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    Helping hands

    Six-team shootout at Kaneland on Saturday to benefit worthy cause KANELAND—It stands to be no ordinary Saturday at Kaneland. You’ll have your customary weekend basketball action, but the Kaneland boys team and dedicated volunteers are coming together...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    In proper position

    Photos courtesy of Stefanie Vanik Third-place at tough sectional paves way for potential state berths KANELAND—Call them the lucky seven. After a third-place finish at the Class 2A Belvidere Regional, however, the rest of the field at...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Crews controls fate after Regional

    Photo: The 2013-14 KHS bowlers competed as a team one final time Saturday at the Metea Valley Regional in Aurora. The team included senior Michelle Bohanek (from left), junior Rena Wojciechowski, junior Katie Hill, freshman Grace Lindgren,...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Emerging victors

    Photo: Senior John Pruett continued his torrid scoring streak, putting up 26 points Friday at Rochelle, and following that up with 28 more against West Chicago Tuesday evening. Fellow senior Tyler Carlson (23) was the team’s high-scorer...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    local couple to open Elburn coffee house

    Photo: Tony and Ann Cobb of Elburn recently purchased the building at 2 S. Main St. in Elburn, and plan to open The Corner Grind coffeehouse there in early May. Ann will run the store, and source...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Plans underway for Dugan, Granart Road improvements

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday authorized agreements regarding scheduled improvements for Dugan and Granart roads. The first actionable item authorized an engineering services agreement for the intersection of the two roads. Village Engineer David...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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    Photos: Kaneland Knights National Signing Day

                    On Wednesday morning, ten standout Kaneland High School athletes signed their national letters of intent in front of a packed KHS gym that included parents, coaches, students and more....

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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  • All cylinders

    KHS continues to roll in duals, ends regular season with close win vs. Batavia BATAVIA—It doesn’t matter the caliber of opponent—Kaneland wrestling makes sure the foe has its mat work cut out for it. The latest example...

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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    Starts and stops

    Photo: Sophomore Ryan David had six points for the Knights at DeKalb Tuesday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—It was a game that had two near-misses. Unfriendly weather had shelved the Kaneland boys basketball team to Elgin outfit...

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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  • Bowl against bullying

    Event seeks to teach participants to “be happy” AURORA—Local adults will soon have a chance to go out, bowl and have fun while learning, too. “Bowling Against Bullying” is a collaborative endeavor hosted by Kindness Campaign, Nick...

    • Posted February 3, 2014
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    Boy Scouts demonstrate creativity in Pinewood Derby

    Photo: The Elburn Boys Scouts Pack 107 went all out with its creations for this year’s Pinewood Derby event, held at the former middle school building on Meredith Road on Friday. From Nascar and Spongebob to LEGO...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Editorial: School’s out … for winter?

    The month of January is when students are supposed to return to school and begin their second semester, not enjoy multiple four-day weekends almost immediately following the conclusion of Christmas break. Yet that’s exactly what has happened...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • The cast of “The Laramie Project” includes Justin Schaller (back row, from left), Ben Mitchinson and Patrick Murphy; Rebecca Hof (middle row), Pamela Gianakakos, Sabrina Massa, Laszlo Reed, Peter Lopatin and Trisha Mills; Douglas Orlyk (front row) and Caitrin Mills. Photo courtesy of Sally Jane Photography
    ‘The Laramie Project’ debuts on Kaneland stage

    ‘It’s a powerful, powerful production.’ KANELAND—The play “The Laramie Project,” presented by Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) and partnered with the Kindness Campaign, did not open on its expected opening day last Friday, due to frigid weather. However,...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • ‘Friday Knightlife’ in the Kaneland area

    ELBURN—’Friday Knightlife,’ a newly reborn program giving Kaneland kids a fun place to go on Friday nights, will be available this winter for Kaneland community kids, grades fourth through eighth, on Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m., from...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Diddell wins conference crown

    Team places sixth STERLING, ILL.—Sterling High School housed quite the collection of wrestling talent on Saturday, as Kaneland found out firsthand. Earning some individual glory and having to deal with capable talent in both Northern Illinois Big...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • Lady Knights endure weekend conference loss

    KANELAND—It hasn’t been an easy stretch for KHS girls hoops. Kaneland girls basketball has had just one opportunity to play a game in Maple Park since Dec. 10, and had lost three in a row coming into...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Ky’s the limit

    Lady Knight star-turned-college libero wins prestigious Augustana honor ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—For a rising Kaneland volleyball program in the beginning of this decade, Class of 2012 athlete Kylie Siebert of Sugar Grove could be seen digging plenty of...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • Hawks honor two local high school seniors

    GENEVA—The Fox Valley Hawks honored its seniors Sunday, which included an Elburn and a Sugar Grove resident. Kaneland senior and Elburn resident Mike Potvin, an assistant captain and left wing, started playing hockey at age four, plans...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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    Hoops for Heroes Feb. 15

    Kaneland to host inaugural Day and Knight of Hoops MAPLE PARK—Kaneland Boys Basketball announced the Hoops for Heroes inaugural Day and Knight of Hoops, to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday,...

    • Posted February 2, 2014
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  • Kaneland Blackberry Creek to host Bingo, auction

    ELBURN—Are you ready for some Bingo? The Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO will host Family Bingo and Auction Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary, 1122 Anderson Road, Elburn. Blackberry Creek Elementary...

    • Posted January 31, 2014
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    Kaneland cancels all after school activities Jan. 24

    From Kaneland.org: All activities after school this evening have been cancelled, including all athletic events at the middle school and high school. We will follow regular dismissal times in all of our schools, but are concerned about...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • Harter Middle School Jazz Band to perform at State

    KANELAND—Each year, a select few middle school jazz bands are given the high honor of performing at the annual Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) Conference in Peoria, Ill. This year, the Kaneland Harter Middle School Jazz Band,...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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    ‘Carrie’s going to be missed’

    Photo: Longtime Elburn resident Carrie Petrie (pictured with her daughter, Cara, and granddaughter, Abby) passed away on Jan. 9. Petrie was involved with the Elburn American Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary, played an active role in the Elburn Memorial...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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    Preparation begins for the International Crown

    SUGAR GROVE—The International Crown, expected to be one of the LPGA’s largest events, will take place in summer 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, and the Sugar Grove Village Board is ready to do what...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    Body of work

    Boys track assistant coach accepts award KANELAND—For two decades, Rob Bieritz has been a part of the fabric of Kaneland track. Two weeks ago, he was awarded some hardware for his work. Bieritz, a Batavia resident and...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    Wrestlers continue to roll

    Photo: Riley Vanik throws his opponent to the mat during Saturday’s Tournament at KHS. Vanik took second place in the 145-pound bracket. Zach Parker (below) was Kaneland’s lone tournament champ, winning the 182-pound bracket. Photos by Patti...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    KHS stops streak on lanes

    Photo: Kaneland High School seniors Christie Crews (left) and Michelle Bohanek enjoy one of their last few games as seniors. Photo by Patty Wilk Bowlers celebrate win, seniors KANELAND—It was bound to happen, and lucky for Kaneland,...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    Photos: Cheerleaders @ NIB-12 Competition

    It was a high-flying Sunday in Morris, as the Northern Illinois Big 12 conference cheerleading squads travelled to the home of the Redskins for the annual NIB-12 Conference Cheerleading Competition. The Lady Knights left with a ninth-place...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    Downed in DeKalb

    Photo: Senior Kelly Wallner was the high scorer for the Lady Knights with eight points against a strong DeKalb squad. Photo by Mary Paulson DEKALB—Kaneland girls basketball, despite being 9-11 (2-2 Northern Illinois Big XII), has managed...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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  • Kaneland will not continue with intergovernmental consortium

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted against continuing onto the next phase of an online and blended learning intergovernmental consortium with neighboring school districts. The only board members who voted to continue with the consortium were...

    • Posted January 17, 2014
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    Carey family reunited following rough 2013

    Photo: The Carey family, Tim, Dylan, Chris and Gavin, at home together just days after being reunited on Dec. 26. Courtesy Photo SHABBONA, Ill.—When 3-year-old Dylan Carey was finally reunited with his mother, Christine Bateman Carey, on...

    • Posted January 17, 2014
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    HorsePower to host 2nd annual bowling fundraiser

    ST. CHARLES—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding, a not-for-profit organization in Maple Park, will host its second annual bowling fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main Street in St....

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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