All posts tagged "Ticker"

  • New look for NIB-12

    Streamlined look triggers after year of preparation KANELAND—Beginning with the upcoming 2014-15 school year, Kaneland’s home of the Northern Illinois Big XII will have officially outlasted its previous stop of the Western Sun Conference. In year five,...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Maple Park church welcomes Rev. Vasquez

    MAPLE PARK—St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park has a new spiritual leader in the Rev. Perfecto Vasquez. Vasquez took the helm on July 1, and was installed formally on Wednesday by Bishop David...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Sugar Grove ‘on the cusp’ for growth

    In part two of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look at the current state of Sugar Grove, and the individuals set to lead the village into the future SUGAR GROVE—When Sugar Grove Village Board...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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    Kaneland grad publishes first novel

    CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.—Peter Gallanis, a 1980 Kaneland High School graduate, remembers the moment he knew he wanted to become a writer. It happened while he was sitting in then-KHS teacher Laurie Erdmann’s journalism class. Gallanis went on...

    • Posted July 26, 2014
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    Zero Edge, PetSmart donate tank to Delnor

    ELBURN—A 180-gallon aquarium from Zero Edge Aquariums in Elburn is now easing the anxieties of sick children at the Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center, part of Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. “For pediatric patients, for the kids who come...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Electricity rates increase, but less than with Com Ed

    ELBURN—Elburn residents will see an increase in their electric bill in September, but those in the village’s aggregate program will still pay less than if their contract was with Commonwealth Edison. According to a press release from...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Village reaches agreement on Blackberry Creek sign

    ELBURN—With building in Blackberry Creek Subdivision gaining momentum, village trustees on Monday agreed to a sign outside the subdivision to market lots and homes to potential buyers. The agreement, reached by village trustees in response to a...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    Turning up the heat

    Hottest time of year the best time to teach v-ball fundamentals to area athletes MAPLE PARK—Nearly 100 athletes were able to enjoy snow cones from a machine in the Kaneland High School East Gym on Tuesday. That...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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    Painting the town purple for epilepsy awareness

    Photo: Alexa Hill of Hill’s Country Store is hoping to raise funds for epilepsy awareness with a fundraiser for the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Hill is selling purple lollipops for $1 each, as well as a gift basket...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil set July 25-27

    Corn Boil website >> SUGAR GROVE—Admission is free to the 2014 Sugar Grove Corn Boil, which will open on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The volunteer community event is family friendly and offers entertainment that will...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Our name is mud at Elburn Days

    The 85th annual Elburn Days festival is just a month away, and with it will come great food and drink, fun carnival rides and kid activities, first-rate musical entertainment and, last but not least, the Elburn Herald’s...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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  • Corn Boil to offer fabulous band lineup

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee recently announced the bands that will be play during the Corn Boil, Friday through Sunday, July 25-27. On Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., the Duke Band, truly local and...

    • Posted July 20, 2014
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    Building blocks that created a village

    In part one of its three-part series, the Elburn Herald takes a look back at the individuals and groups that helped establish Sugar Grove not only as a village, but also as an ideal place to put...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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  • School District discusses ethnicity report

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently had an ethnicity and employee report as an information item on its regular meeting agenda. The employee and ethnicity report, prepared by Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business at Kaneland, shows...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Community comes together to learn, begin to heal

    MAPLE PARK—Parents and young people from Maple Park came together on July 9 at the local Civic Center for an informational session on train safety. Many in the community have been impacted by the recent death of...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Sugar Grove Farmers Market continues to grow

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Farmers Market this year is bigger and better than ever, along with a wider selection of vendors for patrons to choose from, according to head volunteer Pat Graceffa. “We have fresh veggies, fruit,...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Village Board views presentation on industrial park concept

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday viewed a presentation from Jeff Dublo, executive vice president for Triumph Construction Services Corporation in Elgin, regarding potential plans to build a light industrial park. The industrial park concept...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Inaugural Elburn Chowdown a success

    ELBURN—The weather, the people, the board of directors—everything and everyone came together to make the inaugural Chowdown at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center a success. The event, which took place on Sunday, served several purposes—it was...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Dudzinski bides time before next step

    Europe a possibility for former Knight roundball talent KANELAND—After another workout bordering six hours, KHS Class of 2010 member Dave Dudzinski has a philosophy surrounding his plan of attack. “I want to make this my career,” he...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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  • Season passes for 2014-15 Kaneland sports now available

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School athletics fans can purchase season passes, ranging from one sports season to an all-encompassing pass that covers all football, volleyball, wrestling and girls and boys basketball games. The passes are good for the...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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    Knights nine close out summer session

    KANELAND—It was time well-spent, if you’re Kaneland High School baseball. The summer session for baseball teams usually involved getting the capable athletes to play in tandem with one another, and hope for better things in nine months...

    • Posted July 17, 2014
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    Elburn Lions make donation to help small town rebuild

    Photo: Elburn Lion and District 1-J Vice District Governor Chris Halsey (right) hands boxes of Right Guard deodorant to Gifford Lion Roy Roberts and other Lions Club members, including District 1-E Governor William “Butch” Guennewig (in background)...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Elburn discusses Blackberry Creek signage concerns

    ELBURN—Elburn officials had “a lot more questions than answers” on Monday regarding a builder’s request to place marketing signage outside the Blackberry Creek subdivision. Orleans Homes Director of Acquisition Rick Zirk attended Elburn’s Committee of the Whole...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Local village officials gather for Metro West barbecue

    ELBURN—The Metro West Council of Government held its annual barbecue meet-and-greet on June 26 at the Elburn Lion’s Club. The event served as a time for lead members of Metro West to get together and learn about...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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    Local firefighters burn donated house for training

    After using a donated house to train in for about a year, firefighters from Elburn and Countryside, Kaneville and Big Rock trained with live fire before burning the house to the ground on June 28. “We’ve been...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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    Summer Theatre readies ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

    Photo: The cast of “Once Upon A Mattress” rehearsed on Monday evening. The show will be performed in the Kaneland High School auditorium July 11-13 and 18-20. This will be Kaneland Arts Initiative’s fifth annual Summer Theatre...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Elburn man falls victim to IRS scam

    ELBURN—An Elburn man was recently the victim of a scam by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith said on Tuesday. The victim was a 33-year-old male who lives on...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Bringing the heat

    Two Kaneland volleyball players, Jessie Weber (back row, second from right) and Maddie Keifer (back row, third from right) were part of the Kane County Juniors club team that placed third at the Volleyball Festival International Championships...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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    Kranz takes valuable pole position

    2007 Kaneland graduate Sam Kranz (right), at the KHS pole vault summer camp June 27, is now a coach at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. Kranz gets a low-five from current Kaneland High School pole vault...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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    Community Center to host Chow Down July 13

    ELBURN—Take a look at the family calendar. Nothing scheduled for Sunday, July 13? Bring the whole gang to the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., for an old-fashioned community picnic known as the Chow...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Elburn Idol accepting applications

    ELBURN—The Elburn Days Community Stage is currently accepting applications for the Elburn Idol singing competition. The contest is open to anyone age 9 and older. There are four different age groups: Junior (9-12), Teen (13-15), Senior (16-18)...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • School Board approves energy conservation commitment

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday came together, despite severe thunderstorms in the area, to approve a conservation commitment. The School Board agreed to a commitment with Cenergistic Energy, an energy conservation company that has experience working...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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