• Christmas Eve service at Elburn Hill Church

    ELBURN—Elburn Hill Church will have a Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Elburn Hill Church is located at 506 N. Main St., Elburn.

    • Posted December 22, 2013
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  • Local residents earn North Central College dean’s list honors

    NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The following local residents were recently named to North Central College’s dean’s list of scholars for the 2013 fall term: Elaine Cannell, Sarah Hodge, Nicholas Lynch, Evan Michalic, Melissa Schmidt and Ashley Swanson, all of Elburn;...

    • Posted December 21, 2013
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  • Builders in Blackberry Creek obtain reduction in fees

    Village sees growth picking up ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a reduction in impact fees that several builders had requested for lots within the Blackberry Creek subdivision. The Village Board earlier this year approved the...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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    Bright lights in the village

    Local resident wins national recognition for Christmas lights CAMPTON HILLS—Brian Larsen recently received national acclaim for a Christmas display he calls a “labor of love.” “Some guys collect Corvettes and Porsches,” Larsen said. “I do Christmas lights.”...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • SG Citizen Survey yields encouraging results

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the results of the village’s 2013 Citizen Survey. Results from the survey were generally positive, though residents reported dissatisfaction with economic development and cable TV. The cable TV...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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    Photos: Singing for Santa

    Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn held its first-grade holiday program on Dec. 6 in the school gym. Parents and other family members were welcome to attend. Mrs. Brubaker and staff guided students through a variety...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • History Department recognized at WCC

    SUGAR GROVE—From Waubonsee’s inception, the instruction of history has helped to define the college. As the study of history has evolved in the decades since, the college’s History Department has evolved, as well, rising to meet the...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Schmidt’s wins approval for earlier hours

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance to allow Schmidt’s Towne Tap on Main Street in Elburn to open for business and serve alcohol inside and in its outdoor garden beginning at 8 a.m. on...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Blackberry Township working to renew lease on Elburn Youth Baseball field

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—The Blackberry Township Board hopes to renegotiate a lease that will allow Elburn Youth Baseball to continue playing at McNair Field. The previous lease negotiated between Blackberry Township and Burr Ridge company Transmission Relay Corporation had...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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    WCC opens new field house

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College opened the doors of its new Sugar Grove campus field house on Dec. 6. Student athletes, athletic instructors and community members gathered at the field house that day and were able to participate...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Editorial: Christmas joy through giving a toy

    We often hear about the spirit of Christmas and how it’s better to give than to receive. However, in today’s world of Black Friday punchout sales, an overflowing marketplace of technological gadgets and “hot Christmas gifts of...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    Photos: The magic of madrigal

    Court jester Mitch Bateman leaps out of fright into the Wizard’s (Ben Mitchinson) arms during the Kaneland Madrigal Feaste performance on Saturday evening. More photos will load below:

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Barry L. Tischhauser

    Barry L. Tischhauser, 61, of Athens, Tenn., formerly of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by the love and care of his family. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    Air supply

    Photo: Junior Ben Barnes scored a team-high 16 points in Kaneland’s 83-63 rout of Rochelle Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk Knight boys hoops runs wild on rival Hubs KANELAND—Five players managing a double-figure night should be a...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    Girls basketball looks to sleigh field at 2 tourneys

    Photo: Junior Ally VanBogaert and the Lady Knights basketball team trek to Ottawa and Dixon during the holiday break. Photo by Patti Wilk Lady Knights hitting double shot of Ottawa and Dixon gatherings KANELAND—At 4-4, the Lady...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Wasco Diamonds 14U clinic set for Dec. 28

    ELBURN—The Wasco Diamonds will present a 14U clinic on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the softball diamond located at 707 Herra St. in Elburn. A pitching and catching clinic is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Softball tryouts, clinics approaching fast

    WASCO—Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball (WGFSL) registration for the 2014 Spring/Summer season begins Wednesday, Jan. 1. Registration is open to all girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no out-of-district fees. Players develop their skills with the...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    Pride in Platteville

    Photo: Elburn native Ryley Bailey had 86 catches for 1,047 yards for UW-Platteville’s football team this season. It was a school record for catches, and only the second time in school history a receiver recorded over 1,000...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    KHS grapplers can’t grab hold in tough week

    Cary-Grove, CLC, DeKalb dish Kaneland losses KANELAND—Kaneland wrestling had done well so far this season, but they can be sure to run into a wall of tough opponents for days at a time, as was the case...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Bowlers sunk by Streator, Morris

    Photo: Senior Christie Crews has been a leader for the Lady Knights bowlers this season. She bowled a 414 series against Streator and a 434 against Morris in recent action. File Photo KANELAND—Sometimes you’ll just run into...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Dec. 19 sports recap

    JV Bowling Dec. 11 vs. Streator—The Lady Knights only had two competitors, so no team score was kept. Kayla McDuffee bowled a 323 series with a 132 high game, while Natalie Barnhart bowled a 282 series with...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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    WCC’s Wagner garners 200th career coaching victory

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball head coach Dana Wagner collected her 200th career coaching victory as the Lady Chiefs hung on to defeat the St. Ambrose University Junior Varsity 73-68 on Sunday, Dec. 8. Waubonsee improved...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A response to the Kaneland School Board’s vote to raise taxes

    As the Bible tells us, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to Elburn Metra Station decorator

    I would just like to thank whoever decorated the Elburn train station for Christmas. We took the train last Sunday and it was very cheerful. I’m sure most riders feel the same. Also I checked and it...

    • Posted December 19, 2013
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  • ‘Family Knight In’ at Paisano’s

    ELBURN—Place any order at Paisano’s Pizza and Grill on Friday, Dec. 19, and Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will receive 10 percent back in donation. Just present or mention the “Family Knight In” coupon when you pay for...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • The Longest Night

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host The Longest Night Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. The Longest Night Service is a time to experience...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • ‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland community

    Elburn—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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    Bringing some muscle to Elburn

    Blackberry Creek resident opens Windy City Muscle Cars ELBURN—When Nicolas Cage’s brand new Bentley Continental GTC went up for sale as part of the Hollywood star’s bankruptcy, Tom Scardamaglia snapped it up. It’s sitting in his showroom...

    • Posted December 15, 2013
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  • Elburn Food Pantry benefits from Kane County Farm Bureau

    ELBURN—The Elburn Food Pantry is just one of the 20 food pantry recipients of donations from Kane County Farm Bureau members. The Farm Bureau, through its Harvest for All and other hunger relief programs, has recently surpassed...

    • Posted December 14, 2013
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    Remembering Tom

    Photo: Myrna and Bill Smar (top row) with Raulene and Tom Kuebelbeck. Courtesy Photo ELBURN—Bill Smar is an Elburn Lions Club member who works on publicity. Recently, Smar thought about his late friend Tom Kuebelbeck. “Well, I...

    • Posted December 14, 2013
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    Best year yet for Holiday in the Grove

    Photo: Sisters Cary and Cara visit with Santa at the Sugar Grove Community House Saturday during the Holiday in the Grove. More photos are below the story. Photos by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—The Holiday in the Grove...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Frigid weather keeps crowds down, but spirits high at Elburn Stroll

    Photo: The 19th Annual Elburn Christmas Stroll took place throughout Elburn Friday evening. A crowd gathered around to watch the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District firehouse demonstrate a live burning of a Christmas tree. More photos...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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