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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


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


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


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 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


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


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 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


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 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


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


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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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 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 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


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


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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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


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

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