• Sorensen’s celebrate 70 years

    A 70th wedding anniversary open house is planned for Roy and Berdena Sorensen on Saturday, April 17, at the Big Rock Congregational Church, 301 Rhodes St., from 2 to 5 p.m.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Ensley Jon Smith

    Stewart and Kristen (Carlson) Smith of Woodstock, Ill. announce the birth of their son, Ensley Jon.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Lady Knights track sees early progress

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland girls track’s first outdoor competition of the 2010 season saw some warm-for-April temperatures and some decent individual scores, but a third place finish as a team.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Softball consumes Sandwich in rout; loses to GS

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland softball’s season opener 15 days ago featured an ending that was quite thrilling.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Spitzzeri stars for Valparaiso

    The Valparaiso men’s track team competed at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., and took seventh place with 57 team points on Saturday.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Crosby hits Lakeland as a Flying Tiger

    Kaneland Class of 2007 member Casey Crosby will start the 2010 campaign in Class A Lakeland for the Flying Tigers in Detroit’s farm system.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Baseball sits at 4-5; hits Ky.

    KANELAND—Geneva gave Kaneland baseball a rude enough awakening at the beginning of Western Sun Conference play that made staying in Kentucky look like a better option.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Letter: Reflections on a protest

    As I was sitting in my car watching the protesters at the Aurora’s Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, I was thinking to myself how hard it must be for a young woman to decide to seek information...

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Letter: In support of defense attorneys, Ron Dolak

    The recent news story about the attack on court-appointed attorney Ron Dolak exemplifies the difficulty of the job of being a criminal defense lawyer, particularly a court-appointed criminal defense lawyer.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Keslinger Road closes until mid-June

    Elburn—Keslnger Road over Welch Creek will be closed from now until approximately June 15.

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Delnor hosts seminar on senior safety

    Geneva—Senior citizens can learn how to stay safe and be prepared for emergencies, disasters and other situations during a free senior seminar set for Wednesday, April 21, at Delnor Hospital—351 Building Conference Room 4.

    • Posted April 7, 2010
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  • Lacing up for 10,500 Reasons

    GENEVA—In two months, walkers from across the state of Illinois will lace up for a statewide walk in support of the Kane County Child Advocacy Center and the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI).

    • Posted April 7, 2010
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  • Da Capo Duo performs at Kaneland festival

    Elburn—The Da Capo Duo will perform at the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival on Sunday, April 18, at 12:15 p.m.

    • Posted April 7, 2010
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  • KHS announces talent show

    Kaneland—Kaneland High School will host its eighth annual talent show on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the KHS auditorium. Admission is $5 per person.

    • Posted April 6, 2010
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  • Hogan Walker hosts open house

    Elburn—Hogan Walker, John Deere in Elburn will host its annual residential open house on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Posted April 6, 2010
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  • Forest Preserve to auction used equipment to the public

    GENEVA—Think of it as an annual garage sale — if you own a really big garage.

    • Posted April 6, 2010
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  • Small fire at school extinquished Thursday

    Firefighters extinguished a fire at John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn the morning of April 1, after responding to an alarm set off by smoke at 10:42 a.m.

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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  • Professional musicians set up shop in Elburn

    Elburn—Professional musicians Kristin Paxinos and Ben Westfall are products of small-town America. They were raised in small Midwestern communities that had little or no music education.

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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  • Henry receives certification

    Elburn—Laura Henry, a Certified Fitness Trainer in Elburn, is now a designated Specialist in Performance Nutrition.

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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  • Park District honors Blatner for 35 years of service

    Sugar Grove—The Fox Valley District Board recently passed a resolution recognizing park facilities manager Pat Blatner for his 35 years of service to the district and its residents.

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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  • Kaneland seeks volunteers

    Kaneland—Volunteers are needed for the 11th Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival.

    • Posted April 4, 2010
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  • All about the Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    Elburn—The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is a private, not-for-profit organization in Elburn that cares for orphaned and injured wildlife.

    • Posted April 4, 2010
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  • Visitors view works, meet artists at juried art show reception

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Debbie Thill said she had just recently started visiting the Sugar Grove Public Library.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Block scheduling remains the best of Kaneland’s scheduling options

    Kaneland—Imagine having nine classes throughout the day—all year.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Local police officers drive home safety to teens

    GENEVA—Batavia police officer Dennis Harper has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement.

    • Posted April 3, 2010
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  • Officials ponder employee-related budget cuts

    ELBURN—Elburn officials are looking at employee-related expenses to see where cuts possibly can be made to reduce an expected $760,000 shortfall in the village's next fiscal-year budget, which they plan to finalize during the next few weeks.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Technology trumps budget cuts at John Stewart

    KANELAND—Kaneland John Stewart fifth-grader Jake Needham said he was surprised that a wetlands only takes five years to fully form and grow.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • New management firm holds out hope to Settler’s Ridge residents

    SUGAR GROVE—Residents of Settler's Ridge can expect better maintenance of the common areas, empty lots and the yellow house that is the gateway to the community.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Kaneland arts festival wins state award

    Kaneland—The Illinois Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) awarded the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival the 2010 Public and Community Service Award at the Executive Mansion in Springfield on March 18.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Adult day care center fills need

    SUGAR GROVE—Genesis Adult Day Care Center owner Charlene Johnson and her partner Maria Uy said they chose Sugar Grove for their new facility because they felt the area was underserved, with the closest adult day care centers...

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Library announces drawing winner

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn held a drawing March 27 for the "Hoppy" Spring Basket.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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  • Anderson helps out St. Gall

    Elburn—Elburn Village President David Anderson donated his time, cooking skills and groceries recently to some St. Gall parishioners.

    • Posted April 2, 2010
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