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Performing Arts Boosters seek donations for annual event

KANELAND—The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters third annual Knight of Performances Barbecue Dinner will take place Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. A variety of talented student musicians and performers from both HMS and Kaneland High School will provide entertainment for the evening. In… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Holding court

Participants prepare for Mr. Kaneland 2015 event KANELAND—Mr. Kaneland 2015 will take place on Friday, Feb. 13, in the Kaneland High School auditorium. Community members and family members alike are invited to attend the fundraiser-minded male pageant. From a formal wear presentation to a question-and-answer segment, Mr. Kaneland boasts all of the festivities associated with… Keep Reading

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Kaneland/Poms

Kaneland pom clinic Feb. 27

KANELAND—The Kaneland Pom Squad will host its annual elementary school clinic Friday, Feb. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The clinic will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with a performance at approximately 7:15 p.m. during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game vs. Sterling. The cost is $35 and includes dinner… Keep Reading

Seven Kaneland High School students took part in the ILMEA All-State Conference Festival in Peoria, Ill., this past weekend. The group included senior Anna Hayman (from left), senior James Tockstein, junior Katelyn Blaszynski, junior Ben Mitchinson,  senior Rachel Miller, senior Ryan Koeppen, senior Amy Croft and director Bryan Kunstman. 
Photo submitted by Lorie Gale to info@elburnherald.com
Kaneland

KHS students selected for Illinois music conference

KANELAND—Seven Kaneland High School students had a chance to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) Conference Jan. 28-31 in Peoria, Ill. Students selected performed in either an All-State Choir or Honors Choir. Kaneland students selected to perform in the Honors Choir were juniors Katelyn Blaszynski and Ben Mitchinson. Students who performed in the… Keep Reading

Kaneland

School Board reviews nepotism policy draft

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Jan. 26 reviewed a nepotism policy rough draft. School Board trustee Tony Valente noted at a School Board meeting last fall that there are “a lot of family members who work for the Kaneland School District,“ and specifically mentioned Kaneland Education Association chief negotiator and KHS Social Studies teacher Lynn… Keep Reading

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Youth instructor arrested, charged with sexual assault

MAPLE PARK—A contracted service provider with Fox Valley Career Center on Wednesday was arrested by Kane County Sheriff’s deputies and Oswego Police Department officers and charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual assault. Glen C. Baum, 42, of the 500 block of Heritage Drive, Oswego, was arrested and charged with nine counts of criminal sexual… Keep Reading

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Building a Bronco legacy

Sugar Grove native Fleck earns MAC Coach of the Year honors, contract extension in 2nd year with Western Michigan University KALAMAZOO, MICH.—After leading the biggest turnaround in Mid-American Conference (MAC) history, it’s no surprise that P.J. Fleck was recently signed to a six-year contract extension as Western Michigan’s head football coach, and named 2014 MAC… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters seek donations for annual event

KANELAND—The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters third annual Knight of Performances Barbecue Dinner will take place Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. A variety of talented student musicians and performers from both HMS and Kaneland High School will provide entertainment for the evening. In… Keep Reading

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Project KC the latest addition to Kindness Campaign

Photo: Eighteen fourth- and fifth-grade students registered for Project Kindness Campaign at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, taught by teacher Daniel Rutter. Trevor Pruett (above, left), 9, and Braeden Farmer, 9, both of Sugar Grove, pack up their Kindness Campaign folders and games. ELBURN—While many programs for students start at the upper grade levels and… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Maple Park

Class teaches women to defend themselves

MAPLE PARK—About 15 local women recently completed a series of three RAD, “Rape Aggressive Defense,” classes at Kaneland High School. The class, led by Northern Illinois University police officer Junelle Smith, was offered to all area females ages 12 and older. “The most important aspect of the class is to teach women to be empowered… Keep Reading

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Family Bingo Knight, Silent Auction

KANELAND—The Blackberry Creek Elementary PTO will host a Family Bingo Knight and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, March 7. The PTO is in the process of accepting donations for its silent auction. Items such as tickets to sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, vacation packages, music/dance lessons, electronics (big or small), and any donation of goods… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Softball

Kaneland approves Goff as 2015 softball coach

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to approve the hire of this season’s varsity softball coach: Peter Goff, who is currently the athletic director at KHS. Board trustees Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente were the two “no” votes. Goff will replace former softball coach Brian Willis, who was released from his coaching position… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Poms

Kaneland pom clinic Feb. 27

KANELAND—The Kaneland Pom Squad will host its annual elementary school clinic Friday, Feb. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The clinic will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with a performance at approximately 7:15 p.m. during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game vs. Sterling. The cost is $35 and includes dinner… Keep Reading

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Kaneland discusses potential nepotism policy

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday continued its discussion regarding potential institution of a nepotism policy. School Board trustee Tony Valente noted at a School Board meeting last fall that there are “a lot of family members who work for the Kaneland School District,“ and specifically mentioned Kaneland Education Association chief negotiator and KHS Social… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Regional

Board rules in favor of 3 School Board candidates

KANELAND—The Kane County Election Board on Monday handed down a verdict in favor of four school board candidates running on the April 7 ballot. Objections were made last week regarding the validity of candidate forms submitted in December by Kaneland School Board member Tony Valente and candidates Jerry Elliott and Dan Nagel, as well as… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Kaneland

Third-grader initiates writing club at John Stewart

Photo: Paige Whiteside, 9, of Elburn, created a writing club at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School. Photo submitted by Ann Whiteside to DBehrends@elburnherald.com ELBURN—Once upon a time, there was a girl named Paige who loved to read and write her own stories. Because Paige liked writing so much, she wanted to share that experience with… Keep Reading

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Objections made regarding School Board candidates

KANELAND—Objections have been made regarding the candidacy of one incumbent and two community residents running for Kaneland School Board on the April 7 ballot. The candidates in question are School Board member Tony Valente, Jerry Elliott and Dan Nagel. Hearings were set to begin Wednesday at the Kane County Clerk’s Office in Geneva. Objectors include… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Kaneland

Elburn teen a social media sensation

Photo: Kaneland graduate Ryan Longson of Elburn has gained more than 130,000 followers on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram with his videos for RyansBriefs. Photo by Lynn Logan ELBURN—Ryan Longson’s “awkward years of middle school” led him to the computer, and soon after, the start of a unique career path. Longson, 19, a 2014 Kaneland graduate,… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Kaneland

Self-defense class at Kaneland High School

KANELAND—A self-defense class for females ages 12 and older will take place Saturdays, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, noon to 4 p.m. at Kaneland High School. The class will teach participants how to protect themselves, and also offer invaluable safety information. The cost of the class is $10 per person. For more information,… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Regional

Illinois Press Foundation journalism program grants

ILLINOIS—The Illinois Press Foundation will again offer its Illinois High School Mini-Grants Program for public and private high schools with existing journalism programs. High school journalism teachers may apply for grants up to $1,500 for hardware and/or software needed to produce print or online newspapers. This is the sixth year the foundation has offered the… Keep Reading

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