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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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A time for toddlers — Marty Quirk gets a quick snuggle from a playful puppet puppy dog during Toddler Time at the Hinsdale Public Library. About a dozen toddlers enjoyed the books, along with the...

 

Once upon a time

You’ve come a long way — The Hinsdale Humane Society has roots back to 1953 when six Hinsdale women were not happy with the condition of the local dog pound. The “shack” had no hot water, a...

 

Post 250 helps keeps vets visible in community

Jack Orbell's service with Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 began six years ago when he said yes - grudgingly - to one simple request. "They needed some walkers for a Memorial Day parade one year...

 

Moving on can be scary, until it's not

Sometimes in life you just have to move on. For me, this time, it happened suddenly. In fact, if you had asked me just a month ago if I was excited to go to college, I'd have said something like,...

 

Ask an expert - Kimberly Paul, end of life planning advocate

How do we live like we're dying? "There's a lot more things scarier than death," remarked author, speaker and podcaster Kimberly Paul. Like suffering, for instance. Paul thinks people often conflate...

 

End zone

Hinsdale Central 27 - Hinsdale South 7...

 
 By Annie Krug    Pulse    September 19, 2019

Being of a 'certain age' has its perks, too

Bette Davis had it wrong. Remember her famous line? "Old age ain't any place for sissies." Seriously? What part of life is for sissies? Toddlers are on a straight uphill battle learning how to walk,...

 

Pet pick of the week

Hans is a handsome, 3 1/2-year-old Shepherd mix pup who has found himself in need of a new home. He is best suited to an individual or family with children 10 or older. Come meet Hans and all of the...

 

Hinsdale Falcons

PANTHERS THWART 11u GOLD falcons The inaugural match-up between the Hinsdale Falcons 11U Gold and new league participant the Oswego Panthers did not go as planned for the Falcons, who suffered a narrow 14-7 loss. Still, the Falcons played extremely...

 

Summer was sweet for Caroline

What constitutes an memorable summer? If you're a professional tennis player like Hinsdale's Caroline Dolehide, the season couldn't have served up a much better sequence of thrills and delights than...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 19, 2019

Dist. 86 favors 10-lane pool at Central

The Hinsdale High School District 86 Board has given the green light for a 10-lane pool at Hinsdale Central, following administrators’ recommendation but departing from a pre-referendum pledge to build a six-lane swimming facility to match the one...

 

Student athlete profile - Nick Franko

Name: Nick Franko Year: senior Hometown: Clarendon Hills Why do you prefer football to individual sports? I think it's the camaraderie on the team. With football, you can't win a game without...

 

Results

Cross country, boys Sept. 14 @ First to the Finish Invite V places 6th with 226 points Mekla, 18th, 15:17.6 McCarroll, 21st, 15:18.5 Ley, 33rd, 15:26.9 Watcke, 54th, 15:40.8 Hill, 100th, 16:09.8 Golf, boys Sept. 17 vs. LT V wins 148-149 Inabnit, 36...

 

Instant replay

Hinsdale Central golfer Jack Kaczynski escapes from a greenside bunker on the third hole at Hinsdale Golf Club Tuesday during a match against conference rival LT. Kaczynski and the Red Devils edged...

 

Good news

STUDENTS NAMED SEMIFINALISTS Fifteen Hinsdale Central High School students have been named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Chelsea Biala, Thomas Clark, Catherine Collins, Lucy Fischer, Jessy Huang, Kevin...

 

Toddlers enjoy their time at library

About a dozen toddlers attended Toddler Time last week at the Hinsdale Public Library. Patty Lawley a youth services librarian, reads the book "Bark, George" by Jules Feiffer to the group. Blake...

 

Fair winds and following seas, Mr. George

Friends and family gathered at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood Friday for a final salute to one of Hinsdale’s most beloved World War II veterans. George Hogrewe was born and raised in...

 
 By Ken Knutson    News    September 19, 2019

Cannabis shops not welcome in town

Hinsdale trustees Tuesday signaled unified support for prohibiting recreational cannabis-related businesses within the village. During a first read discussion of an ordinance to ban such establishments, trustees said the village should opt out of...

 

D181 budget shows slight increase in spending

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 plans to spend just a little more than $1 million more on operating expenses in fiscal year 2019-20 than it did last year. The school board voted 6-0...

 

'There is hope. There is help.'

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is asking people to do one thing in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month in September - #BeThe1To. Be the one to ... ask. Keep them safe. Be there. Help...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Sept. 17. DUI, heroin possession suspected Following a single car vehicle crash with injuries at 7:49 p.m. Sept. 15 at Route 83 and Hinsdale Avenue, a suspect was observed to be under the influence...

 

Rosemary Buktenica

Rosemary Buktenica, nee Dax, 91, of Willowbrook died Sept. 6, 2019. She worked for many years as an assistant to the Honorable Daniel McNamara of the Illinois Appellate Court. Rosemary was an avid reader, writer and painter. Throughout her lifetime...

 

Patrick Joseph Moran

Patrick Joseph Moran, 81, a former Hinsdale resident, died Sept. 15, 2019, in Oakbrook Terrace. He was born in Chicago in 1938. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Moran, nee Thomas; his children,...

 

Donna Marie Nowicki

Donna Marie Nowicki, 69, passed away Sept. 14, 2019, at her Oak Brook home. She was born in 1949 in Chicago and was a retired paralegal. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel (Anthony) Ricci; her...

 

Railroad safety work is impressive, unfinished

When we see tragedies taking place in other communities or other parts of the country, it’s not unusual to think “That wouldn’t happen here.” Of course as wonderful a community as Hinsdale is, it offers no real protection from loss. No one...

 

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