All posts by Cheryl Borrowdale

  • StGal
    Pillar of the community

    Photos: Much of longtime Elburn resident Bill Hewitt’s life is tied to St. Gall Church. His mother Clara lived in a house that is now the site of St. Gall’s garden, and the church was present in...

    • Posted March 15, 2015
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    Crosby comeback

    2007 Kaneland grad signs minor league deal with Red Sox FORT MYERS, FLA.—The ache in his left shoulder is gone. The bone chips in his left elbow have been surgically removed. For the first time in two...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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    Building a Bronco legacy

    Sugar Grove native Fleck earns MAC Coach of the Year honors, contract extension in 2nd year with Western Michigan University KALAMAZOO, MICH.—After leading the biggest turnaround in Mid-American Conference (MAC) history, it’s no surprise that P.J. Fleck...

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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  • Jodi Mair won the National Weather Service’s 2014 Photo of the Year contest for the Chicago region with the above photo: Shelf clouds rolling in over a barn off Dugan Road in Sugar Grove. She also earned fourth-place accolades with the photo below, taken near Rochelle, Ill.      Photos submitted by Jodi Mair to
    Riding out the storm

    Elburn-area employee shows off severe-weather photos through contests, social media SUGAR GROVE—The moment dark clouds start rolling in and the wind starts picking up, Jodi Mair heads out with her camera, chasing the storm. Some of the...

    • Posted January 31, 2015
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  • Richard Brej
    Keeping the name alive

    Dr. Hansen’s practice, legacy lives on through friend Dr. Brej ELBURN—Making sure his dental patients still had access to local dental care was one of Dr. Robert Hansen’s goals before he died, which is why he asked...

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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    A final request

    Maple Park family’s wish to view advance Hobbit screening goes viral MAPLE PARK—Scott Stouffer has one last wish: that he might be able to see the final film in the Hobbit trilogy with his family before he...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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  • Community plans fundraiser event for Holmes Hughes

    SUGAR GROVE—Friends of Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director, will host a Halloween “Fund-Fair” on Nov. 2 to raise money for the Hughes family. The event is one more opportunity for children to don their...

    • Posted October 11, 2014
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    Local farm features pumpkins, corn maze, decorations

    SUGAR GROVE—John Nichols is transforming his family’s century-old dairy barn into a new fall destination for families, surrounded by fields of pumpkins and a recently completed corn maze. The Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm, located at the corner...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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    In the company of family, friends

    Community rallies around Hughes SUGAR GROVE—Everyone’s life ends at some point, but hearing a doctor say it is hard to handle, said Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director. Hughes has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    Kaneland, local residents accept ALS challenge

    Photo: The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters were challenged by KHS and KHMS administration to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge on Thursday evening outside of the Kaneland High School. They will also be making a donation...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Fighting cancer with buzz cuts

    Photo: Matt Peters gets a buzz cut as part of Cuts for the Cure. Photos submitted by Julie Allen to Event raises over $1,000 for childhood cancer research ELBURN—Three generations of Elburn residents recently got their...

    • Posted August 29, 2014
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  • Nolan
    Buzz cuts for a cause

    Elburn resident, Dave’s Barbershop to hold fundraiser for childhood cancer research ELBURN—Nolan Allen recently shaved his head, and he’s hoping he’s just the first of many Elburn residents who will shave it all off at “Cuts for...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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  • Amanda Malawski
    Malawski excels on international track

    Time in UK more precious than medals SUGAR GROVE—Team USA’s youngest athlete, Amanda Malawski, brought home two medals from the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s (IWAS) World Junior Games, held in England from Aug. 2-8. The...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Future-1
    A look to the future

    In the final installment of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look at the projects set to define the future of Sugar Grove Big-dollar infrastructure projects are the basis of the future Village President Sean...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Zero Edge, PetSmart donate tank to Delnor

    ELBURN—A 180-gallon aquarium from Zero Edge Aquariums in Elburn is now easing the anxieties of sick children at the Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center, part of Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. “For pediatric patients, for the kids who come...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    Sugar Grove to move Village Hall

    Photo: This building, 140 S. Municipal Drive, will soon serve as the new Sugar Grove Village Hall. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale Relocation will allow for Police Dept. expansion SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove last week purchased...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • Augustine
    In the name of the father

    Photo: Elburn Hill Church pastor Gary Augustine teaches a Malachi Dads course at Stateville Correntional Center in Joliet, Ill., which aims to teach inmates a Christian approach to fathering, and fathering from a distance. Photo submitted by...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Elburn man arrested, charged with online solicitation

    ELBURN—Peter J. LaSalle Jr., a former board member for the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League and local den leader, was arrested on May 16 and charged in connection with child sex crimes in Virginia. Authorities in...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    Supporting one of their own

    Photo: Allen Swan said he’s grateful that though his cancer has ravaged his body, it hasn’t touched his mind. “I am quite fortunate in that my mind has stayed pretty good,” he said. “There might be 58...

    • Posted May 10, 2014
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    Swimming with ‘sharks’

    Sugar Grove couple’s trackless train scores investors on ABC show SUGAR GROVE—An appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” was just the ticket for Sugar Grove residents Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, who scored two billionaire investors for their...

    • Posted May 4, 2014
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