All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Party like it’s 2009 in Kaneville

    KANEVILLE—After an eight-year hiatus from a summer festival, Kaneville is ready to party again.

    • Posted August 27, 2009
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  • Just in time

    The final walk-through of the Harter Middle School took place on Tuesday, just in time for the first day of school on Wednesday.

    • Posted August 26, 2009
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  • Kaneville talks priorities

    KANEVILLE—The Prairie Parkway, a proposed and partially funded highway intended to connect Interstates 80 and 88, and the growth of the neighboring villages remain two of the biggest concerns Kaneville residents have about the village's future.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Young golfers a focus at Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Members of the Northern Illinois University Golf Team helped golf professionals teach nearly 200 young golfer hopefuls how to perfect their swings at Tuesday's Ronald McDonald House Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour Junior Clinic.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • 3rd-graders strike out for stroke

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove third-graders Alex and Amanda Malawski threw out the first pitch at the Schaumburg Flyers baseball game on Thursday, Aug. 13, as a part of a Strike out for Stroke event.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Elburn Days offers fun for kids of all ages

    ELBURN—This year's Elburn Days offers activities and entertainment for kids as young as pre-schoolers, with a Pretty in Pink dance exhibition by students from the M&M Dance Studio.

    • Posted August 21, 2009
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  • Solheim rookies excited to be here

    SUGAR GROVE—U.S. Solheim Cup team member Kristy McPherson said they haven't had a chance to see much of the area since they arrived earlier this week, but she's not complaining.

    • Posted August 20, 2009
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  • Man’s best friend

    Sugar Grove resident Art Morrical and his dog, Cody, posed for a picture in their matching polo shirts at Saturday’s Dog Days Farmer’s Market in Sugar Grove. Photo by Susan O’Neill

    • Posted August 20, 2009
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  • 4-H is a family affair

    Sally Gorenz has been involved with 4-H since she was 9 years old. The 18-year-old Kaneland graduate is a member of the Lincoln Highway 4-H club, as well as a 4-H ambassador.

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • Community churches gather to worship

    Elburn Community Congregational Church member Kay Johnson has been coming to the outdoor church services at Elburn Days for more than 20 years.

    • Posted August 19, 2009
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  • Ready for the Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Village President Sean Michels said Sugar Grove is ready for the onslaught of visitors that begins on Monday, Aug. 17, when the 2009 Solheim Cup comes to town.

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Fire leaves SG family with nothing

    SUGAR GROVE—A fire in Sugar Grove last week left a Kaneland family homeless and two youngsters and their mom with nothing but the clothes they were wearing at the time.

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Dining with Republicans

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson chats with U.S. Congress hopeful Ethan Haster of Elburn at the recent Western Kane County Republican’s pork chop and chicken dinner, held at Elburn’s Lions Park Aug. 2.

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • Kaneland school notes

    Board members participate in self-evaluation; Board approves additional funding for Harter Road campus

    • Posted August 14, 2009
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  • New Sugar Grove library gets an A+

    SUGAR GROVE—John and Diane Kramp sat comfortably in the Sugar Grove Library's sunlit room near the stacks of magazines; John perused the latest Consumer Reports as Diane thumbed through her magazine of choice.

    • Posted August 13, 2009
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  • Farmer’s Market goes to the dogs

    SUGAR GROVE—Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to take part in the Sugar Grove Farmer's Market Dog Days of Summer event on Saturday, Aug. 15.

    • Posted August 13, 2009
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  • Local women arrested in possession of counterfeit bills

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove resident Shirley A. Ryckman, 39, of the 1200 block of Dorr Drive, was arrested at 1 p.m. on Thursday and charged with forgery for printing counterfeit bills.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Emergency plans in place for Solheim Cup

    Sugar Grove—Plans are in place to ensure that the upcoming Solheim Cup runs smoothly and efficiently, Kane County Emergency Management Director Donald Bryant told the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Aurora Sportsmen’s Club moves west

    SUGAR GROVE—The Aurora Sportsmen's Club held its last shooting event at its Sugar Grove location on June 30, and has since moved its operations west to Waterman.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Motor fuel tax funds east side street improvements

    Sugar Grove—Sugar Grove will use its 2009 Motor Fuel Tax funding to repair streets on the east side of the village.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Huge golf event expected to be a boon for business

    SUGAR GROVE—Local food vendors could have approximately 30,000 potential additional customers during the week of the Solheim Cup.

    • Posted August 7, 2009
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  • Middle school will be done in time

    KANELAND—The new Harter Middle School will open on time, Kaneland School District officials said on Tuesday. The school will open to students and their parents for a full-day open house on Thursday, Aug. 20.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Rt. 47 closed for 6 hours

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police shut down Route 47 between Prairie Street and Jericho Road between 3 and 9 p.m. on Monday after a 40,000 pound slab of concrete crushed the cab of the truck transporting it....

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Village obtains pricing through county for pavement marking

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove will utilize the Kane County Division of Transportation's purchasing program to obtain county pricing for pavement markings on several roads throughout the village.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Keep critters wild

    Fox Valley Wildlife Center wildlife rehabber and educator Kaitlin Zordan holds Summer, a 5-year-old raccoon, while she explains to a group of children why keeping a wild animal at home is not a good idea.

    • Posted August 6, 2009
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  • Developers approach Kaneville about annexation

    KANEVILLE—Long's Meadow developers recently approached the village of Kaneville with an annexation proposal after the Kane County Development Department rejected their requests for concessions on county infrastructure requirements.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Residents invited to review, comment on comp plan

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Plan Commission invites residents to an open house at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to review and comment on a draft comprehensive plan for the village of Kaneville and the surrounding planning area.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Municipal Drive done in time for Solheim

    SUGAR GROVE—Village President Sean Michels will breathe a sigh of relief on Thursday, July 31, when the Municipal Drive and Galena Boulevard extensions open for traffic, just in time for the 2009 Solheim Cup.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Batavia production highlights Kaneland talent

    Nearly half of the small cast of a locally produced play this summer share something in common—they are either Kaneland High School students or Kaneland alumni.

    • Posted July 30, 2009
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  • Wilhelm surprised by Citizen of the Year honor

    Jim Wilhelm was surprised on Friday night when he received the Citizen of the Year award at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil. “Not too much gets by me,” Wilhelm said, smiling...

    • Posted July 25, 2009
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  • Extreme green makeover in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—For two days last weekend, the St. Charles-based Aqua-scape, Inc. turned the Lakes of Bliss Woods Subdivision into an in-the-field classroom for its contractors.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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  • Team Budzyn wins again

    SUGAR GROVE—Branden and Ryan Budzyn enjoyed their lesson in Sugar Grove history, but it was their knowledge of navigation through longitude and latitude points that led them to the medallion.

    • Posted July 24, 2009
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