• 2009 Year in Review

    The year 2009 was full of highs and lows, reasons to laugh and be inspired, and reasons to cry and pray. Following are just a small sampling of some of the events and people who made 2009...

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Knight boys spreading cheer in Plano Christmas Classic

    PLANO—No.1 seed? No problem.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Lady Knights start 1-2 in Oswego East Holiday Classic

    OSWEGO—Kaneland girls basketball got off to a less than desirable start to its first-round matchup, and thus the Oswego East Holiday Classic, but found a win vs. Joliet on Monday before losing to Plainfield Central on Tuesday.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Elburn Baseball and Softball parent meeting

    In 2009, Elburn Baseball and Softball had 38 teams, six travel teams and its first-ever all-girls t-ball team. The organization is anticipating as big a turnout as last year’s 500-kid total.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Wasco fastpitch signup

    Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball will begin registration on January 1, 2010. WGFSL is a recreational softball league open to all area girls grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Grapplers top Waubonsie Valley to open Flavin Invite

    DEKALB—Kaneland got its first dual out of the way, in a big way.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Dec. 31 Police blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Bomleny’s celebrate 55 years

    On Dec. 30, Leo and Mary Bomleny of Maple Park celebrated their 55th year of marriage. The Bomlenys have been a part of the Maple Park Community for the past 67 years.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Seger completes Navy basic training

    Navy Seaman Recruit Kiaya M. Seger, daughter of Teresa M. Seger-Yeggy of Elburn, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Flanagan graduates from basic training

    Army Sgt. Lyle F. Flanagan graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Deveny graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Alyssa A. Deveny graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Letter: Health care legislation does not follow Constitution

    I am amazed at the state of our society. Our founding, the cause for people to leave the comfort and security of all they knew, was the promise of freedom.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Different kind of white Christmas

    Teachers and students at Kaneland McDole Elementary School in Montgomery enjoyed a “snowball” fight Dec. 18 in the school gym.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Church News for Dec. 31

    A look through the faith community’s upcoming news and events.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Paul F. Schuppner

    Paul F. Schuppner, 82, of Virgil, passed away at his home surrounded by the love and care of his family on Sunday morning, Dec. 27, 2009.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Lorraine L. Miller

    Lorraine L. Miller, 87, of Vigil, formerly of Dundee, Ill., passed away at DeKalb County Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, DeKalb, on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Donald ‘Dutch’ Phillips Jr.

    Donald “Dutch” Phillips Jr., 66, of Kaneville, passed away following a fierce battle with pancreatic cancer, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.

    • Posted December 31, 2009
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  • Photo Gallery: Girls BB vs. Joliet

    Photos by Ben Draper Oswego Holiday Classic Kaneland 56, Joliet Central 34

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Photo gallery: Boys BB vs. Sandwich

    Kaneland 47, Sandwich 27 Plano Christmas Classic Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Many can benefit from Armory program

    Kaneland—The Kaneland Knights Armory is one of the newest editions to our school. This program can benefit everyone in the Kaneland High School.

    • Posted December 30, 2009
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  • Illinois H1N1 Flu Hotline answering medical questions

    In addition to answering general questions about influenza, vaccine and treatment, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold announced that trained medical professionals are available to answer medical questions about H1N1 influenza that come...

    • Posted December 29, 2009
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  • KHS hosts annual Murdock concert

    Kaneland—Lee Murdock welcomes this year's special guest, Bob Zentz, traveling all the way from Norfolk, Va., to share an evening of songs and jolly-good tales at Murdock's Annual Hometown Concert on Saturday, Jan. 2.

    • Posted December 28, 2009
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  • Vital Chiropractic donate to Elburn Food Pantry

    Elburn—When Dr. David Foss of vital Chiropractic handed Deb Barry a check for $1,000, she knew it was exactly what she needed.

    • Posted December 28, 2009
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  • H1N1 vaccine available for all residents

    Kane County—The Kane County Health Department will begin scheduling appointments for the H1N1 vaccine for all Kane County residents, now that the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that all Illinoisans will be eligible to receive the...

    • Posted December 27, 2009
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  • Acid Reflux on Ice

    The sketch comedy Acid Reflux Comedy Troupe has two more shows, Dec. 29 and 30.

    • Posted December 27, 2009
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  • A group effort

    Kid, You'll Move Mountains to play Chicago’s Metro Jan. 2

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Lions won’t ‘walk away’ from local giving

    LBURN—Al Lee was at the Elburn Food Pantry in November, dropping off a monetary donation from the Elburn Lions Club. The Thursday pantry's line was so long that people had to wait an hour to receive bags...

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Airport director protects planes from local birds

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Police responded to a call on Dec. 15 about a male subject driving a green pick-up truck shooting geese out of his truck by the airport.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Church members share God’s word with their neighbors

    SUGAR GROVE—Thanks to Sugar Grove residents Rich and Laura Wood, their children and fellow church-goers, about 5,000 area families recently received a Bible in a packet hanging on their front doorknob.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Hesed House director still believes in miracles

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Ryan Dowd makes no small plans. Ask the director of the Aurora-based Hesed House what his goals are for the organization, and his answer is simple.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Village creates pool of qualified police candidates

    SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove recently sent out a request for applications from individuals who wish to become Sugar Grove police officers.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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  • Hoffman named Campton Hills police chief

    Campton Hills—Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith announced the appointment of Daniel Hoffman as the Campton Hills Chief of Police.

    • Posted December 25, 2009
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