All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Kindness Campaign_July18_4
    Anti-bullying group promoting kindness throughout the community

    ELBURN—What began as a group of concerned parents—Knights Against Bullying—who wanted to do something about incidents of bullying in the Kaneland schools has grown into a coalition of individuals, groups and organizations that are working together to...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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    KHS’ Taylor marches in Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

    KHS student Carter Taylor is spending his summer playing with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. The drum corps kicked off its 2013 season on June 21 and will conclude on Aug. 10 in Indianapolis. Courtesy Photo...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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    A new lease on life

    Photo: Maple Park resident Luke Thompson’s pet rabbit, Lola, was named 4-H Grand Champion during the 2013 Kane County Fair. Lola was previously rescued from a truck set to deliver him to a meat market. Courtesy Photo...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    The sweet spot

    Photo: Randall (right) directs the Waubonsee Chiefs’ defense during WCC’s 8-3 win over Nassau (New York) during the NJCAA Division III World Series tournament. Courtesy Photo KHS grad finds decades of satisfaction just down the road at...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    Elburn youth vies for national title

    Photos: Mabel Cummins (right) follows through during a recent tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cummins (below) , a sixth-grader attending Kaneland Harter Middle School, gathers some of the trophies she’s won during recent tournaments from throughout the...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    Idea for Lions Safety Camp born out of tragedy

    ELBURN—Aubrey Broz and her father were on their way to go fishing when they noticed a large number of people gathered at the corner of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn. When Aubrey asked her dad...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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    Elburn stormchaser revisits Moore tornado site

    ELBURN—Elburn resident and professional storm chaser Brad Hruza headed down to Moore, Okla., on Wednesday to visit the area that was struck by a deadly tornado on the afternoon of May 20. Hruza, 37, had previously visited...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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    Kaneland premieres: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

    Performances to resume this weekend KANELAND—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival’s Community Theatre branch presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on the Kaneland auditorium stage last weekend. The show will resume this weekend, July 19-21, with...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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    What a ‘dirtbag’

    Former Knight Dixon finds role with Joliet Dirtbags men’s team KANELAND—For countless players of high school baseball, playing for your school is all you can hope for, much less be on a field celebrating a State championship....

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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    Rollins takes over as SG police chief

    SUGAR GROVE—Interim Police Chief Ron Moser on Monday handed over the reins of the Sugar Grove Police Department to his successor, Patrick Rollins, who took over as the department’s new chief of police. Rollins has spent the...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    Kaneland community to create memorial garden to remember Caity Phillips

    ELBURN—When school begins again this fall, Harter Middle School students and teachers will miss the smiles and laughter of Caitlyn Phillips. Phillips, a 13-year-old student at HMS was taken from the Kaneland community on April 26 when...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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    O’Herron recognized as one of Illinois’ elite

    Lady Knight shortstop earns 2nd-team ICA, 3 others get 3rd team KANELAND—Winona State University in Minnesota already knew it was gaining a talented ballplayer on its softball team for the 2013-14 season. The honor bestowed upon Kaneland...

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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    Taking summer stock

    Photo: Tyler Carlson contributed a couple RBI, but it wasn’t enough as the Knights fell short in their Summer League comeback bid against Sycamore 7-6 on Monday. File Photo Sycamore bests Kaneland in summer league action SYCAMORE—It’s...

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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    Cougars host Military Appreciation Night July 6

    Photo: Players honor the service of veterans during the 2012 Cougars Military Appreciation Night. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 6. Photo Courtesy of Kane County Cougars Special events honoring all military planned for 6:30...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Sugar Grove soldier comes home

    SUGAR GROVE—The first thing Sgt. Melissa Castrovillo did on her return from Afghanistan earlier this month was pamper herself. She’d spent the last nine months stationed as a military police officer somewhere in Afghanistan—exactly where is classified—and...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    SG Bike Parade to take place despite absence of Jo-Jo the Clown

    Residents are invited to march, walk, or ride in the parade, which will begin at John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St. in Sugar Grove. Line up is at 12:30 p.m., and the parade will begin...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Cohesive to their core

    Key Kaneland players continue as teammates on college gridiron ELBURN—Kaneland High School football players swapping their black-and-white jerseys after graduation for the blue and orange of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has become a common occurrence over the...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Waubonsee’s Baker earns ISCC’s Dick Durrant Award

    WCC—The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) recently named the Dick Durrant Academic Athlete of the Year Award Winners for 2012-2013 at the league’s annual year-ending luncheon at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Waubonsee Community College’s Sean...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Ream’s to purchase CCC parking lot

    ELBURN—Ream’s Elburn Market, one of the cornerstones of Elburn’s historic downtown, is planning to move out of its current location and into a new building—one that Randy Ream plans to build just across the street, on what...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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    Photos: 2013 Knight Run

    Photo (right): Jack Wituk of Maple Park worked hard as he competed Friday night at the Kaneland Foundation 5k and Fun Run at Kaneland High School. The event is held to raise money for the educational needs...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Lady Knight hoops solidifies core with summer play

    Photo: Vanessa Gould handles the rock with care against Morris. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—Cracking open a textbook can wait until the summer ends, but breaking through a defensive scheme on the court can’t, if you’re a KHS...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Kaneland keeps ball rolling with summer basketball

    File Photo: Drew David Knights participate in weekend’s Tiger Shootout in Joliet KANELAND—In the sixth tournament final, it was Benet Academy laying the roundball skills to Rich East on Saturday to capture championship glory. Benet beat Homewood-Flossmoor,...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Elburn Village Board approves new Fire Station

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved an ordinance to allow a special use of a lot for construction of a new Fire Station that will be constructed on the corner of Route 38 and First Street....

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Kaneland 2013 grad earns pilots license

    Photos: 2013 Kaneland grad Alec Koczka of Elburn took his first step toward a career in aviation by earning his private pilot certificate in May. Courtesy Photos ELBURN—Who knew the most exciting part of an 18-year-old’s day...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Twilight Wish Foundation opens new chapter in Elburn

    ELBURN—The Twilight Wish Foundation, headquartered in Doylestown, Penn., is pleased to announce the appointment of Terese Klinger as director of the newly-formed Elburn chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. Klinger has been an occupational therapist for over 10...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    Rich Harvest Farms to host 2015 Palmer Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Rich Harvest Farms recently announced that it will host the Palmer Cup tournament in June 2015. Named after golfing legend Arnold Palmer, the Palmer Cup is an annual 10-man team golf competition between American college golfers...

    • Posted June 21, 2013
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    From court to sidelines

    High school, collegiate star athlete takes head coaching job DOWNERS GROVE—Several weeks ago, Lyndsie Long originally set out to apply for an open position in the Downers Grove South High School physical education (PE) department. Not only...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    WCC baseball nabs post-season awards

    Photo: Waubonsee Community College baseball head coach Dave Randall talks to his base runners during a pitching change at the NJCAA World Series. Courtesy Photo Coach, KHS alum Dave Randall among those honored Waubonsee—After finishing third in...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion found

    Press Release: Shirlee Guddendorf is the winner of the 6th Annual Corn Boil Medallion Hunt! This year’s Medallion was hidden within Sugar Grove Township. Shirlee said the second clue and the word “lace” in the clue helped...

    • Posted June 20, 2013
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    Fish Market hopes to make a splash in Elburn

    Photo: Ernesto Candia (right) will open The Fish Market, located at 151 E. Route 38 in Elburn. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale ELBURN—Fresh fish is something of an obsession for Ernesto Candia, who’s been running a successful fish...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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    Late surge leads to Kucera win

    Trio of KHS track athletes compete in elite meet; Kucera wins the 800-meter KANELAND—Kaneland High School track state champion Nathaniel Kucera continued his dominating year by setting a school record in the 800m run on Saturday. Kucera was one of...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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    2013 Spring Athletic Banquet Awards

    The Kaneland High School Athletics Department on Thursday, June 6, announced the award winners for varsity high school athletics. Below are those winners. Knight Award for three-sport athletes: Ashley Castellanos—Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field; Sarah Grams—Tennis,...

    • Posted June 13, 2013
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