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Laura Gampfer Kaneland 5th grade choral concert 4-7-15-4-2

Photos: Colorful choral

The Music Department of Kaneland presented the eleventh annual Fifth Grade Choral Festival in the Kaneland High School east gym on Tuesday. The students practiced together during the school day to prepare for the event. The concert was conducted by Rachel Shershen of Harter Middle School. Students wore T-shirts representing their school: Blackberry Creek in… Keep Reading


Craft show also provides awareness

SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host a craft show and awareness event from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive. The event is free, and child care is available. While it is a fundraiser for the organization, fundraising chair Pam Sorenson said the event… Keep Reading


Fundraiser aids Kaneland employee

ELBURN—When one suffers a tragedy, they learn who their true friends are. And Arnulfo Garcia is learning he has a lot more friends than he ever imagined. Garcia, a Kaneland custodian for 15 years—at Blackberry Creek Elementary School for 10 years—lost his Aurora home to a fire on March 9. The only people home at… Keep Reading


Hill receives best birthday present ever

KANEVILLE—Kaneville resident Pat Hill recently received what was, in her words, the best birthday present ever. After six months of chemotherapy, Hill received news from her cancer doctor on Feb. 20 that she had no more measurable levels of cancer. Hill struggled with the language of cancer as she tried to explain what “measurable levels”… Keep Reading

Columns/Janet Lagerloef

Brown eggs revisited

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove I was going to share my secrets for a scrumptious pot roast in this month’s column, but minutes after “Of Roosters and cream puffs” came out last month, my dad and an old friend of mine called to remind me of two old brown-eggs stories they… Keep Reading

April 7, 2015/Kaneland

Election: April 7 Kaneland School Board ballot change

KANELAND—There has been a slight change to the order the candidates for the Kaneland School Board will appear from Voter Infotmation Guide that was included in the Elburn Herald’s March 12 edition. The ballot printed in the Voter Information Guide was a sample ballot, and a new ballot will sort the candidates by township rather… Keep Reading

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Kaneland hosts a Knight of Performance

Photo: During the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters third annual Knight of Performance at Kaneland Harter Middle School on March 14, Kaneland High School student Noble Hwang plays the cello. Photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—From soloists to the Kaneland String Ensemble, a number of student-performers had the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a… Keep Reading


Photos: Science smarties

Area students, including many from the Kaneland School District, participated at the NIU Science Fair March 21. The Kaneland students represented about 19 percent of students from the northern region of Illinois who earned the opportunity to attend the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Science Fair at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. Lauren… Keep Reading


Photos: STEM turns to STEAM at Kaneland Harter Middle school

Fermilab’s Jerry Zimmerman (aka “Mr. Freeze”) and NIU’s STEM visited Kaneland Harter Middle School March 16. The Kaneland Arts Initiative added art to science for the evening, going from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Brandon Murr (above), 4, of Sugar Grove, smiles through a magnified shield.… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

SG resident disputes water bill

SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Vishal Malhorta came before the Village Board on March 17 to dispute his water bill for the month of December 2014 and January 2015. Malhorta stated that he thought his meter was running fast and that he was not receiving an accurate reading for those two months. “I have not received… Keep Reading

Carrie Martinelli (left) and Carrie Ottum

Signature Real Estate opens in Elburn

ELBURN—For Carrie Ottum, broker and owner of Signature Real Estate Professionals, there was a multitude of reasons to open up a new location in Elburn. “I had an opportunity with a local lender and I was looking to expand,” Ottum said. “There was a need (for this type of business) in Elburn, and I thought… Keep Reading

April 7, 2015/Kaneland

Election: Kaneland School Board

Eight candidates will vie for four open Kaneland School Board trustee seats on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. Jerry Elliott Jerry Elliott is one of four non-incumbent candidates seeking a seat on the Kaneland School Board on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot. Elliott believes his business experience provides insight into school business transactions… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 7

If you’ve read our pages the past two weeks, you’re aware of the fact that the Kaneland community is in the thick of several contested races, including Elburn and Kaneville village boards, Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Board, Waubonsee Community College (WCC) Board, and last but not least, Kaneland School Board. We’ve spent the… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: In opposition of certain School Board candidates

I’ve been following the Elburn Herald letters section prior to the Kaneland School Board election, and have really appreciated, in particular, comments made by Laura Furco of Sugar Grove and Dennis Ryan of Elburn regarding Tony Valente, a current Kaneland School Board member and candidate for re-election. Ms. Furco pointed out that board member Tony… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The real meaning of public service

Is it public service or politics that bring people to run for office to serve their community? When a person takes office, for whatever slot, it should always be to serve the public,not have the public serve them. As we look at the numerous offices that are being selected in this April’s elections next week,… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: In support of Thomas Reynolds

I served with Thomas Reynolds as trustee on the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) Board. Tom is a good listener and he takes everyone into consideration as we work together to plan for the future needs of our fire and ambulance services. Tom understands how precious the tax dollars are that support the… Keep Reading

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