• Kaneland Sports Boosters present scholarships

    The Kaneland Sports Boosters award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors each year. This year, due to the success of the Dodge Test Drive event that was held in August during Kaneland’s Knights Under The Lights event,...

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  • WCC takes 3rd a NJCAA World Series

    Tyler, Texas—Waubonsee Community College jumped on second-ranked Century (MN) College right away, but could not hold on to the lead as the Mighty Wood Ducks eliminated the Chiefs’ from the 2013 NJCAA Division III World Series on...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Kaneland 10U takes title

    Photo: The Kaneland 10U travel baseball team is all smiles following their championship run through the field at the 10U Cougar Classic during Memorial Day weekend. Pictured are (left to right) front row: Jake Nied, Tyler Conklin,...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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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 7, 2013
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    Betty Ann Rich

    Betty Ann Rich was born on March 29, 1940, and raised in the north side of Chicago, near Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Her father, Clyde, took her to many football games and at an early age,...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Mike ‘Whitey’ Proctor

    Mike “Whitey” Proctor, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., previously of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., after a brief illness. He was...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Betty Ann Rich

    Betty Ann Rich was born on March 29, 1940, and raised in the north side of Chicago, near Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Her father, Clyde, took her to many football games and at an early age,...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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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....

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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  • Jeanne Mack

    Jeanne Mack, 66, of North Aurora, formerly of Paw Paw, Ill., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. She was born May 21, 1947, the daughter of...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Better Business Bureau: Don’t get scammed when donating to tornado victims

    CHICAGO—In the wake of a tragedy, scammers like to rise and take advantage of kind, giving people. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is alerting consumers of the possibility of phony charity scams...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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  • More Illinois counties added to disaster declaration

    CHICAGO—Illinois residents in 14 additional counties affected by April’s severe storms and flooding are now eligible to register for federal disaster assistance, state and federal officials recently announced. The Federal Emergency Management approved Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s...

    • Posted June 2, 2013
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    Kane County Treasurer’s Office to host I-Cash Kiosk during tax season

    GENEVA—Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging Kane County residents to stop by his I-Cash kiosk at the Kane County Treasurer’s Office before June 10 to see if they have any unclaimed cash or property. “These kiosks...

    • Posted June 2, 2013
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    Editorial: Hats off to the 2013 Kaneland High School graduating class

    It’s officially graduation season, and that means we’ve again reached the time of year where we bid farewell to Kaneland High School seniors as they toss their caps in the air, celebrate with friends and loved ones,...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Andrew Joshua Mancilla

    Joshua and Jaclyn Mancilla of Aurora announce the birth of their son, Andrew Joshua, who was born April 15, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 22 inches long. The...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Meuer graduates from Ripon College

    RIPON, WIS.—Paul Meuer of Elburn graduated from Ripon College on May 12 with an environmental studies major. Meuer is the child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Meuer of Elburn.

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • KHS’ Bradford wins scholarship

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School senior Blake Bradford was recently named the winner of the 2013 Kane County Pheasants Forever Scholarship Award. Bradford, a Maple Park resident, earned the $1,000 scholarship because of his commitment and passion for the...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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    Kovalick, Bell to wed

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kovalick of Sugar Grove announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Ali, to Jason Robert Bell, son of Mrs. JoAnn Bell-Schoemann and Mr. Matt Schoemann of Sugar Grove, and Mr. Richard Bell of...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Durrenberger earns Chartered Financial Consultant designation

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove native Mark Durrenberger has earned the financial planning industry’s highest qualification: the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation. Candidates for the ChFC® designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Staehely graduates from Creighton University

    OMAHA, NEB.—Alex Staehely of Sugar Grove received a degree during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 18 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb.

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Local residents named to WIU dean’s list for spring 2013

    MACOMB/MOLINE, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the Western Illinois University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Shannon Rosenwinkel of Elburn, Sarah Goodrich of Maple Park, and Austin Robinson and Cody Stults of Sugar Grove....

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Weigelmann named to Marquette dean’s list for spring 2013

    MILWAUKEE—Amy Weigelmann of Sugar Grove was recently named to the Marquette University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Weigelmann is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • SG opts for more artistic barrier wall

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on May 21 approved a change order to provide the community with a decorative barrier wall at the intersection of Route 47 and Cross Street. Public Works Director Tony Speciale updated...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Trustees: top soil should stay in Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Now that the village has taken ownership of the park at Blackberry Creek Drive and Patriot Parkway in Blackberry Creek Subdivision, Village Board members on Tuesday discussed what to do with the pile of dirt within the...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Board approves replacement deck recommendation

    by Mary Parrilli KANELAND—Kaneland superintendent for business Julie-Ann Fuchs on Tuesday recommended that the School Board direct administration to execute the contract for the replacement of the plywood deck at John Shields Elementary School. The contract is...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Elburn resident requests ordinance to honor fallen teen

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Ron Rosecky made a heartfelt request to the Village Board on Tuesday to create an ordinance that would ban or discourage skateboarding or rollerblading on village streets with a steep incline. Rosecky was a neighbor...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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    Big Rock business offers ‘More Polish Pottery’

    BIG ROCK—Walk into More Polish Pottery, and you’re likely to find three-year-old Katarina assisting her mother, Rebecca Gengler, in the pottery shop on their property. The store sells one of the Midwest’s largest selections of traditional Polish...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • FVCC Students of the Month for April

    KANELAND—Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) recently announced the following as its Students of the Month for April 2013: Caroline Heimerdinger (Early Childhood I), Brianne Strobel (EMT) and Joshua Worley (Electrician I). FVCC recognizes Students of the Month...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • WCC awards degrees to 2013 graduates

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College awarded degrees to 1,128 graduates at its 2013 commencement ceremony on May 23. The class of 2013 is the college’s largest ever and an increase of 9 percent over last year. The degrees...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Two new board members join TriCity Family Services Board of Directors

    GENEVA—TriCity Family Services recently announced the election of two new members to the agency’s governing Board of Directors. Dr. Eric Nolan of Elgin and Kyle Breunlin of South Elgin were voted into office at a recent Board...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • U.P. Railroad announces grants to support community railroad safety initiatives

    OMAHA, NEB.—Union Pacific Railroad recently announced a grant program for community railroad safety initiatives. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be provided to support initiatives that enhance railroad safety in Union Pacific communities. Grant-funded initiatives may...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • KHS Students of the Term

    KANELAND—Kaneland administration and staff would like to congratulate the following students for being named KHS Students of the Term for Term 4 of the 2012-13: Julia Lemp, CTE (Business/Technlology); Megan Selenis, CTE (Orientation to Family Consumer Science);...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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    Michels delivers State of SG speech

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on May 12 delivered his annual State of Sugar Grove speech to the village. The 30-minute address—the first of Michels’ new term after he was re-elected last...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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