• ‘Unlock the treasure’ with WOW

    WATERMAN, ILL.—Waterman ‘Women of the Word’ (WOW) will begin its second semester on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 North Cedar St., Waterman, Ill., with a new 11-week study, “The Gospel of Mark.” There is...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Melanie Hatch

    Melanie Hatch, 24, opened an eternal gift on Christmas day after valiantly fighting her cancer with an amazing strength and unmatched dignity since she was only 5 months old. Truly home for Christmas, Melanie was surrounded by...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Rosanne Kennedy

    Rosanne Kennedy, 61, of Maple Park, passed from this life to eternal life on Nov. 8, 2013, at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill., surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Rosanne was born April...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Girls hoops makes way through holidays

    Seventh-place finish in Ottawa, 2-2 finish at Dixon KANELAND—It took a while to get going on the final day of the Ottawa Christmas Tournament on Dec. 23, but it did end on a winning note for KHS...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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    Christmas Classic begins with minor holiday hangup

    Photo: Senior Tyler Carlson had averaged 16.5 points per game at the 2014 Plano Christmas Classic. The Knights lost their first game last week, but won three straight to place ninth in the tournament. Photo by Patti...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Matted down

    Kaneland’s lone holiday excursion to Palatine meet yields 21st place KANELAND—Wrestling talent abounds in the northwest suburbs. Kaneland High School wrestling found that out at the 59th Annual Berman Holiday Wrestling Classic hosted by Mid Suburban League...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Dec. 31 sports recap

    Sophomore Boys BBall Dec. 23 at Plano Classic vs. Streator—The Knights opened up play at the Plano Christmas Classic Dec. 23 with a blowout win over NIB-12 crossover foe Streator 62-33. Jake Marczuk led the way with...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Letter: A letter to Beith Road residents

    I want to thank all of the neighbors on Beith Road over this holiday season. My family was one of thousands who came out to see the Larsen Light Spectacular. I can absolutely understand your frustration and...

    • Posted December 31, 2013
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  • Elburn moves forward in 2013

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson doesn’t like to call things the village gets done “accomplishments.” “We’re just doing our job,” he said. Even so, the list of items on the “Elburn doing its job”...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • SG Village Board reflects on 2013 accomplishments

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels reflects on the village’s 2013, he thinks of the accomplishments and progress the Village Board made this year. Progress with the Route 47/I-88 interchange and Dugan/Route...

    • Posted December 29, 2013
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  • Maple Park does a lot with a little in 2013

    by Susan O’Neill MAPLE PARK—Maple Park accomplished a number of things in 2013 despite having a small budget. “We have awesome people,” Village President Kathy Curtis said. Curtis described Maple Park as a “do-it-yourself community,” making good...

    • Posted December 28, 2013
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  • Kaneville looks back on the year

    by Natalie Juns KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill believes the village’s greatest accomplishment for 2013 was saving its local village post office. Hill found out in early December that the village’s efforts to save the Kaneville Post...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Health Department to offer walk-in flu vaccine clinics

    AURORA—The best way to celebrate Vaccine Illinois Week (Dec. 8-14), and protect yourself and your family from the flu this season is to get a flu shot. From now through Tuesday, Dec. 31, the Kane County Health...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Cole of Elburn recognized by National Society of High School Scholars

    ATLANTA—Patrick Cole of Elburn was recently selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, an organization that recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. Cole is an...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Habitat restoration workday at Bliss Woods

    SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration workday will be held at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will cut and stack invasive brush. Dress appropriately in layers, sturdy, warm shoes and...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • Bingo at Elburn Lions Club

    ELBURN—The Elburn Lions Club hosts Bingo every Friday night at its clubhouse, 500 Filmore St., Elburn. The public is invited to attend. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m. Jump Start Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.,...

    • Posted December 27, 2013
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  • The preschool-kindergarten students of Chesterbrook Academy in Sugar Grove stopped by the Elburn Food Pantry Thursday with donations of food, toys and gift cards, just in time for Christmas. The Elburn Food Pantry is located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St. in Elburn. Donations are accepted at all times of the year. Photo by Ben Draper
    Giving back

    The preschool-kindergarten students of Chesterbrook Academy in Sugar Grove stopped by the Elburn Food Pantry Thursday with donations of food, toys and gift cards, just in time for Christmas. The Elburn Food Pantry is located in the...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Waubonsee English professors publish essays

    SUGAR GROVE—Two professors from Waubonsee Community College’s English Department recently published essays in external publications. Ellen Lindeen, associate professor of English, wrote an essay titled “Letter to President Obama from a Loyal Supporter.” The essay was written...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Waubonsee instructor John Reese appointed to INC 708 Board

    AURORA—A professor at Waubonsee Community College, with decades of experience as a mental health and addiction counselor, has been appointed to the board overseeing the distribution of public money to social service organizations in southern Kane County,...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Waubonsee wins marketing awards

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently received eight awards for its marketing efforts. The college received four MarCom Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, including two platinum awards for the 2012 Report to the Community...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 seeks community service opportunities

    ELBURN—Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 is looking for local community service opportunities for Scouts in grades first through fifth. If your organization could use some assistance with projects, events, etc., contact elburncubscouts@gmail.com.

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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  • The most wonderful time of the year

    Christmastime. It’s the season when we celebrate friends and family, gifts and tasty desserts, freezing weather and ugly holiday sweaters. It’s the season where we take a moment to reflect on the year as it comes to...

    • Posted December 25, 2013
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  • Kane County Health Department awarded national accreditation status

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department announced today that it has received national public health department five-year accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). With this achievement, Kane County becomes the first county health department...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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    Track Santa with the Elburn Herald

    Elburn Herald readers: NORAD needs your help! If you spot Santa in the area, we need you to report it here or on our Facebook page. That way, we can all help NORAD triangulate Santa’s position. Use...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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    Split decisions

    Photo: Sophomore Camri Conley looks to attack the basket against Pontiac on Friday. Photo by Marshall Farthing KHS girls lose opener, recover in second game at Ottawa Holiday Tournament by Mike Slodki KANELAND—The Lady Knights girls basketball...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Follow the Knights at the Plano Christmas Classic

    PLANO—The Kaneland boys basketball team will take on the field at the 51st Annual Plano Christmas Classic this week. The varsity Knights enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed, and while the tournament started Monday, the...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Knights see success in quadrangular

    KHS also steamrolled in NIB-12 tussle at Yorkville by Mike Slodki KANELAND—As the calendar tips to a new year, it was in the Kaneland High School wrestling roster’s best interest to try and continue to end on...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Bowlers don’t feel at home vs. DeKalb

    by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb doesn’t feel like a home base when you lose to the building’s other tenant. Kaneland suited up against the DeKalb Lady Barbs for a Thursday meeting as part of...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Dec. 24 KHS sports recap

    JV Wrestling Dec. 18 at Hononegah Invite—The Knights JV wrestlers traveled to the Honoegah JV Invite, coming home with a 2-1 team record. The team lost to Hononegah’s JV-1 team 58-13, but defeated Hononegah’s JV-2 team 45-15....

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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    Spring is in the air

    Photo: The Kaneland High School Cheerleaders participated in a cheer competition at Joliet West High School on Sunday, placing seventh out of 12 schools in the medium division. During their routine, Kaneland girls performed a cheer, stunts,...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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    Barbara ‘Barb’ Crump

    Barbara “Barb” Crump, 70, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the prayers of her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born Sept. 23, 1943, the daughter of K. Neville and Virginia (McMillan) Ens in...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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