All posts tagged "Featured"

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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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    Second best

    Photo: Freshman Nicole Sreenan has transitioned well in her first year at KHS, winning the 100m and 400m dashes Saturday, and also taking part in the champion 4x100m relay for Kaneland. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland girls...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Dewey Dash to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Town and Country Public Library 10th annual Dewey Dash Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. 320 E. North St., Elburn (630) 365-2244 • www.elburn.lib.il.us Fees for 1-mile walk/run: $22 ($25 on race day) for adults, $12 ($15...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Measure of Revenge

    Photo: Junior Heather Ortiz (left) maneuvers around a Rosary defender Monday. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland evens up mark after two contests with win over Royals KANELAND—There was a KHS soccer sighting on Monday. After a 17-day...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Kaneland baseball hits Ohio

    KANELAND—Playing at the University of Cincinnati against Ken Griffey Jr.’s former high school team was the highlight of a spring break trip for the Kaneland baseball team that featured more cancelations than games. The Knights’ ability to...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Lucky 13

    Photo: Senior Kyla Goodine won the 100m Hurdles in 17.93 Tuesday. Photo by Mary Paulson Outdoor opener nets 13 event wins for girls track and field KANELAND—With favorable conditions compared to the majority of the spring thus...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Community cornerstone

    Photo: Father Tim Seigel, the priest at St. Gall Catholic Church, started coming into Dave’s Barbershop just 18 months ago. “I have to go home because I left my wallet,” Seigel said. “I actually forgot it. That’s...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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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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