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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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  • Elburn Days booths available

    ELBURN—There are still vendor booths available on the Elburn Community Congregational Church parking lot (north side of the church) for Elburn Days, Aug. 15, 16 and 17. The church during the festival will host an indoor rummage...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Summer basics

    Orosco’s offseason spent making imprint on grapplers KANELAND—With his hiring in late-May, new Kaneland Knights wrestling coach Joe Orosco could be spotted last week in the Wisconsin Dells area. It was anything but a breezy four days....

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Familiar with a twist

    IHSA releases 2014 football schedule KANELAND—In a conference landscape that’s shifting, so, too, did the 2014 slate for Kaneland Knights football. Looking to qualify for the IHSA playoffs for the seventh consecutive year but losing a talented...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Sugar Grove discusses road improvement funding options

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed options regarding how the village should fund future road improvements. “There is a desire to have more road improvement,” Eichelberger said. “This topic comes up all the time....

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Hopkins-Hubbard reaches Maple Park during cross-country journey

    Photo: Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard (seated atop horse) is traveling across the United States on horseback to preach and promote a message of oneness between the citizens of the United States. His travels brought him to Maple Park on...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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  • Corn Boil vendor booths available

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil announced there are still vendor booths available for the festival, which takes place July 25-27. Booths are 10×10 feet. Corn Boil representatives reserves the right to place vendors wherever they deem...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Recent Kaneland grad finds success on a different track

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Michael Geringer is finding a whole new way to get around—really well. Geringer, a recent member of the Kaneland High School Class of 2014, is finding he can burn rubber on the go-kart circuit. The...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Fagel book recognized by peers

    SUGAR GROVE—Without even knowing his book was under consideration, Sugar Grove resident Mike Fagel has been recognized for writing the book of the year by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). “I’m shocked, happy, flabbergasted—pick an...

    • Posted June 28, 2014
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    Maple Park Police Department continues Special Olympics fundraising success

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Police Department is not only interested in upholding the safety of the citizens of Maple Park, it’s also volunteering for and funding the Special Olympics. In fact, already this year, and with only...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Avenue J Studios, Peak for Kids move to North Aurora

    Photo: Monday night saw performers from Avenue J Studios rehearsing for the upcoming show “Willy Wonka, Jr.” Sugar Grove resident Lexi Holt, 12, will play Mrs. Bucket. Photo by Lynn Logan SUGAR GROVE—Avenue J Studios and Peak...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Kaneland Madrigals travel to Ireland

    Singers perform, see sights KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s chamber choir, otherwise known as the Madrigals, traveled to Ireland earlier this month. The trip gave 29 students the chance to sing, check out sites and take in the culture....

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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  • Police Chief views video of teen train death

    Operation Lifesaver Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. Village Board Room, Maple Park Civic Center 302 Willow Street, Maple Park For questions, contact Josh Salisbury or Kevin Brown at the Maple Park Police Department, (815) 827-3286. You may...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Community gets in on the fun run

    Photo: Kamryn Madsen, 3, of Cortland, runs the Kids 400m Friday night at Kaneland High School. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Kaneland mom Sonya Hwang, a Sugar Grove resident, ran the 5k at last Friday’s third annual Kaneland...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Drills in DeKalb

    Photo: Junior Tyler Paulson makes a long catch and runs in for a Kaneland touchdown. Photo by Mary Paulson Knights’ get reps in 7-on-7 setting at NIU KANELAND—Preseason football practices look to be here before you know...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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  • Multi-tiered effort highlights summer league win over Batavia

    KANELAND—Humid conditions in Maple Park didn’t make things easy for the Batavia Bulldogs baseball lineup. Neither did the steady inning management of Knights pitcher Steven Limbrunner and the bats of Nick Stratman and Danny Hammermeister, as the...

    • Posted June 26, 2014
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    Sugar Grove to move Village Hall

    Photo: This building, 140 S. Municipal Drive, will soon serve as the new Sugar Grove Village Hall. Photo by Cheryl Borrowdale Relocation will allow for Police Dept. expansion SUGAR GROVE—The village of Sugar Grove last week purchased...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Kaneland student earns prestigious journalism honor

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School student Nick Boose earned a prestigious journalism honor this past school year. Boose, a Sugar Grove resident who will be a KHS senior this fall, is editor-in-chief for the Kaneland Krier, the school’s newsmagazine....

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    In the name of the father

    Photo: Elburn Hill Church pastor Gary Augustine teaches a Malachi Dads course at Stateville Correntional Center in Joliet, Ill., which aims to teach inmates a Christian approach to fathering, and fathering from a distance. Photo submitted by...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    Cummins’ victory lane continues through summer

    ELBURN—For the city of Buffalo, NY, it’ll be nice to have a bonafide winner in its midst. The football thing hasn’t worked out. Enter Kaneland Harter Middle School athlete Mabel Cummins, soon to enter eighth grade. Already...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    A quick example

    Kaneland grad Heckert utilizes experience to coach, run marathons PLAINFIELD, Ill.—As a multi-sport athlete at Kaneland High School nearly a full decade ago, Kristen Heckert used her immense talent to cross many a State-qualifying finish line. Now...

    • Posted June 15, 2014
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    ‘Pwnage’ robot a hit at middle school

    Photo: Kaneland students and 2451 Robotics Team members include Elburn resident Triston Powell (left to right), 16, and siblings Alyssa, 18, and Charles Faulkner, 15, of Aurora. Photo by Lynn Logan KHS students bring robot to Harter...

    • Posted June 14, 2014
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    Dunkin’ Donuts Elburn location breaks ground

    ELBURN—Dunkin’ Donuts broke ground in late May for its new restaurant and drive-thru location on the Jewel-Osco property in Elburn. Although the restaurant was initially set to open sometime this spring, discussions between Dunkin’ Donuts and the...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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  • SG Corn Boil Medallion discovered in record time

    SUGAR GROVE—This year, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion was found in record time. The medallion was only hidden for around a week before Barbara Larsen, an employee of the Sugar Grove Park District and a longtime...

    • Posted June 13, 2014
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