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    Hometown Hall of Famer

    The Kaneland School District last week inducted Kerry Rink, pictured here from her days as a Kaneland High School cross country runner, into its Hall of Fame in the Personal Athletic Achievement category. Rink was a three-sport...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Trophy case closed

    Kaneland emerges with NIB-12 All-Sports Trophy by Mike Slodki KANELAND—You’d be hard pressed to argue with the facts. The facts say Kaneland High School athletics had an exemplary year in athletics for the 2012-13 calendar. As a...

    • Posted June 7, 2013
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    Better Business Bureau: Don’t get scammed when donating to tornado victims

    CHICAGO—In the wake of a tragedy, scammers like to rise and take advantage of kind, giving people. The Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) is alerting consumers of the possibility of phony charity scams...

    • Posted June 3, 2013
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    Kane County Treasurer’s Office to host I-Cash Kiosk during tax season

    GENEVA—Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is encouraging Kane County residents to stop by his I-Cash kiosk at the Kane County Treasurer’s Office before June 10 to see if they have any unclaimed cash or property. “These kiosks...

    • Posted June 2, 2013
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    Editorial: Hats off to the 2013 Kaneland High School graduating class

    It’s officially graduation season, and that means we’ve again reached the time of year where we bid farewell to Kaneland High School seniors as they toss their caps in the air, celebrate with friends and loved ones,...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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    Big Rock business offers ‘More Polish Pottery’

    BIG ROCK—Walk into More Polish Pottery, and you’re likely to find three-year-old Katarina assisting her mother, Rebecca Gengler, in the pottery shop on their property. The store sells one of the Midwest’s largest selections of traditional Polish...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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    Michels delivers State of SG speech

    by Dave Woehrle SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels on May 12 delivered his annual State of Sugar Grove speech to the village. The 30-minute address—the first of Michels’ new term after he was re-elected last...

    • Posted May 31, 2013
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  • Nathaniel Kucera secures the 4x800m State Title for the Knights. Tanner Andrews secured All State honors in the Triple Jump with a 44’ 1.5” effort at Saturday’s IHSA State Meet.                  
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    A weekend to remember

    4x800m Relay nabs State title, boys track takes sixth in Class 2A KANELAND—Kaneland boys track has a long and storied history, and the 2013 team added to it this weekend. The 4x800m relay team of Conor Johnson,...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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    Valiant comeback falls short

    Softball eliminated despite six-run flurry in seventh inning AURORA—The end of Saturday’s Class 3A Rosary Regional final is something Kaneland fans will remember for quite awhile. Kaneland softball wishes there was more to the season than mere...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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    Baseball spiked by Spartans

    Knights nab first postseason win in 2 years, but loses in regional final KANELAND—After getting upended by DeKalb in the regional semifinal in 2012, to play for a regional plaque in 2013 was a welcome sight for...

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Phil Anderson of Maple Park came out today to pull in support of the event.  Phil's father John Anderson also participated while his mother Celeste Anderson and his Aunt Kathy Coffey volunteered to sell raffle tickets during the day.
    Maple Park Police Dept. ‘pulls’ for Special Olympics

    MAPLE PARK—Colleen MacRunnels aims for the Maple Park Police Department to be in first place in this year’s Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, a competition among police departments to raise the most money for Special Olympics. The...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Moon Dance Diner set to re-open at end of May

    by Elizabeth Rago MAPLE PARK—May 2013 ends a brief interlude in the Moon Dance Diner and Grill’s history, as George and Elizabeth Georgiou will soon re-open the Maple Park classic American eatery with select hours. Located at...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Freshman Brianna Bower (19) cruised to an 11:19.33 in Saturday’s 3200m Run Final at the IHSA State Meet. Bower placed seventh overall, earning all state honors. Photo by Ben Draper
    Fine finish

    Girls track concludes season at state finals KANELAND—It was a weekend well spent in Charleston, Ill. With a select few events able to go down to Eastern Illinois University for the Class 2A girls track State meet,...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Rise of the Knights

    Photo: Three-time state qualifier Corey Harner will be joined by numerous members of the boys track team at the IHSA State Track and Field meet this weekend. The Knights won the Sectional title, easily outdistancing second-place Winnebago...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Senior Joe Pollastrini, leaps to grab a high throw in attempt to make an out at second base during Kaneland’s 5-3 loss to Batavia at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
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    Hello, old friend

    KHS faces Batavia in Midwest League setting in tail-end of regular season KANELAND—What’s one more postponement for Kaneland baseball? In a 2013 campaign rife with cancellations, 19 to be exact, Kaneland baseball wanted to make up its...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Elburn native authors pregnancy book

    ELBURN—When Amy Shoop Riley was pregnant with her daughter McKenzie, every time someone asked, “how do you feel?” she assumed they were really asking, “how badly do you feel?” She assumed she was going to have back...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Conference Champs

    KHS boys track team takes top spot at NIB-12 KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII conference boys track certainly has its share of talented teams. Kaneland made certain it was included in that discussion, netting a conference championship as...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Leading the way at Burlington Sectional

    Lady Knights qualify for state in seven events KANELAND—Friday’s Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional had many good teams, but only one collective winner. That would end up being the local outfit from Maple Park. With 73 points...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Pitching, defense lead to win over Cary-Grove

    Baseball beats Streator, falls to Marengo, Sycamore, in big week KANELAND—Knights baseball may have had a rougher go of it in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t put together a stellar performance. Behind junior Curtis...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Elburn residents benefit from ‘Yoga … with Lynn’

    Yoga … with Lynn Thursdays • 9:30 a.m. Elburn & Countryside Community Center All levels welcome To register, call Lynn at (630) 365-0163 or yogawithlynn@yahoo.com ELBURN—Elburn resident Erin Walsh said she has always been athletic,...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Barrage of offense

    Firepower dovetails with regular season KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo believes his team is playing great in this current stretch of the 2013 season. His current lineup is making it quite hard to argue such a claim. Kaneland...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Protecting the lead

    Softball faces off against NIB-12 foes Yorkville, Morris Kaneland—At 15-3, and 7-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII, Kaneland tried to keep the positive momentum going with a pair of conference wins this week. Last Thursday’s win...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Elburn mourns joyful teen

    Photo: Caityln Phillips’ immediate family embraces as community members gathered on Tuesday at the intersection of North Third and Reader streets in Elburn to remember her. Caitlyn Phillips, a 13-year-old who was killed on Friday after colliding...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Local kindergartners raise money to ‘make the world smile’

    Photo: Elburn twins Delia (front) and Lucinda Connelly, 6, have raised over $2,700 for Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity. Lucinda was born with a cleft lip and palate. She had surgery on...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Caitlyn ‘Caity’ Rose Phillips

    Caitlyn “Caity” Rose Phillips, 13, of Elburn, died tragically on Friday, April 26, 2013. Taken from us too early, Caitlyn now lives on in heaven as one of God’s favored angels. Her memory, a shining example of...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Familiar face fills coaching vacancy

    KANELAND—As seems par for the course, the Knights wrestling program will have a familiar face leading the matmen. Beginning this fall, the Knights will be steered by new head coach and Class of 2004 alum Jeremy Kenny,...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Junior Lauren Zick placed second in the long jump at the Jill Holmes Invitational Saturday with a leap of 16 feet, 9.5 inches. Photo by Patti Wilk
    Big win, small margin

    KHS earns slim team win at home meet by Mike Slodki KANELAND—There’s nothing like seeing what you’re made of on your home track. Kaneland girls track has a lot of substance and talent, based on the first-place...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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    See-saw start to season

    View Photos After rough start, Knights baseball wins 4 of last 5 by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It’s a case of slowly but surely for the boys in black. After dropping its first five games of the...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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    Baseball sees rough beginning on Missouri trail

    KANELAND—Much like the Cubs going into Cardinals territory, there existed little welcome for the Chicago-area Kaneland Knights baseball squad (0-5).

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Stuck by Barbs

    Season opener sees Lady Knights stifled in Maple Park KANELAND—After all the cancellations and scheduling switches, the Lady Knights’ soccer roster was ready for action.

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Staying on track

    Renowned track coach hopes area can become a hub for big meets ELBURN—One of the most successful and innovative cross country/track and field coaches in the country just might be your next door neighbor.

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Election: Sugar Grove Village President

    Incumbent squares off with long-time village trustee Incumbent Sean Michels will face a challenge for his Sugar Grove village president seat from board trustee Kevin Geary.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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