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    Striking out epilepsy

    Photo: Allison Rowland, a KHS graduate and Elburn resident, threw out the first pitch at the Kane County Cougars baseball game on Aug. 8 as a way to help promote epilepsy awareness. Allison’s mom, Cindy, also does...

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    KC opens new campground in Big Rock

    Photo: The Kane County Forest Preserve District recently opened the Big Rock Campground on Granart Road in Big Rock. A ribbon cutting will take place Saturday, Aug. 17, with free hot dogs and other food, giveaways and...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • EEI announces addition of Jeffrey A. Humm to its staff

    SUGAR GROVE—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) recently announced that Jeffrey Humm has joined its staff as a senior project technician. Having recently retired from the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District as their engineering supervisor, Humm has agreed to...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • MP Fun Fest looking for parade participants, crafters/vendors

    MAPLE PARK—Maple Park Fun Fest is looking for parade participants and crafters/vendors for its 2013 festival, which will take place Labor Day Weekend. For more information and an application, visit www.mapleparkfunfest.com or email mapleparkfunfest@yahoo.com.

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • Scammers try to make Obamacare confusion an opportunity for identity theft

    CHICAGO—With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly labeled “Obamacare,” on the horizon, scammers are finding it to be the latest opportunity to steal people’s identities. “Scammers are calling consumers claiming they are eligible for health...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • Car raffle to support Feed My Starving Children and local organizations

    SYCAMORE, ILL.—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...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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    Hit-and-run accident leaves MP native in coma

    Photo: Maple Park native Becky Nelson is currently in a coma as a result of her being struck by a vehicle on July 1 in the Cayman Islands. Nelson, who previously worked at the Kaneville Community Childcare...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Report of indecent exposure in SG

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Police on Monday responded to the area of Hampstead Drive and Westbourne Avenue on report of indecent exposure. According to the victim, the offender was driving an older model black, sun-faded Dodge Durango or...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Emerald Ash Borer in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Have you noticed that it appears that some parkway trees appear to be playing tic/tac/toe? There is a reason behind those mysterious X’s and O’s: it’s the village of Sugar Grove’s Public Works Department tracking the...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Habitat restoration workday in SG

    SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Work will include weed control such as pulling or cutting invasive species and any...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Editorial: Elburn Days week is upon us

    Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? It’s already mid-August; Kaneland students go back to school next week; the weather is getting cooler; and football (at every level) is just around the corner. Summer: blink and you’ll...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from National Night Out

    We would like to thank our local police and fire departments, service organizations, non-for-profit groups, local businesses, sponsors and volunteers for participating in our seventh National Night Out at the village of Campton Hills. Our community residents...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Light entertainment

    Knights Under the Lights takes the stage next week KANELAND—While having the summer fade into another school year, KHS athletes, family and fans can attend a reliable reminder of athletic excitement on Thursday, Aug. 22. Knights Under...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Knights football drills home summer with 7-on-7’s

    KANELAND—There’s no rest for KHS football, even in the summer. With official practices now underway, the Knights got busy in the time off from school by participating with rival area schools in 7-on-7 gatherings that ended July...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    McCastland sees all sides of volleyball

    New hire inherits program on rise, eager to be involved KANELAND—Approved for the job two weeks ago, new Kaneland varsity volleyball head coach Kerri McCastland says, “It’s been a great two weeks.” Followers of Kaneland volleyball, on...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Boys CC hosts baggo tournament fundraiser

    Sugar Grove—The Kaneland boys cross country team will host its inaugural Baggo Tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, at Kaneland Harter Middle School. Entry fees for two-person teams are $20 per team for the high school and under division,...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Kaneland Foundation annual golf Sept. 19

    SUGAR GROVE—The Kaneland Foundation Annual Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. To register or receive more information, contact Beth Sterkel at (630) 365-8295 or email beth.sterkel@kaneland.org....

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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    Mary M. (Gette) Perkins-Richtman

    Mary M. (Gette) Perkins-Richtman, 85, of Elburn, passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital. She was born on the family farm on Dec. 4, 1927, in Aurora, the daughter of the late Albert and...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Nancy Louise Carson

    Nancy Louise Carson passed away at her Anaheim, Calif., home on Saturday, July 20, 2013, with her family by her side, from complications of lung cancer. Nancy was born on July 1, 1935, in Aurora, to Arden...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • Martin ‘Marty’ Kitz

    Martin “Marty” Kitz, 72, of Elburn, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Released from his battles with cancer that he fought bravely for a decade, Marty fell asleep in this world, only to...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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