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Elburn

Block party

The second annual Lance Avenue street party in the Blackberry Creek subdivision was held on Friday. Residents decorated bikes, jumped in a bounce house, received fire truck and ambulance tours from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, and enjoyed old-fashioned Good Humor ice cream from the Good Humor Man. Proceeds from the ice cream sales… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting Aug. 17

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The meeting’s featured program will be “Back Ground Resources” by Kelly Bodnar, and will discuss how to find info about anything. The program was intended to take place during the… Keep Reading

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Events/Regional

Come sail away

Cardboard boat race to take place Saturday in Aurora AURORA—The 13th annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora. According to Fox Valley United Way (FVUW) Director of Administration Deborah Collins, the boat race event is not a fundraiser, but rather a… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Pomp and circumstance

Kaneland High School achieves high graduation rate in Illinois, per report by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland High School has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, according to a recent survey. The Hechinger Report released a compilation of nationwide graduation rates from 2013. Kaneland ranked fourth in the state of Illinois at 97.7 percent,… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Kaneland 2015-16 school year technology update

KANELAND—The 21st century has seen rapid changes in technology that have changed the way people live. It has also changed the way people learn. School budget line items for textbooks and workbooks have been replaced with Chromebooks and e-books. Paper report cards, standardized tests, and assignment notebooks are no longer the norm. Parents and students… Keep Reading

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Future stars

Photos: Western Amateur winner Dawson Armstrong and Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course owner Jerry Rich pose with the prestigious George R. Thorne trophy. Photos by Julie Walker Armstrong wins Western Amateur in playoff by Chris Walker SUGAR GROVE—The world’s top amateur golfers assembled in Sugar Grove last week at Rich Harvest Farms to compete in… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SGH Guest Editorial: Making a P.A.C.T.

by Shannon Halikias Sugar Grove Library director I had a jaw dropping moment in May, and it made for one of those great days “at the library office” where you feel like giving a small fist pump of victory in the air while saying “Yes!” A gentleman walked into my office to ask me what… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

EH Editorial: Blaze of glory

We make it a point at the Elburn Herald to celebrate the career of any local firefighter when they wind down their career toward retirement. We have an opportunity to do just that this week, as Fire Marshal Alan Isberg will call it a career this Friday following 35 years and 10 months of service… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you from the Bohler family

The Bohler family would like to thank everyone for acknowledging Bob as the 2015 Citizen of the Year. He loved all the challenges that came his way. We would like to thank the Corn Boil Committee for renaming the fireworks the “Bob Bohler Memorial Fireworks at Corn Boil”; the village of Sugar Grove for recognizing… Keep Reading

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Elburn

Slippery when wet

Spill on Route 47 last week slippery, not hazardous ELBURN—The cap on a tanker truck traveling northbound on Route 47 around 2 p.m. Aug. 6 malfunctioned and fell off, causing approximately 30 gallons of hydraulic fluid to spill on the northbound lane of Route 47 near Keslinger Road. The Elburn and Countryside Fire Department, Police… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Inspiration not far from home

Photo: Kelly McCarty poses with her children Joey McGlynn (from left), 9, Kylee McGlynn, 12, and Macklen Tomcheck, 4. Family photo by Alexis Logan Tragedy to one Sugar Grove resident brings business idea and inspiration to many by Suzanne Flynn SUGAR GROVE—Kelly McCarty is someone everyone should know. She is a mom, an esthetician, an… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events

Books for days

Annual book sale corresponds with Elburn Days ELBURN—You probably won’t find a used copy of Harper Lee’s first-published book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Elburn Days Town and Country Library used book sale, but with more than 8,000 books to choose from, you’ll probably go home with a few hidden treasures. The Library Friends… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events/Regional

Walk of a Lifetime

Elburn Scout aims to raise funds for Marklund with Eagle Scout project ELBURN—For 17-year-old Robert Simmons, joining Boy Scouts Troop 7 of Elburn has always been about helping others; whether it is a friend, family or a community. “I got involved in Scouts when my family had another family living with us, because they could… Keep Reading

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Janet Lagerloef

A Sour Cream twist to German potato salad

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets, Sugar Grove This month, I’m sharing The Catering Gourmets’ recipe for a special German potato salad we’ve served all summer long. Since this is a coveted recipe in my husband’s family, I thought I best get their permission before this article went to press. So, I did. Well,… Keep Reading

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Maple Park

Local farmer joins producer network

MAPLE PARK—As part of a multi-generational farming operation, Steve Pitstick of Maple Park can remember when his dad went to the coffee shop to “talk shop” with other farmers. But he understands that that type of sharing can be embellished, with inflated yield figures, for example. So Pitstick, as well as several hundred other farmers… Keep Reading

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Health & Wellness/Regional

Immunizations provide benefits throughout a lifetime

KANE COUNTY—August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and is used to bring awareness to the enormous impact vaccines have on improving the health of children in the United States. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious,… Keep Reading