• Help brighten the season

    Geneva—As the holiday season approaches, Marklund is gearing up for its annual Giving Tree drive, which takes place now through Dec. 11, at Marklund Hyde Center, 1S450 Wyatt Dr., Geneva.

    • Posted November 30, 2009
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  • Polar Express rolls through Blackberry Farm

    AURORA—The Polar Express train is welcoming all aboard during the first two weekends in December at Blackberry Farm for its annual Yuletide celebration amid thousands of glittering lights.

    • Posted November 30, 2009
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  • Christmas in Kaneville set for Dec. 5

    Kaneville—The village of Kaneville will bring Christmas to the area a bit early when Christmas in Kaneville comes to town on Saturday, Dec. 5.

    • Posted November 30, 2009
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  • Spotlight on: Esai Ponce

    Kaneland—Esai Ponce has a Rochelle wrestler in a cradle. After struggling for a minute, he finally pins him down. The two wrestlers stand up and shake hands.

    • Posted November 29, 2009
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  • TAILS launches ‘Furry Fridays’

    DeKalb County—The holiday season is a time to focus on family, and TAILS Humane Society reminds us that the furry (and feathered) family members are just as important.

    • Posted November 27, 2009
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  • LivingWell offers Nutrition Boot Camp

    Geneva—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, a provider of non-medical support at no cost for people living with cancer, will host a Nutrition Boot Camp.

    • Posted November 27, 2009
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  • Madrigals set for Dec. 11-13

    Kaneland—Kaneland High School presents its 32nd annual Madrigal Dinner performance on Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-13.

    • Posted November 27, 2009
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  • WCC faculty exhibits artwork

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College Assistant Professor of Art/Ceramics Doug Jeppesen, of Sugar Grove, and Associate Professor of Graphic Design John Fu, of Palatine, recently showed their artwork as part of two local exhibits.

    • Posted November 27, 2009
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  • Community prays for Bruce Conley

    KANEVILLE—Friends of Bruce Conley prayed for him Wednesday at Kaneville United Methodist Church during a day-long vigil ending with a service attended by nearly 100 people.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • No response yet from teachers

    KANELAND—A letter sent to the Kaneland Education Association at the beginning of the month requesting that members return to the bargaining table so far remains unanswered.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Residents fill door steps with food, warmth, care

    Sugar Grove—After a weekend of collecting food, coats, mittens and hats, as well as pet food and supplies, a pair of 12-year-old friends surveyed the pile of coats that their neighbors donated through their Fill Your Door...

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Village may revise long-range land-use plan

    ELBURN—A new or revised comprehensive plan is a project that Elburn officials may tackle next year, to make the document reflect residents' current vision for village growth.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Elburn could ticket cable company for poor service

    ELBURN—A recent village survey indicated that many Elburn residents want Mediacom and any other future cable provider to be more accountable for incidents of substandard service.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • KHS principal stays another year

    Dr. Greg Fantozzi, the current interim principal for Kaneland High School, will remain for another school year under the same terms as this year's contract.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Sugar Grove announces Plan Commission opening

    Sugar Grove—The village of Sugar Grove currently has an opening on the Plan Commission.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Library serves as TV setting

    Also: Library begins to ‘Tweet,’ recognizes long-term employee

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Walgreens wants to make a difference in Elburn

    ELBURN—Walgreens representatives said they want their new Elburn store to contribute to the village in some way in appreciation for its residents' business.

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Area 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 November 26, 2009
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  • Elburn village notes

    Village tractor sold on e-Bay; Tree removal begins

    • Posted November 26, 2009
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  • Kane County Cougars tickets on sale for 2010 season

    GENEVA—Both single-game and group tickets are now on sale for the Kane County Cougars' 2010 season. The organization’s annual ticket-on sale event, held Saturday morning at Elfstrom Stadium, was the formal kickoff for single-game ticket sales.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Library receives memorial donation

    Kaneville—The Kaneville Public Library announced that it received a significant memorial donation from the family and friends of the late Audrey Ledbetter.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Library serves as drop site for troop collection

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Library has joined forces with the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 1271 Women's Auxiliary to collect items to send to members of the military.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Lady Knights drop matchups with E. Aurora, Westmont

    Lady Knights basketball is hoping that the next couple of contests go better than their three opening games.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Kaneland Knights football recognized for talent, smarts

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School learned of five football players that were not just exceptional on the field, but in the classroom as well.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Spaghetti n’ roundball

    Thanks to the efforts of new Kaneland basketball coach Brian Johnson (right) and 2009-10 team members, the Knight community enjoyed a spaghetti dinner on Thursday at KHS.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • On the same page

    Kaneland School District officials began discussions with municipal leaders regarding an intergovernmental agreement for standardized developer fees in support of the schools. The agreement will expire at the end of 2010.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Budget cuts leads to worry

    Kaneland—News of budget cuts are leaving students and staff wondering what’s going to be cut and what’s going to change.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Nov. 25 Kaneland notes

    District to add content to staff development program; School Board adopts tentative levy

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Pamela Hope Williams

    Pamela Hope Williams, 60, of Gerton, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Winifred ‘Winnie’ Zimmer

    Winifred “Winnie” Zimmer, 85, of Virgil, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 2009, at Meadowbrook Care Center, Naperville, Ill., where she had recently become a resident and was battling cancer.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Church news for Nov. 25

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

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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  • Local student receives national degree

    INDIANAPOLIS—Sarah Carson received the American FFA Degree at the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 24.

    • Posted November 25, 2009
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