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Santa visits Kane Community Center

December 14, 2011

Photo Credit
Keith Reigel

Ava and Aubri McKinney, daughters of Tom and Kammi McKinney, sit on Santa's lap during the annual Santa Pancake Party hosted by the Kane Area Community Center Saturday, Dec. 10.

Toy donation

December 9, 2011

Heidi Tarnaski, age 9, of Kane is pictured with a two of the toys she donated to Toys for Kids.

National Honor Society

December 9, 2011

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Ted Lutz

The National Honor Society at Kane Area High School held its annual dinner Wednesday at Olmsted Manor in Ludlow. These second-year members of the society took part in the ceremony for the induction of new members. The second-year members include, left to right, seated: Deborah Lorenzo, secretary; Nicole Shrubb, treasurer; and Cara Jo Lorenzo, historian; standing: Peter Sirianni; Tyler Laurie, president; Brendan Sharer; Joel Strandburg, vice president; and Corey McGuire.

Enjoying 'Ladies Nite Out'

December 9, 2011

Photo Credit
Ted Lutz

Lois Bergstrom Green (left) of Fredericksburg, Va. and Carol Zuzek (right) of West Wind Road, Wetmore Township, enjoy some of the Christmas items on display at SMP pharmacy in Kane during Thursday's "Ladies Night Out" program. Zuzek and Bergstrom, a 1953 graduate of Kane High School, are long-time friends. A large crowd attended the program at the store on Fraley Street at Haines Street.

Honor Society inductees

December 7, 2011

Photo Credit
Ted Lutz

These seven students at Kane Area High School were inducted into the National Honor Society at the annual society dinner Wednesday at Olmsted Manor in Ludlow. The inductees include, left to right, seated: Makayla Anderson, junior; Cassondra Whittemore, senior; and Alison Packard, junior; standing: Christina Moore, junior; Ariel Brinkley, senior; Melanie Geer, junior; and Dawn Saquin, junior. Mary Filjones, the school district's gifted support teacher, is the adviser for the society. The society selected high school teacher Mike Szymanski to be the guest speaker for the dinner.

Toys for Kids

December 6, 2011

The Kane Eagles Club held a toy drive for the Toys for Kids program at The Kane Republican. Shown dropping off some boxes of toys are Barb Gadley-Cheeks and Jerry Kronenwetter of the Eagles Club.

Accelerated Readers

December 5, 2011

The Kane Middle School Accelerated Reader contest winners for November are Jessica Taylor (left; seventh grade), Christo Park (right; sixth grade), and Isaac Payne (not pictured; eighth grade). A total of 69 middle school students qualified for the contest. Students must earn enough AR points to be entered into the prize drawing. Points are earned by reading novels and taking a comprehension test on the novels.

Forest of Lights near Ludlow

November 30, 2011

Photo Credit
Ted Lutz

The Forest of Lights display continues this weekend at Wildcat Park on Route 6 near Ludlow. Enjoy the Christmas lighting display in the park while riding in your vehicle. Enter the rear gate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The charge of $5 per car benefits Wildcat Park. The Forest of Lights is held on Saturday and Sunday in December from 6-8 p.m. Santa will be at the park on Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day after Thanksgiving hike

November 28, 2011

On the day after Thanksgiving these scouts and adult leaders from pack 422 in Kane enjoyed the wonderful November weather and went on a hike to burn off some calories. The day after thanksgiving hike is a tradition started years ago and continues to be enjoyed every year.

Christmas Parade

November 28, 2011

On Saturday, Nov. 26, scouts from pack 422,  troop 427 and girl scouts from 20178 participated in the annual Christmas Parade in Kane.

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