All posts by Elburn Herald

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    Girls basketball looks to sleigh field at 2 tourneys

    Photo: Junior Ally VanBogaert and the Lady Knights basketball team trek to Ottawa and Dixon during the holiday break. Photo by Patti Wilk Lady Knights hitting double shot of Ottawa and Dixon gatherings KANELAND—At 4-4, the Lady...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Wasco Diamonds 14U clinic set for Dec. 28

    ELBURN—The Wasco Diamonds will present a 14U clinic on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the softball diamond located at 707 Herra St. in Elburn. A pitching and catching clinic is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Softball tryouts, clinics approaching fast

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball (WGFSL) registration for the 2014 Spring/Summer season begins Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration is open to all girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no out-of-district fees. Players develop their skills with the...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Dec. 19 sports recap

    JV Bowling Dec. 11 vs. Streator—The Lady Knights only had two competitors, so no team score was kept. Kayla McDuffee bowled a 323 series with a 132 high game, while Natalie Barnhart bowled a 282 series with...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    WCC’s Wagner garners 200th career coaching victory

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball head coach Dana Wagner collected her 200th career coaching victory as the Lady Chiefs hung on to defeat the St. Ambrose University Junior Varsity 73-68 on Sunday, Dec. 8. Waubonsee improved...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A response to the Kaneland School Board’s vote to raise taxes

    As the Bible tells us, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to Elburn Metra Station decorator

    I would just like to thank whoever decorated the Elburn train station for Christmas. We took the train last Sunday and it was very cheerful. I’m sure most riders feel the same. Also I checked and it...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • ‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

    ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • The Longest Night

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host The Longest Night Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. The Longest Night Service is a time to experience...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • ‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

    Elburn—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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    KHS’ Madrigal Feaste: a 36-year tradition

    Photo: KHS senior Kayla Hedgren performs a solo during the KHS Madrigal performance at the Sugar Grove Library Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland High School Madrigal Feaste performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13,...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • FVCC honors October Students of the Month

    MAPLE PARK—The Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) announced its Students of the Month for October. Kaneland students earning the honor included Jacob Aguilar (Welding I), Kathryn Leonhard (Graphics II), Joseph Mendoza (Electrician II), Alexander Ochoa (Fire Science...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Tickets still on sale for United Center matchup with Geneva Jan. 4

    The Kaneland boys basketball team will be playing Geneva at the United Center, before the Bulls game against the Atlanta Hawks, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65 and will get you admission...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Dec. 12 sports recap

    Girls JV Bowling Dec. 5 vs. Dixon—Freshman Grace Lindgren led the way for the Lady Knights against visiting Dixon with a 321 series at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. Freshmen Kayla McDuffee and Natalie Barnhart bowled a...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Donald J. ‘Don’ Mulligan

    Donald J. “Don” Mulligan, 79, of Elburn, formerly of Maggie Valley, N.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill.,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Vicki Zerby Frew

    “Well, folks, apparently I have accomplished my purpose in life and have moved on. Sorry to report, I still have no idea what my mission was. “However, I am grateful for all the blessings of this life,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Taize service Dec. 12

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Avenue (Rt. 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Letter: Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters contribute to tornado relief fund

    The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters on Dec. 4 sent a check to the Washington Community High School Tornado Relief Fund for the band and drama departments. The Boosters thank the Kaneland performing arts community for its generous...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

    ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • ‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

    ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    Elburn—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations from families and businesses to use in...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

    Aurora—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Dec. 13, at MorningStar Church in Aurora, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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  • SG seeking applicants for Board of Police Commissioners

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Board of Police Commissioners consists of three members that are appointed by the village president with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The powers and duties of this board are limited to making...

    • Posted December 9, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted December 7, 2013
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  • Phyllis Liss

    Phyllis Liss, 76, went home to Heaven, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Fountain Hills, AZ. She was born November 23, 1937. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Survivors include her husband, Charles...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • WCC CAD Program awarded grants to expand partnership, outreach

    SUGAR GROVE—The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) program at Waubonsee Community College has been awarded two grants to help the college improve its partnership with a local high school and to improve efforts to market the program...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Kindness Campaign aims to CARE at Park District

    SUGAR GROVE—Renee Dee, founder of Peak for Kids, will bring the Kindness Campaign to the Sugar Grove Park District before-and-after-school CARE program. Dee was recently a guest speaker at the CARE programs at John Shields Elementary School...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 seeks community service opportunities

    ELBURN—Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 is looking for local community service opportunities for our scouts in grades 1-5. If your organization could use some assistance with projects, events, etc., contact elburncubscouts@gmail.com.

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Online learning provider names WCC Top 50 Partner

    AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Workforce Development Department has been named among the top 50 institutional partners of ed2go, a leading provider of online learning for adults. The company works with more than 2,100 colleges, universities and other organizations...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Kaneland educators, staff honored by ASQ

    KANELAND—Two teams from Kaneland schools were recently honored at the American Society for Quality Education Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. As a part of their annual conference, ASQ recognizes teams of educators who have worked together to advance...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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