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  • Waubonsee Voices: Waubonsee can take you places

    I’ve always had a bit of wanderlust, but at some point – I don’t remember exactly when – I decided that I needed to travel even more. Off I went to Me ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland may have interim superintendent soon

    MAPLE PARK – By next week, the Kaneland School District 302 Board is expected to name an interim superintendent.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Some opportunities to play

    Once again, we’re back to school! Geneva School District 304 will begin its 2014-15 school year this morning. Today also marks the first time kinderga ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Last of the interns head back to college

    This past week, a few of our regular columnists have written about school starting and its connection with the end of summer.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Voice of the residents will be heard

    If those who reside within the Batavia School District 101 boundaries support the potential borrowing of up to $15 million to fund capital improvement ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Good Natured: Grapevine beetles – what's not to love?

    Ah, babies. Dontcha just love ’em?Over the course of a year, hundreds of babies, and their parents ( ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental alliums – different, easy and inexpensive

    If you want something different, easy and inexpensive that will give your garden charm and distinction, think about planting ornamental alliums.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Life is about 'going with the flow'

    Sorry, coach, no can do. Daily soccer practice might have worked, this last week of summer, had we not already come down with last-week-of-summer-itis ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • In Focus: Break time

    I feel like summer has barely started, and yet here we are, the beginning of the high school football season. 
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Holinger: Let's lighten up on prodigal sons and daughters

    Remember Jesus’s prodigal son parable? A father hands his two sons their inheritance. One stays home and works diligently for old papa. The profligate ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Joan Knows: Fresh beginnings as school year starts

    Some years back there was a media ad/jingle that went like this:  “School bells ring and children sing –It’s back to Robert Hall again.”
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Life at East: Conquering the crafting

    Like most teenage girls, I’ve spent part of my recent days doing the time-honored summer crafting project. This year, I’ve been attempting my biggest ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:04 am
  • Getting birthday party started is easy with park district party packages

    Who doesn’t love a birthday party? Food, friends, fun – celebrating this most elemental of milestones is one of life’s signature joys. 
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Seventh-grader's concert to benefit Kaneland Arts Initiative

    ELBURN – Bailey Cates has performed at numerous recitals and concert events, but the 12-year-old Elburn resident admits she’s a bit nervous about an e ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Rush: Festival of Vine holds ‘tasteful’ event

    In one week and one day, the lazy days of summer will be a memory.I know the autumnal solstice is of ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:48 am
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