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    Didier named SG 2013 Citizen of the Year

    Photo: Joe Didier (center) of Sugar Grove, is the Sugar Grove 2013 Citizen of the Year, taking time to pose with his wife, children and grandchildren. Photo by Kimberly Anderson SUGAR GROVE—In the minutes before Sugar Grove’s...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • WCC student turns internship into career

    SUGAR GROVE—All education, especially higher education, is designed to prepare you for something, whether that be a career, a better quality of life or both. When students participate in an internship, that preparation becomes more focused and...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Producers Chemical announces 2 promotions

    SUGAR GROVE—Producers Chemical Company today announced the promotion of two long-time employees, Sebastian Mroczkowski and Chris Jones. Mroczkowski has been promoted to operations manager. In his role in this re-invented position, he will be responsible for all...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • National award winners in attendance at KSB meeting

    by Stefanie Frazier KANELAND—Kaneland High School alums Nicholas Messina, Marshall Farthing and Stephen McCracken represented the Fox Valley Career Center during Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting and presented information about the computer science program they did at...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Illinois continues to make strides in reducing flood risks

    AURORA—Flooding accounts for more than 90 percent of declared disasters in Illinois. And it is no wonder—Illinois has one of the largest inland systems of rivers, lakes and streams in the United States with nearly 15 percent...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Maple Park Library 50th anniversary celebration

    MAPLE PARK—Serving a community for 50 years can be exhausting. It’s a good thing that hitting the 50-year milestone calls for a celebration. The Maple Park Library is pleased to invite residents to their anniversary celebration, which...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • KSS Elementary roof repairs may extend into school year

    KANELAND—John Shields Elementary School has been under construction to repair its roof. Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business for the Kaneland School District, on Monday told the board that the repair project should be finished by...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Local chefs get ‘Chopped’ at Corn Boil

    SUGAR GROVE—Area residents gathered at John Shields Elementary School during Corn Boil festivities on Saturday for the announcement of the first annual “Chopped Competition.” Putting their knowledge of cooking to the test, 13 contestants took on the...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Kaneland class of 1973 to hold reunion on Elburn Days weekend

    KANELAND—The Class of 1973 will hold its 40th class reunion during Elburn Days weekend. The reunion weekend will kick off with a meet and mingle on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Elburn Days beer tent, immediately after...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Elburn High School class of ‘58 to celebrate 55-year reunion

    ELBURN—The Elburn High School class of 1958 will hold its 55th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Papa G’s restaurant in Elburn at 5:30 p.m. Elburn High School classes of 1957 and 1956 are also invited...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Express takes top spot

    The 14U Express Baseball Team are the 2013 14U Kane County Bronco League Gold Division champions. Team included Brock Williams (bottom row, left to right), Jake Hed, Jack Weigand, Preston Havis, Joey Brandonisio, Luke Calabrese and Daniel...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Weimer says goodbye to KHS volleyball

    Eight years and an improved program later, Weimer tends to other responsibilities KANELAND—For the first time since the 2004 season, Kaneland volleyball will have a new face patrolling the sidelines this fall. The resignation of eight-year head...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Former Knight champs boost CSBL Joliet squad in postseason

    Photo: Former KHS baseball player Brian Dixon (left) helped the Joliet Dirtbags baseball team beat the Crestwood Pantheers 14-4 in seven innings on Thursday in Midlothian, Ill. The Dirtbags qualified to compete in the NABF Major Regional...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Phantoms tackle the Bandits

    Photo: Phantoms shortstop Ryan David (Kaneland) takes a throw from the pitcher in a pick-off attempt at second base on Saturday. Photo by Mary Paulson The Kane County Phantom’s 16U baseball team, coached by Randy Jones of...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    KC Cougars reach 10 million fans

    Photo: On July 20, St. Charles resident Rich Davis (center) was honored with the title of 10 millionth fan to enter Fifth Third Stadium to watch a Kane County Cougars game. Photo by Kane County Cougars Cougars...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Crafters wanted for arts and crafts show

    ST. CHARLES—Crafters are welcome to apply for a spot in the eighth annual Arts and Craft Show, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave. (Route 25), St. Charles. Managers of...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Summer Family Fest at Temple B’nai Israel

    AURORA—Temple B’nai Israel will welcome members and guests to its annual Summer Family Fest (aka temple picnic) on Sunday, Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the synagogue, 400 N. Edgelawn, Aurora. A cookout lunch will...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Oledene Redemann

    Oledene Redemann, 93, of Maple Park, passed away in sweet surrender to her lord and savior at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb, Ill., on Friday, July 26, 2013. After a long hard fought battle, her soul...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to those who donated Citizen of the Year gift baskets

    As the volunteer who worked on behalf of the village of Sugar Grove and the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce in acquiring the donations for this year’s Citizen of the Year gift basket, I wanted to express...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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  • Community Corner: Many hands make the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival a success

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival Fourteen years ago, the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival (KCFAF) was produced by two Kaneland elementary art teachers who received approximately $200 from their parent-teacher organizations in...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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