• Friends of the Town and Country Public Library donate to Summer Reading program

    ELBURN—The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library on May 16 donated $5,000 to the library for its youth and adult Summer Reading program, which will take place between May 28 and Aug. 2. The money...

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    Rise of the Knights

    Photo: Three-time state qualifier Corey Harner will be joined by numerous members of the boys track team at the IHSA State Track and Field meet this weekend. The Knights won the Sectional title, easily outdistancing second-place Winnebago...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Taking care of business

    KHS begins regional with rout over Sandwich KANELAND—Lady Knights softball continues to roll. In the case of DeKalb, Rosary and Sandwich, it was over the opponents. Kaneland clinched the outright claim of Northern Illinois Big XII champions...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • KHS boys basketball annual golf outing set for June 8

    Kaneland—Foursomes and sponsorships are going fast, but there is still time to join the Kaneland boys basektball program in a day of fun at its fourth annual golf outing on Saturday, June 8, at Bliss Creek Golf...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Editorial: Be respectful of local cemeteries this spring

    We recently received a Letter to the Editor that touched upon a topic seldom spoken of in this area: theft of flowers and decorations in our local cemeteries. The author of the letter asked to remain nameless,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Letter: A letter from David Hintzsche

    I manage a local ag retail business. We provide the crop nutrients and crop protection products that enhance yields. The media attention and miscommunication that took place following the horrible tragedy in West, Texas, last month causes...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from Dennis C. Ryan

    Thank you to everyone who voted for my election as your Blackberry Township supervisor. I am honored and humbled by your trust and confidence in my ability to serve our township Dennis C. Ryan Elburn

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Follow the Chiefs at NJCAA Division III World Series

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College blasted Harper College 13-1 on Sunday to capture the Region IV Division III championship for the second time in the last four years. The Chiefs advance to the eight-team, double-elimination 2013 NJCAA Division...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Hello, old friend

    KHS faces Batavia in Midwest League setting in tail-end of regular season KANELAND—What’s one more postponement for Kaneland baseball? In a 2013 campaign rife with cancellations, 19 to be exact, Kaneland baseball wanted to make up its...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Leonard A. Douglas

    Leonard A. Douglas, 79, of North Aurora, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Aurora, the son of the late C.A and Irene (Zaricor) Douglas. Len was...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Middle school track takes 2nd at state meet

    28 student-athletes sent to Peoria returned with 19 medals, 1 second-place trophy, a handful of school records and several personal bests Kaneland—The Kaneland Harter Middle School track team sent 28 student-athletes to Peoria on...

    • Posted May 24, 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 24, 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 May 24, 2013
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  • ‘Task force’ to look into Kaneville drainage issue

    KANEVILLE—Due to heavy rains last week resulting in drainage problems for Kaneville, a “task force” was appointed at the April 18 Village Board meeting. The appointed group will look into the drainage problems and update the board...

    • Posted May 23, 2013
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  • Pitching, defense lead to win over Cary-Grove

    Baseball beats Streator, falls to Marengo, Sycamore, in big week KANELAND—Knights baseball may have had a rougher go of it in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t put together a stellar performance. Behind junior Curtis...

    • Posted May 23, 2013
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  • Searching for the sweet spot

    KHS baseball sports 3-2 week to even NIB-12 record at 7-7 KANELAND—Seeing Morris, Rochelle and Sycamore during a week of competition can be good or bad, depending on how you handle the field action. For the most...

    • Posted May 23, 2013
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  • Moving north

    Elburn and Countryside Fire District to build new station ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will build a new main fire station on the corner of Route 38 and N. First Street, once the purchase of...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Elburn native authors pregnancy book

    ELBURN—When Amy Shoop Riley was pregnant with her daughter McKenzie, every time someone asked, “how do you feel?” she assumed they were really asking, “how badly do you feel?” She assumed she was going to have back...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Letter: SG Township Community Building Board meeting notice

    The next regular meeting of the Sugar Grove Township Community Building Board of Trustees will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 (changed from June 4), at the Sugar Grove Community Building, 141 Main St.,...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Letter: Knights Wrestling Club event

    Knights Wrestling Club will host a one-night Intro to Wrestling 101 event on Friday, June 21. This event is open to kids from kindergarten through high school. This is designed for those kids who have zero wrestling...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Letter: Check out the Kane County Guide

    As a volunteer with several organizations within Kane County, I constantly hear of people with needs in the community for social, health, human services and safety. The Kane County Guide provides a “one-stop shopping” listing for these...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Governor Quinn proclaims May as Older Americans Month in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed May as Older Americans Month in Illinois, and joins the Illinois Department on Aging to honor more than two million adults, aged 60 years or older, who live in the state....

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Maple Park adds stop signs

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on April 2 approved Ordinance 2013-07, adding several stop signs within the village. The ordinance will place a two-way stop sign at the intersection of Elm and Liberty streets, and four-way...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kaneville committee discusses solutions to drainage issue

    by Chris Paulus KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville on May 8 held a special Drainage Committee meeting to discuss solutions regarding the issue of rain water drainage. The drainage committee includes Village President Pat Hill, and trustees Poul...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Land acquired for Anderson Road bridge

    ELBURN—The land acquisition necessary to begin construction on the Anderson Road extension and bridge has been completed. According to Kane County Director of Transportation Tom Rickert, the 62 acres, owned by three principal property holders, ShoDeen Inc.,...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • One more time … with feeling

    One of the best things about sports—regardless of whether it’s at the high school or professional level—is the element of rivalry. A tradition-fueled sense of competitiveness that excites and intrigues fans, and even sometimes sets their teeth...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters award scholarships

    by Denise Blaszynski, president, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters To some, May is considered a music-filled month at Kaneland. Between the middle and high schools, there is at least one or more concerts or performances each week. It...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Rhapsody in May

    The Kaneland High School band presented a concert May 9, featuring American works by such composers as Aaron Copland, John Phillip Sousa, George Gershwin and more. Photos by Kimberly Anderson

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kurian of Elburn studies abroad through the ‘Augustana In Australia’ program

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Alex Kurian of Elburn was among the 50 Augustana College students who studied and worked in Sydney, Australia, for the first two months of 2013. The international study program known as “Augustana in Australia” places...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Century club

    KHS girls soccer team gives coach Parillo his 100th career victory MAPLE PARK—Coach Scott Parillo didn’t mince words with his Kaneland girls soccer team during halftime of its regular-season finale versus rival Sycamore last Thursday. The two...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Conference Champs

    KHS boys track team takes top spot at NIB-12 KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII conference boys track certainly has its share of talented teams. Kaneland made certain it was included in that discussion, netting a conference championship as...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Leading the way at Burlington Sectional

    Lady Knights qualify for state in seven events KANELAND—Friday’s Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional had many good teams, but only one collective winner. That would end up being the local outfit from Maple Park. With 73 points...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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