All posts by Ben Draper

  • 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 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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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 20, Rochelle 14 (IHSA Quarterfinal)

    Kaneland senior Quinn Buschbacher (22) makes a one-handed catch against Rochelle Saturday afternoon. The Knights improved to 12-0 with a 20-14 victory over the host Hubs and move on to the semifinals where they will host the...

    • Posted November 12, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Harter 6th graders honor Vets

    Under the direction of Lori Grant, the Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th grade choirs honored veterans with a special concert Thursday evening.

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K

    More than 330 people competed in the 2011 Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K Saturday. Michael Lucchesi of Lisle, Ill. was the overall winner with a time of 16 minutes, 6.4 seconds. 2005 Kaneland High School graduate Kristen...

    • Posted August 2, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 8, Warterloo 2 (State Baseball)

    JOLIET, Ill—Kaneland's Bobby Thorson (right) pitched a complete game, while also getting two hits (including a triple) as the Knights rolled Waterloo 8-2 at Joliet's Silver Cross Field Friday. Game Stats...

  • Photo gallery: Class of 2011

    The 2011 graduates of Kaneland High School were all smiles as they received their diplomas at NIU’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Photo gallery: Kaneland 53, Yorkville 52

    Kaneland's Daniel Helm scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter Friday night as the Knights stormed out of the gate to a 25-5 lead over host Yorkville.

    • Posted February 22, 2011
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