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Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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Things that go bump in the night - Creepy and spooky are the themes across the village this year as Hinsdaleans celebrate Halloween. It seems like more decorations than ever are setting the stage for...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 31, 2019

Central to follow physics first sequence

By the 2021-22 school year, all Hinsdale Central freshman will begin their science sequence by enrolling in physics or physics honors. Hinsdale High School District 86 board members signaled their support Oct. 23 for a new district science...

 

Holy Batmobile, Batman!

Marv Tazelaar brought his replica Batmobile to Page's Restaurant Oct. 20. It stopped a lot of traffic on Hinsdale Avenue and quite a few people stopped to take pictures. Tazelaar even let folks get...

 

Once upon a time

Early Hinsdale - Bill Lehman is standing on the spot where the current Hinsdale Historical Society is located on North Clay Street. The area from Chicago Avenue to Chestnut Street and Vine to Madison...

 

Weekly agenda

Hinsdale Firefighters Pension Board 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. Hinsdale Village Board 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave. On the draft agenda: amend liquor serving hours on Nov. 27,...

 

Meeting roundup

Hinsdale High School District 86 Board Among other business at their Oct. 23 meeting, school board members • agreed to retain Amsco Engineering as a commissioning authority in connection with the referendum projects at a cost of $129,500. ...

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News    October 31, 2019

More control equals less stress for kids

If parents want kids to be healthier, live longer and experience more success, they need to lower their stress levels by giving them more control of their lives. That's the opinion of Bill Stixrud...

 

Police beat

Hinsdale police distributed the following reports Oct. 30. Arrests for suspended licenses • Michael E. Nielsen, 35, 10S515 Ivy Lane, Willowbrook, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving with one headlight at 10:55 p.m. Oct....

 

Sunday funday to benefit local families in need

Nancy Nyheim thought she knew her community pretty well when she was introduced to HCS Family Services as a volunteer four years ago. Like many Hinsdaleans, she was surprised to learn that DuPage...

 

The land of Red Devils easy prey for dark side

It’s Halloween in Hinsdale. A time of revelry for both young and old as children finally get to don those carefully chosen costumes, while parents make them put a jacket over because it’s 37 degrees. But lurking in the shadows, just beyond the...

 

Snowy Halloween certainly presents challenges

When Ralphie wakes up to see the snow glistening on the ground, the ice-covered trees sparkling in the sunlight, he’s filled with wonder. Of course, in “A Christmas Story,” this scene happens...

 

When love writes the story

No matter how much you prepare or plan for it, parenthood has a way of writing its own story. Its love has a strength that is greater than I could have ever known. My own journey to become a mother...

 

Tell legislators, Verizon that 5G isn't wanted here

My first glimpse of Hinsdale was of kids skating in Burns Field. It was an idyllic picture straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. It was this serenity that made us move to Hinsdale. Now I feel this serenity is being threatened by the influx of...

 

Demand answers, new laws regarding 5G rollout

What’s your image of Hinsdale? I see a special place of tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, neighbors talking and children playing in the park. Unfortunately, we’ll soon need to add a 5G small cell tower to the background of these images. Drive...

 

Robert Morland Dolan

Robert Morland Dolan, 79, of Clarendon Hills passed away on Oct. 28 at Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He was born in 1940 in Worthington, Minn. Bob relished his time as a radio/television br...

 

Earl R. Larson

Earl R. Larson, 91, noted Hinsdale architect and businessman, passed away Oct. 24, 2019, at his home in Hinsdale. Earl was born in 1928 in Chicago to Lawrence and Irma (Mauer). On Dec. 23, 1950, he...

 

Thomas Londos

Thomas Londos, 97, of Hinsdale, died Oct. 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia M. Londos, nee Barsotti; and his sister, Betty (the late Jack) Ryan. He is survived by his son,...

 

Ask an expert - Bromleigh McCleneghan, pastor

Should parents address tough topics with kids? Kids can be more astute at sussing out truth than adults give them credit for. But when discussing sensitive matters like gender identity, divorce or dea...

 

Good news

HINSDALEAN TO BE HONORED AT GALA Molly Lindberg of Hinsdale, founder and artistic director of Spirito! Singers, will be honored at the Elmhurst Centre for the Performing Arts’ fourth annual Spotlight Gala Nov. 9. Lindberg founded Spirito! in...

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports    October 31, 2019

State newbies play like veterans

Last year, the Hinsdale Central girls tennis team brought home the IHSA state championship - the program's 18th overall - with 23 points earned. At this weekend's state tournament in Buffalo Grove,...

 

Results

Cross country, boys Oct. 26 @ IHSA regional V places 2nd with 45 points Mekla, 3rd, 15:38 Watcke, 4th, 15:40 McCarroll, 8th, 15:49 Ley, 9th, 15:55 Hill, 21st, 16:16 Cross country, girls Oct. 26 @ IHSA regional V places 2nd with 40 points Watcke, 2nd,...

 

Sports shorts

10U GOLD HEADED TO SUPER BOWL The Hinsdale Falcons 10U Gold Team completed its season-long quest of securing a Super Bowl berth by beating a determined and gritty Downers Grove Panthers team 20-12 at Dickinson Field. A pair of Charles Calhoun explosi...

 

Pet pic of the week

Bingo is a handsome Swiss mountain dog mix with personality plus! He is 2 years old, weighs 57 pounds and is best suited to families with children at least 10 or older. Bingo has been neutered, is up...

 

Marching to the beat of their own drums

The air is crisp and the generators are loud at Hinsdale Central Marching Band practice the evening of Oct. 21. The band is getting ready for Friday night's last regular home game of the season...

 

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