All posts by Ryan Wells
Editorial: No reason, no re-election
Two weeks ago, the Sugar Grove Library Board surprised the community when it voted 4-2 to terminate the employment of 21-year Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes.
- Posted August 4, 2011
Editorial: How to make all rules meaningless
If a government body chooses which rules and laws to enforce, that in effect makes all rules and laws meaningless. Selective enforcement means that any group of representatives can pick and choose what the laws are at...
- Posted July 14, 2011
Elburn resident claims assault by off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy
Elburn—An Elburn resident said he was assaulted Friday by an off-duty Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy, sparking an internal investigation by the department’s Office of Professional Standards.
- Posted June 17, 2011
Editorial: Why you generally do not see endorsements in our paper
With the April 5 election approaching, we have fielded numerous questions on who we plan to endorse, and in general, if we plan to endorse anyone.
- Posted March 24, 2011
Editorial: Help improve your community, join a Kaneland advisory committee
One of the measures of the strength in a community is how involved its members are in public activities. The Kaneland community is a community of communities, tying together numerous villages from Maple Park to Montgomery.
- Posted January 20, 2011
Editorial: Share 2011 with your hometown newspaper
Why read newspapers? With national newspaper readership on the decline, that is a question everyone related to the industry is trying to answer ...
- Posted December 30, 2010
Photo gallery: Kaneland 27, Vernon Hills 21
A pass to Tyler Callaghan with :10 to go in the game lofts the Knights into the semifinals versus defending state champion Montini Catholic. The Kaneland-Montini Catholic showdown is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m.
- Posted November 18, 2010
Kaneland confident in 34-7 playoff win
Maple Parkâ€”â€œConfidenceâ€ was the word on the lips of the Kaneland players as they exited Peterson Field Saturday night following their 34-7 victory over Crystal Lake Central in round 2 of the IHSA football playoffs.
- Posted November 11, 2010
Editorial: Information turns residents into voters
For those who pay attention to the national media, you well know how this yearâ€™s mid-term elections have been covered with far more rigor than any in recent memory.
- Posted October 21, 2010
Editorial: New program may help break cycle of violence
According to Mutual Ground, Community Crisis Center, by the time you finish reading this paragraph, someone in the U.S. will be abused by their partner.
- Posted October 14, 2010
Editorial: He inspired us all
The world lost some of its richness on Saturday, when news of Bruce Conleyâ€™s passing made its way through our communities. Whether directly or indirectly, anyone who lives or works in the area has been touched by his...
- Posted September 16, 2010
Editorial: Mangers represents the best of our communities
Chassidy Mangers, a Kaneland High School graduate, Elburn resident, and current student of Augustana College, represents the best of our communities and is an example of the type of â€œsmall-town valuesâ€ that are so hard to articulate...
- Posted August 19, 2010
Village will extend waste contract
Elburnâ€”With the village of Elburnâ€™s contract with Waste Management set to expire at the end of September, officials explored options at the Aug. 2 Village Board meeting and decided to extend the current agreement.
- Posted August 14, 2010
Police Dept. assesses its equipment needs
As part of the villageâ€™s efforts to start the budgetary process early for the next fiscal year, each department is tasked with submitting its preliminary capital-expenditures list to the Village Board for review.
- Posted August 13, 2010
Editorial: Proper ordinances can help animal rescue operations
Anderson Animal Shelter recently asked for public support to assist the agency in resolving an animal hoarding case (see related story).
- Posted August 13, 2010
Protecting volunteer protectors
Elburnâ€”As part of the effort to appoint voluntary auxiliary officers in the village, Elburn officials faced the question of insurance and liability during Mondayâ€™s Village Board meeting.
- Posted August 6, 2010
Editorial: Sugar Grove Public Library experiences exciting times
It is an exciting period of time for the Sugar Grove Public Library and its supporters.
- Posted August 5, 2010
Editorial: Corn Boil kicks off Kanelandâ€™s community festivals
The time of year for local, community festivals is upon us, and as always, the first one is the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
- Posted July 22, 2010
Editorial: One person, one idea leads to impact beyond measure
Elburn resident Darlene Marcusson has served as an inspiration to so many, it is impossible to fit a fraction of the impact she has had on this page.
- Posted July 16, 2010
Editorial: Herald earns advertising, editorial accolades
The Illinois Press Association recently recognized the Elburn Herald in the organizationâ€™s annual advertising and editorial contests.
- Posted June 3, 2010