• Kinder of Sugar Grove receives scholarship award from Xavier University

    CINCINNATI, ILL.—Michael Kinder of Sugar Grove recently received a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. The son of Catherine and Christopher Kinder, Michael will graduate from Kaneland High School this spring, and is active in football, drama and...

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  • Local students named to Augustana College winter term dean’s list

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—The following local students were named to the Augustana College dean’s list for the 2012-13 winter term: Emma Anderson (psychology and sociology-social welfare), Kristina Bowen (biology and environmental studies), Emily Butts (elementary education), Margaret Clarkson...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • School Board bids goodbye to two members, welcomes new additions

    by Mary Parrilli KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on May 8 said goodbye to two of its members, Elmer Gramley and Kenneth Carter. Both men chose not to seek re-election in the April 9 Consolidated Election. Gramley offered...

    • Posted May 16, 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 16, 2013
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  • John Neisendorf Jr.

    John Neisendorf Jr., 89, of Maple Park, passed away Saturday evening, May 11, 2013, at DeKalb County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had recently made his home. He is survived by his loving wife of over...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Zander honored at St. Olaf College

    NORTHFIELD, MINN.—Hilary Zander of Elburn was among nearly 900 St. Olaf College students recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation on May 3. Zander is a biology and sociology/anthropology major, and holds additional...

    • Posted May 16, 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 16, 2013
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  • Waubonsee wins ISCC’s All-Sports Trophy again

    Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College has once again won the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s All-Sports Trophy. After a 20-year drought from 1989 to 2009, Waubonsee has now won the ISCC’s prestigious award three out of the last four...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Battle for the top

    Lady Knights’ conference race goes down to the wire KANELAND—With the end of the regular season in sight, the Kaneland High School softball team finds itself battling for the top spot in the Northern Illinois Big 12...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Regional action begins

    by Mike Sandrolini MAPLE PARK—The Knights begin what they hope will be a long run in the Class 2A playoffs Wednesday at the Rochelle regional. Results were not available as of press time. Kaneland, seeded second in...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Kaneland Krier receives awards during NISPA journalism competition

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Krier staff attended a journalism competition hosted by the Northern Illinois School Press Association (NISPA) at DuPage Community College on Friday, April 12, and received awards as a whole and individually.

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • KHS principal to become Rockford School District assistant superintendent

    KANELAND—Let the search begin for a new Kaneland High School principal.

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • Hansen, Herwaldt to wed

    William and Georgia Hansen of Elburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay, to Mitchell Herwaldt, son of Rick and Toni Herwaldt of Wheaton, Ill.

    • Posted May 13, 2013
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  • Bridge construction could begin this fall

    ELBURN—Construction on the Anderson Road bridge may begin as early as this fall, which means the end could be in sight for endless traffic hold-ups at the railroad crossing on Route 47 in Elburn. The project will...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Cooking in Kaneville

    The weather on May 2 didn’t stop 5 B’s Catering and local volunteers from raising money for the Kaneville Fest. Many meals were packed up to go due to poor conditions, though. Volunteer Kathy Kovach packed dozens...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn residents benefit from ‘Yoga … with Lynn’

    Yoga … with Lynn Thursdays • 9:30 a.m. Elburn & Countryside Community Center All levels welcome To register, call Lynn at (630) 365-0163 or yogawithlynn@yahoo.com ELBURN—Elburn resident Erin Walsh said she has always been athletic,...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Elburn village officials sworn in to serve

    ELBURN—Village trustee-elect Patricia Schuberg was officially sworn in on Monday night, taking her place with the other board members half-way through the meeting. Schuberg was elected to the Village Board in the 2013 Consolidated Election on April...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame inducts local journalism pioneers

    As the Kaneland community’s hometown newspaper, we feel a special connection with any and all persons inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame. Chances are that we’ve covered or featured these inductees at some point during their...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Letter: My property taxes will double in 15 years

    First, some history: The Kaneland School Board announced a 12 percent levy increase via “black box” in the newspapers last October. Dan Nagel and I attended the levy hearing to object to such an increase. The board...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Letter: Cole’s Crew fundraising event

    This year, Cole’s Crew will partner with The Children’s Tumor Foundation, the leading non-profit funding source of Neurofibromatosis (NF) research in the world, to host The Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Walk Chicago. On Saturday, June 29, Cole’s...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • SG resident builds, installs memorial crosses

    by Mary Parrilli SUGAR GROVE—Have you ever noticed a white cross placed on the side of a local road, noting where someone’s loved one has died? That cross was probably made by Sugar Grove resident Greg Zanis,...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Renk honored by SG Village Board

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on May 7 honored trustee Tom Renk for his 14 years of service on the board. Renk said he’s retiring to spend more time with his wife, children...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • MP Board swears in village president, trustees, village staff

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday swore in Village President Kathy Curtis, trustees Debra Armstrong, Steve Nowak, Terry Borg, Greg Cutsinger and Lucas Goucher, Village Clerk Liz Peerboom and Deputy Clerk Cheryl Aldridge. Goucher, newly...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Hall of Fame worthy

    Longtime Kaneland community contributors Don Watson (above, left) and Laurie Erdmann (below, right) were inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame on Monday evening. Watson, who became the Elburn Herald’s first sportswriter in 1974 and spent 28...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Village Board swears in Michels, three trustees

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Gove Village Board held an official swearing in of Village President Sean Michels, trustees Robert Bohler and Rick Montalto, as well as newcomer trustee Sean Herron. Herron is a Kaneland School District teacher and...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • D302, other school districts say no to charter schools

    by Mary Parrilli KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on April 8 voted unanimously in favor to deny the online charter school application from Virtual Learning Solutions, the nonprofit corporation in charge of opening the school. The school was...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Kane County Champs

    KHS boys track claims Kane County Invite BURLINGTON—The closest thing that was able to stop the Kaneland boys track squad on Friday during the Kane County Invite, now in its 10th decade, was the weather. But the...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Zick Shines at NIB-12 meet

    KHS sprinter takes 3 conference crowns KANELAND—Friday’s Northern Illinois Big XII girls track meet in DeKalb gave many individuals an opportunity to see how they measure up conference-wide. For Kaneland sprinter Lauren Zick, it became clear that...

    • Posted May 9, 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 9, 2013
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  • Augustine of Elburn Graduates from U of Nebraska-Lincoln

    LINCOLN, NEB.—Zachary Augustine of Elburn was among more than 2,750 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises May 3 and 4. Augustine received a Master of Laws degree from the College of...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Berenice H. O’Donnell

    Berenice H. O’Donnell, 89, of Batavia, formerly of Chicago, passed away in the early morning hours of May 5, 2013. She is now at peace, but leaves behind her memories as a loving grandmother, boating on Lake...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • Delmar Loren Ingram

    Delmar Loren Ingram, 77, of Harvard, Ill., died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1936, in Scales Mound, Ill., to Forrest and Ida (Fiedler) Ingram. He married...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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