All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Kaneland girls cross thirst for Pretzel Invite

    Photo: Sophomore Grace Dodis accepts Kaneland’s second-place trophy at Saturday’s Pretzel Invite. Photo submitted by Patti Wilk to photos@elburnherald.com FREEPORT, ILL.—For the best girls cross country talent the northern half of the state has to offer on...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    KHS boys Pretzel Invite trip part of process

    Photo: The KHS boys varsity cross country team earned second overall at Saturday’s Freeport Pretzel Invite. Photo submitted by Patii WIlk to photos@elburnherald.com FREEPORT, ILL.—The Knights cross country team saw encouraging signs and cooler weather at the...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    Piece of the Rock

    Photo: Ivan Bohorquez celebrates scoring his unassisted first-half goal against Sycamore Tuesday. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Second-place effort at Quad Cities gathering has smooth finish KANELAND—This past weekend had the Kaneland soccer roster heading two hours west,...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    That was Sparta

    Photo: Junior Steven VanHorn breaks up a 3rd-down pass to a Sycamore wide receiver Friday. “Both defenses played really well,” KHS head coach Tom Fedderly said. Photo by Mary Paulson Urgency increases after 14-7 loss at Sycamore...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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    Kindness Campaign celebrates one-year anniversary

    Photo: Renee Dee and Kaneland parent Sarah Ziemba at the Kindness in Kaneland booth Friday. Photo submitted by Renee Dee to LLogan@elburnherald.com KANELAND—What started as groups organized to combat bullying has turned into a collaboration within the...

    • Posted October 5, 2014
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    Local farm features pumpkins, corn maze, decorations

    SUGAR GROVE—John Nichols is transforming his family’s century-old dairy barn into a new fall destination for families, surrounded by fields of pumpkins and a recently completed corn maze. The Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm, located at the corner...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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    Bakery truck to make Elburn Car Show appearance

    ELBURN—Red (Charles) Singleton of Elgin, Ill., plans to feature his antique bakery truck, which he purchased in Elburn, in the Elburn Car Show this Sunday at Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. Singleton was introduced to the vehicle,...

    • Posted October 4, 2014
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    ‘Purple Store’ collecting funds, goods for Hughes

    KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is currently collecting funds and goods for Beverly Holmes Hughes and her family. Hughes was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor, last summer. Hill’s Country Store...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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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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