All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Photos: Fun and fundraising

    Kaneland John Shields and Blackberry Creek elementary students last week participated in a Run for Fund to help raise money for their respective school. All grade levels ran and/or walked outside to get in on the fundraising...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    Keep on moving

    Photo: A group of local ladies have exercised together at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center three times a week for over a dozen years. Their workouts include light dumbbell work, as well as exercises done with...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    Sky view

    Workers from Maxcor are finishing up a project on the north Elburn water tower. They have completely painted the water tower, inside and out, and added a safety rail for future workers. This week, they repainted Elburn’s...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    Pirating a victory

    Photo: Junior Felipe Speraggi, in action against Sterling last week, had two goals against Ottawa Tuesday. Photo by Laura Gampfer Offensive output comes in crossover win OTTAWA, Ill.—Tuesday’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference crossover setting was a...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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    Down to the Barbed Wire

    Photo: Senior Zack Thielk manhandles a DeKalb player during Kaneland’s 37-34 loss against the Barbs. Photo by Laura Gampfer Late comeback try falls short in first-ever conference loss to DeKalb KANELAND—It seems like 2014 has the Northern...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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    Boys XC tries to master rising temps, pressure in Oakhurst setting

    Photo: Ben Smith, Austin Kintz and Alex Gale get going at the beginning of Saturday’s varsity race at the Aurora Central Catholic Charger Classic. Kaneland placed 10th as a team. Photo by Tiffany Kufer ACC’s Invitational another...

    • Posted October 2, 2014
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    Volunteers prepare for Halloween Fest’s 25th year

    BIG ROCK—The haunted house that started in one room in Sugar Grove has grown to include two haunted houses, a haunted trail, games, entertainment and food for the whole family at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock. And...

    • Posted September 28, 2014
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    Program employs horses to treat PTSD

    Photo: Veteran Jack Erwin of St. Charles says hello to Honey Nut Cheerio during a program on Boots and Hooves, soon to be known as Hope and Promise. The program employs equine-assisted psychotherapy to treat veterans with...

    • Posted September 28, 2014
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    Home construction on the rise again in Blackberry Creek

    ELBURN—Home construction continues to gain momentum in Elburn’s Blackberry Creek subdivision. According to Elburn Building Commissioner Tom Brennan, there are currently 10 homes and two duplexes under construction in the subdivision—already more than the eight building permits...

    • Posted September 27, 2014
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    KHS students, Aquascape Inc. construct courtyard pond

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School students recently helped construct a courtyard pond featuring trees, shrubs and flowers. The water recycled in the pond comes from Kaneland’s tap water, minus the chlorine. Long koi swim the water while cascades of...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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    Can’t avoid the rush

    Photo: Senior Isaac Swithers was back in action Friday night, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 44 yards. Photo by Ben Draper Yorkville’s Kurtz rushes for 303 yards, 4 TDs, hands KHS 41-25 loss YORKVILLE—Local observers of...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Kaneland soccer splits Yorkville, DeKalb in conference rush

    Photo: Senior Ivan Bohorquez tries to keep the ball against two Yorkville players Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer KANELAND—Kaneland soccer knows it will have difficulties here and there, but would rather not have them against programs it has traditionally...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Boys XC tries to make own trail in Eddington crowd

    Photo: The Knights boys varsity team accelerates out of the box during Saturday morning’s Eddington Invitational at KHS. Over 1,300 runners took to the course during the six contested races. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—It was a...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Tennis outlasts Oswego opponent

    Photo: Senior Stephanie Karloewicz and her partner at No. 2 doubles, senior Colleen Landers, defeated their Oswego counterparts Tuesday 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Also blanks L-P 5-0 KANELAND—With a much-needed win against the host...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Serving notice to Sycamore Spartans

    Photo: Kaneland High School girls varsity volleyball team celebrates after a two-game sweep against Sycamore Sept. 18. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball has always had its hands full with the Sycamore Spartans. After struggling for years...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    In the company of family, friends

    Community rallies around Hughes SUGAR GROVE—Everyone’s life ends at some point, but hearing a doctor say it is hard to handle, said Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director. Hughes has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    Popular Kaneland teacher dies

    ST. CHARLES—One didn’t have to know Bridget Sweeney long to feel the positive influence she provided for her students and colleagues alike, according to Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras. A teacher of consumer education and career...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    Living history

    We want to hear from you! Tell us who you think is Kaneland’s biggest rival Kaneland athletics have many rivals, but who is No. 1 in your eyes? Results from this survey will be compiled for publication...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Soccer brings winning logic vs. IMSA

    Photo: Peter Jefferson controls the ball Saturday in Kaneland’s 7-0 win over IMSA. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Matches against Sycamore, Morris cap week KANELAND—No matter the opponent, it’s always nice to see offense on the pitch. After...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Volleyball dominates vs. IMSA, takes on Pontiac Invite

    Photo: Junior McKenzie McMullan spikes the volleyball over an IMSA defender last Thursday. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Volleyball got itself on a roll this past week, with a win over Montini Catholic a week and a half...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Kaneland tennis nipped by Rosary, Sycamore

    Photo: Junior Emily Lutter plays No. 2 singles against IMSA last week. File Photo KANELAND—Not every week will be a winner for Kaneland High School tennis. Such was the case this past week, featuring two setbacks to...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    That’s Rich

    First regular-season home loss since 2009 sees KHS fall to 2-1 MAPLE PARK—As the saying goes, “You can’t win them all”— but it’s been a quite a run for the Kaneland Knights football team. An impressive home...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Kaneland boys cross plays in Peoria

    Photo: Freshman Matt Richtman ran the course at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill., in 16:01, earning a top 50 medal for his efforts.Photo submitted by Patti Wilk to Photos@elburnherald.com First to the Finish gathering tests KHS mettle...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Saying goodbye to Conley Farm

    For over 15 years, the Conley family, Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services have partnered to purchase, develop and maintain the Conley Farm in Kaneville. The farm has seen countless visitors to its Children’s Prayer...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Lauzen addresses Elburn Chamber

    Photo: Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen (right) and Elburn Village President Dave Anderson share a laugh prior to Lauzen’s State of the County address on Sept. 4. Photo by Susan O’Neill Kane County Chairman issues State...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Kaneland, local residents accept ALS challenge

    Photo: The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters were challenged by KHS and KHMS administration to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge on Thursday evening outside of the Kaneland High School. They will also be making a donation...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Kaneland Rivals Project: Team of Rivals

    Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series about Kaneland’s rivals—both current and historical. Part one focuses on more contemporary rivals, part two will feature a look at historical rivals, while part three will focus...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Kaneland 49ers

    Photo: Junior Jake Marczuk (left) had a big second game under center for the Knights, throwing for 221 yards and four touchdowns. Photos by Mary Paulson Knights have solid non-conference win vs. visiting Marshall KANELAND—Friday’s matchup between...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

    KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded. The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    Photos: Putting the ‘fun’ in Fun Fest

    The annual Maple Park Fun Fest took place Saturday through Monday in Maple Park. This year’s event saw sumo wrestling, a car show, parade, pancake breakfast, softball tournament, toilet bowl race, fireworks as well as several other...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    Knight football wins 10th-straight opener

    Photo: Senior Connor Fedderly had six catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights on Saturday. Photo by Mary Paulson 24-hour delay, tough beginning leads to 30-8 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland faithful and fans of...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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