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Laura Gampfer Clara S. Dedication at ECC-11

Friends, family, community gather to remember Stonecipher

Photo by Laura Gampfer Dedication plaque, portrait unveiled at Elburn Community Center to honor longtime village pillar ELBURN—The remembrances of Clara Stonecipher, longtime matriarch of the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, are a mixture of love, admiration and a humorous acknowledgement of her straightforward approach to life. Stonecipher’s friends and family, as well as members… Keep Reading


Park place

Elburn may soon have access to Batavia Park District programs, facilities at resident rates ELBURN—Elburn residents might soon have the opportunity to participate in Batavia Park District programs at the resident rates. Village Administrator Erin Willrett on Monday introduced the possibility to Village Board members. Through an intergovernmental agreement between Elburn and Batavia, effective Oct.… Keep Reading


The 2015 Elburn Days Car Raffle is here

The grand prize for this year’s Elburn Lions Club Elburn Days Car Raffle is your choice of any 2015-16 Chevy car or truck (not to exceed total cost of $40,000 MSRP) or $30,000 cash. Second prize is $2015 cash and third prize is $500 cash. The raffle is limited to 3,850 tickets at $20 each.… Keep Reading


Thanks, but no thanks

Elburn board rejects Forest Preserve’s request to purchase Patten property ELBURN—Representatives of the Kane County Board and Forest Preserve District attended Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting to again plead their case to the village regarding the preserve’s potential purchase of the Patten property along Route 47. In the end, the board voted against permitting the… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Maple Park

An undisputed heavyweight

Photo: Bryan Kenney (left) works with Elburn Herald reporter Lynn Meredith on rip training at the new Pound4Pound facility on Main Street in Maple Park. The new location can be reached at (815) 827-0055. Photo submitted by Pound4Pound Fitness to Elburn’s Pound4Pound Fitness helps transform lives, opens Maple Park location ELBURN/MAPLE PARK—In October 2014,… Keep Reading


A scholarly approach

Daniel Hammermeister (right) of Elburn recently received a $500 small business scholarship from Pat Hill of Hill’s Country Store. It was the first given by Hill, with the plan to award the scholarship on an annual basis. Photo submitted by Pat Hill to Keep Reading


Missing ice cream sign brings out the best in Elburn

ELBURN—Alice’s Place and her ice cream cone sign have a special place in the hearts of people in the Elburn community and beyond. So, the business took it personally when someone stole the ice cream cone off its roof. “Alice’s Place is an icon here in the community,” Elburn resident Dave Broz said. “It’s a… Keep Reading


Meet the first responders of Elburn

ELBURN—Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) has 24 full-time firefighters and 30-40 part-time fire fighters serving the community. The staff’s 24-hour shifts are filled with training maneuvers, business safety inspections, and of course, saving lives. These dedicated firefighters and paramedics live and work together to provide service to the community in whatever way they… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer ECC Chow Down 7-12-15-11

Chow Down 2015 raises more than $700

ELBURN—The 50 to 60 visitors on Sunday who took a chance on the weather were rewarded with a good time at the second annual Elburn and Countryside Community Center Chow Down. “A lot of people thought it was going to rain, but we proved them wrong,” Community Center volunteer director Kristen Damolaris said. “We had… Keep Reading


Fawn makes good recovery at Wildlife Center

ELBURN—A fawn brought to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) in May after being hit by a car is making a good recovery. The young male, who had been attempting to follow his mother across a roadway, suffered a hairline fracture and a deep gash on his leg during the collision. For the past two… Keep Reading


Family affair

Elburn couple’s passion for fitness, nutrition leads to creation of family business ELBURN—When Elburn resident Shawn King and her husband, Tom, decided to embark on a quest for a healthier lifestyle, the two unknowingly stumbled across a passion that would soon become a career for their entire family. “My husband and I started doing races… Keep Reading


Keeping it clean

Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 held its summer roadside cleanup on Saturday. Scouts and their parents cleaned the 1.5-mile stretch on Hughes Road, from Bunker Road to Fabyan Parkway. Elburn Troop 7 cleans the area three times each year. Among the different groups throughout the stretch of road included Jackson Marler (from left), 11, of… Keep Reading


Photos: Giving back before the game

The Kaneland High School baseball team helped unload the monthly food drop from the Northern Illinois Food Bank to the Elburn Food Pantry on July 9. The team showed up at 8 a.m. and was able to finish the job before heading out to a game in St Charles later that morning. Photo submitted by… Keep Reading


‘Sethtastic’ scavenger hunt July 25

ELBURN—A “Sethtastic” Scavenger Hunt will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 8 a.m., and conclude Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m., at Elburn Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St.,Elburn. This year’s Sethtastic Scavenger Hunt will challenge all ages to try something new and travel to places unknown; it will encourage them to do something good… Keep Reading

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Chess camp at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—A three-session chess camp will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 27, 29 and 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library The camp is open to students and adults in the Fox Valley. Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early at the library. No… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How… Keep Reading


Looking sharp

A pair of sandhill cranes were spotted on Kenmar Drive in Elburn on Sunday. Numerous pairs of sandhill cranes migrate into Kane County each spring to nest and raise their chicks. The average height of an adult is 3-5 feet, with a weight of 6.5-14 pounds and a wingspan of 5-6 feet. Keep Reading


July 16 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 • Ascencion Maldonald, 45, of the 12N000 block of Hilltop Road, Elgin, was charged at 4:47 p.m. on July 9 for speeding (38 mph in a 25 mph zone)… Keep Reading


Golf courses say ‘rain rain, go away!’

Rain dampens links in June ELBURN, SUGAR GROVE—According to the National Weather Service, the Kaneland area received 11.31 inches of rain in June—nearly 7 inches above normal. Indoors, many area low-standing homes and lots of basements have suffered flooding. Outdoors, it’s had a big effect on local golf courses. “When it rains on the weekends,… Keep Reading

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