• Kuipers named to Loyola University of Chicago dean’s list

    CHICAGO—Tessa Kuipers of Maple Park was recently named to the Loyola University of Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s list for the second semester of the 2013 school year.

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • Editorial: ‘Lemonade for life’

    by Mark Underwood Neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience On cold, dreary, overcast days, do you dream about trading the chilly weather for a gorgeous day under azure blue skies and perfect temperatures? That wishful...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Lady Knight hoops solidifies core with summer play

    Photo: Vanessa Gould handles the rock with care against Morris. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—Cracking open a textbook can wait until the summer ends, but breaking through a defensive scheme on the court can’t, if you’re a KHS...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Kaneland keeps ball rolling with summer basketball

    File Photo: Drew David Knights participate in weekend’s Tiger Shootout in Joliet KANELAND—In the sixth tournament final, it was Benet Academy laying the roundball skills to Rich East on Saturday to capture championship glory. Benet beat Homewood-Flossmoor,...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • Photos: Flying through the air

    Pole vaulters from around the district gathered the first three weeks of June for the annual Kaneland Pole Vault Camp. The camp began with two weeks of “free” vaulting, followed by the official camp, which was held...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    Taylor, Wilson to wed

    Tom and Pam Taylor of Sycamore, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney, to Cody Wilson, son of Doug and Debbie Wilson of DeKalb. The bride-to-be is a 2008 Sycamore High School graduate, and received her...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • Pet blessing at CCCUCC

    ELBURN—Community Congregational Church—United Church of Christ will offer a pet blessing on Saturday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Shannon and Main streets in Elburn. All members of the...

    • Posted June 27, 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 who attends the event on Sunday, June 30, 5 to 7 p.m.at St....

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • ‘Everywhere Fun Fair’ at SG United Methodist Church

    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 June 27, 2013
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  • ‘Son West Roundup’ VBS at Sanctuary Church

    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 June 27, 2013
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    Glen O. Adkins

    Glen O. Adkins, 90, a lifelong farmer in the Sugar Grove area, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Harrisburg, S.D. Glen worked on the McCannon farm for 27 years...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • Anna Lillian Damon

    Anna Lillian Damon, 91, of Big Rock, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of June 22, 2013, at Tillers Nursing and Rehab Center in Oswego. Lillian was born at her parents’ home in Sugar Grove...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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  • Joseph ‘Joe’ T. Martinak

    Joseph “Joe” T. Martinak, 68, of Elburn, formerly of Western Springs, Ill., passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. He is survived by his loving wife, Carole Martinak; two...

    • Posted June 27, 2013
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    John L. Nickels

    John L. Nickels, 82, of Maple Park, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, in the early morning hours of Monday, June 24, 2013. A humble, hard-working man who...

    • Posted June 27, 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 June 25, 2013
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  • ‘Icarus’ Mother’ at Steel Beam Theatre

    ST. CHARLES—Steel Beam Theatre will present Sam Shepard’s one-act play “Icarus’ Mother” on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, at the theatre, 111 W. Main St. in St. Charles. The play is about a picnic, so the audience...

    • Posted June 24, 2013
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    Concert on the Maple Park Fire Station lawn

    MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Fire Department will host the band Chemically Imbalanced on Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn of its Fire Station, County Line Road in Maple Park. There is no...

    • Posted June 23, 2013
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  • Art Therapy for Movement Disorders available at Rush-Copley

    AURORA—Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor affect more than 40 million Americans. More than motor symptoms, these diseases also have an impact on an individual’s mental and emotional health. To help individuals and families...

    • Posted June 23, 2013
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  • Elburn residents receive degrees from Bradley University

    PEORIA, ILL.—Elburn residents Perren Palpant and Jeffrey Smith received degrees from Bradley University during commencement ceremonies on May 18. Palpant earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, while Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical...

    • Posted June 22, 2013
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  • Hanson of Elburn named to Huntington University’s dean’s list

    HUNTINGTON, IND.—Peter Hanson of Elburn was named to the dean’s list at Huntington University for the spring semester of the 2012-13 school year. Hanson, a sophomore, is a film production major. The dean’s list is published two...

    • Posted June 22, 2013
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