All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Letter: Kaneland School Board raising taxes

    I had the pleasure of attending the Kaneland District 302 School Board meeting on Oct. 27. The meeting started on time at 7 p.m. sharp, with several people in attendance. Pictures of student athletic participation, pictures of...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Delores M. Jarka

    Delores M. Jarka (nee Gahlbeck), 80, of Geneva, died at home on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, following a long illness. She was born on Dec. 17, 1933, the daughter of Harry and Laura (nee Vogel) Gahlbeck. She...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Denis L. Bowron

    Denis L. Bowron died Thursday, Oct. 30, at Greenfields of Geneva. He was born on July 26, 1937, to Clarice and Lyman “Red” Bowron on Church Street on the east side of Batavia. His early years were...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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    Richard “Rich” Herra

    Richard “Rich” Herra, 73, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. A big man with an even bigger heart, he leaves this world without a chance...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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    Elburn resident grows oversized pumpkins

    by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—For most adolescents, October is a time of costume selection, pumpkin carving and fall festivities. For Elburn resident William Huber, it’s a time to see whether or not he’s reached his pumpking-growing goal for...

    • Posted November 2, 2014
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    Maple Park resident to compete in NBHA Worlds

    Photo: Maple Park resident Catherine Gorenz speeds along on her horse, Lil Peppy. Gorenz recently qualified to compete in two divisions of the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) racing competition in Perry, Ga., in July 2015. Gorenz...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Oct. 30 sports recap

    Kaneland Youth Football League Playoff Consolation Round Saturday, Oct. 25 8U Yorkville Black 7 @ Kaneland Silver 12 9U Kaneland White 26 @ Kaneland Black 8 10U Yorkville Red 20 @ Kaneland Black 6 11U Kaneland Black...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Boys pack emerge battle-tested from Woodstock Regional

    Photo: Junior Austin Kintz edged this Yorkville runner by .1 seconds to finish 13th at Saturday’s Woodstock Regional. Photo submitted by Patti Wilk to sports@elburnherald.com WOODSTOCK, ILL.—Due to the clutch performance during Saturday’s Class 2A Woodstock Regional,...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Girls XC goes 4th to Sectional

    Photo: Freshman Andrea Wells and junior Brianna Bower work their way through a challenging Woodstock course at Saturday’s Regional. The Lady Knights qualified as a team to the sectional Saturday, which is hosted by Kaneland High School....

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Soccer picks up 3rd regional title in 5 seasons

    Loss to Wheaton Academy in sectional ends season KANELAND—Kaneland soccer can only take what the yearly calendar gives them, but in this 2014 season, the Knights followed the odd trend of winning a regional plaque in the...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Wrestlers compete at preseason Nationals

    Photos: Kaneland sophomores Riley Vanik (above, left) and Colin Gussman (below, left) earned All-American honors at Saturday’s preseason Nationals meet in Iowa. Photo submitted by Stephanie Vanik to sports@elburnherald.com CEDAR FALLS, IOWA—Six Kaneland students competed in the...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Fox River’s math just doesn’t add up

    Because of the Nov. 4 referendum, the recently formed Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District has been spending a lot of time defending their Fire District in the press. In one of their letters, they stated that...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: In response to a previous letter

    I have made numerous attempts to contact Ms. Denise Klock in regard to her allegations of response times leading to “needless property loss and death.” Due diligence to substantiate her claims have included attempts to contact her...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Vote ‘no’ on Nov. 4 disconnection referendum

    Vote “no” on Nov. 4, on the referendum to disconnect from Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. United we stand by the brotherhood of the Elburn & Countryside Fire District. You have served us with dedication and...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: A puzzle that matters

    The fire disconnection referendum on the Nov 4 ballot poses a bit of a puzzle, i.e. a “financial aptitude test,” if you will. The issue presents an optical illusion where a proposed change may look smaller or...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: The facts are simple

    I have been listening to people talk and reading articles about Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, and decided to do some research. Personal feelings aside, it’s time to look at the facts. The city of St....

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Editorial: Helping one of our own during a time of need

    Like many of you, we received news late last week that Kaneville Village President Pat Hill is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This week, Elburn Herald reporter Susan O’Neill spoke with the Kaneville community to get...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • Letter: Simply the facts

    Chief Kelly Callaghan of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) recently submitted an article entitled “Vote No to the ‘Hostile Takeover.’” The so-called “hostile takeover” is actually a reference to the resident-initiated petition to disconnect...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Gwen H. McKee

    Gwen H. McKee, 77, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. She was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Chicago, the second daughter of Arthur and Mildred Hughes. Gwen graduated from Hirsch High School in...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Winona M. Mitcheltree

    Winona M. Mitcheltree (nee Moroney), 82, of Aurora, and recently of Batavia, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Oct. 20. She was born Oct.19, 1932, in Aurora, to Thornton and Hermina (nee...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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