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Editorial: A good time for a greater cause

Within one of our issues each February is a preview of the annual Mr. Kaneland event. And that trend will continue next week when we preview the Mr. Kaneland 2015 gala and all of the fun stuff included with it. Created in 2007, Mr. Kaneland is a male pageant meant to raise money for the… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: Getting to know Fox Valley Wildlife Center

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center On the grounds of the Elburn Forest Preserve sits a small, unassuming white house. And behind the closed doors of the converted ranger facility, the Fox Valley Wildlife Center is hard at work. Kane County’s only state and federally licensed wildlife rescue and rehabilitation… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The passing of a former county auditor

I was saddened by the recent passing of Jerry Morrow, who was my predecessor as Kane County auditor. I had the opportunity to work as a contractual auditor while county auditor Morrow served as the accountant for Kane County. When Jerry decided to retire as county auditor, he convinced me to seek election as his… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A letter from a concerned Kaneland parent

I am a concerned parent of the Kaneland School District. Our kids are about to be locked out of a groundbreaking educational endeavor forever because the School Board won’t act. The Dunham STEM School is a STEM school set up by the Illinois legislature, and only six districts in the entire state have been selected… Keep Reading

Soup’s on

For years it was our goal to feature a food-oriented column in the Elburn Herald, and we spent many company meetings kicking around ideas such as a dining review, weekly cooking recipes and even a Q&A with a local chef. None of the above suggestions panned out, obviously. It’s a conflict of interest for us… Keep Reading

Columns/Janet Lagerloef

From meat rocks to a glorious chicken pot pie

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove The first dinner I made my husband Jerry was meatballs. “A no-brainer. Who needs a cookbook?” I laughed to myself as I packed super-lean burger into big, tight balls and fried ’em in a flaming hot skillet … for a really long time. By the time… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Election law prevails

For the past two years, I have been trying to make a difference in Kaneland School Board governance. I must admit this has been a learning experience and eye-opener for me. I have been a member of the Kaneland Financial Advisory Committee for two years and still don’t have a comfortable understanding of how money… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Community Corner: Find your career path at the library

by Shannon Halikias Sugar Grove Public Library director Over the holidays, I had the occasion to meet a 20-something young man who was confused about what he is actually meant to do with his life. This is not an uncommon condition for many young adults who are looking to find their “next” after graduating from… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Give life by donating blood

If one of your 2015 New Year’s resolutions was to help people and be a better person, we know of a way you can put check marks on both items. And in one fell swoop, no less. The Elburn Fire Department will host a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Help from the community

If you’re a frequent reader of the Elburn Herald, you’re no stranger to Elburn resident Meagan Seals, who was born in November 2009 with the rare conditions encephalocele microcephaly, anecephaly and lissencephaly (translation: she was born with the main part of her brain missing, and she has a rare formation of the brain, making it… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Congratulations to elected Republicans

Congratulations to Governor elect Bruce Rauner, Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer and all other Republican nominees in the 2014 General Election. Incumbents and the other nominees must always strive to serve their constituents. Republican candidates who were not elected in the General Election should continue to support their party and seek public office in the… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Kids say the darndest things

We usually jump at any available chance to feature Kaneland-area youngsters in the Elburn Herald, as it never ceases to amaze us just how aware and enlightened kids are today. So when we came up with an idea last month to print New Year’s resolutions submitted to us by Kaneland elementary schoolers, well, we could… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Top 10 stories from 2014 on

Our most-viewed stories of 2014 Tragedy and new beginnings dominated our 2014 top-ten most-viewed stories on The list is quite diverse in terms of specific topic, but the common theme remains: the Kaneland community is all about the people that live here. Seven of the top 10 stories are about a specific person. Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Thinking of Bob

I wanted to take the time to write these sentiments and make them public. This past week, a dear friend and long-time colleague basically told us goodbye. As difficult as it was for me to hear, I know that it must have been tremendously difficult for him to say. We don’t always know what to… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from the Elburn Lions Club

The Elburn Lions Club recently hosted a toy drive to benefit local children, and the response from the community was tremendous. We’d like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone that donated toys, cash, gift wrap, gift tags, ribbon and dental hygiene products, as well as those who assisted in wrapping all the toys. Thank… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Happy Holidays from the Elburn Herald

As the holidays draw near, and another year draws nearer to a close, we want to use this space to wish the Kaneland community and everyone else a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. From fabulously-lit Christmas homes to Christmas kettles and local holiday gathering and events, no community does Christmastime quite like this one,… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Column: Family recipes are the best during Christmas time

Photo: Lexi Lagerloef of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Ansley Ruh of Elburn, love their great-great-grandmother Mina’s sugar cookies. by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove Born in l880, and raised in Aurora, Margaret “Mina” Lord was my husband’s great grandmother, and a bit Calamity Jane. She could blow anything away—skeet, clay pigeons, bullseyes.… Keep Reading

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