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One big production

A look at this year’s Elburn Days festival lineup ELBURN—One word comes to mind when considering all the activities available at Elburn Days this year: tradition. According to Elburn Lions Event Coordinator Debra Cornell, a vast majority of the events offered at Elburn Days are classic repeats from years before. “If something works, we don’t… Keep Reading


Bringing it all together

A look at the people who are working to make Elburn Days 2015 the most successful event to date ELBURN—The 86th annual Elburn Days will take place the weekend of Aug. 21-23 at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. Despite its August date, however, this year’s Elburn Days event and all of its festivities… Keep Reading


Get on your bikes and ride

Inaugural Elburn Folks on Spokes event coming soon ELBURN—Families and individuals are invited to participate in a new family-friendly event sponsored by the Elburn Chamber of Commerce: Folks on Spokes. The community bike ride will take place on Sunday, Aug. 16, and will begin and end at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 Anderson Road,… Keep Reading


New direction

Photo: Fox Valley Wildlife Center Director Laura Kirk with the resident red-tailed hawk Zihna on Wednesday. Photo by Susan O’Neill Fox Valley Wildlife Center gets new director ELBURN—Fox Valley Wildlife Center Director Laura Kirk began working as a volunteer at the wildlife center in 2011, where she started out feeding animal babies and cleaning cages.… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township senior get-together Aug. 5

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township will host its next senior get-together on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The event will last until 3 p.m., but can go later if participants are having fun. This is monthly program offers some relaxed fun and a chance to get together… Keep Reading


Faivre named Community Congregational Church scholarship winner

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn recently announced that Jeremy Faivre is the winner of the church’s scholarship, which he was awarded on June 14. The scholarship is open to youth who have been active in the church and have graduated from high school within the past two years. The scholarship was formerly known as the… Keep Reading

Focal Pointe Salon owner Karaugh Coyle of Yorkville on Monday performs eyelash extensions on St.Charles resident Carla Coyle. 
Photo by Alexis Logan

Pointe of focus

Photo: Focal Pointe Salon owner Karaugh Coyle of Yorkville on Monday performs eyelash extensions on St.Charles resident Carla Coyle. Photo by Alexis Logan Elburn waxing business prospers, offers cutting-edge service ELBURN—Focal Pointe Waxing owner Karaugh Coyle describes her shop as country, shabby chic. According to Coyle, it is by these three words that she decided… Keep Reading


Gaedel’s features live music

It was Ultimate Eddie Mary Sunday at Eddie Gaedel’s Pub and Grill in downtown Elburn, featuring Soulful Chicago pop singer Brent Brown. Scorecard buildup options included the Little Eddie burger; chicken wing, spicy pickle, shrimp, jalapeno bacon popper, Ream’s sausage stick, cheese curds, fried asparagus and onion rings. Eddie Gaedel’s bartender Bobbie Flamand (left) creates… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Hughes Creeks celebrates holes in one

ELBURN—High Creek Golf Club in Elburn on Sunday announced it has had three holes in one this month at the course. Erik Robinson of Hampshire, Ill., hit a hole in one July 3 on the 170-yard hole No. 11 from the white tees using a five iron and a Top Flite 4 ball. Jim Cooper… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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