• Waubonsee offers financial assistance for career training

    SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is teaming up with the college’s Workforce Development Department to offer the Workforce Solutions Program, which will provide eight financial awards to students enrolling in career training courses.

    • Posted November 12, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Harter 6th graders honor Vets

    Under the direction of Lori Grant, the Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th grade choirs honored veterans with a special concert Thursday evening.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Public Works contract goes to Wisconsin company

    ELBURN—In a 4-3 vote, the Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to award a public works contract to a company in Wisconsin after more debate on labor disputes and keeping the work closer to home.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • KC Sheriff’s Office to begin prescription drug drop-off program

    KANE COUNTY—Do you have any unused prescription medication in your home? If so, there's something you can do with that medication instead of flushing it down the toilet or letting it sit idly on the counter.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Kaneland 2011-12 Students of the Term

    KANELAND—Kaneland administration and staff announced the following high school students for being named Term 1, 2011-12 Students of the Term:

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • WCC offers WIA-funded skills courses

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College, in partnership with Illinois WorkNet, is offering career services courses to Workforce Investment Act applicants approved through Kane County Department of Employment and Education.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Good deed, good food, good company

    Northside Pub holds charity raffle Nov. 12 ELBURN—More than 17 area businesses have contributed various gift items, such as rib eye steaks, turkeys, restaurant certificates and Chicago Bears items for a raffle this Saturday, Nov. 12, at the...

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Nov. 11 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 November 11, 2011
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  • Getting back to nature

    Ben Katzen (second from left) leads a group through Elburn Woods on Oct. 3. The Kane County Forest Preserve held the Senior Stroll for people to get back to nature and learn about the plants, wildlife and...

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Just barely

    Late TD waved off, 11-0 Knights beat St. Francis, 31-28 KANELAND—There exists a song by Ringo Starr entitled “It Don’t Come Easy.” While Starr was part of a group that forever changed the face of music, the Liverpool lad...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • 8th in Class 2A for Lady Knights XC

    KANELAND—With six of seven athletes reaching a personal best mark, the Lady Knights unit accumulated a score of 225 at the State race at Detweiler Park in Peoria, Ill., on Saturday, good for eighth place of all...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Top-15 finish at State for KHS boys

    PEORIA—Kaneland's boys cross country lineup went after the finish line all season long, with the burden of sizable turnover from last year.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Making strides

    Harter Middle School eighth-grader Brianna Bower earned All State honors by placing 23rd out of a field of 260 in the Class 2A girls race with a time of 12 minutes, 16 seconds in the two-mile race.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Rossler, Lady Chiefs soccer going National

    UNIVERSITY CENTER, MICH.—Waubonsee Community College’s women’s soccer team downed Delta (Mich.) College 2-1 on Saturday, Nov. 5, to win the NJCAA District D Championship, earning the program’s first-ever trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Editorial: Time to engage

    It has long been said that the time for citizens to impact their government is on election day, when they get to go to the polls and cast their vote, choosing who will represent them and their...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Letter: A letter from Kaneland boys cross country coach Chad Clarey

    It was fitting that our 15th state team qualifier for boys finished in the top 15 this year.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Letter: The 2011 Boy Scout Camperall

    On the weekend of Oct. 14-16, the Boy Scouts of Sugar Grove Troop 41 and other Scouts from Three Fires Council all came together for the 2011 Boy Scout Camperall at the Sandwich fairgrounds.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Letter: People-watching cities

    The village of Sugar Grove has become fun to watch, coming in second to “Dancing with the Stars.”

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Church news for Nov. 10

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

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Chad Ryan Johnson

    Chad Ryan Johnson, 32, of Elburn, now rests in his faith and the arms of his Savior after passing away unexpectedly at home, leaving this Earth too soon on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Erling ‘Erl’ Pederson

    Erling “Erl” Pedersen, 90, beloved husband of Christine (nee Carsten) of 35 years, passed away after a courageous battle, at home on Nov. 4, 2011.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Richard ‘Dick’ K. Noren

    Richard “Dick” K. Noren, 76, of Campton Township, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Area families break bread together thanks to ‘the bread man’

    ELBURN—Every other Monday, Lee Newtson of Sycamore meets his friend Vic DuFour at Papa G’s Restaurant in Elburn.

    • Posted November 6, 2011
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    KANELAND—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of organizations, businesses, churches and other groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season.

    • Posted November 6, 2011
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  • New Tiger Cubs

    Tiger Cub Scout Pack 341 in Sugar Grove initiated new members. Conducting the initiation is Cub Master Greg Farrell.

    • Posted November 6, 2011
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  • Illinois vehicle crashes involving deer continue to decline

    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that collisions between vehicles and deer declined in 2010, and reminded motorists to once again be alert for deer along roadways during one of...

    • Posted November 6, 2011
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  • Student Laureate Contorno honored at Old State Capitol

    SPRINGFIELD—Lauren Contorno of Elburn, a student at Illinois Wesleyan University, will be among the outstanding senior college students honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5,...

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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  • Poczekaj graduates with architectural engineering degree

    LAWRENCE, Kan.—William Poczekaj II, of Maple Park, graduated in May with a bachelor of science degree in Architectural of Engineering from the University of Kansas.

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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  • WCC Student Senators announced at meeting

    SUGAR GROVE—The 12 elected members of the Waubonsee Community College Student Senate were introduced at the college’s board of trustees meeting on Oct. 19.

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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  • WCC auto body refinishing competition

    Waubonsee Community College held its third annual auto body refinishing competition.

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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  • First 2011 West Nile case reported in Kane County

    ST. CHARLES—Kane County reported its first human case of West Nile virus for 2011 this past week, a 63-year-old woman from St. Charles.

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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  • Local residents participate in Augustana College Choral Ensemble

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Emily Butts, a sophomore from Elburn who is majoring in elementary education, and Kailey Maras, a senior from Elburn majoring in music education vocal, participated in multiple Augustana College choral ensemble concerts recently.

    • Posted November 5, 2011
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