KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday held a public hearing on the charter school proposal submitted to the district by Virtual Learning Solutions (VLS). The board was also given a proposal presentation by a representative from K12, a management company that is seeking partnership with VLS.
WASCO—The timing was perfect for husband-and-wife entrepreneur team Aaron and Kristie Perez as they were presented in late 2012 with the opportunity to become owners of The Lodge on 64 (formally known as Niko’s Lodge).
Knights rule NIB-12 indoor track at Sterling
kaneland—The Kaneland’s boys track squad amassed 107 points by the end of Saturday’s Northern Illinois Big XII Indoor conference meet housed by Sterling High School’s Westwood track.
KHS girls track takes 2nd at NIB-12 indoor meet
Kaneland—The number 100 has a nice round edge to it, especially when Kaneland girls track gets that edge.
Five Kaneland Harter Middle School students qualified for IKWF State Wrestling Championship this year at the BMO center in Rockford, Ill.
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents on Tuesday evening got a look at many of the village candidates who will appear on the April 9 General Election ballot.
ELBURN—Elburn chiropractor Ken Baumruck and his brother Keith are identical twins, an occurrence that happens in only about three in every 1,000 births. By contrast, fraternal twins are born in about 32 of every 1,000 births.
Kaneland nine ready to reach previous heights
KANELAND—If Kaneland baseball has its way, the past stands to serve as the prologue to something bigger and better.
Softball squad eyes extending goal beyond regional title
Kaneland—With two-thirds of its Regional Championship lineup returning, the KHS softball team is preparing to show what it can do when Opening Day 2013 arrives.
Largest team in school history gears up for ’13
KANELAND—Kaneland High School boys track head coach Eric Baron has more reasons than ever before to feel good about his team’s prospects for the coming season.
KANELAND—For Kaneland girls track, each season is a like a new generation.
After 4 trips to Regional finals, KHS looks to advance further
Kaneland—For four consecutive years, the Kaneland Lady Knights soccer contingent has made it to the regional final match, only to lose to Crystal Lake Central in 2009 and 2012, and Rosary in 2010 and 2011.
ELBURN—Brett Perry’s 20-year obsession with coral reefs spawned his invention of the world’s only rimless, overflowing aquariums, as well as a thriving local business that sells them to everyone from enthusiasts to the queen of Thailand.
BIG ROCK—In 1972, Hinckley-Big Rock High School junior Russell Ruh, commonly known as Russ, was hired by partners Robert Hardekopf and Merle Thorson to work in the Service Department of Big Rock Implement Company.
ELBURN—Elburn Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven served in the United States Navy for nine years of active duty before going on to college and marrying his wife Melissa.
KHS alum P.J. Fleck prepares for 1st season as head coach in major college football
KANELAND—When asked about former Knight wideout P.J. Fleck, former assistant and current Kaneland High School head football coach Tom Fedderly said, “No one is going to outwork P.J.”
Fourth quarter sees fortune upended in 11-point regional loss
AURORA—If it weren’t for a tough fourth quarter, Kaneland boys basketball could be talking about a regional final in Aurora.
by Maria Dripps-Paulson,
Executive director, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival
Once upon a time, a little girl grew up on a farm in rural Illinois. She loved the arts, but was never given the opportunity to go to an art museum or meet a “real” artist in person.
KANELAND—Who knew tuxedos, pink fannie packs and stonewashed jeans could play a part in such an important cause?
Kaneland High School senior Mike Karakourtis entered the 2013 Mr. Kaneland event with the intention of raising money for Delnor’s Center for Breast Health.