All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Deb helps her father, Jerome (Red) Wiltse, unload 
sweet corn at the Wiltse's original farm stand 
on Route 38 while Mary looks on.     Courtesy Photo
    Wiltse farm celebrates 50 years

    MAPLE PARK—It’s hard for Marie Wiltse to realize that it’s been 50 years since she and her family opened their farm stand on Route 38 in Maple Park. “They go by too fast,” she said. In addition...

    • Posted March 29, 2015
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  • Halikias and Graceffa
    Friends again

    Friends of the Sugar Grove Library group reforms, rebuilds SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library is hoping to make new Friends and reconnect with some old ones. The Friends of the Sugar Grove Library, which disbanded in...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Girls Soccer v. IMSA 3-19-15-4
    Pitch perfect

    Soccer starts 3-0; outscore opponents 24-0 by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Before every game, Scott Parillo encourages his team to jump out to an early lead if at all possible. “You love to have a couple of quick goals,”...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    KHS fourth at NIB-12 indoor

    Photo: Anthony Messina gives the baton to Mark Dohm during the 4x800m relay Saturday. Photo by Marshall Farthing Boys track qualifies four events to Top Times STERLING, Ill.—A junior-dominated boys’ track and field team acquitted themselves well...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    Baumruck practice celebrates 30 years in Elburn

    ELBURN—Dr. Kenneth Baumruck recently recalled when he first moved to Elburn, and how the village had a population of roughly 1,200 people at the time of his arrival. “I came from a large suburb; I had no...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer Sugar Grove Library Meet the Candidates 3-12-15-3
    Meet your candidates, Sugar Grove

    Event introduces candidates to local residents SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Meet the Candidates event was held March 12 at the Sugar Grove Public Library, and provided voters with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the candidates who will...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • St. Gall's 132nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Turkey Dinner took place Sunday. The parish opened its doors to guests to celebrate and feast in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The dinner included turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and desserts. 'O'Cheryl' Lee of Lily Lake served coleslaw. 							Photo by Lynn Logan
    Good food, Good fellowship

    St. Gall Catholic Church celebrates 132nd St. Patrick’s Day dinner ELBURN—For the 132nd year, St. Gall Catholic Church parishioners served their annual St. Patrick’s Day turkey dinner on Sunday, March 15. Diners who attend the dinner always...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville will participate in the Great Purple Cupcake Project epilepsy awareness fundraiser from Sunday, March 22, to the following Sunday, March 29. During that time, the store will feature purple-frosted cupcakes and purple, cupcake-shaped sugar cookies for $1 each. Donors can also get their name displayed around the store by purchasing a paper cupcake. 
Photos submitted by Alexa Hill 
to info@elburnherald.com
    Purple cupcakes for a purple store

    Hill’s Country Store participates in epilepsy project fundraiser for third consecutive year KANEVILLE—For Alexa Hill and her family, participating in the “Great Purple Cupcake Project” has always been personal. “My mom’s cousin had epilepsy. I’ve always had...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer Family Bingo and Auction Knight 3-7-15-1
    Family Knight a hit for Blackberry Creek PTO

    The second annual KBC PTO Family Bingo and Auction Knight Fundraiser was held on March 7 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School. Hundreds of families attended the family-oriented fundraiser. Highlights included Bingo, karaoke, a magician, electronic basketball,...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Senior Zack Thielk and the Knights track and field team have already been hard at work during the indoor season. 
Photo by Laura Gampfer
    2015 Preview: Knights hope to continue their winning streak on track

    KANELAND—After placing second at the Illinois State Class 2A Championships last year, this year’s Knights squad will be led by defending State long jump champion Ben Barnes, who went through the 2014 season undefeated enroute to setting...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • The Knights softball team runs sprints during its practice Monday at KHS.			Photo by Laura Gampfer
    2015 Preview: Kaneland softball looks to create excitement

    New coach hopes to keep team on top KANELAND—Springtime. Warmer weather. Practicing hitting and catching fly balls in the schoolyard. Base-running and fielding exercises in the gymnasium. The head coach instructing his team to hustle, not walk,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Sophomore Nicole Sreenan (back) hands off to junior Allie Heinzer during the 4x200m relay at the Mustang Relays in early March. 
Photo by Ben Draper
    2015 Preview: Girls track poised for another great season

    KANELAND—Like their male counter-parts, the Kaneland girls track and field team will be led by underclassmen this season. But unlike the boys’ team, those underclassmen have a lot a varsity competition experience under their belts. The Knights...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Senior Heather Ortiz (left) and the Knights hope to get past the Regional tournament in 2015.		             File Photo
    2015 Preview: Tons of returners, tons of fun for Knights soccer

    by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Have fun, stay healthy, and improve with every game. Those are among the goals head coach Scott Parillo has for the Kaneland girls soccer team, which was scheduled to open its season this week,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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    2015 Preview: Knights baseball sets its sights high in 2015

    KANELAND—With the warmth of spring comes the promise of another baseball season. For the Kaneland varsity team, spring 2015 is no different. Big expectations have also surfaced at the plate and in the outfield, and the Knights...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • StGal
    Pillar of the community

    Photos: Much of longtime Elburn resident Bill Hewitt’s life is tied to St. Gall Church. His mother Clara lived in a house that is now the site of St. Gall’s garden, and the church was present in...

    • Posted March 15, 2015
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    Crosby comeback

    2007 Kaneland grad signs minor league deal with Red Sox FORT MYERS, FLA.—The ache in his left shoulder is gone. The bone chips in his left elbow have been surgically removed. For the first time in two...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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  • Nick Nagele explains the distilling process to visitors at Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb.
    Locally distilled whiskey sells out first day on the shelf

    DEKALB—Consumers typically want to know the origins of their food and drink. The owners of a new DeKalb estate distillery, which means growing and distilling on the same property—the only one in Illinois—understand the public’s need to...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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    Photo: Taking the plunge

    The Maple Park Police Department on Sunday participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois. Maple...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Basketball at Central 3-6-15-2
    Regional rupture

    Photo: Juniors Mitchel Groen (left) and Ryan David fight for a rebound Friday against Hampshire. Photos by Laura Gampfer Kaneland survives Burlington Central, falls to Hampshire in Regional Championship BURLINGTON, ILL.—A great defensive battle against Burlington Central...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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    Kaneland Girls Track Results

    March 5 @ Bureau Valley (Westwood Center, Sterling, Ill.) TEAM SCORES: No team scores kept; five teams 60M: 1) Sreenan, 7.95; 4) Heinzer, 8.46; 6) Hurston, 8.53; 8) Elliott, 8.6; 9) Martens, 8.65; 10) Durham, 8.91; 19)...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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