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The most wonderful time of the year

Christmastime. It’s the season when we celebrate friends and family, gifts and tasty desserts, freezing weather and ugly holiday sweaters. It’s the season where we take a moment to reflect on the year as it comes to an end, and begin to make plans so that we can better ourselves in the new year. It’s… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Christmas joy through giving a toy

We often hear about the spirit of Christmas and how it’s better to give than to receive. However, in today’s world of Black Friday punchout sales, an overflowing marketplace of technological gadgets and “hot Christmas gifts of the season,” and those obnoxious commercials featuring overpriced “luxury” automobiles wrapped with a big bow, it’s so easy… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Thank you for supporting local Christmas events

No one does a Christmas celebration quite like the Kaneland community, and last weekend gave us a chance to experience holiday excitement and cheer via Elburn’s Christmas Stroll, Sugar Grove’s Holiday in the Grove, Kaneville’s Christmas in Kaneville and Maple Park’s Make and Take event. All four events were spectacular (as usual), but what really… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Enough already with the taxes

As many before me have expressed opinions and concerns about taxes for Kaneland area residents, I also would like to put my concerns out there. My husband and I have been longtime residents of this state. We have watched the government push their lack of organization and corruption cost on “us,” the tax payers. We… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville

The Kaneville Township Historical Society will have the Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. Every year, we try to have different displays from the community and surrounding area. Last year, we had quilts and their connections to families in the area. This year, we would like to display mangers. We… Keep Reading

Community Corner

KAI’s newest initiative

by Maria Dripps-Paulson Executive director, Kaneland Arts Initiative Rehearsals are about to begin on the Kaneland Arts Initiative’s newest project: the Winter Theatre Production. As the Kaneland Arts Initiative (formerly known as the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival) strives to promote professional quality arts in Kaneland, it is pleased to launch its inaugural performance of… Keep Reading

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What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

It’s officially that time of year again. Thanksgiving. It’s a time when we cut the work week short (or nix it entirely), load up on mass doses of turkey, football and shopping (preferably in that order), and then conclude festivities by breaking out the Christmas decorations and erecting a freshly-cut Christmas tree (or a fake… Keep Reading

Community Corner

KBC PTO to host ‘Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop’

by Laura Gampfer President, Kaneland Blackberry Creek PTO The Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School PTO will host its annual “Kids’ Korner Holiday Shop” on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3:35 to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. This fun event allows KBC students to make a holiday shopping list, budget… Keep Reading

Letters to the Editor

‘Keep the Wreath Red’

The Elburn and Countryside and Sugar Grove fire protection districts recently installed wreaths, which are illuminated with red bulbs. Should a fire occur during the holiday season, in which holiday decorations are determined to be involved, one of the red bulbs will be changed to a white bulb. This will serve as a reminder to… Keep Reading

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A thank you from Kaneville Fest

A belated thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Kaneville Fest a great success. We especially want to thank our many sponsors: Dee Withey, Schollmeyer Landscaping, Fresh Lift Cleaning Services, AFM Electrical, Alex McTavish, Russell Automotive, Behm Plumbing, American Bank & Trust, America’s Best EyeGlasses, Schmidt’s Towne Tap, Hughes Creek Golf Course, Rich’s… Keep Reading

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Letter: Knights Wrestling kicks off its season

The Knights Wrestling community is on the move at all levels. Kaneland High School kicked it off by inviting the middle school and club wrestlers to join in their Johnsons Mound training session. They braved the weather last Saturday to spend three hours of hardcore exercising, strength training and team building. Each wrestler performed in… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Thank you, veterans

It’s an age-old question: what would you do for your country? How far would you be willing to go to ensure the United States’ safety and prosperity? How much is your freedom worth to you? Honestly, those are questions many of us won’t ever have to seriously consider—as non-military, it’s unlikely we’ll be asked to… Keep Reading

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