• John Edward ‘Ed’ Leuer

    John Edward “Ed” Leuer, 82, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Elburn, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Provena McAuley Manor.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Tracey Lynn Madden

    Tracey Lynn Madden, 45, of Schaumburg, Ill., passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2013, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., after a courageous fight with melanoma.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Paul Louis Kussman

    Paul Louis Kussman, 66, passed peacefully into God’s arms on Friday, March 1, 2013, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

    • Posted March 15, 2013
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  • Editorial: Maple Park, Sugar Grove introduce candidates to the public

    Maple Park on March 6 hosted a Meet the Candidates event at the Maple Park Community Center as a way to introduce its Village Board candidates to residents. Public turnout for the event wasn’t what Village President...

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Letter: In support of Graceffa for SG Library Board trustee

    I am writing in support of Pat Graceffa for a six-year trustee position on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters and Knight of Performances Planning Committee

    On behalf of the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters and the Knight of Performances Planning Committee, I want to express our gratitude to the many individuals and businesses that made our recent Knight of Performances Barbecue fundraising a...

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to those who donated blood

    We sent out an S.O.S. because someone urgently needed each of you. We deeply appreciated your response.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Kaneland United Soccer volunteers with Wayside Cross Ministries

    by Laura Musuras, Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization Several members of the boys Kaneland United Soccer Club (KUSC) on Jan. 19 spent part of their weekend helping the residents and staff at Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Knights Wrestling Club sends pair to State

    Kaneland—The Knights Wrestling Club (KWC) capped off its season by sending two of its team members down to the state finals.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Swing shift | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Kaneland nine ready to reach previous heights KANELAND—If Kaneland baseball has its way, the past stands to serve as the prologue to something bigger and better.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Spring journey | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Softball squad eyes extending goal beyond regional title Kaneland—With two-thirds of its Regional Championship lineup returning, the KHS softball team is preparing to show what it can do when Opening Day 2013 arrives.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Immense size, talent | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Largest team in school history gears up for '13 KANELAND—Kaneland High School boys track head coach Eric Baron has more reasons than ever before to feel good about his team’s prospects for the coming season.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Back On ‘TRACK’ | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    KANELAND—For Kaneland girls track, each season is a like a new generation.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Turning the corner kick 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    After 4 trips to Regional finals, KHS looks to advance further Kaneland—For four consecutive years, the Kaneland Lady Knights soccer contingent has made it to the regional final match, only to lose to Crystal Lake Central in 2009...

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Tickets for ‘West Side Story’ available

    KANELAND—Advance purchase tickets are now on sale for Kaneland High School’s performance of “West Side Story—School Edition.”

    • Posted March 11, 2013
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  • Heritage Prairie Farm brings weekly local produce to the community

    ELBURN—Heritage Prairie Farm brings the best in local produce and eggs to the community with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

    • Posted March 10, 2013
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  • Marmion Academy Math Team State qualifiers for 7th consecutive year

    NAPERVILLE, ILL.—The Marmion Academy Math Team competed in the ICTM Regional Competition at North Central College on Feb. 23. The team finished in second place in the Regional, losing only to five-time state champion University of Chicago...

    • Posted March 9, 2013
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  • FVCC announces Students of the Month for January

    KANELAND—The following Kaneland High School students were named Fox Valley Career Center “Students of the Month” for January 2013:

    • Posted March 9, 2013
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  • Rescued horses continue recovery

    MAPLE PARK—By the time the Kane County Sheriff’s deputy arrived to evict Richard and Monica Goshen from their rental home in Maple Park on Jan. 11, one of the Goshens’ horses was dead.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Elburn’s ‘aqua man’

    ELBURN—Brett Perry’s 20-year obsession with coral reefs spawned his invention of the world’s only rimless, overflowing aquariums, as well as a thriving local business that sells them to everyone from enthusiasts to the queen of Thailand.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • DeKane Equipment Corp. celebrates 40th anniversary

    BIG ROCK—In 1972, Hinckley-Big Rock High School junior Russell Ruh, commonly known as Russ, was hired by partners Robert Hardekopf and Merle Thorson to work in the Service Department of Big Rock Implement Company.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Video gaming vote postponed

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday put off voting on the video gaming issue, due to the absence of two trustees. Jerry Schmidt was on vacation, and Ethan Hastert was called out of town for work.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Elburn Public Works Superintendent honored at Blackhawks game

    ELBURN—Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven served in the United States Navy for nine years of active duty before going on to college and marrying his wife Melissa.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Public Hearing held for comprehensive plan

    ELBURN—Residents had an opportunity to provide feedback on Elburn’s 2013 Comprehensive Plan during a public hearing on Monday.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Every drop counts

    George Hannemann and Annette Wood of Sugar Grove were among those that donated blood at the Sugar Grove Fire Department on Monday.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters finds local support

    KANELAND—A sold-out crowd is expected for the A Knight of Performances barbecue dinner on March 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, as nearly 380 tickets were sold prior to the cut off...

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • re-’Fleck’-tions from a head coach

    KHS alum P.J. Fleck prepares for 1st season as head coach in major college football KANELAND—When asked about former Knight wideout P.J. Fleck, former assistant and current Kaneland High School head football coach Tom Fedderly said, "No one...

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Dudzinski named All-Patriot League

    Worcester, Mass.—Holy Cross junior forward Dave Dudzinski, of Elburn, has been selected to the 2012-13 All-Patriot League second team in men’s basketball, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Parillo makes the cut

    Kaneland—Kaneland soccer standout Anthony Parillo was recently selected to be in a pool of 125 juniors who play high school soccer to participate in the All-American game Dec. 14, 2013, after their senior season in Philadelphia.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Softball umpires needed

    Wasco—Wasco Girls Fastpitch is now accepting applications for 10U and 12U umpires for the 2013 spring/summer softball season.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Thunder gives back

    The Northern Illinois Thunder 18U and 16U softball teams came together at the Northern Illinois Food Bank to volunteer and separate food for the local food pantries.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Cagers take 2nd place

    The Kaneland Cagers 6 Black Team finished in second place in the Grayslake Youth Feeder Tournament on Feb. 23 and 24.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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