• Board announces new appointments

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Rice as assistant principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Kaneland High School. His position will begin July 1, 2013. Rice is transferring from Sycamore High...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Board mulls communication plan

    by Mary Parrilli KANELAND—The Kaneland School board on Tuesday heard a presentation regarding the future Kaneland District communications plan. Megan Jacobs, a communications consultant, worked with Superintendent Jeff Schuler, to establish a plan and to identify key...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Photos: Sugar Grove Memorial Day ceremony

    Photos by Lynn Logan

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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    Photos: Kaneville Memorial Day ceremony

    Photos by Kimberly Anderson

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Letter: Knights wrestlers to host donation collection at Elburn, SG Jewel locations

    Kaneland High School wrestlers last year earned their way to camp by giving back to the community. They not only met their goal of donating 200 volunteer hours to the community but blew past it to achieve...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • New church meeting in John Shields Elementary School

    SUGAR GROVE—Covenant of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church will be begin meeting for worship at the John Shields Elementary School on Sunday, June 2. Covenant of Grace is a Christ-centered, Bible-believing, Bible-teaching Presbyterian Church with reverent worship. The...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • KUMC to begin summer worship schedule

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville United Methodist Church will begin its summer worship schedule on Sunday, June 2, which is also Graduate Recognition Sunday. Summer worship will begin at 9:30 a.m., alternating between indoor and outdoor services. The June 2 worship...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Nathaniel Kucera secures the 4x800m State Title for the Knights. Tanner Andrews secured All State honors in the Triple Jump with a 44’ 1.5” effort at Saturday’s IHSA State Meet.                  
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    A weekend to remember

    4x800m Relay nabs State title, boys track takes sixth in Class 2A KANELAND—Kaneland boys track has a long and storied history, and the 2013 team added to it this weekend. The 4x800m relay team of Conor Johnson,...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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    Valiant comeback falls short

    Softball eliminated despite six-run flurry in seventh inning AURORA—The end of Saturday’s Class 3A Rosary Regional final is something Kaneland fans will remember for quite awhile. Kaneland softball wishes there was more to the season than mere...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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    Baseball spiked by Spartans

    Knights nab first postseason win in 2 years, but loses in regional final KANELAND—After getting upended by DeKalb in the regional semifinal in 2012, to play for a regional plaque in 2013 was a welcome sight for...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Lois J. Slaughter-O’Brochta

    Lois J. Slaughter-O’Brochta, 81, of Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Presence Mercy Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Mendota, Ill., the daughter of the late George and Myrtle “May” (Sperrey) Duffey. Lois...

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Photos: Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony

    The Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony was held inside at the Elburn American Legion, due to wet conditions at Blackberry Cemetery. Since the event was held indoors, some of the traditional activities, such as the arade, cannon fire,...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • WCC to offer summer programs for kids

    SUGAR GROVE—Whether they want to make a movie, create a video game or cook up delicious meals, children ages 4 to 14 are invited to explore their interests this summer with Waubonsee Community College’s Xcelerate enrichment program....

    • Posted May 27, 2013
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    Elburn Coop completes Newark Seed Acquisition

    SYCAMORE, ILL.—Elburn Cooperative Co. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Newark Seed on Highway 52 in Newark, Ill. Elburn Cooperative completed the transaction, which began in 2007 when Elburn Cooperative took over the Pioneer...

    • Posted May 26, 2013
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  • FV Festival Chorus to perform at Carnegie Hall on Memorial Day

    NEW YORK CITY—Members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus will perform at Carnegie Hall on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 8 p.m. One year ago, Naperville resident and IMSA Instrumental Music Director Mary Beth McCarthy, the...

    • Posted May 26, 2013
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  • WCC reaches agreement to sell former downtown Aurora Campus buildings

    AURORA—For more than two decades, Waubonsee Community College educated thousands of Aurorans at its downtown campus on Stolp Island. In June 2011, Waubonsee moved its downtown Aurora operations to a new 132,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art campus across the Fox...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to visit Kane County

    GENEVA—Beginning this week, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) will be in Kane County to provide information and provide residents affected by last month’s flooding with an opportunity to register for federal disaster assistance. These teams will...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • WCC names Kiefer Outstanding Faculty Member for 2013

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Political Science and History Richard Kiefer knew fairly early on that he wanted to teach—he just didn’t think he’d be doing it at the college level. Now, after 20 years...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • KHS alum to graduate from Rush University Medical College

    CHICAGO—Andrew Wood, a 2005 graduate of Kaneland High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will graduate from Rush University Medical College on May 23. He will continue his education with a...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Local students named to Ripon College dean’s list

    RIPON, WIS.—Elburn residents Nathaniel Davidson and Paul Meuer were named to the Ripon College dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Davidson, a junior majoring in history, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Davidson...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Borg inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

    BATON ROUGE, LA.—Kelsey Borg of Maple Park was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Borg is pursuing a degree in communication disorders at Southern...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Paxton Michael Greiff

    Mark and Heide Greiff of Cortland announce the birth of their son, Paxton Michael. He was born Sept. 28, 2012, at Delnor-Community Hospital. He weighted 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. The proud grandparents...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Phil Anderson of Maple Park came out today to pull in support of the event.  Phil's father John Anderson also participated while his mother Celeste Anderson and his Aunt Kathy Coffey volunteered to sell raffle tickets during the day.
    Maple Park Police Dept. ‘pulls’ for Special Olympics

    MAPLE PARK—Colleen MacRunnels aims for the Maple Park Police Department to be in first place in this year’s Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, a competition among police departments to raise the most money for Special Olympics. The...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Burglars target unlocked vehicles in Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Elburn police are investigating a string of more than 20 automobile burglaries that took place between Sunday night and Monday morning in several neighborhoods in the Blackberry Creek subdivision. Calling it “a crime of opportunity,” Elburn Police...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Moon Dance Diner set to re-open at end of May

    by Elizabeth Rago MAPLE PARK—May 2013 ends a brief interlude in the Moon Dance Diner and Grill’s history, as George and Elizabeth Georgiou will soon re-open the Maple Park classic American eatery with select hours. Located at...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Elburn grants non-bar liquor license to Chico’s Tacos

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to approve an additional license that would allow Chico’s Tacos to serve liquor. The license falls into a category that allows liquor to be dispensed in a non-bar establishment. This...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    New SG Twp Board members sworn in

    Sugar Grove’s new Township Board includes Lee Drendel (left to right), Tom Rowe, Scott Hester, Phil Silagi, Laurie Geary and Greg Huggins. Courtesy Photo by Chris Paulus SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Township Board members were sworn in on...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • School and Police Information Alliance in the works in Sugar Grove

    by David Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove interim Police Chief Ronald Moser on Tuesday informed the Village Board that an intergovernmental agreement is in the works between the Police Department and Kaneland School District 302. “The Kaneland School...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Natalie Remsen of Maple Park finds some blocks to making time pass while her parents garage sale.
    Happy shoppers come out

    The Maple Park garage sales held last weekend brought out sunny weather and streets full of anxious shoppers ready for bargains. Those shopping could find anything from weightlifting equipment to fresh-made slushies. Parents were on the lookout...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Kaneland Knights GIVE program

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Knights GIVE program has been set up to recognize and acknowledge students who gave back to the school and community through voluntary service. GIVE stands for “Generosity Involves Volunteer Effort.” The guidelines are as follows:...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Freshman Brianna Bower (19) cruised to an 11:19.33 in Saturday’s 3200m Run Final at the IHSA State Meet. Bower placed seventh overall, earning all state honors. Photo by Ben Draper
    Fine finish

    Girls track concludes season at state finals KANELAND—It was a weekend well spent in Charleston, Ill. With a select few events able to go down to Eastern Illinois University for the Class 2A girls track State meet,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Just short

    Soccer falls in overtime to Rosary in regional ROCHELLE—They have to stop meeting like this. For the third time in the past five seasons, the Kaneland Lady Knights were eliminated in a regional final by the rival...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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