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    Sugar Grove bids farewell to Chief Kunkel

    Photo: Sugar Grove Fire Protection District Chief Marty Kunkel (right) poses with brother David, the assistant chief of the Aurora Twp. Fire Department. Photo by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department on April 30 held...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Kaneland High School to host Healing Field

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School will soon feature a field of American flags. The concept is called the Healing Field, and it will requre sale of 1,000 flags. The Healing Field will take place Friday, May 23, until Tuesday,...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Kaneland honors its own

    The first round of Kaneland 2014 Hall of Fame inductions took place Monday at Kaneland High School. Christine Heath (right) was honored for Personal Achievement and presented with her award by Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler. Gary...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    Rawers honors veterans with Eagle Scout project

    SUGAR GROVE—Philip Rawers, a Kaneland High School junior and a Troop 7 Senior Scout, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project the weekend of April 26. After reading about the Sugar Grove Veteran’s Park in the the Sugar...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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    KHS soccer still working between posts

    Sophomore Kiandra Powell works around Morris defenders on her way to her second goal of the game. Photo by Patti Wilk DeKalb, Morris contests highlight week KANELAND—While the win streak may have stopped, the unbeaten streak still...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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    Chief celebration

    Past, present and future celebrate Randall’s WCC diamond tenure SUGAR GROVE—Area collegiate baseball has seen its share of great players and institutions. Dave Randall, of Waubonsee Community College, has seen his share of area collegiate baseball. On...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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    Softball outlast Morris, has rematch with Sycamore

    KANELAND—The Lady Knights softball team’s overall record is staying afloat as the regular season inches closer and closer to its end. Last Thursday, the Lady Knights defeated the capable Morris Lady Redskins down in Grundy County territory...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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    Swimming with ‘sharks’

    Sugar Grove couple’s trackless train scores investors on ABC show SUGAR GROVE—An appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” was just the ticket for Sugar Grove residents Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, who scored two billionaire investors for their...

    • Posted May 4, 2014
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    Program introduces veterans to healing horses

    Photo: Veterans from around the country embarked to Maple Park in March to participate in the pilot program for Boots and Hooves, Inc., a local non-for-profit program that was held at the Promise Equestrian Center. The program...

    • Posted May 3, 2014
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    Photos: Arbor Day activities

    Local municipalities got into the Arbor Day spirit last weekend. Sugar Grove Library Treasurer/trustee Louise Coffman (below, left to right), village trustee Mari Johnson, Library Director Carol Dolin, library trustee Pat Graceffa and Public Works Director Anthony...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    ‘Seussical Jr.’ comes alive on middle school stage

    Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School presented “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with over 400 people attending Saturday’s show. The production brought to life many classic Dr. Seuss storybook characters, including The Cat in the Hat,...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Boys track shows no-doubt clout

    Photo: Kaneland’s senior Brock Robertson (above) had a big day for the Knights Saturday, winning both the 110m hurdles (15.75) and 300m hurdles (40.30). Photos by Mary Paulson Peterson Prep No. 45 goes KHS way KANELAND—When you’re...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Steady lineup

    Photo: Sophomore Anthony Holubecki went six strong innings Monday against Yorkville. Photo by Patti Wilk Baseball looks to solidify against Yorkville, DeKalb, Wheaton Academy KANELAND—Compared to last year’s mediocre season output, it appears this year’s version of...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Rolling along

    Photo: Sophomore keeper Emily Chapman blocks an attempt on goal by Sycamore. Emily did not allow a goal by Sycamore at the April 24 game. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland soccer continues its steamroll tour KANELAND—Kaneland High...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Kaneland trio help take ‘Pwnage’ to St. Louis

    Photo: The trio of sophomore Charlie Faulkner (left to right), Alyssa Faulkner and sophomore Tristan Powell will compete in the first World Championships this week. Courtesy photo submitted to sfrazier@elburnherald.com KANELAND—Three Kaneland students are members of robotic...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Family lineup

    Photo: Three sisters, senior Michelle (No. 10), freshman Lauren (4) and junior Heather Ortiz (7), play on the Kaneland varsity soccer team this year. Photo by Lynn Logan Soccer enjoying spoils of three Ortiz sisters on varsity...

    • Posted April 27, 2014
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    Positive spin

    Photo: Senior captain Brittany Olson goes after the soccer ball. Olson, together with her teammates, scored eight goals. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland secures Blackhawk Invite title, slams Yorkville KANELAND—This group of Lady Knights kickers is putting...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Boys track tests mettle

    Photo: Senior Brandon Bishop hands off to junior Isaac Swithers during the 4x200m relay Tuesday vs. Yorkville. The team ran 1:31.35. Photo by Mary Paulson April tour features NIB-12 triangular, Minooka Invite, Yorkville challenge KANELAND—Kaneland boys track...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Softball stuck by Yorkville

    Photos: Junior pitcher Angie Morrow (right) pitched well against Geneva Saturday, earning a win. Senior center fielder Lanie Callaghan (below) set up an early run at Yorkville Thursday, but the Lady Knights lost to the Lady Foxes...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Girls track hosts Jenni’s ABC, deals with Ottawa version of event

    Photo: Freshman Maddie Keifer (right) jumped 31-0.25 feet Tuesday in the triple jump. Senior Christina Delach (below) vaulted 10-09 in the pole vault. Photos by Mary Paulson ABC meets test program depth KANELAND—An April tradition, Jenni’s ABC...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    An Easter journey

    Photo: Valleybrook Community Church Pastor Brian Smith of Batavia touches base on the meaning of Easter with the youth before excusing them to Sunday school. Photo by Lynn Logan Valleybrook Church celebrates Easter with new location MAPLE...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Purple power

    Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Elburn resident teaches stress-reduction techniques

    Photo: Elburn resident Carl Klemaier, a licensed clinical professional counselor and the founder of Mindful Plus, will present an introduction to mindfulness meditation at Vital Chiropractic, 108 Valley Drive, Suite F, on Wednesday, April 30, at 6...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Sugar Grove resident lands ‘Les Miserables’ role

    SUGAR GROVE—Matthew Uzarraga is an 11-year-old fifth-grader who is home schooled by his mother, Estrellita. He’s also a professional actor. Uzarraga will play the role of Gavroche from “Les Miserables” at Drury Lane Theatre from now until...

    • Posted April 20, 2014
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    Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

    Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Kaneland students to visit Europe on trip

    Photo: A group of Kaneland High School students in June will participate in a service trip to Europe. A previous service trip involved students planting trees at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., in order to restore...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    House of Steel

    Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Kaneland celebrates 15th Fine Arts Festival

    Photos: The Kaneland Arts Initiative celebrated its 15th annual Fine Arts Festival on Sunday at Kaneland High School. The event boasted a wealth of professional artists, musicians, dancers and actors. Peter Thaddeus (right) creates an acrylic work...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Triple jump

    April always time for KHS track atmosphere to shine KANELAND—KHS track always seems to rise to the occasion, no matter the location. For the month of April, the chance to rise, and go a little farther happens...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Turf battle

    Soccer troops take to Zimmerman Field for Blackhawk Invite AURORA—Don’t look now, but the Lady Knights are winners with regularity. Granted, it’s still early. Finally getting out to a regular rhythm of play after a long spring...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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