All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Illinois Press Foundation journalism program grants

    ILLINOIS—The Illinois Press Foundation will again offer its Illinois High School Mini-Grants Program for public and private high schools with existing journalism programs. High school journalism teachers may apply for grants up to $1,500 for hardware and/or...

    • Posted January 4, 2015
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  • Self-defense class at Kaneland High School

    KANELAND—A self-defense class for females ages 12 and older will take place Saturdays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, noon to 4 p.m. at Kaneland High School. The class will teach participants how to protect themselves,...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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  • Elburn Scholarship Fund grants available

    KANELAND—The Elburn Scholarship Fund this year will again award grants for studies at the college level. All applications must be received no later than March 1. Eligibility for Elburn Scholarships is limited to Kaneland High School alumni...

    • Posted January 3, 2015
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  • Horse
    A horse of a different name

    by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—In the three years since it opened, Casey’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit horse rescue located in Elburn, has seen countless horses, each with a different story. As of late, it is one horse in...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Sugar Grove looks ahead to 2015

    by Violet Marquardt SUGAR GROVE—After a successful 2014, the village of Sugar Grove already has plans in motion to ensure an equally successful 2015. With the same, common goal as 2014—to bring more revenue to the village—Sugar...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Front1
    Adults vs. kids

    The annual fifth grade v. staff basketball game was held Dec. 19 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School. School staff came out victorious with a final score of 35-32. Fifth-grader Sam Gagne (above) and P.E. teacher Molly...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Shirley E. Skoglund

    Shirley E. Skoglund, 87, of Elburn, formerly of Geneva, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. She is survived by her four loving children, David (Debi), John, Carol...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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  • Kids say the darndest things

    We usually jump at any available chance to feature Kaneland-area youngsters in the Elburn Herald, as it never ceases to amaze us just how aware and enlightened kids are today. So when we came up with an...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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  • NewYearsResolution
    … And a happy new year!

    KANELAND—”What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2015?” We recently posed the above question to Kaneland elementary school students, and the results were nothing short of outstanding. From making nice with siblings to funding the fight against ebola...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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  • then&now: reflecting the spirit of community

    5 years ago: Former Kaneland High School journalism teacher Laurie Erdmann received a lifetime achievement award from the Journalism Educators Association. 10 years ago: The Knights wrestling program defeated DeKalb for the first time in school history...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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  • Milas named to Carthage College dean’s list

    KENOSHA, WIS.—Emily Milas of Virgil was recently named to the Carthage College dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2014 semester. Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average while...

    • Posted December 27, 2014
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  • Local students named to Augustana College dean’s list

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the Augustana College dean’s list for the 2014 fall term: Melissa Cherry (undecided), Benjamin Hodges (biology) and Elizabeth Kupar (music education-instrumental), all of Elburn; and Chelsie Dean (elementary...

    • Posted December 27, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove looks back on 2014

    by Violet Marquardt SUGAR GROVE—For the village of Sugar Grove, 2014 was a year of great success. With lofty goals set at the beginning of this year, the village has handled its to-do list in stride. For...

    • Posted December 26, 2014
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  • Santa fun in Sugar Grove

    Santa, winter crafts and the library book elf search took place at the Sugar Grove Public Library on Dec. 13. Ernie Salinas, 4, of Sugar Grove, makes his grandparents Christmas tree ornaments. Paul DiPietro, 8, of Sugar...

    • Posted December 25, 2014
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  • A Jazzy Christmas

    The eighth-grade band sextet, featuring Nina Piazza (from left), Joe Farrell, Alex Buchanan, Leo Espinosa, Justin Lin and Jack Overstreet (not pictured) plays “Jingle Bells in Dixie”at the Dec. 11 Eighth Grade Holiday Concert. The eighth-grade treble...

    • Posted December 25, 2014
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  • Must be the holiday sing-along

    The annual whole-school holiday sing-along was held on Dec. 19 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School, and was directed by music teacher Brandon Fox. Students participate in the “Must Be Santa” song, led by Fox. Fifth-grade students...

    • Posted December 25, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove spreads the cheer!

    The residents of Sugar Grove are lucky enough to have several light presentations just down the street. With areas near Rich Harvest Farms and throughout Prestbury subdivision, there is plenty to catch the eye this Christmas season....

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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  • Yeah, what he said!

    Two popular houses on Republic Avenue in the Blackberry Creek subdivision of Elburn. One neighbor goes all out with Christmas decorations each year; the other neighbor shows their appreciation in their own way: “Ditto.” Photo by Laura...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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  • Thinking of Bob

    I wanted to take the time to write these sentiments and make them public. This past week, a dear friend and long-time colleague basically told us goodbye. As difficult as it was for me to hear, I...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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  • Thank you from the Elburn Lions Club

    The Elburn Lions Club recently hosted a toy drive to benefit local children, and the response from the community was tremendous. We’d like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone that donated toys, cash, gift wrap, gift...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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