• Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Tenta

    Geraldine “Gerry” Tenta, 81, of Elburn, passed away at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • A passion for hope:

    raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse BATAVIA—Chris' Walk began four years ago after Vicki Altepeter Foley lost her son Chris to a heroin overdose.

    • Posted July 12, 2011
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  • Remove sources of standing water to prevent West Nile Virus

    KANE COUNTY—The recent wet spring is sure to breed a good crop of mosquitoes, but while they may be annoying, they are not the kind that spread West Nile virus.

    • Posted July 11, 2011
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  • Beloit College releases dean’s list

    BELOIT, WIS.—Beloit College announced that juniors Jenny Bauer and Faith Jones, both of Elburn, achieved academic distinction during the spring term of the academic year and were named to the dean's list, which recognizes students who maintained...

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • 2011 KCFB Foundation Scholarship recipients announced

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Board has announced that it will award nearly $21,000 in scholarships for the 2011-12 school year.

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • University of Wisconsin—Madison names dean’s list

    MADISON, WIS.—Elburn resident Nikki Smith was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin—Madison for the spring semester of the 2010-11 academic year.

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • Bradley University announces dean’s list

    PEORIA, Ill.—The following local students have received recognition on the dean's list for the spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • Augustana College announces graduate of the class of 2011

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., announced that the following local residents were among the 580 students who graduated as the class of 2011:

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • Western announces local dean’s list

    MACOMB, Ill.—Sugar Grove resident Cody Stults, a sophomore at Western Illinois University, was named to the 2011 spring dean’s list at the college.

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • St. Ambrose University announce spring graduates

    DAVENPORT, IOWA—St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa, announced that Stacy Pauli of Elburn was among the 677 degree candidates who took part in spring commencement in May. She majored in marketing—sport management.

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • Iowa State University announces spring grads

    AMES, IOWA—Elburn resident Sarah Gonzalez was among the 3,319 students to receive degrees during commencement ceremonies at Iowa State University following the conclusion of the spring semester. She received a bachelor of science degree in journalism and...

    • Posted July 10, 2011
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  • Forest Preserve makes first 2011 referendum investment

    GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County expanded Meissner-Corron Forest Preserve last week, adding approximately 350 acres to the preserve.

    • Posted July 9, 2011
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  • Local storm chaser debunks tornado myths

    True or false: Tornados do not typically strike valleys, and therefore are not a threat to Elburn and the surrounding area. If you answered “true,” you might be surprised to learn that tornados can indeed hit valleys and...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Built from the ground up: Wiltse Farm

    MAPLE PARK—Farmers markets are flourishing around the country as more and more consumers are heeding the advice of health experts to eat foods that are locally grown. This advice is nothing new to the Wiltse family...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Emerald Ash Borer infects Maple Park trees

    Maple Park—After the discovery that some of Maple Park’s ash trees were infected by Emerald Ash Borers, Maple Park Public Works Manager Mike Miller met with Illinois Department of Agriculture's Scott Schirmer to discuss the situation.

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Village Board approves Accessory and Temporary Use amendments

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to update the Temporary and Accessory Use portions of the village's zoning ordinance.

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Church news for July 8

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

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: St. Gall honors the departed

    St. Gall Parish held a special Veterans Mass at St. Gall Cemetery on Sunday. The mass was offered in remembrance of those deceased (a number of whom are buried in the parish cemetery).

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • July 8 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 July 8, 2011
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  • Photo galleries: Bikes on parade

    Bike parades took place in Elburn, Maple Park and Sugar Grove on the Fourth of July.

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Corn Boil Teen Rock deadline extended to July 8

    Sugar Grove—There's still time for teen musicians to get their Teen Rock applications in to perform at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Friday through Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • KHS football schedule has one new wrinkle

    Knights football opens with 2 home games, faces Chicago’s Brooks KANELAND—With the Illinois High School Association’s official release of the 2011 football schedules, Kaneland High School now has an official idea of who it will clash with, en...

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Knights 11U go north

    Kaneland Knights 11U Baseball team claimed second place in the Father's Day weekend Slip and Slide Tournament at Wisconsin Dells.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Wasco Fastpitch ready for Fall

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball has begun registration for the 2011 Fall Ball season. Teams will be made by Saturday, Aug. 6, practices will start after Monday, Aug. 8, and games start approximately Saturday, Aug. 20.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Kaneland hoops golf outing rescheduled

    KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball’s second annual golf outing has been changed to Friday, July 29.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Funky’s town

    The Funky Bunch, consisting of Kaneland students Mark Linden, Zach Douglas and Zack Martinelli, participated in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Morris the weekend of June 4-5 and took third in the 17-18 bracket.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Taco Day

    Chico’s Tacos, an Elburn 3-on-3 basketball team, won the Morris Gus Macker basketball tournament on June 4.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Letter: Pride of the Fox thanks the public

    On behalf of Pride of the Fox, Inc.—and the event committee specifically—we would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s 29th Annual Pride of the Fox RiverFest such a rousing success.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Letter: Field of Dreams rescues 21-year-old horse

    Willie, a sweet and handsome 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, was recently rescued by Field of Dreams (FOD), a horse rescue and adoption organization in Batavia.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Guest editorial: Cooking the goose: Illinois pension crisis (part two of a two-part series)

    I love teachers, respect state employees, appreciate local public employee unions' accommodations, but fear that state worker union leadership is driving us off the cliff.

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Make a movie, explore careers at WCC

    Aurora—This summer Waubonsee Community College is offering “miDream,” a unique course in which students ages 13 and up can discover who they are through the making of their own digital story, which can then be used as...

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Tips to Care for Storm-Damaged Trees from Illinois Arborist Association

    Recent storms remind that simple steps taken now can have a lasting positive impact ANTIOCH, Ill.—Devastating tornados and storms ravaged much of the Midwest in recent days.

    • Posted July 6, 2011
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