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Hayman performs in nationally televised Christmas concert

NASHVILLE, TENN.—Anna Hayman of Sugar Grove recently performed in the “Christmas at Belmont” concert at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, a performance which was taped live and will air nationally this holiday season on PBS. Hayman is a motion pictures major at Belmont University in Nashville. Hosted by two-time Grammy winner Kathy Mattea, more than 700… Keep Reading


Johnson inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA.—Bradley Johnson of Sugar Grove was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Johnson is pursuing a degree in accounting at Bradley University. Johnson is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated… Keep Reading


Rossi graduates from UWM

MILWAUKEE—Maria Kathryn Rossi of Elburn will be among more than 1,900 prospective candidates for degree attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) commencement exercises Sunday, Dec. 20, in Milwaukee. Rossi will graduate from the College of Health Sciences with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. UWM is the second largest university in the state of Wisconsin, with more… Keep Reading

Hometown/Then and Now

Dec. 17 then and now

5 years ago: Behind Holly Thomas’ 528 series, the Kaneland girls bowling team won 2,062-1,930 over IMSA. Kelly Evers scored 10 points and Tessa Aldermann had nine as the Lady Knights basketball team won 45-36 over Sycamore. 10 years ago: A faulty water meter caused Elburn resident Merry Pitstick’s water bill to jump from $18.76… Keep Reading


Strang admitted to Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA—George Strang of Elburn was recently admitted to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for the fall 2016 semester. Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on… Keep Reading


Mannion, McKinley named to Olivet Nazarene Homecoming Court

BOURBONNAIS, Ill—During Olivet Nazarene University’s 61st Homecoming Queen coronation ceremony on Oct. 21, Joelle Mannion and Megan McKinley, both of Sugar Grove, were chosen by their peers to the Queen’s Court. Mannion, the daughter of Judiann Mannion and stepfather Fred Dugena, is majoring in Christian education and intercultural studies. Mannion plans to attend graduate school… Keep Reading

Elburn/Hometown/Sugar Grove/Swimming

Two local residents help Rosary to State title

Photo: Rosary senior Sarah Fergus (middle row, second from right) of Sugar Grove, and sophomore Camryn Streid (middle row, far left) of Elburn, were the two local residents who competed for the Rosary High School swim team, which earned its fifth State title last weekend. Photo submitted by Vicki Danklefsen to WINNETKA, Ill.—Rosary High… Keep Reading


Cummins strikes again

JOLIET, Ill.—Mabel Cummins, a freshman at Kaneland High School, won the U-15 Girls Division at last week’s Elite Youth Tour bowling tournament in Joliet, Ill. She posted an eight-game scratch score of 1,386 on a difficult oil pattern to lead the field into the finals. There, she outpaced three tough competitors in elimination matches to… Keep Reading


Hannula earns SLIAC honors

Riley Hannula (left), a 2015 Kaneland graduate, received the 2015 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Volleyball Newcomer of the Year award, and All Conference second-team honors this past weekend. The Greenville Panthers won the conference title for the sixth-straight year, and won the SLIAC Conference Tournament to advance on to the NCAA Tournament. Photo… Keep Reading


Siebert named to All-CCIW second team

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Augustana senior libero Kylie Siebert (Kaneland HS, Sugar Grove) has been named to the CCIW’s all-conference second team released on Monday. The school’s all-time leader in digs earned All-CCIW recognition for the third straight year. Siebert led coach Kelly Bethke’s team in digs for the fourth consecutive season with a career-high 592… Keep Reading


A work of art

Kaneland School Board purchases student artwork KANELAND—A dozen Kaneland students who will have their artwork displayed in the district’s offices and schools were honored during the School Board meeting on Oct. 14. According to Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden, each year the board purchases the artwork of two students at each school, based on recommendations… Keep Reading


Meuer graduates Hartwick

ONEONTA, N.Y.—Katie Meuer of Elburn recently graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in anthropology and biochemistry. Meuer, the daughter of Michael and Krista Meuer of Elburn, participated in honors program, Tri-Beta, chemistry club, Circle K international, College Against Cancer, fencing club, grassroots environmental club, model United Nations, psychology club, and pre-engineering at Hartwick College. Keep Reading

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