• Editorial: An NFL rule change that would make sense

    Raise your hand if you like to watch football. We’re guessing that most of the people reading this currently have their hand in the air, and for good reason: football is an incredible sport that blends brute...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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    Kaneland School District 2013-14 school year

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Schools will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school...

    • Posted July 28, 2013
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  • Gaston named to Berklee College of Music dean’s list

    BOSTON—Alec Gaston of Sugar Grove was recently named to the Berklee College of Music dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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    Anti-bullying group promoting kindness throughout the community

    ELBURN—What began as a group of concerned parents—Knights Against Bullying—who wanted to do something about incidents of bullying in the Kaneland schools has grown into a coalition of individuals, groups and organizations that are working together to...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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    KHS’ Taylor marches in Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

    KHS student Carter Taylor is spending his summer playing with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. The drum corps kicked off its 2013 season on June 21 and will conclude on Aug. 10 in Indianapolis. Courtesy Photo...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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  • D-302 preschool screening

    KANELAND—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Sept. 13, at Family Life Church in Elburn, for students who may qualify for special education. This screening is for Kaneland School District children ages...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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  • WCC auto student is best in the nation

    SUGAR GROVE—The Chicago Blackhawks may be getting all the attention, but there’s another local sensation who worked hard to become a national champion recently: Plano resident Matthew Meyer, who finished first in the Collision Repair Technology category...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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    Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

    ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone in attendance on Sunday, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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    Elburn gets its ‘GED’

    ELBURN—Elburn’s newest pizza place, GED Pizza, located at 151 E. Route 38, was born when Guillermo Mendez saw that Genoa Pizza’s location was up for sale. Guillermo, who was working on the construction crew building Brianna’s Pancake...

    • Posted July 26, 2013
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    Sugar Grove Corn Boil this weekend

    Don’t forget that Sugar Grove Corn Boil is this weekend, July 26-28 Friday, July 26—Opening festivities, Citizen of the Year Award dedication, Bingo, musical performances by Epic and 7th Heaven Saturday, July 27—5k Run/Walk, Bingo, “Chopped”-style cooking...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    A new lease on life

    Photo: Maple Park resident Luke Thompson’s pet rabbit, Lola, was named 4-H Grand Champion during the 2013 Kane County Fair. Lola was previously rescued from a truck set to deliver him to a meat market. Courtesy Photo...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    The sweet spot

    Photo: Randall (right) directs the Waubonsee Chiefs’ defense during WCC’s 8-3 win over Nassau (New York) during the NJCAA Division III World Series tournament. Courtesy Photo KHS grad finds decades of satisfaction just down the road at...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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    Elburn youth vies for national title

    Photos: Mabel Cummins (right) follows through during a recent tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cummins (below) , a sixth-grader attending Kaneland Harter Middle School, gathers some of the trophies she’s won during recent tournaments from throughout the...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Orange Crush crushes competition

    The 12U Elburn softball team Orange Crush worked its way through a perfect 12-9 season, including a perfect game in late June. The team includes coach Brad Luse (back, left) and Coach Ingrid Luse; Sydney Warford (middle,...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Elburn Express 12U hosts tryouts

    Elburn—The Elburn Express 12U travel softball team will hold tryouts at the Elburn Lions Park north field on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9, at 5:30 p.m. For information, contact Brad Luse at brad@luse.com.

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Thank you for a great soccer season

    The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization (KYSO) thanks the soccer community for its help in making a great spring 2013 season. KYSO is a volunteer organization bringing recreational youth soccer to boys and girls ages 4-17, with nearly...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you to KCFAF and STPS volunteers

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who have committed several hours of their time to help the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival and Summer Theatre Performance Series. On June 22, KCFAF...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Editorial: Take the PEDs out of sports for good

    If you’re someone who regularly follows sports, you’re likely familiar with the Ryan Braun fiasco that reached its (likely) conclusion earlier this week. If you’re someone who doesn’t follow sports, well, you’re probably wondering who Braun is...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Charles L. Nelson

    Charles L. Nelson, 70, of DeKalb, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Bethany Health Care and Rehabilitation in DeKalb. Charles was born June 12, 1943, in Aurora, the eldest child of Arthur and Erma Irene (Chapman) Nelson....

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • ‘Son West Roundup’ VBS at Sanctuary

    BATAVIA—Sanctuary Church in Batavia will host its “Son West Roundup” VBS the week of July 29-Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This VBS is for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The cost is $5 per...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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