All posts by Debbie Behrends

  • Megan Smith, 11, of Elburn, gets a temporary tattoo from volunteer Linda Williams during the Be Super event at Dreams Dance Academy on Sunday.      					          Photo by Debbie Behrends
    Event encourages girls to be super

    LAFOX—Local girls were invited and encouraged to “be super” during an event on Sunday at Dreams Dance Academy in LaFox. Sponsored by Peak for Kids, the event included a yoga demonstration by Kristen Desler, dance demonstration by...

    • Posted January 24, 2015
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  • Cutting the ribbon at the newly rebranded Vital Wellness on Jan. 13 were Elburn Village President Dave Anderson (from left), Jaime Foss, Dr. Dave Foss, Jodie Elliott and Michele Weidl. Photo by Debbie Behrends
    Vital Wellness rebrands, celebrates grand re-opening

    ELBURN—Vital Chiropractic has been rebranded, and re-opened, as Vital Wellness, offering a wide array of health services. Dr. Dave Foss and his staff hosted a grand re-opening celebration on Jan. 13. The event included live music, refreshments...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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    Walgreens customers aid deployed troops

      ELBURN—All it takes is one person with a good idea to benefit hundreds. Jeff Lang, manager of the Elburn Walgreens, said employee Maggie Walker recently suggested selling Hershey’s candy bars to benefit American troops deployed overseas....

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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    Japanese club members visit Elburn Lions

    ELBURN—The Elburn Lions Club so impressed Lions International First Vice President Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, he wanted some of his countrymen to experience a meeting firsthand. And so Yamada was joined by 24 other Japanese Lions Club members...

    • Posted January 17, 2015
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    Third-grader initiates writing club at John Stewart

    Photo: Paige Whiteside, 9, of Elburn, created a writing club at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. Photo submitted by Ann Whiteside to DBehrends@elburnherald.com ELBURN—Once upon a time, there was a girl named Paige who loved to read...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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    Elburn teen a social media sensation

    Photo: Kaneland graduate Ryan Longson of Elburn has gained more than 130,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram with his videos for RyansBriefs. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Ryan Longson’s “awkward years of middle school” led him to...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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    A passion for Sugar Grove

    Bohler’s legacy in place as he steps down from Village Board SUGAR GROVE—Bob Bohler has stepped away from public life to spend the remainder of his life with his family. The longtime community leader recently stepped down...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Growth anticipated in Elburn in 2015

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson is hoping for good things in 2015. “Once the bridge and roadway (Anderson Road bridge) are completed, hopefully within the next calendar year, the Elburn station development will begin,” Anderson said. He’s...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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    Beloved Elburn pharmacist retires

    ELBURN—For the first time in 33 years, Ken Gustafson doesn’t have to fill prescriptions this week. The longtime Elburn pharmacist—at the local Osco and previously the owner of Gliddon Pharmacy—filled his last pill bottle on Saturday. For...

    • Posted December 26, 2014
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  • Elburn reflects on 2014 accomplishments

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently said a lot of good things happened in his community during the past year—not the least of which was surviving the Polar Vortex. “I guess probably one of the biggest things...

    • Posted December 26, 2014
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    Letters from home

    Paluch continues tradition of sending cards to the troops SUGAR GROVE—Dave Paluch six years ago partnered with students at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School to send nearly 100 Christmas cards to troops deployed overseas. The tradition continued...

    • Posted December 25, 2014
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    TV program to feature Olsen case

    MAPLE PARK—The case of Bradley Olsen, a Maple Park man missing since 2007, will be featured on “Crime Stoppers Case Files” at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, on WPWR my50 Chicago. Olsen’s family has not given up...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    Kaneland students attend Writing Night event

    Photo: Alex Fry, 11, of Sugar Grove, meets author Cynthea Liu. Photos by Lynn Logan GENEVA—More than 100 Kaneland elementary school students attended the School District’s annual K-5 Writing Night on Monday at the Barnes & Nobel...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    Hill cancer benefit tops $50,000

    At Saturday’s ‘Give Back to Pat’ event at Fisherman’s Inn, the Kanville Community Child Center students made Pat Hill (above, right) a quilt, which was presented by Kathy Kovach. Photos submitted by Laurie Hannula to kbeebe@elburnherald.com ELBURN—”Spectacular,”...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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    Christmas spirit arrives in Kaneville

    T.J. Reavley, 3, and his mom, Laura of Maple Park, work on a Christmas wreath made of buttons during make-and-take craft sessions at the Kaneville Public Library during Christmas in Kaneville on Dec. 6. Photo by Debbie...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Community to ‘Give Back to Pat’ Saturday

    KANEVILLE—When describing the generosity of donors to the Give Back to Pat benefit, organizer Jennifer Long can’t help herself. The word “amazing” pops up repeatedly. Give Back to Pat, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec....

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • Group seeks to teach gratitude by example

    ELBURN—All children are born with a sense of charity and compassion. Like any other desirable trait, it’s up to parents to see that it grows. A recently formed group at John Stewart Elementary, Attitude of Gratitude, is...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    Veterans honored at John Stewart Elementary ceremony

    A flag-raising ceremony took place at John Stewart Elementary School Tuesday in honor of Veteran’s Day. Artwork and letters to veterans (right) were displayed in the school’s hallway. John Stewart students (below) wave their American flags during...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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    Community goes pink for Pat

    Photo: Tina Romas of Sugar Grove on Saturday hosted a Premier Designs fundraising party with all proceeds going to her friend, Pat Hill. Photo by Lynn Logan KANEVILLE—She’s a little embarrassed by the attention, but Pat Hill’s...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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    Kaneland grad publishes sequel to ‘The Reporter’

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.—Pete Gallanis’ second book didn’t take long to write, but there’s a good reason for that. The two books were originally one. “I wrote ‘The Reporter’ as one book, but the publisher said it was...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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