All posts tagged "Ticker"

  • Elburn Blood drive June 26

    ELBURN—A blood drive will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Elburn American Legion Hall. Call Kay Swift at (630) 365-6088 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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    Sectional shutdown

    Baseball’s quest ends in semifinal against rival Sycamore ROCHELLE, Ill.—Kaneland’s baseball season came to an end on June 4, not with a bang or a whimper. Rather, it was the inability to connect aluminum to ball. In...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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    KHS wrestlers hope to raise funds for camp, volunteer 500 hours of community service

    Photo: Members of the Kaneland High School wrestling team have volunteered nearly 500 hours of community service throughout the Kaneland area this spring. Here, the Knights spread mulch for a Sugar Grove resident. Photo by Patti Wilk...

    • Posted June 12, 2014
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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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  • School Board approves technology position addition, increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on May 28 voted unanimously to increase a current information systems specialist position from .8 to full time, and add a full-time technician to begin work July 1. The cost for the technician...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • Village considers credit card convenience fee

    ELBURN—Residents will soon be required to pay a convenience fee of $2 when they pay village bills and fees with their credit card. Village Board members on Monday discussed the fee recommended by Village Finance Director Doug...

    • Posted June 6, 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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  • Sweet revenge leads to Sectional

    KHS no-hits ACC, outlasts St. Francis for first Regional crown since ‘11 PLANO—Do you remember what happened the last time Kaneland High School baseball captured a regional? It led to a pileup on the Silver Cross Field...

    • 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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  • Correction: KHS graduation is at 4 pm.

    Sorry for our error that appeared on page 13A of the May 29 edition. The Kaneland High School Graduation ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, at the NIU Convocation Center. From kaneland.org: Commencement...

    • Posted May 30, 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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    Elburn man arrested, charged with online solicitation

    ELBURN—Peter J. LaSalle Jr., a former board member for the Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball League and local den leader, was arrested on May 16 and charged in connection with child sex crimes in Virginia. Authorities in...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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    Photos: It’s senior night

    Kaneland High School hosted its Senior Honors Night for the class of 2014 May 22 in the KHS auditorium. A host of scholarships and awards were presented in the categories of Memorial, Organizational, Departmental and Academic including...

    • 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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  • Struck down

    Prolific season stopped in tracks by Rosary in regional final AURORA—Just one of these years, Kaneland High School girls soccer would like for the bloom to go off Rosary. After another successful regular season, as well as...

    • 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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    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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  • Village Board approves senior living PUD agreement

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for the future Senior Living Development that will be located on the north side of Galena Boulevard, just west of Division Drive....

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Board supports Elburn coffeehouse facade upgrade

    ELBURN—The new coffeehouse in town will soon get a face lift, thanks in part to a $5,000 facade grant from the village of Elburn. Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn, owners of The Corner Grind, on Monday...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Friends donate $5,000 to library

    The Friends of the Town & Country Public Library on May 15 donated $5,000 to the library for its Summer Reading program, “Paws to Read,” which will take place from June 2 to Aug. 8. The money...

    • 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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