All posts by Susan ONeill

  • KHS principal resigns

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School principal Tony Valente's departure this week leaves the district short on time to find an appropriate replacement for the coming school year, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jeff Schuler said Monday.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Progress continues on Mallard Point drainage issues

    Several months ago, the village hired engineering firm Trotter & Associates to study the wetlands and retention pond to determine the reason for elevated water levels and flooding in the Mallard Point area.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • MFT money to repair Neil and Stanley roads

    SUGAR GROVE—Neil and Stanley roads will be repaired this year with 2009 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Program dollars, based on the Sugar Grove Public Works Department's evaluation of all village streets.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Village Board reviews LED sign regulations

    SUGAR GROVE—Village Board members reviewed a revised draft of a new LED sign ordinance that will soon be implemented for Sugar Grove organization and business buildings.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Lions Club crosses fingers on fireworks

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Lions Club still hopes to raise enough money for a fireworks display during this year's Corn Boil in July.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    Bliss, Merrill road construction reaches milestone; Limited paver stones available for purchase

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Eggleston Kane County Administrator of the Year

    KANELAND—When Kaneland McDole Elementary School opened in 2005, school principal Fran Eggleston faced a huge challenge.

    • Posted June 18, 2009
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  • Historical Society features work of early 1900s Kaneville artist

    KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Historical Society invites the public to view the artifacts of the Ravlin family on Sunday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    • Posted June 12, 2009
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  • Kaneland Board accepts coach’s resignation

    The Kaneland School Board on Thursday voted to accept the resignation of Kaneland High School coach and teacher Dennis Hansen.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • John Shields teacher best in Kane

    Anna Richards' fellow teachers at Kaneland John Shields describe her as a quiet, soft-spoken person with an inner strength.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Agreement for Mallard Point plan approved

    The Village Board on Tuesday approved an engineering agreement with Trotter and Associates, Inc. to provide a drain tile concept plan for the Mallard Point Subdivision to address recurring groundwater issues and flooding in the community's wetland...

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Cole’s Crew walks for NF

    When people meet 10-year-old Cole Rutter for the first time, they see a happy little boy with a big smile, a love for baseball and life, and a lot of friends.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Mediacom promises fixes to service issues

    Sugar Grove village staff met with representatives from Mediacom May 28 to discuss problems residents have experienced with Mediacom's service.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Christian singer to share message with UMC

    The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will celebrate the first-of-the-season summer outdoor service with a musical “sermon” from pop-rock singer Virginia Hill.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Grateful crowds welcome home soldiers

    Monday morning rain did not dampen the spirits of the crowds waiting to welcome home local soldiers returning from their tour in Afghanistan.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Once not good enough

    An Aurora man who got away with more than $300 worth of liquor from the Sugar Grove Jewel was arrested when he returned the following day for more.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove village notes

    New striping for police cars, Division Drive extension

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • New Sugar Grove Library will have new schedule

    When the new Sugar Grove Library opens later this summer, library patrons will have fewer hours to utilize the new building.

    • Posted June 5, 2009
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  • KHS mourns loss of senior

    Kaneland High School senior Andie Christoffel was to graduate on Sunday, his whole life ahead of him. Instead, the 18-year-old passed away on Monday afternoon in a hospital in Rockford, the result of injuries caused when a...

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Ice cream man sentenced for child sexual exploitation

    A former ordained Presbyterian minister and substitute high school teacher has been sentenced to a jail term and ordered to undergo specialized sex offender probation for displaying his genitals in the presence of a small child in...

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Werdins share World War II memories of Kaneville

    On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, 1941, Kaneville resident Lynette Werdin was helping with lunch dishes and listening to music on the radio.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Park District wants feedback on 10-year plan

    Sugar Grove Township Park District residents will have a chance to comment on the Park District's 10-year master plan before it is approved at the next District Board meeting on Monday, June 8.

    • Posted May 29, 2009
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  • Long-time SG resident, naturalist will serve on Park District Board

    Former St. Charles Park District naturalist and Kane County Plan Commission Chairman Mary Ochsenschlager will join the Sugar Grove Park District Board in June.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Food pantry will open in Sugar Grove

    Sugar Grove residents were so generous with donations when their neighbor Melisa Taylor asked them to “Fill up Their Doorstep” last December that she decided to take it one step further.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • County to facilitate solution to village flooding

    A meeting about the flooding in Mallard Point scheduled for the beginning of June cannot come soon enough for resident Mike Schoenberger.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Preschool students give Brightest Stars an A+

    Sugar Grove resident Linda Ray may be only 3 years old, but she knows what she likes. Linda started classes at the Brightest Stars Preschool in March.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Village grants Catholic church temporary use extension

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday extended a temporary-use permit granted to the St. Katharine-Drexel Catholic Church for its parish office and weekday morning worship facility at 264 S. Main St.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Village passes new cable ordinance

    The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a cable franchise ordinance for new cable companies wishing to locate in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 22, 2009
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  • Hot dog!

    In a clear sign of the coming summer, Sugar Grove resident Mychelle Prichard, a.k.a. The Hot Dog Lady, sells hot dogs six days a week, weather permitting.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Pipe bomb explodes near SG railroad

    A pipe bomb dropped into the signal house near the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroad tracks in Sugar Grove exploded Tuesday morning, causing $20,000 worth of damage to the equipment and disrupting service for about five...

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Teacher, preacher guilty of sexual exploitation

    Douglas R. Jones, 48, of the 100 block of Middle Ave in Aurora, awaits sentencing on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child, a class 4 felony. A jury found Jones guilty earlier this year.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • SG woman charged in lottery ticket theft

    Martha M. Ybarra, 52, of Terry Drive, Sugar Grove, was taken into custody and charged with theft of more than $100,000 on May 7.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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