• Sheriff’s Office demonstrates drug dog searches for KHS students

    KANELAND—A K-9 unit from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated how drug searches are conducted for contemporary health classes at Kaneland High School on March 7.

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  • Morgan inducted into Phi Theta Kappa international Honor Society at WCC

    SUGAR GROVE—Sarah Morgan, daughter of Nancy and Robert Morgan of Elburn, was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Waubonsee Community College (WCC) on March 4.

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  • Sugar Grove residents named to Taylor University dean’s list

    UPLAND, Ind.—Ann Schuette and Sara Wainscott of Sugar Grove were named to the fall 2011 dean's list at Taylor University.

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  • Kennedy named Distinguished Scholar at Rockford College

    ROCKFORD, Ill.—Bridget Kennedy of Sugar Grove was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford College.

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  • Duque named to dean’s list at Rockford College

    ROCKFORD, Ill.—Malki Duque of Elburn was named to the dean's list at Rockford College for the 2011 fall semester.

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  • Gruenke named to Carroll University dean’s list

    WAUKESHA, Wis.—Lindsay Gruenke, a nursing major and 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, was named to the dean's list at Carroll University for the fall 2011 semester.

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  • Eagle Scouts in abundance in Big Rock Troop 19

    Big Rock—Sam Kimpan, 18-year-old Big Rock Boy Scout Troop 19 member, is the most recent in his Troop to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

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  • Local residents receive Marmion scholarships

    AURORA—The following students were awarded academic scholarships to attend Marmion next fall.

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  • Roberg named to Blackburn College dean’s list

    CARLINVILLE, Ill.—Cynthia Roberg of Maple Park was named to the Blackburn College dean's list after earning a 3.9 grade point average for the fall 2011 semester.

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  • Local teen participates in fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research

    SUGAR GROVE—It takes a community to cure childhood cancer.

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  • Family cooking comes to Prairie Valley

    ELBURN—After a year and a half located at the corner of Route 47 and Main Street Road, next to the Blackberry Inn, Chico’s Tacos moved into the Prairie Valley Center in Elburn out of necessity.

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  • Trustees meet consulting firm

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday formally met with the consulting firm who will help the village complete its comprehensive plan in the upcoming months.

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  • FVCC announces its ‘Students of the Month’

    KANELAND—Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) recently recognized Kaneland High School students Nick Crawford (Welding I), Tyler Fabrizius (Small Engines I), Alec Koczka (Electrician I) and Ashley Shearer (Early Childhood II) as “Students of the Month” for February...

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  • KANE COUNTY—Judge Linda Abrahamson presided over the swearing in of 16 new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers.

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  • Irish in Elburn

    Kathleen Goldman (above) came out to enjoy the Lions Irish dinner on the evening of St. Patrick's Day. Photos by Mary Herra

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  • Elburn police blotter for March 30

    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.

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  • State recognizes local communities for maintaining fluoride levels

    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), last week presented fluoridation awards to 432 community water systems—including Elburn and Sugar Grove—for maintaining state mandated fluoride levels every month in...

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  • Hultgren announces Congressional Art Competition

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced the start of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for the 14th District, where the winner's artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.

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  • Local Girl Scouts to extend cookie program

    NORTHERN ILLINOIS—In appreciation of overwhelming community support during Girl Scouts’ 100th year, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois has decided to extend its local Girl Scout Cookie Booth Program.

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  • Raffling relief for Southern Illinois tornado victims

    Kaneville store plans raffle for Southern Illinois tornado victims KANEVILLE—Pat Hill's fundraising effort for families affected by the tornado that ripped through Southern Illinois on Feb. 29 began with a collection jar on the checkout counter of her...

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  • Village discusses downtown parking lot

    ELBURN—With the impending closure of the Community Congregational Church parking lot on the corner of Shannon Street and Route 47 in Elburn, local businesses are looking to the village to help them out.

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  • A different type of approach

    Local chiropractor offers alternative to meds for ADHD ELBURN—John, an area 12-year-old, has been battling a diagnosis of moderate-to-severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since he was 5 years old.

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  • Letter: Warm welcome to Chico’s Tacos

    If you were a contestant, an observer or a volunteer participating in the Dewey Dash last year (an event sponsored by the Town and Country Library), you will remember the fantastic delicious tacos donated by Chico’s Tacos....

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  • Guest editorial: Rest in peace?

    State agency encourages citizens to protect historic grave markers Spring has sprung and that often leads people to clean closets, tidy up their yards, and tackle projects like clearing their land of debris. Too often that debris might...

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  • Letter: Acknowledging omitted contributors to ‘Knight of Fun’ fundraiser

    Our recent advertisement thanking our wonderful donors was missing four important donors. Waste Management, 101.9 WTMX The Mix, Shanne Kuipers and Teresa Panico.

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  • Two out of three ain’t bad

    Wins over BC, Marmion make diamond less rough KANELAND—An season-opening loss wasn’t ideal, but soon after, Kaneland baseball acted and played like the champions they were against hosts Burlington Central and Marmion.

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  • Softball beats Oswego, not fond of BC yardwork

    The Kaneland varsity girls try to figure out a plan during their 10-5 home loss against Burlington Central on March 21. Photo by Patti Wilk

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  • Wasco searching for umps

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch is looking for 10U and 12U/14U umpires for the 2012 Spring/Summer season.

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  • Hoop Dreams become reality

    Kaneland Cagers hoops put on a show in March.

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  • KHS soccer falls to Rosary Royals

    AURORA—Kaneland Lady Knights soccer must be sick and tired of these Royal meetings.

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  • Oswalds celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Erik and Audrey Oswald, of Elburn and formerly of Winfield, Ill., celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday, March 24.

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  • Church news for March 29

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

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