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More shoes, more literacy

Hill’s Country Store to serve as a drop-off location for Light Up Our Youth Foundation shoe drive KANEVILLE—It is not often that people realize the direct correlation between proper footwear and education, but Charles Saint-Vil of San Diego knows the importance of the link between the two. As a young boy who grew up in… Keep Reading

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Kaneville equestrienne recognized by APHA

KANEVILLE—What started as a young girl’s love of horses led to a national championship with the American Paint Horse Association. Erin Kettelkamp, 20, of Kaneville, was recently recognized with champion point status in youth all-around in 2014. She and her horse, Scottish Tank, have participated in shows in a variety of events for nearly 10… Keep Reading


Kaneville applies for tornado siren system grant

KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village President Pat Hill on April 16 announced that the village has applied for a grant that would help set up a tornado siren system. The grant, if received, will provide $19,800 toward the system. “It’s worth it to save a life. After what happened in Fairdale (Ill.), we’re just that next small town… Keep Reading


Bateman named Kaneville village clerk

KANEVILLE—Kaneville has found its next village clerk. Village President Pat Hill on April 16 announced that Kaneville resident Angela Bateman will take over the position from Serina Hauser, who resigned in February to spend more time with her family. “We are sad to see (Serina) go, but we are very excited to welcome Angie to… Keep Reading


Community helps raise funds for Kaneville family

Photo: Friends and the community have helped raise money for the Whitman family of Kaneville. Robert and Emma Whitman’s children, Travis, 4, and Emma, 5 months, were both born with low muscle tone and multiple complications related to breathing. Photo submitted by Becky Smith to KANEVILLE—When Robert and Emma Whitman of Kaneville welcomed their… Keep Reading


Hill receives best birthday present ever

KANEVILLE—Kaneville resident Pat Hill recently received what was, in her words, the best birthday present ever. After six months of chemotherapy, Hill received news from her cancer doctor on Feb. 20 that she had no more measurable levels of cancer. Hill struggled with the language of cancer as she tried to explain what “measurable levels”… Keep Reading

April 7, 2015/Kaneville

Election: Kaneville Village Board trustee

Five candidates will compete for three open seats on the Kaneville Village Board Tuesday, April 7. Paul Ross Kaneville Village Board trustee Paul Ross will seek re-election on the April 7 Consolidated Election ballot, having served on the board since 2006. Ross views the role of village trustee as one that works to complement the… Keep Reading


Kaneville seeks village clerk applicants

KANEVILLE—The village of Kaneville seeks a village clerk. If interested, call Village President Pat Hill at (630) 853-9717 or email your resume to For more information regarding the position, call the village office at (630) 557-0037. Keep Reading

Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville will participate in the Great Purple Cupcake Project epilepsy awareness fundraiser from Sunday, March 22, to the following Sunday, March 29. During that time, the store will feature purple-frosted cupcakes and purple, cupcake-shaped sugar cookies for $1 each. Donors can also get their name displayed around the store by purchasing a paper cupcake. 
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Purple cupcakes for a purple store

Hill’s Country Store participates in epilepsy project fundraiser for third consecutive year KANEVILLE—For Alexa Hill and her family, participating in the “Great Purple Cupcake Project” has always been personal. “My mom’s cousin had epilepsy. I’ve always had a special place in my heart (for this cause),” Hill said. From Sunday, March 22, to the following… Keep Reading


Kaneville village clerk announces resignation

KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village Clerk Serina Hauser on Thursday announced her resignation. She said she will stay on in her current position until a replacement is found. “The job was just getting to be a little much for her, and she wishes to focus more on her family,” Village President Pat Hill said. Hill will put together… Keep Reading


Spread the word

Kaneville to participate in newsletter initiative KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board recently decided to participate in a town-wide newsletter initiative that will contain news highlights from various entities within the village. Kaneville resident Karen Flamand on Jan. 15 presented the board with details of the newsletter. “The Kaneville Township, village, library, Fire Department and Historical Society… Keep Reading


Kaneville looks back on 2014

KANEVILLE—As 2014 recently came to a close, the village of Kaneville reflected upon its biggest moments and accomplishments of the past year. Some of the village’s completed projects in 2014 were in the works for years beforehand; others just a light-hearted effort. As a whole, 2014 was a proactive year for Kaneville. Perhaps the village’s… Keep Reading


Community kindness

Susan Becherer of Kaneville donated 16 inches of her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign last week at Shear Image in Elburn. Becherer made the donation with the message, “Lots of luck to Pat Hill.” Hill, Kaneville’s village president, is currently battling stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her liver and bones.… Keep Reading

Give Back To Pat party-9720

Hill cancer benefit tops $50,000

At Saturday’s ‘Give Back to Pat’ event at Fisherman’s Inn, the Kanville Community Child Center students made Pat Hill (above, right) a quilt, which was presented by Kathy Kovach. Photos submitted by Laurie Hannula to ELBURN—”Spectacular,” “awesome” and “amazing” are just a few of the adjectives Pat Hill used to describe the benefit that… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading


Christmas spirit arrives in Kaneville

T.J. Reavley, 3, and his mom, Laura of Maple Park, work on a Christmas wreath made of buttons during make-and-take craft sessions at the Kaneville Public Library during Christmas in Kaneville on Dec. 6. Photo by Debbie Behrends KANEVILLE—The holiday spirit is alive and well in Kaneville, as residents joined in the fun of Christmas… Keep Reading


Community to ‘Give Back to Pat’ Saturday

KANEVILLE—When describing the generosity of donors to the Give Back to Pat benefit, organizer Jennifer Long can’t help herself. The word “amazing” pops up repeatedly. Give Back to Pat, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Fishermen’s Inn, Elburn, is a benefit for Kaneville Village President and business owner Pat Hill. Proceeds… Keep Reading


Christmas in Kaneville Dec. 5-6

KANEVILLE—The Christmas in Kaneville event will kick off on Friday, Dec. 5, at Hill’s Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road, Kaneville. Tree decorating and lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a handmade ornament for the tree. The tree will be donated by Strang Landscaping. Refreshments—hot chocolate, cider and cookies—will be… Keep Reading

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