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    2013 Volleyball Preview: New faces, new era

    Photos: Senior captain Jenny Lubic will provide leadership for first-year coach Kerri McCastland’s Lady Knights. Photo by Patti Wilk McCastland era begins with mission to duplicate success KANELAND—It’s a different look to the ladies of the court...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Sports recap Aug. 29

    Varsity Tennis vs. West Chicago—On Tuesday, the Lady Knights opened their season at home against the visiting West Chicago Wildcats, winning 6-1. Winners included No. 1 singles Sammie Schrepferman (6-1, 6-0 over Shannon McCarthy) and No. 3...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: District 302 announces new social media implementation

    In addition to our existing communication tools, Kaneland School District 302 is pleased to announce new social media to enhance communication between home and school. We are excited to introduce the following social media to keep you...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to Sugar Grove

    I would like to thank the ladies who individually submitted four nominations for me for Citizen of the Year of Sugar Grove: Diane Dempsay, Joan Perrin, Helen Jorgenson and Karen McCannon. I would like to thank the...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: Sugar Grove blood drive

    Your blood donations are urgently needed. Please strongly consider donating blood on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Drive, from 3 to 7 p.m. The shortage of every given blood type can...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro Chicago

    The recently signed 70 mph speed-limit bill begins to undo the damage done by the national 55 mph limit established in 1973. Illinois had a 70 mph speed limit 40 years ago and it was not just...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Editorial: Celebrate summer’s twilight at Maple Park Fun Fest

    We’ve used numerous editorials this summer to remind our readers that while summer in the Kaneland community begins in June, it reaches a different gear come late July with the kickoff of local festival season—the first of...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • St. Gall announces Rite of Catholic Initiation classes

    ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will hold Rite of Catholic Initiation (RICA/RCIC) classes beginning in September. Adults interested in becoming catholic, children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized—and anyone baptized Catholic as a...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Chester Christian Meyer Jr.

    Chester Christian Meyer Jr., 69, passed away while surrounded by family at his Maple Park home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Chet was born on Feb. 5, 1944, in Oak Park, Ill., to Chester C. and Edith...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Elburn employee recognized for her work with the Emerald Ash Borer

    ELBURN—Elburn Public Works employee Jenna Cook knows her trees. If you live in Elburn, she knows your trees, too. When the first Emerald Ash Borer was identified in nearby Lily Lake in 2006, Cook attended an emergency...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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    Courage abroad

    NIU student visits Tanzania, rides Elburn Days Parade float ELBURN—Cory Lipsett’s first trip abroad was startling in two ways: he went to Tanzania, one of the world’s poorest countries, and he went without Ragin, the guide dog...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • Local residents earn degrees from Benedictine University

    LISLE, ILL.—Kevin Webster of Elburn and Erica Kelly and Rory King of Sugar Grove recently earned degrees from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Kelly earned a Master of Science in nursing. King earned a Master of Science...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • West Physical Therapy’s guidelines for backpack safety

    KANE COUNTY—With the start of the new school year, West Physical Therapy would like to remind parents of safety needs for their child when carrying a backpack to school. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • Car raffle to support Feed My Starving Children and local organizations

    SYCAMORE—With over 6,200 children under the age of 5 dying every day due to starvation, it’s time to take action. Over the last four years, the Sycamore community has come to the aid of starving children through...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • Baish attends National Career Exploration Camp

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Alexis Baish of Sugar Grove, a junior this fall at Central High School in Burlington, Ill., recently participated in Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on...

    • Posted August 24, 2013
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  • Editorial: Check out Kaneville Fest this weekend

    One of the best things about living in the Kaneland community is that we’re rewarded with three straight weekends of festival entertainment. And following a very fun and very successful Elburn Days fest last weekend, we have...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Elburn VB passes budget act ordinance

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday passed a budget act ordinance that would allow the village to set aside funds over multiple years for capital expenditures and contingencies. According to Finance Director Doug Elder, the ordinance, which...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • SG Village Board approves intergovernmental agreement with IDOT

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted to authorize an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation. This agreement is subject to attorney review but would essentially be an improvement project for Dugan and...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Board levels playing field for development

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a reduction in development fees back to 2006 levels for the Blackberry Creek Subdivision. The board took the action, which brings the fees more in line with those recently approved...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Elburn Days’ 84th installment a success

    ELBURN—Food, fun, music and lots of people are the ingredients that made up last weekend’s 84th annual Elburn Days. David Broz, president of Elburn Lions Club, spoke positively about the festival that is the club’s biggest fundraiser...

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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