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Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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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... — Updated 11/1/2019

 

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... — Updated 11/1/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Pulse

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... — Updated 10/31/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    Opinion

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,... — Updated 10/31/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/31/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

This week's cover

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

End zone

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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 Char... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Ken Knutson    Sports

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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 ident... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Pamela Lannom    News

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... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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