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    ‘Drew’ grit: Senior signal-caller earns pinnacle All-State honor

    by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Who knew that suiting up for the Aurora Superstars 10 years ago would lead to this? For Knights senior Drew David, toiling away in the organized tackle football ranks eventually led to being tabbed...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • KUSC wears pink to take on cancer

    KANELAND—The Kaneland United Soccer Club held a Think Pink fundraiser in October to raise money and awareness for cancer. Two local residents of the Kaneland community, Matt Olson and Bridget Sweeney, both battling a cancer diagnosis, were...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Raising their game

    Kaneland High School softball players Lauren Zick (left to right), Lexi Roach and Lanie Callaghan signed their college intent papers on Nov. 13 at the KHS library, surrounded by teammates, family and coaches. Zick signed with St....

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Knights’ quick turnaround

    Girls hoops runs Luther North out of gym in IC Catholic Prep tourney opener by Mike Slodki ELMHURST, ILL.—It was a less-than-uplifting opening night against the visiting Lady Blackhawks of West Aurora on Thursday evening. To recover,...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Elburn Leos to present Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1

    ELBURN—The Elburn Leos Club will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Elburn Lions Park, 500 Filmore St. The all-you-can-eat meal will consist of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, pastries, orange...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Marmion Christmas Craft, Home Show

    AURORA—Marmion Academy Alumni Association will sponsor the 23rd annual Marmion Christmas Craft and Home Show on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marmion...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Between Friends Food Pantry sponsors toy, book drive

    by Natalie Juns SUGAR GROVE—Many are blessed with plenty of food, the warmth and protection of a home, and an abundance of presents around the holidays for giving and receiving. But there are people in our community...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Kaneville

    by Susan O’Neill KANEVILLE—Celebrate the season with an old-fashioned Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. The festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Kaneville Community Center at Harter and Main Street roads, with...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • Elburn Lions Club seeks donations for tornado victims

    by Stefanie Frazier ELBURN—The Nov. 17 tornado outbreak ripped through the Midwest, flattening homes and resulting in at least six deaths. Many people still need help in the wake of the damage and devastation left by the...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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  • The family of Caitlyn Phillips gathered on Sunday to accept donation money collected by Caitlyn's friends Cierra Kuipers and Katie Baird, who sold silicone bracelets in the community to help keep Caitlyn’s memory alive. The duo raised over $1,000 for the Phillips family. Kuipers (left to right); Baird; Caitlyn’s sister, Taylor Phillips; Caitlyn’s parents, Gary and Crystal Phillips, with their grandson, Noah.  Photo by Lynn Logan
    ‘Caity Strong’ bracelets keep Elburn teen’s memory alive

    by Susan O’Neill ELBURN—Two young friends of Caitlyn Phillips have found a way to keep the memory of their friend alive, while offering some financial assistance to her family. Elburn teenagers Katie Baird and Cierra Kuipers were...

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  • What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

    It’s officially that time of year again. Thanksgiving. It’s a time when we cut the work week short (or nix it entirely), load up on mass doses of turkey, football and shopping (preferably in that order), and...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • KBC PTO to host ‘Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop’

    by Laura Gampfer President, Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will host its annual “Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop” on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3:35 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 14,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • ‘Keep the Wreath Red’

    The Elburn and Countryside and Sugar Grove fire protection districts recently installed wreaths, which are illuminated with red bulbs. Should a fire occur during the holiday season, in which holiday decorations are determined to be involved, one...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • A thank you from Kaneville Fest

    A belated thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Kaneville Fest a great success. We especially want to thank our many sponsors: Dee Withey, Schollmeyer Landscaping, Fresh Lift Cleaning Services, AFM Electrical, Alex McTavish, Russell...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Alexandra Brown

    Alexandra Brown, 95, of Plano, formerly of Oswego, Ill., was called by the Lord on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was born Oct. 1, 1918, to the late Gus and Argiro Hatzidakis of Crete, Greece. Her parents...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Cookie Walk at English Congregational Church

    BIG ROCK—English Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the church, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock. An assortment of cookies, sweet breads and candies...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • SGUMC to participate in Holiday in the Grove

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC) will host events during this year’s Holiday in the Grove event, Saturday, Dec. 7, including Mrs. Santa’s Sweet Shoppe and sleigh rides from 8 a.m. to noon, and a stable...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Sarah ‘Sally’ Compton

    Sarah “Sally” Compton, 91, of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013, where she was lovingly cared for by her family. As the new day dawned, Sally was greeted not only by...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Christine Mutschler

    Christine Mutschler, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Seasons Hospice. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Rawen, Latvia, the daughter of the late Marlin and Teofily Graumann. Christine was a member...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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  • Kellan Troy Schrader

    Troy and Shari Schrader of Sugar Grove announce the birth of their son, Kellan Troy. He was born Sept. 10, 2013, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. Kellan was welcomed home by his twin sisters Jade and Madison,...

    • Posted November 27, 2013
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