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Letters to the Editor

Letter: In support of Kaneland tax payers on April 7

School Board member election time seems to bring out eloquent testimony on behalf of our finest community leaders. I wish we could enlist all the willing candidates to govern our educational and financial systems. We certainly need the best of minds and intentions at this time in Illinois and our Kaneland School District. As voting… Keep Reading

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Letter: In support of Gale Pavlak

I have known Gale Pavlak for the past 30 years and am fully supporting her in her quest for a second term on the Kaneland School Board. These are crucial times for our district. Gale has served these last four years as a solid, dedicated and caring Kaneland Board member. She has proven her fiscal… Keep Reading

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Letter: Appointed judge must go

In March 2014, candidate for Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit, Marmarie Kostelny, lost the Republican primary. One year later, she remains an Associate Judge in Kane County, using a political appointment to nullify the vote, and becoming the only sitting Judge in Illinois to lose an election. Political appointee Kostelny lost the… Keep Reading

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Letter: All I know is what I read in the newspapers

The recent Candidates Night held at the Sugar Grove Public Library was attended by all eight contestants for the Kaneland School District’s Board of Education. I was there, but had difficulty finding much difference between the candidates’ replies to the six questions presented by the moderator. Other than those replies, all I know is what… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Guest Editorial: Can I recycle styrofoam?

by Jennifer Jarland Coordinator, Kane County Recycles Can you recycle styrofoam? The answer is yes. But first things first—Styrofoam is a brand name for polystyrene foam, much like Kleenex is a brand name for tissues. What we are really talking about is No. 6 polystyrene, a petroleum-based plastic foam. This kind of foam is generally… Keep Reading

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Letter: Vote Kerry, Lopatin, Pavlak, Witt on April 7

The Kaneland Education Association Mission Statement, created in 2007, states the following: “The Kaneland Education Association serves its members by providing leadership for excellence in education.” To accomplish this task, it states, in part, that KEA will “promote positive, collaborative relationships amongst its members, administration, school board and the community to jointly help provide quality… Keep Reading

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Letter: Wake up, Kaneland community

In the Elburn Herald from two weeks ago, Dr. Renee Goier, Kaneland’s interim superintendent, outlined the traits of a good school board member. She quoted that those candidates who are able to work as part of a team, can spend time learning and come to meetings prepared, and who can keep an open mind while… Keep Reading

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Letter: In support of Lopatin for School Board

As a longtime Kaneland resident and the parent of three current KHS students, I am very concerned about the outcome of the upcoming School Board election. I am writing today in support of Sugar Grove candidate Peter Lopatin. I have worked with Mr. Lopatin on the executive board of the Kaneland Arts Initiative and am… Keep Reading

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Letter: Vote Voorhees for School Board on April 7

I am writing to encourage voters to cast their ballot for long time Maple Park resident Pam Voorhees in the Kaneland School Board race on April 7. I have had the privilege of working with Pam in the business office at a larger Fox Valley K-12 school district. We collaborated on several communications pieces that… Keep Reading

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Letter: Time for new faces on WCC board

Thanks to the Elburn Herald for co-sponsoring a Meet the Candidates night event last on March 12 at Sugar Grove Public Library. For those candidates who chose to participate, thank your for your willingness to meet your voters. For the candidates who couldn’t be bothered to attend, even if running without opposition, shame on you… Keep Reading

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Letter: Thank you from family of Lou Drendel

The family of Lou Drendel would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to everyone who offered kind words, support and such generous donations after mom’s passing. We were truly overwhelmed by the effort so many people made to let us know just how much she will be missed. Special thanks go to Father Tim for… Keep Reading

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Letter: Thank you from the Seals family

The Seals family would like to give a special thank you to Annette Theobald and Elburn’s American Legion Hall and members for organizing Meagan Seals fundraiser benefit on Feb. 21, and for all their hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank family, friends and the community members who helped make this fundraiser… Keep Reading

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Letter: A look ahead at Kindness Campaign 2015

Thank you to the Kaneland community and the Elburn Herald for support of the Kindness Campaign over the past couple years. We are very excited about the 2015 Kindness Campaign in October. With this support, we have been able to raise quite an awareness to certain social and emotional issues in our schools, groups and… Keep Reading

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Letter: A look into video gaming machine numbers

It has been over two years since the first video gaming machines became operational in Illinois, and the results may be surprising. In the first 27 months of operations there were over 19,182 terminals that reported $972.5 million in net terminal collections. Of this total, approximately $243.1 million went to the state’s Capital Projects Fund… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Guest Editorial: The importance of enrichment

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center Man for centuries has enjoyed viewing wild animals in captivity. The first major example of exotic animals housed in a zoo-type setting occurred around 3000 B.C. The Egyptians maintained these collections because many of the animals had religious significance. Additionally, possessing them was viewed… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Selection of best board members ‘critically important’

by Renee Goier Kaneland School District interim superintendent In the next few weeks, Kaneland community voters will select four members of the Kaneland Board of Education. Four members represent a majority of the seven member board, and selection of the best board members is critically important to the success of our community’s schools. I have… Keep Reading

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