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St. Gall announces Rite of Catholic Initiation classes

ELBURN—St. Gall Church in Elburn will hold Rite of Catholic Initiation (RICA/RCIC) classes beginning in September. Adults interested in becoming Catholic, children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized, and anyone baptized Catholic as a child but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, are eligible to attend the classes.… 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


Blackberry Township senior get-together Aug. 5

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township will host its next senior get-together on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at Blackberry Township Hall, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The event will last until 3 p.m., but can go later if participants are having fun. This is monthly program offers some relaxed fun and a chance to get together… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Aug. 5

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Lunch Bunch will host a summer picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at noon in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a hamburger, pasta salad, corn, cookies and beverages. The cost of the meal is $7, and all retired persons are invited… Keep Reading


Faivre named Community Congregational Church scholarship winner

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn recently announced that Jeremy Faivre is the winner of the church’s scholarship, which he was awarded on June 14. The scholarship is open to youth who have been active in the church and have graduated from high school within the past two years. The scholarship was formerly known as the… Keep Reading

Della Mae Knowles
2015 Obituaries

Della Mae Knowles

Della Mae Knowles, 81, of Lancaster, Wis., joined her husband in heaven on July 27, 2015. She was born on June 11, 1934, in Aurora, the daughter of George Paul Hawkinson and Emma Bernadina (Andrews) Hawkinson. On June 12, 1954, she married Frederick Everett Knowles in Batavia. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. He preceded… Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ F. Rooney

William “Bill” F. Rooney passed into eternal peace on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Florida, where he resided for the last 13 years. He was born in Aurora on Nov. 6, 1946, to William M. and Grace Rooney (nee Wilkison). Bill was raised and educated in the Elburn area and graduated with the Kaneland High… Keep Reading


Community Congregational Church seeks crafters

ELBURN—Community Congregational Church of Elburn seeks exhibitors for its craft and vendor show, scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an application, visit or call Karen Diesel at (630) 308-5397. Booths are 12 feet by 12 feet, and cost $30 per day or $50 if booked… Keep Reading


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

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