• WCC Chiefs’ Basketball Camp

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College will offer a basketball camp for boys and girls from fifth grade through those entering their senior year of high school. The inaugural Chiefs’ Basketball Camp is set to run Monday, June 17,...

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  • Photos: KYSO gets a move on

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    2013 Spring Athletic Banquet Awards

    The Kaneland High School Athletics Department on Thursday, June 6, announced the award winners for varsity high school athletics. Below are those winners. Knight Award for three-sport athletes: Ashley Castellanos—Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field; Sarah Grams—Tennis,...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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  • Norma M. Crawford

    Norma M. Crawford of Elburn passed from this life to eternal life on June 10, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Norma was born Sept. 6, 1924, in...

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  • Mary Jane Ellis

    Mary Jane Ellis, 62, of Geneva, formerly of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, following a long battle with cancer that eventually...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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  • Mary Jane Ellis

    Mary Jane Ellis, 62, of Geneva, formerly of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, following a long battle with cancer that eventually...

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    Powerhouse Day Camp

    ELBURN—Powerhouse Day Camp will take place the week of June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon at Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Road, Elburn. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and costs $35 per child....

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  • Going Green for God

    LILY LAKE—Going Green for God (all about recycling, reducing and reusing) will take place Monday through Friday, June 17-21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lily Lake. The cost of the week-long event...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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  • Kaneland educators honored at the Kane County Educator of the Year Awards

    KANELAND—Five Kaneland district educators were recently nominated for Kane County Educator of the Year Awards, and two of the nominees took home awards at the Educator of the Year banquet held on May 3 at the Q...

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  • Kaneland community makes it happen for Sports Boosters

    by Ryan Delahanty President, Kaneland Sports Boosters As the 2012-13 Kaneland school year draws to a close, it provides the perfect time to reflect on the past school year and the accomplishments of our Kaneland student-athletes. Kaneland...

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  • Editorial: Summer—84 days and counting

    by Jill Pertler Columnist, “Slices of Life” I love being a mom—365 days a year … or nearly that many. Motherhood is a daily (and middle-of-the-nightly) event, but it’s right around this time each year I find...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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    Batavia Farmers’ Market moves to new location

    BATAVIA—The Batavia Farmers’ Market will soon relocate to the rejuvenated area of North River Street, between Wilson and State streets. “The decision to relocate was based on many factors, including the ability to expand the market for...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Foguth of Elburn named to Benedictine College dean’s list

    ATCHISON, KAN.—Rachel Foguth of Elburn was recently named to the Benedictine College dean’s list for the spring semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and possess a grade...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Komel studies abroad in Jamaica

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Casey Komel of Elburn was one of 19 Augustana College students who traveled to Jamaica during winter recess to complete service learning. The students had the opportunity to learn and teach alongside young Jamaicans at...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Krauss named to Bryan College dean’s list

    DAYTON, TENN.—Wendy Krauss of Sugar Grove was among 173 undergraduates named to the Bryan College dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Wendy, daughter of Mark and Donna Krauss of Sugar Grove, was recognized for outstanding academic...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Sutherland graduates with honors from the University of Rochester

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Greg Sutherland, a 2008 graduate of Kaneland High School and a 2010 graduate of College of DuPage, graduated cum laude from University of Rochester on May 19. He was awarded a B.A. with highest distinction, Russian...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Zander graduates from St. Olaf College

    NORTHFIELD, MINN.—Hilary Zander of Elburn recently graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. She is a sociology/anthropology and biology major. Hilary is the daughter of William and Donna Zander.

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • Kaneville Village President Pat Hill is using the sign outside her store, Hill’s Country Store, to urge residents to write letters to the USPS and their congressmen, asking for the post office’s hours to be increased.                                   Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale
    Residents, USPS weigh in on reduced Kaneville post office hours

    KANEVILLE—Frustration over the reduced hours at the Kaneville post office has been rising, as residents struggle to pick up their mail and do business, and Village President Pat Hill wants to do something about it. The post...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Accidental firearm discharge at St. Charles Sportsman’s Club injures 10

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as Elburn Police, Firefighters and EMS, on Tuesday evening were dispatched to the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, 44W471 Keslinger Road in unincorporated Blackberry Township, on a report of a gun...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Village saves on new dispatcher contract

    ELBURN—Fees for dispatch services from Tri-Com Central Dispatch in St. Charles have significantly decreased, for an annual rate of $79,976, down from the previous rate of approximately $97,000. According to Village Administrator Erin Willrett, the decrease was...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Elburn Police respond to possible suicide

    ELBURN—Elburn Police on Sunday responded to a report of a possible suicide at a residence on the 300 block of Nebraska Street in Elburn. Upon arrival, police learned that the body of one of the house’s residents,...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Sugar Grove Medallion has been hidden

    SUGAR GROVE—The sixth annual Corn Boil Medallion Hunt is on. This year’s medallion has been hidden within Sugar Grove Township. The person who finds the medallion will be recognized during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 2013 opening...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • SG approves survey contract

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a contract with the National Research Center to conduct a survey this fall. The total cost of the survey is $13,800, which is $1,200 under...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Sinkholes brought to SG’s attention

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday was informed of the presence of several sinkholes in the Windsor Point subdivision. Resident Gayle Deja-Schultz said there are six sink holes in her neighborhood. “Some...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • VB approves changes in water use restrictions

    ELBURN—With summer close at hand, Elburn residents should take note of the village’s current and modified water use restrictions The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved several changes to the village ordinance, which will bring the current...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Editorial: It’s garage sale weekend in Sugar Grove

    What really signals the arrival of summer in the Kaneland community? Hot weather and barbecues? Inflated gas prices? The Chicago Cubs officially falling out of postseason contention? All three options are certainly valid, but a more accurate...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Letter: Is the USPS setting up the Kaneville post office to fail?

    This past Saturday, I went to my local Kaneville Post Office and I purchased $196.88 in postage stamps. Two years ago, this would have been a simple matter, because two years ago, the Kaneville Post Office had...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • ‘Dreamcoat’ on the Kaneland Auditorium stage

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival (KCFAF) is pleased to announce the summer 2013 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic musical “Joseph and the...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Garfield Farm Museum begins summer hours

    CAMPTON HILLS—June is officially the start of the summer tour season at Garfield Farm Museum. Walk-in tours are available from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays through September. Visitors to the farm can escape the...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Hometown Hall of Famer

    The Kaneland School District last week inducted Kerry Rink, pictured here from her days as a Kaneland High School cross country runner, into its Hall of Fame in the Personal Athletic Achievement category. Rink was a three-sport...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Trophy case closed

    Kaneland emerges with NIB-12 All-Sports Trophy by Mike Slodki KANELAND—You’d be hard pressed to argue with the facts. The facts say Kaneland High School athletics had an exemplary year in athletics for the 2012-13 calendar. As a...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Boys track going the Midwest Distance

    Two Kaneland runners compete at Benedictine by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Not content with the productive goings-on at Eastern Illinois University two weekends ago, Kaneland High School track members Kyle Carter and Nathaniel Kucera, junior State medalists, have more...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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