All posts by Ben Draper

  • No twist

    KHS girls cross country wins Pretzel Invite FREEPORT, Ill.—The Kaneland girls cross country team is getting healthy at the right time. After their early schedule saw ups and downs with injuries, the group put together a solid...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Boys XC battles health, competition

    FREEPORT, Ill.—Being shorthanded may be a problem for other squads, but not the Knights boys cross country team. Competing Saturday at the Freeport Pretzel Invitational without their top two runners this season in Nathaniel Kucera and Ryan...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • In the right direction

    Girls CC looks for October improvements STERLING, ILL.—As the calendar turns to October, it’s time for cross country teams to start coming together and jelling. The Kaneland girls cross country squad decided to start a little early,...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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    Come together

    Boys CC packs it up at ACC AURORA—A change of format at the Charger Classic, hosted by Aurora Central Catholic at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora, saw the Kaneland boys cross country team in the gold, larger-schools...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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    Oregon trail

    Photo: Kaneland senior Sydney Strang continued her solid start to the season, earning a fourth-place finish in Oregon, Ill., Saturday. File Photo Lady Harriers run strong Saturday OREGON, Ill.—The Lady Knights trekked to Oregon High School Saturday,...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Hot start

    KANELAND—Coach Tim Larsen’s tennis team has to love its hot start, even though some matches have been cancelled due to the heat. Sitting at 4-0 after a dual win at Plainfield North Saturday, the Lady Knights had...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • BCC
    A running start

    ELBURN—A short-handed Kaneland boys cross country team fell just short of a season-opening win. In their first taste of competition for the 2013 season, the Knights harriers were edged by visiting Wheaton Academy 27-30. West Chicago placed...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • GXC
    Bower’s way

    Photo: Sophomore Brianna Bower earned her first individual cross country victory in Tuesday’s season opener at Elburn Woods. Photo by Ben Draper Sophomore takes individual win in season opener ELBURN—Many runners start a cross country race, but...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • Top 10 of 2012: The most-viewed stories on ElburnHerald.com in the past year

    Our top 10 most-viewed stories from 2012 touched it all: local hot-button issues, police-related articles, community groups linking to articles about them, and what I can only call the "power of Google."

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Christmas crafts

    Saturday’s Holiday in the Grove event featured events all over the village of Sugar Grove, including a craft show and ornament making at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School.

    • Posted December 7, 2012
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  • Feb. 15-22 webpoll

    If a good student is accepted into a college but cannot afford it, should the government step in and pay? Click to vote/comment.

    • Posted February 15, 2012
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  • Jan. 18-25 web poll

    What kind of games do you enjoy the most?

    • Posted January 18, 2012
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  • New beginnings at Northside

    Thursday marked the Grand Opening of Northside Pub at 117 N. Main St. in Elburn.

    • Posted January 14, 2012
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  • Jan. 11-18 webpoll

    Do you support the Elburn Station development in Elburn? Vote and comment here.

    • Posted January 11, 2012
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  • Jan. 4-11 Webpoll

    What kind of new business would you like to see in your hometown? Sound off here.

    • Posted January 4, 2012
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  • Photo gallery: Weather can’t dampen Christmas spirit

    Drizzly weather didn’t dampen spirits at the Christmas in Kaneville event Saturday morning, which took place throughout the village.

    • Posted December 9, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Santa’s other big day

    The Holiday in the Grove event event, in Sugar Grove on Saturday, featured Santa Paws at the Sugar Grove Public Library—where Sandra Holleran, 10 (left), of Sugar Grove reads to Dakota Sioux from the Fox Valley Dog...

    • Posted December 9, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Kandyland Pictures

    Photos from the Elburn Herald Kandyland event as part of the 2011 Elburn Christmas Stroll Friday evening. A total of 649 people attended Kandyland this year.

    • Posted December 5, 2011
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  • Photo: Sweet beginnings

    Made From Scratch Pastries owner Valerie McGrath cuts the ribbon at the bakery’s grand opening Wednesday morning.

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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