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Friends, new acquaintances, conversation at monthly senior gathering

BLACKBERRY TWP—The conversation was lively at the August Blackberry Township senior get-together last Wednesday. Although several illnesses and vacations resulted in lower attendance, those who came enjoyed the time just to talk. “This is just as much fun as playing games,” Elburn resident Linda Bunce said. “That’s what nice about it (the get-togethers). It’s very… Keep Reading


Jump start the anti-bullying

Kaneland Harter Middle School held a Jump Start program for incoming sixth-graders from Aug. 10-14. Jeff Bean, a Woodridge, Ill., police officer with the Act on Bullying organization, spoke with students on Tuesday about bullying and cyber-bullying. Keep Reading


Photos: ‘Band’-ing together

Harter Middle School’s band camp for incoming sixth-grade students was held Aug. 3-13. Students enjoyed six days of instrument classes and concluded with two days of full band rehearsal and outdoor activities. Clarinet players Patrick Gampfer (from left), 11, of Elburn, Andrew Packard, 11, of Sugar Grove, and Daniel Lodina, 11, of Montgomery, take part… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KBC kindergarten park 8-10-15-5

Park place

Several incoming Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed meeting and playing together at the school park on Monday in Elburn. Allainna Siwy, 5 of Elburn, shows off her balancing skills. A few members of the Kaneland class of 2028 pose. Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Pulling strings

Puppeteer Dave Herzog performed at the Sugar Grove Public Library Saturday. The program was part of the library’s summer reading program grande finale. Herzog entertains children with his marionette show at the final summer 2015 reading program event at Sugar Grove Public Library. A sneak peak of the marionettes lined up behind the stage as… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Aug. 19

KANEVILLE—The next Kaneville Lunch Bunch meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a pot roast sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a brownie and beverage. The cost of the meal is $7. For reservations, call… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Elburn

Lords and ladies of the dance

M&M Dance students enjoyed hip hop and ballet classes on Aug. 6 at the Elburn studio. M&M Dance offers classes for ages 2.5 and older in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, modern, lyrical, hip hop and musical theater. Camden Smith, 4, of Elburn, practices his freestyle moves. Olivia Staudacher, 7, of Elburn, shows… Keep Reading


Block party

The second annual Lance Avenue street party in the Blackberry Creek subdivision was held on Friday. Residents decorated bikes, jumped in a bounce house, received fire truck and ambulance tours from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, and enjoyed old-fashioned Good Humor ice cream from the Good Humor Man. Proceeds from the ice cream sales… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting Aug. 17

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The meeting’s featured program will be “Back Ground Resources” by Kelly Bodnar, and will discuss how to find info about anything. The program was intended to take place during the… Keep Reading


Come sail away

Cardboard boat race to take place Saturday in Aurora AURORA—The 13th annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora. According to Fox Valley United Way (FVUW) Director of Administration Deborah Collins, the boat race event is not a fundraiser, but rather a… Keep Reading


Pomp and circumstance

Kaneland High School achieves high graduation rate in Illinois, per report by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland High School has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, according to a recent survey. The Hechinger Report released a compilation of nationwide graduation rates from 2013. Kaneland ranked fourth in the state of Illinois at 97.7 percent,… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2015-16 school year technology update

KANELAND—The 21st century has seen rapid changes in technology that have changed the way people live. It has also changed the way people learn. School budget line items for textbooks and workbooks have been replaced with Chromebooks and e-books. Paper report cards, standardized tests, and assignment notebooks are no longer the norm. Parents and students… Keep Reading


Future stars

Photos: Western Amateur winner Dawson Armstrong and Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course owner Jerry Rich pose with the prestigious George R. Thorne trophy. Photos by Julie Walker Armstrong wins Western Amateur in playoff by Chris Walker SUGAR GROVE—The world’s top amateur golfers assembled in Sugar Grove last week at Rich Harvest Farms to compete in… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SGH Guest Editorial: Making a P.A.C.T.

by Shannon Halikias Sugar Grove Library director I had a jaw dropping moment in May, and it made for one of those great days “at the library office” where you feel like giving a small fist pump of victory in the air while saying “Yes!” A gentleman walked into my office to ask me what… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Blaze of glory

We make it a point at the Elburn Herald to celebrate the career of any local firefighter when they wind down their career toward retirement. We have an opportunity to do just that this week, as Fire Marshal Alan Isberg will call it a career this Friday following 35 years and 10 months of service… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from the Bohler family

The Bohler family would like to thank everyone for acknowledging Bob as the 2015 Citizen of the Year. He loved all the challenges that came his way. We would like to thank the Corn Boil Committee for renaming the fireworks the “Bob Bohler Memorial Fireworks at Corn Boil”; the village of Sugar Grove for recognizing… Keep Reading


Slippery when wet

Spill on Route 47 last week slippery, not hazardous ELBURN—The cap on a tanker truck traveling northbound on Route 47 around 2 p.m. Aug. 6 malfunctioned and fell off, causing approximately 30 gallons of hydraulic fluid to spill on the northbound lane of Route 47 near Keslinger Road. The Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, Police… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Inspiration not far from home

Photo: Kelly McCarty poses with her children Joey McGlynn (from left), 9, Kylee McGlynn, 12, and Macklen Tomcheck, 4. Family photo by Alexis Logan Tragedy to one Sugar Grove resident brings business idea and inspiration to many by Suzanne Flynn SUGAR GROVE—Kelly McCarty is someone everyone should know. She is a mom, an esthetician, an… Keep Reading

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