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Letter: Thank you from the Seals family

The Seals family would like to give a special thank you to Annette Theobald and Elburn’s American Legion Hall and members for organizing Meagan Seals fundraiser benefit on Feb. 21, and for all their hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank family, friends and the community members who helped make this fundraiser… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A look ahead at Kindness Campaign 2015

Thank you to the Kaneland community and the Elburn Herald for support of the Kindness Campaign over the past couple years. We are very excited about the 2015 Kindness Campaign in October. With this support, we have been able to raise quite an awareness to certain social and emotional issues in our schools, groups and… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Start your spring cleaning with a book donation

SUGAR GROVE—Donald J. Fee, DDS Family Dental Care, located at 26 W. Cross St. in Sugar Grove, partners with Bernie’s Book Bank, and the duo currently seek book donations. Bernie’s Book Bank collects gently used children’s books for at risk infants, toddlers and school age children. Donations can be dropped off at the Family Dental… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A look into video gaming machine numbers

It has been over two years since the first video gaming machines became operational in Illinois, and the results may be surprising. In the first 27 months of operations there were over 19,182 terminals that reported $972.5 million in net terminal collections. Of this total, approximately $243.1 million went to the state’s Capital Projects Fund… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Guest Editorial: The importance of enrichment

by Donna Tate Director of Education Programs, Fox Valley Wildlife Center Man for centuries has enjoyed viewing wild animals in captivity. The first major example of exotic animals housed in a zoo-type setting occurred around 3000 B.C. The Egyptians maintained these collections because many of the animals had religious significance. Additionally, possessing them was viewed… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park amends village code

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday unanimously passed a motion to amend Title 5 of the Village Code of “Public Health and Safety,” adding Chapter 10, “Medical Cannabis.” By virtue of this motion, the village will have to reexamine various other areas, such as zoning chapters. “Before the bow gets put on, we… Keep Reading


Wild Encounters Storytime at Elburn Community Center

ELBURN—Wild Encounters Storytime sessions with the Fox Valley WIldlife Center will take place this spring at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn. Initial session classes are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, April 16 and April 30, May 7 and May 21. Second-session classes will take place June 4 and… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Village Board talks budget

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday reviewed its expenses for 2014 and discussed its budget for 2015-16. Village Finance Director Pat Chamberlin led the discussion, highlighting revenue from 2014. “Utility tax was a lot higher last year with it being a colder winter,” Chamberlin said. “More people were using their natural gas. The… Keep Reading

Maple Park

Maple Park honors Sergeant Hodges

MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta during Tuesday’s Village Board meeting recognized Sergeant Clarence Hodges, who entered retirement following his final day of duty on Feb. 27. Hodges’ replacement, Sergeant Tony Ayala, was introduced during the board meeting, with Acosta stating that Ayala will be a great addition to the rank structure. “I accept… Keep Reading


Performing Arts Boosters to present Knight of Performances

KANELAND—The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters will present the third annual Knight of Performances barbecue dinner on Saturday, March 14, 5 to 8 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School,1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. A variety of student musicians and performers from both Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School will be on hand to provide entertainment… Keep Reading

Ayden Doucette, 4, of Sugar Grove, plays with a communication touch tap program on an iPad. 						              Photo by Lynn Logan

Kaneland hosts technology ‘playdate’

KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Feb. 23 held an Interactive Technology Playdate at Kaneland Harter Middle School. During the event, the school’s cafeteria was a tech playground, with plenty of computers on display and Kaneland teachers and staff serving as presenters. They spoke about how the technological tools are used in the School District’s classrooms.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Avenue J brings ‘Seussical’ to life

SUGAR GROVE—Six weeks of rehearsals and four performances of “Seussical” were a test of the waters in Sugar Grove, according to Jennifer Madziarczyk of Avenue J Studios. “It was a true community theater show, with my students from all over the Kaneland School District, and adults from all over the area—Elgin, St. Charles, and as… Keep Reading

Local News

March 5 sports recap

Don’t see your results in the Elburn Herald? Have your coach email them to sports@elburnherald.com or fax them to (630) 365-2251. Boys Fr/So Track & Field Feb. 25 @ Sycamore Quad Team Scoring: Yorkville 89, Sycamore 77, Kaneland 47, Grayslake North 13. 4x800m relay: 2) Kaneland 9:31.5 4x160m relay: 3) Kaneland 1:29.36 3200m: 3) Webster,… Keep Reading

Local News

Pauline Cooper

Pauline Cooper, 84, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Pauline was born on June 22, 1930, to proud parents Gustav and Edna (Anderson) Blomberg in Harvard, Ill. She grew up on her family’s farm, just outside of… Keep Reading


Sugar Grove Meet the Candidates Night March 12

Public asked to submit questions for candidates SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Meet the Candidates Night will take place Thursday, March 12, in the meeting room of the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will be presented by… Keep Reading

Local News

Shelter opens public low-cost spay-neuter clinic

ELGIN, ILL.—If Beth Drake were to accomplish her vision of an ideal world, she could be out of a job. “Animal shelters exist largely because too many people don’t spay or neuter their pets,” said Drake, Anderson Animal Shelter’s executive director. “When pets breed, they create unwanted litters of puppies and kittens that end up… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Kaneland School Board Forum 2-19-15-10

Kaneland meets its candidates

KANELAND—Kaneland School Board candidates set to appear on the April 7 General Election ballot were on hand to answer questions during the Kaneland School Board Candidate Forum at Kaneland Harter Middle School Feb. 19. The event was organized by the Kaneland Education Association and Kaneland Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Candidates in attendance included incumbents Tony… Keep Reading

Community Corner

Selection of best board members ‘critically important’

by Renee Goier Kaneland School District interim superintendent In the next few weeks, Kaneland community voters will select four members of the Kaneland Board of Education. Four members represent a majority of the seven member board, and selection of the best board members is critically important to the success of our community’s schools. I have… Keep Reading


Photos: Seals of approval

A benefit for 5-year-old Meagan Seals of Elburn was held at Elburn’s American Legion Hall on Feb. 21. Over 300 tickets were sold and close to 200 guests were present, as Paisano’s Pizza and Grill provided an Italian beef dinner with sides. The Corner Grind donated trays of cookies, while the ladies of the American… Keep Reading

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