All posts by Debbie Behrends

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    Kaneland grad publishes first novel

    CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.—Peter Gallanis, a 1980 Kaneland High School graduate, remembers the moment he knew he wanted to become a writer. It happened while he was sitting in then-KHS teacher Laurie Erdmann’s journalism class. Gallanis went on...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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    Painting the town purple for epilepsy awareness

    Photo: Alexa Hill of Hill’s Country Store is hoping to raise funds for epilepsy awareness with a fundraiser for the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Hill is selling purple lollipops for $1 each, as well as a gift basket...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Inaugural Elburn Chowdown a success

    ELBURN—The weather, the people, the board of directors—everything and everyone came together to make the inaugural Chowdown at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center a success. The event, which took place on Sunday, served several purposes—it was...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Local firefighters burn donated house for training

    After using a donated house to train in for about a year, firefighters from Elburn and Countryside, Kaneville and Big Rock trained with live fire before burning the house to the ground on June 28. “We’ve been...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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    Community Center to host Chow Down July 13

    ELBURN—Take a look at the family calendar. Nothing scheduled for Sunday, July 13? Bring the whole gang to the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., for an old-fashioned community picnic known as the Chow...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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    Fagel book recognized by peers

    SUGAR GROVE—Without even knowing his book was under consideration, Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel has been recognized for writing the book of the year by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). “I’m shocked, happy, flabbergasted—pick an...

    • Posted June 28, 2014
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    Society celebrates Benton House anniversary, Long family

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville Historical Society’s open house on Sunday recognized the 20th anniversary of the relocation of the Benton House, and the Long family. Society president Karen Flamand said the open house is conducted each year in conjunction with...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    Parish prepares for Pentecost with candlelight prayer vigil

    Photo: Members of St. Gall Catholic Church recently held a vigil in celebration of Pentecost. Courtesy photo by Donna Doherty submitted to ELBURN—With new ministry comes new ideas, and St. Gall Catholic Church bore witness to...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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    Local church provides four-legged comfort

    Photo: Chloe, a comfort dog from Lord of Life Lutheran Church in La Fox, gets love from some young dancers during a recent party at Dreams Dance Academy in La Fox. Photo by Debbie Behrends LA FOX—Chloe...

    • Posted June 8, 2014
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    Dance teacher assists with ‘bucket list’ wish

    Photo: Jenny O’Brien, owner of Dreams Dance Academy in La Fox, assists Cammy Babiarz in crossing an item off her bucket list by helping her tap dance. Photo by Debbie Behrends LA FOX—The “tappa-tappa-tappa” of a dozen...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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