• Snowball Dance at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

    VIRGIL—S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church will host its Snowball Dance (one of Kane County’s oldest dances) on Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. to midnight at the church, 5N939 Meridith Road in Virgil.

    • Posted December 30, 2012
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  • ‘Three Stooges; Four Refreshments’ benefit for SG Senior Center

    SUGAR GROVE—A “Three Stooges; Four Refreshments” benefit for the Sugar Grove Senior Center will take place Saturday, Jan. 19, 5 to 9 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community Building, 141 Main St.

    • Posted December 30, 2012
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  • Top 10 of 2012: The most-viewed stories on ElburnHerald.com in the past year

    Our top 10 most-viewed stories from 2012 touched it all: local hot-button issues, police-related articles, community groups linking to articles about them, and what I can only call the "power of Google."

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Pets and the holidays

    ILLINOIS—Many people are decorating their homes for the holidays, but pet owners should be aware that some plants used for holiday decorating can be dangerous to cats and dogs.

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Local residents participate in Christmas at Augustana concert

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Emily Butts and Rhys Childs of Elburn, and Anna Novotny of Sugar Grove, were participants in the Christmas at Augustana concerts on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • IACA names Keck 2012 Auditor of the Year

    ILLINOIS—In recognition of his many years of service as their continuing education sponsor, the Illinois Association of County Auditor has named William F. Keck, CPA, retired Kane County auditor, as their 2012 Auditor of the Year.

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Family New Year’s Eve party

    AURORA—Bring the kids to a mid-day New Year’s Eve celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail Road in Aurora.

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Local residents named to WIU dean’s list

    MACOMB, ILL.—The following students were named to Western Illinois University’s 2012 fall dean’s list:

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Local residents earn North Central College dean’s list honors

    NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to North Central College’s dean's list of scholars for the 2012 fall term:

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Zabel, Shaw wed Aug. 4, 2012

    Rollin and Sara Shaw of Sugar Grove are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Wayne, to Elizabeth Zabel, daughter of John and Marian Zabel of Simi Valley, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2012, at Rancho De...

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Due diligence snags savings in Elburn

    ELBURN—As the year in Elburn winds up, Village President Dave Anderson on Dec. 17 took time out to congratulate members of the Village Board and staff on recent savings realized.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • SG Village Board revives video gaming talks

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Dec. 18 held a discussion regarding the implementation of video gaming in various locations throughout the community.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • How to safely remove snow from your roof

    ILLINOIS—If heavy snow is left on your roof, it can result in costly water damage, or even cause your roof to collapse.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Erratic driver’s odd punishment

    by Caitlyn Strasser, Kaneland Krier reporter CLEVELAND—Almost every day, 32-year-old Shena Hardin drives on the sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus for disabled children, claiming she is in a hurry.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Christmas and Creative Beginnings

    Students from Creative Beginnings Preschool (right) at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center sang Christmas songs for their parents and other guests on Dec. 19 in the gymnasium.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Passion for singing travels from generation to generation

    by Amy Croft, Kaneland Krier reporter KANELAND—Mitch Bateman has been involved in singing his whole life. “My whole family sings. We are all very musical, and it’s just fun,” he said.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Tips on staying warm this winter

    by Nicole Partipilo, Kaneland Krier reporter KANELAND—Staying warm during winter isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Fortunately, there are ways around the cold.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Things to do over winter break

    by Amy Burgholzer, Kaneland Krier reporter KANELAND—Winter break is here, and most teenagers will be stuck inside their rooms on their laptops, phones or other electronic devices.

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert on Sunday, Dec. 30

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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  • SG village officials reflect on 2012

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village officials recently took time to reflect on the year that was 2012.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Elburn looks back on 2012

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson recently looked back on the accomplishments and challenges of 2012 this week, and found a few in each column.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • True Taste, LLC, recalls fish products due to possible health risks

    KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department is alerting residents that True Taste, LLC of Kenosha, Wis., is recalling vacuum-packaged Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring ...

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Kaneland Superintendent looks back on 2012

    KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler is feeling pretty good about District 302 these days.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Hot start

    KHS boys trounce Sandwich in Plano Classic's first round KANELAND—It's a tall order for an 11th seed to find glory in the Plano Christmas Classic, so Kaneland had to take it one step at a time at the...

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Knights take 2 of 3 in Woodstock quadrangular

    KANELAND—Work never seems done for the Kaneland High School wrestling unit.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Girls leave Ottawa with split

    OTTAWA—It's hard to get accustomed to new digs for the holiday season. Kaneland girls basketball had spent the previous six seasons hooping it up at Oswego East's tournament in late December, and made its way to Ottawa's Holiday...

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Guest Editorial: Memory and Holiday Overspending

    In the 1971 hit song, “Sunshine,” one of the lyrics asks, “How much does it cost? I’ll buy it.” A quick sale like that is a good sale for advertisers, but may not be for your wallet.

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Elburn Scholarship Fund for KHS students

    KANELAND—The Elburn Scholarship Fund will once again award grants for studies at the college level. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2013.

    • Posted December 26, 2012
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  • Marmion entrance exam for 8th-grade boys

    AURORA—Marmion Academy High School will host its second entrance exam for 8th-grade boys on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m. In order to register for the exam, an application for admission must be filed prior...

    • Posted December 24, 2012
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  • School boards push to add definition of cyber bullying in school policy

    CHICAGO—The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) seeks legislation that would require every Illinois public school district policy on bullying to contain a definition that includes “cyber bullying.”

    • Posted December 23, 2012
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  • KHS underdoing application process for RAMP

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School is currently undergoing the application process for the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). RAMP takes national standards for school counseling and puts standards for student academics, career and personal social development.

    • Posted December 22, 2012
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  • Waubonsee students earn writing awards

    SUGAR GROVE—Two Waubonsee Community College students recently earned awards at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers Festival.

    • Posted December 22, 2012
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