• Local residents receive NIU Dean’s Award

    DEKALB—The following local residents recently received the Northern Illinois University Dean’s Award:

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Carson, Peterson to wed

    Sarah Carson of Maple Park and Pete Peterson of Shabbona, Ill., are engaged to be married on July 7, 2012, at St. Mary of the Assumption in Maple Park.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Blowers named to Judson dean’s list

    ELGIN, ILL.—Eric Blowers of Elburn was named to Judson University's dean's list for the spring semester. Blowers is an architecture major.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Sutherland selected for University of Rochester scholars programs

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Sugar Grove resident Gregory Robert Sutherland, a senior majoring in Russian studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. ...

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • SG residents named to St. Ambrose dean’s list

    DAVENPORT, IOWA—Rebecca Hauge, Holly Thomas and Ashley Urra, all of Sugar Grove, were named to the St. Ambrose University dean’s list for the spring 2012 term.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Local resident graduates Wooster College

    WOOSTER, Ohio— Elburn resident Christine Crites received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 14.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Bauer named to dean’s list at Beloit College

    BELOIT, WIS.— Jenny Bauer and Faith Jones, both of Elburn, were named to Beloit College's dean's list for the spring semester.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Volleyball team donates to food pantry

    Kane County Jrs. 15U Pink volleyball team organized a scavenger hunt that gathered over 250 items for the “Between Friends” Sugar Grove Food Pantry.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Hansen, Christman honored at AU

    AURORA—Lindsey Hansen of Elburn, and Ashley Christman of Sugar Grove, were among the Aurora University students honored for their academic achievements and campus contributions during the annual Honors Convocation on April 20.

    • Posted June 23, 2012
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  • Public hearing to remain open through July 2

    ELBURN—A public hearing that was opened at the Village Board meeting on Monday will remain open until the next meeting, Monday, July 2.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Summer heat means extra pet precautions

    As the hot days of summer come upon everyone, BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommends taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn’t suffer from heat related injuries.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Silver better than gold for Kaneland Krier

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Krier last month won 15 awards in the 2012 High School Communications Competition, as announced by the National Federation of Press Women on May 14.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Center brings entrepreneurs, experts together

    FOX VALLEY—Steve Gaspardo, a manufacturing engineer with 15 years of experience in the field, founded Gaspardo & Associates in 1996.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Elburn 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 June 22, 2012
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  • Habitat restoration workday

    SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Buckets of batter at Kaneville breakfast

    The Gorenz family were one of many families that came out to enjoy the pancake breakfast hosted by the Kaneville Fire Department on June 10.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • WCC program nets $1.2 million in tax refunds

    SUGAR GROVE—This tax season, Waubonsee Community College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was able to return more than $1.2 million to the local economy.

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • HorsePower riding program helps build skills, confidence

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park resident Carrie Capes said she learned very early on with Max, her 11-year-old son with multiple disabilities, that “a child with a disability really and truly needs a village.”

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • MP decides against TIF district IGA

    MAPLE PARK—The village of Maple Park on Tuesday decided against entering an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Kaneland School District regarding TIF dollars.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Keep cool with these hot tips

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department reminds residents of important health tips they can follow to ensure their time spent outdoors this summer is safe and comfortable.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Crosby visits Friendly Confines

    Stat line: 1-1, 9.49 ERA before heading back to Toledo CHICAGO—Casey Crosby’s first tenure in the majors with the Detroit Tigers was a historic occurrence.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Harter site of football basics, basic fun

    The five-day Kaneland Youth Football League Skillz and Drillz camp concluded on Friday, with 138 kids participating. Members of the Northern Illinois University Huskies conducted drills on the final day.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Gold dreams

    Fox Valley Special Recreation Association athletes, shown here at a recent qualifying event, participated 32 strong at the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games on June 15-17 at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Waubonsee diamond crews given honors

    SUGAR GROVE—The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) and the NJCAA Region IV Softball and Baseball Committees both recently recognized Waubonsee Community College players for their outstanding play this past spring.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Lekkas among elite chosen for hockey camp

    ELBURN—Junior Stefanos Lekkas of Elburn is set to attend the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp held from July 7-13, at the Sports Centre in Rochester, N.Y.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • KYSO registration online

    KANELAND—Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 years old can now register online to play in the KYSO fall season, which will run from Aug. 18 through Oct. 20.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Pitcher Park honored in Ohio

    LIMA, Oh.—After winning 31 games and advancing to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference tournament, the University of Northwestern Ohio baseball team was honored by the WHAC with three players on the first team All-Conference list and six more...

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Hartmann graduates from University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    LINCOLN, NEB.—Holly Hartmann of Maple Park was among more than 2,800 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises May 4 and 5.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • VanBogaert named to Loyola dean’s list

    CHICAGO—Colleen VanBogaert of Elburn was recently named to the Loyola University of Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti on Sunday, June 24, 5 to 7 p.m., will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner ...

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Harry Johnson

    Harry Johnson, 72, of Elburn, died Monday June 18, 2012, at Central DuPage Hospital.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Ruth Evelyn McCloud

    Ruth Evelyn McCloud, 88, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Manor Care in Naperville, surrounded by the love and care of her family.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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