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Top 10 stories from 2014 on ElburnHerald.com

Our most-viewed stories of 2014 Tragedy and new beginnings dominated our 2014 top-ten most-viewed stories on ElburnHerald.com. 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

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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

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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

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A letter from Maple Park Family Fund Committee

The Maple Park Family Fund Committee would like to share some information with you so you will know what you have helped provide for our families seeking assistance during the holidays and Christmas. • Food from the Maple Park Turkey Drop was shared with 16 families consisting of 96 people total. Each family received two… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A letter regarding Kaneland’s tax levy

I wrote my previous Letter to the Editor this time last month. As I was saying then, I continue to request Kaneland School Board and administration to join our other county and local taxation containment programs. It is a well-known fact that our local housing market and business environment is suffering from stagnant-to-declining growth. The… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A thank you from Pat Hill

A very special thank you to all who came out to support me and my family at the “Give Back to Pat” benefit fundraiser on Dec. 6. Thank you to all the many sponsors, Kris Weiss and her elite group of volunteers for putting this all together; and Mark, Patti and Linda of Fishermen’s Inn… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Answering the public’s many questions

by Renee Goier Kaneland interim superintendent of schools “Out of retirement and ready to work on behalf of the children of Kaneland.” That was my focus in September when the Kaneland Board of Education appointed me interim superintendent. I will fill that role on a part-time basis for this school year. Most of my responsibility… Keep Reading

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Community comes through for Elburn resident

We featured a story last week detailing the theft of a Christmas light projector from Elburn resident Frances Kitz, and the special meaning the device holds for Frances and her family. Our initial hope upon running the story was that a local resident would come forth with some information regarding the whereabouts of the projector.… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Community helped make Jinglepalooza a success

We want to thank the community for their attendance and support of the Elburn and Countryside Community Center’s first annual Jinglepalooza event, held Friday evening. The Elburn Herald has hosted its annual Candyland event—in which we create a life-sized Candyland game for area kids and those who are kids at heart—for 18 years. Up until… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Performing Arts Boosters give thanks

Often overshadowed by turkey, pumpkin pie and watching football, taking time to reflect on why we’re thankful is truly the meaning of Thanksgiving. The moment that Thanksgiving ends, the frenzy for holiday shopping begins and we forget why we are thankful. The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters is thankful for the support and dedication of parent… Keep Reading

Community Corner

The spirit of giving at the library

by Shannon Halikias Library director, Sugar Grove Public Library The spirit of giving is alive and well at the Sugar Grove Library in actions and deeds. This month we are collecting non-perishable items for Between Friends Food Pantry of Sugar Grove. Patrons may freely donate, or we will waive $1 in fines for every quality… Keep Reading

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Send us your Elf on the Shelf photos

Each December, countless households celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday by taking in a cute little elf. He’s not just any elf, however—he’s the Elf on the Shelf. And his sole purpose is to spy on children (on their parents’ behalf, of course) and make sure they’re behaving and deserving of the presents Santa Claus will… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Let’s get ready to Jinglepalooza

Those in attendance last Saturday for the Elburn Christmas Stroll might have noticed that the Elburn and Countryside Community Center was absent from this year’s downtown event. Fans of the Community Center’s Stroll activities in year’s past can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as the center will host its inaugural Jinglepalooza event on Friday,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to food drive contributors

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the volunteer staff of the Elburn and Countryside Food Pantry, we want to sincerely thank the Elburn Fire Department for having a food drive at Elburn Jewel-Osco on Nov. 18 to support the Elburn Food Pantry. We received a huge amount of food when it was needed… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Performing Arts Boosters give thanks

by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters Often overshadowed by turkey, pumpkin pie and watching football, taking time to reflect on why we’re thankful is truly the meaning of Thanksgiving. The moment that Thanksgiving ends, the frenzy for holiday shopping begins and we forget why we are thankful. The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters is… Keep Reading

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