All posts tagged "Ticker"

  • Voters to decide: Elburn or Fox River Fire District?

    ELBURN—Voters in the northeast section of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District will soon decide whether or not to disconnect from the district and join the Fox River Fire Rescue District. Elburn District Fire Chief Kelly...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    In the company of family, friends

    Community rallies around Hughes SUGAR GROVE—Everyone’s life ends at some point, but hearing a doctor say it is hard to handle, said Beverly Holmes Hughes, Sugar Grove’s former library director. Hughes has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme—an...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Village donates playground equipment to Elburn Community Center

    ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday voted to donate playground equipment to the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, but no Community Center representatives were present to accept it. The village purchased the playground equipment approximately 25 years ago,...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Kaneland considers search firms for superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week discussed the search firms it may enlist to find its new superintendent. Kaneland previous superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, submitted his letter of resignation in late July after accepting an offer to...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • School Board approves 2014-15 budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week approved the 2014-15 budget. Board member Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland assistant superintendent for business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs earlier this year provided information for the tentative budget, stating...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 2015 School Board election

    KANELAND—The 2015 consolidated general election is still nearly eight months away, but School Board candidates are already gearing up for the biennial event. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is the first official day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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    Popular Kaneland teacher dies

    ST. CHARLES—One didn’t have to know Bridget Sweeney long to feel the positive influence she provided for her students and colleagues alike, according to Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras. A teacher of consumer education and career...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • 9-18 Police Blotter

    The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ELBURN • Miguel Granado, 30, of the 700 block of Gates St.,...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Living history

    We want to hear from you! Tell us who you think is Kaneland’s biggest rival Kaneland athletics have many rivals, but who is No. 1 in your eyes? Results from this survey will be compiled for publication...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Zombie Run set for Oct. 10

    Join the Knight cross country teams for a spooky “Knight of the Zombies” run Oct. 10. The evening will feature two races: Trick or Treat Run This run features friendly zombies sharing treats with participants in grades...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Soccer brings winning logic vs. IMSA

    Photo: Peter Jefferson controls the ball Saturday in Kaneland’s 7-0 win over IMSA. Photo by Tiffany Kufer Matches against Sycamore, Morris cap week KANELAND—No matter the opponent, it’s always nice to see offense on the pitch. After...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Volleyball dominates vs. IMSA, takes on Pontiac Invite

    Photo: Junior McKenzie McMullan spikes the volleyball over an IMSA defender last Thursday. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Volleyball got itself on a roll this past week, with a win over Montini Catholic a week and a half...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    That’s Rich

    First regular-season home loss since 2009 sees KHS fall to 2-1 MAPLE PARK—As the saying goes, “You can’t win them all”— but it’s been a quite a run for the Kaneland Knights football team. An impressive home...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Village moves forward with wastewater treatment upgrade

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday decided to go forward with an upgrade of the village’s wastewater treatment plant, although the cost will be significantly higher than it had been originally estimated. The board voted unanimously at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Saying goodbye to Conley Farm

    For over 15 years, the Conley family, Conley Funeral Home and Conley Outreach Community Services have partnered to purchase, develop and maintain the Conley Farm in Kaneville. The farm has seen countless visitors to its Children’s Prayer...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Lauzen addresses Elburn Chamber

    Photo: Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen (right) and Elburn Village President Dave Anderson share a laugh prior to Lauzen’s State of the County address on Sept. 4. Photo by Susan O’Neill Kane County Chairman issues State...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • TransCanada, School Board discuss upcoming pipeline project

    KANELAND—Representatives from TransCanada on Monday gave a presentation about the pipeline construction set to take place on the east side of Kaneland High School. The objective of the presentation was to answer questions from board members. TransCanada...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    Kaneland Rivals Project: Team of Rivals

    Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series about Kaneland’s rivals—both current and historical. Part one focuses on more contemporary rivals, part two will feature a look at historical rivals, while part three will focus...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Perfect week

    Photo: Senior Brandon Park notched two victories in as many meets, while freshman Matthew Richtman was second at Elburn Woods Tuesday. Photo by Ben Draper Invite win and flawless run at home round out boys cross country...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Tough test vs. IMSA sees Lady Knights prevail

    Photo: The Lady Knights tennis team held on to a 4-3 victory over visiting IMSA Tuesday. Senior Sammie Schrepferman had the lone singles win for KHS. Photo by Mary Paulson MAPLE PARK—Kaneland’s tennis team came out on...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Volleyball looks for Centennial challenge

    KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball now has 10 matches under its jersey, all in large invite fashion. Now at 6-5, the volleyball crew must hope the action this past weekend in Champaign, Ill., and the previous week in Wheaton, Ill.,...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Kaneland 49ers

    Photo: Junior Jake Marczuk (left) had a big second game under center for the Knights, throwing for 221 yards and four touchdowns. Photos by Mary Paulson Knights have solid non-conference win vs. visiting Marshall KANELAND—Friday’s matchup between...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Letter: ‘Never forget’ Sept. 11, 2001

    As we look back upon the events that occurred on this fateful day that left an indelible mark on the world, Sept. 11, 2001, it is very hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since the...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Editorial: Reflecting on the events of Sept. 11, 2001

    It’s hard to believe that today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and United Airlines Flight 93, which...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Maple Park Police announces Special Olympics fundraiser

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department recently announced that it will hold a Pulling for Special Olympics fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5N213 County Line Road, Maple Park. Participants can pay...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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    Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

    KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded. The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Details emerge regarding Sorrick resignation letter

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Aug. 25 approved the hire of Dr. Ken Sorrick as interim Kaneland superintendent. The next day, Sorrick resigned from the position. Sorrick on Aug. 26 wrote a letter to Kaneland Board President...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Competitive bidding environment could cost village

    ELBURN—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. representatives told Village Board members on Monday that the bids to do a project were likely to come in higher than they had anticipated, due to increased activity in projects similar to Elburn’s wastewater...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses I-88 corridor land use

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed general long-range plans for land use near the future I-88 corridor. The topic of where agricultural land and development would be placed was the center of the board’s...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    Photos: Putting the ‘fun’ in Fun Fest

    The annual Maple Park Fun Fest took place Saturday through Monday in Maple Park. This year’s event saw sumo wrestling, a car show, parade, pancake breakfast, softball tournament, toilet bowl race, fireworks as well as several other...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • School Board discusses pipeline construction project

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently discussed the safety of a pipeline construction project set for later this month. TransCanada will be working on the natural gas pipelines, which it owns. The area is on the east side...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    Knight football wins 10th-straight opener

    Photo: Senior Connor Fedderly had six catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights on Saturday. Photo by Mary Paulson 24-hour delay, tough beginning leads to 30-8 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland faithful and fans of...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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