• Two spirits

    Sixth-grader and derby horse both get life experience MAPLE PARK—Located on Lees Road in Maple Park, Silver Spur Farm houses a youngster diligently working toward doing the very best in competition—and that's just the sixth-grade student from Kaneland...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team concludes 1st season

    Kaneland—The Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team concluded its first season on Nov. 10 with a third-place finish at the Conant Spirit Challenge.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Vanik takes 2nd at USAW Pre-Season Nationals

    Iowa—Riley Vanik of Sugar Grove nearly pulled off a championship victory in the USAW Pre-Season Nationals at the University of Northern Iowa inside the UNI-Dome Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Nov. 4.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Dratnol named to Capital One Academic All-District team

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.—Kaneland alum Eric Dratnol was one of two Augustana football players named to the first team of the Capital One Academic All-District team.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Knights 8th-graders finish 3rd in St. Charles tourney

    Kaneland—The Kaneland eighth-grade football team concluded its season last month with a third-place finish in the annual St. Charles Tournament.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • KC pro indoor football team preps for 1st season

    Kane County—In preparation for its inaugural season, the Kane County Dawgs professional indoor football team recently announced the hiring of its head coach, Matt Griebel.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Pair of former KC Cougars win Silver Slugger Awards

    Total of 5 former Cougars have won award GENEVA—A pair of former Kane County Cougars have won a 2012 Silver Slugger Award. Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera and Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham were each honored last Thursday...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: November is National Diabetes Month

    Did you know that here are 23.6 million children and adults living with diabetes in the U.S.? Of these, an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed, and 5.7 million are unaware they have the disease.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove Food Pantry Holiday Book and Toy Drive

    It is holiday time once again. In an effort to help the many struggling local families here in our community, we are doing a Holiday Book and Toy Drive to help alleviate the financial stress that is...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Grace UMC and St. Mary’s of Maple Park to host Turkey Drop 2012

    MAPLE PARK—Turkey Drop 2012 will take place at Grace United Methodist Church, 506 Willow St., Maple Park, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Book of Genesis study

    ST. CHARLES—The study of the Book of Genesis will be given by Bible Study Fellowship International on Wednesday mornings, 9:10 to 11 a.m. from now until May 2013 at Riverside Community Church, St. Charles.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Hartmann, Dermody wed Aug. 18

    Doug and Cathy Hartmann of Maple Park are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Dan to Ashley Dermody, daughter of David and Laurie Dermody of Williamsburg, Iowa, on Aug 18, 2012, in North English, Iowa.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Charles J. Brouch

    Charles J. Brouch, 78, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Aurora, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Provena Mercy Center. He was born March 19, 1934, in Aurora to the late John and Louise (Brummel) Brouch.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Steven ‘Steve’ G. Fry

    Steven “Steve” G. Fry, 66, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully with his loving wife Leronna at his side, on Nov. 5, 2012, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Bernard ‘Bernie’ Joseph

    Bernard “Bernie” Joseph, 61, of Elburn, passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Dorothy Marie Gilmore

    Dorothy Marie Gilmore, 89, of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Anna June Reed

    Anna June Reed, 97, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2012. She was born June 15, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of Vol and Anna (Hulseberg) Turner.

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • WCC names Paralympic gold medalist October Featured Alumnus

    SUGAR GROVE—Over the last few months, Waubonsee Community College graduate Joe Berenyi, an Oswego resident, has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, met President Barack Obama, and been hailed as...

    • Posted November 11, 2012
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  • Zumba’ing for Elburn Countryside Food Pantry

    ELBURN—The opportunity to teach a Zumba class and raise funds for the Elburn Countryside Food Panty was so important to Jennifer Olsem, she traveled all the way from Suwanee, Ga., to do it.

    • Posted November 10, 2012
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  • Photos: Snakes, lizards and gators—Oh, my!

    Dave DiNaso brought his "Traveling World of Reptiles” to the Sugar Grove Library on Oct. 27.

    • Posted November 10, 2012
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  • McLaren to receive NCC’s Outstanding Alumni Award

    NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Sugar Grove resident Eric McLaren, Ph.D., received North Central College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Convocation Friday, Oct. 26, in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

    • Posted November 10, 2012
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  • SGVB discusses Ash Borer issue

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village Board members on Tuesday discussed ideas on how to treat trees in the community that have been infested by the Ash Borer beetle.

    • Posted November 9, 2012
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  • MP water main project nears completion

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Village Engineer Jeremy Lin on Tuesday updated the Village Board on the status of the current water main project.

    • Posted November 9, 2012
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  • Scary good read

    At John Stewart Elementary School, Mrs. Reilley's fourth-grade class completed book reports on Bluestem Award winning books and created pumpkin characters to match their reports.

    • Posted November 9, 2012
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  • A ‘Jazz-y’ Anniversary

    Jazzercise of Elburn owner June Ambruster (middle, front) and instructor Heather Coulter pose with the Thursday night class at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center. Nov. 1 marked the fifth anniversary of Jazzercise in Elburn, and it's...

    • Posted November 9, 2012
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  • ISBA Illinois Law Now Q&A for November 2012

    Question: Is there a law which requires the purchaser of a home to do a radon test? Answer: No, but many home buyers are concerned and now have a radon test conducted at the same time they do...

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • SG Twp supervisor resigns

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township Supervisor Dan Nagel resigned on Oct. 30, citing personal and family reasons as factors in his decision to step down.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Standing up for the ‘little guy’

    Kaneville residents speak out against reduced post office hours KANEVILLE—Kaneville residents on Nov. 1 attended a forum expecting to plead their case against the United State Postal Service’s pending decision to reduce Kaneville Post Office hours.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Victorious Victoria

    Clinton takes State crown in cross country Peoria, Ill.—Victoria Clinton, your spot is ready. The Kaneland sophomore earned her way into IHSA and Kaneland High School girls cross country history by becoming State champ in the Class 2A race...

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Photos: Honoring our Veterans

    On Wednesday, Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School held a veterans celebration and flag raising.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • No-Way for Knight football

    Lincoln-Way West builds big lead, eliminates Kaneland in second-round action

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • KHS duo secures postseason honor

    Kaneland—Hits just keep on coming for the celebrated tennis duo from Kaneland.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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