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Students from Creative Beginnings Preschool (right) at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center sang Christmas songs for their parents and other guests on Dec. 19 in the gymnasium.
KHS boys trounce Sandwich in Plano Classic’s first round
KANELAND—It’s a tall order for an 11th seed to find glory in the Plano Christmas Classic, so Kaneland had to take it one step at a time at the tournament setting.
OTTAWA—It’s hard to get accustomed to new digs for the holiday season.
Kaneland girls basketball had spent the previous six seasons hooping it up at Oswego East’s tournament in late December, and made its way to Ottawa’s Holiday tournament in 2013.
ELBURN—Promise Equestrian Center, a new horse breeding, training, and boarding center in Elburn, is slated to be up and running by the end of March 2013.
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove village trustee Kevin Geary on Dec. 13 kicked off his bid for village president with a fundraiser held in the Pine Room at Bliss Creek Golf Club in Sugar Grove.
Nate Biery plays guitar with instructor/owner Ben Westfall. The two performed “The First Noel,” “Simple Gifts” and “The Big Corral” during the Holiday Recital at Da Capo Music.
The Kaneland High School Madrigals presented their annual Madrigal Feaste on Dec. 14, 15 and 16, in the high school cafeteria. This is the 35th year of the Kaneland Music Department‘s Renaissance Dinner.
Kaneland alum has daughter day before officially becoming WMU head coach
Kalamazoo, Mich.—Kaneland School District Hall of Fame member and Sugar Grove native P.J. Fleck had a whirlwind start to his week.
Key 3 fuels comeback win at Barbs
Kaneland—Perhaps the only group unhappy to see the return of Kaneland point guard Drew David was the group hosting the boys basketball game on Friday night.
Knights also face 3 foes in home weekend quad
KANELAND—You can have a plan to be aggressive on the wrestling mat, but unless it manifests during mat time, no win is automatic.
Kaneland’s meet against visiting Yorkville had some nice moments for the Knights, but the Foxes’ strong attack took hold in a 45-19 win.
KANELAND—Sometimes a weekend invite is all you need to see what can happen.
On Saturday, Kaneland bowling went to the Lisle Invite and came away with a second-place trophy in the “B” bracket.
KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Historical Society’s 2013 calendar, “Remember When,” is on sale for $20 at Hill’s Country Store, 2S133 Harter Road, and the Kaneville Public Library, 2S101 Harter Road.
SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents can expect an Irish pub with an adjoining dining room sometime before the New Year.
SUGAR GROVE—Lil Adams, a 45-year Sugar Grove resident and long-time board member, manager and caretaker of the Sugar Grove Community House, is retiring from those responsibilities after 35 years of dedication.
Five-month-old Dylan Jump of DeKalb doesn’t know what to make of Santa at the Town and
Country Public Library during the Elburn Christmas Stroll on Friday.
Kaneland’s season-opening win streak falls in loss to DeKalb
KANELAND—The opening season unbeaten streak for the Lady Knights basketball team came to an end Tuesday against DeKalb, but not before earning a tough overtime win over Sycamore last Thursday.
Sycamore ‘D’ too much; KHS nabs win over H-BR
Kaneland—There would be no duplicating the last-second magic of late November like the Kaneland boys basketball team had against Morris. The host Sycamore Spartans made absolutely sure of that on Friday along Spartan Trail.
KANELAND—If a team is going to have a difficult week, it is much better to have them in early December than in February.
Event at ballpark to include ornament, cookie decorating
GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will host a Christmas Meet and Greet event, featuring Santa Claus and Ozzie T. Cougar, on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon inside the upper deck level at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.