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2008-10-07 21:00:31

By Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@@dailyherald.com Kane County educators will be honored Friday night when the Kane County Regional Office of Education hands out its annual awards. Dozens of teachers, administrators and support workers have been nominated. The banquet is at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Awards to be presented are elementary, middle school, high school, administrative and associate educators of the year; support staff; Regional Superintendent's Award; and the...

2008-09-30 12:00:48

Over the last month, the New York web design and medical marketing firm, Aurora IT, has launched three impressive new websites. Two of them were built for individual physicians and one was designed for the Pavilion at HealthPark, a new behavioral health treatment facility in Florida. Urologist Dr. Francois Eid's website, urologicalcare.com, is packed with helpful information about erectile dysfunction and penile implant procedures. Dr. Eid is a world-renowned and highly respected specialist...

2008-09-25 21:00:29

By JM Brown AURORA SCHOOL, an academically and socially progressive K-5 program in the Oakland hills, will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 4 with a music festival and barbecue. Founded in 1988 by the late Carol Smith, the private school is centered in two philosophies: learn by doing and celebrate diversity through respect and tolerance. The school's goal is not only to educate students, but also to raise good citizens. "We believe education goes beyond academics," said parent Jana...

2008-09-21 09:00:24

Come Nov. 4, seven Denver-area school districts will be asking voters for nearly $1.9 billion in bonded indebtedness in order to maintain, repair and renovate schools, build new ones, add technology and provide enhancements to existing facilities, among other goals. We're likely to support some of those measures, but first wish to register a complaint: With one notable exception, districts are offering their charter schools little more than crumbs from the table. According to Jim Griffin,...

2008-09-12 21:00:23

By Leslie Hague lhague@@dailyherald.com The Batavia School Board approved a new principal for Hoover- Wood Elementary School on Tuesday. Lew Girmscheid, now the principal of Prairie Point Elementary School in Oswego, will start in July. Principal Beth Wackerlin resigned earlier this year. Girmscheid lives in Batavia with his wife and four children. "It'll be nice to do what I love in the city I live in," he said Wednesday. He said his first order of business will be getting to...

2008-09-02 21:00:17

By Justin Kmitch jkmitch@@dailyherald.com One condition met. Two more to go before Indian Prairie Unit District 204 can move forward with plans to build Metea Valley High School. With nearly two dozen district parents, many dressed in white, cheering them on, all 11 Aurora aldermen unanimously approved the annexation of 121.56 acres at the southeast corner of Eola and Diehl roads and the preliminary plats and plans for both the new Metea Valley High School and St. John AME Church to be...

2008-08-22 21:00:18

By Nancy Gier ngier@@dailyherald.com Earlier this year, a twin-engine Bonanza aircraft was severely damaged after it crashed at the Aurora Municipal Airport on Route 30 in Sugar Grove Township. Amazingly, the pilot walked away. There was no explosion or fire. If there had been, firefighters from Sugar Grove were standing by, ready and able to extinguish the flames as well as attempt a rescue from a fiery cockpit. The Sugar Grove fire department began training all full-time and...

2008-08-11 21:00:21

By Karen Robinson After a two-hour meeting last week with state transportation officials, East Aurora firefighters felt hopeful that the state and the village Fire Department may be able to work out a plan for the state's planned reconfiguration of the village's Main Street in front of the Roycroft campus. The Fire Department has been upset with the state for months, saying the DOT's plan would hamper emergency response times and affect the use of Main Street as a primary response route....

2008-08-06 09:00:50

By Nancy Mitchell Aurora school board members agreed Tuesday to ask voters to help fund teacher raises and to build two schools as students in the district returned to classes, kicking off back-to-school in the metro area. Superintendent John Barry, a retired Air Force general, began his day high-fiving youngsters at Paris Elementary School, with Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates at his side. He ended the day at the school board meeting, where members voted unanimously to place a $215...

2008-08-01 21:00:26

By Nancy Gier ngier@@dailyherald.com If you ever find yourself in the market for a compact jet that seats up to seven and boasts a top cruise speed of 420 knots at 41,000 feet, you may be able to purchase one in a couple years at the Aurora Airport. HondaJet Midwest, which is owned by Des Moines Flying Service, plans to open a 5,000 square-foot showroom and a service hangar at the Aurora Airport in July 2010. The twin engine aircraft, billed as a "light jet," is currently being...