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Burial for Roger D. and Loretta B. Johnson

The family of Roger D. and Loretta Bricher Johnson wish to share the couple’s passing and burial. Both were born and raised in Kane County with generations of history in the area. They will be laid to rest on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2044 at Blackberry Township Cemetery. They are survived by their daughter, Rita M.… Keep Reading

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Foguth of Elburn named to dean’s list

ATCHISON, KAN.—Benedictine College is pleased to announce that Rachel Foguth of Elburn recently demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the Benedictine College dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Rachel is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Foguth of Elburn. Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and… Keep Reading

Events/Regional

Big Rock Plowing Match set for Sept. 19-21

BIG ROCK—The weekend of Sept. 19-21 will play host to the 120th annual Plowing Match in Big Rock. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, this event began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers S.A. Chapman, W.D. Powell, and Walter Scott. Located just west of Aurora on Route 30, this farm show… Keep Reading

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‘Cut for a Cure’ at Dave’s Barber Shop Aug. 16

ELBURN—The community will have an opportunity to donate to the Cancer Research Centers of America during the Saturday of Elburn Days, Aug. 16, at Dave’s Barber Shop, 132 N. Main St., from noon to 4 p.m. Nolan Allen was inspired by his cousin making the choice to shave his head in a “Saint Baldricks” event… Keep Reading

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Fritz graduates from Eastern Illinois University

CHARLESTON, ILL.—James Fritz of Sugar Grove was one of more than 980 spring 2014 graduates at Eastern Illinois University. Undergraduate and graduate students were certified by their respective deans as having completed all requirements leading to the awarding of degrees. Keep Reading

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Local students graduate from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA—The following local residents received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester: Jeffrey Gillett (Bachelor of Arts, history; certificate in museum studies) and Michelle Stammet (pharmacy) of Elburn; and Stephen Cervantes (Bachelor of Arts, international studies; certificate in entrepreneurial management), Rachael Hinds (Bachelor of Arts, communication… Keep Reading

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Local students make North Central dean’s list

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The following local residents were recently named to the North Central College dean’s list of scholars for the 2014 spring term: Nicholas Lynch, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn; Taylor Bastone of Maple Park; and Athina Ajazi, Lauren Allen, Lauren Companiott, Drew French, Dylan Good, Brooke Patterson, Charlene Steininger and Charles Wainscott,… Keep Reading

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Local residents make Eastern Illinois University dean’s list

CHARLESTON, ILL.—Kelsey Bishop of Sugar Grove and Andrew Hladilek of Maple Park were recently named to the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) spring 2014 dean’s list. The dean’s list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent. Students who achieve a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 (on a 4.0 scale)… Keep Reading

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Urich named to Lawrence University dean’s list

APPLETON, WIS.—Amber Urich of Elburn was recently named to the 2014 Lawrence University dean’s list for maintaining a 3.4 grade point average or higher for the full 2013-14 academic year. Urich, daughter of Robin Urich, is a 2012 Kaneland High School graduate. Keep Reading

Jessica Bruce and Patrick Zerkel
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Bruce, Zerkel to wed

Donald and Ellen Bruce of Elburn announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica, to Patrick Zerkel, son of the late John and the late Peg Zerkel. A Sept. 6 wedding in St. Louis is planned. Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Stargazing event at Kuipers Family Farm

MAPLE PARK—The annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky, and NIU’s STEM Cafe will once again be there to watch it. STEM Cafe will present “Star Gazing at the Orchard” on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Road… Keep Reading

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Elburn Seniors trip—Deadline Aug. 11

ELBURN—Elburn Seniors will take a trip on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to Isle Of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. The cost of the trip is $38. Participants must sign up no later than Monday, Aug. 11. Everyone over the age of 21 is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marge at (630) 999-6444 or call… Keep Reading

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Summer Reading Grand Finale Aug. 8

ELBURN—Town and Country Public Library will host its annual Summer Reading Grand Finale on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The evening will mark the culmination of the library’s “Paws to Read” Summer Reading program. Bring a friend. Everyone is welcome to attend. Library volunteers… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church on July 1 welcomed its new pastor, CheonEui Oh, his wife, Sim, and their children, Ethan (middle), Elena and Elijah. CheonEui graduated from Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea, in 2004, and journeyed to the United States the following year to continue his religious education. He graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009, and became a provisional pastor and ordained elder in 2011 as a part of the Northern Illinois Conference. 
Photo submitted by Marguerite Ledone to NJuns@elburnherald.com
Faith/Sugar Grove

United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

SUGAR GROVE—Pastor CheonEui Oh on July 1 was welcomed as the new leader of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor CheonEui, his wife Sim, and three kids Ethan, Elena and Elijah, are now a part of the United Methodist Church, where they hope to spread the name of their new church out into the community.… Keep Reading

Faith

Community Congregational Church accepting donations

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church in Elburn is now accepting donations for its Elburn Days rummage sale. The church is happy to take the following: belts, jewelry, bicycles, knick knacks, books, purses, DVDs and VHS tapes, puzzles, framed pictures, seasonal items, furniture, stuffed animals, tools, games and toys. Drop-off times are Saturdays through Aug. 9 at the… Keep Reading

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St. Gall Church accepting rummage sale donations

ELBURN—St. Gall Church is currently accepting donations for its annual rummage sale. Donations can be dropped off from now through Sunday, Aug. 10, during the following times: Monday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations… Keep Reading

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‘Bar-B-Q,’ sweet corn supper in Hinckley

HINCKLEY—The Hinckley St. Paul’s United Church of Christ annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the church, 324 W. McKinley St., Hinckley. The pork roasts are cooked outdoors with a secret sauce, and the corn is picked that morning. Side dishes include German potato salad, American… Keep Reading

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