All posts by Ben Draper

  • 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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  • Photo gallery: 2011 Margaret Flott Invitational

    Kyle Davidson (right) and Jimmy Boyle took home titles as the Knights placed first in their home invite with 203.5 points, well ahead of Marengo’s 148.65 and Prairie Central’s 129. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Photo Gallery: Holiday sockball fight

    It was students versus a few brave teachers at the fifth annual McDole Elementary School Sockball Fight, held last Friday. Fourth grade students donated over 500 pairs of socks to the Hesed House in Aurora.

    • Posted December 24, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: 2010 Madrigal Dinner

    Dec. 11, 2010 7 p.m. performance Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: DeKalb 39, Kaneland 27 (Wrestling)

    At DeKalb High School, Dec. 9, 2010. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted December 13, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Sweatt brothers take on Chicago Wolves

    Elburn natives Bill and Lee Sweatt traveled with their AHL team, the Manitoba Moose, to Chicago to take on the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena Tuesday.

    • Posted December 1, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Montini Catholic 27, Kaneland 14

    The Kaneland Knights fell to the defending state champion Montini Catholic Broncos 27-14 at Peterson Field in Maple Park Saturday night by a score of 27-14. The Knights ended the year 12-1. See this Thursday's paper for...

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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  • Photo Gallery: Kaneland 46, ACS 37

    Emily Heimerdinger scored 17 and had 8 rebounds as the Lady Knights defeated Aurora Christian in Aurora as part of the IMSA Tournament. Kaneland sits at 1-1 on the season. Photos by Ben Draper

    • Posted November 20, 2010
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