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Football/Hometown

Local athlete on Central College football team

PELLA, IOWA—Kaneland graduate and wide receiver Zack Martinelli is a member of the Central College football team. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the past 27 years. The Dutch have not had a losing season since 1960. Central is 2-1 heading into… Keep Reading

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Hometown/Volleyball

Siebert named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week

Photo submitted by Dave Wrath of Augustana Athletics to sports@elburnherald.com ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Augustana junior libero and Kaneland graduate Kylie Siebert was recently selected as the “Defensive Player of the Week” in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin in volleyball. Siebert is the first Viking this season to win the honor. The Sugar Grove native… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Richard ‘Dozer’ Pitstick

Richard “Dozer” Pitstick, 77, of Elburn, passed away on Sunday evening, Sept. 28, 2014, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Rockwell City, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Catherine (Moore) Pitstick. He grew up in Rockwell City and attended… Keep Reading

Anniversaries

Howards to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Les and Karen (Conley) Howard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 26. They were married on Sept. 26, 1964, at Community Congregational Church, Elburn. The couple will celebrate the special occasion with a gathering of family at their home.   Keep Reading

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2014 Obituaries

Randall ‘Randy’ Long

Randall “Randy” Long, 36, of Hinckley, left this world too early, leaving a legacy of memories that will be treasured forever, when he died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. He was born June 29, 1978, in St. Charles, the son of Marilyn (Wilkison) and Clyde Long. He grew up in Sugar Grove and attended local… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Joan Carson

Joan Carson passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was born July 14, 1933, the daughter of Carl and Nellie (Bass) Carson. She is survived by her daughter, Joni (White) Ryan, and son-in-law, Phillip Ryan; sisters, Gloria Miller and Sue (Bob) Ackley; brothers, Dan (Orva) Carson and James (Kay) Carson; and 18 nieces and nephews.… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Julie Marie Nelson

Julie Marie Nelson, 56, of Maple Park, fought a long and valiant battle with cancer before it broke her body, but never her spirit. She claimed the promise of her Savior, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born March 5, 1958, in Elgin, Ill., the daughter… Keep Reading

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2014 Obituaries

Laila Marti

Laila Marti, 89, of St. Charles, formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and loving caregivers at Inspirations. She was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Oscar and Laina (Waltonen) Johnson. Laila graduated from Copley School of Nursing in 1946. She… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Ray A. Pulford

Ray A. Pulford, 65, of Elburn, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family following a brief but fierce struggle with cancer, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. If love could have saved him, he never would have left, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of his family… Keep Reading

Faith

Lord of Life to study Moses

ELBURN—Bible Study Fellowship will begin a women’s Bible study of the life of Moses on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 9:10 to 11 a.m. at Lord of Life Church, Route 38 and LaFox Road, Elburn. A program is available for members’ children, ages birth to first grade. For more information, visit www.bsfinternational.org. Keep Reading

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Engagements

Wittenberg, Bledsoe to wed

Kathy and Craig Wittenberg of Elburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Lora Ellen, to James Carl Bledsoe, son of Hilary and Bill Bledsoe of Hugo, Colo. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of St. Charles North High School and a 2014 graduate of Colorado State Veterinary College. She is employed as a veterinarian at… Keep Reading

Elburn/Events

Elburn Pack 107 New Scout Roundup

ELBURN—Elburn Pack 107 will offer a fall New Scout Roundup on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Community Congregational Church, 101 E. Shannon St. This event is for new Scouts in grades first through fifth. Since its beginning, the Cub Scout program has been a fun and educational experience concerned with values. Besides providing… Keep Reading

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Elburn Fire Department inaugural pancake breakfast

ELBURN—The Elburn Fire Department’s inaugural pancake breakfast will take place Sunday, Sept. 7, 7 a.m. to noon at Elburn Fire Station No. 2, 39W950 Hughes Road, Elburn. The cost of the breakfast is $5 per person. Kids under the age of 4 eat for free. Fundraiser proceeds to benefit the Argyrakis and Johnson families. Keep Reading

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Church among Elburn’s best-kept secrets

Photo: Located at 100 E. Shannon Street in Elburn, the Community Congregational Church’s members are “determined to revitalize and continue to focus on the church’s mission in the community.” Photos by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Members joke that Elburn’s Community Congregational Church is one of the best-kept secrets in town. On the flip side, many are trying… Keep Reading

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2014 Obituaries

Eric R. Ream

Eric R. Ream, 31, of Oswego, Ill., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his home. He was born May 11, 1983, in Aurora, Ill. Eric graduated from Minooka High School in 2004. He was the Aktion Club treasurer; was a member of the Fox Valley Special Recreation in Aurora, where he participated in softball,… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Wayne Ekstrom

Wayne Ekstrom, 73, of Elburn, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014. He was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Geneva, the son of Carl and Hazel (Johnson) Ekstrom. Wayne grew up on the family farm in Wasco, where his physical education was born.… Keep Reading

2014 Obituaries

Claudia Larson

Claudia Larson, 89, of DeKalb, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Claudia was born on March 19, 1925, in Black Oak, Ark. During her childhood, she and her mother made their way to Memphis, Tenn., where she graduated from Memphis High School in 1943. After… Keep Reading

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2014 Obituaries

James Olmsted

James Olmsted, 82 passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 25, 2014. Jim is survived by his cherished wife of 59 years, Barbara; two sons, Patrick and Timothy (Darla); daughter, Melissa; two grandchildren, Paden and Paige. He is preceded in death by his first-born son, Michael. Raised in humble circumstances in a large family… Keep Reading

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2014 Obituaries

Rodger Adhemar Lambert

Rodger Adhemar Lambert, 73, of Sugar Grove, died Friday, Aug 22, 2014, as the result of a single-vehicle accident. A medical issue may have been the cause of the crash. Lambert, the middle in the family of six children, was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Bourbonnais, Ill., to Adhemar and Melena (nee Lambert) Lambert. He… Keep Reading

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