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WCC offers career bridge program to GED students

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AURORA—Thanks to a bridge program at Waubonsee Community College, students can prepare for their GED test while also training for a career in health care or manufacturing. The tuition-free bridge program is 16 weeks long, with the first eight weeks devoted to GED/basic skills work and the second eight weeks devoted to career training. Students…

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Waubonsee students take first, second place in regional writing contest

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SUGAR GROVE—Two Waubonsee Community College students captured the top two spots in the poetry category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival. Carolyn Schroeder of Geneva captured first place in the poetry category for her poem, “Crabgrass.” The win marked the second time Schroeder had placed in the competition, as she added…

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WCC hires two nursing instructors

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Erickson, Henson added to Waubonsee staff SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College has appointed Sharon Erickson of Montgomery and Lisa Henson of Geneva, each to the position of full-time nursing instructor. Both Erickson and Henson bring years of experience in nursing and nursing education to Waubonsee’s program. Erickson worked for seven years as a staff nurse at…

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Juarez receives Brattin Civic Youth Award

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SUGAR GROVE—A Waubonsee Community College student who already has dedicated countless hours to serving her hometown of Aurora has been selected to receive the Ted Brattin Civic Youth Award. Zayra Juarez, 19, of Aurora, was one of 10 local students honored with the award on Dec. 9, during a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club…

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Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

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GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to May. Academic credit may be available, and schedules can be flexible for those with classes or other obligations.…

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Waubonsee instructor John Reese appointed to INC 708 Board

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AURORA—A professor at Waubonsee Community College, with decades of experience as a mental health and addiction counselor, has been appointed to the board overseeing the distribution of public money to social service organizations in southern Kane County, dedicated to helping those with various mental health, disability or substance abuse needs. John Reese, of Aurora, Associate…

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Bright lights in the village

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Local resident wins national recognition for Christmas lights CAMPTON HILLS—Brian Larsen recently received national acclaim for a Christmas display he calls a “labor of love.” “Some guys collect Corvettes and Porsches,” Larsen said. “I do Christmas lights.” The 37-year-old father of three on Monday won a nation-wide contest for the Christmas light display on his…

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Elburn Food Pantry benefits from Kane County Farm Bureau

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ELBURN—The Elburn Food Pantry is just one of the 20 food pantry recipients of donations from Kane County Farm Bureau members. The Farm Bureau, through its Harvest for All and other hunger relief programs, has recently surpassed its goal of providing the equivalent of 1 million meals to local food pantries and the Northern Illinois…

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Kaneland preschool screening Dec. 13

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Aurora—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Dec. 13, at MorningStar Church in Aurora, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and suspect that your child, ages 3-5, has any delays in developmental milestones, then you are encouraged to attend.…

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Becoming Dylan’s ‘superhero’

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Photo: Tim and Christine (Bateman) Carey with sons Dylan, 3, and Gavin, 6. The family lives in Shabbona, Ill. Photo by Samantha Garver SUGAR GROVE—Three-year-old Dylan Carey pretends he’s a superhero during his chemotherapy treatments for the stage four neuroblastoma he was diagnosed with in July—and the family hopes that local residents will come out…

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Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

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GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to May. Academic credit may be available, and schedules can be flexible for those with classes or other obligations.…

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Tornado relief dropbox now available at Elburn Community Center

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Elburn & Countryside Community Center 525 N. Main St. (Route 47) Elburn (630) 365-6655 ElburnCCC@gmail.com ElburnCommunityCenter.com ELBURN—A tornado relief donation dropbox is currently available in the Elburn Herald office, located in the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Suite 2. Items donated via the dropbox will go toward relief for victims of…

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Holiday gift-giving and winter activity guide

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Hultgren accepting intern applications for spring 2014

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GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) recently announced that he is now accepting applications for spring 2014 semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from January to May. Academic credit may be available, and schedules can be flexible for those with classes or other obligations.…

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AU awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation

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AURORA—Aurora University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military…

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The controversy of pet vaccinations

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ILLINOIS—Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination can be quite controversial, making it a hot topic in veterinary medicine today. Most veterinary professionals agree that…

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Officials celebrate Anderson bridge groundbreaking

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ELBURN—Decades in the planning, construction is set to begin on the Anderson Road bridge as public officials put shovels in the ground on Monday. The shovels symbolized breaking ground on the project that will provide an overpass to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Officials from all levels of government, from village to federal, gathered at…

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Ride-In Kane rate increase

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KANE COUNTY—A rate increase of $1, for a total of $4, per ride for the Ride-In Kane program will become effective on Jan. 1, 2014. The rate increase is necessary in order to continue to deliver the quality Ride-In Kane services, which have been provided to persons with disabilities and the elderly in Kane County…

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KC to accept applications for appointment to committee

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KANE COUNTY—Applications from Kane County residents interested in the next available appointment to the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Northern Kane County will be accepted at the Kane County Board Office until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2013. The purpose of the Mental Health Advisory committee is to identify and assess current mental health services…

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