Arvid and I would like to thank the people of Elburn for their well-wishes at our farewell gathering at the Elburn Herald office, as well as the gifts.
We want you to know that Elburn will always be our â€œhome.â€
All of you have been wonderful and your gift of yourselves in assisting us when it came to transportation during winter-time, and helping getting groceries, etc.â€”we wanted to let you know we appreciate your concerns.
If you have spent much time in Elburn over the years, chances are you know Mary and Arvid Homuth.
They have a long and special relationship with the Elburn Herald, as well as with the community, that goes back to the 1960s.
Arvid began working for the Elburn Herald in 1969, working on the linotype machine and creating artwork for the paper, as well as for anyone who asked or anyone who inspired his work. Mary started in 1972, and has performed countless functions for the paper, and has continued to remain involved to this day.
That is, until next month, when the couple will move to a retirement facility in St. Charles.
Arvid asked us to pass along their thanks to everyone in the community who helped create decades of happy memories.
Of course, in Arvid style, he chose his words through his art.
In addition to that, we also wanted to make sure we thank both of them for their many years of service, friendship and smiles.
Mary and Arvid, thank you for everything that you are and everything that you’ve done. You will truly be missed.
Arvid Homuth drew the above pictures of downtown Elburn for the Elburn Herald during the 90s. Arvid also did a hand drawing of himself saying “Thank you so much,” to the town of Elburn.