All posts by Stefanie Frazier

  • School Board discusses tentative Tax Levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland community on Monday had the chance to weigh in on the tentative Tax Levy recently proposed by the Kaneland School Board. The requested amount is $52,210,825, and includes operating levy amounts and bond and interest...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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    Knights Armory gives back

    KANELAND—Samantha Garcia, a Kaneland High School senior, recently shared some advice to a first-grader. However, the first-grader wasn’t enrolled in the Kaneland School District. Rather, Garcia’s words traveled to a low-income neighborhood in St. Louis, Mo. “I...

    • Posted November 3, 2013
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  • Dripps-Paulson receives Women of Distinction Award

    KANELAND—Maria Dripps-Paulson is a Sugar Grove resident, executive director of the Kaneland Arts Initiative, and a recent recipient of the Women of Distinction Award, given out by Kane County Magazine She said she’s not too sure what...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • Marching Knights represent family, unity

    KANELAND—John Briggs, clarinet section leader of the Kaneland High School Marching Knights, gave a pep talk to his bandmates on a recent chilly evening during band rehearsal on the track of Kaneland’s Peterson Field. The speech followed...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • School Board approves tentative tax levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a tentative property tax levy. Not all board members were on board with the decision to approve the levy amount of $52,210,825, however, as Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente voted...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • Kaneland athletic director resigns

    KANELAND—Kaneland Athletic Director Leigh Jaffke has stepped down from her position. Jaffke turned in her letter of resignation prior to the Kaneland School Board’s meeting on Oct. 16. She had served as the district’s athletic director for...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • SB mulls hot lunch program

    KANELAND—Hot meals will be whipped up and delivered via vans to Kaneland elementary schools if the Kaneland School Board gives the green light. The possibility of having a hot lunch program at the elementary school level was...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Rachel’s Challenge sets example outside of the classroom

    KANELAND—Dylan Calabrese is an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Harter Middle School, and a plays on the 11U Kaneland Black Knights team of the Kaneland Youth Football League. Two weeks ago, Calabrese and some of his teammates strolled into...

    • Posted October 18, 2013
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  • Kaneland plans to ‘unleash the awesome’

    KANELAND—Moments before the second annual Kaneland State of the District presentation on Monday evening, students virtually took center stage on a big screen in front of the red curtain in the Kaneland High School Auditorium. The High...

    • Posted October 12, 2013
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  • School Board approves ‘blended learning’ IGA

    KANELAND—The plan for Kaneland School District to collaborate with other local school districts got a literal thumbs-up vote at a Kaneland School Board meeting in early September. On Monday, the board officially approved the intergovernmental agreement for...

    • Posted October 5, 2013
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  • Kindness Campaign makes its mark on Kaneland students, community

    KANELAND—Annie Dybas is an eighth grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School who recently learned a lesson that kindness can make a difference to fellow students. “If (students are) in the hall walking in the hall alone or...

    • Posted October 4, 2013
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    KBC students learn about ‘Japan Connections’

    Photo: Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary third-grade teacher Bob Barth and ELL teacher/director Katie Henigan are co-teaching about communities and cultures in a Social Studies unit. This is a display to go along with their current teachings on...

    • Posted September 21, 2013
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  • School Board welcomes new member

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board has had a vacant seat since last month. It’s now filled. All board members present on Monday agreed to appoint Peter Lopatin to the position. Board Vice President Teresa Witt was absent from...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Gimme a ‘B’ … plus

    MP Fun Fest representative grades festival’s latest outing MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest 2013 had the parade, live bands and entertainment to qualify as a success. But how did the Fun Fest Committee feel about this year’s...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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    Elburn couple enjoy fruits (and vegetables) of labor

    ELBURN—Carol Clulow has a spot she aims to frequent once a week to get fresh produce to take home. Clulow, an Elburn resident, goes to the Strom Family Farm veggie stand in Elburn. “It’s organic, for one,”...

    • Posted September 1, 2013
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  • School Board discusses ACT scores

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday received news regarding the Kaneland High School class of 2013’s ACT scores. This is the first year that the results showed comprehensive student data that incorporated students that received extra time...

    • Posted August 31, 2013
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  • SG Library celebrates 50 years

    SUGAR GROVE—Marissa Christensen has found a place that opens up her world. This place is the Sugar Grove Public Library. Christensen, a 15-year-old Sugar Grove resident, likes to read mysteries and suspense stories. “It’s just a place...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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  • SG Village Board approves intergovernmental agreement with IDOT

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted to authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation. This agreement is subject to attorney review but would essentially be an improvement project for Dugan and...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Elburn Days’ 84th installment a success

    ELBURN—Food, fun, music and lots of people are the ingredients that made up last weekend’s 84th annual Elburn Days. David Broz, president of Elburn Lions Club, spoke positively about the festival that is the club’s biggest fundraiser...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • MPPD eyes top spot in Special Olympics fundraising competition

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta wants to bring home a huge honor to the village: the Flame of Hope trophy. If the Maple Park Police Department raises the most money for Special Olympics Illinois this...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • SG Village Board listens to resident concerns

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board trustees on Tuesday listened to the concerns of village resident Patty Smith, who spoke about how someone’s vehicle had blocked her driveway during last month’s Corn Boil. “Luckily I was off work...

    • Posted August 9, 2013
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  • SG Twp discusses proposed park

    SUGAR GROVE—Al Markus was one of more than a dozen in attendance at the Sugar Grove Township Board meeting Monday. Markus, a Sugar Grove resident, stood up to express his favor of a proposed community park. “I...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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  • National award winners in attendance at KSB meeting

    by Stefanie Frazier KANELAND—Kaneland High School alums Nicholas Messina, Marshall Farthing and Stephen McCracken represented the Fox Valley Career Center during Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting and presented information about the computer science program they did at...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • KSS Elementary roof repairs may extend into school year

    KANELAND—John Shields Elementary School has been under construction to repair its roof. Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business for the Kaneland School District, on Monday told the board that the repair project should be finished by...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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