Weather service: Tornado spotted near Somonauk
OTTAWA — With friends and family gathered to show their support, Serena High School graduate Mallory Wilson debuted her new CD, “Dreams,” on Saturday, June 8, at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in downtown Ottawa.
SANDWICH — The term apnea literally means the absence of breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is 100 percent blockage of the airway for 10 seconds or more at least five times per hour.
SANDWICH — On May 28, the Sandwich Board of Education honored faculty and staff members throughout the district who have served the students, parents and community of Sandwich for at least 10 years.
PLANO — Leon Burson American Legion Post 395 awarded three scholarships to Plano High School graduates at awards night on May 22.
The Somonauk Education Foundation awarded five $1,000 scholarships at the Somonauk High School awards night on May 15. The SEF scholarship recipients are Danielle Buttrum, Stephen Kossak, Victoria Huber, Jacob Alstadt and Taylor Morphey.
SOMONAUK — The Somonauk Middle School Track team had 16 participants in 12 events at the IESA state track meet in East Peoria.
Paige Carlson was awarded a certificate of appreciating at her Brownie Troop meeting on June 1 by Ralph Torres, junior vice commander of the Leon Burson Post 395 American Legion for her patriotic spirit. Paige was recongized because she found a large American flag on the side of the road and took it upon herself to rescue it and turn it in to the Legion for proper disposal. "This act could not go unrecognized. We had to show this young lady what a special thing she did," Torres said.
SYCAMORE – Shu Ueyama couldn't find Sandwich on his map in 1962 when the 17-year-old learned he would be placed there as a foreign exchange student.
Editor’s note: Information in Police Blotter is obtained from area city police and county sheriff’s departments. Individuals listed in Police Blotter who have been charged with a crime have not been proven guilty in court.
In the heart of the winter, when the icy cold blows down from the north, our minds and bodies are looking for foods that will warm the soul. But right now, as we move toward the warmth of summer, we are looking for foods nourishing to our minds and cool to our bodies.
Robb Estand, left, of Orland Park, and Erin Murphy, right, of Frankfort, show their zombie faces to makeup artist Erin Bailey of Palatine at the first-ever Zombie Run Chicago on Saturday, June 1 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Zombie Run is a zombie-infested 5k fun run where anyone can be a zombie, a runner or an observer. Zombie Run's charity partner is Smile Train, and the goal for Zombie Run Chicagoland 2013 was to raise enough money to pay for 15 cleft lip and palate repairs for children. Organizer Richard Vaughn said about 1,000 people participated in one way or another. "Of course, we would have liked to have more, but it was our first time there. It's a great venue and we look forward to next year," Vaughn said. For more information on
SANDWICH — Melissa Tassone, Indian Valley Vocational Center Graphics II student from Sandwich, received the VALEES Graphics Student of the Year (SOTY) award at the annual SOTY competition held at Waubonsee Community College on April 16.
AURORA — Join friends and family at noon on Wednesday, June 19 at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Aurora for golf and a steak dinner to support operation of the Kendall County Fair Open and 4-H Shows. Last year’s golf outing raised more than $4,500.
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