• ‘Pretty In Pink’ Champs

    The 14U Wasco Team 4 won first place in the Susan G. Komen “Pretty in Pink” tournament last weekend, sponsored by Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League. Grace Sobieski threw five perfect innings, stole five bases, and closed...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Lady Knight tennis handles itself in Stately fashion

    No. 1 singles, doubles talents end up in consolation brackets KANELAND—No matter if you’re seeded or an underdog, the IHSA State tennis competition, housed at District 214 outlets in the northwest suburbs, stands to provide a wallop...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Editorial: Is this a great community or what?

    In September and October, we used this editorial space to remind residents about the then-upcoming Becky Nelson fundraiser event in Kaneville, urging them to participate and get in on the fundraising effort regarding Becky’s mammoth hospital bills....

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Support KBC’s Family Bingo Night and Silent Auction fundraiser

    by Laura Gampfer, KBC PTO secretary The Kaneland Blackberry Creek (KBC) PTO feels very fortunate to have support from our local community for our fundraisers. Fundraising allows us to purchase great items for our students and school,...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from the SG Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry would like to thank the volunteers of the 2013 Scholarship Fair committee—Carol Alfrey, Christy Seawall, Robbin Kaifesh and Sally McClellan—for a very successful and well attended event on Sept.19....

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Ride-In Kane rate increase

    KANE COUNTY—A rate increase of $1, for a total of $4, per ride for the Ride-In Kane program will become effective on Jan. 1, 2014. The rate increase is necessary in order to continue to deliver the...

    • Posted October 29, 2013
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  • KC to accept applications for appointment to committee

    KANE COUNTY—Applications from Kane County residents interested in the next available appointment to the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Northern Kane County will be accepted at the Kane County Board Office until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1,...

    • Posted October 28, 2013
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  • ‘Trunk or Treat’ at SGUMC

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church’s “Trunk or Treat” event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. The event will feature candy, costumes, hot dogs, games,...

    • Posted October 28, 2013
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  • ‘Almost, Maine’ at KHS

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School is proud to present its fall play, “Almost, Maine,” a sequence of short vignettes that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. Performance dates are Friday, Nov. 15, and...

    • Posted October 27, 2013
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  • Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone in attendance on Sunday, Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal...

    • Posted October 27, 2013
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    ‘Things are moving forward’ in Elburn

    ELBURN—“Things are moving forward” in Elburn, said Building Commissioner Tom Brennan at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. The number of new residential building permits for 2013 is at double the number for 2012, with the potential...

    • Posted October 26, 2013
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  • FVCC announces Students of the Month

    KANELAND—The following Kaneland High School students were recently named to Fox Valley Career Center’s Students of the Month for September 2013: Michelle Bohanek (Graphic Communications II), Stephen Cannell (Welding I), Andrea Petrarca (Early Childhood II) and Eileen...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    Saturday’s IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show returns to Comcast SportsNet

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Football Playoff Pairing Show will return to Comcast SportsNet Chicago again in 2013. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Eddie Gaedel to get a new look with help from the village

    ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill in downtown Elburn will soon sport a new look, thanks in part to facade improvement money the Elburn Village Board has agreed to grant to the owners. The official vote to approve...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    Friday Preview: Kaneland (7-1) @ Morris (3-5)

    With playoff placing on the line, Kaneland travels to Grundy County to face the Morris Redskins on Friday, Oct. 24. Morris, under fourth-year coach Alan Thorson, beat visiting Rochelle by a final of 31-28, but will fail...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Kaneland athletic director resigns

    KANELAND—Kaneland Athletic Director Leigh Jaffke has stepped down from her position. Jaffke turned in her letter of resignation prior to the Kaneland School Board’s meeting on Oct. 16. She had served as the district’s athletic director for...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    Chili-a-plenty

    The annual Chili Cook Off at Kuipers Family Farm was held on Saturday, with proceeds going to Conley Outreach. Most of the contestants have been in cookoffs for years and loved being a part of this effort...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Waubonsee history professor named Faculty Association Instructor of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College Assistant Professor of History Dr. Amy Powers, a DeKalb resident, was honored as the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) Instructor of the Year at the group’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference on...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    SG Corn Boil gives back

    On Oct. 17, Jean Lindsay (left), the president of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil organization, presented checks to various community groups, including Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez, Father Robert Jones of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church of...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • SB mulls hot lunch program

    KANELAND—Hot meals will be whipped up and delivered via vans to Kaneland elementary schools if the Kaneland School Board gives the green light. The possibility of having a hot lunch program at the elementary school level was...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    A new addition to SG Library

    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry held a ribbon cutting and plaque presentation event for Mike and Vicki Morkert of Java Plus at The Book Nook, located in the Sugar Grove Public Library. The Morkerts...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    Local residents ‘Help Becky Bounce Back’

    KANEVILLE—Nearly 400 people came to Sunday’s Help Becky Bounce Back Benefit, with people packing the Kaneville Community Center’s gym to make frantic last-minute bids in the silent auction and then spilling outside to bid on live auction...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Elburn police chief receives award for his support of Marine reservist

    ELBURN—Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith was recognized on Monday night for his support of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sargent and part-time Elburn police officer Ben Pepich. Pepich, who recently returned from a one-year deployment, nominated Smith...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Family fun, ‘spooktacular happenings’

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s next event is the Halloween Concert of the Fox Valley Concert Band, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr....

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    First setback

    Photo: Senior John Pruett makes an athletic grab in Kaneland’s 31-21 loss to Sycamore Friday. Pruett had five receptions for 91 yards—a game high. Photos by Patti Wilk Sycamore hands Kaneland its first regular season loss since...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Coaching back to Normal

    Former KHS standout Drendel having a ball at Normal West KANELAND—You’ll have to excuse area volleyball fans if there is some positive sentiment for another team besides Kaneland High School. That’s because the incoming Normal West Wildcats...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Welcome to the club

    Yonkovich snatches All-State honor with fifth in Class 2A battle KANELAND—Weibring Golf Club on the grounds of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. might seem far away from the Kaneland High School area, but it provided an...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Stringing up for State

    Singles entry Schrepferman, doubles tandem Jurcenko/Emmanouil write tickets AURORA—More of the same has turned out to be a good thing for Kaneland tennis. Kaneland, based on its second-place team showing at the West Aurora Sectional this past...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Setting a second-place course in Morris

    Photo: Senior Sydney Strang leads most of the field at Saturday’s NIB-12 championship. Photo by Ben Draper Girls cross country takes to Redskin school grounds for NIB-12 outing MORRIS—The Northern Illinois Big XII conference cross country field...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Soccer ends regular season with hunger for more

    KANELAND—It was a struggle at times, but Senior Night yielded a win, and a drive to keep going. An Ignacio Toscano goal in the second half broke open a tie and the margin held for Kaneland on...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Taking on the field

    Photo: Junior Brandon Park was the Knights sixth man on Saturday at the NIB-12 championships, placing 26th with a time of 16:16.8. Kaneland placed third in the meet. Photo by Ben Draper Third-place Knight boys cross take...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Volleyball continues conference swing

    Homestretch features key win over Sycamore, loss at Rochelle KANELAND—With time running out on the 2013 campaign, Kaneland High School volleyball felt it was a good time to start running over competition. On Thursday, Kaneland went three...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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