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    Student’s drive, commitment leads to President’s Scholarship

    MAPLE PARK—Carissa Miller is all about business. And heart. Miller, a Maple Park resident and Kaneland High School senior, will major in business administration when she attends Indiana State University this fall. Miller is one of 20...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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    Excellence in action

    Boys track captures 2nd place in Class 2A State meet; boasts Barnes, Dyer as champs CHARLESTON, Ill.—It was a group of athletes that rose to the occasion all season long. One could probably say that about any...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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    Lady Knights have bummer in Burlington

    After close regional semi win vs. G-K, KHS falls in last inning to hosts BURLINGTON, Ill.—For the Lady Knights, a 20-12 final record coupled with a hard-fought win over Genoa-Kingston on May 28 would have the markings...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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    Kaneland teen killed by train in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Harter Middle School student Parker Wolfsmith was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in Maple Park on Saturday night. Wolfsmith lived in an unincorporated area of Kane County outside of Maple Park. The...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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    International Jousting Tournament coming to Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Top-ranked jousters on Labor Day weekend will travel to Promise Equestrian Center, 45W050 Beith Road in Maple Park, to compete in a three-day-long, full-contact International Jousting Tournament. Riders in this competition will hail from the United...

    • Posted May 31, 2014
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    Dance teacher assists with ‘bucket list’ wish

    Photo: Jenny O’Brien, owner of Dreams Dance Academy in La Fox, assists Cammy Babiarz in crossing an item off her bucket list by helping her tap dance. Photo by Debbie Behrends LA FOX—The “tappa-tappa-tappa” of a dozen...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    A worthy weekend

    Photos: Freshman Nicole Sreenan (right) earned All-State accolades in four events at the IHSA State Meet: 100m dash (eighth, 12.50), 400m dash (third, 56.34), 4x100m relay (sixth, 49.03) and 4x200m relay (eighth, 1:45.25). Freshman Carly Elliott (1899)...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Fantastic Friday for KHS boys track

    Photo: Sophomore Austin Kintz was a surprising State qualifier for the Knights in the 1600m run, with a big run of 4:30.06. Photo by Marshall Farthing Success comes Knights way at BC boys track sectional BURLINGTON, Ill.—It’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Knights heights

    Four-decade tradition of PV State presence still going strong KANELAND—When you hit your 30s, you think you’ve seen most everything. With Kaneland High School’s boys track squad on its way to the State finals in Charleston, Ill.,...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Softball steadying

    Photo: A Kaneland coach talks with a KHS baserunner at a recent game. The Lady Knights faced off against Genoa-Kingston Wednesday as part of the Burlington Central Regional. Results were not available as of press time. Courtesy...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Field of hope

    Photo: Sisters Emma, 4, and Kailey Kunstman, 6, wearing their red, white and blue, visited the KHS Healing Field to honor the military during the opening ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Last weekend’s Healing Field...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Ironing it out

    Photo: Junior Jacob Bachio makes a play on an ACC runner at second base. Kaneland lost the final regular season matchup with ACC, 6-0, and play the Chargers again today at 4:30 p.m. in Plano. Photo by...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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  • Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 and a host of other parade participants on a short trek from Elburn Lions Park to Blackberry Cemetery for the start of the Elburn Memorial Day Ceremony.
    Photos: Memorial Day blessings

    Photos from around our towns on Memorial Day. Photos by Natalie Juns, Lynn Logan and Patti Wilk Color Guard members from Elburn American Legion Post No. 630 lead Elburn Cub Scout Troop 107, Elburn Boy Scout Troop...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Hole(s)-in-one at Hughes

    A couple hole-in-ones were shot at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn this past week. On May 21, Deb Peterson (right) of St. Charles shot a hole-in-one on the 140-yard hole No. 17, a par 3. Peterson’s...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Family seeks funds for autism service dog

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Jason Mann looks at his son Marshall and sees joy contagious to those who are around him. “Immediately, he’ll walk into a room and want to give people hugs and smile,” Jason said....

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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    Great turnout & success for Special Olympics fundraiser

    ELBURN—Sunday marked the seventh annual Pulling for Special Olympics event, held at the St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club in Elburn. The event year after year continues to grow and includes more people who are passionate about raising funds...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Raiding Rosary Regional

    KHS soccer gets off on right foot vs. Rochelle AURORA—Never let it be said that Kaneland soccer fails to make the most of its opportunities when it counts. As a threat of storms and hail permeated the...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    KHS rolls to NIB-12 title

    Sectional meet challenge awaits Friday KANELAND—It was all in a conference season’s work on Saturday at Kaneland for the Northern Illinois Big XII boys track meet. A weather delay from Friday evening didn’t deter any Kaneland success,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Knights baseball makes diamond rough

    Photo: Senior Curtis Thorson pitching for the Knights at the Pack the Park Special Event. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—On Thursday, Kaneland went to the Northern Illinois Big XII well once again for a trip to Morris,...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Eagle Scout project benefits local wildlife center

    ELBURN—After volunteering at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn, Joshua Yeggy, a Boy Scout of Elburn Troop 7, decided that he wanted his Eagle Scout Service Project to help beautify the garbage and waste disposal area...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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    Michels presents ‘new frontier’ with village address

    Photo: Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels addressed attendees at “The New Frontier,” Sugar Grove State of the Village Address May 7 at Waubonsee Community College. Photo by Patti Wilk SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Library’s plant sale most successful to date

    The 11th annual Elburn Town and Country Public Library’s Plant Fundraiser was held Mothers Day weekend May 9-10. The fundraiser helps fund the youth reading programs. Aiden Goecker (right), 5, of Elburn, helps his mother pick out...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Play on at McNair Field

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—Mya McIntire’s team, the Blue Sox, played their first game of the season at McNair Field on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of Blackberry Township to renew the lease on the field. Mya and her father,...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Elburn Fire District celebrates groundbreaking for new station

    The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new fire station, located at the northeast corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn. Those wielding shovels include FGM...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Softball ups and downs

    Split week sees big cancer benefit KANELAND—Kaneland softball continued its late-season stretch with some run explosions, and some community help on the side, as well. Monday saw a trip to Ogle County and a 12-0 win in...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Rivals come together in Cougar-land

    Photo: KHS softball coach Brian Willis, who is battling colon cancer, will be honored at Monday’s Pack the Park event at Fifth Third Bank Park in Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland-Batavia clash to benefit great causes...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    May days going OK for baseball

    Photo: Senior catcher Sean Dunphy (above) catches a pop-up foul in the first inning against Oswego Saturday. Photos by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Dealing with some rivalries and non-conference foes this past week, the Knights were tripped up after...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Soccer holds steady

    Photo: Senior captain Delaney Stryczek (13) defends the ball early in the first period against DeKalb Monday. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Your Lady Knights soccer team, while enjoying a wildly successful 2014 regular season, has shown it...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Solving Streamwood

    Photo: Dylan Kuipers reacts after clearing 15-3.5 in the pole vault. Photo by Marshall Farthing Knights battle through Kane Co. field for first KANELAND—Judging by Friday evening’s Kane County Boys Track Meet held at Millennium Field in...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    New fire station groundbreaking ceremony Monday

    ELBURN—The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection district will break ground on their new facility at the corner of Route 38 and First Street in Elburn Monday at 3:15 p.m. Established in 1882, the district encompasses 75 square...

    • Posted May 10, 2014
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    Supporting one of their own

    Photo: Allen Swan said he’s grateful that though his cancer has ravaged his body, it hasn’t touched his mind. “I am quite fortunate in that my mind has stayed pretty good,” he said. “There might be 58...

    • Posted May 10, 2014
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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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