All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Mud, set, spike

    Roughly 350 muddy individuals and many more spectators took part in the Elburn Herald Mud Volleyball Tournament during Elburn Days on Sunday. Photo by Ben Draper Mud Volleyball 2014 a hit ELBURN—Now that the dust—er, mud—has settled...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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    2014 Football Preview: Helmet to helmet

    Photo: Senior Connor Fedderly will return as receiver and be a leader in the squad. Photos by Patti Wilk Knights look to replace previous talented class on gridiron KANELAND—Knight names that had heavy contributions the past three...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Tennis Preview: Bedrock of success on court

    Photo: Senior No. 1 singles player Sammie Schrepferman works through drills at last Thursday’s practice at KHS. Photos by Patti Wilk Lady Knights tennis brings back leaders, battle for conference supremacy KANELAND—How does a tennis team try...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Girls Cross Country Preview: Trail mix

    Photo: The girls cross country team started its practice schedule the morning of Aug. 13 at the high school. The last three years have seen the Lady Knights continue their upward trajectory, placing eighth in 2011, sixth...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Boys Soccer Preview: Soccer hopes for more of the same

    Photo: Freshman John McCaffrey works on a ball-handling drill. Photos by Patti Wilk Parillo’s roster has talent pool to be in postseason picture KANELAND—Four straight regional final appearances would be satisfactory for any area soccer program. For...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Golf Preview: Chipping away at challenges

    Photo: Senior Jesse Denton tees off at the 10th hole during Monday’s Plainfield North Invitational. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland Knight golf roster looks different at the top KANELAND—In the most recent handful of Kaneland High School...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Boys Cross Country Preview: Boys XC always in the running

    The 2014 Kaneland boys cross country team kicked off their season the morning of Aug. 13 at the Great Western Trail just north of Virgil. The team has qualified for state five out of the last six...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Volleyball Preview: Kaneland volleyball rolls on despite reset button

    Seniors Brittany Grider and Elle Dunn (right) work on a blocking drill at last Friday’s practice. Junior Makenzie McMullan (below) taps the ball over the net in other practice action Friday. Photos by Patti Wilk Violett returns...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Editorial: A big thank you to the community

    Photo: Mike Schramer tried something new with his Bobcat this year. He helped build berms around each court to contain the water that Chief Kelly Callaghan (below, right) provided. Without the continued support of the community and...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Kaneville Fest 2014 Schedule

    Thursday, Aug. 21 9 a.m. Community garage sales (until 4 p.m.) 5 p.m. Library book presale ($5 at door) Festival maps available at Hill’s Country Store (Purple Store) Friday, Aug. 22 9 a.m. Community garage sales (until...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Buzz cuts for a cause

    Elburn resident, Dave’s Barbershop to hold fundraiser for childhood cancer research ELBURN—Nolan Allen recently shaved his head, and he’s hoping he’s just the first of many Elburn residents who will shave it all off at “Cuts for...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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    Fund established for Kaneland grad’s cancer battle

    ELBURN—Longtime Elburn resident, 2000 Kaneland graduate, football player, husband, brain cancer patient. All of those things describe Mike Reynertson. All who know him know he’s a fighter. And after 12 long years, six surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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    Close to the finish line

    Exclusive group of area drivers stake claim at Speedway SYCAMORE—Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months bring a lot of action to Sycamore Speedway. That atmosphere draws familiar and enthusiastic crowds, but only a handful of...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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    Celebrate the 85th installment of Elburn Days

    Elburn Days website >> Elburn Days on Facebook >> Schedule of Events >> The 85th installment of the Elburn Days festival will take place this weekend, Aug. 15-17, at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore Ave., Elburn. This...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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    Malawski excels on international track

    Time in UK more precious than medals SUGAR GROVE—Team USA’s youngest athlete, Amanda Malawski, brought home two medals from the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s (IWAS) World Junior Games, held in England from Aug. 2-8. The...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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    Diamond business

    Photo: Sarah Elliott, a sixth-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, makes the catch at first during Wasco Diamonds 12U tryouts Aug. 7. Photo by Patti Wilk Wasco softball outfit’s success tells story WASCO—Early August at the Anderson...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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    Schuler to leave Kaneland

    Will become Wheaton-Warrenville superintendent KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler last week agreed to become the new superintendent of schools for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District. Schuler, 42, a Plainfield resident, has worked in the Kaneland School District for...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove United Methodist Church on July 1 welcomed its new pastor, CheonEui Oh, his wife, Sim, and their children, Ethan (middle), Elena and Elijah. CheonEui graduated from Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea, in 2004, and journeyed to the United States the following year to continue his religious education. He graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009, and became a provisional pastor and ordained elder in 2011 as a part of the Northern Illinois Conference. 
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    United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

    SUGAR GROVE—Pastor CheonEui Oh on July 1 was welcomed as the new leader of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor CheonEui, his wife Sim, and three kids Ethan, Elena and Elijah, are now a part of the...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Robert Ybarra of Montgomery can be seen patrolling the sidelines as Illinois High School Association football officials every Friday night.

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    Upon further review: Experienced local IHSA officials take time to get it right

    KANELAND—It could be that the best officiating crew in any high school sport is the one you barely notice. That’s ironic, considering the countless officials that make up the Illinois High School Association landscape go through painstaking...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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    A look to the future

    In the final installment of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look at the projects set to define the future of Sugar Grove Big-dollar infrastructure projects are the basis of the future Village President Sean...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Parson named Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Fire Marshal Wayne Parson was honored and celebrated as the Sugar Grove 2014 Citizen of the Year during Corn Boil opening ceremonies on Friday. Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels spoke about Parson’s reliability...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Campaign encourages residents to ‘Shop Elburn First’

    ELBURN—The Elburn Economic Development Commission is working on a “Shop Elburn First” campaign to encourage residents to spend their money in town and “break the habit” of heading to Randall Road to shop. Commission members, made up...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Young entrepreneur Carlson takes on odd jobs

    ELBURN—Got a job that needs doing but you don’t have the time, the energy or the right tools? It’s a good bet that Cole’s Odd Jobs has all of the above to complete that job. Recent Kaneland...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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    Derks, Palmer win 2014 Corn Boil 5K

    228 runners test themselves on the streets of Sugar Grove SUGAR GROVE—Andy Derks made it two-for-two at the 2014 Corn Boil 5K. After winning the event in 2013 with a time of 16 minutes, 12.1 seconds, the...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Maple Park church welcomes Rev. Vasquez

    MAPLE PARK—St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park has a new spiritual leader in the Rev. Perfecto Vasquez. Vasquez took the helm on July 1, and was installed formally on Wednesday by Bishop David...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Sugar Grove ‘on the cusp’ for growth

    In part two of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look at the current state of Sugar Grove, and the individuals set to lead the village into the future SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village Board...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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    Kaneland grad publishes first novel

    CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.—Peter Gallanis, a 1980 Kaneland High School graduate, remembers the moment he knew he wanted to become a writer. It happened while he was sitting in then-KHS teacher Laurie Erdmann’s journalism class. Gallanis went on...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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    Zero Edge, PetSmart donate tank to Delnor

    ELBURN—A 180-gallon aquarium from Zero Edge Aquariums in Elburn is now easing the anxieties of sick children at the Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center, part of Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. “For pediatric patients, for the kids who come...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    Turning up the heat

    Hottest time of year the best time to teach v-ball fundamentals to area athletes MAPLE PARK—Nearly 100 athletes were able to enjoy snow cones from a machine in the Kaneland High School East Gym on Tuesday. That...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil set July 25-27

    Corn Boil website >> SUGAR GROVE—Admission is free to the 2014 Sugar Grove Corn Boil, which will open on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The volunteer community event is family friendly and offers entertainment that will...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Our name is mud at Elburn Days

    The 85th annual Elburn Days festival is just a month away, and with it will come great food and drink, fun carnival rides and kid activities, first-rate musical entertainment and, last but not least, the Elburn Herald’s...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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    Building blocks that created a village

    In part one of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look back at the individuals and groups that helped establish Sugar Grove not only as a village, but also as an ideal place to put...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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