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Funeral Services in memory of Debra Hershey-Stammet class of 1980

December 26, 2018 by April Angeles (Register to contact)

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A dearest friend Batavia Alumni Debra (Debbie) Hershey-Stammet passed away on Dec. 23,2018 her funeral services 10a -28 Dec. 2018 . Moss Family Funeral Home-209 South Batavia ave and visitation 27 Dec 4-8pm. Those who knew her please attend.. She lived in Batavia and graduated with me in 1980 from Batavia High School.
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Batavia High School to stage 'Chicago'  Kane County Chronicle

Batavia High School will present “Chicago the Musical – High School Edition” from Nov. 8 to 10 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The original production, directed ...

Batavia High School announces Illinois State Scholars  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA- Batavia High School announces the seniors who have been recognized as 2019-2020 Illinois State Scholars.

First Girls Wrestling Team To Compete In Batavia  Batavia, IL Patch

All-Girls Wrestling Team Blazes Trail In Batavia - Batavia, IL - Head wrestling coach Scott Bayer ranks training the new team among his "most rewarding ...

Public invited to learn more about Batavia High School's INCubator Entrepreneurship Program  Kane County Chronicle

Fundraising event on Dec. 2 at Penrose Brewing Co.

Report Of Possible Shots Fired Investigated Near Batavia HS  Batavia, IL Patch

Shots FIred Report Under Investigation In Batavia - Batavia, IL - Batavia High School was placed on a temporary lockdown as police investigated the report.

Images: Batavia High School graduation  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb Wednesday, May 23.

Batavia school board member's Facebook comment after transgender debate called a threat  Chicago Daily Herald

A Batavia resident says a school board member's Facebook comment about her and two others, who were critical of how a school is dealing with a transgender ...

Batavia High School grad making the holidays happier for local families  Kane County Chronicle

A Batavia native is making the holidays a little brighter for some families in need this season. Batavia High School and Aurora University graduate Jackie Rakers ...

Batavia High School community Corn Boil to kick off sports season  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – The annual Corn Boil from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 will celebrate the official start of Batavia High School fall athletics and the marching band season at the ...

Batavia High Spanish teacher soothes anxiety, mixes culture  Chicago Daily Herald

Longtime Batavia High School Spanish teacher Carissa Blough knows her students are going to make mistakes learning a new language. "It's totally natural in ...

Nazareth knocks out defending champ Batavia  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia's quest to repeat as Class 7A state champion fell shy Saturday. The Bulldogs mounted a furious comeback at Nazareth Academy but never caught the ...

Coach Encourages Community To Support Batavia HS First-Ever Girls' Wrestling Team  WBBM NewsRadio

A west suburban high school wrestling coach is encouraging his community to get behind his newest athletes--the Batavia High School girls' wrestling team, and ...

Batavia schools to honor 2018 Hall of Honor inductees  Chicago Daily Herald

On Thursday, Sept. 20, Batavia Unit District 101 will welcome eight inductees into its fourth annual Hall of Honor at Batavia High School.

Batavia High School Walkout: We Still Have A Long Battle Ahead

Batavia Students Take Stand During Walkout - Batavia, IL - Batavia High School students participated in the nationwide walkout against gun violence, but they ...

Batavia School District 101 Hall of Honor inductees to be recognized  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – The achievements of eight inductees will be celebrated when Batavia School District 101 welcomes its fourth class into the Hall of Honor at Batavia ...

Batavia High to kick off fall season with corn boil Aug. 17  Chicago Daily Herald

Kick off the Batavia High School fall athletics and marching band season on Friday, Aug. 17, with the annual Corn Boil.

Batavia pleased with success of its 1st girls wrestling invite  Chicago Daily Herald

In 1990, there were 112 girls who participated nationwide in the sport of high school wrestling. Fast forward, and that number has grown exponentially, with ...

Batavia edges Willowbrook in back-and-forth OT thriller  Chicago Daily Herald

Falling behind for the first time during Saturday's Class 7A state football quarterfinal game against Willowbrook with less than a minute remaining, Batavia's ...

Batavia High student entrepreneurs win cash awards for business ideas  Chicago Daily Herald

A *service* allowing high school students to rent out their parking spots, a teen streetwear brand, and car seat attachments to protect children from overheating ...

Batavia High to bring on the razzle dazzle with 'Chicago the Musical' Nov. 8-10  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia High School will present "Chicago the Musical-High School Edition" on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. A cast of ...

Batavia teen remembered for joyful life, leadership  Chicago Daily Herald

Will Freiburger of Batavia knew for the past three years he was living with a life-threatening condition. So he made the most of his time. "He had a lot of life in ...

Going To The Mat For Girls Wrestling In Batavia  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Instead of cutting high school sports, Batavia has expanded its wrestling program by creating a girls team. Girls wrestling is an emerging ...

Batavia High School student entrepreneurs to give their best pitch  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Batavia High School juniors and seniors in the INCubator Entrepreneurship course have been preparing all year for the final Pitch Night at 6:30 p.m. ...

Batavia High School to screen film about anxiety among kids and teens  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA- The Batavia Public School District is hoping a screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” will lead to important ...

Batavia rolls into quarterfinals  Chicago Daily Herald

A little more than a minute into Saturday's Class 7A second-round football playoff game against Batavia, Moline grabbed an early 6-0 lead on a 94-yard halfback ...

Film producer to speak at Batavia Brotherhood banquet  Chicago Daily Herald

It's not really a *service* or social club, per se, because its members gather only once a year. But it sure has had some staying power while drawing the attention of ...

Batavia responds to St. Charles East's challenge  Chicago Daily Herald

The Batavia defense went to red alert whenever St. Charles East reached the red zone in the Bulldogs' 21-0 DuKane Conference win at Norris Stadium on ...

Teen hit by car near Batavia High By Susan Sarkauskas May 23, 2018 7:40 PM  Chicago Daily Herald

A teen was hit by a car Wednesday morning a block away from Batavia High School.

Images: Batavia over Geneva, 41-0 in Week 6 football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Batavia Bulldogs hosted the Geneva Vikings for their 100th meeting in varsity football action on Friday, Sept. 28, in Batavia.

Dueling T-shirts for a cause in Batavia, Geneva  Kane County Chronicle

GENEVA — Batavia High School and Geneva High School football fans will not only be meeting up Sept. 28 at Batavia High School's Bulldog Stadium for the ...

Batavia Teen Allegedly Left Live Bullet At Kaneland High School

Batavia Boy Allegedly Left Bullet At Kaneland High - Batavia, IL - Police say a 17-year-old Batavia boy is in custody after he allegedly left a .45 caliber bullet in ...

Bulldogs roll in 100th Batavia-Geneva game  Chicago Daily Herald

There have been only a handful of instances in 100 meetings between Geneva and Batavia in which one rival dominated the other like Batavia handled the ...

Geneva returns to action with narrow win over Batavia  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia beat Geneva on vault, bars and floor during Wednesday's DuKane Conference meet, but the Vikings outscored the Vikings significantly on beam.

Resilient Batavia dumps Naperville North  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia downed Naperville North 41-24 Friday night.

Ex-Batavia football champ injured in fall from balcony By Susan Sarkauskas Sep 11, 2018 5  Chicago Daily Herald

The co-caption of the 2013 state champion Batavia High School football team has been seriously injured, after falling off a balcony.

Batavia school enrollments continue to decline  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Student enrollment in Batavia School District 101 will decline at a rate of about 2 percent annually for the next five years. With 5,898 students ...

Batavia blows by Geneva  Chicago Daily Herald

It was all Batavia in its DuKane Conference dual wrestling match at Geneva Friday night. Winning nine of the 12 competitive matches by falls, the Bulldogs beat ...

'Like a second father': Former St. Charles High School athletic director Bergeson dies at 91  Chicago Daily Herald

Paul Bergeson, a longtime St. Charles High School athletic director, coach and teacher, died Monday at age 91.

Batavias Bulldogs Unleashed Statues To Head To Auction  Batavia, IL Patch

Bulldogs Unleashed Statues Up For Auction Soon - Batavia, IL - The colorful bulldog statues will be on display until Labor Day and the auction is set for ...

Art and inspiration  Kane County Chronicle

As soon as she got her hands on clay as a teenager, Batavia High School art teacher Dawn Zalkus knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. There was ...

Taylor's return sparks Batavia in rout of Lake Park  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia's Art Taylor made up for some lost time Friday night. Sidelined by an injury (concussion) suffered in the season opener against Lemont, Taylor made his ...

Undefeated Batavia, Cary-Grove highlight Fox Valley playoff field  Chicago Daily Herald

The Illinois High School Association revealed pairings for 256 playoff football teams in eight classes on Saturday.Here's a look at the first-round matchups ...

Boys soccer: No. 1 Naperville North ousts Batavia  Chicago Daily Herald

Playing against the state's No. 1-ranked high school boys soccer team is a daunting task. Batavia coach Mark Gianfrancesco knows the drill all too well.

Boys soccer: Batavia, Geneva battle to scoreless draw  Chicago Daily Herald

The boys soccer teams from Batavia and Geneva headed into Thursday night's match hoping to gain some much-needed momentum following somewhat ...

Batavia chugs past Wheaton North  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia defeated Wheaton North in a DuKane Conference football game.

Batavia High fishing team to offer casting clinic Feb. 24  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia High School's fishing team will be hosting a casting clinic followed by a casting competition from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24, sponsored by Lew's ...

Fans welcome home Batavia High School state football champs  Chicago Tribune

Batavia Bulldogs fans welcomed home the Batavia High School football state champions Saturday night after their win at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Images: Batavia over Wheaton Warrenville South, 41-20 in Week 5 football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Batavia Bulldogs hosted and won 41-20 over the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers for football action on Friday, Sept. 21, in Batavia.

Batavia stuns St. Charles North in final seconds  Chicago Daily Herald

With his team trailing 24-21 with no timeouts remaining and 1 minute, 22 seconds left, Batavia quarterback Jack Meyers knew what lied ahead. "We just had to ...

Teens awarded scholarships from Holmstad residents  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Seven high school students are benefiting from the generosity of residents from The Holmstad retirement community in Batavia by receiving a total of ...

Batavia gets into groove against Glenbard North  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia defeated Glenbard North in a DuKane Conference football game.

Batavia holds off Lemont  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia held off Lemont 22-15 Friday night in Lemont.

Looking back on special rivalry as Batavia-Geneva hits 100  Chicago Daily Herald

The electric atmosphere inherent to Geneva-Batavia football games should crackle with more than the usual amperage when the rivals clash for the 100th time ...

Girls gymnastics: Batavia edges St. Charles in season opener  Chicago Daily Herald

Alissa Buono was recognized on Senior Night before ever competing in a high school meet. The St. Charles co-op senior was honored before her team took on ...

Batavia runs over Wheaton Warrenville South  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia banked on smashmouth football to pull away from visiting Wheaton Warrenville South in the second half of Friday's 41-20 DuKane Conference victory.

Girls volleyball: Batavia battles its way past Geneva  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia's girls volleyball team defeated Geneva for the first time since 2013 on Tuesday night.

Football: Jack Meyers ready to step in at quarterback for Batavia  Kane County Chronicle

Bulldogs' senior replacing record-setting Riley Cooper behind center for defending 7A champs.

Batavia's 'Shop Small' Saturday to feature raffle, toy drive, tote bags  Chicago Daily Herald

On Saturday, Nov. 24, join in the "Shop Small" campaign and get chance to enter raffle for gift certificates, donate to a toy drive, or get a promotional tote bag, ...

Images: Wheaton North vs. Batavia, Week 9 football  Chicago Daily Herald

The Wheaton North Falcons hosted the Batavia Bulldgos for football action on Friday, Oct. 19 in Wheaton.

Batavia issues traffic advisory for fireworks  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – As Batavia prepares for its 4th of July Sky Concert fireworks show and accompanying festivities, the city's police department has issued a traffic ...

Batavia native's debut novel addresses hate, Islamophobia  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia native Samira Ahmed set her debut young adult novel about a Muslim teenager facing hate and Islamophobia in Batavia, which to her represents the ...

Girl, 11, followed by teen boy in Batavia  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – An 11-year-old girl was approached by a high-school-aged boy who asked to touch her inappropriately, Batavia police reported in a news release.

Batavia eighth grader's award-winning dress on display at Batavia Public Library  Kane County Chronicle

A Batavia eighth grader has channeled her love of reading into an award-winning dress that is now on display at the Batavia Public Library through December.

Tickets still available for Batavia High's 'Letters to Sala'  Chicago Daily Herald

Due to an overwhelming response, an additional show date has been added for the Batavia High School production "Letters to Sala."

Batavia HS Booster Athletic Club Uses The Pump To Raise Funds  WBBM NewsRadio

If you happen by the BP gas station on Randall Road in Batavia, you'll notice one of the pumps that's not like the others. It's red and yellow and decorated to ...

Batavia police investigate juveniles' social media comments  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – The Batavia Police Department increased police presence in and around Batavia High School in response to social media posts that caused ...

Boys soccer: Underdog Batavia captures regional title  Chicago Daily Herald

How often has it been said that everyone is 0-0 for the postseason? Perhaps Batavia's .294 regular-season win percentage or going 2-2-2 in the inaugural year ...

Cross country: St. Charles East boys, Batavia girls take 2nd at DuKane meet  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia girls cross country coach Chad Hillman has seen this sort of thing before from freshman phenom Katrina Schlenker. "We've known her for a long time, ...

Maps point way to Bulldogs Unleashed  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – The visual treat of Bulldogs Unleashed sculptures has transformed Batavia into an art gallery. Maps including a mobile app make finding the ...

Girls cross country: Batavia frosh Schlenker wins sectional crown  Chicago Daily Herald

Katrina Schlenker is the latest freshman sensation. Schlenker outdueled returning all-state Naperville North senior Alex Morris, 16:47.5-16:58.2, to become the ...

Scouting the defending Class 7A champion Batavia Bulldogs  Chicago Daily Herald

Defending Class 7A state champion Batavia is poised to pick up where it left off. Armed with a defense that compares to the unit that excelled in last year's ...

Boys golf: Lafferty defeats Marshall on scorecard playoff at Batavia  Chicago Daily Herald

Will Marshall hoped to settle the matter on the golf course at Pheasant Run on Saturday afternoon. But it was not to be for the Kaneland senior.

Cross country: Batavia girls, St. Charles East boys win at Hampshire  Chicago Daily Herald

The Batavia girls and St. Charles East boys won championships Saturday at the Class 3A Hampshire regional.

Scouting Fox Valley semifinals  Chicago Daily Herald

Class 7A. No. 4 Batavia (12-0) at No. 8 Nazareth Academy (11-1). Game time: 1 p.m. Saturday. Road to semifinal: Batavia defeated No. 29 Granite City 49-0, No.

Park District Dish: Bulldog statues to be let loose in Batavia  Kane County Chronicle

One of the best aspects of working at the Park District is that I get to live out my passions daily. Whether it's giving back to the community, helping preserve green ...

Plenty of talent, changes in Fox Valley area  Chicago Daily Herald

Here's a look a five things for Fox Valley area high school football fans to keep an eye on this season.

The Modern Domestic Woman in Batavia: Lizzy Evensen embodies creative force  Kane County Chronicle

The recent rise of female empowerment in the United States compelled me to really pay attention and listen to the women in my community. Months ago, I ...

Senior duo providing leadership for Batavia's talented newcomers  Chicago Daily Herald

As seniors, Lillian Baty-Barr and Jessica Nena have already made immense contributions to the Batavia girls gymnastics program.

Kane County students stage unison walkout week after Florida shooting  Kane County Chronicle

Chants of "stop the violence" and "enough is enough" by hundreds of Batavia High School students rang through Engstrom Family Park across the street from ...

Batavia High students take on fashion design challenge  Chicago Daily Herald

For the past seven years, art students at Batavia High School have taken on a design challenge, creating wearable art from any non-fabric material, for the BHS ...

Batavia fundraiser to help cover medical bills  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Friends and family of Jeff Nelson invite the community to support a March 30 fundraiser to help with medical expenses for the Batavian who has been ...

Batavia Bulldogs Win IHSA Class 7A Football Championship

Bulldogs Win State Football Title - Batavia, IL - The Batavia High School football team won its second state title in school history with an overtime win over Lake ...

Girls volleyball: Geneva, St. Charles North win with ease  Chicago Daily Herald

Geneva and St. Charles North won their matches Tuesday night to advance to the Class 4A St. Charles North regional championship.

Batavia High School Key Club wins awards at annual district convention  Chicago Daily Herald

At the 67th annual Key Club District Convention and Leadership Conference March 10-12 in Oak Brook, Key Clubs from the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District met for ...

Traffic Delays Expected During Batavia Homecoming Parade

Traffic Delays Expected During Parade - Batavia, IL - The parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Lake Park tips Batavia Updated Nov 29, 2018 10:30 PM Opening night in  Chicago Daily Herald

Opening night in the inaugural season of the DuKane Conference turned into a nail-biter between the girls basketball teams from Lake Park and Batavia.

Geneva, Elgin among crowded Kane County school board races  Chicago Daily Herald

Seventeen contenders are running for school board next spring in Geneva and Elgin -- among the most contentious races in Kane County where candidate filing ...

Entertainment options abound in Kane County  Kane County Chronicle

Readers can post events to the Kane County Chronicle's online calendar. Visit, click “+Add Event” and follow the prompts. Select items also will ...

Batavia Key Club's Mr. BHS pageant beats fundraising goal  Kane County Chronicle

[The Mr. BHS benefit involved 12 male contestants and their Key Club escorts including Shelby Woods and Xander Montiel.] BATAVIA – The Key Club's Mr. BHS ...

Girls cross country: Batavia's Schlenker, Rosary's Surtz take 2nd in state  Chicago Daily Herald

PEORIA — Katrina Schlenker and Lianna Surtz share something more in common than having the same hometown.

Scouting second round Fox Valley football playoff games  Chicago Daily Herald

Class 8A. No. 7 West Aurora (9-1) at No. 23 Edwardsville (7-3)Game time: 5 p.m. Saturday. Last week: West Aurora 28, South Elgin 20; Edwardsville 44, ...

Olvera takes reins at Batavia restaurant  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Jose Olvera started working at El Taco Grande restaurant as a busboy 17 years ago. Fast forward to now and Olvera is set to take control of the ...

Cross country: Batavia girls, boys shine at Bartlett  Chicago Daily Herald

The Batavia girls cross country team ran away with the championship Saturday at Bartlett's Flyin' Hawk Invitational.

Girls track and field: Batavia claims its own invite title  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia's girls track team won its own invite Thursday. Glenbard North was second.

Fox Valley Academic Team, 2017-2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Students from Batavia, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Huntley and St. Charles North high schools and Elgin, Marmion and Illinois Math and Science ...

Brown, DeMarco filling in for injured brothers at St. Charles North  Chicago Daily Herald

It has been a trying season at times for St. Charles North's football team. At first glance, you wouldn't think that to be the case considering the North Stars ...

John Starks | Staff Disciplined Wheaton Warrenville South holds off Batavia Updated Dec 14, 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

Jeff Katz popped off those screens all night long and poured in a game-high 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting to lead Wheaton Warrenville South to a 45-36 victory ...

Batavia Mothers' Club to host open house  Kane County Chronicle

BATAVIA – Moms in Batavia and surrounding towns who belong to the Batavia Mothers' Club are gearing up for another year of family fun and *service* to the ...

Glenbard North can't hang with Batavia Updated Dec 7, 2018 10:55 PM  Chicago Daily Herald

Batavia defeated Glenbard North in a DuKane Conference boys basketball game.

Illinois parent accused of wearing referee uniform to son's playoff game to influence outcome, suit says  Fox News

An Illinois father was accused in a lawsuit of dressing up in his referee uniform to influence calls during his son's high school football playoff game and possibly ...

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