All posts by Elburn Herald

  • With sky-high college dropout rates, more students need to prepare

    KANELAND—Here’s a shocking fact: 73 percent of current Illinois high school seniors are unprepared for college-level science classes. What does that mean?

    • Posted November 21, 2010
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  • SG plans Dec. 7 vote on McDonald’s plan

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed whether to consider a final Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a McDonald's franchise at the southeast corner of Route 47 and Park Avenue.

    • Posted November 21, 2010
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of organizations, businesses, churches and other groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Maple Park considers tax increase referendum

    MAPLE PARK—Recently, the Maple Park Village Board has been looking into alternative ways to finance projects, as the General Obligation Bond will expire in 2011.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • FVCC students of the month

    Students receive this acknowledgment by demonstrating an ability to do excellent work and accomplish goals for their particular career training program.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Elburn seeks loan for infrastructure work

    Elburn—The village of Elburn on Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Kane County to apply for a low-interest loan through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 in the amount of $235,000.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • KHS’ curriculum helps in the long run, depending on how it’s used

    “When will I ever use this?” The cliched complaint leaves the lips of countless students every day, frustrating teachers as they scramble for a short answer that won’t waste the entire block.

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • MP’s Bobbitt triumphs daily, wins award

    MAPLE PARK—After being diagnosed with cancer, dealing with unemployment, going through a divorce, and later relocating from Georgia, Maple Park resident Leah Bobbitt knows what it is like to go through many hardships.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Tax levy discussion draws a crowd

    Residents, officials discuss Elburn’s financial situation Elburn—The announcement that the village of Elburn was going to ask for a 47 percent increase in the 2010 property tax levy to Kane County awakened a crowd of citizens to ask...

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Girl Scout Troops help Elburn Food Pantry

    The Girl Scouts of troops #4830 and 4470, sixth- and eighth-graders at Kaneland Harter Middle School conducted a food drive to benefit the Elburn Food Pantry and are pictured here in front of the food they collected.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • WCC offers new science scholarship

    SUGAR GROVE—Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Waubonsee Community College is offering a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship program for the 2011-12 academic year.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Village shifts funds from CD to water fund

    Elburn—The village of Elburn on Monday approved the designation of funds as “Retained Earnings Fund” in its Water Fund account for contingencies involving radium removal.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • KHS grad will perform with NIU Jazz Ensemble

    KANELAND—Tickets are still available to attend the Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble Concert with special guest Wycliffe Gordon on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • Church news for Nov. 19

    A look through this week's church news and events

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • ‘Rightsizing’ your home, hospice care information and pre-planning your memorial

    BATAVIA—Have you made your “Bucket List?” Not likely. Most of us aren’t comfortable addressing the aging process and how our later years should be spent. Maybe it’s time for an attitude adjustment.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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  • KHS alums named to AU Homecoming Court

    Samantha Dixon and Emiliano Ponce were named to the Aurora University 2010 Homecoming Court. Samantha and Emiliano are 2009 graduates of Kaneland High School.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Waubonsee Student Senate elected

    The 12 elected members of the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate were introduced at the college’s board of trustees meeting on Oct. 20.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • SG cadet completes leader course

    Matthew E. Munday has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Robinson graduates ROTC

    Michael H. Robinson graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • DeKalb resident to celebrate 100th birthday

    Ed Duy of DeKalb will celebrate his 100th birthday at an open house on Sunday, Nov. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2655 Brickville Road in Sycamore.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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