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National Honor Society recognition

KANELAND—Jarod Erlandson is a recent National Honor Society member who calls being a part of the group “a complete honor.” Erlandson is a Sugar Grove resident and junior at Kaneland High School. “It’s something that I’ve always aimed for,” Erlandson said. “It’s always been a goal of mine and I think being a part of… Keep Reading


Kaneland bands ‘battle’ for worthwhile cause

KANELAND—Bands came together last month in the Kaneland High School auditorium to raise money for the Kaneland community. The name of the event was “Band Night.” Attendees paid $5 at the door and gave donations to vote on whom they thought was the best-playing high school band through a “battle of the bands.” Tim Larsen,… Keep Reading


Kemp earns President’s Scholarship

Will attend Indiana State University this fall ELBURN—You could say Brittany Kemp’s most recent accomplishment was a slam dunk of an achievement. Kemp, an Elburn resident who is a Kaneland High School senior and a basketball and track athlete, will attend Indiana State University (ISU) this coming fall. And she recently earned the title of… Keep Reading


Kaneland approves new special education bussing

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted to move on with a new bus company for special education transportation for the upcoming school year. Currently the Kaneland School District uses Spare Wheels Transportation. This coming school year the district will use the company Illinois Central School Bus on a one-year contract. According to a report… Keep Reading


Rivals come together in Cougar-land

Photo: KHS softball coach Brian Willis, who is battling colon cancer, will be honored at Monday’s Pack the Park event at Fifth Third Bank Park in Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland-Batavia clash to benefit great causes KANELAND—Area baseball teams aren’t only mindful of the postseason task ahead. They’re also willing and able to help… Keep Reading

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Kaneland High School to host Healing Field

KANELAND—Kaneland High School will soon feature a field of American flags. The concept is called the Healing Field, and it will requre sale of 1,000 flags. The Healing Field will take place Friday, May 23, until Tuesday, May 27, on the field directly east of KHS. Rudy Keller, interim co-athletic director at Kaneland High School,… Keep Reading


Kaneland honors its own

The first round of Kaneland 2014 Hall of Fame inductions took place Monday at Kaneland High School. Christine Heath (right) was honored for Personal Achievement and presented with her award by Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler. Gary Nickels (left) was recognized for Personal Achievement following an introduction by presenter Ralph Drendel. Rick Schairer (below) was… Keep Reading


School Board approves administrative changes

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved administrative changes, including changes regarding new assistant principals and a resignation. Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler announced during the meeting that Patrick Raleigh will be an assistant principal and computer teacher at Kaneland McDole Elementary School beginning July 1. Schuler said that Raleigh has a “wealth of teaching… Keep Reading


Kaneland to work with energy conservation company

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday agreed to move forward and enter into a contract agreement with an energy management and conservation program. The company that will work with Kaneland schools to conserve energy is Cenergistic. The five-year contract will last from May 1 until April 30, 2019. The cost to the district is $9,000… Keep Reading


KHS, McDole in tech demonstration

SPRINGFIELD—Kaneland High School and McDole Elementary School are among approximately two of 60 schools statewide that will participate in the annual TECH 2014 Students for the Information Age event on Thursday, May 8, at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. From 1 to 3 p.m., students will show the public and elected members of… Keep Reading


Kaneland Krier earns awards from NISPA, IHSA

KANELAND—The Kaneland Krier attended a journalism competition hosted by the Northern Illinois School Press Association (NISPA) at DuPage Community College on Friday, April 25. Awards were won by the staff as a whole and individually. As a whole, the paper earned a Bronze Certificate for Excellence in Journalism. Executive Editor Courtney earned a Blue Ribbon… Keep Reading


‘Seussical Jr.’ comes alive on middle school stage

Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School presented “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with over 400 people attending Saturday’s show. The production brought to life many classic Dr. Seuss storybook characters, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and Mayzie La Bird, who was played by HMS 7th-grader… Keep Reading


Kaneland trio help take ‘Pwnage’ to St. Louis

Photo: The trio of sophomore Charlie Faulkner (left to right), Alyssa Faulkner and sophomore Tristan Powell will compete in the first World Championships this week. Courtesy photo submitted to sfrazier@elburnherald.com KANELAND—Three Kaneland students are members of robotic team Pwnage No. 2451, which recently earned the honor to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition… Keep Reading

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Family lineup

Photo: Three sisters, senior Michelle (No. 10), freshman Lauren (4) and junior Heather Ortiz (7), play on the Kaneland varsity soccer team this year. Photo by Lynn Logan Soccer enjoying spoils of three Ortiz sisters on varsity KANELAND—There has been plenty of highlights for Kaneland girls soccer in 2014, with the squad going out to… Keep Reading

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Purple power

Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness event “Seize the Purple,” which took place at Kaneland Harter Middle School on Saturday. Havlin, a junior at… Keep Reading


Teamwork turns discovery of books into opportunity

Photos: Elburn Lions Club members, community supporter Melisa Taylor and surrounding school district (including Kaneland and West Aurora) and community members recently collaborated to compile a large assortment of books for the Elburn Lions for Literacy program to donate. Over 2,000 brand-new books were distributed to surrounding schools and families, including the Guerreros (right), and… Keep Reading


Kaneland students to visit Europe on trip

Photo: A group of Kaneland High School students in June will participate in a service trip to Europe. A previous service trip involved students planting trees at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., in order to restore the battlefield to its 1863 condition. Photo submitted to info@elburnherald.com KANELAND—Tim Wachter, a sophomore at Kaneland High School… Keep Reading

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House of Steel

Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having all participated to various degrees. Even when not participating, the chill of the sport was always around. “Hockey… Keep Reading


D302 Board discusses survey results

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday heard the results of the inaugural Parent Satisfaction Survey. The survey consisted of 30 questions and had participation of Kaneland parents from elementary to high school, with the most completed results coming from the elementary level. A total of 1,346 total parents answered survey questions. The elementary level had… Keep Reading


Kaneland celebrates 15th Fine Arts Festival

Photos: The Kaneland Arts Initiative celebrated its 15th annual Fine Arts Festival on Sunday at Kaneland High School. The event boasted a wealth of professional artists, musicians, dancers and actors. Peter Thaddeus (right) creates an acrylic work of art to add to those displayed around him. Peter has a B.A. in interior design from the… Keep Reading

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