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Elburn Community Center kicks off Jinglepalooza

Photo: Jake and Sara Lynch (left) of Elburn, take their two daughters, Sophie, 4, and Stella, 2, on the Polar Express Elf Train. The train ride pulled guests through a maze of holiday cutouts and inflatables around the Community Center grounds. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—A good time was had by all at the Elburn… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Kaneville

Hill cancer benefit tops $50,000

At Saturday’s ‘Give Back to Pat’ event at Fisherman’s Inn, the Kanville Community Child Center students made Pat Hill (above, right) a quilt, which was presented by Kathy Kovach. Photos submitted by Laurie Hannula to kbeebe@elburnherald.com ELBURN—”Spectacular,” “awesome” and “amazing” are just a few of the adjectives Pat Hill used to describe the benefit that… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn Lions Raffle winners

ELBURN—The following people won $25 in the Elburn Lions Calendar Raffle for December 2014: Lynda Singer, Alyx & Grandpa, Jan Halsey, Ron Bowgren and Nancy Wilkis, Leeza Corirossi, Linn Dierschow, Michele Montalbano-Milett, Rob & Tom, Jessica Jablonski and Carol Herra, all of Elburn; Jillian Keifer of Cortland; Elburn Seniors and Renee Hall of Maple Park;… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn 2015 Consolidated Election candidate filing period

ELBURN—Candidates for the Elburn 2015 Consolidated Election may file their nominating petitions with Elburn Village Clerk Diane D. McQuilkin at Village Hall 301 E. North St., Elburn, during the following dates and times: • Monday, Dec. 15 – 7 to 8 a.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 17 – noon to 1 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 20… Keep Reading

Elburn

Friends of the Library hold Christmas raffle

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library held its Christmas raffle on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the library. The drawing was supervised by Joan Hansen, Friends of the Library executive vice president. The winning tickets were drawn by Friends member Marilyn Overgaard. The winners of the Summer Sophisticate 1995 Barbie were Greer and… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneville

Community to ‘Give Back to Pat’ Saturday

KANEVILLE—When describing the generosity of donors to the Give Back to Pat benefit, organizer Jennifer Long can’t help herself. The word “amazing” pops up repeatedly. Give Back to Pat, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Fishermen’s Inn, Elburn, is a benefit for Kaneville Village President and business owner Pat Hill. Proceeds… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Photos: Frozen tundra

The annual Thanksgiving Day flag football game at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, organized by Jeff Walter of Elburn, saw 20 athletes brave the cold and snow. Each was asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Elburn Food Pantry. Jeffrey Walter Jr. (below, center), 13, of Elburn, runs with the ball. Jeff… Keep Reading

Elburn

Village passes 2014 levy

ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a tax levy of $824,000 for 2014. Village Finance Director Doug Elder told the board there has been a slight uptick in the Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) since last year. Elder said that although the village won’t know the exact amount until the spring of 2015, so… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn Community Center to host Jinglepalooza

Elburn—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center will host its inaugural Jinglepalooza event on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. This year’s event will host many family favorites, including photos with Santa, the Polar Express Elf Train, life-sized Candyland, martial arts demonstrations, wildlife interaction, cookie decorating,… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

Group seeks to teach gratitude by example

ELBURN—All children are born with a sense of charity and compassion. Like any other desirable trait, it’s up to parents to see that it grows. A recently formed group at John Stewart Elementary, Attitude of Gratitude, is currently encouraging charity and compassion with projects children can understand. An early project, before the group was formally… Keep Reading

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Elburn Pottery at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library recently announced availability regarding its Elburn Pottery fundraiser. The pottery fundraiser was unveiled during last weekend’s Elburn Christmas Stroll. Daily orders are already coming in for the pottery. “(The pottery is) custom made by a local artisan,” said Amy Vidlak Girmscheid, History and Genealogy Collection coordinator, at The… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Elburn Stroll celebrates 20 years with a few changes

Photo: Lucia Ariola, 10, Sophia Lisberg, 9, and Audrey Salamon, 10, wear their Rudolph balloon hats created by Magic Matt the Magician at the Town and Country Public Library during Saturday’s Elburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll. Photo by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—Elburn’s Christmas Stroll, on a new day and time this year, drew a good… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

Photos: Kaneland Krier takes over the Elburn Herald

Kaneland Krier staff editors on Tuesday visited the Elburn Herald office to take part in World Teenage News Takeover, a month-long initiative meant to encourage news companies to hand over some editorial and creative control to young people. The Krier members during their visit learned editing and web design techniques, and had an opportunity to… Keep Reading

Elburn

Nov. 13 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • A bike was stolen from the bicycle rack at John Stewart Elementary School sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The bike, a candy apple red Dirt Style… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Regional

Elburn’s Fire District remains intact

Photo: Fox River Fire/Rescue Chief Greg Benson (right) speaks to those in attendance at an informational meeting on Oct. 29 at Fox River Station No. 1 in Wasco. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information to residents, like Vince Kelley (below), who live in the petition area regarding the Referendum to Disconnect and… Keep Reading

Elburn

Familiar face fills Hastert’s Village Board seat

ELBURN—The person appointed to take trustee Ethan Hastert’s seat on the Elburn Village Board will be a familiar face to many: former trustee Craig E. Swan. Swan previously served on the board for 14 years, from 1995 until 2009. After filling in for a half-term and three additional terms, Swan decided not to run again.… Keep Reading

Elburn

Swap and Shop returns to Elburn

by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—A local group of Christian moms, known as Authentic Moms, will host its biannual Swap and Shop event on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. The swap event began eight years ago between a group of moms from the same church. “We thought… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

Photo: Check, please!

The grand opening celebration and ribbon ceremony for Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts took place Monday morning. Elburn’s Dunkin’ Donuts managers Noe Zacurias (left) of Geneva and Martin Ramirez (right) of West Chicago, Ill., present a check to band director Aaron Puckett in the amount of $500 for the Kaneland High School Music Department. In return, the… Keep Reading

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