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Kindergarten orientation

August 20, 2014

Photo Credit
Ted Lutz

Orientation for new kindergarten students at the Kane Elementary School took place Tuesday and today at the school. Kindergarten teacher Nichole Krietemeyer (left) greets 5-year-old Annaliese Holt (center) and the girl's parents-- Nadine and John Holt of Kane. There are 73 incoming kindergarten students at the school. Classes in the Kane School District resume Tuesday.

Orientation

August 18, 2014

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Amy Geer

Orientation was held Monday morning for 86 incoming Kane Area High School freshmen. Members of the KAHS Class of 2018 were welcomed by co-principals Todd Stanko and Natalie Miller-Martini and given a tour of the building by members of the student council. Pictured before Monday's orientation are, from left to right, student council members Danielle Taylor and Patrick Moore, co-principal Natalie Miller-Martini and freshmen Garrett Walters, Kyle Pierotti, Gunnar Fryzlewicz and Joey Ferranto. The first day of classes for students is Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Dice Run donation

August 18, 2014

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Amy Geer

Dave Swanson, representing the Kane VFW King David Post #1132, presents Amie Gullifer with a $500 check for the 2nd Annual Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run. This year's event, hosted by the Kane VFW, was held in memory of John Bernhard, one of the original organizers of the ride. The dice run included an escort ride to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery for a blessing of the bikes and allowed riders to pay their respects to SSG Ken VanGiesen. Gullifer, who is the sister of VanGiesen, also recognized the James City Cafe and the Kane Eagles Club for their generous donations.

St. John's Episcopal Church presents check to Friends' Memorial Public Library

August 17, 2014

Dick Buckley, treasurer, and Jack Grube, senior warden of St. John's Episcopal Church, present a $500 check to the Friends' Memorial Public Library Endowment Fund in honor of Larry and Jean Bush. Accepting the check is Library Director Cindy Parker. The check represents $5,000 in donations that the church has made to the library over the past five years.

Kane Players performance

August 15, 2014

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Amy Geer

The Kane Players followed up last month's successful "Terraces of Kane Summit" with another blockbuster, "Seussical Jr." last night. "Seussical Jr." will be presented twice today, once at 2:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Middle School Auditorium. The plot borrows from several Dr. Seuss classics, including "Horton Hears a Who" and "Cat in the Hat" and features many talented young singers and dancers.

Swedish Festival Prince and Princess

August 8, 2014

Photo Credit
Richie Lecker

Pictured are the 2014 Swedish Festival princess, Tapanga Holley, and the prince, Jackson Himes.

Swedish Festival King and Queen

August 8, 2014

Photo Credit
Richie Lecker

Pictured are the 2014 Swedish Festival King, Larry Geer, and the queen, Sonja Geer.

Space shuttle

August 7, 2014

Area youth took a break from playing games Thursday to show off their space shuttle that will be on a float for the Swedish Festival. The kids have worked very hard on it. They put the final touches on it Thursday. Keep an eye out for it during the parade. The space shuttle is made of cardboard boxes, white paper, and about 10 rolls of duct tape, and was made by the creative minds of the kids.

Read to “Ruby” at Friends’ Memorial Public Library

August 7, 2014

“Ruby” the therapy dog will visit Friends’ Memorial Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. to help children practice their reading skills. Come read to “Ruby.”

Mt. Jewett Robot Contest

August 6, 2014

A Robot Contest for children was held recently at the Mt. Jewett Memorial Public Library. Three winners picked anonymously by the Library Board include, left to right: Shakira Yoder, third place with "The Tin Man; James Deane, first place with "Oscar;" and Lainey Deane, second place with "Bartholomew." Everyone who made a robot was given a ride pass for this weekend's Swedish Festival. The first place winner received $5; second received $3; third received $2.

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