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Middle school musical chairs — The teachers got into the halftime game at the Hinsdale Middle School faculty-student basketball game Friday. Lauren Miller was the unlucky player in this round,...

 

Once upon a time

This old home - The house located at 306 S. Garfield Ave. was built for William Coffeen in 1899. According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Coffeen was a director of a baking...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    February 6, 2020

First look at proposed parking plan

Trustees took a test drive Tuesday on a new parking plan for downtown Hinsdale that would go into effect after the parking deck opens in August. The deck at First Street and Garfield Avenue will add...

 

Life will go on after loss of a loved one

Pets bring comfort on journey as daugther copes with loss of dad Kathy Burns started grieving long before she lost her dad last year. The process began about five years earlier, when her father was...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    February 6, 2020

Janowick takes helm of Community House

Longtime Community House staffer Dan Janowick has been named executive director of the organization. Mary Blue Henneman, chair of The Community House’s board of trustees, announced last week in an email that the board’s executive committee had un...

 

Police advise resident to lock cars, deter thieves

Hinsdale police are asking residents to help combat auto thefts in the village after an uptick in overnight auto thefts and auto burglaries since the beginning of December involving unlocked cars with key fobs left inside. In the latest incident,...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: special education mid-year report, CPI report, FY19 year-end revenue and expense analysis, CSCI survey...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale Village Board Among other business Tuesday, trustees • agreed to spend $429,000 to Linblad Construction to pave the lower level of the new parking deck. Trustees initially planned to spend about $263,000 for asphalt in order to lower the...

 

Teen's lifelong curiosity leads to earth-friendly discovery

Herbert Wang said his love of science is something his father began fostering when he was just a child. Rather than quiz his son on the periodic table or test his knowledge of mathematical theories, J...

 

Life with a healthy heart is so much sweeter

Hearts are everywhere this month — but not all of them are for Valentine’s Day. For the past 56 years, February has been American Heart Month. President Lydon B. Johnson issued the first proclamation in February 1964, nine years after he...

 

Hard for me to see halftime show as empowering

Everyone seems to be able to agree on one thing about Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. It was sexy. So sexy, in fact, that my 11-year-old covered her head at one point with a blanket and remained...

 

Chet and Ron and the quality of regret

The small stack of elderly firewood beside my garage occasionally reminds me of Chet and Ron. They were my first two project bosses after I was hired by a management consulting firm, soon after grad...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Feb. 4. DUI arrests • William C. Koziel, 26, 6707 Lake Shore Drive, No. 3, Westmont, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of open alcohol, speeding and dri...

 

Dorothy Witmer Johnson

Dorothy Witmer Johnson, 93, of Minot, N.D., passed away Jan. 29, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, N.D., surrounded by her husband, Weyburn and son, Wayne, as the BLC’s nurse and spiritual director provided compassionate guidance...

 

Corey Nelson

Corey Nelson, 50, of Western Springs passed away peacefully Dec. 20, surrounded by his family and friends. Corey will always be remembered for his kind heart, sense of goodness, love for family and friends and the ever-present twinkle in his eye....

 

Ask an expert - Lisa Hikes, guidance counselor

What's it like being a school counselor? Lisa Hikes works in the "heart" of Hinsdale Central High School. That's how her former boss described the counseling department, anyway, where Hikes and her...

 

Good news

COLLEGE STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S LIST Several Hinsdale residents have earned a place on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the fall 2019 semester. Nicholas Alfano, University of Iowa Molly Allen,...

 

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to sex education

For parents, it can be a nerve-racking time as children start to reach the age where they are old enough to learn about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The child needs not only to...

 

Pet pic of the week

Andi is a beautiful buff and white domestic short-haired cat. She is playful and outgoing and would prefer to be your one and only Valentine. She loves to cuddle and snuggle. She is 3 years old,...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports    February 6, 2020

Seeking Central sports? Think rink

The action was heating up at the Willowbrook Ice Arena Tuesday night, boards rattled by the slam of the puck, followed by the much larger crash with the impacts of players furiously chasing it. The...

 

Student athlete profile

Name: Lucas Schiavitti Year: senior Hometown: Hinsdale When did you start playing basketball? Probably preschool or kindergarten. My dad played in high school and I have two older brothers and he...

 

Results

Basketball, boys Feb. 4 @ St. Viator V loses 51-55 Jan. 31 @ OP-RF V wins 59-57 Isaacson, 31 points Basketball, girls Feb. 4 vs. LT V loses 51-67 Cernugel, 12 points Monyek, 9 points Butler, 8 points Sarros, 7 points Randle, 6 points Conley, 5...

 

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central's Ron Kruse gets the upper hand on his Hinsdale South opponent in their 170-pound match, while teammate J. T. Pyle squares off in the 182-pound bout. The Red Devils defeated the...

 

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