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2015 Obituaries

Joan R. O’Connor

Joan R. O’Connor, 76, of Sugar Grove, formerly a longtime resident of West Chicago, Ill., passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was born March 2, 1939, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Gerald E. and Lucille Flood. Joan was a loving mother and grandmother, and was a very devoted wife and homemaker.… Keep Reading


Archibald named to The Webb School honor roll

BELL BUCKLE, TENN.—Grace Archibald of Elburn, an 11th-grader at The Webb School, was recently named to the school’s B honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year An independent college preparatory day/boarding school for grades six through 12, The Webb School is the oldest continuously operating school of its kind in the… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Perry Tayon Jr.

Perry Tayon Jr., 70, of Elburn, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, after a long illness. He is now at peace in the loving embrace of the Lord. Perry was born on April 30, 1945, to parents Perry Sr. and Bernice Tayon. He grew up in Granite City, Ill., and was a proud graduate of… Keep Reading


Foguth earns academic honor from Benedictine College

ATCHINSON, KAN.—Rachel Foguth of Elburn was recently named to the Benedictine College dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Foguth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foguth. To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester. Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

W. Bruce Weller

W. Bruce Weller, 57, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away at his residence on May 22, 2015, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born June 11, 1957, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Ronald and Evelyn Weller. Bruce was a graduate of Kaneland High School and also attended Waubonsee Community College. In his younger… Keep Reading


Cole named to Hope College dean’s list

HOLLAND, MICH.—Madeline Cole of Elburn was recently named to the Hope College dean’s list in recognition of her outstanding academic record for the spring 2015 semester. Cole is currently a business management and communications double major, with a minor in Christian leadership. She is the daughter of Scott and Kim Cole of Elburn. Hope College… Keep Reading


Morgan of Elburn graduates from Columbia College

CHICAGO—Sarah Morgan of Elburn recently graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in audio production. She will head to NIU this fall to pursue a doctorate in audiology. Morgan, a 2011 Kaneland High School graduate, received an associate degree from Waubonsee Community College in 2013. She is… Keep Reading


Grace Lutheran Church crafting event July 18

ST. CHARLES—Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake will host a crafting event on Saturday, July 18, at the church, 5N600 Hanson Road, St. Charles. A full table for one is $20. A full table for two is $10 per crafter. Crafting begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until the last person. A table at the… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Elburn Community Center Swap and Shop 5-16-15-5

Lending a hand

Swap Shop positively impacts local families in need ELBURN—It’s difficult to keep track of the numbers, but Swap Shop coordinator Nicole Dulski believes at least a couple hundred families benefited from the semi-annual event last weekend. “It was wonderful,” Dulski said of the event. Families were invited to drop off gently used household items, toys… Keep Reading


Elburn church completes hybrid lift installation

ELBURN—The installation of a new hybrid lift at Community Congregational Church (CCC) of Elburn will enable parishioners and guests with disabilities to once again access the sanctuary—a priority for the church, despite the lift’s $70,000 price tag. “We are in the process of attempting to practice radical hospitality,” Rev. Bennett McNeal said. “We are in… Keep Reading


Alef named to Maryville University dean’s list

ST. LOUIS—Theresa Alef of Maple Park was recently named to the Maryville University dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Alef is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. Maryville undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester… Keep Reading

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Andersons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Robert and Nancy (Huntley) Anderson of Elburn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 22. They were married May 22, 1965, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Aurora. Robert and Nancy’s children and grandchildren will celebrate with them: Eric of Anchorage, Alaska; Ed, Jennifer, Robert, Emilie and John, all of Elgin; and… Keep Reading


Kintz graduates from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA—John Robert Kintz of Sugar Grove on Saturday graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He was named to the school’s dean’s list all four years. Kintz this fall will attend the University of Texas, Austin, to earn a master’s degree. Keep Reading


St. Gall Church announces Pentecost Prayer Vigil

ELBURN—St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn will host a Pentecost Prayer Vigil on Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. at the church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn. The church will gather to pray for the light of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the Elburn community. There will be music, prayer service, symbolic lighting of candles,… Keep Reading


Confirmation Sunday at United Methodist Church

Confirmation Sunday took place May 3 at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor CheonEui Oh (back, from left), Jacob Hawkins, Austin Dickson, Max Ledone, Ian Stoll, Jay Fox and Sammie McCannon. Mia Rose Ledone (front, from left), Abby Hartzell, Jessica Storck and Deacon Sharon Rice, Minister of Children and Youth. Photo Submitted by Sugar Grove… Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

Cheryl Jeannine Douell

Cheryl Jeannine Douell, 60, died peacefully at home with her family on May 16, 2015. She was born March 24, 1955, in Aurora, to William and Mary Ann Bonifas, and married Dennis Douell on Oct. 25, 1975. Cheryl worked for Northern Illinois University for almost 25 years before retiring in June of 2014. She was… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Andrea Boschini

Andrea Boschini, 43, of St. Charles, passed away suddenly at home early Monday morning, May 18, 2015. She went home to the loving embrace of her heavenly Father. Andrea was born on Sept. 20, 1971, to proud parents William and Mary Alice Boschini. Andrea is survived by her parents, William and Mary Alice Boschini; her… Keep Reading


‘From Mess to Message’ program May 21

SYCAMORE—DeKalb Christian Women’s Connection will present the program “From Mess to Message” on Thursday, May 21, at noon at Blumen Gardens, 325 Edwards St., Sycamore. The program will also include the special feature “Breathe Easier with Air Filtration System” by Kelly Davis, an inspirational speaker, author and business owner. The cost of the event is… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Dinah S. Ball

Dinah S. Ball, 83, of Chillicothe, Ill., formerly of Elburn, passed away peacefully at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at UnityPoint Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Ill. Her daughter Valerie, son Randy and daughter-in-law Lori were by her side. She was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Eric and Stephanie (nee… Keep Reading


Kahl, Griffis to wed

Allen and Mary Kahl of Maple Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanne, to Marc Griffis, son of Rod and Julie Griffis of Sycamore. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Kaneland High School, Aurora University (B.A.) and Nova Southeastern University (M.A.). She is currently employed as a science teacher at Kaneland High School. The… Keep Reading

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