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Sugar Grove residents named to Taylor University dean’s list

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UPLAND, Ind.—Ann Schuette and Sara Wainscott of Sugar Grove were named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Taylor University. Full-time students are named to the dean’s list when they have earned a GPA of 3.60 or higher for the term and at least 12 hours carry credit point values.

Kennedy named Distinguished Scholar at Rockford College

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ROCKFORD, Ill.—Bridget Kennedy of Sugar Grove was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford College.

Students attending Rockford College were named Distinguished Scholars for the fall 2011 semester if they earned at least a 3.75 GPA with no grades below C.

Gruenke named to Carroll University dean’s list

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WAUKESHA, Wis.—Lindsay Gruenke, a nursing major and 2008 Kaneland High School graduate, was named to the dean’s list at Carroll University for the fall 2011 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average for the semester of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.

Local residents receive Marmion scholarships

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AURORA—The following students were awarded academic scholarships to attend Marmion next fall. Scholarships were awarded based on performance on the entrance exam held in December 2012, in which 220 eighth grade boys participated.

Andrew Burroughs, son of David and Dolores of Elburn, received the Rev. Peter Enderlin OSB Memorial Alumni Association Scholarship. Andrew attends Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove. He is the brother of Marmion graduates Benjamin (2005) and Joseph (2010).

David Pettyjohn, son of Erik and Anna of Sugar Grove, received the Erwin Nagel Family Scholarship. David attends Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia.

Roberg named to Blackburn College dean’s list

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CARLINVILLE, Ill.—Cynthia Roberg of Maple Park was named to the Blackburn College dean’s list after earning a 3.9 grade point average for the fall 2011 semester.

Oswalds celebrate 50 years of marriage

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Erik and Audrey Oswald, of Elburn and formerly of Winfield, Ill., celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday, March 24. They were married in Wheaton in 1962. They have two children, Jim (Shelly) Oswald of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Jennifer Strayve of Elburn; six grand-children, Erik Oswald, Ryan Oswald, Amanda Strayve, Zachary Strayve, Nicole Strayve and Nathaniel Strayve.

Church news for March 29

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‘The Living Last Supper’
ST. CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. will present a dramatic musical, “The Living Last Supper,” written by composer Ruth Elaine Schram. All in the community are invited to attend this free event, which re-enacts the famous Holy Week Passover meal.
For more information, call the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail, or visit our website at Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road in St. Charles.

SGUMC to present
‘Come Walk With Me’

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church would like to invite the community to the Sanctuary Choir’s production of “Come Walk With Me” by Pepper Choplin on Easter Sunday, April 8, at 8 and 10:30 am.
Sugar Grove UMC is located at 176 S. Main St. in Sugar Grove.

Paul Colman concert

KANEVILLE—Paul Colman, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/entertainer, will perform a concert at Kaneville United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.
For more information, call (630) 557-2483.

Cantata Palm Sunday
KANEVILLE—The Kaneville United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir will present a Cantata Palm Sunday on Sunday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call (630) 557-2353, or e-mail

Faith Baptist Church
Easter Egg Hunt

GENEVA—Faith Baptist Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 1, at 3 p.m. at the church, 1S455 S. Mill Creek Drive in Geneva.
The day’s event will include an Easter Egg Hunt, a family craft activity and story time. This event is free to children of all ages, and will commence rain or shine. Bring a basket and a friend.
For more information, call the church office at (630) 845-2532 on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holy Week, Easter
services at St. Charles
Episcopal Church

ST. CHARLES—St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave. (Route. 25), St. Charles, invites the community to Holy Week and Easter services. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. for Tenebrae (Tuesday, April 3), Maundy Thursday (April 5) and Good Friday (April 6). Easter Sunday services begin at 6 a.m. with the celebration of the Great Vigil. Easter Eucharist services will also be held at 9 and 10:45 a.m. With any questions about the service schedule, contact the church office at (630) 584-2596.

Hosanna! Lutheran Church Holy Week

SAINT CHARLES—Hosanna! Lutheran Church will have special worship services on:
• Holy Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. (Healing Service)
• Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. (“Living last Supper” – music/drama worship presentation)
• Good Friday, April 6, at noon (spoken service) and 6:30 p.m. (regular service)
• Easter weekend—Saturday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
All in the community are invited to attend.
For more information, call the church office at (630) 584-6434, e-mail at or visit Hosanna! is located at 36W925 Red Gate Road (entrance just east of Randall Road) in St. Charles.

Nancy K. Bos

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Nancy K. Bos, 68, of Oregon, Ill., stepped into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Serenity Home in Oregon. Nancy was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Elgin, Ill., the daughter to Lawrence and Marion (Stettner) Wolfe.

Nancy spent her childhood growing up in Elburn, and was active in the church choir and youth group. She married Harvey Lee Bos on March 25, 1970. They made their home in the Sycamore area until retiring in Oregon, in 1998.

Nancy enjoyed working in the health field for many years and then working at Creative Calligraphy as credit manager for about 10 years. She served on the Women’s Ministry Team, various church committees, and taught women’s Bible studies in the Sycamore/DeKalb, and Oregon areas. She is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Harvey, of Oregon, Ill.; daughter, Denyse Christensen of Elburn; step-daughter, Lisa Bos of Sycamore; step-sons, David (Louise) Bos of Colorado and Rick (Darla) Bos of Steward, Ill.; brother, Larry (Barbara) Wolfe of California; as well as 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris, with pastors Bruce McKanna and Larry Jameson co-officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church, 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery near Oregon.

A memorial fund is established for the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris and the Billy Graham Association.

For more information, visit

Jim R. Nulf

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Jim R. Nulf, 72, of Otterville, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Sugar Grove. He was born March 27, 1939, in Huntsville, Mo.

Jim retired in 2001 after 39 years working for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and then the Union Pacific Railroad. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. He was an avid collector of guns and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim also enjoyed many trips to Utah, collecting rocks and fossils.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Aldridge and her husband, Joel; a granddaughter, Olivia Aldridge; brothers, David William Nulf of Rochester, Wash., and Kurt Arn Nulf of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; and a sister, Caroline Wayne of O’Fallon, Ill.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ross William Nulf and Dollie (Hughes) Nulf.
A private service was held for the family. Arrangements were made by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove.

For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit to leave an online condolence.

Local residents named to Columbia College Chicago dean’s list

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CHICAGO—Hannah Dolbeer (a film and video major) and Lindsay Levita (a photography major) of Elburn, and Elizabeth Kennedy (a fashion design major) and Chelsea Roberts (a theatre major) of Maple Park, were named to the Columbia College Chicago dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.

To be named to the dean’s list at Columbia College Chicago, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester.

Local residents named to Aurora University dean’s list

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AURORA— The following residents were named to the Aurora University high honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Stephanie Claesson, Samantha Dixon, Lindsay Hansen, Alexa Hill, Lydia King and Katelyn Pietraszak, all of Elburn; Magdalena Bonczak, Melissa Castrovillo, Jesus Favela, Justin Garlinski, Catherine Pauls, Paige Rogers and Sara Rose, all of Sugar Grove; Arianna Espino and Ashley Girard of Maple Park.

The following residents were named to the Aurora University regular honors dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Brian Dixon, Jordan Herra and Charlene Walker, all of Elburn; Eleni Ajazi, Michelle Dugan, Matt Hawbecker, Anna Mayer and Marlene Morris, all of Sugar Grove; Kathryn Banbury of Maple Park.

The high honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average while completing at least 12 credit hours during the semester. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a GPA of 3.6 to 3.99.

Gavin Vincent Bucio

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Joseph and Andrea Bucio of Plano announce the birth of their son Gavin Vincent, who was born Feb. 2, 2012, at Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.1 inches long.

The maternal grandparents are Larry and Elaine Poole of Kaneville. The paternal grandparents are Tarcisio and Mary Bucio of North Aurora.

The maternal great-grandparent is Barbara Smith of Seminole, Fla.

Gavin was welcomed home by his brother Braydon Joseph, 1.

Brooklyn Olivia Fabrizius Hansford

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Marilyn Fabrizius and Anthony Hansford of Maple Park are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Brooklyn Olivia Fabrizius Hansford. She was born March 5, 2012, at Delnor-Community Hospital.

Marilyn is a Kaneland High School graduate, and a hair stylist at Mario Tricoci in Geneva. Anthony is a graduate of Yorkville High School and is a sales associate with O’Rilley’s Auto Parts in Aurora.

The proud maternal grandparents are Gerard and Judy W. Fabrizius of Maple Park. The paternal grandparents are Sonja Hansford of Aurora and Doug Hansford Jr. of Padecucah, Ky.

The paternal great-grandmothers are Marilyn Wiesbrock of Sugar Grove and Marie Fabrizius of Maple Park. The paternal great-grandmothers are Tina Corna of Aurora and Sandra Simmons of Amboy, Ill.

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti

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ST.CHARLES—Two Guys and Free Spaghetti on Sunday, March 25, 5 to 7 p.m., will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert to anyone who attends the monthly event held at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., (Route 25) in St. Charles. Guests come from all over the mid-Fox Valley to enjoy the fellowship and food. Carry-out is available, and the building is handicapped accessible.

For more information, call Joe at (630) 890-6586.

Klaus D. Korth

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Klaus D. Korth, 61, of Elburn, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Delnor-Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Essen, Germany.

He was President of Korth Gear Services, Inc., in Elburn.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma; two children, Gregory (Theresa) Wagner of Sugar Grove, and Theresa (Matthew) Smith of Glendale Heights, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kara and Noah; brother, Michael (Cheryl) Korth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilhelm and Elfriede Korth.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, and funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on March 17, also at the funeral home. Burial was at Union Cemetery, St. Charles.

For more information, call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, (630) 232-7337 or visit

Hartmann named to University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean’s list/honor roll

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LINCOLN, NEB.—Holly Hartmann of Maple Park has been named to the dean’s list/honor roll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2011 fall semester.

Hartmann is a senior agricultural economics major in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Butts performed in Augustana College Four Choirs Concert

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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Emily Butts of Elburn, a sophomore majoring in elementary education, participated in a concert on Feb. 4 at Augustana College, that included four choirs: Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg Men’s Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Ascension Singers.

Kurian inducted into Leadership Society at Augustana College

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ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Elburn resident Alex Kurian, a senior majoring in business administration-finance, was among 38 students initiated into the Augustana Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society founded in 1914.

Dean of the college, Dr. Pareena Lawrence, spoke and congratulated the students at a ceremony held Jan. 14 at the Butterworth Center in Moline, Ill.

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes students who do excellent academic work (above a 3.4 GPA) and demonstrate leadership in co- and extra-curricular activities.

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