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    32 Knights earn NIB-12 honors

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School announced its fall all-conference athletic honorees Tuesday. In all, 32 Knight athletes were honored by the Northern Illinois Big XII. • Cross Country Boys: Luis Acosta, Kyle Carter, Nathaniel Kucera and Andrew Lesak Girls:...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • KHMS Football ends year 8-3

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Harter Middle School eighth grade football team finished the year 8-3, after going 2-1 in the St. Charles Tournament in October. The eighth-grader Knights outscored their opponents 243-136. The KHMS Knights earned wins over...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

    Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family. As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Editorial: Thank you, veterans

    It’s an age-old question: what would you do for your country? How far would you be willing to go to ensure the United States’ safety and prosperity? How much is your freedom worth to you? Honestly, those...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek

    Family Bingo, Auction Night at Blackberry Creek KANELAND—The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host a Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School. The PTO is currently looking for donations...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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  • Holiday cooking class at St. Charles Episcopal

    ST. CHARLES—Chef Mike Zema, Elgin Community College Culinary Department Professor Emeritus, will host a cooking class on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave (Route 25) in...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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    Photos: Apples Applenty

    Contestants brought their ready-to-eat apple dishes this past Sunday to the 5th annual Apples Applenty Cooking Contest at Kuipers Family Farm’s Orchard Shop. Many recipes contained the use of Kuipers apples. Judges Marge, of Somonauk, Ill., and...

    • Posted November 10, 2013
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  • Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

    GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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  • AU awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation

    AURORA—Aurora University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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    Whildins celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Everett and Kathleen (Holbert) Whildin of Sugar Grove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. They were married June 29, 1963, at the Geneva Lutheran Church. Kathy, in 2008, retired from Alcatel-Lucent after 40 years, but Everett...

    • Posted November 9, 2013
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  • Editorial: ‘Tis the season to give back to the Elburn Food Pantry

    For many, the holiday season begins the moment Halloween ends (the fact that local stores are already carrying holiday lights and decorations confirms this). And now that Oct. 31 is in the rear-view mirror, the Elburn Fire...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Elburn close to bringing in Dunkin’ Donuts

    ELBURN—The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise is one step closer to coming to Elburn, after the Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval for a drive-thru. The restaurant would be located in front of the Jewel-Osco, in the lot at...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Levy increase?

    SG Village Board announces proposed 2013 Property Tax Levy SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday announced the village’s proposed 2013 Property Tax Levy. Village President Sean Michels said that the village is considering raising the...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Holiday Spirit needs your help

    ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • MP board approves Waste Management contract

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a contract with Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., for the purpose of waste collection and disposal. The board’s authorization extends the current contract with Waste...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Sugar Grove conducting hotel feasibility study

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Community Development Director Richard Young and Village President Sean Michels announced on Tuesday that they are in the process of implementing a hotel feasibility study. They said they are looking to share the cost...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • KJS Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day

    ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School will hold a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, Nov. 11, with an 8:50 a.m. celebration near the school’s flagpole, and an afternoon assembly at 2:40 p.m. During these events, area Boy Scouts...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Board members feeling ‘out of the loop’

    Question whether meeting twice a month is enough ELBURN—The move for the Elburn Village Board to meet twice a month instead of four times a month has caused some trustees to feel “out of the loop,” as...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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    Photos: Magically spooky

    Magic Matt appeared at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library on Oct. 30, to do a magic show and Halloween balloon twisting for the kids. He presented them with the Spooky Fun Magic Show. Here, he...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • The controversy of pet vaccinations

    ILLINOIS—Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Dave Anderson, Village President
    Officials celebrate Anderson bridge groundbreaking

    ELBURN—Decades in the planning, construction is set to begin on the Anderson Road bridge as public officials put shovels in the ground on Monday. The shovels symbolized breaking ground on the project that will provide an overpass...

    • Posted November 8, 2013
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  • Trustees raise concerns on village social media policy

    ELBURN—Village Board members and staff on Monday raised concerns regarding the village’s social media policy for its employees. The policy was added to the village’s employee personnel policy manual during the past year, and came up for...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • IHSA
    Saturday Preview: No. 5 Kaneland (9-1) @ No. 4 Joliet Catholic (9-1)

    Joliet Memorial Stadium • Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. It’s a battle of two 9-1 teams as the Knights head to ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium to battle perennial playoff contender Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA). JCA...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Jaumaureo Phillips & Gary Koehring
    Team defense

    35 points by offense overshadowed by defensive gem in first round KANELAND—Drew David and the Knights offense was clicking, but it was the other side of the ball that stole the show. The Knights opened the 2013...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Last line of offense

    Knight behemoths help Kaneland football in trenches KANELAND—Throughout the 35-game regular season win streak and 47 wins in the last 52 overall games, Kaneland’s playmakers have made plenty of noise with their actions. But it’s been said...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Kaneland takes care of sectional challenge

    Photo: Sophomore Sean Spaetzel cracked the varsity roster, running as Kaneland’s seventh runner at the Belvidere Sectional with a time of 16:51. File Photo Boys’ fourth place yields State berth KANELAND—In certain situations, a team’s fourth-place finish...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Just enough: Girls cross country’s fifth place means another trip to Peoria

    Photo: Senior Erika Carlson stepped up for the Lady Knights, running as their No. 3 with a time of 19:30. File Photo KANELAND—Looks like the Lady Knights cross country squad had just enough on Saturday in Belvidere,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Anna Sinise
    Third game not a charm

    Photo: Sophomore Anna Sinise had four digs and two kills in the Lady Knight’s Regional loss to Sycamore last Thursday. Photos by Patti Wilk Lady Knights’ journey ends by third-seed Sycamore in regional final SANDWICH, Ill.—There would...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • G. Byron Healy

    G. Byron Healy passed away early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2013, at his residence in The Gardens of Sun City. He was 96 years old, and preceded in death by his wife of 72 years,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Lyle G. Hicks

    Lyle G. Hicks, 94 of St. Charles, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle, Ill., surrounded by family. He was born April 20, 1919, in Aurora, the son of Frank and Bessie...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Erwin ‘Erv’ H. Panzer

    Erwin “Erv” H. Panzer, 75, of Maple Park, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, following complications from a farming accident. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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  • Clarence ‘C.E.’ Penninger

    Clarence “C.E.” Penninger, 72, of Kaneville, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2013, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family at his home. Clarence was born...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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