• Darden Restaurants grants $1,000 to Lazarus House

    ST.CHARLES—The St. Charles Olive Garden Restaurant, through its parent company Darden Restaurants, recently awarded Lazarus House a $1,000 grant to help finance food service at its downtown emergency shelter.

    • Posted August 12, 2012
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  • WCC’s VandenBorn earns Dick Durrant Award

    Sugar Grove—The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference recently named Waubonsee Community College’s Kelsey VandenBorn as one of the co-winners of the Dick Durrant Academic Athlete of the Year Award for 2011-12.

    • Posted August 12, 2012
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  • Board wants parents to be aware of area sex offenders

    SUGAR GROVE—Parents should educate themselves about area sex offenders, trustees urged at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, and the Sugar Grove Police Department should make ensuring children’s safety a priority by patrolling school sites more often and enforcing...

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Rinks celebrate 50 years

    Dick and Gerry Rink celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7. The couple was surprised with a pool party and a family dinner at Sorrento's in Sycamore, Ill.

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Baurle graduates from Bethel University

    SAINT PAUL, MINN.—Brittany Baurle of Sugar Grove recently graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts/literature education.

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Ryan receives scholarship from Truman State University Foundation

    KIRKSVILLE, MO.—Colleen Ryan of Elburn awarded the William R. Murray Art Scholarship, in the amount of $250, from the Truman State University Foundation for 2012-13.

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Boor earns degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Steven Boor, an Elburn resident and 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Science in mathematical engineering with honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Elburn residents named University of Dayton dean’s list

    DAYTON, OHIO—Emily Heimerdinger and William Schaid of Elburn were named to the University of Dayton dean’s list for the 2011-12 academic year.

    • Posted August 11, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Board approves SGPD expansion

    SUGAR GROVE—The ranks of the Sugar Grove Police Department will soon be expanding, after Village Board members on Tuesday approved the hiring of more part-time officers and the purchase of two new squad cars.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Village discusses gaming license

    SUGAR GROVE—Slot machines and video poker are unlikely to come to Sugar Grove anytime soon, despite an application by the American Legion for a state-issued gaming license last Friday.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Waubonsee, KCFPD finalize land exchange

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County on Friday finalized a mutually beneficial exchange of parcels of land on or adjacent to the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • All together now!

    Kaneland High School held its Freshmen Class Orientation Day on Tuesday. Besides getting acquainted with the school, the class participated in outdoor games designed to teach trust and working together.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Eagle Scout completes police shooting range project

    ELBURN—Eagle Boy Scout candidate Michael Aderman presented the Elburn Police Department with a check for $2,097.59, the total cost of the project he completed for the shooting range at the end of South Street.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • There’s magic in the air

    Elburn's Town and Country Public Library hosted a Harry Potter Birthday Party on July 31.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Just ducky

    The Elburn Town and Country Library held its annual ice cream social on Saturday.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: Elburn Station negotiations a ‘good chess game’

    For those of us who appreciate a good chess game, a beauty has been going on here in Elburn for quite a while now.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Hiring Heroes

    Waubonsee Community College on Aug. 3 held a Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at the Academic and Professional Center with over 70 employers participating.

    • Posted August 10, 2012
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  • Kaneville remembers former village president

    KANEVILLE—Bob Rodney was known to many Kaneville residents as the meticulous village president who got things done, but to his grandchildren, he was simply “Mayor Bob-Bob.”

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • No vote yet

    Elburn Station annexation hearing remains open ELBURN—There's still time to make your voice heard concerning the Elburn Station annexation agreement with ShoDeen.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Letter: Norris family estate sale not an ‘estate’ sale

    The auction to be held at Spring Bluff Farm Nursery in Sugar Grove on Sunday, Aug. 12, is billed as the "Norris family estate" sale.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Once upon a time …

    The Kaneland Fine Arts Group presented Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella on July 13-15 and July 20-22 at the Kaneland High School auditorium.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Champions!

    Kaneland Knights 12U team takes KCBL tourney championship kaneland—The Kaneland Knights 12U baseball team concluded its 18-2 season with a championship victory in the Kane County Bronco League (KCBL) Tournament in late July.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Xplosion takes 3rd in nationals

    Kane County 16U softball team takes talents to Nebraska North platte, neb.—With a never-say-die attitude, the Kane County Xplosion 16U softball team earned several come-from-behind victories to earn a third-place finish in the Class A Northern National Tournament...

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Kaneland brings out alumni for soccer

    The seventh annual Kaneland High School Alumni soccer game was held this past Saturday at the high school’s varsity soccer field.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Former Cougar duo hits the bigs

    Minor League Baseball’s strikeout leader debuts for Oakland; Storey debuts for Astros GENEVA—A pair of Kane County Cougars alumni made their Major League debuts on Friday evening.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Edna C. Anderson

    Edna C. Anderson, 97, of Batavia, passed away peacefully to claim the promise of her Savior on Thursday evening, July 26, 2012, at Rosewood Care Center, St. Charles, where she had recently made her home.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Carlton F. Juby

    Carlton F. Juby passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Aug. 3. He was born in Elgin, Ill., to Charles and Ester (nee Johnson) Juby.

    • Posted August 9, 2012
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  • Kaneland preschool screening

    KANELAND—Kaneland will conduct a preschool screening on Sept. 14, at Family Life Church. Kaneland School District children ages 3 to 5, who are suspected of having any delays in developmental milestones, are encouraged to attend. This is...

    • Posted August 6, 2012
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  • Fee’s office supports Bernie’s Book Bank

    SUGAR GROVE—The office of Dr. Donald Fee, DDS, announced that it is now the exclusive Book Drop Network partner supporting Bernie's Book Bank, serving residents of Sugar Grove and surrounding communities.

    • Posted August 5, 2012
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  • The Decorating Coaches

    FOX VALLEY—The Decorating Coaches is a home redesign and staging business in the Fox Valley area, owned by Mary Lynn Gehrett and Chris Katkus of Elburn and created in 2012.

    • Posted August 4, 2012
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  • Fabrizius receives National FFA Scholarship

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tyler Fabrizius of Kaneland FFA was recently awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community Scholarship.

    • Posted August 4, 2012
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  • Meuer named to Hartwick College dean’s list

    ONEONTA, N.Y.—Katie Meuer of Elburn was named to the Hartwick College dean’s list for the spring 2012 term.

    • Posted August 4, 2012
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