• Kindness Campaign aims to CARE at Park District

    SUGAR GROVE—Renee Dee, founder of Peak for Kids, will bring the Kindness Campaign to the Sugar Grove Park District before-and-after-school CARE program. Dee was recently a guest speaker at the CARE programs at John Shields Elementary School...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 seeks community service opportunities

    ELBURN—Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107 is looking for local community service opportunities for our scouts in grades 1-5. If your organization could use some assistance with projects, events, etc., contact elburncubscouts@gmail.com.

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Elburn’s Wireless Zone hosts Toys for Tots donation box

    ELBURN—The Toys for Tots donation box at Wireless Zone is nearly empty—a single baseball glove has been donated thus far—but store manager Jeremy Schorr is hoping that as word gets out, the people of Elburn will help...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • Online learning provider names WCC Top 50 Partner

    AURORA—Waubonsee Community College’s Workforce Development Department has been named among the top 50 institutional partners of ed2go, a leading provider of online learning for adults. The company works with more than 2,100 colleges, universities and other organizations...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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    Becoming Dylan’s ‘superhero’

    Photo: Tim and Christine (Bateman) Carey with sons Dylan, 3, and Gavin, 6. The family lives in Shabbona, Ill. Photo by Samantha Garver SUGAR GROVE—Three-year-old Dylan Carey pretends he’s a superhero during his chemotherapy treatments for the...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Kaneland educators, staff honored by ASQ

    KANELAND—Two teams from Kaneland schools were recently honored at the American Society for Quality Education Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. As a part of their annual conference, ASQ recognizes teams of educators who have worked together to advance...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    Wrestlers battle through tough stops

    Photo: 152-pound George Strang won 6-4 in overtime over Andrew Ives of Wheaton-Warrenville South Saturday. Photo by Stephanie Vanik KANELAND—It could have been a rude awakening to the start of the 2013-14 season for Kaneland Knights wrestling,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    Knights do well at Windmill

    Photo: Sophomore Dylan Vaca led the Knights with 19 points against Batavia Nov. 27. Photo by Patti Wilk Season opener sees OT win vs. Batavia; KHS splits other two games BATAVIA—It’s an early idea, but it’s a...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Lady Knights aim for higher court at IC Catholic

    KANELAND—No first-place plaque would come their way, but the Lady Knights hoops talent would still make a fine showing. After an initial win over Luther North two weekends ago to top things off, the Lady Knights would...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Wrestlers to face Spartans at NIU tonight

    DEKALB—Northern Illinois University will be the center of the local wrestling world Thursday night. The Kaneland Knights wrestling squad will take on the Sycamore Spartans in a dual meet at the NIU Convocation Center at 5 p.m.,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Dec. 5 Sports Recap

    Varsity Bowling Dec. 3 at Sterling—The Lady Knights gained two conference points in their season opener at Sterling Tuesday. Christie Crews led the way with a 523 series, while Dominique Lee had a 472. The Knights won...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • SGUMC to participate in Holiday in the Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC), 176 Main St., will host events during this year’s Holiday in the Grove event, Saturday, Dec. 7, including Mrs. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and sleigh rides from 8 a.m. to noon,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: Enough already with the taxes

    As many before me have expressed opinions and concerns about taxes for Kaneland area residents, I also would like to put my concerns out there. My husband and I have been longtime residents of this state. We...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville

    The Kaneville Township Historical Society will have the Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. Every year, we try to have different displays from the community and surrounding area. Last year, we had...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from a veteran

    I would like to thank my family and friends for support, and all those who sent flowers and cards, and stopped by to visit me on Veterans Day. Dick Bailey Elburn

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • KAI’s newest initiative

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative Rehearsals are about to begin on the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s newest project: the Winter Theatre Production. As the Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly known as the Kaneland Community Fine Arts...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Editorial: ‘Cupcake Wars’ winner shares tips for gluten-free holiday desserts

    by Ginny Grimsley, News and Experts If there’s one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it’s the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion. “We assume it’s because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Elburn community blood drive

    ELBURN—An Elburn community blood drive will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall. Photo ID required. Call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

    • Posted December 4, 2013
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  • Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

    KANELAND-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 4, 2013
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  • Blessing of the Manger tradition carries on at Conley Corner

    ELBURN—The Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services invite the Kaneland community to join in the annual Blessing of the Manger on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at Conley Corner, during the Elburn Christmas Stroll....

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • Kaneland tabs retiree trio as interim athletic director

    by Stefanie Frazier KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s search for an interim athletic director has concluded. Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler recently announced a “finalized plan” to fill the interim athletics and activities director position for this school year...

    • Posted December 2, 2013
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  • WCC Auto Body Repair Program secures ‘Makeover’ grant

    SUGAR GROVE—One of the state’s best auto body repair education programs soon will get even better, after Waubonsee Community College’s program became one of four nationwide to secure a $50,000 grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation....

    • Posted December 1, 2013
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    Turkey time

    Grace United Methodist Church in Maple Park held its annual Turkey Drop event on Sunday, allowing area families to gather to help others in need this holiday season. The event will help put a meal on the...

    • Posted November 30, 2013
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  • MP Fun Fest Committee to sponsor Make and Take event

    by Natalie Juns MAPLE PARK—Kids and parents alike will enter into a fun evening filled with creative crafts and holiday gift making at the Make and Take Event, sponsored by the Fun Fest Committee, on Wednesday, Dec....

    • Posted November 29, 2013
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    ‘Drew’ grit: Senior signal-caller earns pinnacle All-State honor

    by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Who knew that suiting up for the Aurora Superstars 10 years ago would lead to this? For Knights senior Drew David, toiling away in the organized tackle football ranks eventually led to being tabbed...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • KUSC wears pink to take on cancer

    KANELAND—The Kaneland United Soccer Club held a Think Pink fundraiser in October to raise money and awareness for cancer. Two local residents of the Kaneland community, Matt Olson and Bridget Sweeney, both battling a cancer diagnosis, were...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Raising their game

    Kaneland High School softball players Lauren Zick (left to right), Lexi Roach and Lanie Callaghan signed their college intent papers on Nov. 13 at the KHS library, surrounded by teammates, family and coaches. Zick signed with St....

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Knights’ quick turnaround

    Girls hoops runs Luther North out of gym in IC Catholic Prep tourney opener by Mike Slodki ELMHURST, ILL.—It was a less-than-uplifting opening night against the visiting Lady Blackhawks of West Aurora on Thursday evening. To recover,...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Elburn Leos to present Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1

    ELBURN—The Elburn Leos Club will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. The all-you-can-eat meal will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, pastries, orange...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Marmion Christmas Craft, Home Show

    AURORA—Marmion Academy Alumni Association will sponsor the 23rd annual Marmion Christmas Craft and Home Show on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marmion...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Between Friends Food Pantry sponsors toy, book drive

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—Many are blessed with plenty of food, the warmth and protection of a home, and an abundance of presents around the holidays for giving and receiving. But there are people in our community...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Kaneville

    by Susan O’Neill KANEVILLE—Celebrate the season with an old-fashioned Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. The festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Kaneville Community Center at Harter and Main Street roads, with...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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