tax income and cuts in state funding, have been working with the district's main areas of operation to come up with cost-saving measures to reduce a $2.6...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District attempts to balance budget amid unknowns

    KANELAND—As Kaneland School District officials work to chop away at the $2.6 million deficit in the budget for 2010-11, they are dealing with several unknown variables.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Parents concerned about effects of cuts

    Kaneland—A group of about 20 concerned parents met on Dec. 7 to discuss the pending budget cuts for the Kaneland School District.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • District offers early retirement

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School District is offering a $10,000 incentive to staff members covered by the Kaneland Education Association if they retire a year earlier than planned. This one-time offer is one of the measures the district is...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Madrigals usher in the joy of the season

    KANELAND—The Kaneland High School cafeteria was transformed into a medieval castle last weekend, when family, friends and fans attended the school's 32nd annual “Madrigal Christmas Feaste.”

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Villages on top of snow, ice

    ELBURN/MP—Winter weather started locally just recently, but with a vengeance, so local Public Works employees already have put in a lot of work to keep the streets clear of snow and ice.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • Village will permit more prominent business signs

    ELBURN—Elburn will now allow large, hanging signs at downtown storefronts to attract more people to those businesses.

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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  • MP man convicted of threatening officer

    Jose E. Blanco, 45, of the 200 block of Kane Street, Maple Park, was convicted this week by Circuit Judge Thomas E. Mueller, of one count of threatening a public official, a Class 3 felony. Blanco waived...

    • Posted December 18, 2009
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