• Elburn Lions Club seeks donations for tornado victims

    by Stefanie Frazier ELBURN—The Nov. 17 tornado outbreak ripped through the Midwest, flattening homes and resulting in at least six deaths. Many people still need help in the wake of the damage and devastation left by the...

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  • The family of Caitlyn Phillips gathered on Sunday to accept donation money collected by Caitlyn's friends Cierra Kuipers and Katie Baird, who sold silicone bracelets in the community to help keep Caitlyn’s memory alive. The duo raised over $1,000 for the Phillips family. Kuipers (left to right); Baird; Caitlyn’s sister, Taylor Phillips; Caitlyn’s parents, Gary and Crystal Phillips, with their grandson, Noah.  Photo by Lynn Logan
    ‘Caity Strong’ bracelets keep Elburn teen’s memory alive

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Two young friends of Caitlyn Phillips have found a way to keep the memory of their friend alive, while offering some financial assistance to her family. Elburn teenagers Katie Baird and Cierra Kuipers were...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

    It’s officially that time of year again. Thanksgiving. It’s a time when we cut the work week short (or nix it entirely), load up on mass doses of turkey, football and shopping (preferably in that order), and...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • KBC PTO to host ‘Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop’

    by Laura Gampfer President, Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will host its annual “Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop” on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3:35 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 14,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • ‘Keep the Wreath Red’

    The Elburn and Countryside and Sugar Grove fire protection districts recently installed wreaths, which are illuminated with red bulbs. Should a fire occur during the holiday season, in which holiday decorations are determined to be involved, one...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • A thank you from Kaneville Fest

    A belated thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Kaneville Fest a great success. We especially want to thank our many sponsors: Dee Withey, Schollmeyer Landscaping, Fresh Lift Cleaning Services, AFM Electrical, Alex McTavish, Russell...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Alexandra Brown

    Alexandra Brown, 95, of Plano, formerly of Oswego, Ill., was called by the Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, to the late Gus and Argiro Hatzidakis of Crete, Greece. Her parents...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • SGUMC to participate in Holiday in the Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC) will host events during this year’s Holiday in the Grove event, Saturday, Dec. 7, including Mrs. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and sleigh rides from 8 a.m. to noon, and a stable...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

    Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family. As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Christine Mutschler

    Christine Mutschler, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Rawen, Latvia, the daughter of the late Marlin and Teofily Graumann. Christine was a member...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Kellan Troy Schrader

    Troy and Shari Schrader of Sugar Grove announce the birth of their son, Kellan Troy. He was born Sept. 10, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. Kellan was welcomed home by his twin sisters Jade and Madison,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • George Grever

    George Grever, 91, was born on July 11, 1922, in rural Lake Zurich, Ill., the son of George Sr. and Martha Hapke Grever. He was joined with Christ in baptism as an infant, and as a young...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

    Elburn—”Friday Knightlife,” a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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    Library Friends to raffle Barbie, tractor

    ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 East North St., Elburn are holding a raffle for Opening Night Barbie, 1993 Classique Collection or a John Deere Monster Treads toy tractor. Barbie was donated by...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Graceffa appointed to SG Library Board

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library Board on Nov. 14 appointed its newest board member: Pat Graceffa, a dedicated Sugar Grove Library Friend and longtime village resident who was a write-in candidate for a Library Board seat last...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Avenue J Studios to arrive in Elburn in January

    Avenue J Studios will open on Monday, Jan. 6. Located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center (ECCC), offering performing arts education classes and performance opportunities to area youth ages 3 and up. Jennifer Madziarczyk is the...

    • Posted November 24, 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 November 24, 2013
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  • Elburn to hold public hearing on tax levy

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn will hold a public hearing on its tax levy request prior to the Village Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 2. Although the amount the village is asking for, $824,000, is the same amount...

    • Posted November 23, 2013
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the church on Sunday, Nov. 24, 5 to 7 p.m. at St....

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    SG board discusses potential turnabout

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of placing a two-lane turnabout that would connect Route 30, Granart Road and Bucktail Lane. Tim Sjogren from TADI, Inc., and Tony Simmons from HR Green,...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    Production takes KHS to ‘Almost, Maine’

    Photo: KHS students Emily Laudont, as Marvalynn, and Creston Saylors, as Steve, practice at a rehearsal for “Almost, Maine.” The production took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kaneland High School. Courtesy photos Weekend play draws hundreds...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Elburn amends building codes

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed an ordinance amending the village building and housing code, bringing it in line with the international building code for 2012. Elburn Building Commissioner Tom Brennan said that the biggest change...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    Firefighters coordinate Elburn pantry holiday food drive

    Elburn firefighters to collect donations at Elburn Jewel-Osco Sunday, Nov. 24 • 9 a.m. – noon Or drop off items at either Fire Station No. 1 or No. 2 now through the New Year ELBURN—Firefighters from the...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    MP Turkey Drop provides way to help those in need

    MAPLE PARK—During the holiday season, community members and residents alike look for opportunities to give back to their respective community. If you are trying to find a way to donate this year, the annual Maple Park Turkey...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Elburn Village Board gives Dunkin’ Donuts the green light

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a special use permit for the Dunkin’ Donuts to allow a drive-through in the Elburn Crossing Subdivision, clearing the way for the franchise to open in Elburn. The restaurant will...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    Photos: Toys, holiday cheer

    Emily Kay Salon in Sugar Grove held its annual Holiday Open House and Toys For Tots Benefit Friday evening. The salon handed out goodie bags to the first 20 guests, held raffle drawings, offered refreshments and sampling...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Village Board agrees to keep current meeting schedule for a full year

    ELBURN—Elburn village trustees on Monday agreed to continue meeting only twice a month for now, even though half of them had previously expressed a desire to return to a weekly schedule. Trustee Jeff Walter at the Nov....

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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  • Fox Valley Labor News owner named WCC Featured Alumna

    SUGAR GROVE—If there’s one thing Waubonsee Community College alumna Jennifer Rice has learned, it’s that things have a funny way of working out. While taking a nine-year hiatus from journalism to work as a forklift operator was...

    • Posted November 22, 2013
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    Tornado relief dropbox now available at Elburn Community Center

    Elburn & Countryside Community Center 525 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn (630) 365-6655 ElburnCCC@gmail.com ElburnCommunityCenter.com ELBURN—A tornado relief donation dropbox is currently available in the Elburn Herald office, located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center,...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • HMS students to perform ‘Crumpled Classics’

    SUGAR GROVE—With first-year teacher Mr. Collins out sick, a quirky cadre of students will take it upon themselves to pull together Harter annual “Classics on Parade,” acting out famous stories that they studied in their literature class....

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Long-range game

    Photo:Senior John Pruett drives to the hoop with junior Ben Barnes right behind during Saturday’s boys basketball practice. Photos by Patti Wilk Johnson’s crew aims for third NIB-12 title in four seasons KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball may have...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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