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Letter: A trustee with training

On last Tuesday evening, I was traveling to Elburn to attend the Elburn Lions Club spaghetti dinner. While in the car, we witnessed a head-on collision at the corner of Bunker and Keslinger roads, just outside Elburn. Luckily, the person in the vehicle with me is a very active member of the Elburn CERT program,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to Christmas Stroll supporters

The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, made donations to and attended this past weekend’s Christmas Stroll. Many thanks to all the downtown businesses that were open for families to enjoy some holiday hot cocoa, goodies, crafts, bingo, soups, beautiful nativity displays,… Keep Reading


Technology workshop Dec. 7

SUGAR GROVE—School District 302 will host its next technology workshop, “Everything Google,” on Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. Kaneland’s Rick White will present a Powerpoint presentation about all the things Google can do for you. Register >> Keep Reading


Fox Valley Festival Chorus concert Dec. 5-6

OSWEGO, Ill.—In honor of its 65th anniversary, the Fox Valley Festival Chorus will present its holiday concert, “Celestial Voices,” on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25, Oswego, Ill., and on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Edgelawn, Aurora. The Chorus is under… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

SG Legion chili cook-off Dec. 5

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove American Legion, 65 First Street, will host its holiday party chili cook-off on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. The event also features an ugly sweater contest and karaoke beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. Call (630) 466-9700 for information. Keep Reading


ECFPD to participate in Toys for Tots

ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) will serve as a collection site for Toys for Tots, beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and ending Friday, Dec. 18. Toys can be donated at either of the three Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District stations: Fire Station 1, 200 E. Route 38, Elburn; Fire Station 2,… Keep Reading

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Moosheart Holiday Lights Show begins Nov. 27

MOOSEHEART, Ill.—Holiday Lights celebration returns for its sixth annual show on Nov. 27 for the first of this year’s 35-day run, which ends on New Year’s Eve. Last year, more than 10,000 vehicles drove the 1.8-mile route that winds through Mooseheart’s campus and past more than dozens of lights displays in what is one of… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township Seniors meeting Dec. 2

ELBURN—The Blackberry Township Seniors welcome all Township seniors and Kaneland community seniors to its monthly informal gathering at the Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main St. Elburn, on Wednesday Dec. 2. During the past year, Blackberry Township initiated a senior activity program that meets at Town Hall the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.… Keep Reading


Money talks

KEA, Board of Education continue teacher salary negotiations by Molly A. Benstein KANELAND—As the end of the year grows near without resolution of the Kaneland teachers’ contract, more and more community members have taken notice. The topic came up during the Nov. 9 Kaneland School Board meeting and was the primary focus of the Kaneland… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Fun Fest extends to the holidays with annual event

MAPLE PARK—The fun just keeps coming in Maple Park, thanks to the Fun Fest Committee. The festival occurs over Labor Day Weekend, but committee members give kids something to do before the holidays with the Make ‘n’ Take event. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Maple Park American Legion Post 213,… Keep Reading


Kaneland Madrigals performances Dec. 11-13

MAPLE PARK—The 38th annual Kaneland High School Madrigal dinner will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-13, with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All performances will be held in the cafeteria at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road. Dinner will be served… Keep Reading

Local News

The season of giving

Hill’s Country Store hosts various donation drives KANEVILLE—In her time as a village president, Kaneville resident and Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill has been the face and backbone of countless fundraisers and benefits. According to Hill, the desire to give back is just a part of her nature. “25 years ago, I just started… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Kaneland FUSE Open House 11-21-15-2

Photos: Light the FUSE

FUSE Gym held its grand opening and open house celebration on Saturday. Guests were able to tour the gym, ask questions about classes, equipment and memberships, enjoy food and drinks, and get to know FUSE owners, Tec and Heather Nanni of North Aurora and Jessica Humay of Elburn, and staff. Keep Reading

DCCF HP 11.16.15

HorsePower receives DeKalb County Community Foundation grant

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park recently received a $3,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore. The grant is to be utilized for the purchase of an equine shelter. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding provides dynamic and healthy recreational experiences in which individuals with special needs are able to overcome challenges and learn… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Feeling crafty

The Sugar Grove Public Library on Nov. 19 hosted a paper crafting event led by Marette Passero of Crush on Stampin’. Participants used rubber stamps to create three fun holiday projects. Suzanne Smulin of Sugar Grove has fun while making a pillow box. Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Photos: Check-mate

The Corn Boil Committee on Nov. 19 gave checks to various groups in the Kaneland community prior to the committee’s regular meeting. • $500 to Karen McCannon Lights the Tree in Town • $200 Community House • $500 Historical Society • $200 Drum Corps • $500 Township Center • $1,000 Conley Outreach • $1,250 Friends… Keep Reading

Elburn/Hometown/Sugar Grove/Swimming

Two local residents help Rosary to State title

Photo: Rosary senior Sarah Fergus (middle row, second from right) of Sugar Grove, and sophomore Camryn Streid (middle row, far left) of Elburn, were the two local residents who competed for the Rosary High School swim team, which earned its fifth State title last weekend. Photo submitted by Vicki Danklefsen to info@elburnherald.com WINNETKA, Ill.—Rosary High… Keep Reading

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