• Blackberry Township freezes 2012 tax levy

    ELBURN—The Blackberry Township Board voted unanimously on Dec. 13 to freeze the Property Tax Levy for 2012.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
    • 1
  • Kaneville trustees discuss zoning, building code officer

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board last Thursday discussed the hiring of a Village Zoning and Building Code Enforcement Officer.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
    • 0
  • Dec. 23 police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted December 23, 2011
    • 0
  • Change of course demonstrates effective governing

    The Elburn Village Board changed course this week when it decided to postpone a move to place a home rule referendum before the voters during this spring’s election.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Knights take care of conference business

    Neil helps KHS boys defend turf vs. DeKalb KANELAND—With DeKalb coming in to Maple Park on Friday evening, Kaneland boys basketball would need players with a sense of the big stage.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Wrestlers grab two Saturday wins after losing to YHS

    KANELAND—Against conference rival Yorkville, the Knights (4-9) lost 39-26 to the host school.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • L-P Cavs cave in Kaneland bowling

    KANELAND—Good news emerging from Monday’s bowling encounter between Kaneland and LaSalle-Peru was that the Lady Knights reached the Super Bowl faster than this year’s version of the Bears.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Lady Chiefs’ Rossler, soccer locks up accolades

    SUGAR GROVE—Maxzine Rossler became Waubonsee Community College’s first ever two-time All-American soccer player when she was recently named a 2011 NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Honorable Mention All-American.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Lady Knights win at Dixon in extra session

    KANELAND—Lady Knights basketball was so chock-full with exceptional performances on Saturday afternoon, they needed an overtime session to fit them all.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Local resident joins Castle Bank Mortgage team

    SUGAR GROVE—Kara Morris recently joined Castle Bank as a mortgage loan originator. She will be located at Castle Bank in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Local residents honored by AU for milestone service

    AURORA—James Lancaster, Deborah Stevens-Marchigiani, Amy Manion and Eileen Trnka—all of Sugar Grove, and Marilyn Campbell of Maple Park, were among Aurora University and George Williams College employees honored for five to 45 years of service at the...

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Daughter of SG family complete U.S. Navy basic training

    North Chicago, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Tahara D. Williams, daughter of Donna and Harvey Williams of Sugar Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, Ill.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Hansen, Swieca join Aurora University chapter of national honor society

    AURORA—Sophomores Jordan Hansen and Natalie Swieca, both of Sugar Grove, were among 103 Aurora University sophomores inducted into the AU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Waubonsee exhibit features faculty work

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will host its annual art faculty exhibition now through Jan. 14 in the Dickson Center’s Arrowhead Room on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove’s Quinn, Weigelmann, White Illinois State Scholars

    AURORA—Three Sugar Grove seniors at Marmion Academy were named Illinois State Scholars: Stuart Quinn, Reid Weigelmann and Bradley White.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Sugar Grove’s Zauner receives gold medal in preschool teaching

    SUGAR GROVE—Samantha Zauner of Sugar Grove was awarded the Gold Medal in the Preschool Teaching competition (post-secondary/college level) at the 2011 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., during a competition earlier this year.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Elburn’s Maras, Butts featured in Christmas at Augustana

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Senior Kailey Maras and sophomore Emily Butts, both from Elburn, were featured in the fourth annual Christmas at Augustana College’s holiday concert during the first weekend in December.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Local resident serves as student senator at Benedictine University

    LISLE, Ill.—Kevin Webster, a political science major from Elburn, is a member of the Student Senate at Benedictine University.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Navy Seaman Justus completes basic training

    North Chicago, Ill.—Navy Seaman Benjamin A. Justus, son of Julie A. and Jody A. Justus of Sugar Grove, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Naval Base, in North Chicago, Ill.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • St. Peter Church Christmas, New Year Mass Schedule

    GENEVA—St. Peter Church in Geneva will host Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 4 (in church and gym), 6:30 and 10 p.m.;

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Christmas worship at St. Charles Episcopal Church

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25) in St. Charles, invites the community to its Christmas worship on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Additional Christmas Eve Masses at St. Gall

    ELBURN—To accommodate the large number of families attending Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, St. Gall Church will provide two 4 p.m. Masses that day; one in the church and one in the parish hall.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Hosanna! Lutheran Christmas services

    ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host Christmas Eve worship services on Saturday, Dec. 24.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day services at Grace UMC

    MAPLE PARK—Grace United Methodist Church, 506 Willow St. in Maple Park, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Sunday morning services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on...

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Keith Downen

    Keith E. Downen, 39, of Princeville, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his residence.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Letter: Elburn Chamber thanks Lions Club for Pork Chop Dinner

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a great thank you to the Lion’s Club for the wonderful pork chop dinner provided to our community.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Letter: Dear Friends

    Thank you for the yarn donations given to me after the kind article in the Elburn Herald.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Letter: Thank you for supporting fire safety education

    As participants in the Elburn Christmas Walk, the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Bureau would like to thank everyone for their support.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
    • 0
  • Kaneland pre-school screening

    KANELAND—A pre-school screening for Kaneland School District children will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Road in Elburn.

    • Posted December 21, 2011
    • 0
  • Elburn scholarship fund

    ELBURN—The Elburn Scholarship Fund will again be awarding grants for studies at the college level. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.

    • Posted December 20, 2011
    • 0
  • Bathrooms: the most germ-infested place at Kaneland? Think again

    MAPLE PARK—Brin Wilk doesn’t consider herself a germophobe; however, small gestures some people make during lunch can really set her off.

    • Posted December 17, 2011
    • 0
  • Serendipity brings healing and relaxation

    SYCAMORE—Whether you're looking for a candle, gem stones and jewelry, or a healing herbal treatment, you will find a calming and peaceful environment at Serendipity, a holistic wellness and gift space in Sycamore at 1325 E. State...

    • Posted December 17, 2011
    • 0