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    Photos: Crafting in Maple Park

    Photo: Participants gathered Dec. 4 at the Maple Park American Legion for the third annual Make and Take holiday crafting event. There were several craft stations designed for ages 3 and up. Lemonade and cookies were served....

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Photos: Colorful Christmas in Kaneville

    Photo: Sisters Addison Ryan, 4 (left) and Alyssa, 8, of Elburn enjoy coloring Christmas art at the Kaneville United Methodist Church Saturday morning during the Christmas in Kaneville event.

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • D302 tax levy increases

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board agreed to increase the tax levy at the Monday meeting. This means that the tentative tax levy that had been approved at the October meeting will go into effect. The requested amount is...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • School board approves hiring of two interim athletic directors

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board agreed to hire two interim athletic directors for the the school year on Monday. The two directors are Rudy Keller and Ralph Drendel. Board member Tony Valente was the only member to vote...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    KHS’ Madrigal Feaste: a 36-year tradition

    Photo: KHS senior Kayla Hedgren performs a solo during the KHS Madrigal performance at the Sugar Grove Library Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk MAPLE PARK—The Kaneland High School Madrigal Feaste performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13,...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • FVCC honors October Students of the Month

    MAPLE PARK—The Fox Valley Career Center (FVCC) announced its Students of the Month for October. Kaneland students earning the honor included Jacob Aguilar (Welding I), Kathryn Leonhard (Graphics II), Joseph Mendoza (Electrician II), Alexander Ochoa (Fire Science...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Tickets still on sale for United Center matchup with Geneva Jan. 4

    The Kaneland boys basketball team will be playing Geneva at the United Center, before the Bulls game against the Atlanta Hawks, on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65 and will get you admission...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Close encounter

    Photo: Senior John Pruett went 3/4 at the foul line, and finished with seven points against Sycamore Friday night. Photo by Mary Paulson Sycamore bests KHS boys to complete Friday sweep KANELAND—Knight boys basketball dropped to 2-2...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Stuck at Sycamore

    Photo: Sophomore Camri Conley attempts a free throw Friday night at Sycamore. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland girls basketball drops conference outing KANELAND—Lady Knights basketball is always up for a conference battle with rival Sycamore. On Friday...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Junior Adam Mish pinned his Sycamore opponent in 1:38 Thursday at NIU.
    Wrestlers go Huskie-size over Sycamore, beat Lemont

    Photo: Junior Adam Mish pinned his Sycamore opponent in 1:38 Thursday at NIU. Sophomore Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Venues may change, but victories are still as sweet anywhere. Kaneland traveled to NIU’s Convocation Center last Thursday to...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Bowlers beat IMSA, lose close matches

    Photo: Junior Katie Hill (above) bowled a 405 series for the Lady Knights Thursday. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Margins are relatively close, but the Lady Knight bowlers housed at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb would like to...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Dec. 12 sports recap

    Girls JV Bowling Dec. 5 vs. Dixon—Freshman Grace Lindgren led the way for the Lady Knights against visiting Dixon with a 321 series at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb. Freshmen Kayla McDuffee and Natalie Barnhart bowled a...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Donald J. ‘Don’ Mulligan

    Donald J. “Don” Mulligan, 79, of Elburn, formerly of Maggie Valley, N.C., passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born in Evergreen Park, Ill.,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Vicki Zerby Frew

    “Well, folks, apparently I have accomplished my purpose in life and have moved on. Sorry to report, I still have no idea what my mission was. “However, I am grateful for all the blessings of this life,...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Taize service Dec. 12

    ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Avenue (Rt. 25), St. Charles, invites the community to experience Taize Worship on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Worship in the style of Taize, a monastic community in...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Letter: Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters contribute to tornado relief fund

    The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters on Dec. 4 sent a check to the Washington Community High School Tornado Relief Fund for the band and drama departments. The Boosters thank the Kaneland performing arts community for its generous...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Editorial: Thank you for supporting local Christmas events

    No one does a Christmas celebration quite like the Kaneland community, and last weekend gave us a chance to experience holiday excitement and cheer via Elburn’s Christmas Stroll, Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove, Kaneville’s Christmas in...

    • Posted December 12, 2013
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  • Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

    ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church...

    • Posted December 11, 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 11, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church in Big Rock

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    Elburn—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations from families and businesses to use in...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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  • Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

    Aurora—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Dec. 13, at MorningStar Church in Aurora, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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  • SG seeking applicants for Board of Police Commissioners

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Board of Police Commissioners consists of three members that are appointed by the village president with the consent of the Board of Trustees. The powers and duties of this board are limited to making...

    • Posted December 9, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted December 7, 2013
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  • Phyllis Liss

    Phyllis Liss, 76, went home to Heaven, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Fountain Hills, AZ. She was born November 23, 1937. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Survivors include her husband, Charles...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • SG Village Board approves 2013 proposed tax levy

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed the proposed 2.4 percent increase for the 2013 Tax Levy with five yes votes, and two no votes from trustees Sean Herron and Kevin Geary. Sugar Grove will...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn VB passes 2013 levy

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a 2013 tax levy of $824,000, following a public hearing with no comment. Village President Dave Anderson said that, dividing the property tax amount residents pay to the village, the...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • MP Village Board approves 2013 tax levy

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the village’s tax levy for the fiscal year commencing May 1, 2013, and ending April 30, 2014. The total extension of the 2013 levy is...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove Village Board hosts road improvement open house

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday hosted an informal road improvement open house at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The open house was in regard to the village’s road improvement research for Dugan Road and...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn residents save money on electric bills

    Village negotiates on their behalf with competitive bidders ELBURN—Elburn residents who took advantage of an electricity savings program the village initiated in 2011 have saved an average of about $40 per month on their electricity bill during...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • WCC CAD Program awarded grants to expand partnership, outreach

    SUGAR GROVE—The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) program at Waubonsee Community College has been awarded two grants to help the college improve its partnership with a local high school and to improve efforts to market the program...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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