• Knight boys make good on road trip; now 13-10

    Suddenly, the Knight boys basketball team is not one opposing teams want to face. It couldn’t have come at a better time. With a 57-45 non-conference win at Marmion Academy in Aurora on Saturday, and a 63-54 Western Sun...

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  • Editorial: It’s time to take back our state

    On Dec. 11, we asked that the Illinois General Assembly call for a special election to fill the senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • The call to celebrate, commemorate

    Kaneland alumni, community members, teachers, staff and administration—take a moment to look back over the years at the people you have known from Kaneland. Who stands out in your memories? You have the chance to thank, recognize...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove hosts blood drive March 2

    Someone needs you. There is an immediate need for all blood types, most especially O-negative and B-negative types, (which are) running low. You may donate your much appreciated blood on Monday, March 2.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Letter: Let’s get rid of Illinois tollways

    As long as we are talking about raising the gas tax at the fuel pump, let’s pay a few cents more and get rid of the toll booths on Illinois’ highways. I have found that the Illinois...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Letter: Troop 7 celebrates anniversary

    Boy Scout Troop 7 of Elburn is celebrating its 85th anniversary at a special Court of Honor to be held March 1, 2009, at 4 p.m. in the Kaneland High School cafeteria.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Letter: Teachers union should defer pay increases

    I’m trying to save jobs. Twice before, I have verbally suggested that the Kaneland School Board approach the teacher’s union to ask for them to defer the pay increases granted during the last negotiations. I’m sure...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Letter: With thanks, I will step down as Blackberry Township Supervisor

    Township government is closest to the people and is responsible for, but not limited to, roads, property assessment and general assistance.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Draw-down downed

    The Kaneland Foundation decided to cancel its Draw Down Raffle and Casino Night 2009 due to the downed economy.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Column: Chicago teams fill dead zone

    For being the shortest month, February has a way of stretching out as long as possible.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Health Dept. looks to keep hearts healthy

    Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are Kane County’s—and the nation's—number-one killer. The Kane County Health Department wants residents to know that since 1963, February has been proclaimed American Heart Month as a way to raise...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Volunteers needed for Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping the area’s wildlife this season, which runs from April 1 through Sept. 30.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Blackberry Twp. offers taxpayer workshop

    Beginning in February, Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will hold monthly taxpayer workshops every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, through 2009.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Parents invited to preschool screening

    Kaneland School District parents are encouraged to bring their children, ages 3 to 5, to be screened. The district will check developmental milestones including speech, hearing and vision.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Spring into Spring dance

    Kaneland High School will host a Spring into Spring dance on Saturday, Feb. 28. Girls ask guys or guys ask girls; it doesn’t matter. Dress like your date with matching shirts and/or complete outfits, just like at...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Legions hosts fish, smelt fry

    The Sugar Grove American Legion will host its annual community fish and smelt fries.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Meet the Candidates luncheon set for Lion’s Park

    A “Meet the Candidates” community spaghetti luncheon will be held Sunday, March 1, from noon to 2 at the Elburn Lions community park. Cost is $6 per person.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Dr. Seuss breakfast @ MP Library

    The Friends of the Maple Park Library will sponsor a Dr. Seuss Birthday Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 1, at the Maple Park American Legion Post 312, 203 Main St. Cost is $8...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Seeking crafters for March 21 show

    RMS Promotions is looking for crafters for “A Breath of Spring Arts and Crafts Faire” to be held on March 21 in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • T&C Library offers home improvement help

    Join Sandy Knutson of Look Again Interior Redesigns and learn how to use what you already own to get a new look for your home. This program will be presented at the Town and Country Public Library...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Waubonsee celebrates Black History Month

    In celebration of Black History Month, Waubonsee Community College’s African Cultural Alliance will present “A Timeline of Tradition and Heritage” on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the college’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Fish fry buffet set for Fridays

    An all-you-can-eat fish fry is held every third Friday of each month at the American Legion Post 312. The buffet is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and features baked haddock, fried perch, curly fries, fried chicken, steak...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • KHS students named ‘Students of the Month’ by FVCC

    Brittany Chase, Fire Science I,; Ashley Girard, Graphic Communications I; Sarah Goodrich, Early Childhood II; Tim Kreuger, Residential/Commercial Electrician II; Brandie Mattice, Early Childhood I; and Rick White, Game Programming and Technologies, have been recognized as “Students...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Elburn Lions Bingo

    The Elburn Lions Club hosts a Bingo night every Friday at the clubhouse at Lions Park. The doors open at 6 p.m. Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. Thirteen...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • AID hosts telethon at WCC

    The Association for Individual Development is hosting its 10th annual telethon Feb. 28 at Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove campus.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • 2009 Charles Hanson, M.D. Scholarship

    Delnor Health Care Foundation offers the Charles Hanson, M.D. Scholarship to qualifying students. The scholarship endowment was established in 1999 by the Delnor staff and medical community to honor the dedication pediatrician Dr. Hanson demonstrated to families...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Lions Park announce Calendar Raffle winners

    Dorothy Milnamow of Elburn won $500 in the Lions Park Calendar raffle for January 2009.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Heimerdinger dials long-distance

    Lady Knight Emily Heimerdinger is still alive in the IHSA Three-Point Showdown, having lasted through Tuesday. Heimerdinger, along with Hampshire’s Gianina Estocado, Jessie Van Dorin and Christine Schumacher, goes to the regional final on Thursday with players...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Food company donates to local food bank

    Homemade Gourmet is hosting 24 canned-food drives in February around the country, including one in Big Rock.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • County technology committee addresses environmental issues

    The public is invited to learn about the New Kane County Environmental and Energy Technology Committee.

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • Church hosts Love and Respect marriage conference

    Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St. in Batavia, will host a Love and Respect video marriage conference on Friday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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  • St. Charles Episcopal hosts wine tasting, auction

    St. Charles' Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles, invites adult members of the community to a wine tasting and auction on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Top Shelf...

    • Posted February 19, 2009
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