All posts tagged "Ticker"

  • SPT hens10p
    Crosby comeback

    2007 Kaneland grad signs minor league deal with Red Sox FORT MYERS, FLA.—The ache in his left shoulder is gone. The bone chips in his left elbow have been surgically removed. For the first time in two...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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  • Nick Nagele explains the distilling process to visitors at Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb.
    Locally distilled whiskey sells out first day on the shelf

    DEKALB—Consumers typically want to know the origins of their food and drink. The owners of a new DeKalb estate distillery, which means growing and distilling on the same property—the only one in Illinois—understand the public’s need to...

    • Posted March 14, 2015
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    Photo: Taking the plunge

    The Maple Park Police Department on Sunday participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge, held at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois. Maple...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Elburn explores options to resolve police budgetary issues

    ELBURN—Disbanding the Elburn Police Department and contracting with the Kane County Sheriff’s Department for police services has been an option discussed by Elburn village officials to resolve recent police budgetary issues. During last year’s budget discussions, Village...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Kaneland begins PARCC testing

    KANELAND—Kaneland students in grades three through high school have begun to take the state-mandated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). However, some Kaneland parents have opted out their children from taking the computerized...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • School Board approves new HMS principal

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday unanimously approved the hire of Brian Faulkner as new Kaneland Harter Middle School (HMS) principal. According to Faulkner’s contract, he will receive a salary of $103,900 plus benefits. A Kaneland School...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Basketball at Central 3-6-15-2
    Regional rupture

    Photo: Juniors Mitchel Groen (left) and Ryan David fight for a rebound Friday against Hampshire. Photos by Laura Gampfer Kaneland survives Burlington Central, falls to Hampshire in Regional Championship BURLINGTON, ILL.—A great defensive battle against Burlington Central...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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    Kaneland Girls Track Results

    March 5 @ Bureau Valley (Westwood Center, Sterling, Ill.) TEAM SCORES: No team scores kept; five teams 60M: 1) Sreenan, 7.95; 4) Heinzer, 8.46; 6) Hurston, 8.53; 8) Elliott, 8.6; 9) Martens, 8.65; 10) Durham, 8.91; 19)...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Track at Batavia 3-6-15-3
    Kaneland Boys Track Results

    March 6 @ Batavia (HS) TEAM SCORES: 1) Batavia, 139; 2) Burlington Central, 87; 3) Bartlett, 65; 4) Lake Park, 62; 5) Kaneland, 54; 6) West Aurora, 55 LONG JUMP: 1) Barnes, 21-11.5 POLE VAULT: 3) Rinella,...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Sugar Grove chamber readies Meet the Candidates event

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Meet the Candidates 2015 event will take place Thursday, March 12, at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • Sugar Grove Meet the Candidates Night March 12

    Public asked to submit questions for candidates SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove’s Meet the Candidates Night will take place Thursday, March 12, in the meeting room of the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Doors...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • To the people

    Elburn explores special election for police referendum ELBURN—Elburn Village Board members on Monday discussed the feasibility of a special election in November that would ask voters to pass an additional tax to fund the police pension. Village...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Sugar Grove Village Board talks budget

    SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday reviewed its expenses for 2014 and discussed its budget for 2015-16. Village Finance Director Pat Chamberlin led the discussion, highlighting revenue from 2014. “Utility tax was a lot higher...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Performing Arts Boosters to present Knight of Performances

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters will present the third annual Knight of Performances barbecue dinner on Saturday, March 14, 5 to 8 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School,1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. A variety of student musicians...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Sophomore Sydney Davidson cleared 4 feet, 10 inches, in the 
High Jump last week.
Photo by Laura Gamfer
    Big competition

    WHEATON, ILL.—Competing against five teams with an average enrollment approaching 2,500 students, coach Doug Ecker’s girls track and field team last week opened the 2015 season against some of the best. The Knights travelled to Wheaton-Warrenville South’s...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Junior Brandon Cruz gets the baton from senior Ben Barnes during the 4x16m relay Feb. 25 at Sycamore. Photo by Mary Paulson
    Cold start

    Frigid conditions keep track team confined SYCAMORE—It’s far from uncommon to see coach Eric Baron’s track and field team sprinting through the hallways after school at KHS. It’s just what they have available after what is now...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Senior Zach Douglas had six points against Wheaton Academy Monday night.
Photo by Laura Gampfer
    Knights rebound

    Kaneland defeats Sterling, blasts past Wheaton Academy in Regional KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball defeated the visiting Sterling Golden Warriors 74-60 on Friday night, and then beat the Wheaton Academy Warriors 67-53 in the opening round of the IHSA...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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    Avenue J brings ‘Seussical’ to life

    SUGAR GROVE—Six weeks of rehearsals and four performances of “Seussical” were a test of the waters in Sugar Grove, according to Jennifer Madziarczyk of Avenue J Studios. “It was a true community theater show, with my students...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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    Shelter opens public low-cost spay-neuter clinic

    ELGIN, ILL.—If Beth Drake were to accomplish her vision of an ideal world, she could be out of a job. “Animal shelters exist largely because too many people don’t spay or neuter their pets,” said Drake, Anderson...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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    HorsePower hosts therapeutic riding fundraiser

    Photo: The third annual HorsePower Therapeutic Riding bowling fundraiser took place at the St. Charles Bowling Alley on Saturday, Feb. 21. A 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction and awards ceremony took place, and pizza was served...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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