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Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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It was a great night for this Red Devil little sister - Grayson Contreras was decked out in her finest Red Devil gear and brought her own sign to help cheer on her big brother, Braden, who is a wide...

 

Trustees mull disbanding village's EDC

With only two members currently serving on the village’s economic development commission, Hinsdale trustees wonder whether the group has outlived its purpose. “There have been challenges with...

 

Utility pole fire knocks out power to businesses, homes

Hinsdale firefighters responded to a utility pole fire Friday afternoon on Third Street between Washington and Lincoln streets. Firefighters had to wait about an hour for ComEd to arrive to shut the...

 

Once upon a time

Top of their class - In 1911 the Hinsdale Township High School members of Mu Delta Sigma gathered for a photograph. They are (top row) Walter Schmidt, Asa Phelps, Ed Hildebrand, Dana Blayney, Bob...

 

Mother knows best when it comes to design

Modern. Inviting. Bright. Fresh. None of those adjectives would have been used to describe the old Hinsdale Middle School. But they are quite fitting for its successor, thanks in part to a three moms...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 Hinsdale Central High School 55th and Grant streets Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Commission 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 Memorial Building 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: pool...

 

Three-car collision

A Hinsdale squad car was involved in a three-car collision shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chicago Avenue and Lincoln Street. The officer was responding to a report of a domestic incident in a...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 5, 2019

KLM, Brooks Park welcome new amusements

Hinsdale's Katherine Legge Memorial Park is serene on a midweek afternoon. Falling chestnuts can be heard periodically thudding onto the damp ground, wet from morning rains. Overhead a large hawk...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 3. DUI arrest • Pablo Flores, 36, 1551 Evers Ave., Westchester, was arrested for driving under the influence alcohol, driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle...

 

New theater group happy result of referendum's success

Kari Galassi has spent far more time on a soccer field than a stage. Yet somehow she has found herself at the helm of YES! Productions, a new theater program for young people in and around Hinsdale...

 

Honor victims, support survivors to mark Sept. 11

Eighteen typically isn’t a big anniversary. But for family and friends of the 2,977 men, women and children who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 — including some fellow Hinsdaleans — next Wednesday will not pass...

 

Now up: Contributing columnists for 2019-20

Every September I have the bittersweet task of bidding a group of contributing columnists farewell and welcoming a new group of writers to our paper. This year three writers have finished their terms...

 

Appreciating life's silver linings

The classic film "Gaslight" (1944), starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, has been a favorite of mine for years. (Spoiler alert: Set in Victorian London, the dashing, dastardly Boyer manipulates...

 

Letter - D86 board should be flexible spending referendum funds

Two important concepts should determine how to get the most benefit from the proceeds of the April referendum for our two high schools. First, I imagine very few people could enumerate the dollar amount originally designated for each area of...

 

Letter - Eight-lane pool a better choice to meet Central's needs

After reading in last week’s Hinsdalean the D86 BOE decided to lengthen Hinsdale South and Central’s new pools to 40 yards, I was very pleased. After reviewing new information that six-lane by 25 yard pools were going to require cost-prohibitive...

 

Letter - Board should rise above politics and build larger pool

I would like to encourage the D86 Board to continue to do the right thing for the student body and not succumb to political theatrics. The school referendum did not solely pass because the originally proposed 10-lane pool for Hinsdale Central was sca...

 

James Philip Beaumont

James Philip Beaumont of Lisle, a former longtime resident of Hinsdale, passed away Sept. 1, 2019. Jim was born in 1920 in St. Paul, Minn., the youngest of eight children of Edgar and Mary Beaumont....

 

Dorothy Briscoe

Dorothy “Dottie” Briscoe, nee Pirc, 88, a former Hinsdale resident, died Aug. 30. 2019. She was born in 1930 to Frank and Helen Pirc and was a graduate of Providence Catholic High School and Joliet Junior College. Dottie worked as a medical techn...

 

Dennis W. Harast

Dennis W. Harast, 81, of Willowbrook passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2019, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Dennis enjoyed life to the fullest with his family and his favorite hobbies, which included street rods,...

 

Harry Parker

Harry "Hody" "Little Honey" William Parker, 58, passed away Aug. 28, 2019, at his home in Santa Rosa, California. He was born in 1960 and grew up in Hinsdale. He was a graduate of Hinsdale Central...

 

Theresa Wilkie

Theresa Lynn Wilkie, 70, of Western Springs, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, following a birthday week and family visit in Dallas, Texas. She passed away from natural causes stemming from heart disease complications. A longtime resident of the Chicago are...

 

Business profile - The French Seam

Jeanne Walsh said unveiling her own alterations shop in 1987 as a 24-year-old woman was quite avante-garde for the time. "There was a lot of talk of how young I was," Walsh recalled of the decision to...

 

Good news

D181 EARNS FINANCE REPORTING AWARD Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the International Association of School Business Officials. For 16 years the district has...

 

Patron Party celebrates Community Revue

The Community Revue is the kind of benefit performance that could make the executive director of any nonprofit nervous. It's edgy, irreverent and sure to raise an eyebrow or two. But the last revue...

 

Pet pic of the week

Sneezy is a gorgeous 10-week-old Collie mix puppy who is ready to find a forever family to love her as she grows up. She is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, approved for adoption to families...

 

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