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Letters to the Editor

Vote against Nov. 4 disconnection referendum

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, some of the voters in the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will have the option to choose whether to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District and join Fox Fiver Fire and Countryside Fire Protection District, or stay with Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District as their fire… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Getting the facts straight

I read with interest the letter from an area resident published in the Elburn Herald on Oct. 2, 2014. The letter contained several inaccurate statements and misinformation regarding Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. The intent of this response is to provide accurate information. Contrary to the letters’ assertion, the writer has never requested a… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Go away, Fox River & Countryside Fire District

As information continues to surface regarding the substandard emergency services provided by a privately-owned company who call themselves Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue, the impact of this politically initiated land-grab for-profit scheme has gone from concerning to terrifying for the effected residents. Fox River’s pathetic response times have led to needless loss of property and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Say no to fire district territory takeover

Our neighbors—one a 22-year resident—will be voting against the proposed territory takeover by Fox River & Countryside Fire Protection District from the current Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District. Fox River & Countryside Trustee President Jim Gaffney stated in a Nov. 22, 2010, Daily Herald article that the Fire Protection District was “strapped for cash”… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Have your say on Nov. 4

As you likely know, our Letter to the Editor section this month has served primarily as an outlet for local residents to weigh in on a fire district disconnection referendum that will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. On that day, voters in the northeast section of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to Run for Fund supporters

On behalf of the Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO, we would like to thank all those who were a vital part of our recent Run for Fund fundraiser. We would like to specially recognize Meijer and Dick’s Sporting Goods for their donations of raffle prizes, along with the Elburn Herald for their continued support. With the… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Corn Boil Committee donates to community

This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee is proud to be able to give back $14,000 to various community groups and organizations after a successful event this summer. Corn Boil President Jean Lindsey on Oct. 16 will present the donations to a variety of community organizations. The Corn Boil meeting and presentation ceremony will… Keep Reading

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Letter: Elburn American Legion Auxiliary honored for donation

The Elburn American Legion Auxiliary was honored recently at the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois convention as the unit with the third-largest monetary donation to the National Veterans Creative Arts Program (NVCAP). Elburn Unit 630 received a certificate of appreciation. The purpose of the NVCAP is to recognize veterans for their creative accomplishments, and… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Celebrate with some Class in a Glass

Declining temperatures notwithstanding, October is typically an excellent month for local weekend activities and fundraisers. So if you’re looking for something fun to do on Saturday, Oct. 11, consider “classing” things up with a trip to the inaugural Class in a Glass wine-tasting event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elburn and Countryside Community… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Just say no to disconnection referendum

There will be a referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot about whether to disconnect and transfer territory from the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District to the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. I felt it was critically important for effected residents to really understand the issue. What I found out alarmed me, so… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Celebrate the second annual Kindness in Kaneland Week

Last fall, we helped announce the creation of Kindness in Kaneland Week—seven days of programs and celebration meant to promote friendship, respect, happiness and, most important, anti-bullying, in the Kaneland community. The collaboration between organizers and the Kaneland School District was unquestionably a success, as it helped put forth a message that went above and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for another successful Fun Fest

For over 15 years, Maple Park Fun Fest has provided the community with an extraordinary way to celebrate summer’s end. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the last free festivals in the area, working as an all-volunteer, not-for-profit committee. With the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers, we were… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Get an early jump on the holiday spirit

The month of October is hardly an appropriate time to discuss anything related to Christmas (are you listening, Wal-Mart?). Nevertheless, we want to mention that a fundraiser for Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove 2014 will take place later today. The pork chop/chicken dinner, catered by 5-B’s, is available from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Elburn Fire Department

The Elburn Fire Department would like to thank the community for the generous support of our pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sept. 7. All the money raised is going to help two of Elburn Fire Department’s own firefighters who recently had children with significant medical problems and expenses. We were able to serve approximately 1,000 people.… Keep Reading

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Letter: Support the Sugar Grove Harvest Market

September is traditionally the best month for harvesting the tastiest tomatoes, juiciest fruits and healthiest broccoli and cauliflower. And tables at the Sugar Grove Farmers Market are overflowing with onions, peppers and greens. We conclude our season with the Harvest Market on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. The market… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Support the Family Bingo Knight and Silent Auction

by Kimberly Bartkowiak Secretary, Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) PTO feels very fortunate to have the support of our local community for our fundraisers. Fundraising allows us to purchase great items for our students and school, such as playground equipment, library books, iPads, assemblies, field trips, bike racks and… Keep Reading

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