All posts by Patti Wilk

About Patti Wilk

Patti Wilk is a freelance photographer for the Elburn Herald. You can reach her at
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    Photos: It’s senior night

    Kaneland High School hosted its Senior Honors Night for the class of 2014 May 22 in the KHS auditorium. A host of scholarships and awards were presented in the categories of Memorial, Organizational, Departmental and Academic including...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    Kaneland honors its own

    The first round of Kaneland 2014 Hall of Fame inductions took place Monday at Kaneland High School. Christine Heath (right) was honored for Personal Achievement and presented with her award by Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler. Gary...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Breaking ground, forging relationships

    Sugar Grove officials break ground Monday for the village’s new Ace Hardware and Pet Supply store. Kevin Geary (above, from left), trustee Mari Johnson, Sugar Grove Ace Hardware and Pet Supply owner Mark Driscoll and Village President...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Photos: A night at the races

    Elburn Chamber of Commerce Winter Dinner, “A Night at the Races,” was held at the Elburn Lions Club Saturday. Pat Hill (left) of Hill’s Country Store received the Member of the Year Award, and Annette Theobold (right)...

    • Posted February 14, 2014
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  • Hawks honor two local high school seniors

    GENEVA—The Fox Valley Hawks honored its seniors Sunday, which included an Elburn and a Sugar Grove resident. Kaneland senior and Elburn resident Mike Potvin, an assistant captain and left wing, started playing hockey at age four, plans...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Photos: Kaneland cold front

    The weather has been a topic of interest locally and nationally the past week, thanks to heaps of snow and -40 degree windchill temperatures. A farm on Harter Road, north of Perry Road and just outside Kaneville,...

    • Posted January 9, 2014
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    Photos: The magic of madrigal

    Court jester Mitch Bateman leaps out of fright into the Wizard’s (Ben Mitchinson) arms during the Kaneland Madrigal Feaste performance on Saturday evening. More photos will load below:

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    SG Corn Boil gives back

    On Oct. 17, Jean Lindsay (left), the president of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil organization, presented checks to various community groups, including Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, Father Robert Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church of...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    Photo Gallery: 2013 Knights Under the Lights

    Photos from Thursday, Aug. 22.

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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    Photos: Cole’s Crew takes to the streets

    Julie and Dan Rutter of Sugar Grove organized, and then facilitated this year’s Chicago NF (neurofibromatosis) Walk, which was held at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in Geneva this past Saturday. They partnered with The Children’s Tumor Foundation,...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Photos: Sugar Grove tees off

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Photos: Flying through the air

    Pole vaulters from around the district gathered the first three weeks of June for the annual Kaneland Pole Vault Camp. The camp began with two weeks of “free” vaulting, followed by the official camp, which was held...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Photos: 45 miles of Boy Scouting adventure

    Elburn Troop 7 spent three days canoeing and camping on the Flambeau River in northern Wisconsin in early June. The Scouts began thier journey at Nine-Mile Tavern in Park Falls, Wis., and covered 45 miles of water,...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Photos: It’s Pony League time

    Nolan Watts (right) of SG Pony Team 1 pitches to a West Chicago Pony Nationals player Saturday. Matthew Noel (below) of Sugar Grove Pony Team 3 pitches to the West Chicago Pony Cubs player. The Cubs forfeited...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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  • Photos: Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony

    The Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony was held inside at the Elburn American Legion, due to wet conditions at Blackberry Cemetery. Since the event was held indoors, some of the traditional activities, such as the arade, cannon fire,...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • Kaneland’s got talent

    The 12th Annual Kaneland Talent Show, was held Friday at the auditorium.

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • Photo: Winter tan

    Couture Tan in Sugar Grove opened in December 2012. On Thursday, they held a ribbon cutting and customer appreciation day at the new business on Route 47.

    • Posted February 15, 2013
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  • Madrigal magic

    The Kaneland High School Madrigals presented their annual Madrigal Feaste on Dec. 14, 15 and 16, in the high school cafeteria. This is the 35th year of the Kaneland Music Department‘s Renaissance Dinner.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Photos: Here’s the steeple

    Father Bob Jones (left to right), Scott Resetich and Keith Rich, both of Rich Harvest Farms, and Ted McCannon, building committee chair, cut the ribbon for the St. Anthony Chapel at Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in...

    • Posted November 30, 2012
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  • Photos: A night on the town

    Kaneland High School presented its performance of "You Can't Take It With You," a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, on Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the High School auditorium.

    • Posted November 22, 2012
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  • Photo: Walking for fitness

    All students at Kaneland McDole Elementary School participated in the National Walk to School Day on Oct. 3.

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Working at the carwash

    The Kaneland Knights Volleyball car wash was held on Aug. 18 at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center. Here, the girls clean a Rolls Royce that pulled in for a wash.

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • High kicking

    The Sugar Grove Park District holds Zumba classes several times a week in the summer and in the fall at the Prairie Building.

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • Happy campers

    Photos from the Kaneland High School track and pole vault camps at the high school. Photos by Patti Wilk

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Relay for Life

    "Relay for Life," an overnight fundraiser, was held at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva on Friday to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    • Posted June 29, 2012
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  • It was green for miles …

    The Elburn Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf outing at Hughes Creek on Thursday. The Chamber raises money at this annual event to bring more activities to the Village of Elburn.

    • Posted June 15, 2012
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  • Closest to the Pin

    KHS wrestling coach Monty Jahns tees off during the Kaneland Boys Basketball Program 3rd Annual Golf Outing, which was held on Saturday at Bliss Creek Golf Club in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • Congratulations Class of 2012

    Kaneland High School’s Class of 2012 held their graduation ceremony on Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Class President was Ashlyn Slamans, and Class Valedictorian was Malory Groen.

    • Posted June 8, 2012
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  • Trivial pursuit for a cause

    Attendees of the McDole Trivia Night and Fundraiser plan their silent auction bids. The event was held Saturday at Open Range Grill/Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 11, 2012
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  • Cooking at Kaneland

    The Cooking For Kids event was held Saturday at Kaneland High School in Maple Park. Food from professional and amateur chefs was provided, and the public voted on the best appetizer, entree and dessert.

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • New beginning for WSB

    West Suburban Bank, located at 522 Route 47 in Sugar Grove, held a ribbon cutting and after-hours event on April 18. Following the ribbon cutting, there was a plaque ceremony, refreshments and networking.

    • Posted April 27, 2012
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  • Be prepared

    Members of Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7, working on their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, participated in a mock "search and rescue" exercise held at Elburn Forest Preserve the morning of April 14.

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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