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Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration, Literacy Fair Feb. 27

KANELAND—The Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration and Literacy Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The registration schedule is as follows: students with last names beginning with the letters A-H, 8 to 9:30 a.m.; I-O, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; P-Z, 11… Keep Reading


A fond farewell

Town and Country Library Youth Services director to retire in February ELBURN—When Dwayne Nelson first came to work at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library 12 years ago, becoming the Youth Services director wasn’t even on his radar screen. Nelson had spent the past 25 years working as a corporate research librarian for various… Keep Reading


Blackberry Twp. residential taxpayer workshop

NORTH AURORA—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will offer a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the North Aurora Fire Station No. 2, located at 2201 Tanner Road, North Aurora, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on the property tax cycle, how assessments are developed and how to… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Regional

Volunteers needed for Fox Valley Hands of Hope

GENEVA—Fox Valley Hands of Hope (FVHH), a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers for its Adult and Children Bereavement Programs, as well as bilingual volunteers. Volunteers provide emotional support, offer respectful caring and non-judgmental listening while providing a healing presence to clients and… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Lending a paw

Sugar Grove resident receives seeing-eye dog SUGAR GROVE—Baseball radio announcers see the game for their listeners. Harwell, a 20-month-old, red fox Yellow Labrador retriever, sees for Sugar Grove resident Jim Janisch. If a dog ever had the perfect name, it’s got to be Harwell. He’s named after the late, longtime announcer of the Detroit Tigers,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove


Minardi Chiropractic Center building demolished following property purchase SUGAR GROVE—Those who have recently driven on Route 47 in Sugar Grove may have noticed that something’s gone missing. The Minardi Chiropractic Center building, located at 125 S. Route 47, was recently leveled. Dr. Joseph Minardi, who has resided in Yorkville for more than 20 years, is… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Pack 107 $350 club party-1-4

Photos: Fun night for $350 club

Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 held a bounce house and basketball party at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School on Jan. 8, for the $350 Club, which is for Scouts that sold $350 or more of popcorn during a fall fundraiser. Over 40 Scouts from Pack 107 achieved this honor. Keep Reading


So long, Ray

Longtime Kaneville Public Library director to retire this summer KANEVILLE—Kaneville Public Library Director Ray Christiansen will retire this summer after serving the Kaneville community for over a decade. Since 2005, Christiansen has worked closely and diligently to transform the services and opportunities offered within the Kaneville Public Library. “I handle all of the ordering of… Keep Reading


Is recycling worth it? Setting the record straight

by Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator KANE COUNTY—Have you ever wondered whether recycling is worth it, or perhaps heard someone say that they think that recycling is not viable, or that cities pay more money for recycling programs than they would to just landfill everything? Recently, there have been articles that devalue recycling published… Keep Reading


‘Illinois Manufacturing Excellence’ grant will help Kane businesses grow

KANE COUNTY—A new $25 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant to the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center will help Kane County manufacturers grow and compete. The funding, which was awarded by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, includes an initiative to help small businesses keep up with technology changes in the industry. It… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Better business through networking

Sugar Grove Chamber addresses important issues at monthly membership meeting SUGAR GROVE—Every month, the Sugar Grove Chamber hosts a monthly membership meeting and brings in a speaker to address issues relevant to small businesses, corporate employees and the community as a whole. The meetings are open to all residents of Sugar Grove, not just chamber… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

Editorial: A farewell to two special friends

The Elburn Herald this month will bid adieu to two very important employees: Carly Shaw and Leslie Flint. Carly, our circulation, business and human resources manager, joined our team just over 10 years ago at a time when we were in desperate need. Carly had to jump into the deep water right away and learn… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch gathering Jan. 20

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Lunch Bunch’s next gathering will take place Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11:45 a.m. in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a homestyle meal of ham, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, fruit salad, cheesecake and beverages. The cost of the meal is… Keep Reading


By the numbers

Board of Education highlights financials, future plans by Molly Benstein KANELAND—Finance and the future were popular topics during the Kaneland School Board meeting on Monday, with a focus on a recently completed financial audit, as well as updates from Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden and Associate Superintendent for Business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs regarding district committee meetings.… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why am I running for Kane County Auditor?

The recent articles in the Daily Herald about the auditor’s belated discovery of supposed credit card abuse by county employees and elected officials is just one of many issues that have plagued the Auditor’s Office. While only the last fiscal year was evaluated, the alleged abuse has gone on since the current auditor was elected.… Keep Reading


Remember the Future to perform at KHS

MAPLE PARK—Remember the Future, a group composed of Kaneland High School students, will host a concert on Friday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Kaneland High School auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. The group features rock, jazz, fusion, funk and art as part of the performance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and admission is… Keep Reading


Star Wars movie night in Kaneville Jan. 16

KANEVILLE—A Star Wars movie night will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in the gym at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The evening’s feature film is “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” The event will feature free pizza, popcorn and raffles for kids, as well as… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Field of Dreams hosts equine first aid seminar

MAPLE PARK—Dr. Trisha Lewis, DVM, will present an equine first aid and wound care seminar on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., at Field of Dreams’ Silver Spur Ranch, located at 45W223 Lees Road in Maple Park. The program costs $20, and participants will learn how to prepare, react and handle emergency situations, when to… Keep Reading

Events/Faith/Sugar Grove

Family dinner and movie night Jan. 29

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. in Sugar Grove, invites the community to attend their free Family Dinner and A Movie Night on Friday, Jan. 29. Dinner will start at 6 p.m., with hot dogs, chips and drinks provided. Visitors are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert. The movie,… Keep Reading


FVWC Zanies Fundraiser Jan. 28

ST. CHARLES—The Fox Valley Wildlife Center (FVWC) will host a fundraiser that is sure to be filled with laughter. On Thursday, Jan. 28, at Zanies Comedy Club, located at 4051 East Main St., St. Charles, the FVWC will receive 100 percent of the ticket sales as comedian John Caponera takes the stage. Caponera, known for… Keep Reading

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