• KC sets No-Refusal New Year’s Eve plan

    KANE COUNTY—To combat the often deadly problem of drunken driving, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office will collaborate with multiple Kane County municipalities to crack down on impaired driving on New Year's Eve.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • SG village members reflect on 2010

    SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels looks back on the village's achievements in 2010, images of completed roads and golden arches will easily come to mind.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Chipping away at challenges

    Elburn—The village of Elburn worked to meet the challenges of budget belt-tightening in ways large and small, and in the process completed ongoing projects during 2010.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Madrigals hold 33rd dinner

    KANELAND—Complete with a brass ensemble, a recorder ensemble, actors, jesters, and singers, the 33rd annual Madrigals Dinner was held Dec. 10-12.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Donating a truckload of toys

    Cindy Halsey of the Elburn Lions Club shows off the over 100 gifts donated to West Towns Human Services Network.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Magic of Xmas

    Magician Ron Clayton (right) presented his “Magic of Christmas” magic show Wednesday at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Two KHS band members march in Macy’s Parade

    KANELAND—While others were visiting family, cooking Thanksgiving meals or serving food in a soup kitchen, seniors Logan Vines and Kendall Renaud were marching down the streets of New York in that other Thanksgiving classic, the Macy’s parade....

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • PJ’s for a good cause

    Sugar Grove Daisy Troop #4106 recently held a pajama drive to gather pajamas for women and children for the organization Mutual Ground in Aurora.

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • KHS girls win first two at Oswego East

    OSWEGO—Throughout this 2010-11 season, Kaneland girls basketball has dropped hints that this was not the same team from last year.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Kaneland splits first 2 contests in Plano

    PLANO—All right, so the gift you receive this year won’t be as large as last year’s. If you’re Kaneland boys basketball, there is still ample time to end the holiday festivities on a strong note.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Grapplers take two in Wauconda, storm Flavin

    KANELAND—Instead of a face-full of candy and other winter goodies, Kaneland spent Thursday and this past Tuesday introducing opponents to a face-full of mat.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Scawinski, Mueller wed Sept. 11, 2010

    Rose Mary Mueller and Brian Scawinski wed Saturday, Sept. 11, at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wis., with the reception following at the resort, as well.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Local residents join Aurora University chapter of national honor society

    AURORA—Local residents Samantha Dixon and Katelyn F. Pietraszak of Elburn, Ashly N. Girard of Maple Park, and Catherine Bridget Pauls of Sugar Grove, were among 81 Aurora University sophomores inducted into the AU chapter of Phi Eta...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Local residents named to Augustana College fall term Dean’s List

    Students who earned this academic honor maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Editorial: Share 2011 with your hometown newspaper

    Why read newspapers? With national newspaper readership on the decline, that is a question everyone related to the industry is trying to answer ...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Letter: Issue with editorial regarding the Kaneland IGA vote

    Unfortunately, your Dec. 16 editorial on the Kaneland School District IGA vote in Sugar Grove repeats a simplistic and politically popular but factually inaccurate point of view about the benefits and burdens of new growth on...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Letter: It’s about time for gay civil unions

    Gay civil unions in Illinois will happen within the next year when Governor Pat Quinn signs the bill and the law goes into effect next June. It’s about time.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Letter: Kaneland should stay with block schedules

    In the 2012 school year, Kaneland High School will be switching to an eight-period schedule. They will switch because by doing this, they think students test scores will rise.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Letter: We need to rethink our gun laws

    The fact that people are eligible to apply for guns and legally buy and own them is something I do not agree with. It's outrageous.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Letter: Upset over local vandalism

    It's rather disappointing that some vandals took it upon themselves to ruin what little recreation Elburn has to offer during the winter by throwing an umbrella and the "No skating" sign into the unfrozen rink at Prairie...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • St. Gall Church announces New Year’s Mass schedule

    Elburn—St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn, will offer an anticipatory New Year’s Mass on Friday, Dec. 31, at 4:30 p.m.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Dorothy Poll

    Dorothy Poll, 86, a former Fermilab employee, number 264, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2010, at her son-in-law and daughter’s home, Ken and Sue Schultz.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Frances A. James

    Frances A. James, 90, of Batavia, formerly of Elburn, passed away quietly on Dec. 26, 2010. She was born on the family farm on Jan. 26, 1920, the daughter of Glenn and Theresa (Bugner) Swan in Aberdeen,...

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Gregory Glenn Claflin

    Gregory Glenn Claflin made his last great climb on Dec. 11, 2010, this time to the greatest height: heaven.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • June Flint Buttleman

    June Flint Buttleman of Lenoir City,Tenn., and formerly of Kaneville, passed away on Dec. 25, 2010

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Board discusses bid process for storage facility

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday, Dec. 13, held a discussion concerning upcoming bids for the construction of a storage facility at Harter Middle School.

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • KHS alum returns for concert performance

    Kaneland—Former Kaneland High School student Emily Kenkel will return to Kaneland on Tuesday, Jan. 4, with the Xavier University Concert Choir to perform a concert.

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Delnor, CDH sign merger agreement

    Geneva/Winfield—Delnor Health System (Delnor) and Central DuPage Health (CDH) this week announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge.

    • Posted December 28, 2010
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  • Elburn adopts updated hazard mitigation plan

    Elburn—Elburn joined other Kane County municipalities in adopting the updated 2009 Kane County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

    • Posted December 27, 2010
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  • Transition to 8-period day delayed an additional year

    Kaneland—On Oct. 24, Kaneland High School’s administration recommended to the School Board that the switch to an eight-period day be delayed until the 2012-13 school year.

    • Posted December 27, 2010
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  • PTO donates Kindles to middle school

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Dec. 13 approved a donation of 10 Amazon Kindles from the Harter Middle School PTO. The Kindles will be placed in the HMS LRC.

    • Posted December 26, 2010
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  • Board recognizesm student artists

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Dec. 13 presented four local students whose original art pieces were among the 40 works chosen for the Illinois Art Educator Association (IAEA) show.

    • Posted December 26, 2010
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