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Fisher named to the University of Delaware dean’s list

NEWARK, DEL.—Erica Fisher of Maple Park was recently named to the University of Delaware’s dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester. To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester. Keep Reading


Beall earns Doctor of Pharmacy degree

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL.—Andrea Beall of Sugar Grove recently earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill. Dr. Beall, daughter of Bob and Kay Beall of Sugar Grove, has accepted a position as a resident at the Veterans Administration in Florida. Keep Reading


Wilcox graduates cum laude from Eastern Illinois

CHARLESTON, ILL.—Connor Wilcox of Elburn recently graduated cum laude from Eastern Illinois University. Wilcox, a St. Charles East High School graduate, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university. Wilcox was also named to the school’s dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Keep Reading


Urich named to Lawrence University dean’s list

APPLETON, WIS.—Amber Urich of Elburn was recently named to the Lawrence University dean’s list for the 2014-15 academic year. Urich, the daughter of Robin Urich of Elburn, is a Kaneland High School Class of 2012 graduate. Students are recognized with dean’s list honors for maintaining a cumulative 3.4 grade point average or higher for the… Keep Reading


Bar-B-Q Pork Roast, Sweet Corn Boil Supper Aug. 8

HINCKLEY—The annual Bar-B-Q Pork Roast and Sweet Corn Boil Supper will take place on Saturday Aug. 8, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 324 W. McKinley St., Hinckley. The pork roasts are cooked outdoors with a secret sauce, and the corn is picked that morning. Side dishes will include German and American potato… Keep Reading


Local representatives to host coffee

CAMPTON HILLS—State representatives Bob Pritchard (R-Sycamore) and Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) will host a coffee and conversation on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old Lafox Road, Campton Hills. Reps. Pritchard and Wheeler will discuss the spring legislative session thus far, the 2016 budget and recent bills that will… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ A. Adkins

Robert “Bob” A. Adkins, 58, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 15, 2015, in the loving and caring home of his brother-in-law and sister, Dr. Jeffrey and Susan Mackler. Bob was born in Chicago to Granville Raymond II “Ray” and Mildred “Millie” (Adams), and was the youngest of four children. He’s… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Betty Lynette Wardlow

Betty Lynette Wardlow, 65, of Aurora, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, July 15, 2015, after a battle with cancer. Betty was born in Martinez, Calif., on Jan. 25, 1950, to William and Louise Dickson. Betty graduated from Kaneland High School in 1967. She worked a number of years for the West Aurora… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Constance ‘Connie’ Van Bogaert

Constance “Connie” Van Bogaert passed away suddenly in the early hours of Monday, July 20, 2015, at St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Ill. Gone from our sight but never our hearts, she will be greatly missed. Connie was born March 29, 1953, to parents Joseph and Anne Van Bogaert Reines (nee Adams) in St. Charles.… Keep Reading


Upcoming Girl Scout camp sessions

BIG ROCK—It’s not too late to give your daughter a great summer at Girl Scout camp! Girls don’t have to be Girl Scouts to attend, and Camp Dean resident camp is open to all girls in grades first through seventh. Upcoming sessions include Pontyails on July 29–31 and Aug. 5–7. During this three-day camp, future… Keep Reading


Kane County Sheriff’s National Night Out

ST. CHARLES—Kane County Sheriff’s Department will host a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Route 38 and Peck Road, St. Charles. Attendees can participate in tours of the shooting range and inmate block cell. Children in attendance will have an opportunity to see a… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place on Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. The work will involve pulling and cutting invasive plants. Be prepared for mosquitos and poison ivy by wearing long pants and long sleeves and bringing gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break.… Keep Reading


‘Sethtastic’ scavenger hunt July 25

ELBURN—A “Sethtastic” Scavenger Hunt will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 8 a.m., and conclude Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m., at Elburn Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St.,Elburn. This year’s Sethtastic Scavenger Hunt will challenge all ages to try something new and travel to places unknown; it will encourage them to do something good… Keep Reading


Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse event July 25

GENEVA—A Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse event will take place Saturday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, Route 31 and Batavia Avenue, Geneva. The event will include a 5K run/walk, DJ, vendor fair, resources for substance abuse help, speakers, food, raffles, silent auction, professional face painter, Zumba, a… Keep Reading

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Chess camp at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—A three-session chess camp will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 27, 29 and 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library The camp is open to students and adults in the Fox Valley. Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early at the library. No… Keep Reading


Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting July 20

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The featured program will be a potluck picnic inside the Bliss House. Bring your table service and a dish to pass. The Historical Society will provide drinks. Bliss House… Keep Reading


Photos: VBS enriching local youth

The St. Katharine Drexel Vacation Bible School and Sugar Grove United Methodist Church were just two of the numerous local churches that have hosted Vacation Bible Schools in the Kaneland area. Photos by Julie Walker Keep Reading


Maple Park vacation Bible school July 20-23

MAPLE PARK—Grace United Methodist Church will host its Everest vacation Bible school (VBS) Monday through Thursday, July 20-23, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the church, 506 Willow St., Maple Park. The Everest VBS will allow kids to walk away with a rock-solid faith that they can rely on God when life gets tough. There is… Keep Reading


Two Guys and Free Spaghetti July 28

ST. CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will host a free meal on Sunday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., in St. Charles. The meal will include homemade spaghetti and meatballs with a beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert. Carry-out is available, and the building… Keep Reading

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