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Guest Editorial: Can I recycle styrofoam?

by Jennifer Jarland Coordinator, Kane County Recycles Can you recycle styrofoam? The answer is yes. But first things first—Styrofoam is a brand name for polystyrene foam, much like Kleenex is a brand name for tissues. What we are really talking about is No. 6 polystyrene, a petroleum-based plastic foam. This kind of foam is generally… Keep Reading


John Stewart clothing, toy sale

KANELAND—The Kaneland John Stewart Parent Teacher Network will host its Spring/Summer Clothing and Toy Sale on Friday, April 17, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to noon (yellow and green tags half-price from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday) at John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St., Elburn. The sale… Keep Reading


Baumruck practice celebrates 30 years in Elburn

ELBURN—Dr. Kenneth Baumruck recently recalled when he first moved to Elburn, and how the village had a population of roughly 1,200 people at the time of his arrival. “I came from a large suburb; I had no idea how a small town operated,” Baumruck said of the transition. Fast-forward to today, Baumruck’s chiropractic firm, Elburn… Keep Reading

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Meet your candidates, Sugar Grove

Event introduces candidates to local residents SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Meet the Candidates event was held March 12 at the Sugar Grove Public Library, and provided voters with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the candidates who will appear on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. Meet the Candidates was co-sponsored by the Sugar Grove Chamber… Keep Reading

St. Gall's 132nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Turkey Dinner took place Sunday. The parish opened its doors to guests to celebrate and feast in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The dinner included turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and desserts. 'O'Cheryl' Lee of Lily Lake served coleslaw. 							Photo by Lynn Logan

Good food, Good fellowship

St. Gall Catholic Church celebrates 132nd St. Patrick’s Day dinner ELBURN—For the 132nd year, St. Gall Catholic Church parishioners served their annual St. Patrick’s Day turkey dinner on Sunday, March 15. Diners who attend the dinner always have the option to sit down at the church parish hall or carry out from the Elburn American… Keep Reading


Elburn village president advocates for township road referendum

ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson took a moment during Monday’s Village Board meeting to ask everyone to “think very hard” about the Blackberry Township road referendum that will appear on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. Calling the township’s rates “the lowest road rate in Kane County,” Anderson said that as the costs for blacktop… Keep Reading


Road maintenance work set for this year

ELBURN—Residents in the coming year will see maintenance work done on nine sections of road within the village. The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved the estimate for the work, which, at $460,000, came in at $40,000 less than the original estimate of $500,000. The work will begin after the beginning of the fiscal year,… Keep Reading


Board removes obstacle for Shodeen developer to begin building

ELBURN—Elburn Station developer Shodeen will now be able to begin building homes before the Anderson Road project is complete, thanks to a revision to the annexation agreement unanimously approved at Monday’s Elburn Village Board meeting. When the village originally negotiated the annexation agreement for the development with Shodeen representative Dave Patzelt, Village Board members wanted… Keep Reading

Maple Park

HorsePower volunteer orientation April 14

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, located at Fox Chase Farm in Maple Park, will host a volunteer orientation on Tuesday, April 14. HorsePower and its growing program seek responsible and dedicated volunteers that are 14 years of age or older. HorsePower teaches creative and challenging horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical, cognitive and… Keep Reading


Kaneville seeks village clerk applicants

KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville seeks a village clerk. If interested, call Village President Pat Hill at (630) 853-9717 or email your resume to info@villageofkaneville.com. For more information regarding the position, call the village office at (630) 557-0037. Keep Reading

Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville will participate in the Great Purple Cupcake Project epilepsy awareness fundraiser from Sunday, March 22, to the following Sunday, March 29. During that time, the store will feature purple-frosted cupcakes and purple, cupcake-shaped sugar cookies for $1 each. Donors can also get their name displayed around the store by purchasing a paper cupcake. 
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Purple cupcakes for a purple store

Hill’s Country Store participates in epilepsy project fundraiser for third consecutive year KANEVILLE—For Alexa Hill and her family, participating in the “Great Purple Cupcake Project” has always been personal. “My mom’s cousin had epilepsy. I’ve always had a special place in my heart (for this cause),” Hill said. From Sunday, March 22, to the following… Keep Reading

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Family Knight a hit for Blackberry Creek PTO

The second annual KBC PTO Family Bingo and Auction Knight Fundraiser was held on March 7 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School. Hundreds of families attended the family-oriented fundraiser. Highlights included Bingo, karaoke, a magician, electronic basketball, classroom basket raffles, bids on over 150 silent auction items, bids on over 25 Teacher Time and Blackberry… Keep Reading


‘Shrek the Musical’ tickets now on sale

KANELAND—Tickets are now on sale for Kaneland High School’s spring production, “Shrek the Musical,” which will take place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., April 24-26, in the auditorium at Kaneland High School. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free of charge for preschoolers. Note… Keep Reading


School Board approves capital improvement projects

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on March unanimously approved $410,000 in capital improvement projects that will take place this summer. Capital improvements include estimated costs such as replacing the playground safety surface at Kaneland McDole Elementary School for $10,000. According to Kaneland Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs, Kaneland High School improvements include estimated costs of $10,000 for… Keep Reading


An ode to St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day has long been a popular day of business for restaurants and pubs, but when it comes to the reason (or reasons) for celebrating on the 17th of March each year, answers vary, and by a wide margin. This got us thinking about how the perception of St. Patrick’s Day changes with age,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote Kerry, Lopatin, Pavlak, Witt on April 7

The Kaneland Education Association Mission Statement, created in 2007, states the following: “The Kaneland Education Association serves its members by providing leadership for excellence in education.” To accomplish this task, it states, in part, that KEA will “promote positive, collaborative relationships amongst its members, administration, school board and the community to jointly help provide quality… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wake up, Kaneland community

In the Elburn Herald from two weeks ago, Dr. Renee Goier, Kaneland’s interim superintendent, outlined the traits of a good school board member. She quoted that those candidates who are able to work as part of a team, can spend time learning and come to meetings prepared, and who can keep an open mind while… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: In support of Lopatin for School Board

As a longtime Kaneland resident and the parent of three current KHS students, I am very concerned about the outcome of the upcoming School Board election. I am writing today in support of Sugar Grove candidate Peter Lopatin. I have worked with Mr. Lopatin on the executive board of the Kaneland Arts Initiative and am… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Vote Voorhees for School Board on April 7

I am writing to encourage voters to cast their ballot for long time Maple Park resident Pam Voorhees in the Kaneland School Board race on April 7. I have had the privilege of working with Pam in the business office at a larger Fox Valley K-12 school district. We collaborated on several communications pieces that… Keep Reading

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