• Knight baseball riding 1st-place wave

    KANELAND—Kaneland has had Sycamore’s number on the baseball field as of late, including last year’s regional title win.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Softball, with 24 wins, continues season steamroll

    KANELAND—Like bills received in the mail, Kaneland softball comes at you whether you like it or not.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Lady Knights’ trip to NIB-12 meet yields 5th

    KANELAND—Lady Knights track used the important meet at Streator High School to have a Northern Illinois Big XII pow-wow, and found they have a final output good for the middle of the pack.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Kaneland United Soccer Club holding tryouts

    MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland United Soccer Club will be holding tryouts for its 2012 fall travel teams for boys and girls from U8 through U18.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Hoops rules committee says no to shot clock

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Participation and fan interest in high school basketball remain strong throughout the nation, and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee voted to retain one aspect of the sport that makes...

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • KHS soccer solves 3, puzzled by Sycamore

    KANELAND—Lady Knights soccer’s late-season homestretch is busy, to say the least. It matters little how healthy you are heading into the regionals next week.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Letter: Thanks from the Elburn American Legion

    The Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 wishes to thank everyone who supported and participated in our annual raffle draw-down on April 27. Also, a special thank you for a great meal provided by Northside Pub.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Letter: Fine Arts Creative Center taking next steps

    Fine Line Creative Arts Center has a long history in the Fox Valley community. Located on five acres in rural St. Charles, our campus is comprised of two buildings set in the midst of a beautiful prairie.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Letter: ‘K-Train’ derails Bulls

    Watching Derrick Rose’s knee give way was heartbreaking. Franchises struggle when the franchise player goes down. Let’s see ... and there was (also) the toe, the knee, the groin, the ankle and the back.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: State launches ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles’ campaign

    With motorcycle riding season officially under way, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police, Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), and A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) teamed up to kick off the “Start Seeing...

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Christopher Hollis Lay

    Christopher Hollis Lay of Maple Park passed away May 1, 2012, following a long illness.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Orville ‘Mike,’ ‘OJ’ Jurgensen

    Orville “Mike” “OJ” Jurgensen, 84, of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Monday May 7, 2012, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at the Michealsen Health Center in Batavia.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Donald S. Myers

    Donald S. Myers, 94, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away April 30, 2012, at The Birches in Clarendon Hills, Ill

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Fundraiser helps Virgil woman with leukemia

    MAPLE PARK—It was Feb. 8, 2012, when Virgil resident Pat Probst was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of blood cells that is fast moving and affects white blood cells known as lymphocytes.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • New rule for school: Whooping cough shot for 6th-, 9th-graders

    KANE COUNTY—Beginning this fall, for school year 2012-13, the state of Illinois is requiring that all students entering sixth and ninth grades provide proof of a dose of the whooping cough (Tdap) vaccination in addition to the...

    • Posted May 7, 2012
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  • Local country band plays Nashville

    Nashville—Back Country Roads, a local band in the Kaneland area that describes its music as “the big sounds of Nashville (brought) home to the Midwest,” recently brought their sound to Nashville. The band was invited to play...

    • Posted May 6, 2012
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  • Pound 4 Pound offers fitness, fun

    Elburn—Danny DeKing, co-owner of Pound 4 Pound Fitness in Elburn, has been a fitness proponent from an early age. He participated in a variety of sports in high school, including football, basketball and boxing. When he joined...

    • Posted May 5, 2012
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  • KHS students recognized by FVCC

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School students Nicholas Messina (Web Development) and George Wilson (Fire Science I) were announced as Fox Valley Career Center as Students of the Month for March 2012.

    • Posted May 5, 2012
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  • Elburn Police Department helps residents with lost pets

    Elburn—Coming home from work and finding a family pet missing can be difficult to deal with, but the Elburn Police Department tries to make it easier on residents.

    • Posted May 4, 2012
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  • HMS gets ‘ Thoroughly Modern’

    Harter Middle School presented "Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior" Friday through Sunday in the cafeteria auditorium.

    • Posted May 4, 2012
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  • Board discusses assisted-living facility

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday discussed the annexation agreement amendment, preliminary and final plat, and final PUD for unit No. 1 regarding the Hampstead Court assisted-living facility, slated to be built on the corner...

    • Posted May 4, 2012
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  • Police blotter for May 4

    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 May 4, 2012
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  • We make it … we wear it

    These students from Kaneland High School teacher Judy Fabrizius’s Orientation to Family and Consumer Science class wore their pajama pants that they created during their class. Courtesy Photo

    • Posted May 4, 2012
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  • A speedy opening at Jimmy John’s

    A ribbon cutting took place Tuesday at the new Jimmy John's, located at 472 N. Route 47 in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • WCC offers Career Education Scholarships

    SUGAR GROVE—The Waubonsee Community College Foundation is offering scholarships to students enrolling in a variety of career education programs during the upcoming 2012-13 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 25.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • KHS Students of the Term

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School administration and staff would like to congratulate the following students for being named Term 3, 2011-12 Students of the Term:

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Editorial: ‘Be excellent to each other’

    For years following the 9/11 tragedy, high-level government officials continued to remind the public to “stay vigilant” whenever they were asked what the general public can or should do while going about their daily lives.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Police restrict access to judicial center due to ‘suspicious package’

    Bomb squad opens box to find workout DVD, game, calculator Kane County—Police restricted access to the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning after a security officer was informed of a suspicious package in the parking lot.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Library announces new director

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that the board appointed Carol Dolin to the position of library director.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Calder Cup chase ends for Sweatt

    First year with Chicago’s Wolves ends in first-round defeat ELBURN—If it’s not navigating the puck or avoiding checks into the boards, it’s packing boxes.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • 8th-place finish at Kane County Invite for girls track

    KANELAND—With the regular season in its final weeks, the Kaneland High School girls track squad finds itself homestretching across finish lines.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Knight boys lay down exceptional efforts

    KANELAND—Your Kaneland High School boys track outfit is getting hot at the right time. On April 25, the Knight boys took care of DeKalb’s team in convincing fashion in a 110-36 dual.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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