Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines from the Past – Week of December 24, 1978
Christmas Eve Snowstorm Dumped 14 Inches of White Stuff on Kane Area
The Kane area was the scene of “operation dig-out” yesterday and today, following a Christmas Eve snowstorm that, officially, dumped 14 inches of snow on the Kane area.
Area residents attending Christmas Eve church services Sunday night did so in the midst of a snowstorm, with the snow accumulating rapidly on streets, highways and parked vehicles.

Space Age Games, Food Processors
1978 Will be an Electronic Christmas
America in 1978 is dreaming of an electronic Christmas, with powered space age games and helpmates like food processors and miniature calculators topping shopping lists.
“Electronic games and Star Wars toys are the No. 1 sellers,” a spokeswoman for F.A.O. Schwarz in New York said.

Cheech & Chong Rock Comedy at Temple Theatre
Paramount Pictures’ presentation of Cheech & Chong’s “Up in Smoke”, a Lou Adler production marking the film debut of that riotous comedy team, will open tonight and play evenings, tonight through Saturday, at the Temple Theatre in Kane.

Wolves Crush Johnsonburg in Title Game of Tournament
Until last night, the 1978-79 Kane Area Senior High School varsity basketball Wolves were a good team lacking the killer instinct.
That wasn’t the case last night, though, in the championship game of the Johnsonburg Christmas Basketball Tournament. The Wolves raced to a 14-4 lead by the end of the first quarter, 1 28-14 halftime lead and a 45-21 lead after three periods, bearing down all the way, playing aggressive basketball, and the championship game was strictly no-contest, with the Wolves winning 56-29 behind Jim Bergman’s 23 points.