• Editorial: Kaneland communities kick off holiday season

    For many, the Christmas holiday season starts right after Thanksgiving ends—for some, it begins barely after the tables have been cleared and the plates cleaned.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Letter: Thanks to RF Houtz & Son

    Hi from a very snowy northwest Ontario, Canada. I am just leaving this quick note to thank one of your local business outlets. This company went out of its way to help me with a problem with my...

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Letter: Veteran says “thanks” to local Daisy Girl Scout Troop

    On Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, I had the honor of participating in the Elburn American Legion's Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Veteran's Park in the village. Following the ceremony, a young girl came up to me...

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Letter: A ‘thank you’ from Kaneland Youth Soccer

    As the Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) Fall Soccer Season has come to a close, on behalf of the KYSO Board Of Directors, I would like to send out a big thank you to all of...

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Letter: Fire Department supports Elburn Food Pantry

    This holiday season, the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department will once again be collecting canned foods and other nonperishable items to be donated to the Elburn Food Pantry.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Sweatt brothers take on Chicago Wolves

    Elburn natives Bill and Lee Sweatt traveled with their AHL team, the Manitoba Moose, to Chicago to take on the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena Tuesday.

    • Posted December 1, 2010
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  • Laughter can be the best medicine

    Elgin—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will present a workshop on Laughter to Manage Pain and Stress on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Bob & Edna Meadows Cancer Center, 88...

    • Posted December 1, 2010
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  • Contemporary Health offers Kaneland student inside view

    Kaneland—Cindy Miller’s Contemporary Health class at Kaneland High School offers juniors and seniors an inside look at issues such as drug addiction and violence through a combination of guest speakers and field trips.

    • Posted November 29, 2010
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  • Graduation plan set for NIU Convo Center June 4

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve budget allocation for 2011 graduation, which will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

    • Posted November 29, 2010
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  • Snowflake Shuffle 5K set for Dec. 4

    Geneva—TriCity Family Services will present the annual Snowflake Shuffle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Mill Creek Subdivision in Geneva.

    • Posted November 29, 2010
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  • PODA seeks to prevent drug, alcohol use at Kaneland

    Kaneland—Drugs and alcohol can consume some high school students, but Prevention of Dangerous Actions (PODA) is working to raise awareness and reduce substance abuse among Kaneland High School students.

    • Posted November 28, 2010
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  • Board approves pest management plan

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan to address all issues regarding pest control.

    • Posted November 28, 2010
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  • Kane County Cougars now have a Royal feel

    Kaneland—A two-year player development contract has been agreed to by the former Oakland Athletics Class A affiliate, the Kane County Cougars and Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals.

    • Posted November 28, 2010
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 68, Sycamore 44

    The Kaneland Knights boys basketball squad captured the consolation championship at the Sycamore High School Strombom Tournament Saturday over the host Spartans

    • Posted November 27, 2010
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  • The process begins

    Elburn Village Board begins difficult budget process ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board took a first look at what will be a series of reviews of its 2012 budget at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday. The process...

    • Posted November 26, 2010
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  • Almburg earns national recognition

    Maple Park—Adam Almburg, a member of the Lincoln Highway 4-H Club in Maple Park, raised a steer that was named Reserve Champion Steer during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisvile, Ken., on Nov. 14.

    • Posted November 26, 2010
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  • St. Charles parade honors community leaders

    Elburn resident, Lazarus House founder, named parade Co-Grand Marshal ST. CHARLES—Darlene Marcusson, Elburn resident, founder and executive director of Lazarus House, as well as Alderwoman Betsy Penny, were named by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership (DSCP) as Co-Grand...

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • Clock continues to tick

    Kaneland reviews Intergovernmental Agreement as Jan. 1expiration approaches KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday reviewed its current Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), which allows Kaneland to collect consistent land cash payments, capital-impact and transition fees from the nine municipalities within...

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • Holiday Homecoming plans underway in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES—The Downtown St. Charles Partnership recently announced plans for its 2010 Holiday Homecoming festivities, including the much-anticipated Electric Christmas Parade.

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • Don’t forget the stuffing!

    Ansley Ruh helps sort the food at Grace United Methodist church in Maple Park on Nov. 21. She is the daughter of Kari and Ryan Ruh, who coordinated the turkey food drop.

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • Police visit Tyler Elementary School

    Maple Park police officer Andy Rissman visits with the pre-kindergarten students at Tyler Elementary School in DeKalb.

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • No State Trip for Knights

    Remarkable season for KHS ends in 27-14 loss to Montini KANELAND—Too many big plays, not enough time to come back from a large deficit, or facing a daunting program looking for a repeat State championship. Whatever the main reason,...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Lady Knights (2-1) show grit in IMSA tourney

    AURORA—Slow starts might not be ideal if you’re with Lady Knights basketball, they’ll live with it if it leaves room for mid-game rallies and competent fourth quarters. Down 16-5 in the second quarter to host Aurora Christian on...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • KYSO registration open

    Kaneland—Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can register online to play in the KYSO Spring Season, which will run from April 16 through May 21, 2011.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Best of NIB-12 XC recognized

    KANELAND—Earlier this month, the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference released its girls and boys list for premier All-Conference runners.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Editorial: Community leaders need to agree on a school fee structure

    Residents within the Kaneland community may face additional financial pressures once the struggling economy begins to ease up if our local leaders fail to reach a consensus by Jan. 1, 2011.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Letter: Dr. Rob used ‘Hogfan’ funds for new treatment

    I just wanted to let you know that we went to Ohio to give the check to Dr. Rob this weekend.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Letter: Elburn Leos invite community to fight hunger

    The Elburn Leo Club is inviting all community residents to participate in a food drive on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon at Elburn Lions Community Park, 500 Filmore St., in conjunction with their annual...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you for supporting Blackberry Creek Fun Fair

    We would like to thank all the people who attended and helped make our third annual Blackberry Creek Fun Fair and raffle a success.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Letter: Thank you, Kaneland community

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank friends throughout the Kaneland community for answering the call to help the Between Friends Food Pantry.

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Community center sponsors holiday raffle

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Community Center will sponsor a Holiday Raffle. Tickets are $5 each, with the first-place winner receiving 25 percent of money taken in.

    • Posted November 23, 2010
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  • IEMA highlights winter storm preparedness in November

    Snow, ice, frigid temperatures create hazardous conditions SPRINGFIELD—Winter weather, with its frigid temperatures, snow and ice, can be extremely dangerous, even deadly.

    • Posted November 23, 2010
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