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    2013 Kaneville Fest time schedule

    Thursday, Aug. 22 5-8 p.m. Library book presale at the Kaneville Library. Cost is $5 at the door. Friday, Aug. 23 9 a.m. Community garage sales kick off 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Library book presale continues at the...

    • Posted August 22, 2013
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    Striking out epilepsy

    Photo: Allison Rowland, a KHS graduate and Elburn resident, threw out the first pitch at the Kane County Cougars baseball game on Aug. 8 as a way to help promote epilepsy awareness. Allison’s mom, Cindy, also does...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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    KC opens new campground in Big Rock

    Photo: The Kane County Forest Preserve District recently opened the Big Rock Campground on Granart Road in Big Rock. A ribbon cutting will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, with free hot dogs and other food, giveaways and...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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    Hit-and-run accident leaves MP native in coma

    Photo: Maple Park native Becky Nelson is currently in a coma as a result of her being struck by a vehicle on July 1 in the Cayman Islands. Nelson, who previously worked at the Kaneville Community Childcare...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Light entertainment

    Knights Under the Lights takes the stage next week KANELAND—While having the summer fade into another school year, KHS athletes, family and fans can attend a reliable reminder of athletic excitement on Thursday, Aug. 22. Knights Under...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Home on the lanes

    Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th-grader Mabel Cummins is one of the top junior bowlers in the Chicago area, with a 179 average and a high game of 238. She recently competed in the 12-and-under division of...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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    Didier named SG 2013 Citizen of the Year

    Photo: Joe Didier (center) of Sugar Grove, is the Sugar Grove 2013 Citizen of the Year, taking time to pose with his wife, children and grandchildren. Photo by Kimberly Anderson SUGAR GROVE—In the minutes before Sugar Grove’s...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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    Weimer says goodbye to KHS volleyball

    Eight years and an improved program later, Weimer tends to other responsibilities KANELAND—For the first time since the 2004 season, Kaneland volleyball will have a new face patrolling the sidelines this fall. The resignation of eight-year head...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Former Knight champs boost CSBL Joliet squad in postseason

    Photo: Former KHS baseball player Brian Dixon (left) helped the Joliet Dirtbags baseball team beat the Crestwood Pantheers 14-4 in seven innings on Thursday in Midlothian, Ill. The Dirtbags qualified to compete in the NABF Major Regional...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Kaneland School District 2013-14 school year

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Schools will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school...

    • Posted July 28, 2013
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    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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