• From bachelor’s degree to Ph.D.

    Elburn—When a student is awarded a full fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it’s certainly an impressive accomplishment, given that MIT is widely considered among the most prestigious universities in the world.

    • Posted May 23, 2011
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  • And the winner is …

    The Hinckley-Big Rock FFA chapter recently held a tractor raffle where they raffled off a 1950 Farmall H. The winner of the raffle was J.J. Finnan from Maple Park. Seen is Finnan picking up his new Farmall.

    • Posted May 22, 2011
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  • Graduates, families invited to baccalaureate

    KANELAND–Kaneland High School’s 2011 graduates and their families are invited to attend the class of 2011 Kaneland Community Baccalaureate on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted May 22, 2011
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  • Board recognizes staff with 25 year of district service

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday recognized and provided a gift to Kaneland High School teachers Doug Ecker and Kurt Green, and Blackberry Creek teacher Lynda McGowen, for their 25 years of service in the school district....

    • Posted May 21, 2011
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  • WCC becomes approved provider of national solar energy test

    SUGAR GROVE—While its first courses started running just this semester, Waubonsee Community College’s photovoltaic program has already achieved an important milestone—it has been approved as a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level...

    • Posted May 21, 2011
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  • New President

    Ema first female president of St. Charles Sportsment’s Club ELBURN—When Andrea Ema was going through a transition time in her life, she was looking for something she could do that she really enjoyed.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • State could sink village budget

    Anderson calls for community support to keep village funds ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson will head to the state capital in Springfield this week to voice his concerns about pending legislation, and he called for the community to join...

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Kaneland grad to return from Afghanistan

    FGHANISTAN—U. S. Army Private First Class (PFC) Thomas Leonard, 24, recently returned home from a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is a Kaneland High School graduate.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Village approves non-standard pavement amendment

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-1 to approve a text amendment allowing the use of non-standard at-grade pavement in driveway right-of-way aprons.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Library Friends help celebrate summer reading program

    SUGAR GROVE—It's unlikely that William Shakespeare had the Sugar Grove Library Friends' “A Midsummer Knight's Read” reading program theme in mind when he penned the comedy “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in the 1590’s.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Elburn Lions May 2011 Calendar Raffle winners

    Elburn—The following were $25 winners in the Elburn Lions Park May 2011 Calendar Raffle winners: Tom Reynolds, ATM & Tar, Harry Neely, Brody Guthrie, Lou Drendel and Jim Yurachek, all of Elburn; Ray Polte of Hoffman Estates,...

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Church news for May 20

    A look through this week's church news and events.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • KHS Prom Court

    The Kaneland High School 2011 Prom Court includes Brian Dixon (left to right), Hayley Guyton, Michael Caballero, Hannah Schuppner, Queen Sophia Blank, King Curtis Secrest, Princess Amanda Schiff, Prince Corey Landers, Elaine Cannell, Christian Limbo, Allie Grossman...

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Board votes to approve handbook changes

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to approve changes made to the Food Service, Transportation, and Support Staff Handbooks on first reading.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • ‘Kaneland Celebrations’ continues

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday continued its “Kaneland Celebrations” series by viewing presentations from John Shields Elementary and Blackberry Creek Elementary.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • Four-midable outing for Lady Knights track at Sectional

    OTTAWA—KHS girls track followers will have four reasons to visit Charleston, Ill., this May.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Boys track stakes claim to NIB-12 title

    OTTAWA—The venue name of Friday’s Northern Illinois Big XII Conference meet was appropriate—King Field. Because that’s the level of performance put forth by Kaneland boys track.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Kaneland baseball lineup clinches share of NIB-12

    KANELAND—Rosters change from year to year, so do conference alignments, but success doesn’t have to.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Softball suffers setbacks to Minooka, Yorkville

    KANELAND—There’s still a little bit of time to make Maple Park feel like home-field advantage, but not much.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Lady Knights soccer in playoff quest

    The winner of (No. 2) Kaneland vs. (No. 3) Illinois Math & Science Academy match from Wednesday faces (No. 1) Rosary on Saturday, May 21, in IHSA Class 2A Rosary Regional Championship at 11 a.m.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Guest editorial: May is National Foster Care Month

    Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • KHS to hold auditions for summer production

    KANELAND—If you love musical theatre and have a heart for performing, consider participating in the Kaneland Community Summer Theatre Production.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Letter: Friends of the Library Annual Plant Sale

    Thank you to everyone in our community who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Public Library 8th Annual Plant Sale fundraiser May 6 and 7.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Letter: Thanks to Easter Egg Hunt volunteers

    The Maple Park Library Board of Trustees would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all of our volunteers at the annual Library Easter Egg Hunt.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Letter: A thank you to Girl Scout Troop #892

    Thanks to Elburn’s Girl Scout Troop #892, downtown Elburn is beautiful for the spring and summer seasons once more.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Letter: A thank you from Blazing Prairie Stars

    A key component to the success of many organizations is their team of volunteers. At Blazing Prairie Stars, a Maple Park therapeutic equestrian center, this is especially true.

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Batavia teen killed in single-vehicle accident

    Elburn—A Batavia High School student was killed and another was in critical condition following a traffic accident on Green Road, south of Hughes Road, in unincorporated Blackberry Township Monday evening.

    • Posted May 18, 2011
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  • Lt. Governor to visit WCC speak at graduation

    SUGAR GROVE—Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will visit Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus on Thursday, May 19, as part of her year-long tour of the state’s community colleges.

    • Posted May 18, 2011
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  • KHS student recognized at FVCC

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School student Lucas Hale (Electrician I) has been named one of the Fox Valley Career Center’s Students of the Month for April 2011.

    • Posted May 18, 2011
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  • Cancer and the law: insurance options after cancer

    GENEVA—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will host a presentation led by Monica Fawzy, a staff attorney at The Cancer Legal Resource Center, on Wednesday, May 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.

    • Posted May 16, 2011
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  • Graduates, families invited to baccalaureate

    KANELAND–Kaneland High School’s 2011 graduates and their families are invited to attend the class of 2011 Kaneland Community Baccalaureate on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted May 15, 2011
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  • School Board recognizes retirees

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday recognized district staff who will retire this June.

    • Posted May 15, 2011
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