All posts tagged "Featured"

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    Eddie Gaedel official opening a grand slam

    ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill of Elburn combined its official grand opening celebration with the opening day of baseball on Monday. The bar originally opened in May 2013 but postponed its grand opening party until a couple...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Avenue J Studios introduces youths to stage

    Photo: Avenue J Studios, located inside the Elburn Countryside Community Center, is a performing arts education and youth theatre that opened in January. Avenue J Studios offers traditional acting, drama lessons, youth and theatre musical production programs...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Making the grade

    The Sugar Grove Fire Department on March 18 held its swearing-in ceremonies of promoted lieutenants Sara Naden and Erik Carlson; paid on-call firefighters, Joseph Beallis, Michael Brown, Bronson Flannagan, Brandon Gudovitz, Kyle MacDonald, Jacob Mackey, Collin O’Neil...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Elburn poised for steady growth

    The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn ends this week with a look at the village’s future plans ELBURN—The village of Elburn is poised for a resurgence in growth, with requests for residential building...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Fenili completes School of Police Staff, Command

    Photo: Sugar Grove Police Sergeant Gary Fenili (left) was recognized by the Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday for having completed Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. Fenili is just the second Sugar Grove Police...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Bestselling author visits Blackberry Creek

    The Blackberry PTO invited children’s author Andrea Beaty (right) to a special visit to Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School on March 17. Beaty spoke with the students about her success as a writer. She brought her new...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Knights can’t find friendly diamond

    CAROL STREAM, Ill.—Knight baseball were finally able to get out on the field to begin the 2014 regular season. It shall have to wait a bit longer for its first win to be in the books. Housed...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    Joy Division: Knight athletes know what they’ve signed up for at D-I peak

    KANELAND—High school athletes’ talent can bring them amazing things: wins, titles and even the chance to keep playing the sport they love. With powerhouses like senior Joe Komel, future Central Michigan University Chippewa, it also brings certainty....

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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    It’s in the stars

    Photo: During periods of particularly strong solar activity, Herman Zwirn can see the aurora borealis (seen on page 2B) from his observatory in Lily Lake. Though the aurora was visible earlier this winter, cloudy weather distorted the...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Hill’s Country Store promotes epilepsy awareness

    KANEVILLE—Hill’s Country Store, aka the “Purple Store,” in Kaneville, is participating in the Great Purple Cupcake Project for the second consecutive year, from now through Sunday, March 30, at the store’s location, 2S133 Harter Road. The project...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Elburn grows up

    Photo:The Shodeen master planned community known as Elburn Station will contain over 110 acres of parks and green open space with miles of recreational paths, connecting the potential 200,000 square feet of commercial buildings on the north...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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    Downright dominant

    Photo: Senior Dalvell Triplett placed third in the Long Jump and first in the Triple Jump for the Knights as they rolled to a conference victory Saturday in Sterling, Ill. Photo by Marshall Farthing Kaneland boys track...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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    An early jump

    Photo: Sophomore Brianna Bower placed third in the 3200m run Saturday in Sterling, Ill., with a time of 12:00.28. Photo by Marshall Farthing KHS girls track takes NIB-12 bragging rights in Sterling, Ill. KANELAND—There’s only so much...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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    Virgil church celebrates Lent fish fry milestone

    VIRGIL—For over 20 years, St. Peter and Paul Church of Virgil has offered its surrounding community a weekly fish fry during the season of Lent, bringing locals together for a night of quality food with a good...

    • Posted March 27, 2014
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    Running across Illinois for a cure

    Photo: Bill Babiarz is running from west to east across the state to raise awareness and money for the fight against Rett Syndrome. Babiarz’s 4-year-old daughter Cammy suffers from the rare developmental disorder. Bill finished his Friday...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Memories of Elburn past

    Long-term Elburnites share memories of village The Elburn Herald’s three-part series detailing the evolution of Elburn begins this week with a look at the village’s past. Imagine a Route 47 with so little traffic that young people...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Kaneland bowling shoe-in for awards

    Photo: Kaneland High School Interim Athletic Director Ruby Keller (right) presents head coach James McKnight with a crystal bowling pin in honor of his 25 years of coaching girls bowling at KHS March 13. Photo by Mary...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Kaneland honors veterans with patriotic assembly

    Photo: Kaneland High School students packed the school’s east gym for a patriotic ceremony Monday. Jim Cornelison, famed voice of the Chicago Blackhawks, sings the National Anthem during the assembly. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Kaneland High School...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    Dauberman Road closures for motorists’ safety

    Photo: A backhoe last week sank into Welch Creek in Kaneville. The creek has flooded repeatedly this winter, forcing two separate closures of the stretch of Dauberman Road between Main Street and Scott roads. Courtesy Photo KANEVILLE—The...

    • Posted March 22, 2014
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    2014 Boys Track & Field Preview: Sprint toward success

    Photo: Relay, distance and sprint runners resort to running laps through school halls due to poor weather so far this season. Photo by Patti Wilk Sixth-place finishers from a year ago, Knight boys track takes charge KANELAND—It...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Softball Preview: A slugger’s chance

    Photo: Junior All-State catcher Paige Kuefler drives a ball off the tee during a recent practice indoors. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland softball lineup primed and ready for ’14 season KANELAND—With a regional rally at Rosary that...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Girls Track & Field Preview: Making their mark

    Photo: Freshman Nicole Sreenan looks to make an impact on the varsity level this season for Doug Ecker’s Lady Knights. Photo Submitted by Jocelyn Ocon Lady Knights have rivals bracing for impact KANELAND—Kaneland High School girls track...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Girls Soccer Preview: Cornering competition

    Lady Knights eye regional nod, another winning campaign KANELAND—Eventually, Kaneland High School girls soccer would like to rid themselves of a couple nagging points. Those would be being eliminated by Rosary in the playoffs, as has been...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    2014 Baseball Preview: Big hopes in Big XII

    Photo: Junior catcher Danny Hammermeister and senior catcher Sean Dunphy practice indoors with the baseball team. Photo by Patti Wilk Diamond crew looks to turn page, rebound from a year ago KANELAND—Knights baseball in 2014 represents, in...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Elburn bowler runner up in “Best of the Best” tournament

    WHEATON, Ill.—Elburn seventh-grader Mabel Cummins was second in Sunday’s “Best of the Best” Tournament hosted by the Fox Valley Bowling Proprietors Association (FVBPA). Sixty young bowlers were invited to contend for over $2,500 in college scholarship funds...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Postseason party

    Photo: Senior Tyler Carlson was named co-Player of the Year for the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference. Fellow seniors Drew David and John Pruett also made the all-conference squad. File Photos Knight boys see sectional berth pay...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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    Resale shop supports Beautiful U Ministries

    Photo: Bill and Liz Hough opened the Beautiful U Resale Shop in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center in late 2013 to support Beautiful U Ministries and provide a place to work for girls enrolled in the...

    • Posted March 17, 2014
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    Kaneland John Stewart Clothing, Toy Sale

    ELBURN—The Kaneland John Stewart Spring and Summer Clothing and Toy Sale will take place Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the gym at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary...

    • Posted March 16, 2014
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    Postive Post-its

    Photo: Words of kindness spread through the halls of Kaneland High School this past week with brightly colored post-it notes displayed on each of the students lockers. Inspiring, quirky and cute uplifting phrases were written with the...

    • Posted March 15, 2014
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    Every second counts

    Sectional semi loss follows David’s buzzer-beater for Regional crown KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball set the bar pretty high for Tuesday evening’s Hampshire Sectional semifinal against fellow No. 1 seed Rockford Lutheran. After all, how could a team top...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Girls make strides in Hononegah

    Photo: The Lady Knights track and field team secured fifth place in the 34-team Hononegah Classic Saturday. Photo by Ben Draper ROCKTON, ILL.—A fifth-place finish is quite respectable, especially when it’s out of 34 teams. The Lady...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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    Clinton’s weekend a triple threat

    SARASOTA, FLA.—In her first international triathlon in nine months, Kaneland junior Victoria Clinton acclimated herself well. Under the ITU Triathlon banner, Clinton, the 2012 Class AA Individual State cross-country champion, finished 26th overall in Sarasota, Fla., as...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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