• 5/21 Cartoon

    Cartoon by John DiDonna

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Leveling the playing field

    To put Kaneland on a more equal playing field, the district is considering becoming part of a new conference.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • William M. Schweisthal

    William (Bill) M. Schweisthal, 67, of Elburn, passed away May 16, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Aurora.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Kaneland boys anticipate sectional

    Kaneland saw plenty of top finishers as it prepares for the important Freeport Sectional this Friday, May 22.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Letter: Parents show appreciation for Kaneland teachers

    Each year, the Parent Teacher Network Hospitality Committee coordinates two events for the teachers at Kaneland John Stewart: a dinner during parent/teacher conferences in the fall and a luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Lady Knights softball putting the hurt on

    Kaneland softball is on a tear and it couldn’t come at a more opportune time.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • A picture is worth a thousand words

    Erin Heyob (right) reviews some photos at Kaneland’s Baccalaureate ceremony Tuesday night.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Knights earn win against Barbs

    Kaneland baseball continues to plug away in the season’s homestretch, and in the process eclipsed last season’s win total.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • KHS rockets over Hampshire in 1-0 thriller

    Lady Knights soccer had the odds against it in the regional semifinal match on Tuesday.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Attorney: SG, Elburn boundaries agreement not possible now

    Two new Elburn trustees want the village and Sugar Grove to establish a boundary agreement. But according to one of the village's attorneys, that is not possible now because the villages are too far apart.

    • Posted May 21, 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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  • Letter: Poppy Days a huge success for the veterans

    The members of the Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary No. 630, Elburn, wish to thank the community for their generosity toward our Poppy Days on May 15 and 16.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Cooper James Marler

    Eric and Laura Marler of Elburn announce the birth of their son, Cooper James, on April 30, 2009, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Local resident earns doctorate

    Lynda G. Gould, daughter of Eldon and Sandy Gould of Maple Park, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree on May 17.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Girls track sending large group to State competition

    For those who were looking for a bigger Kaneland High School presence at the upcoming IHSA Class 2A State finals, they'll get their wish.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Village administrator will have an assistant

    Elburn Village President Dave Anderson created a new staff position to assist new Village Administrator Erin Willrett with her new duties, hiring her predecessor, Dave Morrison, for the job.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • GM to keep Bob Jass Chevrolet

    Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn was among GM's franchise dealers that escaped the axe May 15.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Fairy tales

    ‘The Miller’s Daughter (Lily Rios) makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin (Eric Delgado)’ at Kaneland John Shield’s first-grade plays, performed Tuesday by Mrs. Dixon’s class.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Guest Editorial: Memorial Day is for patriots

    In some circles, patriotism has become a synonym for arrogant or jingoistic. Some people even use it as a political weapon; “Don’t question my patriotism,” they say.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • A good burger worthy of national recognition

    With Memorial Day, warmer temperatures and delayed sunsets approaching, May is the unofficial kickoff to the cookout season and is conveniently National Hamburger Month.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Rollin’ on a river

    The Fox River is a shimmering centerpiece that bisects dozens of communities, a glistening ribbon of water flowing 185 miles from Menomonee Falls, Wis., to the Illinois River near Ottawa.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • 50th anniversary celebration for Fr. Paddock

    Fr. Richard Paddock, Pastor of St. Gall Church, Elburn, from 1987 to 2003, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood on Sunday, June 7.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • St. Paul Lutheran hosts dodgeball tournament

    St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Aurora will host a dodgeball tournament and 5K/1K run the weekend of May 29-31.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Fox Valley Christian hosts Sweet Life Cafe Women’s Retreat

    Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St., Batavia, will host “Sweet Life Cafe,” a women’s retreat, on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Poet to have reading at Calvary Episcopal

    Local poet Christopher Kuhl will read from her newly-published book, "Sightings—Visions of the Human Spirit," on Friday, May 22, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • Church offers event to provide help

    Join the Kaneville United Methodist Church, 46W764 Main St., for “Finding Security in an Insecure World,” on Saturday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., for an evening of hope, help, and healing.

    • Posted May 20, 2009
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  • 5/14 Cartoon

    Cartoon by John DiDonna

    • Posted May 14, 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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  • SG seeks Elburn’s support for I-88 interchange expansion

    Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels wants a letter of support from the Elburn Village Board for the proposed full-access interchange at I-88 and Route 47.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Coach relieved of duties—Investigation pending

    With less than two weeks to the playoffs, Dennis Hansen, coach of the Kaneland High School girls' softball team, was relieved Tuesday of his teaching and coaching duties for the remainder of the year.

    • 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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  • Papa G’s is up for sale, will remain open

    George Kanakaris began working in restaurants as a teenager and has no plans to stop, even though he is selling his downtown Elburn establishment, Papa G's.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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