The Kaneland varsity girls try to figure out a plan during their 10-5 home loss against Burlington Central on March 21. Photo by Patti Wilk
BATAVIA—When Willy, a 21-year-old thoroughbred gelding, arrived at Field of Dreams (FOD) Horse Rescue nine months ago, he was severely emaciated with a dull, patchy hair coat. He had been left in an outdoor paddock all by himself and had no recent veterinary care.
KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said in late January that he wasn’t sure many people thought the No Child Left Behind law, when it was passed in January 2002 …
Cast members (right) of KHS’ “Les Miserables School Edition” enjoy a toast during dress rehearsal. The show was performed on March 16-18 at the high school auditorium.
Defending 3A Champs look for precious medals once again
KANELAND—2011 was a summer to remember in the annals of the relatively short history of Kaneland High School baseball.
KANELAND—Numbers are down, and the roster no longer includes assets like Andie Strang, Kris Bowen and Brooke Patterson.
KANELAND—An 8-1 start a year ago turned into a 14-19 finish for a softball group hoping for bigger things.
KANELAND—For the past three seasons, Kaneland girls soccer has made it to heights previously unknown.
Now comes the challenge of kicking even higher.
KANELAND—Knights boys track has a storied history and a lot to live up to. In the last couple seasons, the outfit has not disappointed.
MAPLE PARK—On Saturday morning in the Maple Park Community Center gym, I stood in a circle with 35 other women as retired police officer and self-defense prevention specialist Tom Scott called out, “Who has the right to hurt you?” In unison and with gusto we called back, “No one!”
Grandparent gives once-in-a-lifetime gift
MAPLE PARK—Olivia Goodenough, 11-year old Maple Park resident and Kaneland sixth-grader, is an outdoorsy kind of girl, according to her grandfather, Geneva resident Dennis Goodenough.
Two first-team All NIB-12 picks for boys, one for girls
KANELAND—It’s as easy as a lay-up to deduce that both KHS basketball programs would get postseason honors to recognize exceptional play and postseason runs.
ELBURN—A long-standing tradition is celebrating 129 years of success.
The St. Gall St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall, located at 120 W. Shannon St. (corner of Shannon and Main streets, downtown Elburn).
Kaneland McDole Elementary School held tryouts for the school talent show on Feb. 28. The actual talent show will be held on Friday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m.
KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s top-notch vocalists will get a chance to strut their stuff on March 16, 17 and 18 when the auditorium fills with the familiar sounds of the musical “Les Miserables.”
KANELAND—There exists no direct or obvious correlation for higher drama the further you go in the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs.
It means many things, but the overriding aspect of the term is “service.” As a hometown newspaper, it is our responsibility to serve our communities by helping strengthen the many connections that exist in our communities—the connections between residents and each other, their local governments and schools, as well as businesses and the various organizations that exist.
ELBURN—Elburn resident and Loyola University standout Elyse Van Bogaert just can’t stay away from the roundball action.
Holiday Hour RV survives, thrives through economic ups and downs
Cortland—Holiday Hour RV owners Rick and Lisa Flanigan work hard so their customers can have fun. Their motto is, “Your pleasure is our business.”
KANELAND—This has already turned out to be a better postseason than the last for KHS boys hoops.