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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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"Show us how you get down" - Keith Whipple, educational outreach director for CSz Theatre and ComedySportz Chicago, leads the cast of Hinsdale Central's upcoming improv show in exercises to promote...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    August 22, 2019

Hinsdalean launches new website this week

Visitors to the newspaper's website at thehinsdalean.com will see it has undergone quite a makeover. Unlike the previous site, which linked only to a single story, the cover photo and obituaries, this...

 

They've got the whole recipe on their hands

While the cupcake batter seems to be everywhere, the children enrolled in the Whole Child Learning culinary science camp at The Community House managed to assemble several dozen without a hitch. Ahna...

 

Once upon a time

The fabulous '50s - A shot from the 1950s shows the Memorial Building looking much different than it does today. With the village offices now on the east side and the Hinsdale Public Library on the...

 

Adventure of travel hasn't lost its allure

The Klinger family's annual excursions to destinations far and wide began when Sylvia and Bob's children, David and Katharine, were very young. "We started in the late '90s and we just kept going,"...

 

Weekly agenda

Community Consolidated Elementary Dist. 181 Board 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 District office 115 W. 55th St., Clarendon Hills On the draft agenda: staffing and enrollment update, assessment update, food allergy management plan update, safety and crisis...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    August 22, 2019

Veterans have loyal friend in Auxiliary

When the American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 to support those returning from the World War I battlefields, many felt "the Great War" veterans organization needed an equally great mate....

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Aug. 20. Minor arrested for alcohol Matthew L. Guglielmo, 19, 425 S. Bodin St., Hinsdale, was arrested for possession and consumption of alcohol by person under 21 at 1:19 a.m. Aug. 14 at Seventh Stre...

 

Huth enters final season as football mom

Football has never been just a game for Corey Huth. It's an experience that brings a whole community together. All three of Huth's children have been involved in the Hinsdale Central High School...

 

Back-to-school signals refresher course for drivers

Before long, everyone will be completely acclimated to the back-to-school routine. Students at Hinsdale Central High School, who began classes eight days ago, already may be settling in to the new schedule. Kids in Community Consolidated Elementary D...

 

Summer - and childhood - over all too quickly

And in the blink of an eye, it’s over. Summer 2019 is in the books. I know, I know. Summer will continue until the autumnal equinox marks its official end Sept. 23. But summer — for the purposes...

 

Random acts of chit chat

I recently read about a study that investigated the relationship of human happiness to random social contact. Scientists found that even momentary social interaction with a stranger increases our...

 

Louis P. Buffardi

Louis P. Buffardi, 76, of Oak Brook passed away Aug. 13, 2019. Lou is survived by his wife of 51 years, Claire L. Buffardi, nee Sasgen; his children, Elizabeth (Kevin Smith) Buffardi, Ali (Dave) Zimmermann and Christopher (Amy) Buffardi; his four...

 

George Ross Forbes

George Ross Forbes, 93, a 53-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away Aug. 10, 2019. George grew up in Rockford and attended boarding school at The Hill School. Upon graduating, he attended Wesleyan...

 

Pauline G. Kluge

Pauline G. Kluge, 93, passed away Aug. 17, 2019. She was born 1926 in Chicago and was a founding board member of the Lyons Public Library. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, William F. Kluge; and her brother, Ramon Green. She is...

 

Alma "Jean" LaPlaca

Alma "Jean" LaPlaca, nee Sapper, 92, of Willowbrook passed away Aug. 18, 2019. She was born in 1927 in Chicago to Fannie (Post) and Gustave Sapper and was a former resident of River Forest and Oak...

 

Ask an expert - John Deppe, Financial planner

What Social Security considerations should people keep in mind? With about 70 percent of Americans opting to collect their Social Security benefits early, many likely are not making the most of that...

 

The science of baking

Children attending the Whole Child Learning culinary science camp at The Community House had a hands-on experience that was finger-licking good. Wendy Zhu fills some cupcake liners with chocolate...

 

Central actors ready to tackle unknown

Hinsdale Central senior Tess Klygis isn't one to "just wing it." Whether it's a test, an audition or a performance, she likes to be prepared. And that's exactly why she decided to be part of the...

 

Pet pic of the week

Tandy is an adorable cattle dog mix puppy who is in need of a home. She is a very sweet girl who is excelling in our puppy training class. With a bit more training, she will make someone a wonderful...

 

Sport shorts

Gutman joins FC Cincinnati team Andrew Gutman has joined Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati on loan from Scottish Premiership side Celtic FC through the end of the 2020 MLS season. “We are excited to add Andrew to our roster,” FC Cincinnati...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports    August 22, 2019

Fall heats up with Devil-ish play

No Illinois high school golf program has won eight straight state titles. Now the Hinsdale Central boys team has its sights set on making history after capturing its seventh last fall. Meanwhile, the...

 

David Charles Lifka

David Charles Lifka, 78, of Clarendon Hills passed away Aug. 21, 2019. He was a graduate of Morton High School in Cicero and received his pharmacy degree from Drake University. He became a permanent deacon in the Catholic church after his religious...

 

John Cielenski Jr.

John Anthony Cielenski Jr., 56, of Lockport, passed away Aug. 22, 2019. John was born in Chicago and raised in Hinsdale, graduating from Hinsdale Central High School in 1981. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of West...

 

Lucia Langthorn Sutton

Lucia Langthorn Sutton, 89, of Burr Ridge died Aug. 26, 2019. She was born in 1930 to Jacob and Katherine Langthorn. Lucia was an English professor at the College of DuPage and retired after 20 years of dedication to her profession. She also devoted...

 

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