• Hamas of SG named to Miami of Ohio University dean’s list

    OXFORD, OHIO—Alexandra Hamas of Sugar Grove was recently named to the Miami of Ohio University dean’s list for the 2012-13 spring semester. Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Summer close-out

    Boylan Catholic ends Knight baseball’s summer season KANELAND—After the events of Monday in Maple Park, it seems like the lineup from Boylan Catholic of Rockford was a little better than the No. 13 seed. Boylan traveled to...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Youth soccer clinic set for July 20

    Elburn—The Kaneland Youth Soccer, Kaneland United Soccer, Youth Elite Soccer, and Chicago Fire organizations are teaming up to offer a youth soccer training clinic on Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m. at Blackberry Elementary School...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Perfect summer

    The DeKalb Hurricanes 16U softball team took first in the USSSA State Championship the first weekend of July and became the only team to go undefeated during the tournament, with a 6-0-1 record. The team was led...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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    Patrick ‘Pattyboy’ Leuer

    Patrick “Pattyboy” Leuer, 57, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on July 14, 2013, in Gurnee, Ill. He was born on March 2, 1956, in Aurora. Patrick was a 1974 graduate of Kaneland High School,...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Phyllis E. LaMonica

    Phyllis E. LaMonica, 98 of Elburn, passed from this life to eternal life on July 15, 2013, at her home. Phyllis was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Dr. Frederick and Odessa (Hicks)...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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    Gary Robert Williams

    Gary Robert Williams, 59, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Gary was a hard-working man who...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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    What a ‘dirtbag’

    Former Knight Dixon finds role with Joliet Dirtbags men’s team KANELAND—For countless players of high school baseball, playing for your school is all you can hope for, much less be on a field celebrating a State championship....

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Guest Editorial: A return to the garden

    by Jill Pertler, Slices of Life columnist The older I get, the more I realize life ebbs and flows like the tide—rising, receding, coming in, going out. What is possible at high tide is impossible at low...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Letter: Support Kaneville Fest

    I am involved in fundraising for this year’s annual Kaneville Fest celebration. We are having a wonderful fireworks show, and have one of our local bands booked, Red Woody. They will play before the fireworks show. The...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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  • Waubonsee art exhibit explores cultural identity

    SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College will host “Cultural Evolution?: Migra- tion, Hybridity and Multiculturalism,” an exhibit curated by Art Coordinator Cecilia Vargas, from now through Friday, July 26, in the Dickson Center’s Arrowhead Room on the Sugar Grove...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • Local residents graduate from NIU

    DEKALB—The following local residents received degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb at the conclusion of spring session on the weekend of May 10-11: Jacob Yoder, Laura Ducharme, Victoria Yurachek, Matthew Ritschdorff, Hillary Tarr, Robyn Heine, Tammy...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Local residents honored at National SkillsUSA Championships for Skilled Workforce

    KANSAS CITY, MO.—Fox Valley Career Center student Josh Worley of Elburn and Waubonsee Community College student Dustin VonEyser of Sugar Grove were recently awarded a Skill Point Certificate in electrical construction wiring and automotive refinishing technology, respectively,...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Seawell of Sugar Grove named to EKU dean’s list

    RICHMOND, KEN.—Kaneland High School graduate and Sugar Grove resident Veronica Rochelle Seawall was recently named to Eastern Kentucky University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Seawall is an animal studies major at the university. To achieve...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Local residents receive degrees from Missouri S&T

    ROLLA, MO.—Daniel Broecker of Elburn and Brian Bakala of Sugar Grove recently received Bachelor of Science degrees in metallurgical engineering and mechanical engineering, respectively, from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Both students graduated cum laude.

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Galvan named to UW-Platteville’s Chancellor’s List

    PLATTEVILLE, WIS.—Alyssa Galvan, an elementary education major from Maple Park, recently earned academic honors from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for the spring 2013 semester. Galvan was named to the Chancellor’s List after earning a 4.0 grade point...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • July 27: Habitat restoration workday at Bliss Woods

    SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work- day will take place on Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. Work will include weed control such as pulling or cutting invasive species and any other...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Local students named to Aurora Universty dean’s list

    AURORA—The following local students were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester: Danielle Anderson, Luis Apolinar, Samantha Dixon, Ashley Girard, Abby Hanson, Alexa Hill, Rebecca Perfect, all of Elburn; Cortney...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Staehely of Sugar Grove named to dean’s list at Creighton University

    OMAHA, NEB.—Alex Staehely of Sugar Grove was recently named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Creighton University.

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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  • Local students named to Augustana dean’s list

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—The following local residents were named to the Augustana College dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester: Emma Anderson (pyschology and sociology-social welfare), Emily Butts (elementary education), Benjamin Hodges (biology), Alex Kurian (business administration-management), Curtis...

    • Posted July 13, 2013
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