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Kaneland’s Johnson new boys basketball coach at West Aurora MAPLE PARK—The West Aurora High School School Board approved the appointment of Brian Johnson as its new head boys basketball coach on Monday. Johnson had been the head boys coach at Kaneland High School for the past six years, where he won two conference championships and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 4843

On behalf of the Elburn Lions Club, I’d like to thank Girl Scout Troop 4843 of Sugar Grove for its generous donation of 2,213 books to the Elburn Lions for Literacy program. Troop 4843 consists of 11 Girl Scouts, and they organized a book collection at John Shields Elementary School from March to May 2015.… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Farewell to the Elburn community

After 30 years of serving the community with Dr. Hansen at his dental office in downtown Elburn, as well as the past several months with Dr. Brej, I thought it was time for me to take a step back from the field and leave the practice. I want to make sure that I thank everyone… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you to Thatcher

On behalf of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, I would like to thank Gavin Thatcher of Campton Hills for all of his hard work at Station No. 2 in our Fire District. Gavin excels as a Boy Scout in Troop 80. As an Eagle Scout project, he came up with the idea, and… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Knight Run canceled

The 2015 Knight Run, sponsored by the Kaneland Foundation, has been canceled. Due to the heavy rains that have occurred and will continue all week, the Kaneland Foundation must cancel the 2015 Knight Run scheduled for Friday, June 19. Course conditions would be treacherous at best, and we do not want to jeopardize the safety… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you for supporting our veterans

As the parent company of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, Health Care Service Corporation is proud to partner with the Elburn American Legion Auxiliary Unit 630 to support and honor our veterans. In addition to distributing 1,000 poppies—graciously provided to us by the Elburn American Legion Auxiliary—among our five states (Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Introducing the Sugar Grove Herald

In a continual effort to better represent the Kaneland community and its municipalities, the Elburn Herald is proud to announce its new Sugar Grove Herald publication, which will debut on Thursday, July 2. A project with roots dating back to as far as 2001, the Sugar Grove Herald newspaper will devote the majority of its… Keep Reading


Elburn residents to see lower electric rate in August

ELBURN—Elburn residents will see a new, lower rate on their electric bill, beginning in August. According to a press release from the village, when Com Ed released its new annual rate, beginning this month, the projected rate of 7.13 cents per kilowatt hour was lower than the negotiated Elburn aggregation rate of 7.32 cents per… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market returns

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market is returning for its 14th year, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the market. Organizer Pat Graceffa said the weekly Saturday market began with four volunteers. A couple of years ago, the volunteers got burned out and turned it over to a management company. “That nearly destroyed… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel celebrates namesake’s 90th birthday

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel, born in Chicago on June 8, 1925, would have been 90 years old on Monday. Accordingly, Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill in Elburn held an all-day celebration in honor of its namesake. Gaedel, born with dwarfism, grew to be only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighed just 65 pounds. During World War… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove

Search continues for Corn Boil Medallion

SUGAR GROVE—The good news is that this year’s Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion search has already outlasted last year’s brief campaign. This is the eighth year in which the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee has hosted a public medallion search. The medallion is made of glass and emblazond with the likeness of Bob Carroll, who… Keep Reading


Eddie Gaedel requests variance for live entertainment

ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill owner Annette Theobald recently requested a variance from the village of Elburn that would allow her restaurant to feature live entertainment and dancing. Although the space within the venue doesn’t allow for a separate dance floor, Theobald said she wants to leave that option in the variance description. “You can’t… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks members

SUGAR GROVE—Holiday in the Grove Committee seeks additional members. The committee has already begun planning this year’s event, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. The residents of Sugar Grove and surrounding towns look forward to each year’s Holiday in the Grove event, and the committee has tried very hard to keep up the tradition.… Keep Reading


Elburn Days Craft Fair booth deadline extended

ELBURN—Still thinking of displaying your talents at the Elburn Days Craft Fair this August? The Elburn Chamber has extended the deadline for booth reservations. For more information or to have an application emailed to you, call the chamber office at (630) 365-2295 or visit www.elburn.com. This year’s Elburn Days Craft Fair will take place Friday,… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Looking super

The Sugar Grove Public Library kicked off its summer reading program Saturday with activities and fun for both children and adults. Kids joined in the Super Hero Training Camp and made a superhero mask, cape and other crafts. Horse lovers enjoyed Horse Heroes, a special live horse demonstration with four horses and their riders. And… Keep Reading


Kaneland upgrades student management system

Kaneland—As part of Kaneland’s ongoing commitment to effective communication, School District 302 will offer an upgraded student management system to district families. With increased access to relevant student information, parents can stay up to date on important aspects of their student’s performance, such as attendance and grades. Not only will the new system increase the… Keep Reading

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