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  1. Threes frame: East boys basketball rolls behind treysRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – Before the start of Saturday's boys basketball game between St. Charles East and West Chicago, the PA announcer congratulated East's drill team for advancing to the state finals in competitive dancing. While their moves on the court may not have been as well-designed as the drill team's, the Saints boys basketball squad employed a routine that paved the way to a 70-36 win against the Wildcats in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division game.

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  2. Weekend Chit-chat with ... Anne PoulinRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Former St. Charles High soccer standout Anne Poulin is among the four-person St. Charles East Fighting Saints Hall of Fame class that will be honored before today's 6 p.m. boys basketball game against West Chicago. Poulin, a Batavia resident, remains active in soccer as a club coach with Strikers Fox Valley, an assistant girls high school coach at St. Francis and maintains connections in college soccer and through the regional Olympic Development Program.

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  3. Hart helps Vikes start strong against West ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – Geneva freshman Stephanie Hart was money on her first four shots from the field and her eight first quarter points helped propel the Vikings to a 48-25 Upstate Eight Conference River win on the road Friday against West Chicago. “I just kept attacking the basket and I was driving, trying to get other people open.

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  4. Saints top Stars, eye UEC repeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – For the second year in a row, the St. Charles East and St. Charles North girls bowling teams brought 4-0 conference records into their Upstate Eight Conference River match. And also for the second year in a row, East came out on top, downing its crosstown rival, 2,779-2,627, at Bowling Green Sports Center on Tuesday.

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  5. Geneva community development director retiresRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    GENEVA – Whether the issue was annexing nearly 200 acres of Peck Farm Park, or working on zoning amendments or historic preservation, Geneva Community Development Director Dick Untch was part of all of it in the city. “I can't believe it's 17 years,” Untch told aldermen at the meeting.

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  6. Batavia boys basketball fends off West ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – Late in the third quarter Friday night, the Batavia boys basketball team was going through thoughts of deja vu. They had seen a big third-quarter lead dissipate for the second week in a row and were clinging to a one-point lead over West Chicago.

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  7. Home Depot aids Scouts to cut pinewood derby carsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Jacob Kleckner, 9, of St. Charles waits to have his pinewood derby car cut by Cy Cajthaml at Home Depot in Geneva Friday night. The event was for Three Fires Council Boy Scouts to assist in their upcoming pinewood derby events.

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  8. Prep Roundup: Kaneland falls short to GeneseoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland wrestling team challenged Geneseo in a home matchup Thursday, but ultimately fell short, 32-28, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 dual. Kaneland opened a 9-0 lead after an overtime victory from Matt Redman, and still led, 12-10, after George Strang was victorious at 145.

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  9. Batavia girls basketball breezes past West ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – After watching his Batavia girls basketball team limit West Chicago to four points during the second quarter Thursday, Bulldogs coach Kevin Jensen liked his team's chances of remaining in command. Of West Chicago's two baskets in the second quarter, one came in the closing seconds, bringing the Wildcats within 27-14.

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  10. Prep Roundup: St. Charles East boys bowling handles GenevaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – In its final action before Wednesday's Upstate Eight Conference varsity position night, the St. Charles East boys bowling team topped visiting Geneva, 3,405-2,942, at Bowling Green. “Another really great match against another really good program,” Saints coach Steve Dessauer said.

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  11. St. Charles firefighters pull dead man from burning homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ST. CHARLES – Paramedics confirmed Sunday that a man pulled from a residential fire in St. Charles had died, making it the city's first fire connected to a fatality in several years, St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said. Firefighters arrived at 104 S. Third Ave. at 7:32 a.m. – two minutes after a resident in the downstairs apartment discovered heavy smoke on the second floor and called for help, Schelstreet said.

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  12. Weekend Chit-chat with ... Dana BrandtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    St. Charles East senior Dana Brandt is among the leaders for the Saints girls bowling team. The four-year team member – who has a career-high 276 game to her name – spoke with Kane County Chronicle sports editor Jay Schwab about her bowling background and more for this week's Weekend Chit-chat.

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  13. Untch announces retirement from Geneva postRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    GENEVA – After 43 years in public service, Geneva Community Development Director Dick Untch has decided to retire, according to a city news release. “It has been a privilege to work with so many Genevans who share a passion for the city and are so willing to work on making this special place even better,” Untch stated in the release.

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  14. Taste of the Town: FreshGround Roasting aims to educate customersRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Eric Andersen owns FreshGround Roasting, which recently relocated from West Chicago to Geneva. The store specializes in direct trade coffee beans from around the world.

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  15. Taste of the Town: FreshGround Roasting aims to educate its customersRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Eric Andersen owns FreshGround Roasting, which recently relocated from West Chicago to Geneva. The store specializes in direct trade coffee beans from around the world.

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  16. Prep roundup: St. Charles East boys bowlers enjoy another big dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – Watching his St. Charles East boys bowling team maintain its torrid, season-opening pace is one thing for Saints coach Steve Dessauer. “My heart just jumps when I talk about a lot of these numbers, man,” Dessauer said.

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  17. Families have sledding fun as area finally sees snowRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 4 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Area families on Sunday flocked to Langum Park in St. Charles for some sledding fun following the 1.3 inches of snow St. Charles received overnight. Kane County could see several more inches of snow Monday night until Tuesday morning, followed by cold temperatures ST.

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  18. Smith erupts as Wheaton Academy snaps losing skidRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – With less than 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Wheaton Academy boys basketball team's 70-56 win Friday night over IC Catholic Prep, the Warriors' Christian Smith stole a ball under the IC basket. He went coast to coast, scoring on a layup and getting fouled on the play.

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  19. Fitness goals don't have to be New Year's resolutions, trainers sayRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Jeanine Fitzmaurice, owner of the Curves franchise at 1578 E. Main St., St. Charles, talks with client Molly Baniewicz of West Chicago during a class Dec. 10. With the upcoming gamut of holiday food and parties, trainers recommend maintaining current workout routines, or starting a routine for those who don't already do so, to stay ahead of the game. “You'll burn off some of the calories that will come from all the gatherings,” said Chris Hylton, owner of River West Family Fitness , 108 1st St., Batavia .

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  20. St. Charles North boys basketball starts fast, withstands rallyRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    WEST CHICAGO – St. Charles North guard Michael Schroeder never imagined he would have to take some meaningful free throws after his team took a 23-point lead in the third quarter Tuesday against host West Chicago. Schroeder responded by sinking six straight free throws down the stretch as the North Stars held off a furious rally to win, 60-46, in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division boys basketball game.

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