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Pack 107 turns out for annual Pinewood Derby

MAPLE PARK—Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 turned out in full force on Friday for its annual Pinewood Derby. About 100 boys competed in the event. “This is a really big deal,” Cub Master Shelli Mullins said. “The boys get to make their car from just a block of wood with the help of their dad,… Keep Reading

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Photos: Sleight of hand

A large crowd turned out at the Town and Country Public Library for Magic Matt the Magician Jan. 22. His volunteer assistant for the day was Paige Whiteside (above), 9, of Elburn. Keep Reading

Cutting the ribbon at the newly rebranded Vital Wellness on Jan. 13 were Elburn Village President Dave Anderson (from left), Jaime Foss, Dr. Dave Foss, Jodie Elliott and Michele Weidl. Photo by Debbie Behrends
Elburn

Vital Wellness rebrands, celebrates grand re-opening

ELBURN—Vital Chiropractic has been rebranded, and re-opened, as Vital Wellness, offering a wide array of health services. Dr. Dave Foss and his staff hosted a grand re-opening celebration on Jan. 13. The event included live music, refreshments and a ribbon cutting with the help of Elburn Village President Dave Anderson. “Even the name “Vital Chiropractic”… Keep Reading

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Keeping the name alive

Dr. Hansen’s practice, legacy lives on through friend Dr. Brej ELBURN—Making sure his dental patients still had access to local dental care was one of Dr. Robert Hansen’s goals before he died, which is why he asked a long-time friend and fellow dentist, Dr. Richard Brej, to take over his practice. Hansen, who worked as… Keep Reading

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Walgreens customers aid deployed troops

  ELBURN—All it takes is one person with a good idea to benefit hundreds. Jeff Lang, manager of the Elburn Walgreens, said employee Maggie Walker recently suggested selling Hershey’s candy bars to benefit American troops deployed overseas. “One of our employees said when he was deployed in the desert, he appreciated care packages with candy… Keep Reading

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Photos: Holding court

Elburn BSA Troop 7 (right) held its 90th anniversary Court of Honor Sunday at Kaneland High School. The event included a buffet dinner, a slideshow, and full Court of Honor in which merit badges, rank advancements and special recognitions were awarded. In addition to current Troop 7 Scouts, Scout Masters and their families were also… Keep Reading

Elburn

Jan. 15 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 • Benjamin William Stiritz, 24, of the 3400 block of N. James St., St. Charles, was charged with driving without a license, operating an uninsured vehicle, possession of drug… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Kaneland

Third-grader initiates writing club at John Stewart

Photo: Paige Whiteside, 9, of Elburn, created a writing club at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. Photo submitted by Ann Whiteside to DBehrends@elburnherald.com ELBURN—Once upon a time, there was a girl named Paige who loved to read and write her own stories. Because Paige liked writing so much, she wanted to share that experience with… Keep Reading

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Elburn teen a social media sensation

Photo: Kaneland graduate Ryan Longson of Elburn has gained more than 130,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram with his videos for RyansBriefs. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Ryan Longson’s “awkward years of middle school” led him to the computer, and soon after, the start of a unique career path. Longson, 19, a 2014 Kaneland graduate,… Keep Reading

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Pack 347 on the air

Alex Whittington (right), 9, of Sugar Grove, speaks on the microphone on Dec. 30 at the 95.9 The River studio in Aurora. Promotion/Production Assistant Jeff Mastel (below) prepares the Troop to make an on-air announcement. Photos by Lynn Logan Keep Reading

Elburn

Village discusses options for records specialist replacement

ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday discussed options for replacing records specialist Michelle Frangella, who will leave her position on March 1. Frangella, a former police officer with 25 years of experience, has revamped and updated the responsibilities of the records specialist position, including managing the recording and storage of sensitive and confidential information. Elburn… Keep Reading

Elburn

Village approves Public Works truck purchase

ELBURN—Elburn’s Public Works Department will soon get a new Ford truck, including a snow plow, dump bed, hydraulics and light package. The Village Board on Monday approved purchase of the new truck, with trustee Dave Gualdoni the lone “no” vote. At $39,010, Brad Manning Ford in DeKalb was the lowest of four quotes. The total… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

Elburn Scholarship Fund grants available

KANELAND—The Elburn Scholarship Fund this year will again award grants for studies at the college level. All applications must be received no later than March 1. Eligibility for Elburn Scholarships is limited to Kaneland High School alumni and members of Kaneland’s current senior class who will attend a local community college or one of the… Keep Reading

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Elburn

A horse of a different name

by Violet Marquardt ELBURN—In the three years since it opened, Casey’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit horse rescue located in Elburn, has seen countless horses, each with a different story. As of late, it is one horse in particular whose story captured the heart of Casey’s Safe Haven founder Sue Balla. Autumn was a 38-year-old mare… Keep Reading

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Growth anticipated in Elburn in 2015

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson is hoping for good things in 2015. “Once the bridge and roadway (Anderson Road bridge) are completed, hopefully within the next calendar year, the Elburn station development will begin,” Anderson said. He’s hoping those developments will spur residential and commercial growth in the village. “We’ve already seen progress in construction,… Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn reflects on 2014 accomplishments

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently said a lot of good things happened in his community during the past year—not the least of which was surviving the Polar Vortex. “I guess probably one of the biggest things was the beginning of the physical construction of the Anderson Road project,” Anderson said. In other infrastructure matters,… Keep Reading

Elburn

Yeah, what he said!

Two popular houses on Republic Avenue in the Blackberry Creek subdivision of Elburn. One neighbor goes all out with Christmas decorations each year; the other neighbor shows their appreciation in their own way: “Ditto.” Photo by Laura Gampfer Keep Reading

Elburn

Elburn announces credit, debit card payment options

ELBURN—Beginning this week, individuals who wish to make utility bill, building permit and traffic citation payments to the village of Elburn using credit and debit cards may do so through GovPayNet. GovPayNet accepts the major credit and debit card brands for payments 24/7 on-site, online or by phone. Cardholders can make payments on their own… Keep Reading

Elburn

Theft steals Elburn resident’s Christmas joy

ELBURN—Elburn resident Frances Kitz lost her husband of 53 years when he passed away in August 2013. The two had met when she was 15 years old, and married when she turned 17. The couple moved to Elburn in 1980. Frances loved the village so much, she wrote a poem about it. The poem was… Keep Reading

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