All posts by Debbie Behrends

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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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  • Halloween party to raise funds for Beverly’s battle

    SUGAR GROVE—Debbie DeBoer has a couple of good reasons for hosting a Halloween party that benefits Beverly Holmes Hughes’ battle against brain cancer. The party fundraiser is set for 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2,...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Golf carts on parade in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—About 15 decorated golf carts with costumed drivers and riders paraded through Maple Park on Saturday. The inaugural event was sponsored by the Maple Park Fun Fest Committee. Each entry paid a $5 fee, which will...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    The Corner Grind opens in downtown Elburn

    Photo: Don Miller of Elburn places his order with owner Ann Cobb. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—The long-awaited opening of The Corner Grind at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn has finally occurred. According to its new...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Former pastor’s wife charged with attempted murder

    MONTGOMERY—Pamela J. Christensen, 47, of Montgomery, has been charged with six counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated unlawful restraint, stemming from an incident that took place in...

    • Posted October 20, 2014
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    Dancers against cancer

    Photo: Dreams Dance Academy in La Fox this month will offer a cancer fundraiser raffle to coincide with October’s standing as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All academy visitors are invited to purchase raffle tickets for one of...

    • Posted October 12, 2014
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    Kindness Campaign celebrates one-year anniversary

    Photo: Renee Dee and Kaneland parent Sarah Ziemba at the Kindness in Kaneland booth Friday. Photo submitted by Renee Dee to LLogan@elburnherald.com KANELAND—What started as groups organized to combat bullying has turned into a collaboration within the...

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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    Volunteers prepare for Halloween Fest’s 25th year

    BIG ROCK—The haunted house that started in one room in Sugar Grove has grown to include two haunted houses, a haunted trail, games, entertainment and food for the whole family at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock. And...

    • Posted September 28, 2014
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    Program employs horses to treat PTSD

    Photo: Veteran Jack Erwin of St. Charles says hello to Honey Nut Cheerio during a program on Boots and Hooves, soon to be known as Hope and Promise. The program employs equine-assisted psychotherapy to treat veterans with...

    • Posted September 28, 2014
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    Popular Kaneland teacher dies

    ST. CHARLES—One didn’t have to know Bridget Sweeney long to feel the positive influence she provided for her students and colleagues alike, according to Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras. A teacher of consumer education and career...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Tennessee-based company acquires Hintzsche Fertilizer

    TROXEL—Hintzsche Fertilizer Inc., a second-generation, family-owned business established in 1962, has reached an agreement to sell its agronomy business, including subsidiaries Burroughs Ag Services and Walter Seed and Fertilizer, to Helena Chemical Company, based in Collierville, Tenn....

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Church among Elburn’s best-kept secrets

    Photo: Located at 100 E. Shannon Street in Elburn, the Community Congregational Church’s members are “determined to revitalize and continue to focus on the church’s mission in the community.” Photos by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Members joke that Elburn’s...

    • Posted August 30, 2014
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