All posts by Keith Beebe

  • MP board approves Waste Management contract

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a contract with Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., for the purpose of waste collection and disposal. The board’s authorization extends the current contract with Waste...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Editorial: Is this a great community or what?

    In September and October, we used this editorial space to remind residents about the then-upcoming Becky Nelson fundraiser event in Kaneville, urging them to participate and get in on the fundraising effort regarding Becky’s mammoth hospital bills....

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Editorial: Make time this Sunday for a great cause

    We at the Elburn Herald try out best to avoid repeating ourselves when it comes to the editorial section. But in a month best known for ghosts and goblins, jack-o’-lanterns and scary treats, it’s kindness and compassion...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • MP appoints 7 Planning Commission members

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday appointed seven members to the village’s Planning Commission. Village Planning Commission appointees include returning members Art Maercker (chairman, three-year term), George “Nick” Davidson (three-year term), Robert Rowlett (three-year term)...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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  • Editorial: Elburn Herald to work with Kindness Campaign 2013

    If you’re one of the Elburn Herald’s regular readers, you know that most weeks we feature a Community Corner column authored by a local group, the likes of which include Kaneland Arts Initiative, Performing Arts Boosters, Sports...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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    Editorial: America’s darkest day, 12 years later

    Yesterday marked the 12th anniversary of the darkest day in American history. And as hard as it is to believe that it’s actually been more than a decade since we, as a nation, witnessed the atrocities of...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    Editorial: Toilet Bowl Races a staple at Maple Park Fun Fest

    A big part of building up your brand is carving out a niche—something that is unique and immediately recognizable; something that defines your product. A great example of “branding” can be found in the Kaneland community’s four...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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    Maple Park says yes to video gaming

    MAPLE PARK—John Peloso, owner of HD Rockers in Maple Park, on Tuesday implored the Maple Park Village Board to approve an item allowing for video gaming devices in the village. Peloso left the meeting a happy man....

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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    Elburn stormchaser revisits Moore tornado site

    ELBURN—Elburn resident and professional storm chaser Brad Hruza headed down to Moore, Okla., on Wednesday to visit the area that was struck by a deadly tornado on the afternoon of May 20. Hruza, 37, had previously visited...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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    Editorial: Happy Independence Day

    The Fourth of July. It’s a holiday that celebrates America’s independence, and it also serves as the ideal time to give in to our pyromaniac tendencies and light off some fireworks (safely, of course). It’s a day...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion found

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion has been found. Sugar Grove resident Shirlee Guddendorf found the medallion last week in the prairie patch located behind the Sugar Grove Park District and Volunteer Park pavilion. Several clues...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • School Board adopts tentative 2013-14 budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-0 to approve the tentative 2013-14 budget for District 302. According to a document from Julie Ann-Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business, revenues in the 2013-14 operating budget are projected to...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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    Editorial: It’s garage sale weekend in Sugar Grove

    What really signals the arrival of summer in the Kaneland community? Hot weather and barbecues? Inflated gas prices? The Chicago Cubs officially falling out of postseason contention? All three options are certainly valid, but a more accurate...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Editorial: Be respectful of local cemeteries this spring

    We recently received a Letter to the Editor that touched upon a topic seldom spoken of in this area: theft of flowers and decorations in our local cemeteries. The author of the letter asked to remain nameless,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • One more time … with feeling

    One of the best things about sports—regardless of whether it’s at the high school or professional level—is the element of rivalry. A tradition-fueled sense of competitiveness that excites and intrigues fans, and even sometimes sets their teeth...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame inducts local journalism pioneers

    As the Kaneland community’s hometown newspaper, we feel a special connection with any and all persons inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame. Chances are that we’ve covered or featured these inductees at some point during their...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Hall of Fame worthy

    Longtime Kaneland community contributors Don Watson (above, left) and Laurie Erdmann (below, right) were inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame on Monday evening. Watson, who became the Elburn Herald’s first sportswriter in 1974 and spent 28...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Fagel to run as write-in candidate

    Rob Roy Drainage District No. 2 president seeks Sugar Grove Township Board seat SUGAR GROVE—Mike Fagel has spent the past four years actively engaged in Rob Roy Drainage District No. 2, spending countless hours trying to “do the...

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • SG candidates speak

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents on Tuesday evening got a look at many of the village candidates who will appear on the April 9 General Election ballot.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Maple Park meets its candidates

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park residents on March 6 had an opportunity to hear from the seven candidates running for five village trustee seats in the April 9 General Election.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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