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Aug. 6 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 • Daniel R. Fashoda, 22, of the 100 block of Noelle Bend, Lake in the Hills, Ill., was charged at 2:50 a.m. on July 25 with driving under the… Keep Reading

Events/Golf/Sugar Grove

Aiming high at the Amateur

It’s not too late to check out the 2015 Western Amateur, taking place this week at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Santiago Gomez (left) of Colombia, hits his first tee shot of the day during the openings rounds of the tournament Tuesday. Both general admission and parking at the event will be free of… Keep Reading

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Summer reading finale at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—The Elburn Town and Country Public Library will host its annual summer reading grand finale party on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. to mark the culmination of the library’s “Read to the Rhythm” program. Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Library volunteers will serve Ream’s National Grand Champion beef wieners from… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KHS marching band camp 8-4-15-1

Photos: The beat goes on

The Kaneland High School marching band camp began this week at KHS, and continues next week. The Kaneland Marching Knights traditionally appear at all home football games, march in parades, and participate in competitions. The 2015 Marching Knights (above) practice their marching skills at Tuesday’s camp at KHS. The Marching Knights drum line (right) works… Keep Reading


A new tradition

Homecoming parade to rotate between local communities MAPLE PARK—Officials from the Kaneland School District attended the Maple Park Village Board meeting Tuesday to inform the village of the upcoming homecoming parade, and plans to rotate the event between the villages that comprise the School District. Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras said she wanted to… Keep Reading


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

From the Editor's Desk

2015 Kaneland Publications survey

To our readers and website visitors, Our mission is to help strengthen the connections within our Kaneland communities. To help us better achieve that mission, we will continually ask for feedback from you, in a variety of forms and on a wide range of topics. We’ve recently made a large number of changes: the launch… 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


A passion for seniors

Fox Valley Older Adults serve the senior community SANDWICH—Imagine a place where you can drop in for a game of cards, a hot nutritious lunch, a round of Nintendo Wii bowling or a breakfast with the guys. Or, as a caregiver to an elderly parent, imagine a place where you can leave mom or dad… Keep Reading


Kane County Coroner to start cold case review initiative

KANE COUNTY—Kane County Coroner Rob Russell recently announced that he is starting a systematic review of previous Kane County Coroner cases for compliance with updated scientific and forensic standards. This new initiative was generated from a request made by former coroner candidate Dr. Bob Tiballi. Tiballi brought forth a case that he believed was inaccurately… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Handle with care

Elburn Herald reporter Lynn Meredith this week reported on a topic that as of late has received much attention locally: senior care. We took a look at Rachel’s Day Services in Aurora, where adults who require special care can go during the day, and the Active Adult Senior Center in Sandwich. Both care services fall… 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


Forest Preserve District seeks job applicants

GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks applicants to fill open positions. Available positions include preserve maintenance worker, safety health and training coordinator part-time, wildlife technician part-time, naturalist intern/seasonal, maintenance-field operations seasonal, campground attendant seasonal and trades seasonal. The preserve maintenance worker will mow and maintain district open space areas; remove fallen trees/branches; insure… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Aug. 5

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Lunch Bunch will host a summer picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at noon in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a hamburger, pasta salad, corn, cookies and beverages. The cost of the meal is $7, and all retired persons are invited… 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

Sugar Grove

A citizen like no other

Photo: Sandy Bohler displays the Citizen of the Year award, which was awarded posthumously to her husband Bob. Photo by Julie Walker Former village trustee Bohler posthumously receives 2015 Citizen of the Year Award by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—In an emotional display during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil’s opening ceremony on Friday evening, the late… Keep Reading

Regional/Sugar Grove

An honor 40 years in the making

Photos: Vietnam veterans were honored during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil opening ceremony on Friday evening. Many shared some of their experiences returning home from Vietnam. Photos by Julie Walker Sugar Grove Corn Boil honors Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war’s conclusion by Tony Scott SUGAR GROVE—With the joyful sound of a carnival in… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Corn, games and fun o’ plenty

Sugar Grove community enjoys 2015 Corn Boil SUGAR GROVE—The annual three-day Sugar Grove Corn Boil festival provided lots of food, bands and fun last weekend for the many people who traveled from the Kaneland area and beyond to visit Sugar Grove’s Volunteer Park. Saturday turned out to be a sweltering day, and not all went… Keep Reading

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