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  • Celebrate Santa Lucia Day at Geneva library Dec 12, 2013 10:11 AM
    The Geneva Public Library invites kids, adults and everyone in between to “Celebrate the Season.” Friday, Dec. 13, is Santa Lucia Day, and Geneva’s own Santa Lucia will make an appearance at the library’s event.

  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 3:30 PM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

  • Geneva library place to be this week Nov 26, 2013 5:29 PM
    Books, a warm place to read, and programs like "The Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show" at the Geneva Public Library kept many kids entertained this week while on Thanksgiving break.

  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

  • Enjoy a daylong science adventure Oct 7, 2013 2:24 PM
    Page 3 Explore the science of maps, streams and exercise during the third annual Science Champions Investigate Future Innovations event on Saturday, Oct. 19. Hosted by the 4-H Youth Development programs of DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties, this daylong science adventure will take place at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville.

  • Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townships Oct 6, 2013 6:51 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

  • Trustees: Geneva Library options remain open Sep 27, 2013 5:20 AM
    All options are open for discussion, according to Geneva Library officials, about where the library should be, now that they have dropped the idea of purchasing the site of a former factory for a new home. Trustee Patricia Lord said it's also time the library resurveyed the community. “It is about what our patrons want, not a site,” Lord said.

  • Geneva-Batavia library lawsuit at an end? Maybe Sep 24, 2013 4:54 AM
    Neither of you get it: In a nutshell, that's what a judge told the Geneva and Batavia public libraries last week in an order that ruled both their attempts to annex about 1,500 acres were invalid. The libraries have been fighting each other in courtrooms for six years. But, “I do not believe this is over. It is an extremely complicated ruling,” Geneva Library Board President Esther Steel said.

  • Geneva Library drops purchase of former Cetron factory Sep 24, 2013 1:53 PM
    Geneva won't buy the Cetron factory site for a new library after all. The library board Saturday decided to drop the purchase, citing necessary environmental remediation as one factor. “It was hard,” library board President Esther Steel said of the decision. She said the library's attorneys advised her not to discuss the specifics of the information the board received while performing “due diligence” about the site, including results of testing for the presence of environmental hazards.

  • Campton Hills museum tracks down relatives of 1835 farm settlers Sep 19, 2013 1:35 PM
    On the surface, it’s a little like an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on The Learning Channel. But instead of a one-hour TV journey into a celebrity’s past, uncovering the early story of the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills took years of tedious work, emails on Facebook, research on and other sites, and some old-fashioned detective work.

  • Campton Prairie Fest aims for old fashioned fun Sep 18, 2013 5:30 AM
    Campton Township will host ITS 7th annual Prairie Fest Saturday at Corron Farm in Campton Hills. The fest will have the usual attractions of hayrides, storytellers, live music and refreshments, but the Corron Farm Preservation Society also wants to get opinions on what should be done with an 1875 barn that has roof and structural issues.

  • Geneva Park District hosts its Autumn Fair Sep 13, 2013 1:14 PM
    The Geneva Park District Foundation will welcome families to enjoy a day of fun at the annual Autumn Fair.

  • Photojournalism inspires Batavia artist Sep 12, 2013 11:46 AM
    It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Daily Herald photojournalist Laura Stoecker should feel honored by the work of Janine Webbles. The Batavia resident enjoys Stoecker's nature photography so much, she's created some paintings inspired by Stoecker's photos, including one she named "Laura's Barn."

  • Campton Hills festival aims to unite, excite Sep 3, 2013 2:23 PM
    Three years ago, a Campton Hills church organized the inaugural Campton Hills United Fall Festival as a way of bringing the village together after a contentious battle to incorporate. Now in its third year, organizers have cooked up a load of fun for Saturday's festival.

  • Embracing engagment at Waubonsee Community College Aug 28, 2013 1:43 PM
    Education has embraced the three “Rs” since at least the late 1700s. While Waubonsee Community College remains committed to teaching students to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic (along with other vital academic skills), this year we’re focusing on the three “Cs”: connect, collaborate and cultivate.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 28, 2013 3:46 PM
    A six-month old German shepherd, valued at $1,500, along with $400, were stolen between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday from a home on the 500 block of Sherman Avenue near Aurora, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Aug 28, 2013 4:08 PM
    Joshua M. Stadie, 31, of Algonquin, was charged with battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at 10:58 p.m. Monday, according to a sheriff’s report. He is accused of threatening a person with a knife in the 33W0-99 block of Richardson Road near East Dundee.

  • Leaf peepers: Clues to help identify white oaks Aug 19, 2013 6:00 AM
    “There were many splendid oaks,” wrote John S. Wilcox in 1906, describing Kane County at the time of European settlement. These magnificent trees included white oaks, red oaks, black oaks and bur oaks. There were swamp white oaks and chinkapin oaks, Hill’s oaks and shingle oaks, too. Although oaks are in serious decline, these species can still be found in Kane County.

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