• What summer theatre means to me: how theatre shapes a community

    by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Fine Arts Festival I grew up on summer theatre. My parents would take us to see Shakespeare plays in Spring Green, Wis., and at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Ill. Each...

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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  • Local musicians attend fine arts camp

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters When thinking of summer camp, many things comes to mind—making s’mores around the camp fire, canoeing, hiking, mosquito bites, poison ivy, and feeling the warmth of the sun on...

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the Kaneland Auditorium stage

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival (KCFAF) will present its summer 2013 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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    Editorial: Happy Independence Day

    The Fourth of July. It’s a holiday that celebrates America’s independence, and it also serves as the ideal time to give in to our pyromaniac tendencies and light off some fireworks (safely, of course). It’s a day...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Board approves EEI contract for $7.6 million wastewater treatment plant project

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board on Monday approved a contract with Engineering Enterprises, Inc. for the modernization improvements to the village’s wastewater treatment facility. The village will pay for the $7.6 million project with $1.5 million currently in...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Photos: Cole’s Crew takes to the streets

    Julie and Dan Rutter of Sugar Grove organized, and then facilitated this year’s Chicago NF (neurofibromatosis) Walk, which was held at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve in Geneva this past Saturday. They partnered with The Children’s Tumor Foundation,...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Cougars host Military Appreciation Night July 6

    Photo: Players honor the service of veterans during the 2012 Cougars Military Appreciation Night. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, July 6. Photo Courtesy of Kane County Cougars Special events honoring all military planned for 6:30...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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  • Unincorporated St. Charles man killed in vehicle crash

    BLACKBERRY TWP.—The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a single-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on June 26 near the intersection of Route 47 and Rowe Road in unincorporated Blackberry Township. The initial investigation indicates that...

    • Posted July 4, 2013
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    Sugar Grove soldier comes home

    SUGAR GROVE—The first thing Sgt. Melissa Castrovillo did on her return from Afghanistan earlier this month was pamper herself. She’d spent the last nine months stationed as a military police officer somewhere in Afghanistan—exactly where is classified—and...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    SG Bike Parade to take place despite absence of Jo-Jo the Clown

    Residents are invited to march, walk, or ride in the parade, which will begin at John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St. in Sugar Grove. Line up is at 12:30 p.m., and the parade will begin...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Photos: Sugar Grove tees off

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Cohesive to their core

    Key Kaneland players continue as teammates on college gridiron ELBURN—Kaneland High School football players swapping their black-and-white jerseys after graduation for the blue and orange of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has become a common occurrence over the...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Waubonsee’s Baker earns ISCC’s Dick Durrant Award

    WCC—The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) recently named the Dick Durrant Academic Athlete of the Year Award Winners for 2012-2013 at the league’s annual year-ending luncheon at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Waubonsee Community College’s Sean...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • ‘Everywhere Fun Fair’ at Sugar Grove UMC

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites all children ages 3 to fifth grade to step right up to “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” Vacation Bible School the week of July 8-12, 6: 15...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Aaron Blake Augusten

    Aaron Blake Augusten, 34, of Sugar Grove, passed away unexpectedly in Madison, Wis., on June 27, 2013. Aaron was born on Nov. 9, 1978, in Geneva, Ill. He is survived by his son, Chase David Augusten, and...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Donald ‘Don’ R. Andree

    Donald “Don” R. Andree, 72, of Elburn, passed away at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Don courageously battled Alzheimer’s and the effects of several strokes that plagued...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Catherine ‘Kay’ Peterson

    Catherine “Kay” Peterson, 80, of Batavia, passed away July 1, 2013, at her home following a bout with cancer. She was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Geneva, the daughter of Peter and Mildred (nee Wallenberg) Arbizzani. Kay...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from the family of Justice John Nickels

    Thank you to Ben Conley and his staff at Conley Funeral Home for their great kindness, patience and professionalism taking us through our loss. We are so blessed to have you in Elburn. The family of Justice...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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  • Letter: A thank you from KHS wrestlers

    The Kaneland High School wrestlers want to take a few moments and thank the Kaneland community for its generosity and support in helping the wrestling team’s cause of attending Malecek Wrestling Camp in the Wisconsin Dells. The...

    • Posted July 3, 2013
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    Norman F. Sirianni

    Norman F. Sirianni, 82 of Chicago, formerly of Elburn, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at Skokie NorthShore Hospital with his beloved wife, five adoring children, devoted eldest grandson, caring niece and other beloved family by his...

    • Posted June 30, 2013
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