• Clarence ‘Clar’ E. Self

    Clarence “Clar” E. Self, Jr., 86, of Elburn, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Countryside Care Center in Aurora, Ill.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Agency on Aging seeks volunteer for advisory council

    Kane County—The Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois is seeking a Kane County resident or person employed in Kane County to represent the county on its Advisory Council.

    • Posted January 24, 2012
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  • Start your adventure training now

    Three-city adventure race chooses Aurora area Regional—The land and water trails of the Aurora area were key in determining the location of an inaugural adventure race planned for the region on May 27.

    • Posted January 24, 2012
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  • District 302 offers preschool screening

    Kaneland—The Kaneland School District will offer preschool screening by appointment only on Friday, Jan. 27, at Family Life Church at 44W555 Keslinger Road, Elburn.

    • Posted January 23, 2012
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  • KHS announces ‘Les Miserables’ as spring musical

    Kaneland—Kaneland High School students will perform “Les Miserables School Edition” for the school’s annual spring musical.

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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  • a new outlook Kaneland grad comes home from war with new perspective

    Sugar Grove/Maple Park—National Guard Spc. Jessie Miles arrived home from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas. The 22-year-old Kaneland High School graduate had joined the National Guard a year out of high school, went through basic training...

    • Posted January 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland High School to host Health and Wellness Fair

    Kaneland—Kaneland High School will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

    • Posted January 21, 2012
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  • Maple Park registration open online, or in person

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Baseball, Softball and T-Ball registration is now open for the 2012 season.

    • Posted January 21, 2012
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  • Waubonsee scholarship deadline nears

    Sugar Grove—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is offering more than 200 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 2.

    • Posted January 21, 2012
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  • Area students earn North Central College dean’s list honors

    NAPERVILLE—North Central College has named its dean’s list of scholars for the 2011 fall term, and a number of students are from the area.

    • Posted January 21, 2012
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  • Guest editorial: Stay safe and warm during winter storms

    by Kyla Kruse Energy Education Council Extreme winter winds, unpredictable amounts of snow and rain, and fluctuating temperatures can result in severe freezing rain, sleet and ice storms.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove approves TIF district

    District covers 305 acres, compared to 1,800-acre prior proposal SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove's 23-year-long Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is officially on the clock.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Bridging the divide: Elburn’s past and present meet

    ELBURN—Over 10 years ago, the Elburn Town and Country Public Library Director Mary Lynn Alms and other library staff sorted through piles of boxes filled with papers and assorted historical items that were stored in a back...

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • ‘Founding Fitmamas’ help cut the ribbon

    Elburn—Erin Schaefer of Elburn stands with her son, Grayson, daughter Ainslie, and husband Bill while being surrounded by the members of her fitness club, FitMama, in La Fox. Members of the organization, both before and after FitMama...

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Police blotter for Jan. 20

    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 January 20, 2012
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  • West Physical Therapy owner gets ‘locked up’

    Sugar Grove—Julie West, PT, owner of West Physical Therapy, PC in Sugar Grove recently got “locked up for good” to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Off to school in style

    Elburn—When Deloris and Jim O’Connell of Elburn thought about how to make the first day of school special for two of their grandchildren, they didn’t have to look very far.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti offers a meal Jan. 28

    St. Charles—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held Sunday, Jan. 29.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Hosanna! Lutheran Church hosts Hosanna University

    St. Charles—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will host its annual “Hosanna University” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17.

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Kaneland Fine Arts features ‘Main Street Kids’ Club’ musical

    Kaneland—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival will welcome the Main Street Kids Club to the stage of the Kaneland High School Theater on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Kaneland wrestlers own Flott Invite

    KHS surge highlighted by 1st place, plus win vs. Morris KANELAND—A recent seasonal trend with Kaneland wrestling is an uphill climb at first, but once Kaneland gets tournaments under its belt and conference season hits the homestretch,...

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • World sport

    Knights soccer sends goodwill Afghanistan’s way KANELAND—In Afghanistan, moments of kindness are always welcome in the face of hardship.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • The ‘82 crew

    On Friday, Kaneland High School honored the 1982 wrestling team before the varsity match against Morris. The team had a record of 16 wins and only 6 losses, with five of those losses being by eight points...

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Rochelle tops Kaneland bowlers

    KANELAND—After a Thursday snowfall shelved Kaneland’s meeting in Ottawa, the Lady Knights took to the lanes on Saturday as part of the IMSA Invite, and on Tuesday when they hosted Rochelle.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Lady Knights get kicks off Route 6

    MORRIS, Ill.—Kaneland has shown no fear when it comes to the slate of games in the Northern Illinois Big XII conference, and that’s something other girls basketball outfits should be leery of.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Boys hoops can’t find third win vs. Morris

    KANELAND—It’s tough to take three in a row against any opponent—much less in a competitive and tight Northern Illinois Big XII conference, and much less the Morris Redskins, who enjoy a stark homecourt advantage.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Letter: Seeking Kaneland graduates

    I am a teacher at Kaneland High School, and one of the projects I have my students participate in is writing a five-year letter.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Amien Swift

    Amien Swift, 42, of Elburn, passed away tragically Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. He leaves a legacy of memories, treasured friends and a loving family who will miss him dearly.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Jan. 18-25 web poll

    What kind of games do you enjoy the most?

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • Amidst the madness

    Wedding just weeks away? Up to your elbows in planning? There is so much to do and so little time to do it in.

    • Posted January 16, 2012
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  • Wedding cake alternatives

    You're getting married soon, and the time has come for you to select a wedding cake. While you understand serving cake is tradition, you're not real fond of the idea. Isn't there something else you could serve?...

    • Posted January 16, 2012
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  • Local Senator’s son serves on USS Kidd

    AURORA—As widely reported on Jan. 6, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Kidd rescued an Iranian fishing boat that had been commandeered by suspected pirates just days after Tehran warned the United States to keep its warships out...

    • Posted January 15, 2012
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