All posts by Elburn Herald

  • Letter: Thank you from Keith Wheeler and family

    Lisa and I, along with our entire family, are truly grateful for the support we received on Nov. 4. Our campaign theme of creating Illinois Jobs for Illinois Families resonated with voters all throughout the 50th Representative...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Valerie Burd

    I want to thank all the people who helped me during this long year of campaigning, and all the people who voted for me on Nov. 4. Although I didn’t win the election, I did win in...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Letter: Thank you from Elburn & Countryside Fire District

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the residents who voted against disconnecting and transferring territory from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) on Nov. 4. The ECFPD has served and...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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    Halloween fundraiser gets a visit from Hughes family

    Photos: Guest of honor and former Sugar Grove library director Beverly Holmes-Hughes (above, left) converses with new Sugar Grove Library Director Shannon Halikias of Naperville, Ill. Photos by Lynn Logan Halloween fundraiser gets a visit from Hughes...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Letter: A response to a previous letter

    Mr. Jerry Elliott often writes inflammatory Letter to the Editor submissions to share his concerns about the management of Kaneland CUSD 302, but he regularly includes erroneous information. This is unfortunate because it can mislead district stakeholders,...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Nov. 13 police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • A bike was stolen from the bicycle rack at John...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Swap and Shop returns to Elburn

    by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—A local group of Christian moms, known as Authentic Moms, will host its biannual Swap and Shop event on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn....

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Photo: Check, please!

    The grand opening celebration and ribbon ceremony for Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts took place Monday morning. Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts managers Noe Zacurias (left) of Geneva and Martin Ramirez (right) of West Chicago, Ill., present a check to band...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • 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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