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Kaneland honors veterans with patriotic assembly

Photo: Kaneland High School students packed the school’s east gym for a patriotic ceremony Monday. Jim Cornelison, famed voice of the Chicago Blackhawks, sings the National Anthem during the assembly. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Kaneland High School had its patriotic pride on display inside and outside the building during a veterans assembly on Monday morning.… Keep Reading


Tickets now available for ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

KANELAND—Musicals today just aren’t what they used to be. Elaborate scenery and special effects tend to take away from the beauty and magic that can happen with just the use of a few entrancing characters. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is narrated by “The Man in Chair,” an eccentric, anxiety-ridden introvert who would prefer to stay at… Keep Reading


McCare Night at Elburn McDonald’s

ELBURN—The Blackberry Creek PTO will host a McCare night on Thursday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elburn McDonald’s location. McDonald’s will donate 10 percent of all receipts to the Blackberry Creek PTO. All you have to do is place your receipt in the collection box near the checkout counter. If you… Keep Reading


Kaneland John Stewart Clothing, Toy Sale

ELBURN—The Kaneland John Stewart Spring and Summer Clothing and Toy Sale will take place Friday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the gym at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School, 817 Prairie Valley St., Elburn. The crafters and vendors will sell everything from Silpada Jewelry and Tupperware… Keep Reading


Postive Post-its

Photo: Words of kindness spread through the halls of Kaneland High School this past week with brightly colored post-it notes displayed on each of the students lockers. Inspiring, quirky and cute uplifting phrases were written with the intent to encourage each student of the acts of Kindness in Kaneland. Kaneland senior Bryanna Stoiber (right) came… Keep Reading


Photos: An inside look

Illinois 4-H students on Tuesday made their annual spring trip to the Kane County Government Center so that they could learn more about government and see it in action. The students arrived at the Government Center at 8:30 a.m. and then attended the Forest Preserve 9 a.m. and County Board meeting at 9:45 a.m. About… Keep Reading


Board recognizes students with high test scores

KANELAND—Kaneland students from the elementary, middle school and high school levels received recognition from the School Board on Monday for having achieved high or perfect scores on the 2013 ISAT, PSAE, EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT tests. The following students received perfect scores on one or more subjects or tests: Jacob Guernon, Victor Krause, Anthony Abruzzo,… Keep Reading


Goff introduced as new KHS athletic director

KANELAND—New Kaneland High School athletic director Peter Goff was introduced at the Kaneland School Board meeting on Monday. “We’re pleased to formally introduce Pete,” said Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler. “Welcome.” Board members then approved Goff’s employment with the Kaneland School District, with an annual salary of $85,000. Former athletic director Leigh Jaffke resigned from… Keep Reading

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Clinton’s weekend a triple threat

SARASOTA, FLA.—In her first international triathlon in nine months, Kaneland junior Victoria Clinton acclimated herself well. Under the ITU Triathlon banner, Clinton, the 2012 Class AA Individual State cross-country champion, finished 26th overall in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the 2014 Sarasota PATCO Triathlon Junior North American Championships. “I’ll definitely take it as a positive,”… Keep Reading

Boys Basketball/Kaneland

Ringhouse earns college conference honor

ASHLAND, WIS.—Maple Park native and Northland College junior guard Zach Ringhouse was named to the 2013-14 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Honorable Mention. Ringhouse finished his junior campaign with 332 points, which ranked eighth in the conference at 13.3 points per game. Ringhouse also ranked second in the conference in three-point field… Keep Reading

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A Knight to remember for performing arts

KANELAND—Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters held its second annual Knight of Performances on Sunday at Harter Middle School (HMS). And it was during the event that Ally Mitchinson, a sixth-grader at HMS, did something she had never done before: stepping on stage and playing “Carnival” on the clarinet in front of a big audience. “I was… Keep Reading


Kaneland in talks to discuss salary contracts

KANELAND—The Kaneland Education Association is in talks to discuss its salary contracts for the next school year. According to Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler, the Kaneland School Board and Kaneland Education Association have entered into collective negotiations. Both parties are negotiating using Interest Based Bargaining to work out the third year of teacher contracts that… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Kaneland students shine in academic competition

SUGAR GROVE—Some of the brightest young minds in the Fox Valley area came to Waubonsee Community College on Feb. 4 to compete in the annual Illinois Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Competition. More than 185 students from 13 public and private high schools vied for top honors in seven subject areas. Top finishers… Keep Reading


Tri again

Clinton named to All-American list by USA Triathlon, preparing for Florida race ELBURN—With the mood-crushing winter season still upon us, the urge to get outside and participate in athletic activities can weigh heavily. Lady Knight sophomore Victoria Clinton can do something about it right now, and looks to push herself more than most. Clinton, named… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Sugar Grove

A feast fit for the arts

Photo: The Kaneland Arts Initiative on Friday celebrated the arts with its fifth annual Fine Arts Feast at Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove. KHS art teacher Emily VanDelinder-Birchfield plays the accordion for guests in attendance. Photo courtesy Sally Jane Photography SUGAR GROVE—Rebecca Aimone is an Elburn resident and Kaneland parent who regularly attends… Keep Reading


Photos: Choir power

Kaneland High School presented the 2014 KHS/HMS 8th Grade Choir Festival on Saturday in the KHS auditorium in Maple Park. Eighth-grade mixed choir soloist Amanda Eckstrom (right) performs “Shenandoah,” arranged by Spevacek. The combined choirs (above) performing “Imbakwa,” by Arr. The combined choirs performed “Imbakwa,” featuring soloists John Briggs and Jonathan Heuman. More photos on… Keep Reading


Harter Middle School students qualify for Illinois Junior Academy of Science Fair

DEKALB—Students at Kaneland Harter Middle School are solving problems, thinking independently and raising the bar for future science classes. On Feb. 13, Kaneland eighth-graders gathered to showcase their science projects at the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Science Fair. Out of the 343 student projects, 68 were selected to compete in the… Keep Reading


School Board approves cost limitation waiver submission

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted to submit a waiver for administrative cost limitation to the Illinois State Board of Education. The vote requests a “one-time, one-year waiver.” The matter is expected to go to the General Assembly in August. Tony Valente was the only board member to vote against the waiver, though fellow… Keep Reading

Boys Basketball/Kaneland

Inaugural Day and Knight event raises over $5,000

KANELAND—On Feb. 15, nearly 1,000 basketball players and fans filled the gym at Kaneland High School as the boys basketball held its inaugural Day and Knight of Basketball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Varsity and sophomore basketball programs from Hillcrest, North Chicago, St. Charles North, Peoria Richwoods and Larkin (Elgin) joined the Knights in thrilling… Keep Reading


Kaneland chess team shines in IHSA tournament

Photo: The 2014 Kaneland Chess team at the IHSA State Tournament last weekend. Courtesy Photo KANELAND—Kaneland High School sophomore Spencer Serwin’s first chess match on Friday ended in a loss. That was OK, though, because he went on to win the remaining six games at the IHSA State Chess Tournament on Friday and Saturday in… Keep Reading

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