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Events/Health & Wellness/Regional

Sixth Annual Super Shuffle 5k Feb. 7

GENEVA—Join the Geneva Park District for its sixth annual Super Shuffle 5k, on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, Geneva. Check-in and on-site registration will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. Immediately following the race, gear up for the game at the Stephen… Keep Reading

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Cougars to host two job fairs in February

GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will hold a job fair for prospective seasonal employees on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002, Cherry Lane, in Geneva. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by the ballpark at any time during either of the four-hour sessions… Keep Reading


Illinois Wesleyan announces fall dean’s list

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Four Sugar Grove residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year at Illinois Wesleyan University. Abigail Pruitt, Alejandra Salinas, Matthew Schaefer and Jessica Edwards all earned the honor. The dean’s list, which was announced by Provost and Dean of Faculty Jonathan Green, includes 785 students from… Keep Reading


UW-Madison dean’s list

MADISON, WIS.—Matthew Dornink and Elizabeth Howie were recognized as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Keep Reading


Bradley dean’s list

PEORIA, Ill.—Bradley Johnson and Alexandra Vickery, both off Sugar Grove, received recognition on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale. Keep Reading


ISU fall dean’s list

AMES, IOWA—Steven Patterson and Morgan Stewart were named to the Iowa State University 2015 fall semester dean’s list. Students named to the dean’s list must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Keep Reading


WVU dean’s list

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Rachel Rutter of Sugar Grove was named to the dean’s list at West Virginia University for the fall 2015 semester. Rutter is a freshman majoring in Forensics and Investigative Science. Keep Reading


Brundige inducted into honor society

MONMOUTH, Ill.—Margaret Brundige, a junior from Elburn, was recently inducted into Monmouth College’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. Dedicated to recognizing outstanding undergraduates who study communication in its many and varied forms, Lambda Pi Eta offers opportunities for participation in professional organizations and is a… Keep Reading


University of Evansville dean’s list

EVANSVILLE, IND.—Eric Meuer of Elburn was named to the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the fall 2015 semester. Eric is majoring in Music. Students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Global delight

Sugar Grove Public Library to host ‘Chocolates from Around the World’ event SUGAR GROVE—Do you enjoy eating chocolate? Would you like to learn to whip up some delicious chocolate desserts? If you answered yes to either or both questions, get ready for a treat. The Sugar Grove Public Library will host a “Chocolates from around… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park/Regional

Horsing around

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding to host fourth annual bowling fundraiser MAPLE PARK—Back in 2012, Carrie Capes felt there was a need for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities to have a place to ride horses. “At the time, I had a 12-year-old with special needs who was thriving from riding horses,” Capes said.… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

An open invitation

Sugar Grove Senior Living to host open house Feb. 6 SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents next month can see for themselves what it would be like to live at Sugar Grove Senior Living. The Senior Living center will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-story facility features… Keep Reading

Then and Now

Jan. 28 Then and Now

5 years ago: Elburn resident Tyler Schmidt trekked through 135 miles in the Alaskan wilderness as part of his outdoor studies major at Alaska Pacific University. Two inflatable Green Bay Packers lawn ornaments were damaged, causing an estimated $500 worth of damage. 10 years ago: The Metra station opened in Elburn. Jeremy Milligan , an… Keep Reading


Community Submitted: Auditions for ‘Urinetown’

AUDITIONS for URINETOWN HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE BLACK BOX MUSICAL Grades 9-College (will consider experienced 8th graders) URINETOWN AUDITIONS: Sunday, February 7 from 6-8pm Monday, February 8 from 7-9pm AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Click here Email for an audition appointment If unable to attend, we will try to find an alternate time. We also accept video… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Events

Kaneland United registration opens

ELBURN—Kaneland United Soccer Club has opened registration for spring 2016 programs, including Recreational Soccer, TOPSoccer, Little Knights Soccer, Academy Soccer and tryouts for the 2016-17 competitive soccer season. Online registration is available via or by contacting Kate Love at (630) 463-9001, ext. 720 or, or Kristin Davison at or calling (630) 463-9001,… Keep Reading

2016 Obituaries

Florence M. Vogel

Florence M. Vogel, 91, of South Elgin, Ill., was reunited with her husband in Heaven on Jan. 20, 2016, as she passed away peacefully in her home with loved ones at her side. Florence was born on May 11,1924, in Aurora, the daughter of the late Ella Mae Pruitt Allen and Alden Allen. She married… Keep Reading

2016 Obituaries

George “Butch” Whildin III

George “Butch” Whildin III, 66, of Rochelle, Ill., formerly of Sycamore, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 17, at O.S. F. St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Ill. He was born March 25, 1949, the son of George Jr. and Evelyn (Tatters) Whildin, in Aurora. The legacy of that name would not… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Fermilab’s Family Open House Jan. 31

BATAVIA—Fermilab’s Family Open House is more than just an annual tradition, it’s a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. The open house is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. This year’s event will include activities for… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration, Literacy Fair Feb. 27

KANELAND—The Kaneland 2016 Kindergarten Registration and Literacy Fair will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The registration schedule is as follows: students with last names beginning with the letters A-H, 8 to 9:30 a.m.; I-O, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; P-Z, 11… Keep Reading

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