• Letter: Trying to save teachers’ jobs

    This is driving me crazy! With our economy tanked, we need to preserve jobs. I am still trying to save teachers jobs at Kaneland School District 302.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Kids collect weight in food for area food pantry

    The kids at the Kaneville United Methodist Church have been challenged by Sunday school superintendent Carol Alfrey to collect their weight in food and other nonperishables this Lenten Season for the Kaneland Area Food Pantry in Elburn.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Letter: Planning, preparation keys to successful village

    Planning and preparation are the keys to careful management of the continued pressures of growth on Elburn. In the late-90s, Elburn was still a sleepy little farm town, but ever since the millennium, the westward expansion of...

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Kaneland Trivia Night, auction fundraiser

    The Kaneland Trivia Night and Auction Fundraiser is Saturday, March 21, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Elburn Lion’s Club.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • The rundown

    Tony Bohanek (left) plays first base as Jeffrey Wachter takes off for second during a base running drill at Elburn Baseball’s tryouts for third- and fourth-grade Minors level on Sunday at Blackberry Creek Elementary School.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Craft show benefit

    “A Breath of Spring Arts and Crafts Faire” will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community House.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Knights Wrestling club a late-season force

    Twenty-two wrestlers represented the Knights Wrestling Club at the IKWF Sectional wrestling tournament in Rochelle on Saturday, coming away with eight place winners and advancing three to this weekend's state tournament in Rockford.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Wildlife center hosts baby shower

    The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is holding a baby shower to prepare for the orphaned birds and mammals that will be coming into their care this year.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • WCC women’s hoops earns Skyway honors

    Waubonsee Community College's women's basketball team had three players recognized recently by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC).

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Conley Outreach offers Grief Support in March

    Mourning After, a free self-help group for young widows and widowers (including all with children still living at home), will meet on Thursday March 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn and...

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Historical society celebrates 25 years

    Join the celebration at the Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove, as members celebrate 25 years on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. After a historical overview, Lt. Dwight Randall of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department...

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Maple sugaring event held March 15

    Come celebrate one of the sweetest signs of spring—maple sugaring—with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Giant-slayers

    The Kaneland Cagers 5th Grade Black team wrapped up its season by sweeping five games in the Grayslake Feeder Basketball Tournament held Feb. 27 through March 1 enroute to becoming tournament champions.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Real estate firm sponsors food drive

    RE/MAX All Pro in Sugar Grove is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Kaneland Food Pantry, in response to community need.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Cemetery seeks input

    Blackberry Township Cemetary is seeking community input regarding how to celebrate the cemetery 150th anniversary.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Nominations sought for Waubonsee awards

    Nominations are now being sought for Waubonsee Community College’s 2009 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus awards.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Homemakers group gathers March 12

    The March meeting of the Country Cousins Unit of the Kane County Association for Home and Community Education will be held on Thursday, March 12, at the Elburn Town and Country Library.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Wasco Diamonds open 15th season

    The Wasco Diamonds fast pitch girls travel softball, founded 15 years ago by Joe Garbarski, is set to open the 2009 season.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Lunch Bunch gathers March 17

    The annual St. Pat’s meal will be served at Kaneville’s Lunch Bunch, Tuesday, March 17. Corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, Irish bread, dessert and beverages are on the menu.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Field of Dreams hosts Bunco tournament

    Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption, a local nonprofit, all-volunteer horse rescue barn in Elburn, is hosting a Bunco Tournament on Friday, March 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Campton Township Community Center.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Kaneland W.I.N.S. meets March 17

    Kaneland W.I.N.S. (Women-Insight-Networking-Service) will meet on Tuesday, March 17, at the Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Drive, in Geneva. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and a presentation to follow, ending at 1 p.m.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Fox Valley Park District Job Fair set for March 14

    The Fox Valley Park District will hold its annual job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14, at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave.) in Aurora.

    • Posted March 12, 2009
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  • Participation keeps Virgil church vibrant for 100 years

    In keeping with its tradition of an active and involved parish, St. Peter and Paul Church is celebrating its centennial year with a host of events that call on parishioners to contribute their time, talents and memories.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • You snooze you lose … especially on the road

    It is well known that drunk drivers threaten the safety of our roads and highways, but another group of drivers, who are equally frightening and dangerous, is beginning to emerge.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • St. Gall prepares for annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

    Sunday, March 15, will mark the 126th anniversary of the St. Patrick's celebration at St. Gall Parish in Elburn.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Couples’ ministry series

    “Love and Respect,” a two-week couples ministry series at Kaneville United Methodist Church, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays, March 15 and 22, at 46W764 Main St., Kaneville.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Maple Park hosts organ concert

    The public is invited to an organ concert held by St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Saturday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m., following the 4:15 evening Mass.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Virgil church offers Lenten fish fries

    Saints Peter and Paul Church, 5N939 Meredith Road in Virgil, will host Lenten fish fries on Fridays through April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Samuel Lawrence Vanatta

    Ben and Lisa Vanatta of Elburn are happy to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Lawrence, who was born Jan. 21, 2009, at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Szajkovics, Matthews to wed

    Patrick and Linda Szajkovics of Mokena announce the engagement of their daughter, Terri, to Brandon Matthews, son of Bob and Sue Matthews of Sugar Grove.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Norman ‘Norm’ Charles Tischhauser

    Norman “Norm” Charles Tischhauser, 77, of Virgil, passed away peacefully at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, where he had courageously battled cancer for many months.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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  • Robert Jeffery Rogerson

    Robert Jeffery “Jeff” Rogerson, 82, of North Aurora, passed away Sunday, March l, 2009, at Willow Crest Nursing Home after prolonged health problems.

    • Posted March 11, 2009
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