The idea of a newspaper dedicated to Sugar Grove is something we’ve kicked around often at the Elburn Herald the past 14 years. Next week, that idea will become a reality, as we’ll launch our Sugar Grove Herald publication.
The idea of a Sugar Grove-centric newspaper first occured to Elburn Herald Publisher Ryan Wells in 2001, when he was a working as a reporter for the company. He realized that while our local communities were part of the broader Kaneland community, there was also a desire among Sugar Grove residents to have their own unique identity in the form of its own hometown newspaper.
A number of limitations through the years held off our ability to make Sugar Grove Herald a real thing, but the seed ensuring its eventual existence was planted that day 14 years ago, and it only grew stronger and more vibrant as the topic of a paper in Sugar Grove transitioned from “possible” to “feasible” to “likely” to “done deal.”
And now, here we are—on the cusp of introducing a new publication to serve Sugar Grove’s ever-expanding village. As our community grows, it’s important for us to grow with it; next week, we’ll take a step in that direction with the launch of our Sugar Grove Herald.
In case you’re wondering, no, our Elburn Herald publication will not suffer from us introducing a newspaper focused on Sugar Grove and its community. Elburn itself is poised to soon make some strides in terms of growth and population, and we intend for the Elburn Herald to stay right by its side. Ultimately, we care deeply for all of the municipalities that make up the Kaneland community, and we believe two newspapers will allow us to best serve our readers in Elburn, Sugar Grove, Maple Park, Kaneville and beyond.
Also, any and all news involving Kaneland (school and sports) will be featured in both publications, as will any large-scale stories that require the attention of everyone throughout the community.
Finally, if you are a resident of Sugar Grove, your subscription will automatically convert to the Sugar Grove Herald on July 2. If you are not a Sugar Grove resident but prefer to receive that one instead of the Elburn Herald, just call us at (630) 365-6446 and let us know.
It’s our pleasure to serve the Kaneland community to the best of our capability, and we can’t wait to introduce our new Sugar Grove Herald newspaper on July 2. We love our new publication, and we know you’ll love it, too.