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    Barrage of offense

    Firepower dovetails with regular season KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo believes his team is playing great in this current stretch of the 2013 season. His current lineup is making it quite hard to argue such a claim. Kaneland...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Protecting the lead

    Softball faces off against NIB-12 foes Yorkville, Morris Kaneland—At 15-3, and 7-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII, Kaneland tried to keep the positive momentum going with a pair of conference wins this week. Last Thursday’s win...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn mourns joyful teen

    Photo: Caityln Phillips’ immediate family embraces as community members gathered on Tuesday at the intersection of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn to remember her. Caitlyn Phillips, a 13-year-old who was killed on Friday after colliding...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Local kindergartners raise money to ‘make the world smile’

    Photo: Elburn twins Delia (front) and Lucinda Connelly, 6, have raised over $2,700 for Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity. Lucinda was born with a cleft lip and palate. She had surgery on...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Letter: Thank you for supporting the American Legion

    The Elburn American Legion would like to thank everyone who supported our raffle ticket draw-down. Winners are as follows: $50, Brandon Jackson of Sandwich, Rick Matthys of Elburn, Howard Hofmeister of Elgin, Don Zahm of Elburn, Danny...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival thanks the community

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson, KCFAF executive director The easels have been packed up and the stands and microphones are stored for the next event. Artwork has been taken down and returned to the school where it was created....

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Why American sensibility is ‘distressed’

    by Tom Purcell, author I turned 51 last week, and it’s official: I have turned into my father. The world makes less sense to me every day. My fellow man puzzles me more every day. I cite...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Nominations sought for Waubonsee Distinguished Contributor, Alumnus awards

    SUGAR GROVE—Nominations are now being sought for Waubonsee Community College’s 2013 Distinguished Contributor and Distinguished Alumnus awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 31, and should be submitted to Kim Caponi, Waubonsee’s senior executive to the...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • KHS senior places first in Skills USA test

    by Elizabeth Rago KANELAND—Besides having fun and adding an impressive accolade to his resume, Kaneland High School senior Alec Koczka’s reason for participating in the Skills USA program includes fine-tuning his skills as a future electrician, and...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Musical groups receive awards in Washington, D.C.

    by Dave Woehrle WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three bands and three choirs from Kaneland High School received eight awards at the Heritage Music Festival in Washington D.C. on March 21. Over 25 instrumental ensembles and 20 choirs from 11 different...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Caitlyn ‘Caity’ Rose Phillips

    Caitlyn “Caity” Rose Phillips, 13, of Elburn, died tragically on Friday, April 26, 2013. Taken from us too early, Caitlyn now lives on in heaven as one of God’s favored angels. Her memory, a shining example of...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Mary M. Currie

    Mary M. Currie, 59, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with her loving family surrounding her. She was born Aug. 18, 1953, in Morris, Ill., the daughter of Russel and...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Lengthy layoff ends

    Photos by Patti Wilk KHS baseball team faces full conference schedule by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It was familiar territory for Kaneland baseball, trying to tee off against Sycamore, DeKalb and Yorkville pitching. The Knights had varying degrees of...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Kaneland boys track talent on display

    KANELAND—Boys track’s landscape in the area had best watch out for KHS, as it stands to mow most teams down in its tracks. With the weather largely improving, Kaneland’s roster took to the track at Marmion Academy...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Kane and gain

    Castellanos wins triple jump, team takes 3rd at Kane County Invite by Mike Slodki GENEVA—For the first time since 2005, the girls version of the Kane County Invite was hosted by Geneva. You’d have to go back...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Village narrows search for new police chief

    by Cheryl Borrowdale SUGAR GROVE—The top eight candidates for Sugar Grove police chief were brought in for a full day of interviews and performance-based exercises last week, as the village enters the final stages of its hiring...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Defense rules the field

    KHS soccer earns shutouts in all 3 games of strong week Kaneland–Withstanding challenges from conference rivals, Kaneland girls soccer is holding up nicely with just two weeks left in regular season play. Traveling to Morris on April...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Familiar face fills coaching vacancy

    KANELAND—As seems par for the course, the Knights wrestling program will have a familiar face leading the matmen. Beginning this fall, the Knights will be steered by new head coach and Class of 2004 alum Jeremy Kenny,...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • ‘Round the bases

    Softball squad goes 4-1 in packed week KANELAND—The Lady Knights softball team made its way around the Northern Illinois Big XII this past week and handled itself well. On April 24, a trip to Morris yielded a...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • School Board announces Maras as new KHS principal

    by Mary Parrilli KANELAND—Kaneland High School officially has a new principal. The Kaneland School Board on Monday introduced Jill Maras as the new KHS principal. Maras is no stranger to KHS, having served there in various roles...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Road trip success

    KHS girls track wins the day Monday at Bureau Valley KANELAND—With the Dixon Relays gone by the wayside and Kaneland girls track looking for more meets before the usual Kane County Meet excursion in late April, the Lady...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Softball takes tussle with host Oswego

    Kaneland—It seems par for the course that every week in the spring 2013 season shall bring with it postponement and cancellations.

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Soccer solves IMSA

    KANELAND—After a Thursday conference tilt against Sycamore was postponed due to torrential rainfall, the Lady Knights soccer crew made up for lost scoring time on Saturday in Aurora on the home grounds of Illinois Math and Science...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • KHS boys track defends its turf

    Boys track team dominant Saturday at Peterson Prep

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • KHS hosts 14th annual Fine Arts Festival

    by Mary Parrilli; Photos by Patti Wilk KANELAND—The 14th installment of the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival was held Sunday afternoon at Kaneland High School. The festival is the only one of its kind in the state...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Java Plus to open in SG Public Library

    by Elizabeth Rago SUGAR GROVE—Mike and Vicki Morkert of Aurora have taken their mobile coffee shop, Java Plus, and translated its portable concept into their first brick and mortar store located in the Sugar Grove Library. Java...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Kaneland Fine Arts Festival exhibits artistic integrity, creativity at the local level

    The 14th annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival (KCFAF) was held on Sunday, exhibiting a diverse collection of local artists and performers. As always, the festival was successful in its goal to bring out community members for...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Village Board agrees to Elburn wastewater treatment plant upgrade

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Elburn village trustees all gave the nod on Monday to a $7.6 million plan to modernize Elburn’s wastewater treatment plant. Engineering Enterprises, Inc. representative Jeffrey Freeman’s presentation to the Village Board was the second...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Village Board passes annual budget

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved the 2013-14 budget, with trustee Jerry Schmidt the only “no” vote. In a previous discussion at the board’s April 8 meeting, Schmidt said he could not vote...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Plans made for Dugan Road paving in SG

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on April 16 approved an agreement with Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) for the preliminary design engineering for the Dugan Road renovation project. Public Works Director Tony Speciale explained...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Village Board acknowledges video gaming machine appproval

    by Dave Woehrle Sugar Grove village trustees on April 16 acknowledged the 2013 video gaming result, which will allow electronic gambling referndum in Sugar Grove establishments. Residents on April 9 voted 633 to 588 to allow video...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Kaneville village clerk opening

    KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville is looking for a village clerk. The candidate does not need to live within the village limits. This is an appointed, part-time position. The candidate must be available the third Thursday of every...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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