• Elburn board approves tax levy increase

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board voted to approve a tax levy increase of 24.86 percent, which represents a 22.5 percent decrease from the amount requested last year.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Apron exhibit at 1840 Farley House

    KANEVILLE—Not long ago, aprons were an everyday part of a woman’s apparel as she worked in the kitchen. It’s main purpose was to protect the dress she wore, since she didn’t have too many, and it was...

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • School Board approves 1st reading of fund balance policy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to approve a fund balance policy on first reading.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Kaneland John Shields partners with village, Barnes & Noble

    Sugar Grove—Barnes and Noble in the Geneva Commons will host a book fair to support Kaneland John Shields Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Rock-n-Roll fundraiser supports Kaneland Fine Arts Festival

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival will hold a Rock Fest fundraiser Saturday, Dec.3, at 7 p.m. to raise money for the festival and its yearlong fine arts events.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Help Elburn Food Pantry, win an iPad

    ELBURN—Vital Chiropractic in Elburn is encouraging donations to help the Elburn Food Pantry this holiday season.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Dec. 2 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 2, 2011
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  • Photo: Sweet beginnings

    Made From Scratch Pastries owner Valerie McGrath cuts the ribbon at the bakery’s grand opening Wednesday morning.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • The best Android apps for school

    "Angry Birds" the popular game where round birds batter and destroy the pigs who ate their eggs, is now being used to teach Newton's laws of motion in sixth-grade science teacher Kevin Boltz's science class.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Explorer program teaches fire fighting skills

    Ever wanted to be a hero or give back to your community? Check out the Explorer Post program at the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, which allows students ages 14-21 to explore potential careers as fire...

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Wayne resident appointed to state board for disabilities advocacy group

    WAYNE—Robert J. Molitor of Wayne was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy and Community Supports.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • We hope to see you at the Stroll

    For those of us at the Elburn Herald, the season starts a little bit later, when we turn our office into a life-sized Kandyland game, loosely based on the children’s Candyland board game.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Church news for Dec. 1

    A look through this week's church news and events.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Boys hoops split first four encounters

    KANELAND—Not a terrible start for a lineup with plenty of turnover and a new opening tournament setting.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Lady Knights take IC crown, drop to EA

    KANELAND—If you asked Kaneland girls basketball its favorite activity during this opening juncture of the season, it might just offer an answer of collecting hardware.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Postseason honors kick in for soccer

    Four Knights named to elite squad after regional final run KANELAND—Kaneland High School soccer saw more benefits roll in even after this last season.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Buschbacher tops in NIB-12 with offensive MVP honors

    KANELAND—Honors for Kaneland Knights football are now coming as frequently as a monster gain on a Friday night in Maple Park.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Bowling falls to DeKalb in opener

    DeKALB—In the confines of Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, the Lady Knights (0-3) probably felt like it was unfriendly surroundings in a loss to fellow tenant DeKalb on Nov. 22.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • NIB-12 volleyball accented with Siebert MVP tag

    KANELAND—It was a productive year for Kaneland volleyball, much like last year.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Wrestlers see some success in Saturday meet

    KANELAND—The season opener featured a 45-34 loss to Wheaton-Warrenville South, a 34-28 win over the Pretzels of Freeport, and a 42-36 loss to Burlington Central.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Pitcher Crosby added to 40-man roster

    DETROIT—Left-handed pitcher Casey Crosby, a member of Kaneland’s Class of 2007, was added to the Detroit Tigers’ 40-man roster for spring training, and will attend camp with the MLB outfit in Lakeland, Fla., in spring 2012.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • White Knights of the gridiron

    The Kaneland Youth Football league’s White Knights 9U took first place in the MYFC conference tournament.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Alberta M. Braffet

    Alberta M. Braffet, 87, of DeKalb, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Orva Irene Jump

    Orva Irene Jump, 76, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • William B. Roxworthy

    William B. Roxworthy, 64, of Elburn, formerly of St. Charles, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Helmut Wituk

    Helmut Wituk, 63, passed away Nov. 25, 2011, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita, Kan.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Douglas Murrey Zolper

    Douglas Murrey Zolper, 73, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Aurora and Sugar Grove, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Letter: Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on

    The Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services invite the Kaneland community to join in our annual Blessing of the Manger on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. on Conley Corners.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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