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Livening up

New Lenox Village

approves new arcade

development, discusses

new grocery store and

restaurant, Page 3



Community members

reflect on 9/11 at memorial

services, Pages 8-9

New Lenox

native waits

out Hurricane

Irma with his

family, Page 5

Getting a leg

up Home Buyers 2017

Guide provides 22nd

Century Media’s readers

plenty of resources, Inside

Hurricane Irma, a

powerful Cape Verdetype

hurricane, struck

Florida Sept. 10 during

its journey across the

Atlantic Ocean. Photo






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Senior Breakfast & Health Fair

8-10:30 a.m. Sept. 21,

VFW Post 9545, 323 Old

Hickory Road, New Lenox.

Celebrate National Falls

Prevention Awareness Day

with a senior health fair and

continental breakfast. The

first 100 seniors will receive

a free breakfast, and there

will be door prizes every

half hour. The Lions Club

will be conducting hearing

screenings, and there will

be balance screenings, blood

pressure checks, medication

review, flu shots, and exercise

demos. For more information,

call (815) 462-6493.

Job Fair

9-11 a.m. Sept. 21, Workforce

Center of Will County,

2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet.

Job seekers are invited to attend

a weekly job fair at the

Workforce Center of Will

County. For a list of positions

employers will be hiring for,


dar-of-events and select the

weekly job fair link.


5th Quarter

Sept. 22 and 29; and Oct. 13

and 20, Cornerstone Church,

1501 S. Gougar Road, New

Lenox. The church will host a

5th Quarter event after every

Lincoln-Way West regular

season home football game.

There will be free pizza, a

bonfire, games and professional

athlete speakers. Henry

Domercant, who played

in the European league for

9 years and now plays for

the Salt Lake City Stars will

be speaking at the Sept. 22

event. There will also be a

free raffle for an autographed

ball each event. All students

and parents are invited.


Pete the Cat Palooza

10:20-11:30 a.m. Sept. 23,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. The library will be

throwing a party celebrating

this groovy cat. Enjoy stories,

crafts, activities, and games.

This program is for children

ages 2-12. For more information

and registration, visit


Village Board Meeting

7 p.m. Sept. 25, Village

Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. For more information

and meeting agendas,



The LEGO Club

4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 26,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Build-your-own creation

with friends, or make a

vehicle to race down a track.

The library display the creations

for everyone to see.

This program is for children

in kindergarten through

fourth grade. For more information

and registration, visit


Vision Screening

10 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept.

29, New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. The New Lenox

Lions Club will be conducting

free vision screening for

children ages 6 months to 6

years old. Lions Club conducts

the screening with a

mobile vision screener that

provides immediate results.

A parent permission form is

required and can be picked

up at the children’s reference

desk and must be brought

with on the day of screening.

No appointment necessary.

Park Clean Up

9 a.m.-noon Saturday,

Sept. 30, Old Plank Road

Trail at Constitution Road,

New Lenox. Clear brush,

remove invasive species or

harvest seeds for woodland

and prairie restoration during

an upcoming volunteer workday

hosted by the Forest Preserve

District of Will County.

A District representative will

be at each workday to coordinate

the day’s activities.

Registration is required. For

more information and registration,

visit (815) 722-7364

or email rgauchat@fpdwc.

org. Dress for the weather

and outdoor work.

Candlelight Bowl

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

30, Laraway Lanes, 1009 W.

Laraway Road, New Lenox.

Join the Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association for

a bowling fundraiser event.

Cost is $30 per person or

$160 for a lane of six bowlers

and will include bowling,

shoe rental and dinner.

For more information, visit or

call (815) 320-3507.

Oktoberfest Dinner

4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

11, Harry Andersen VFW,

323 Old Hickory Road, New

Lenox. Join the New Lenox

Area Historical Society for

a homemade, traditional

German dinner and a silent

auction to support Schmuhl

School. To purchase tickets,

visit the historical Society’s

office at 205 W. Maple, call

(815) 485-5576 or get them

at the door.

CPR and First Aid

6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

12, New Life Christian Preschool,

500 Gougar Road,

New Lenox. This class is

open to the community,

however pre-registration is

required. Class size is limited

to 20 participants. Cost is

$45 per registrant. For more

information and registration,

call Child Care Resource

and Referral at (815) 741-

1163, ext. 263.

Cheer Clinic and Food Drive

Register by Friday, Sept.

22. Event will be held 9:30

a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday,

Oct. 9, Providence Catholic

High School, 1800 W Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox.

Individuals and teams are

welcome. The cost is $40 per

participant, which includes a

PC cheerleading tee shirt and

a pass to regular PCHS home

athletic events for the 2017-

18 season. A light snack will

be provided during the clinic,

but asked to bring their own

water and a non-perishable

breakfast item to donate to a

local food pantry. Parents are

invited to watch their child

perform a special routine at

noon. Registration is suggested,

but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information and

registration forms, visit http://

activities/cheerleading/g or

email tstanish@providence

Drop-In Bike Clinic

1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7,

Hickory Creek Preserve – La-

Porte Road Access, 10537 W.

La Porte Road, Mokena. The

Forest Preserve, in partnership

with FnA Outdoors, will offer

bicycle safety demonstrations,

general bike checks, a flat-tire

clinic and information about

bike accessories. Registration

is not required for this free,

all-ages program.

Schmuhl School Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 14, Schmuhl School

- Hickory Creek Preserve,

20733 S. Schoolhouse

Road, New Lenox. Experience

what school was like

in a one-room school in the

1930s. At New Lenox Area

Historical Society, history is

fun. For more information,

call (815) 485-5576.

Pant for the Pantry

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15,

280 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Use your legs and

lend a hand at the seventh annual

Pant for the Pantry 5K

to benefit local food pantries.

There will also be a half-mile

fun run for runners 10 years

and younger beginning at

9:30 a.m. Cost for early registration

with a shirt is $30 for

runners 18 years and older,

$15 for runners 15-17 years

and $10 for runners 14 years

and younger. Cost for day-of

registration is $35 for runners

18 years and older, $20

for runners 15-17 years and

$15 for runners 14 years and

younger. There is no cost for

runners 14 and under without

a shirt. Cost for the kids race

is $10 for early registration

and $15 on the day of the

race. For more information

and registration, visit www. or any Old

Plank Trail Community Bank



Donations for Hurricane

Harvey Victims

Ongoing through September.

New Lenox Dental

Group, 1600 West Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox. New

Lenox Dental Group will be

accepting donations of nonperishable

foods, baby supplies

(formula/food, wipes,

bottles, clothes), hygiene

products (shampoo, body

wipes, hand sanitizer, feminine

products, razors etc.)

and plus-size adult clothing.

Refrain from donating water/

beverages, candy, perishable

food and toys. Drop Off Times

are Mondays, Tuesdays and

Thursdays from 3-6 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screening

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Silver

Cross Health Center, 2701

W. 143rd St., Homer Glen.

Those interested in getting

their blood pressured

checked can do so at the

health center. Walk-ins are

welcome. For more information

call (708) 364-6337.

To submit an item to the printed

calendar, contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at (708)

326-9170 ext. 34, or email


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New Lenox Village Board

Developments for grocery store,

restaurant and arcade to take place

Megann Horstead

Freelance Reporter

The Village of New Lenox

is eyeing a new development

for the northwest corner

of the intersection joining

Route 30 and Vancina Lane.

As such, the Board of

Trustees unanimously decided

Sept. 11 to accept a proposal

requested by an interested

party for professional

traffic planning services.

The three-building retail

development as proposed includes

a 65,000 square-foot

grocery store, 15,000 square

feet of retail and a 12,350

square-foot restaurant. It includes

access by means of

Route 30 through a restricted

entryway and off Vancina


“This parcel has been vacant

for a long time,” Mayor

Tim Baldermann said.

“We’d like to see it developed,

and we think it has

great potential with its location

on Route 30.”

To date, the parcel of land

in question is owned by In-

Site Real Estate and has been

vacant more than 20 years.

The services itemized in

the proposal presented to

trustees are anticipated to

cost in the range of $5,500

and $6,000, with additional

compensation paid hourly

for professional staff time

to attend meetings and hearings.

The interested party

intends to contract out the

work performed to SPACE-

CO, Inc., an independent engineer.

The Village is covering

the cost upfront, and is in

agreement with the potential

purchaser of the property to

be reimbursed by 75 percent.

“This is a matter of due

diligence to see if it makes

sense,” Village Administrator

Kurt Carroll said.

Currently, the potential

Round it up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the Sept. 11

regular meeting of the New Lenox Village Board of Trustees:

• Trustees agreed to reject a bid allowing for the

expansion of wastewater treatment plan No. 2. The

board’s action will save the Village approximately $19

million on a project, which might require replacement

at a later date, Village staff said.

• The Board of Trustees authorized a fourth

amendment to a real estate purchasing agreement

with CVS Pharmacy. That decision allows for a 60-day

extension to the primary contract terms that will end

on Oct. 30 without further amendments.

• Officials OK’d a proposal granting construction

engineering services for the Cedar Road water main

replacement project. The Village is to pay an estimated

$317,000 to Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LTD to

satisfy this aim. Construction is anticipated for March

2018 with a completion date set for Nov. 2, 2018.

• The board went on to authorize a proposal providing

for the construction materials engineering services for

the Cedar Road water main replacement project. New

Lenox officials are allotting $5,300 to cover the cost.

purchaser is in talks with

the landlords. There is a 90-

day timeframe for which

the contract details are to

be ironed out. At that point,

Baldermann said he will announce

the names of the new


Trustees grant special use

for virtual reality business

The Village of New Lenox

is closer to adding a new virtual

reality amusement establishment.

Josh Schoeling, the owner

of Genesis VR, LLC, intends

to do business at 416 Nelson


“It’s a virtual reality headset,”

he said, referring to his

business venture. “It does

have two controllers, as well.

It gives you two options: you

can play in the play area or

if it is handicap accessible,

you can play in a seated position,

as well. It does run off

of a computer system, so the

games are a little bit more

advanced… It’s very fun, and

you know, pretty intuitive.”

Schoeling went on to say

the facility is geared toward

individuals age 16 to 24,

though all ages are welcome.

Trustee Annette Bowden

questioned the petitioner’s

plan and wanted to know

how much of a crowd the

business could draw.

“The reason I ask that is

[to find out if] parking is

going to be adequate because

of the draw this might

have?” she asked.

Schoeling refuted the concern

and said it’s not a very

big facility.

The owner intends to run

a 1,533 square-foot business

in a manner that allows four

people to play at a given time.

Assistant Village Administrator

Robin Ellis explained

further that unlike

a retail development, the

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Village Commons turns into one-stop shop at annual rummage sale

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

The saying is one man’s

trash is another’s treasure. If

that truly is the case, a veritable

trove of booty was for the

taking at the Friends of the

New Lenox Public Library’s

annual Rummage Sale.

Clothes? Racks of them.

Toys? Legos, vintage

tabletop pinball games and

the entire Jedi Council from

“The Phantom Menace,” just

to name a few.

Tchotchkes and knickknacks?

More than could

ever possibly meet the demand.

Rummage-salers who arrived

with plans to find something

very specific may have

left disappointed; but those

who ventured to the New

Lenox Village Commons on

Sept. 9 just hoping to find

something useful at a bargain

price had come to the right

place. Hundreds of potential

buyers milled about as they

browsed, eyeballed and otherwise

checked out innumerable

items sellers at tables

lining both sides of Veterans

Parkway were looking to unload.

Among the more than 50

vendors was Wendy Konzen,

who was holding down the

fort where she was selling

her own things – as well as

those of two friends. Much

of Konzen’s wares were rendered

expendable because

she recently moved into a

smaller home and simply

doesn’t have storage space to

accommodate as much stuff.

Three tables at her station

contained everything from

never-opened DVDs and

several handbags to Christmas

decorations and a Body

By Jake Rockaway exercise


“I need to get rid of the

extra things laying around

the house,” said Konzen, of

New Lenox. “There’s a lot

of things you accumulate

throughout the years. I’ve

had garage sales and this is

the remainder of the things

from those garage sales.”

Konzen noted that anything

vendors failed to jettison

could be donated after

the sale – a large truck was

scheduled to whisk everything

away – so many sellers

came with the plan to exit

the Commons with nothing.

Konzen wasn’t, however,

committed to leaving emptyhanded.

“Some things I’ll probably

take, just because,” she

said, with some tentativeness

in her voice. “I just can’t see

giving it away yet.”-

Determined to not leave

empty-handed were sisters

Julie Hoekstra and Sherry

Worley. Hoekstra, of New

Lenox, was on a mission to

find a small wooden chair –

the type in which only a small

child could sit – she could

turn into an autumn decoration

for her front porch. An

avid crafter, she came up

with the plan about a week

prior and the chair was at the

top of her “find” list.

“I’m going to paint it, make

it look cute and decorate it for

fall,” Hoekstra said assertively.

“We have a whole day

planned. It’s a big day, there’s

a lot going on.”

“She over-decorates her

chair for Christmas, so she

doesn’t want to undecorate

it for fall,” added Worley,


Worley’s focus, meanwhile,

was less specific.

“Bargains, bargains,” the

Orland Hills woman said

she was seeking. “Nothing

in particular. We just like to

come to these things and look

for old stuff we can make

look good.”

Kaylin Wallenberg lives

nearby and was set to head

out for a morning run when

she saw the road leading to

the Commons was blockaded.

“I didn’t plan to come here,

but was wondering what was

going on,” she said. “I had

seen signs, and I like garage

sales and stuff like that, but

it was kind of like, ‘if I’m

around I’ll do it.’ I was about

to go for a run and then I

was like, ‘ooh, maybe I’ll go

shopping instead.’”

Wallenberg and her friend,

Lindsey Wright, didn’t exactly

have a plan; but Wright,

also of New Lenox, had her

eyes open for good deals on

toys and furniture she can refinish.

“We’re looking for whatever

we didn’t know we

needed, basically,” Wallenberg


Hillary Davis came to the

sale with her son, Declan,

5, looking for clothes, toys

and anything else on which

she could purchase for less

than what she would pay

at a store. Davis, of Lockport,

browsed the goods at

one vendor booth as Declan

played with a toy his mom

agreed to buy him.

“We always like to support

the events here on the

commons, and we knew this

would be a nice community

event,” Davis said. “People

are getting rid of stuff at the

end of the season before it

gets cold, and we’re hoping

we might find a good deal.

I’ve already found a couple.”

The vast majority of vendors

were, like the aforementioned

Konzen, selling items

they no longer needed or for

which they no longer had

room. Carl Fosnaugh, however,

was looking to capitalize

on his talents as a woodcarver

to make a few bucks.

Displayed on Fosnaugh’s

table were clock-holders,

mailboxes and trivets made

of black walnut, maple and

padauk – the latter a type of

hardwood from a species of

tree that grows in Africa.

Fosnaugh, of New Lenox,

has been retired for 24 years

from his former career as an

engineer at IBM.

“I like to make sawdust

and whatnot,” Fosnaugh

quipped. “I decided I worked

with my brain for 50 years

and now I’m going to work

with my hands. I did it before

to pass the time, now I have

more time to do it.”


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virtual reality establishment

possesses a lesser parking


The development as presented

meets the criteria set

forth by the Village’s zoning

ordinance to qualify for a

special use.

The Planning Commission

held a public hearing Sept. 5,

at which point no objections

were raised.

Genesis VR is not intended

by the owner to sell alcohol

or food.

The owner asked Village

staff to waive the first read

to allow the Board of Trustees

to consider granting a

special use and wanted to

advance plans to open the

establishment as soon as





High School

District 210



Wyllie, who Wyllie

served from

1989-2013, has been indicted

on fraud charges, according

to a press release issued

Thursday, Sept. 14, by the

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

Northern District of Illinois.

The federal indictment

states Wyllie misappropriated

school funds for his own

benefit and falsely represented

the true financial deficit

from Sept. 14

Former D210 superintendent indicted on fraud charges

James Sanchez, Editor

the district was facing.

Wyllie participated in multiple

schemes to obtain money,

including using $50,000

of school funds to create

Superdog — a dog-training

school — which had no benefit

to the school, according

to the press release. The indictment

also stated Wyllie

allegedly misappropriated a

combined $30,500 of school

funds by falsely representing

the money as compensation

for unused vacation days as

well as paying himself a retirement

stipend that was not

in his contract.

The indictment stated Wyllie

put the district in $7 million

of additional debt by alleged

fraudulent issuance of

bond funds used toward the

district’s operating expenses

and payroll for district employees

when it was supposed

to be used for the construction

and renovation of the Lincoln-

Way high schools.

In 2009, when Wyllie was

challenged about the district’s

financial health, he allegedly

misled the public by

falsely stating the State of Illinois

was behind $5 million

in payments, according to the


The U.S. Attorney’s Office

has been investigating

District 210’s financial status

since 2016 and turned its attention

toward Wyllie when

it issued a subpoena seeking

all records of salary and compensation

dating back to the

time he was hired.

An arraignment in U.S.

District Court has not yet

been scheduled.

In an emailed statement

sent Thursday afternoon,

D210 Community Relations

Director Taryn Atwell said

district officials have cooperated

with federal authorities’

requests throughout the investigation.

“Parents and taxpayers

should be assured that the

Board of Education is committed

to protecting taxpayer

dollars,” Atwell said. “In July

of 2016, the district hired a

new director of finance. The

director oversees day-to-day

accounting operations and

transactions. In June of 2017,

the board approved the hiring

of an experienced business

manager to oversee all financial

operations and budgeting


In the statement, D210

Board of Education President

Joseph Kirkeeng added the

board is “committed to continued

oversight and assessment

of district policies and


“The board will continue

to work with the administration

to move this district forward,”

he said.

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the New Lenox Patriot | September 21, 2017 | 5

NL family takes on Hurricane Irma

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

After 17 years of dreaming

and searching, Erik Michor

and his family finally

made the big move to sunny

Florida — just in time for

Hurricane Irma.

The Michor family moved

from New Lenox to Lithia,

Florida, Aug. 1, just in

time for the start of the new

school year and just 30 days

before Irma started brewing

near Cape Verde just off the

coast of Africa.

Cape Verde storms historically

form some of the strongest

hurricanes because of

their ability to gain strength

over open water before making

landfall in the Caribbean

and southern states.

Erik Michor, who grew up

in Frankfort and owns Energy

Nutrition in the town, and

his wife, Terri, knew they

wanted to move to Florida

eventually and have been

visiting the area for years

and scouting locations for

their new home.

After much research and

searching, they finally made

the decision to move to Lithia

in the unincorporated area

of Fish Hawk. They now live

just 30 minutes from Apollo

Beach in Tampa Bay.

Their decision was decided

by many factors including

distance from the beach,

building materials used in

the house and hurricane

evacuation zones.

The homes in their neighborhood

were all built after

2012 and are aligned with

Florida’s updated building

codes including cinder

block-reinforced concrete

walls on the first floor, reinforced

roof rafters and

windows and doors rated to

withstand winds more than

100 miles per hour. Michor

said even the shingles are

nailed in with a different

pattern to withstand extreme


“The newer neighborhoods

are pretty well set up

for these [storms],” Michor

said. “... Unless it’s a Category

4 or higher, you’re actually

pretty safe because it’s

built so well.”

Between their location,

home structure and the

weakening of Hurricane

Irma by the time it got to

them, the Michors had no

damage to their damage and

didn’t lose power because of

the storm.

In the week leading up to

the storm, however, the Michors

experienced the rush

for bottled water, batteries,

flashlights and non-perishable

foods that are all-toooften

highlighted in the news

leading up to major storms.

“It was a long six days last

week,” Michor said.

Starting on Labor Day,

nearly a week before the

storm came their way, he

said people were clearing the

shelves of essential supplies.

“It was just jammed, and

everyone was buying cases

of water and everything,”

Michor said. “The lines

were ridiculous, the shelves

were already empty, and we

didn’t know what the heck

that was.”

At that point, he said they

were just enjoying Labor

Day Weekend with friends,

and the hurricane wasn’t

even on their radar yet.

“It was really far away, but

apparently people down here

know that, to start stocking

up,” he said.

“The week leading up to

it was pretty chaotic. Anywhere

you can think of that

sells batteries or flashlights

or water, whether it’s CVS

[or] Ace Hardware, any of

the little places you would

think about, somebody had

already been there, and it

was just wiped out. Even

when they got them in stock,

as quick as they could bring

pallets out people were just

grabbing them.”

Michor mentioned the bizarre

happenings in Tampa

Bay, where the areas along

the coast ran dry because

of strong winds pushing the

water away from the coast.

Other areas experienced a

rare phenomenon meteorologists

call hurricane bulge,

where the low pressure from

the storm is so strong it actually

sucks water vertically,

creating a bulge in the ocean

beneath the center of the


In preparation for the

storm and the possibility for

storm surge and flooding,

areas along the Gulf Coast

were evacuated inland, and

schools were cancelled to

use them as secondary evacuation


Michor said people were

for the most part compassionate

about stocking up,

and some families even took

in people and pets after the

shelters filled up.

People in their neighborhood

cleared debris around

their houses and walked

the neighborhood to prevent

any stray items from

becoming projectiles in the

strong winds, and everyone

stocked up on nonperishable

food items in case they lost


There was a lot of uncertainty

between meteorologists

and weather forecasts

about the path of the storm,

which made it stressful for

people all over the state.

The storm ultimately took

a turn to the East and curved

inland, missing Lithia, but

not before being projected to

send a direct hit their way.

“At one point on the news,

they actually mentioned Fish

Hawk, that they eye was going

to go over there at one

point,” Michor said. Michor

said his wife, who works

at an area hospital, was required

to be in the area to

relive the teams who stayed

during the storm after it was


Once the storm arrived

around midnight on Sept. 10,

his children — Haley and

Ethan — slept in an interior

room in their house where

they had put a mattress up

against the exterior wall and

stashed their emergency supplies.

Their dogs — Boomer,

Baxter, Dakota and Sadie —

waited out the storm, as well,

and were well-equipped with

tarp and sod that the Michors

set up in the garage for them

to do their business during

the storm.

While the Michors had

no damage to their home or

yard other than a broken tree

branch, areas near them experienced

flooding, power

outages, downed trees and

schools were closed the following

week because of water

damage sustained during

the storm.

Michor said the news stations

were all predicting different

paths for the storm,

which was extremely stressful,

but said it was a whole

different experience leading

up to the storm as a Florida


“Because this is our first

[hurricane], I can tell you it’s

much different being down

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Michor said. “Like how my

family saw it versus how we

actually were in it was a lot


“I know that the State of

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for it, probably because of

the problems with Houston.

... Down here, they’re working

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Every year on 9/11, Americans

gather to remember the

tragedy that shook the nation.

Yet for all the talk about

9/11, elements of the attacks

and the actions leading up

to it have receded, in part,

from public knowledge sixteen

years later. The part of

the tragedy that continues to

ring true for many is the way

people responded in the aftermath.

That was the message captured

during the Patriotic

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Day, held Sept. 11

at New Lenox Village Commons

Fireman’s Memorial.

The program, moderated by

the Rev. Jim McGuire of Joliet

Area Community Hospice,

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colors by American Legion

Post 1977 and Veterans of

Foreign Wars Post 9545.

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crowd in attendance for

coming out and asked them

to stand and join him in the

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thanked the many first responders

and military members

for their efforts during

the morning of 9/11.

“We can never forget the

horrific event,” he said. “We

remember how our country

came together, and now,

more than ever, we need to

focus on that despite our

differences. We should be

kinder, more passionate, and

remember despite those differences,

we live in the greatest

country in the world.”

On the morning of Sept.

11, 2001, four passenger jet

airliners were hijacked and

crashed into the twin towers

of the World Trade Center in

New York City, the Pentagon

Building in Arlington, Virginia,

and a field in Summerset

County, Pennsylvania.

The tragedy took its toll on

the nation’s people that day

killing 265 on the four passenger

planes, including 19

terrorists; 2,606 in the World

Trade Center and in the surrounding

area; 125 inside

the Pentagon; 343 New York

firefighters; 23 New York

police officers; and 37 New

York port authority officers.

Sgt. Michael Nuesse, of

the New Lenox Police Department,

recounted the time

he served on the Air Force

the morning of 9/11 and said

he was stationed in England

at the time for routine training,

preparation and normal


“Everybody was in disbelief,”

he said. “The base was

on lockdown alert. The level

went to high, and we took

inventory of loved ones and

came together.”

Nuesse had served in the

Air Force for a seven-year

span from 1998 to 2005

and wanted to give his perspective

on how he and his

base felt, how other bases

were locked down, the affect

it had on armed forces

around the country, the way

it changed our way of life,

and pay tribute to the fallen.

New Lenox Police Department Sgt. Micah Nuesse, who served in the Air Force at the time

of the 9/11 attacks, speaks during Patriotic Day Remembrance and Recognition Day at the

Village Commons. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Members of the American Legion Post 1977 and VFW Post 9545 represent at the ceremony.

“I want everyone to remember

not only on the anniversary,

but to always make

sure we do that,” he said. “...

Everybody there [for the memorial

gathering] was there

to pay tribute, and the mood

was appropriate for what we

wanted to remember.”

A moment of silence was

held for the victims of 9/11

terrorists attacks, followed

by the ringing of the bell

and singing of “America the


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Freedom Park hosts 9/11 memorial dedication

Submitted by New Lenox

Community Park District

New Lenox Community

Park District’s Freedom

Park dedicated a new memorial

in honor of the 9/11 attacks.

The memorial honors

those who lost their lives to

the terrorist attacks sixteen

years ago.

Eighteen-year-old Brett

Hyink, an Eagle Scout candidate

with Troup 49, spearheaded

the Memorial project

with some help from Parks-

Maintenance Director George

Travnicek and his staff.

“I was 14 when I earned

the rank of Life Scout and

began to search for a worthy

task for my Eagle Scout

project,” Hyink said. “The

September 11 Memorial was

chosen as a rallying symbol

for the victims of all the past

and future attacks and the

brave individuals who do

their best every day to stop

this insanity.”


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Orthodox Chapel in Palos

Hills, delivered this year’s

keynote speech and went on

to reflect on the event’s significance

16 years later.

“Certainly, it is heartwarming,”

he said, referring

to crowd size. “I’ve seen

other [remembrance events]

over the years, and I’ve seen

the numbers dwindle… I’m

happy New Lenox is having

a memorial service on this

day. A lot of places stopped.

I was honored to come and

bring these artifacts.”

Harrison brought in a beam

cut from the World Trade

Center, a rock recovered from

the Flight 93 plane crash into

the earth and cement rubble

from the Pentagon.

Harrison spoke of how he

acquired the artifacts and

said it brings great meaning

to the church.

Park District Board President

Brian Fischer was on

hand at the dedication to

thank some of the donors

and sponsors.

“Brett and his father put in

a lot of hard work and were

very dedicated to the project,”

Fischer said. “And we

wouldn’t have been able to

do it without the help of all

of our sponsors and donors.”

The memorial sponsors

include: New Lenox Community

Park District, Nu

Toys, Teerling Nursery, Arbor

Care, Oaklawn Blacktop,

Home Depot, Sid Kamp

Trucking, Welsch Ready

Mix, Kuypers Brothers, Carroll

Construction Supply,

Butterfield Color, Tri-State

Stone & Brick Co., M&M

Masonry, Hanna, Zappa &

Polz, Inc., McCarthy Farms,

and family and friends of the

Hyink family.

The memorial, shaped

like a pentagon, also honors

all branches of the military

“The year after the 9/11

attack, many places were to

have services, and I thought

it would be nice to dedicate

the Bell Tower to those that

died in 9/11,” he said.

Harrison wore a letter to

Mayor Bloomberg of New

York City and subsequently

received a beam.

“The reason we were able

to do that was because of St.

Nicholas Greek Orthodox

Church [in New York,]” he

said. “It was obliterated. I

mentioned [to Mayor Bloomberg]

how one of our churches

was destroyed. That’s why

we were given artifacts.”

Harrison stressed the importance

of never forgetting

and said we will never forget.

“This is why we gather,”

he said. “Ordinary people

went to work and didn’t come

home. First responders didn’t

make it, either. [It’s all about]

honoring those who died.”

This year’s 9/11 memorial

New Lenox resident and Troop 49 Scout Brett Hyink

created a memorial for Freedom Park to honor the first

responders during 9/11. Photo Submitted

with a plaque at each of the

5 corners. Hyink hopes the

Memorial will be used as an

educational tool for young


“Hopefully, my generation

will be stimulated by

the Memorial to think about

the freedoms we enjoy in the

United States of America,

and how we must all work

together to make our world

as safe as possible,” he said.

gathering was made possible

thanks, in part, to its coordinators,

Kathie Johnson and

Sherry Scherdin.

Johnson said while it surprises

her seeing the way

people continue to come out

for the program year after

year, it is not surprising on

the other hand because “I

know it’s New Lenox.”

“I’m involved in town

with a lot of the senior citizens,

and a lot of them were

there,” she said. “They seem

to come out. What made me

happy was seeing people

who may have taken off

work. People are busy. It

speaks to the character of

the community. It really is a

great community.”

The program was a collaborative

effort between

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‘It’s OK to not be OK’

ForeverU builds

support systems to

tackle bullying

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Early during his years as a

student at Lincoln-Way East

High School, Ryan Hesslau

fell in with what he referred

to as “the wrong crowds”

and caved to the peer pressures

many youths face during

a period of life often

filled with uncertainty, anxiety

and insecurity.

Fortunately for Hesslau,

he was self-aware enough

to soon realize that his behavior

was driven by a fear

of rejection and the need to

be accepted. He broke away

from the path he had taken,

and instead of trying to fill

his personal voids with superficial

remedies, substituted

for those by volunteering,

mentoring and otherwise focusing

on “the goodness of

helping people.”

“I was going through a

transitional phase,” Hesslau,

of Mokena, said about his

life before his awakening.

“And I became someone I

wasn’t intended to be.”

When he was 16, he created

a Facebook page he

dubbed ForeverU, which he

hoped would bring together

teens going through tough

times and being victimized

by bullies. The grassroots

club had difficulty gaining

traction at first – “We had

meeting after meeting and

people weren’t showing up,”

Hesslau said – but people

eventually took notice and

started paying attention to

the work Hesslau was doing.

Five years after Hesslau

founded that Facebook page,

ForeverU on Saturday, Sept.

9 held its fourth 5k fundraiser.

More than 50 people

walked or ran the trail at

Hickory Creek Barrens, at

A group of people set out to walk the 3.1 miles of the fourth

annual ForeverU 5K.

the northeast corner of Route

30 and Schoolhouse Road,

in support of the nonprofit

organization’s cause.

Hesslau acknowledged the

growth and success of ForeverU

is more than he ever

anticipated it would become.

The group – the mission

for which Hesslau stated is

“to ensure no student walks

through life alone” – was recently

rebranded as a youth

empowerment organization

and offers youth development

programs, cultivates

peer-to-peer communities

and encourages students to

embrace their lives, regardless

of how imperfect they

may seem.

“I just wanted to use social

media as a tool to deliver

hope to the hurting, and

from that point forward I began

to recognize how much

of an issue bullying was,

and also how many students

were struggling with various

aspects of mental health,” he

said. “I really wanted to do

what I could to be a vessel of

creating change and delivering

hope to these students.”

Hesslau’s message to

youths facing challenges in

their lives is to rise up and

understand they are not defined

by those battles, but

Ryan Hesslau, a Lincoln-Way alumnus, speaks to participants of the ForeverU 5k on Sept.

9. Hesslau founded ForeverU as a Facebook page in 2012 as a means to provide support

for teens facing bullying and other challenges in their lives.

Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

Debbie Ribbons leads a pack of runners at the start of the ForeverU 5K, held Sept. 9 at

Hickory Creek Barrens in New Lenox.

can use those personal trials

to help refine their perspectives

on life.

“We want to empower

them to be courageous with

that story they’re living, and

how to show this world what

they’re made of; even though

there are times we feel we’re

going through pain, hurt and

hang-ups,” he said. “We’re

teaching students it’s OK to

not be OK. We all have our

problems, but we’re living

one heck of a story, a wild

adventure and wild journey.”

Hesslau is a senior majoring

in entrepreneurial management

at Trinity Christian

College in Palos Heights. He

plans to make ForeverU his

full-time gig after graduation.

Alyssa Whyard was one of

several Trinity students who

attended the 5k to support their

friend and his organization.

“I think it’s just a good way

to promote that you’re more

than what the world may say

you are, and that you have

value in your life,” Whyard

said of ForeverU. “There’s

trials that you’re going to go

through, but you can always

pull through them.”

Mokena resident Kathy

Wilson walked the 3.1 miles

with three friends, and was

particularly drawn to ForeverU’s

cause because of its antibullying

efforts. She said she

appreciates the organization’s

messages of strength in numbers

and people empathizing

with one another to let them

know they’re not alone.

“It’s a fabulous organization

and it’s a great message

that needs to be heard,”

Wilson said. “Kids get bullied

every day – in high

school, in life, in grammar

school. It starts young, and

now with social media and

all of the different avenues

that can be taken to bully, it

happens even worse now. I

was bullied in high school,

and I feel for these kids that

have to deal with it on social


Jennie Sweeney is a fourthgrade

teacher in Dolton, and

sees first-hand the effects of

bullying on children.

“I see the tears, and I just

try to explain to the kids it’s

not acceptable, and it is hurtful,”

said Sweeney, of Mokena.

“When we grew up we

had ‘sticks and stones may

break my bones, but words

will never hurt me,’ but it

does hurt and it’s something

that’s permanent. Even as

an adult I can remember the

kids that picked on me. We

need to build each other up

and make each other better

people, and encourage each

other to be stronger.”

12 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot News

Family, friends team up to run across Illinois for Alzheimer’s research

158-mile race runs

through New Lenox

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

What started as a conversation

between brothers on

the way back from a marathon

has turned into a charitable

effort that has spurred

tens of thousands of dollars

in donations toward finding

a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

And for area residents Jeff

and Brian Dryfhout, the effort

is personal. Their family

has been inextricably affected

by Alzheimer’s.

But together, along with

friends, family and supporters,

the brothers started the

Run Across Illinois event

to raise money for the Alzheimer’s

Association in

2015. The third annual Run

Across Illinois, a relay race

which is to span 158 miles,

is scheduled to take place

Sept. 23-24.

Affected by Alzheimer’s

The Dryfhouts have a long

history with Alzheimer’s


“My mother, Jan, was diagnosed

with it at 62,” said

Brian, a Frankfort resident.

“She had to retire early. She

was an elementary school

teacher. Her mother was diagnosed

with it at the same


Brian remembers his

grandmother moving in with

the family when he was in


“I saw her live with it all

the way through eighth grade,

when she passed,” he said.

“But my grandmother had

nine siblings. Seven of those

siblings either had some form

of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

It’s something that was always

in our family.”

That family history led

Jeff, an Orland Park resident,

to run and raise money

for the Alzheimer’s Association

during the Chicago

Marathon. On the way home

from the 2014 marathon, Jeff

remembers thinking about

how many people donated to

the cause.

“And people wanted to do

more than just give money,”

Jeff said. “I kind of had the

idea, literally, on the drive

home. I wondered if there

was a different way we could

do something bigger. I came

up with the idea of running

across the whole state and

did it as a relay. Not everyone

can run or marathon

— or even want to — but

a lot of people can run 3, 4

or even 10 miles. That was

a great way to get a lot more

people involved.”

Thus, planning for the first

event began. Goals were

small at the beginning, but

the reach kept getting bigger

and bigger.

“That first year, we just

set a goal of $5,000, but it

took off,” Brian said. “I think

when we crossed the finish

line ... that first year, we were

at like $17,800. And right as

we hit the finish line, we were

at $18,000. We got some donations

afterward, too.”

Last year, they raised

close to $21,000.

“This year, we’re at

$6,000 or $7,000 right now

[in early September], but it

normally kicks up that weekend

of the run,” Brian said.

“We get most of our donations


Jeff said the response they

have received for the race

has been touching.

“The story we have with

how our family has been

touched by Alzheimer’s is

a story other people have,

as well,” he said. “Almost

everyone that is part of Run

Across Illinois who runs or

donates or helps in any way

has a connection, a loved

one, who has been touched

by Alzheimer’s. It’s just really

cool to see how everyone

continues to rally around

this [event].”

Meeting new people

Jeff and Brian both said

they are always surprised by

how many people support

the race — even people they

have never met.

“Last year, we had a girl

who ran 30 miles, and that

was somebody we had never

met before in our lives,”

Brian said. “It was someone

who heard about [the event]

through the Alzheimer’s

group, and she signed up and

ran the 30 miles.”

But the race also includes

a lot of family and friends of

the Dryfhouts, like Frankfort

resident Joyce Przybylski,

who worked with and became

friends with Jill Dryfhout,

of New Lenox.

When the first Run Across

Illinois took place, the two

made a deal. Jill would run

the Frankfort Half-Marathon

with Joyce if she did the Run

Across Illinois event with

Jill and her family.

“I was going to do 10

miles, and she was going to

do 3,” Joyce said of that first

race. “When I started to do

fundraising, I then found out

that my mother-in-law had


Joyce’s mother-in-law is

in an advanced stage of the

disease now. With the news

of the diagnosis, that first

race became a much bigger

deal to Joyce.

“As I started to fundraise

for the race, I found so many

people, even at work, who

are impacted [by the disease],

who have parents or

grandparents or aunts [who

have been touched by it],”

she said.

Now, she has approximately

25 names of people

for whom she runs who

have donated to the cause.

The company for which she

works also matches her donations


“I’m thankful that they

started this [event],” Joyce

said. “I’m very thankful to be

part of this team and part of

the fundraising. To see how

much we’ve been able to

accomplish, even as a small

group. It gives a nice sense

of pride and ownership to be

part of what they created.”

Still running

This year, there are 20

people who signed up to

run, which has booked all

158 miles, Brian said.

“The age range throughout

the years has been from

7 years old up to someone

59 years old running this

year,” he said. “We run the

same route every year. We

drive out two weeks before

and test it to make sure

nothing is under construction.”

One thing Jeff said he is

looking forward to this year

is the group’s run through


“Last year ... the mayor

was out there, and he came

and greeted us,” Jeff said.

“He said the next time we

were out there to let him

know. So, we’re actually

going to run through one of

the local bars there, because

they said they love what

we’re all about. It’s neat

little things like that.”

And while running for the

cause is one way of being

on the Run Across Illinois

team, for people whose purview

does not involve racing

around the state donating

is just fine, too.

“We’re not raising the

money to cure my mom,”

Brian said. “We’re raising

the money because we

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Hero 5K benefits education

for vets, spouses

The fourth annual Our Fallen

Hero 5K in memory of Pfc.

Aaron Toppen is scheduled

for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23,

at Willowview Park, 11420

197th St. in Mokena.

The Hero 5K was started

just months after the late

Toppen, a Mokena resident,

was killed in combat in Afghanistan

in 2014.

Registration for the event

is $30 for adults and $20

for those 18 and younger.

People can register prior

to the event from 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21, and Friday,

Sept. 22, at the Mokena

VFW Post 725, 19852 Wolf

Road. Registration at this location

is cash only.

People also can register on

the morning of the event, but

there will be an additional

charge of $5 on that day.

Proceeds from the event

go to the Pat Tillman Foundation,

which will use the

money to help support the

Tillman Military Scholars

Program, a program that

awards academic scholarships

to military veterans

and spouses.

The Hero 5K has raised

more than $70,000 over the

past three years. Last year,

more than 700 people participated

in the event.

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Police Reports


Owner of Lockport Township

car dealership arrested

A Lockport Township car

dealership owner was arrested

Sept. 11 by Secretary

of State Police for a number

of alleged misdemeanors related

to his dealership.

Joe Tessone, owner of

Tessone Motors, 801 S. State

St., was issued 10 total violations

after the Secretary of

State Police received four

complaints that the dealership

had not issued a title to

new car owners within 20

days of purchase, according

to Lt. Elmer Garza, of the

Secretary of State Police.

After receiving the complaints

about Tessone Motors,

police launched a dealer

inspection, Garza said.

While conducting the dealer

inspection Sept. 11, police

found “numerous violations

of the Illinois vehicle code,”

Garza said. Tessone was issued

four citations for failure

to transfer title within 20 days.

Police also charged Tessone

with a Class A misdemeanor

for failure to maintain

a dealer plate record

after it was discovered the

dealership had no record of

dealer plates and “had no

idea where the dealer plates

were,” Garza said.

Tessone also was charged

with one Class B misdemeanor

and three Alass A

misdemeanors for failure to

maintain records acquisition/

disposition after police reportedly

found there were four

missing entries in the dealer’s

general bound ledger. Dealerships

are required to maintain

records about where they acquire

cars and to whom they

are sold, Garza said.

Tessone also was charged

with failure to maintain records

of temporary registration

permits, according to


The Secretary of State

Police also immediately revoked

Tessone’s dealer license,

Garza said.

Reporting by Max Lapthorne,

Editor. For more, visit


Toy drive has record year

In its ninth year, the Sean

Duggan Foundation’s Never

Back Down Toy Drive continues

to grow.

So much so, in fact, that

this past August’s toy drive

raised the most donations

in the drive’s history —

with more than 1,700 toys

collected to be donated to

children undergoing cancer


“We had our biggest year

yet, which was totally unexpected,”

said John Duggan,

whose son, Sean, died in 2009

after battling rhabdoid cancer.

“We had 1,700 toys donated.

I think our previous highest

number was around 1,200

for a single year. To have

the highest year ever be nine

years in is pretty amazing.”

Duggan said he thinks this

year’s success can be attributed

to the word being out

on the toy drive.

“Every year now, people

know the toy drive is coming

around [this time of year],”

he said. “So, between people

that donate to it every year

and the new people hearing

about it and getting involved,

it seems to be growing.”

He said the experience is


“Each one toy is going to

make a child’s day better,

with everything they are going

through,” Duggan said.

“To know that you can multiply

that experience 1,700

times over from one event

that was held in the community

is amazing.”

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For more,



New executive director

hopes to lead Tinley Park-

Park District into ‘21st


Shawn Roby has one goal

in mind for the Tinley Park-

Park District.

“I’m going to guide the

[park district] — with the

help of staff — to push our

organization into the 21st

century,” said Roby, who

New Lenox man charged after spraying graffiti on bridge

Kevin B. Carter, 38, of 245

Locust Lane in New Lenox,

was charged with criminal

defacement of property and

possession of drug paraphernalia

Sept. 6 at East Maple

Street and Prairie Road.

Police reportedly arrived

at the scene after a report of

a man spray painting graffiti

on the concrete supports

of a bridge. They met with

Carter who, matched the

description of the person

who spray painted the concrete,

and was taken into

custody, police said.

Sept. 9

• Shalonda M. Bowen, 26, of

1016 Richards St. in Joliet,

was charged with retail theft

at the Walmart on the 500

block of East Lincoln Highway

after she allegedly stole

children’s clothing, shoes

and a swimsuit, totaled at


• Personal information reportedly

was stolen and used

to open a Target credit card.

• Numerous clothing items

reportedly were stolen from

Walmart on the 500 block of

East Lincoln Highway.

Sept. 8

• Personal information reportedly

was stolen and used

to open multiple credit card


Sept. 7

• A backpack with a laptop in

it reportedly was stolen from

an unlocked vehicle parked

at the 1500 block of Nelson


Please see NFYN, 17

Sept. 4

• A vehicle mirror was damaged

as it was parked on the

100 block of Third Street.


Lenox Patriot’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on the

New Lenox Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law. Sound Off

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From as of Monday,

Sept. 18

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From the Assistant Editor

Sympathizing with those dealing with hurricane season

Amanda Stoll


swear, hurricanes have

been on my mind for

almost a month now.

Between watching coverage

of the storm bearing

down on Texas, to getting

constant updates from my

parents on the Gulf Coast of

Florida, it’s been constant.

I can’t even imagine the

stress involved for people

who live there though.

Like the Michor family

who recently moved to

Florida from New Lenox,

my parents had no damage

to their home, but the week

leading up to the storm was


While the Michor family

decided to stick out the

storm, my parents decided

to evacuate. In the end, they

too could have stayed, but

not knowing what could

befall them was more than


From Page 16

recently was named the park

district’s new executive director.

“They’re already

highly functional. Everyone’s

eager and willing.”

Roby officially took on

the role in early June, bringing

with him his experiences

in the restaurant industry, as

well as a decade-long career

with the Village of Antioch’s

Parks Department.

they wanted to endure.

They had some hotel

points to burn, so why not

take a few hours trip north

and enjoy the pool and sunshine

while they still had it?

For people living further

south, like in the Keys;

however, it was a much

different story. Mandatory

evacuations are serious

news in Florida, where most

residents have waited out

their fair share of hurricanes

and tropical storms.

People are generally

well-prepared with water,

food and evacuation plans.

They watch the news, listen

to the radio and keep a close

watch on changing conditions.

Of course, natural disasters

are largely unpredictable,

like what these past

two hurricanes demonstrated

for us. Flooding trapped

people in their homes in

Houston, and the devastation

caused by Harvey only

set to make the anticipation

of Irma that much worse.

Maybe you don’t know

anyone affected by the two

storms, maybe you do.

Chances are, you know

someone who knows someone,


Regardless, this is an

opportunity for you to make

John Curran recently held

the Tinley executive director

position and had dedicated

nearly 20 years of service to

the park district. But by the

end of June, Curran stepped

away to start his retirement.

“I tell everybody I gained

the keys to a sports car,” he

said of joining the park district

and becoming the executive

director. “You can

add new paint, wheels and

surround-sound speakers;

you can’t ask for a better position.”

a difference in the lives of

people living in our own

country and to a state that,

likely, is a favorite vacation


Not only will donations

be helping families recover,

they will help parts of the

state get back on its feet.

Businesses and vacation

rentals have been all-but

leveled in the Keys, boats

have been destroyed and

you better bet that all of

those things make up the experience

you have when you

visit the Sunshine State.

Florida and Texas have

taken hits before, and

they’re sure to take hits

again, but that’s the cost of

living and vacationing in the

sunny, warm places we love.

I encourage everyone who

is able to make a donation

to the Red Cross or one of

the many GoFundMe pages

that have been set up.

You may be asked to donate

at checkout when shopping

for groceries or buying

something on Amazon. Use

that opportunity to send a

few dollars to people across

the country who are in need.

There are so many ways

you can help that I can’t

possibly outline all of them

here for you, but I’m sure

you can find a way.

Roby said that in his limited

time with the district,

he has been impressed with

the Tinley Park community,

where he now resides.

“My wife and I have two

kids, and they’re in Tinley

schools,” he said. “We hope

to remain in the area for a

long time.”

Reporting by Megann

Horstead, Freelance Reporter.

For more, visit TinleyJunction.


As a reminder, when

making donations online, always

check that it’s through

a reputable company and on

a web page that starts the

address with https://, which

means it’s a secure website.

There are multiple local

efforts underway to assist

the victims of this month’s

two devastating storms, as


The Lincoln-Way Central

cheerleading team is collecting

cash and gift card donations

for families affected

by Hurricane Harvey in

Texas, and the New Lenox

Dental Group is taking

donations of food, hygiene

products, baby supplies and

plus-size adult clothing to

send to Texas.

Anything you can do to

help out will be appreciated,

and, even though you won’t

likely get a thank you card

or a hug from a victim, it

feels good helping people.

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Sherry Burnam (center) hugs two young

midwives during a previous trip to Myanmar.

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country to train midwives, Page 21

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20 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Faith

Pastor Column

A celebration one

should be a part of

The Rev. Douglas Hoag

Trinity Lutheran Church

In commemoration of

the 500th anniversary

of the Reformation of

the Church, I would like to

extend a cordial invitation

you, dear reader, to a viewing

of the brand-new action

documentary “Martin Luther:

The Idea That Changed

the World.” It will be

shown on Sept. 20 at 6:30

p.m. at the AMC Showplace

New Lenox 14. Tickets are

available for $12 (plus a $1

service charge) and can be

obtained online at http://lu

On October 31, 1517, an

Augustinian monk by the

name Martin Luther nailed

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a document, called the

Ninety-Five Theses, to the

wooden door of the Castle

Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

He had no idea that

this would be the igniting

spark of a huge firestorm

that would shake the foundations

of the Church and

the Holy Roman Empire.

The new film documents

the religious, social, and

political ramifications of

The Reformation. With

insights from noted scholars

and historians, 16th-century

Germany comes to life in

live-action re-enactments of

pivotal events that will keep

you on the edge of your seat.

Being a Lutheran, the

Reformation is part of my

spiritual heritage. I claim

the good, the bad, and the

ugly, and there was plenty

of all of those. Luther was a

prolific writer. Most of what

he wrote was very good and

insightful. These I refer to

and use. Some of his writings

were dark and (dare I

say) very unchristian. These

I denounce. But Lutheranism

is not about Luther and

his writings, or any of his

proteges and their writings.

It was, and still is, about

Jesus Christ! It’s about the

Gospel, the good news that

Jesus appeased the wrath of

God and freed us from the

bondages of sin, death, and

Satan. He did this by becoming

sin for us, dying our

death, and crushing the head

of Satan. It is appropriated to

us, not based on our acceptance

or merits, but solely

by the grace of God through

faith (itself a gift of grace) in

Jesus Christ given through

Word and Sacrament.

You do not have to be Lutheran

to see the documentary.

No one will attempt to

get you to join Trinity. In

good Lutheran fashion, you

will not be asked to accept

Jesus Christ as your Lord

and Savior. Just come, hit

the snack bar, take your

seat, and watch a very

riveting account of history

unfold before your eyes.

The opinions expressed in this

column are those of the author.

They do not necessarily represent

those of 22nd Century

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St. Jude Catholic Church (241 W. Second

Ave., New Lenox)

Remembrance Service

4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

St. Jude Elizabeth Ministry

invites all who have been

touched by the loss of a child

through infant death, stillbirth,

SIDS, miscarriage, illness

or other childhood death,

failed adoption or infertility.

Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents,

Siblings, Relatives and

Friends are encouraged as we

support each other. To RSVP,

email ElizabethMinistrySt

Mass Schedule

7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and

7 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 a.m.

Monday-Saturday; 5 p.m.

Saturdays and 8:30 a.m.


United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Family Night

5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

24. This event is held to help

families grow spiritually

together. Non-traditional

families welcome. Enjoy

dinner, music and an activity

for Pre-K to adult. It is

a great way to connect with

our church family. RSVP at

In memoriam

Rosemary Segiet

Rosemary Segiet

(Strzycki), 73, of New

Lenox, died Aug. 30. She

is survived by her sons,

Jerry (Sue) Segiet and Gary

Segiet; grandchildren, Alissa

Segiet, Chris Segiet and

nephew J.M. Watts. Rosemary

was preceded in death

by her parents, Frank and

Rose Strzycki (Matuszyk);

husband, Jerome M. Segiet;

and siblings, Bobby Strzycki

and Barbara Watts. Rosemary

was a member of St.

Jude Catholic Church in

New Lenox. Family received

friends at Kurtz Memorial

Chapel. Followed by funeral

service at St. Jude Catholic

Church. Internment was a t

Worship Schedule

Traditional worship is at

9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on

Sundays, and contemporary

worship is at 10:20 a.m. every

first and third Sunday of

the month.

Musical Opportunities

Join the vocal choirs, bells

choirs, or praise team. There

are opportunities for children,

teens, and adults. Rehearsals

are on Wednesday

or Thursday evenings. For

more information, call (815)


Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Team Auditions

6-9 p.m. Monday, Sept.

25. Visit

to find out about the

audition process and to sign

up for an audition.

A Matter of Balance Classes

9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays,

Sept. 28-Nov. 16. A

Matter of Balance is designed

to reduce the fear of

falling and increase activity

levels among older adults.

For more information and

registration, call (815) 462-

6493 or email dmartin@

Resurrection Cemetery. In

lieu of memorials, donations

to P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park

would be appreciated.

Irene F. Fay

Irene F. Fay (nee Zadylak),

97, of New Lenox, died

Aug. 28. She is survived by

her daughter, Nancy (Wayne)

Palmquist; granddaughter,

Lynn Palmquist; and many

nieces and nephews. She was

preceded in death by her parents

Vincent and Sophia (nee

Tokarz) Zadylak; husband,

Harold W. Fay; son, Warren

Fay; and brother, Milton Zadylak.

Family received friends

at Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment

was private.

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Cornerstone Church (1501 S. Gougar

Road, New Lenox)

5th Quarter

The church will host a 5th

Quarter event after every

Lincoln-Way West regular

season home football game:

Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 13 and

Oct. 20. There will be free

pizza, a bonfire, games and

professional athlete speakers.

Henry Domercant, who

played in the European

league for 9 years and now

plays for the Salt Lake City

Stars will be speaking at the

Sept. 22 event. There will

be a free raffle for an autographed

ball each 5th Quarter.

All students and parents

are invited.

Worship Service

8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

every Sunday.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at


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on Thursdays one week prior to


Charles Marquardt

Charles Marquardt, 56,

of New Lenox died Aug.

18. He is survived by his

children Chuck (Stephanie),

Kari (fiancé James)

and Larry; grandchildren

Emma, Zoey, Reiss, Lucas

and Grace; siblings Nancy

(Norm); and niece Lauren.

Family received friends at

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral

Home. Interment was

at St. Mary Cemetery.

Have someone’s life you’d like

to honor? Email Editor James

Sanchez at

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about a loved one who was a

part of the New Lenox community. Life & Arts

the New Lenox Patriot | September 21, 2017 | 21

Delivering training, supplies to deliver babies

Burnam to teach

at midwifery

conference in

southeast Asia

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

In her lifetime, Sherry

Burnam has delivered thousands

of babies — and


In a few short weeks,

however, she will be taking

a trip to teach women how to

do so in a very different environment:


The country, formerly

known as Burma, neighbors

Thailand, Laos, China, India

and Bangladesh. Maternal

and neonatal mortality rates

are high in the country, and

Burnam said in many cases

that could be prevented with

proper training and supplies.

“They’re lacking such basic

things such as even gloves and

any sort of techniques or medications

to prevent something

such as postpartum hemorrhage,

which is the leading

cause of death for pregnant

women [in Myanmar],” said

Burnam, who works as a certified

nurse midwife at Silver

Cross Hospital.

She said her goal is to provide

training and techniques

to the midwives, who will

attend a conference hosted

though Fellowship Associates

of Medical Evangelists.

FAME is a Christian organization

that provides medical

care and resourcing of hospitals

and clinics around the

world, and it is an organization

that Burnam has traveled

to Myanmar with in the past.

For three years prior to

now, she was part of a group

from Lincolnway Christian

Church who traveled to

Myanmar to staff medical

clinics in different villages

in the country. During her

last trip, she talked with a

A mother from Myanmar who was pregnant with her fifth child hears her baby’s heartbeat

for the first time. With her previous four pregnancies she had never had access to

equipment that allowed her to hear the fetal heartbeat.

group of midwives who inspired

her to put together the

midwifery conference.

“They were very eager

when I met with them last

year to share their stories and

to hear ways that they can

provide better care to moms,”

Burnam said. “Many of them,

their villages are so remote

that they have absolutely no

opportunity to transfer to a

physician or a hospital.

“Basically, the lives of

these mothers and babies lay

in the hands of these midwives

who really, again, are

just terribly under-resourced

and just don’t have much in

the way of formal education.

But, they’re very committed

to the care of these moms

and babies. Many of them

end up actually becoming

the primary care providers in

their villages because they’re

really the only ones with any

medical experience.”

She said when she looked

at the “incredibly high” maternal

and neonatal death

rates and the causes of death,

she found that postpartum

hemorrhage for mothers and

birth trauma and prematurity

for babies were the culprits.

Blood pressure issues such

as hypertension are also a

large problem for pregnant

women in the country.

Originally from Mokena,

the Lincoln-Way Central

alumna said she has had a

“heart connection” to Myanmar

her whole life, and her

parents supported a missionary

family to Burma when

she was a child.

“I grew up hearing stories

of Burma and Thailand, and

had always had this connection

to there,” Burnam said.

“So, when FAME decided to

take it’s first trip to Myanmar

four years ago, I was on the

board of directors at FAME,

and I definitely wanted to be

a part of that trip.

“After going there and

falling in love with the people,

it’s just a heart connection

for me with the people

of Myanmar.”

She and Lead Pastor Jeff

Robinson from Lincolnway

Christian Church have traveled

to Myanmar three years

and will again travel there

this year. He will teach a

pastor’s conference around

the same time she is teaching

the midwifery conference.

Burnam will be leaving

Thursday, Sept. 21 and will

be staying in the country

until Oct. 6. A few months

later, in January, a team of

members from the church

will also again be hosting

medical clinics, which Burnam

helped with in the past.

“Focusing in on training

midwives made more sense

since that’s been my career

Sherry Burnam (left) smiles with a young girl she met while

on a previous trip to Myanmar. Photos Submitted

for thirty plus years and it

would be a way to potentially

— at least in certain villages

— to be able to decrease that

maternal and neonatal mortality

rate,” said Burnam,

who has been a certified

nurse midwife since 1986.

She said part of the challenge

in scheduling the medical

trips and the conferences is

accounting for monsoon season

in Myanmar, which floods

areas of the country annually.

“They face challenges

everyday that we couldn’t

even imagine, and they embrace

these challenges with a

healthy attitude and a sense of

gratitude for what they have.

They are the most joyful,

peaceful, loving people I’ve

encountered,” Burnam said

“... It is a different way of life.

They have learned how to get

though the challenges of life

with a positive attitude.

“Every time I go I am

humbled, and I learn from

them, every time.”

The midwives, who may

spend days traveling to the

conference, will mainly

travel by foot or bus — often

standing for hours on the bus,

riding on top of the bus or

even hanging onto the side of

the bus just to get a ride.

Because this is the first

year FAME is holding the

midwifery conference, Burnam

said there is no budget

to cover food and lodging

for the midwives or for the

kits that Burnam will be giving

them once they get to the


There is a GoFundMe

page set up to help raise

funds for the supplies, and

Burnam said she will be accepting

donations until the

fundraising effort is met. To

contribute to the cause, visit


22 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Life & ARts


Relationship with medicine as he or she ages

Kathie Johnson

Director of Family Services for

New Lenox Township

As you get older,

you may be faced

with more health

conditions that you need

to treat on a regular basis.

It is important to be

aware that more use of

medicines and normal body

changes caused by aging

can increase the chance of

unwanted or maybe even

harmful drug interactions.

The more you know about

your medicines and the

more you talk with your

health care professionals,

the easier it is to avoid problems

with medicines.

As you get older, body

changes can affect the way

medicines are absorbed

and used. For example,

changes in the digestive

system can affect how fast

medicines enter the bloodstream.

Changes in body

weight can influence the

amount of medicine you

need to take and how long

it stays in your body. The

circulatory system may

slow down, which can affect

how fast drugs get to the

liver and kidneys. The liver

and kidneys also may work

more slowly, affecting the

way a drug breaks down

and is removed from the

body. Because of these body

changes, there is also a bigger

risk of drug interactions

among older adults.

Therefore, it is important

to know about drug interactions


• Other prescribed

medicines you are currently


• Over the counter

medications, dietary supplements,

vitamins, herbals that

you are currently taking

• Food and alcohol interactions.

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symptoms or feelings you

have when taking a medicine.

Most side effects are

not serious; others can be

more bothersome and even

serious. To help prevent

possible problems with

medicines, seniors must

know about the medicine

they take and how it makes

them feel.

Talk to your health care


It is important to go to all

your medical appointments

and to talk to your team of

health care professionals

(doctors, pharmacists, nurses,

or physician assistants)

about your medical conditions,

the medicines you

take, and any health concerns

you have. It may help

to make a list of comments,

questions, or concerns

before your visit or call to

a health care professional.

Also, think about having

a close friend or relative

come to your appointment

with you if you are unsure

about talking to your health

care professional or would

like someone to help you

understand and remember

answers to your questions.

Here are some other

things to keep in mind when

you are going to speak to

your doctor:

• Always bring an updated

list of ALL your current medicines.

List all prescription

and OTC medicines, dietary

supplements, vitamins, and

herbals you take. This list

should show name of drug,

strength, dose, and why you

are taking the medication.

Ask your doctor for his list of

medication schedule. Using

this information you can

compare with what you have.

• All doctors should have

your current written medical

history. Keep a written list

of your health conditions

that you can easily share

with your doctors. Your

primary care doctor should

also know about any specialist

doctors you may see

on a regular basis.

•Bring an advocate with

you. This person could

be a relative, a friend or

care-giver. Bring that list

of questions, concerns and

problems that you have.

Your advocate can make

sure these subjects are

discussed with your doctor.

The advocate can even take

notes for you so you can

concentrate on your discussion

with your doctor.

•Tell your doctor if you

are worried about the cost of

your medicine. Your doctor

may not know how much

your prescription costs,

but may be able to tell you

about another less expensive

medicine, such as a generic

drug or OTC product.

• Talk to your pharmacist.

One of the most important

services a pharmacist can

offer is to speak to you

about your medicines. Your

pharmacist can help you

understand how and when

to take your medicines,

what side affects you might

experience or what interactions

may occur.

Here are some other ways

your pharmacist can help:

• Many pharmacists keep

track of medicines on their

computer. If you buy your

medicines at one store and

tell your pharmacist all the

OTC and prescription medicines

or dietary supplements

you take, your pharmacist

can help make sure your

medicines don’t interact

harmfully with one another.

• Ask your pharmacist

to place your prescription

medicines in easy-to-open

containers if you have a

hard time taking off childproof

caps and do not have

young children living in or

visiting your home. Remember

to keep all medicines

out of the sight and

reach of children.

• Your pharmacist may be

able to print labels on prescription

medicine containers

in larger type, if reading

the medicine label is hard

for you.

There are many more

steps you can take to becoming

a smarter consumer

and a healthier person. One

way you can help yourself

is to attend the Manhattan-

New Lenox TRIAD meeting

on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the

New Lenox Police Station,

200 Veterans Blvd., New

Lenox. The guest speaker

for our September TRIAD

meeting is Heather Carlton,

from the Pharmacy Department

of Jewel-Osco on

Nelson Road in New Lenox.

Heather will be there to

discuss medication safety

and other topics for older

Americans. The Pharmacy

Department of Jewel-Osco

will also be offering vaccinations.

If you are interested

in receiving a vaccine,

you may plan to arrive early

the day of the meeting or

stay after the meeting to

receive one.

Note: Please bring your

Medicare Card or your

insurance card with you.

The Manhattan-New Lenox

TRIAD is a non-profit organization

from Will County and

New Lenox Police Departments

and several other organizations

from each community. All

are welcome. No membership

or costs. Any questions? Call

Kathie Johnson at New Lenox

Township, (815) 717-6221. puzzles

the New Lenox Patriot | September 21, 2017 | 23

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur


1. Quench one’s thirst

6. Mil. defense grp.

9. Seed again

14. Cashew family


15. “Kill Bill” star,


16. Host

17. Explosive liquid

18. H+, e.g.

19. “On Golden Pond”


20. New Lenox golf


23. Crawler

24. They’re quite


26. Foreboding atmosphere

29. State bird of


30. Quirky

31. Chicago’s University



34. A breeze

38. Michigan city,

with Grand

40. Breakfast fare

41. They parallel radii

42. Interstate hauler

43. Bow’s opposite

45. ___ whim

46. Software delivery


49. Music downloader

51. Book starters

54. __ de-toilette

56. Chinese restaurant

in Mokena

58. Furnished patio

60. Get wet

61. Put to the test

64. Whale show

65. Compass point

66. Conger catcher

67. Indian state

68. Rapid connector to

an ISP

69. Bottom of the



1. Fig. in identity theft

2. George Sand’s “Elle et


3. Recipe info, abbr.

4. Goldsmith’s units

5. Concerning finance

6. Hotel offering

7. French love

8. Member of a Biblical


9. Use for support

10. Whiny music genre

11. Sean Connery and


12. Wine: Prefix

13. Miss Mae

21. Go silent (up)

22. Rd. or hwy.

25. Fishing rod attachment

26. Uncontrollable


27. Eric who wrote the

book for “Spamalot”

28. Husband of the first


32. Spellbound

33. Bother, with “at”

35. Most quoted author

36. Healthy mind

37. Affirmative votes

39. “Not yet final,”


41. Brand-new

44. Actress Diana

47. Church courtyard

48. The “greatest” boxer

50. Loan shark?

51. Aquatic cracker toppings

52. Certain subatomic


53. Sweetheart

54. Literary lioness

55. Sounds of relief

57. “Death on the ___”

mystery thriller

59. U.S. med. group

62. Neurology abbreviation

63. E.R. figures

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan



Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road,

New Lenox; (815) 463-


5-8 p.m. Tuesdays: Piano

Styles by Joe


The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave., Lockport;

(815) 836-8893)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and

Thursdays: Karaoke

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive,

Lockport; (708) 301-


■8-11 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:


■7-10 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Cosmic Bowl


Mullets Sports Bar and


(14903 S. Bell Road,

Homer Glen; (708) 645-


■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:



Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort; (815)


■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.


The Alley Grill and Tap


(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708) 478-


■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena;

(708) 478-8888)

■6 ■ p.m. Thursdays,

Fridays and Saturdays:

Performance by Jerry


Jenny’s Southside Tap

(10160 191st St., Mokena;

(708) 479-6873)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Avenue, Psychic

night - second Tuesday

every month.

■9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:


■Fridays ■ and Saturdays:

Live bands

To place an event

in The Scene, email



24 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Life & Arts

NL firefighters raise nearly $7,900

during annual Fill-the-Boot Drive

Submitted by New Lenox Fire

Protection District

For three consecutive

Fridays in August, the New

Lenox Fire Protection District

firefighters took to the

streets of New Lenox at two

area intersections in order to

“Fill the Boot” with coins

and cash for the Muscular

Dystrophy Association.

“It was a total team effort,”

said Lt. Brian Applegate, cochair

of the NLFPD Fill the

Boot committee. “Everyone

that participated did a great

job raising money for the

drive. Every dollar and cent

counts and car really add up

to do great things.”

Every year the MDA

partners with fire districts

throughout the United States

to help raise funds for their

Fill the Boot program. All

proceeds from the program

go directly to the families of

MDA to help finance medical

treatments and any physical

therapy needs that are

required for the individuals

affected by the disease.

“This year, New Lenox

firefighters raised $7,849.87

New Lenox


Greg Gaj (left

to right), Lucas

Stock and Trey

Kelly pose for a

picture with the

boots they use

to fill money

with from local

donors. Photo


thanks to the generosity

of the residents of New

Lenox,” said NLFPD Fire

Chief Adam Riegel. “This is

the best the district has ever

done for Fill the Boot. We

really want to thank everyone

who donated for their

support this year during the

Fill the Boot drive for the




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Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association

Launches 2017 Tour Of Homes September 22.

Friday, September 22

marks the start of the

2017 Tour Of Homes presented

by the Southwest

Suburban Home Builders

Association (SSHBA). The

Tour Of Homes runs for two

consecutive weekends with

builder model homes on

display from noon until 5

p.m. Friday, Saturday and

Sunday. Admission is free.

“The Tour Of Homes gives

home shoppers an unprecedented

opportunity to see

some of the best new housing

options in the south and

southwest suburbs,” said

Shannon Rocha, SSHBA

executive officer. “The

models represent designs

that are available in each

neighborhood…and some

are even ready for sale now

with quick move-in.”

In all, 20 homes will be

available for the public to

tour in communities spanning

from Palos Park to

Manhattan and from Plainfield

to Frankfort. They

range in size from 1,692

to more than 8,000 square

feet and in price from the

$300,000s to more than

$1 million.

The 2017 Tour Of Homes

showcase builders include:

• T.J. Cachey Builders,

Inc.—25532 Riley Erin

Road in Leighlinbridge

in Manhattan

• J. Michael Builders—25913

West Canyon

Boulevard in The Preserve

in Plainfield

• Gallagher & Henry

—9041 Gloucester Road

in Farmingdale Village in


• Ascend Real Estate

Group—12895 Rosa Lane

in Estates of Montefiori in


• Ascend Real Estate

Group—12894 Rosa Lane

in Estates of Montefiori


• A & J Construction—15310

S. Oak Run Court in

Creekside Estates South

in Lockport

• M/I Homes—16015 W.

Pennyroyal Lane in Sagebrook

in Lockport

• Riverview Builders, Inc.—

16936 Lilac Lane in Parkside

Estates in Lockport

• M.C. Custom Homes

—16735 Deerwood Drive

in Oak Creek in Lockport

• Brian Wille Construction—15810

Mueller Way

in Prairie Ridge in New


• PDH Builders, Inc.—

13905 Breanne Lane in

Stonebridge Woods in

Homer Glen

• M/I Homes—13651 Amelia

Drive in Kettering Estates

in Lemont

• Beechen & Dill Homes,

Inc.—13889 Creek Crossing

Drive in Greystone

Ridge in Orland Park

• D.B De Paulo Construction—12413

S. Hobart Ave.

in Palos Park

• Flaherty Builders, Inc.

—14342 Fawn View Circle

in Deer Haven in Orland


• Beechen & Dill Homes,

Inc.—10022 Franchesca

Lane in Parkside Square

in Orland Park

• Charleton Highlands Development,


Emerson Drive in Charleton

Highlands in Orland


• Gallagher & Henry— 17531

Humber Lane in Radcliffe

Place in Tinley Park

• Crana Homes, Inc.—19839

Mulroy Circle in Brookside

Meadows in Tinley Park

• Flaherty Builders, Inc.

—8483 Dungarven Road

in Frankfort Meadows in


According to Rocha, models

in the Tour Of Homes

run the gamut from elegant

ranches to classic two-story

designs to a one-of- a-kind

custom residence. Those

who walk through all of the

homes can experience the

variety of floor plans and

housing styles that make

Chicago’s southwest suburbs

a popular choice for

today’s homebuyers. They

can see what’s in fashion for

finishes and features, check

out the latest products and

trends, and feel the building


They also can learn about

all the advantages of new

construction—such as energy

efficiency, flexible floor

plans, personalization options,

fewer repairs and less

maintenance, advanced

technology, and overall


For more information on

each of the models and

builders in the 2017 Tour

Of Homes, visit www.SSH-

SSHBA is a professional

organization that supports

the American dream of

home ownership and promotes

high standards, professionalism

and service

within the building industry.

SSHBA builders also

are members of the Home

Builders Association of Illinois

(HBAI) and the National

Association of Home

Builders (NAHB).

The group is proud to

sponsor the 2017 Tour Of

Homes, which is being held

September 22nd through

24th and September 29th

through October 1st. Models

will be open from noon

to 5 p.m. each weekend.

For an interactive map

that can guide you to all

communities and home

locations, log onto www.

26 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot local living

Customer Satisfaction through the Roof at Prairie Trails in Manhattan

Excellent Communications translates into positive home buying and building experience

Distinctive Home Builders continues

to add high quality homes

to Manhattan at Prairie Trails;

its latest new home community,

located within the highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way School District.

Many families are thrilled to call

Prairie Trails home and couldn’t

be happier.

“Homes are one of the last truly

hand made major purchase there

is,” said Bryan Nooner, president

of Distinctive Home Builders.

“Many of our skilled craftsmen

have been working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

giving us one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.”

“But don’t take our word for it ask

our homeowners,” urges Nooner.

Nancy Schueler and her husband

Jim purchased an Ashley ranch at

Prairie Trails last year. “We raised

four sons in a large five-bedroom

home in Mokena. We knew and

liked the area but could not find

what we were looking for in New

Lenox or Mokena. We went a little

further to Manhattan and saw

this home on an oversize lot with

pond views, met with Bryan and

Lynne and liked what we heard.

Bryan sat down with us and allowed

us to make changes we

thought we might like such as

enlarging the width of the home

to accommodate a larger kitchen

and we bumped out a three car

garage because my husband likes

to woodwork and needed the extra

space,” said Nancy Schueler.

“The building process was

great,” continued Schueler. “We

had a picture of a home we wanted

to buy in Colorado and Bryan

customized the facade of our new

home to replicate it. We also liked

the fact that Bryan lived locally

and that we worked with a family

company. He had a good handle

on what we were looking for even

making suggestions about things

that we didn’t even think of. It was

overwhelming but we would do it

all over again. Everything Distinctive

said they would do they did.

If anything wasn’t kosher with us,

they changed it. Distinctive was

so willing to make us happy, was

always present to walk us through

our home under construction and

answer any questions.”

Karie and Jason Emerson recently

built a Prairie model at

Prairie Trails. “Our experience

with Distinctive Home Builders

could not have gone more

smoothly,” said Karie Emerson.

“Everyone says building a home is

one of the most stressful experiences

but ours could not have been

better. Our initial home search

was for a resale home with not

much luck, then we saw an article

in the newspaper for new homes

in Manhattan. We went there and

met Lynne and we were SOLD.

“We found a great lot, a perfect

model for us and worked closely

with Lynne and Bryan on the

design and without their help we

would not have been able to build

such a beautiful home,” continued

Emerson. “We made a lot of modifications

to the standard Prairie

model which was never a problem.

We loved that we were able to see

the progress on their client portal

and Distinctive delivered our

home in the time frame promised.

All of the subcontractors treated

the building of our home as if it

was their own. Thank you Bryan,

Josh, Lynne, Jeff and everyone

that we came into contact with

at Distinctive Home Builders you

gave us our Dream Home.”

Tony and Nikki Uranin lived on

the other side of Manhattan and

wanted a new home they could

grow into with their two young

children ages 2 and 4 – with more

space and new trees. Nikki was

born and raised in Manhattan

and was previously a teacher in

the Manhattan school system.

They also have a lot of family

living nearby.

“We checked out many builders

in the area and Distinctive

had the floor plan and upgrades

we were looking for within our

price range,” said Nikki Uranin.

“From the moment we met with

Lynne we were connected - our

kids loved her and she was not

pushy. The key decision were the

layouts compared to what else was

out there. We even had a home to

sell and they held our lot for us.”

“There was also great communication

throughout the process,”

she added. We met with Bryan,

the owner, and reviewed designs

and wanted to extend our loft

upstairs. Bryan worked on the

floor plan with us and we were

able to do it!

“There is even an App on your

phone where they posted building

progress. Everything went

smoothly. It was a breeze making

selections with the vendors - they

told us that Distinctive was great

to build with. Distinctive was very

responsive after we moved in

when we had a leak from a storm.

They came out the next day and

took care of the issue right away.”

Harold and Molly Hewitt lived in

New Lenox the last 20 years and

initially had no interest in building.

“We then put a deposit down

with another builder and soon

after had to cancel,” explained

Harold Hewitt. “When we came

back to them we lost all of our

incentives. We found out that

Distinctive Home Builders offered

incentives and after meeting with

Lynne; who took us through many

different homes, we put down a


The Hewitts built a Foxgrove

model and took advantage of the

customization from Distinctive

Home Builders. “We did three

custom changes: We moved the

master suite from the front of

the house to the back so we could

enjoy the lake views, made the

loft bigger and added a bathroom

downstairs. Our old house lacked

natural light so we added additional

larger windows throughout

our new home,” said Hewitt.

“The building process went

fast for us because the weather

was on our side and we moved

in last May,” Harold continued.

“Lynne explained all of our options

and she and Bryan went

over everything at a later date

pretty much seamlessly. We knew

what we wanted and appreciated

Lynne’s suggestions and accessed

the online portal for construction

updates and pictures. We have one

child, age 16 still living at home

currently attending Lincoln Way

West, a fine school.”

Frazer and Linda Gulli closed

eight months ago on an Arbor

ranch. Two of their grown children

live across the street in another

subdivision and a third not

too far from there. “When Distinctive

opened up we were curious,”

said Linda Gulli. “We wanted to

be close enough to help with the

kids but not too close. We built

a ranch, made custom changes

and have plenty of room for us.

We modified the master bath and

replaced the second closet with

a walk-in shower. We also added

a lot of canned lighting; so far

we have been told that we have

the most canned lighting in the


“We previously built a townhome

so we were familiar with building,”

Gulli continued. The process

was fine with Distinctive, they

were accommodating and willing

to meet us after work. Distinctive

also has a web site where we

logged in to check progress and

pictures as our home was being

built. Even though we drove by

often it was a nice convenience

and understand how some people

who live further away can appreciate

it. Lynne and Josh are so nice

and helpful! We appreciate all the

help throughout the whole process

from both of them! Everyone at

Distinctive is nice and even now

that we are moved in they still

wave to us when they drive by! We

can see the lake from our home,

the neighbors are very friendly

and we absolutely love the fact

that the Wauponsee Glacial Trail

is so close for us to just hop on

with our bikes.”

There are 13 ranch, split-level

and six two-story single-family

home styles to choose from each

offering three to eight different

exterior elevations. The three- to

four-bedroom homes feature two

to two-and-one-half baths, twoto

three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick exteriors

on all four sides of the first

floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood floors

in the kitchen, baths and foyer;

genuine wood trim and doors

and concrete driveways can all

be yours at Prairie Trails. All

home sites at Prairie Trails can

accommodate a three-car garage;

a very important amenity to the

Manhattan homebuyer, according

to Nooner.

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site, as

well as direct access to the 22-mile

Wauponsee Glacial Prairie Path

that borders the community and

meanders through many neighboring

communities and links to

many other popular trails. The

Manhattan Metra station is less

than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive

Home Builders has built

homes throughout Manhattan

in the Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well as

in the Will and south Cook county

areas over the past 30 years.

Visit the on-site sales information

center for unadvertised

specials and view the numerous

styles of homes being offered

and the available lots. Call

Lynne Rinck at (708) 737-9142 for

more information or visit www.

The Prairie Trails new home information

center is located three

miles south of Laraway Rd. on

Rt. 52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

and always available by appointment.

Specials, prices, specifications,

standard features, model

offerings, build times and lot

availability are subject to change

without notice. Please contact a

Distinctive representative for current

pricing and complete details. real estate

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The New Lenox Patriot’s

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The seller purchased this great townhome

because of the location and the many

features this property offered.

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Amenities: Open kitchen overlooks the

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July 7

• 137 Kimber Drive, New Lenox, 60451-

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• 145 Sunset Trail, New Lenox,

60451-2597 - Hud to Christine Butkus,


• 146 Pleasant St., New Lenox, 60451-

2071 - Stratton Enterprises Llc to Robert

W. Piane, Adrienne Piane $237,500

• 2892 Cole Lane, New Lenox, 60451-

2634 - Joseph A. Dallio to Zachary J.

Davy, Melanie R. Davy $357,000

July 6

• 705 Schoolgate Road, New Lenox,

60451-3202 - John M. Ferraro to Michael

J. Witte, Beata A. Witte $254,000

• 719 Tauber Road, New Lenox, 60451-

9585 - Raymond J. Standard to Katharine

A. Wollek, $143,500

• 912 Southgate Road, New Lenox,

60451-3211 - Linda M. Schoudel to

Raymond J. Standard, $215,000

• 914 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox,

60451-2207 - Black Square Funding Llc

to Ellsworth C. Wolf, $145,000

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SW Suburban Manufacturing

Company seeks a person with

experience in B2B Sales of

industrial products

(non-chemical). Our new line

of products are mainly for use

in packaging, distribution and

logistics centers. This is an

inside, consultative sales

position which will focus on

new product sales

development and existing

product sales. Outside

customer contact “as needed”.

It is not an outside sales nor a

telemarketing position. This is

a sales/marketing function

selecting and targeting

decision makers to discuss the

new product features relative

to the prospect’s existing &

potential needs. Successful

candidates should be

proactive and have strong

sales experience. Excellent

salary and fringe benefits.

This is NOT a

commission-paid position.

Annual performance bonus

potential. Send resume to:

AERO Rubber

Company, Inc.


Fax: 708-430-4909

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

homemakers and retirees.

Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

Construction Laborer

Wanted. Must have

driver’s license &

transportation. Will train.

Call 708.373.4135.

Wait Staff & Multiple

Positions Needed

Please apply directly to:

Peppermill Restaurant

19137 S. Wolf Rd,

Mokena. 708.478.8748



1003 Help Wanted

P/T Tagger

We will train the right person.

Duties incl’d replenishing

Sales Tags & Office Supplies

for Tagging Dept., monitor

quanities of tagging supplies,

tag merchandise, monitor &

proof info & benefits for

showroom merchandise so

sales staff has necessary info.

Ensure all advertised items

are accurately priced by start

& end of promo. Must have

attn to detail, be able to walk

85% of day, proficient

computer/ data entry skills,

basic math, able to work

independently when given

instructions. Hours: Mon-Fri,

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Apply online, in

person, or fax resume.

Darvin Furniture

15400 S. LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 60462

Fax: 708.460.4142

School Bus Drivers Wanted

Safe, caring drivers needed in

Homer CCSD 33C, Homer


regular & favorable hours,

work days based on student

calendar. Opportunity for

overtime. Call 708.226.7625

or visit &

open “Employment” tab to

complete application.

Hiring Desk Clerk (3-11

p.m & 11 p.m.-7 a.m.) &

Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at

Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

Exp. Legal Secretary

wanted for busy law office.

Send resume to:



Hamilton’s Pub Lemont

Now hiring Cooks. Apply

at 14196 McCarthy Rd,

Lemont, IL. 630.754.7718

Days & Weekends

1003 Help


Chef or cook needed to join

our team! Little exp needed;

we will train you. We will

work around class schedules.


6 Elwood St, Frankfort

Housekeeper F/T or P/T

Weekends req. Apply in

person or email

Sleep Inn

18420 Spring Creek Dr.

Tinley Park

Bartender/Asst. Manager &

Security needed. Must be

over 21. Will train. Local

bar. 708.612.5040

1004 Employment



$100/week mailing brochures

from home! No exp. req.

Helping home workers since

2001! Genuine opportunity.

Start immediately!

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.


Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1025 Situations


A retiree, 81, needs his

billing & ancient history

writing w/ some foreign

words typed at $1 per page

(double- spaced). Call

(708) 460-6060.



1052 Garage Sale

Homer Glen 14644 Edinburgh

Ct. 9/22-23, 8-3. Household,

clothes and shoes. New, old

and vintage.

Mokena 11360 193rd St. 9/22-

23, 8-5. Tools, antiques, welders,

generators, hydraulic cylinders,

plasma cutter, furn.

Mokena , 19341 Lancaster Dr.

Thurs. 9/21 &Fri. 9/22 9-4p.

Sat 9/23, 9-1p. Hshld items,

baby items & baby girl’s

clothing & more!

New Lenox 1055 Southgate Rd

9/22-23, 9-3. Huge sale. Too

many items to list!

New Lenox 2927 Taylor Glen

Dr 9/23 9-3pm Black amethyst

glass, snowglobes, Elvis misc,

holiday decor & much more!

New Lenox, 1607 S. Reagan

Rd. 9/21 -9/23, 8-2p. Bikes,

dishes, china, crystal, german

mugs, wine glasses, Xmas,

wicker, table cloths, tools, furnace,

Chevy parts, 80 gal. compressor,

tons of womens

clothes & antiques.

Orland Park 14700 S. 94th

Ave. Christ Lutheran Church

9/22, 9-3pm; 9/23, 9-1pm

Big rummage/bake sale

Tinley Park 7421 W. 161st St.

9/22-23, 10-3. Tools, woodworking

&mechanic, garden

& lawn, X-mas, lumber &


1053 Multi Family


New Lenox 3315 Cascade Ln.

9/22, Noon-4; 9/23-24, 9-4.

Bdrm set, pool tbl, Legos, afghans,

PS3, Wii, Exo-terra XL

terr (36x18x36), DVDs, decor,

SW oak din set ($500).

New Lenox 5Homes, 9/22-23,

Sprngvw WSub (Rt 6@Greeley/Gougar

@ Edgecrk) on

Norwood &Avondale. Hshld

& much more! 8-3p.

1057 Estate Sale

Lockport, 247 E. North St.

9/23-9/24 &9/29-9/30, 9-3p.

Housewares, bookcases, collectibles,

bells, eagles &Harley

Davidson memorobilia.

New Lenox, 1400 E. Francis

Rd. Sat. 9/23, 8-2p. Antiques,

painted furn, hshld items, art

books, shelves, too much to


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Collection of 56 Beanie Babies,

some rare, like tosell asa

set. Various items of Princes

House Crystal (only interested

people call btw. 8a.m.-3 p.m.)


2900 Merchandise

Under $100

24 ft aluminum ladder, like

new $100. 708.301.5849

48” wrought iron patio table

and 4 chairs $90. 815.469.6554

All wood blanket holder, quilts

too. $50. 708.301.0714

Assorted variety of wood cigar

boxes. Can beused for storage

of small house hold items $1

ea. 708.349.3161

Beautiful schnading loveseat.

Excellent condition! Perfect for

condo, apartment $50. Oval

coffee table w/ heavy beveled

glass top $35. 708.301.0249.

Leave message for Sharon.

Burgundy queen size duel control

electric blanket, $30. Powder

blue full size single control

electric blanket $25.


DP 500 rowing exerciser G.C.

with manual $45. Royal typewriter

G.C. $15. 708.710.0170

Gold clubs, bag & accessories,

used tiwce $100. See it to believe

it! 708.601.1947

Grandmother’s crib (2014)

rarely used crib & mattress

$50. Excellent condition!


Green glass tealight holders

$10. Front/rear new bike light

$8. 2 pack LED light bulbs

$3.50. 24 AA batteries $5.

Revlon curling iron $6.


Grill & tank $20. 100 ft. rubber

hose $10. 4cream dining room

chair covers, 4 for $20.


Halloween collection, big box,

no junk, all good clean stuff.


Halloween new doormat $9.

Mohawk runner rug $10. Black

2ft. x3ft. new floormats $5.

New marble rolling pin $15.


Handle for kitchen drawers &

doors. BRass with back plate.

55 for $2 ea. or $90 for all.


Ladies jeweled sweaters $5 ea.

Ladies Spirit roller blades,

good condition $20.


Makita 4” disc grinder. 10,000

RPM $20. 708.873.1245

Mens stuff: yellow sport

jacket, 38L $30. Dark pink

jacket 40R $40. Bears XL

blue/orange jacket $35. Ski

gloves XL $5. 708.460.8308

Microwave shelf unit with

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stand, jungle wood, 3.5 ft tall

$50. 708.479.7480

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38 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

This Week In…

Knights varsity



■Sept. ■ 22 - hosts Lincoln-

Way East, 7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Homewood-

Flossmoor, 5:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 28 - at Oak Forest,

5:30 a.m.

Boys golf

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Joliet Central

Invitational, 1 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Hinsdale

Central Invitational, 8 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - SWSC Conference

Tournament, TBA

■Sept. ■ 28 - hosts Lincoln-Way

West/Schuman Cup, 3:45


Girls golf

■Sept. ■ 26 - SWSC Conference

Tournament, TBD

Girls tennis

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Lincoln-Way

West Invitational, 8 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - at Andrew, 4:30


Boys soccer

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Sandburg, 11


■Sept. ■ 24 - at PepsiCo

Showdown Championship,


■Sept. ■ 25 - at Plainfield

South, 6:15 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 6:15 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 28 - at Thornton, 4:30


Girls swimming

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Wildcat

Championships, 5 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Wildcat

Championships, 5 p.m.

Boys cross country

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Bartlett

Invitational, 9 a.m.

Girls cross country

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Naperville

Invitational, 5 p.m.

Warriors Varsity



■Sept. ■ 22 - hosts Homewood-

Flossmoor, 7 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Sept. ■ 21 - at Stagg, 5:30


■Sept. ■ 22 - at Rich East

Invite, 5 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Rich East

Invite, 9 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Lincoln-Way

East, 5:30 p.m.

Boys golf

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Joliet Invite, 5


■Sept. ■ 26 - at SWSC meet,

8:30 a.m.

Girls golf

■Sept. ■ 21 - hosts Sandburg,

4 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - at SWSC meet,

9:30 a.m.

Girls tennis

■Sept. ■ 21 - at Bradley-

Bourbonnais, 4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - hosts Warrior

Tennis Invite, 8:30 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Thornwood,

4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 27 - at Joliet Catholic,

4:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

■Sept. ■ 21 - hosts Lincoln-Way

East, 6:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Lockport, 9


■Sept. ■ 24 - at PepsiCo

Showdown, TBA

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Andrew,




6:30 p.m.

Girls swimming

■Sept. ■ 21 - at Andrew, 4:30


■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Lockport,

4:30 p.m.

Girls cross country

■Sept. ■ 23 - at East Peoria

Invitational, 9:30 a.m.

Celtics Varsity



■Sept. ■ 22 - at Brother Rice,

7:30 p.m.

Girls volleyball

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Rich East

Invite, 5 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Rich East

Invite, 9 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts Bishop

McNamara, 6 p.m.

Boys golf

■Sept. ■ 22 - at Don Nichols

Invite, 1 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Sterling

Invitational, 9 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 25 - at Ruth Lake

Challenge, 2 p.m.

Girls golf

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Naperville

North Invite, 9 a.m.

Boys soccer

■Sept. ■ 23 - hosts Bremen,

10 a.m.

■Sept. ■ 25 - hosts Joliet West,

4:30 p.m.

■Sept. ■ 26 - hosts St. Rita, 6


Girls cross country

■Sept. ■ 23 - at Tinley Park

Invitational, 9 a.m.

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Boys cross country

■Girls ■ cross country

Sept. 23 - at Tinley Park

Invitational, 9 a.m.

Athelete of the week

10 Questions

with Cassidy Wyman

Cassidy Wyman is a senior at

Lincoln-Way Central on the

girls varsity volleyball team.

How is the season going

so far?

Well, last season we kind

of had a rebuilding year, because

some of us switched

from East to Central and everybody

was all new to each

other. So we kind of had a

rough year, but this year we

started off way better. We

just started off with a way

better start and I think we’ll

have a really good season.

When did you start

playing volleyball?

I started playing when I

was about 7. My mom basically

wanted me to do it, so I

did it and ended up liking it

and sticking with it.

Who is your role model?

I think my mom is my role

model, because she pushes

me to work hard and never

give up.

What are some of your

personal goals for the


Just to have a great attitude,

even if we are winning

or losing, and to always push

to be the best I could be.

If you could travel

anywhere in the world,

where would you go?

I would probably go to Italy.

I don’t know, I just think

it’s cool and there’s a lot of

cool things to see there.

What are you most

excited for this season?

Playing East and the better

schools to see how we could

do against them, because I

think we’ll be able to put up

really good games with them.

Are you looking to play

volleyball in college?

What schools are you

looking at?

Yes. I’m just looking at

schools around the area like

North Central, St. Xavier

and St. Francis.

If you could only eat

one thing for the rest of

your life, what would

you choose?

Probably Chipotle, because

I go there a lot and I

really like it.

Photo submitted

If you could switch

places with one person

for a day who would

you pick?

Kylie Jenner, I guess, because

she doesn’t really do

anything and makes a lot of


What is one of you

favorite memories with

your team?

Beating [Joliet Catholic

Academy] in the game before

regionals... It was really exciting

because we broke their

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Girls tennis

Knights place third at invite in tuneup for sectional

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

With the conference and sectional

tennis meets on the horizon, the

Lincoln-Way Central girls tennis

team is looking to continue to improve

in a very competitive season.

The Knights certainly had some

good performances, especially by

their singles players, as they placed

third in the Sandburg Girls Tennis

Invite which was held on Saturday,

Sept. 16, in Orland Park.

The invite included three other

teams that will be in the same sectional

as Central.

“We’ve had a tough schedule

to start off the season,” Central

coach Sue Schneider said. “But

that shows our weaknesses and

what we have to work on. Our top

singles players are strong.”

Through last weekend, the

Knights (7-6 overall, 2-0 in the

SouthWest Suburban Red) were

tied with Stagg for first place in

their division of the SWSC. If the

standings of the Sandburg Invite

are an indication, then Central has

a good chance to capture it this

season. Since the inception of the

SWSC in 2005, the Knights have

never won the conference.

Last weekend they almost

matched Lincoln-Way East for second

at the invite. East has moved

from the Red to the Blue Division

of the SWSC this season leaving

the door open for Central.

Thanks to an epic 7-6, 7-5 win

by East senior Rachel Schlike in a

third place match at second singles,

the Griffins finished with a total of

19 points and were in second place

by themselves. If she would have

lost the Griffins would have tied

for second with Central, which

placed third (18 points). The Sandburg

Blue team, one of two that

the Eagles entered, won three of

the four titles — including senior

Agnes Florczyk defeating Knight

sophomore Kiana Sikich 6-1, 6-2

for the second singles title, to finish

first with 29 total points. The

Sandburg Gold team (14 points)

placed fourth.

Lemont (12 points) was fifth and

No. 1 doubles player Natalie Spudic serves the ball. The Knights placed

third at the tournament.

Andrew (11 points) and Shepard

(11 points) tied for sixth. Providence

(10 points) was eighth, followed

by Marist (8 points), Stagg

(7 points), Mother McAuley (4

points) and Reavis (3 points)

rounded out the 12 team field.

Still, Sikich getting to the title

match helped show the depth of

the Knights singles players. She

defeated Schlike 6-1, 6-1 in the


“I thought I played pretty good,”

Sikich said. “I was a little tired at

the end, but did pretty well overall.

I want to be more consistent the

rest of the season. My goal is to get

to state.”

That’s also the goal of Central’s

top singles player, Emma Rimkunas.

Now a sophomore, she went to

state last season as a freshman.

“I’ve done pretty well,” Rimkunas

said of this season. “I feel

I’ve done better than last year. I’ve

worked a lot on my serve. Coming

in [and being the top singles player

as a freshman] was a lot to take in

at first. But I feel like we have a

better team bond this year.”

In the Invite, Rimkunas fell to

Providence senior Sophie Davis

6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals. But

bounced back to beat Andrew

sophomore Lily Darman 6-2, 6-1

in the third place match. In the No.

1 singles title match, Sandburg junior

Anna Loureiro remained undefeated

on the season with a 6-0,

6-3 win over Davis.

Central travels to Andrew for a

key SWSC Red match on Tuesday,

Sept. 26, at 4:30 p.m.

“No, I hadn’t played her, Rimkunas

said of facing a conference opponent

in Darmen. “But it’s crazy

how fast the [conference meet] is

coming up. We have a lot of people

in our conference also playing in

our sectional.”

In first doubles at the invite,

Central seniors Kaitlyn Blake and

Natalie Spudic lost 10-5 in a super

tiebreaker to Marist senior Caitlyn

Foggie and sophomore Bella Rabianski

in the quarterfinals. They

won their next two matches, including

toppling the Andrew duo of

juniors Samantha Guzik and Haley

Kamholz 6-1, 6-2 for fifth place.

Shepard seniors Rachel Habbal

and Brooke Zielke defeated East

seniors Makenzie Helsel and Cassandra

Weyker 6-3, 6-2 in the final.

At No. 2 doubles, Knight senior

Danielle Mikos and freshman

Micaela Cesta also lost a quarterfinal

tiebreaker, this one was 6-4

to Providence senior Abby Bruno

and junior Olivia Goodwin. Mikos

and Cesta eventually placed sixth

with a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Marist

sophomore Katarina Balchunasin

and senior Kaitlyn Meyer in the

Kiana Sikich gears up for a serve Saturday, Sept. 16, during the

Sandburg Invitational in Orland Park. photos by geoff Stellfox/22nd

Century Media

fifth place match.

The Sandburg Blue team of Mia

Strolia and Konstance Delis defeated

the Sandburg Gold team of

senior Angie Rooks and junior Celanie

Peng 6-1, 6-1 for the second

doubles title.

Central was edged by 4-3 in a

SWSC dual meet match against perennial

power Homewood-Flossmoor

on Sept. 5 in Flossmoor. But

a good sign for the Knights was

they won the top singles matches.

“Emma is very focused and driven,”

Schneider said of Rimkunas.

“She’s very competitive and knows

how to hold her own. Her goal this

year is to get a couple of wins at

state. For Kiana [Sikich], she’s

been playing well and her goal is

also to get to state.”

The Knights travel to Palos Hill

for a key SWSC Red match on

Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m.

This Saturday, Sept. 23, starting at

8 a.m., they travel down the road

to participate in the Lincoln-Way

West Invite.

All three Lincoln-Way schools,

along with Homewood-Flossmoor,

Providence and the host

Thunderbolts, with be at the Andrew

Sectional - which will be

held on Oct. 14. Sports

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Boys Soccer

Celtics score five goals after being tied at half

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Celtics midfielder Cam Cutler (right) and Titans midfielder

Isaiah Andrade battle for the ball.

It’s always exciting when

someone scores a hat trick in


How about two players

doing it for the same team?

That’s what happened for the

Providence boys soccer team

last week, as senior forwards

Scottie Slocum and Silvio

Gkizas did the trick, literally.

Slocum scored a seasonhigh

four goals, and Gkizas

added three, as the Celtics

pulled away from a halftime

tie and went on to a 7-2 victory

over Tinley Park in a

nonconference matchup between

local teams Sept. 11 at

the Providence soccer fields

in New Lenox.

Providence (4-4) ended a

two-game losing streak by

blanking the Titans (2-5-1)

and going on a scoring barrage

in the second half.

“It was just our coach telling

us at halftime that he

didn’t like the way we were

playing,” said Slocum of the

pep talk from Providence

coach Dan Potempa. “We

were sleepwalking, we were

sluggish, and he told us we

needed to get better. He told

us we needed to be the guy

to step up, and that got us

pumped up.”

It sure did, as Slocum

scored a pair of goals in a

19-second span. On the first

one, he took a pass from

sophomore midfielder Carter

Appleton near the right post

and crossed it into the back

left corner. Seconds later, he

took a pass from Gkizas and

streaked down the left side

to deposit another goal with

36 minutes and 33 seconds

to play in the game.

For good measure Gkizas

fed Slocum again 5 minutes

or so later, and he blasted a

top-shelf tally with 30:52

remaining. That gave Slocum

a hat trick in a 6-minute

span and improved his scoring

total to nine goals on the


“This is really our first

season playing together,”

Slocum said of being paired

with Gkizas. “I was on the

JV team as a freshman, and

he was injured most of the

past two seasons.

“[Against Tinley Park],

we wanted to make up for

our missed opportunities in

the first half. We knew we

were capable of more. Plus,

we wanted to get a big win

against a regional or sectional


Both teams were in the

same Class 2A sectional last


Gkizas scored two goals

in just fewer than 5 minutes

late in the second half, and

nearly had a third in that

span, but it clanked off the

crossbar. Slocum assisted on

the second one, which came

with 12:45 remaining.

“I missed almost my

whole sophomore season

with a concussion and

missed last year and was out

for 10 months with a broken

left leg,” said Gkizas, who

scored five goals on Sept. 5

in a 10-3 victory over Brother

Rice . “But right now, I’m

in a pretty good spot. I have

15 goals [through the Tinley

Park match] and I’m looking

for a great season.”

Gkizas agreed that the

Celtics were lethargic to


“Coach gave us a motivational

speech, and that woke

us up,” he said.

Potempa, who has won

a pair of Class 2A regional

titles the past two years,

usually doesn’t like to get

on his team like that at halftime.

But in this, case he

thought they needed it, and

it worked.

“I thought we gave the ball

away too much in the first

half, and I wasn’t happy,”

Potempa said. “It rubbed off,

and they responded. Scottie

and Silvio have a knack for

finding the back of the net.”

Both teams were finding

the back of the net in the

first half. Actually, the Celtics

could have done it more,

if not for some outstanding

keeper work by Adam

Providence’s Silvio Gkizas (right) and Tinley Park’s Sergio Gayton sprint toward a free

ball Sept. 11 during a match between the two teams in New Lenox. Photos by James

Sanchez/22nd Century Media

Gaydos. The junior saved or

tipped out at least eight shots

in the opening 40 minutes,

which ended in a 2-2 tie.

Most of those were by either

Gkizas or Slocum. Junior

midfielder Jacob Purvis was

robbed a couple times, too.

“Adam has been playing

out of his mind and was

strong for us,” Tinley Park

coach Pete Sansone said.

“But Providence is a talented

team, and we needed

to clean it up [on defense] in

the middle.”

Gaydos got a hand on the

first goal, which was a rip

by Gkizas nearly 18 minutes

into the contest, but it deflected

into the back of the


The Titans, however,

came back to tie the score

thanks to some nice footwork

by Brett Hudak. The

junior forward had a nice

dribble past a couple of defenders

near the right post.

He then dumped it off to junior

midfielder Sean Ford,

who scored in front to tie the

game at 1-1 with 18:16 left

in the first half.

Junior midfielder Isaiah

Celtics defender Andrew Pellettiere (right) and Titans Sean

Ford get in position for a header.

Andrade had his attempt to

give Tinley Park the lead

with just fewer than 8 minutes

left in the half, but it

was tipped out by senior

keeper Noel Gurrola. But

the Titans did take a 2-1 lead

when Hudak took a pass

from sophomore midfielder

Luis Ledema and raced in

from midfield to bury a shot

with 3:27 to play in the first


But Slocum slammed a

shot past Gaydos for his initial

goal with 1:03 to play

in the first half. Gkizas had

the assist, and the game was

knotted at 2-2 at halftime.

“It was Luis Ledema’s first

game with us on the varsity,

and he had an assist,” Sansone

said. “We lost [senior

defender] Dan Graves for

the season [on Set. 7] with

a torn ACL, so that hurts.

[Against Providence], it was

the tale of two haves. I saw

us getting better in the first

half, but in the second half

we had things that we have

to clean up.”

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Girls Volleyball

Warriors’ serves get Porters out of system


Freelance Reporter

Everything was coming up

as aces for the Lincoln-Way

West girls volleyball team.

Marin Pastoor served six

aces, Brianna Knezz added

three and West got its ace

player back as Kirsten Leitshuh

returned to the lineup. It

all added up to a big 25-16,

25-23 victory over Lockport

Township in a SouthWest

Suburban Conference crossover

on Thursday, Sept. 14 at


With Leitshuh, a sophomore

outside hitter who

played in the team’s first couple

of matches before sitting

out for two weeks with a foot

injury, back in the lineup the

Warriors (7-4) look to take off

after a slow start to the season.

In the meantime Lockport (6-

4), which expects big things

this season, continued to

struggle with its start.

“She has been out the

last couple of weeks,” West

coach Matt Lawrence said of

Leitshuh, who had a matchhigh

seven kills and 10 digs.

This was a nice coming-back

party for her, and she played

well. She led us in kills as a

freshman, so having her back

is huge. She was really excited

[to be back in the lineup].

She practiced [the day before],

but really didn’t jump.

So in this match she was

jumping for the first time and

she felt really good.”

What also felt really good

was that West was in control

in both sets. Thanks to a pair

of aces by Pastoor, the Warriors

jumped out to a quick

2-0 lead. Lockport rallied to

take a couple of leads, including

at 9-7. But then Pastoor,

a senior libero, who added

two digs, served the final 10

points of an 11-0 blitz for an

18-9 lead. Included in that run

were her other four aces. She

finished with 14 service points

in 17 attempts in the match.

“I just kind of focus on one

spot on the court or above

the passer’s head,” Pastoor

said of her serving strategy.

“When I put it where I want

to it seems to work out. It’s a

big focus with our team. We

have a lot of strong servers.

We all worked together

pretty well. It’s a really good

win for us.”

Through the Lockport

match Pastoor has 28 aces on

the season.

“Last year Cassie Ruettiger

played libero and Marin

would come in and serve for

one of the middles,” Lawrence

said. “So her one role



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Lincoln-Way West sophomore Kirsten Leitshuh spikes the

ball Thursday, Sept. 14, during a SWSC matchup against

Lockport Township in Lockport. Leitshuh had a match-high

seven kills. Photos submitted

Warriors libero Marin Pastoor (left) jokes with Noelle Knezz.

last year was to come in and

serve. Now she’s the libero,

and yeah, she still serves. She

serves rockets. She set the

tone in this match by being

aggressive. And then we had

a lot of other servers have a

high accuracy to get them inbounds


The Porters tried to rally

back, closing within 20-14

on a kill by senior opposite

side hitter JoDee Kovanda (4

kills). But couldn’t get closer

as five service errors and

many mishits doomed Lockport

in the opener.

“In general we’ve been

up and down,” Kovanda

said. “[The previous week]

Against Naperville North we

played our best [losing 16-

25, 25-22, 27-25 on Sept. 5 in

Naperville], and then played

really flat against Morris [a

23-25, 25-16, 25-19 home

win on Sept. 7]. We just have

to play steady and we didn’t

do that [against West].

“We were passing under a

two and we had seven missed

serves [in the match]. We

can’t have the attitude that

that’s OK. We have to come

back and play better.”

Sophomore outside hitter

Morgan Schmutzler (4 kills,

8 digs), junior middle hitter

Kathy Kwiatkowski (3 kills)

and junior setter Hannah Pacheco

(10 assists) also contributed

for the Porters, who

did play better in the second

set, but still fell short.

West pulled out to a 10-7

lead in the second set on an

ace by junior defensive specialist

Shannon Martin. The

Porters trailed 22-17 and

never caught up, but did

twice close within a point.

The first time at 23-22 on a

kill by Schmutzler and then

at 24-23 on a tip by Kovanda.

But a line drive kill by Leitshuh

ended it.

Brianna Knezz, a junior

outside hitter, had five kills to

go with her three aces and her

older sister - senior setter/opposite

side hitter Noelle Knezz

(11 assists, 5 kills) also had

a good match for the Warriors.

“We talk a lot about serving

because it’s one of our

team’s strengths,” Brianna

Knezz said. “It’s how we get

the other team out of system.

This was great, a big win and

felt really good. This shows

what kind of team we are and

what we can do.”

On the other side the Porters

are still looking to consistently

show what they can do.

“They served us out of the

gym,” Lockport coach Nick

Mraz said of the Warriors.

“Every match we’ve played,

that’s what it’s come down

to. [At one point in the first

set], they had five aces to five

missed serves? That’s an entire

set. They took advantage

of our poor serve receive. You

have to give credit to them.

“We’ve got to change the

mentality. That competitive

edge where, if something goes

wrong, how are we going to

fix it? We can’t just keep going

through the motions.”

The Warriors and Lockport

could meet up again this

weekend as both teams are in

the Rich East Rocket Invite

on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday,

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Girls tennis

‘The doubles were a tossup’

Evenly matched

Warriors, T-Bolts

push to the final

match in New Lenox

Tim Carroll

Contributing Editor

If felt from the beginning

that the matchup between

the Andrew and Lincoln-

Way West girls tennis teams

was going to be close.

When the final match of

the meet stretched until visibility

started to dissipate

with the sun Sept. 12, it was

clear the two teams were as

even as could be. As if that

had not already been made

clear by the fact that all four

doubles matches went to a

third set.

But with the final match

— a No. 4 doubles competition

between Lincoln-Way

West sophomores Hailey

Czarnowski and Courtney

Kurtz and Andrew’s Megan

Petzold and Cassidy Bohne

— finishing in a tiebreaker

that went the Warriors’ way,

West showed its improvement

from a year ago.

“Last year, we lost to Andrew

4-3,” Lincoln-Way

West coach John Cupp said.

“And we were in a situation

— same as this year —

where we’re in a third-set

tiebreak for that last match.

And I think the difference

was, in some cases, experience.

Girls moved around

the court real well. [Andrew

coach] Mike Maratea has

done a fantastic job with the

Andrew group, and his girls

press, and they press hard

to the net. And our girls responded

tonight. So, I was

very impressed with what

they did.”

The Andrew girls tennis

team, while talented, does

not have the same experience

it had a year ago, with

Lincoln-Way West No. 1 singles player Meghan Maynard sends a backhand over the net

during her match against Andrew Sept. 12 in New Lenox. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd

Century Media

seven of the Top 8 players

from 2016 graduating. But

Maratea said he’s “happy

with where we’re at.”

“It was so close,” Maratea

said. “If we would’ve gotten

blown out in the doubles, I

would be a little less happy.

But I knew what their

strengths were, and … the

people that won in singles I

thought would win. And the

doubles were a tossup.”

The Thunderbolts were

especially strong at first doubles

and first singles. Leading

the charge was sophomore

Lily Darman, who qualified

for the state tournament in

2016 as a freshman. She defeated

Meghan Maynard 6-3,

6-2, returning everything the

powerful Maynard was able

to throw at her.

“It was a tough match.

She’s a good player,” Darman

said of Maynard. “... Usually,

[against] players who

hit harder, like she did, I like

to stay consistent. So, I try to

be as consistent as I can, and

I just like to keep the ball in

play and get back everything

— hard serves, definitely.”

The second and third singles

players for Lincoln-Way

West were able to do their

damage. Sophomore Natalie

Singh defeated Brianna Cozzolino,

who Maratea said

has played well this season,

at No. 2 singles. And Vica

Maratea got the best of Alex

Duran in a matchup of the

teams’ third singles players.

“For me, it’s mostly about

strategy,” Singh said of her

success. “I just try to move

my opponent around the

court as best I can, and I try

to mix up my shot selection.

The doubles side was even

closer, and Cupp was very

pleased with his team’s performance.

“I think our girls, they’re

fighting; they’ve got something

to fight for,” Cupp

said. “And whenever you

have something to fight for,

no matter what sport you’re

playing, you’re going to push

as hard as you can, and so

I’m proud of all of our girls.”

Maratea moved his Top 2

doubles teams around, shifting

the girls who had been

playing No. 2 doubles to

the top spot, while the former

No. 1 team was moved

to the second slot. Cupp did

the same with his team, and

the results were split, with

Andrew’s top team of Sam

Guzik and Haley Kamholz

winning at first doubles, and

West’s Julia Grygiel and

Cate Ryan taking the second

doubles matchup.

With the three singles

matches in the books, two

doubles matches still playing

and Lincoln-Way West leading

3-2, Andrew’s third doubles

team of Mira Mascolino-

Carr and Kaeli Maas finished

with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 match

win to tie the teams at 3-3.

In dramatic fashion, the

Warriors doubles team

of Czarnowski and Kurtz

walked away with a tiebreaking

7-6, 5-7, 7-6 win to

give West the dual victory.

Overall, the West doubles

teams won more balls at the


“Any coach in high school

tennis will tell you, if you

Ann Coddington lets loose a serve in her No. 1 doubles

match against the Thunderbolts.

Lincoln-Way West sophomore Natalie Singh sets up for

a return during her match against Andrew’s Brianna

Cozzolino at No. 2 singles.

can control the net in doubles,

you’re going to win a

lot of points, and you’re going

to win a lot of matches,”

Cupp said. “This year, we’re

doing a better job at getting

to the net and putting volleys

away. It’s not perfect, but it’s

better; we’ve improved.

“Tonight was one of those

nights where our volleys

paid off.” Sports

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‘We had to get revenge’

LW Central blanks

Lockport 42-0, faces

undefeated LW East

next in New Lenox

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

There was a lot of motivation

for the Lincoln-Way

Central football team.

A huge homecoming

crowd, playing an opponent

that had defeated the Knights

on their home field the season

before. Not to mention

that they simply wanted to

show that they belong.

Mission accomplished.

Central scored four touchdowns

in just over an eight

minute span in the second

quarter and went onto blank

Lockport Township 42-0

in a SouthWest Suburban

Conference tussle on Friday,

Sept. 15, in New Lenox.

With the win the Knights

(4-0, 3-0) opened the season

4-0 for the first time since

2008. It was Central’s largest

victory over the Porters since

a 40-0 shutout in 2006. Lockport

(1-3, 0-2) lost for the third

straight week and matched its

total number of regular season

losses from last season.

“We were expecting it,”

Central senior Devin Smith

said of the big victory. “We

wanted that revenge [from a

16-14 Week 3 loss at home

to Lockport last year] and

we also wanted to prove to

everyone that we’re one of

the best teams in the state.

Sam Pipiras threw for two

touchdowns and Justin Ellis

ran for a pair as the Knights,

who have outscored their

opponents 158-23 and have

two shutouts so far this season,

are showing that.

“It was a good team effort,”

Central coach Jeremy Cordell

said. “We scored on special

teams, our defense stripped

the ball. When you shut out

a good program, you’ve got

Knights’ senior Matt Pollack eludes Lockport defenders.

to be happy. I think it all

came from the solid week of

practice that we had. Plus, on

homecoming, there can be a

lot of distractions. But our

kids handled that really well.

They wanted to come out and

enjoy the experience and they

did an incredible job of staying


After the first three possessions

of the game ended

in punts, the Knights got on

the board first when Pipiras,

a senior quarterback, found

senior wide receiver/running

back Matt Pollack with a 32-

yard TD pass. That capped a

61-yard, four play drive. The

extra point kick was missed,

but it was 6-0 with 1:48 left

in the opening quarter.

But the game turned on

the next Porter possession.

With junior quarterback Jacob

Karli (8-of-15, INT, 78 yards)

finding senior Austin Hoffman

(4 catches-59 yards) with

passes of 26 and 12 yards,

they moved from their own

26 to the Central 17. But the

drive stalled there and junior

Ryan Barth lined up for a 34-

yard field goal that would cut

the lead in half.

That field goal never had

a chance, however, as senior

Peyton Nigro broke through

and blocked the kick. Junior

teammate Joel Veihl scooped

up the ball and raced 72

yards for a touchdown to

make it 13-0.

“If we can get a score on

Lincoln-Way Central running back Mike Morgan celebrates a TD with teammates during the

game against Lockport on Friday, Sept. 15. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

special teams, it changes the

whole game,” Nigro said.

“It changes all the momentum.

Our guys up front [on

defense] did great. They had

about eight sacks. They were

eating up their running backs

and quarterback.

“With [Lincoln-Way] East

coming up [this] week, we

absolutely did not take this

game lightly, not after we

lost to Lockport last year.

We had to get revenge.”

The Knights got a bigger

lead moments later when

Lockport fumbled the ensuing

kickoff and Smith recovered

it. On the next play

Pipiras (7-of-9, 133 yards,

2 TD’s) found senior running

back Mike Morgan for

a 29-yard TD pass. Pollack

plowed in for the 2-point

conversion. That capped a

15-point outburst in a 16

second span and gave Central

a 21-0 lead.

For Lockport, the blocked

field goal was certainly the

turning point.

“The blocked field goal

really killed us,” Porter

coach Dan Starkey said. “It’s

just something we can’t have

happen. Then we gave them

great field position throughout

the second quarter. We

made some bad plays and

I made some bad calls as a

coach. That helped cost us

some touchdowns.

“We’re a better team than

we showed, but credit Central.

They played great and

their play-action passing

was really good. We’re 1-3.

We’ve just got to practice

well. We don’t want the kids

to focus on they have to win

four of five. We just want

them to focus on being a better

team each day.”

Ellis (7 carries, 80 yards)

turned good field position

into his pair of TD runs,

which gave him three on the

season. Those came from

15 and 20 yards out, the latter

coming with 1:34 left in

the first half and putting the

Knights up 35-0.

“We’re a pretty fast team,

and I was just able to get to

the outside,” Ellis said of his

touchdown runs. “The offensive

line always wants to pay

it forward and they got great


“We had a lot of motivation.

Number one it’s homecoming,

and number two we

lost the previous game [to

Lockport]. So we just came

in here determined.”

Central was determined to

get a running clock to start

the second half and it did.

Boosted by a 45-yard pass

from Pipiras to Smith, the

Knights went 65 yards in six

plays. Senior Mike Gossage

capped it off by plunging in

Knight’s quaterback Sam Pipiras fires a pass. Pipiras

finished the game 7-of-9 for 133 yards and 2 TD’s.

from the one with just over

nine minutes left in the third

quarter. Senior Dimitri Sereleas

added the extra point.

After getting five first

downs on its first three possession,

Lockport was held to

one on its next five. Leading

rusher Tavares Moore was

limited to 10 carries for 33

yards. Spurred by a 35-yard

run from junior Gabe Stiegler

(11 carries, 49 yards) the Porters

had an opportunity at the

end. But they fumbled the

ball away at the 1-yard line

and senior linebacker Matt

Granberry recovered to preserve

the shutout for Central.

Junior Gabe Meyers added

an interception at the end of

the first half for the Knights.

Cordell credited his defensive

lineman of junior John

Nowak, along with seniors

Mark O’Reilly and Jake

Pott, and senior linebackers

Nick DeGregorio, Granberry,

Liam Markham, Nigro, and

Brett Widule for spurring the


After the game his assistant

coaches let Cordell

know the victory was

his 50th as a head coach.

Cordell, who is in his third

season as Central coach after

being at Glenbard South

from 2010-14, had “no idea”

he reached that milestone.

But he and the rest of Knight

Nation know what’s coming

this Friday night when

Lincoln-Way East comes to

town for a huge matchup.

46 | September 21, 2017 | The New Lenox Patriot Sports

Warriors score three TDs in two minutes to thrash Falcons

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way West scored

42 points in the final 25

minutes to turn a what had

been a defensive struggle

into a blowout victory over

Thornridge and move within

two games of playoff eligibility.

West senior quarterback

Anthony Senerchia threw

for 138 yards and three

touchdown passes – including

two within 56 seconds

to Alex Croft – and sophomore

running back Caleb

Marconi also found the end

zone twice, as West topped

the Falcons, 49-8, in Dolton

on Friday, Sept. 15.

The Falcons (3-1) gave

the Warriors fits for the

game’s first 22 minutes,

as a stout defensive front

thwarted West’s efforts to

move the ball on the ground.

Senerchia also misfired on

several passes to add to the

Warriors’ frustrations.

Warriors head coach Dave

Ernst credited the Thornridge

defense for giving a

strong effort and keeping

his team out of sorts. The

Falcons entered the contest

unbeaten and having shut

out two of their three opponents,

while averaging more

than 50 points a game.

“That’s a good team,

they’re coached up. ...

Those are character kids,”

Ernst said. “They’re going

to win a lot of games,

they’re going to be a playoff

team, and they did some

good things against us.”

Neither team’s offense

scored for the first

22 minutes and change:

West scored when defensive

back Jake Price recovered

a blocked punt in

the end zone, and Thornridge

tacked on a safety,

as the two squads slogged

through the first half. Ernst

Greyson Grimm looks for running room.

acknowledged the Warriors

probably stayed with

their running game for too

long, and West finally got

on track when Senerchia

started connecting with his

receivers around the twominute


Senerchia hit Croft with

a 13-yard touchdown strike

with 1:09 to go in the first

half, and after West got the

ball back deep in Thornridge

territory following a

failed fake punt, he found

Croft again in the end zone

from 18 yards out. The

touchdown with 13 seconds

on the clock gave the visitors

a 21-2 lead heading into

the break.

“Anthony and the receivers

really stepped up when

we needed it,” Ernst said.

“The receivers really took

it on their shoulders, and

they won their one-on-one

matchups and got it done.”

Ernst said Senerchia

and West’s receiving corps

wanted the ball in their


“They had the right attitude

that they had to take

it upon themselves and

change the game, and they

did,” he added.

The Warriors carried that

momentum into the second

half and broke the game

open with a 21-point third

quarter. Marconi, who carried

the ball nine times for

53 yards, scored on runs of 1

and 14 yards, and Senerchia

threw a 9-yard touchdown

pass to Egann Wydajewski.

Running back Greyson

Grimm scored on a 4-yard

run with 6:35 remaining in

the contest to push the lead

to 40 and institute a running


West’s talented and experienced

defense has been

the team’s one constant, as

a relatively young offense

has tried to find its way early

on this season. The Warriors

have now won two straight

games and are showing signs

of progress after being humbled

by still unbeaten Lincoln-Way

Central in Week 2.

“The defense is playing

really well right now, and the

offense is working on one or

two things every week, trying

to get better at those, and

they’re doing those things,”

Ernst said. “So, I’m really

happy with our guys right

Lincoln-Way West quarterback Anthony Senerchia throws a pass Friday, Sept. 15, during a

road game against Thornridge in Dolton. Senerchia finished with three touchdowns on the

night. Photos by Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

Warriors defensive lineman George Sepsis wraps up a Thornridge player.

now. I love this group of

guys, I love coming to practice

every day. It’s been one

of the most enjoyable seasons

I’ve been a part of, and

it’s because of the type of

kids we have. They believe

in each other, and they’re

starting to believe in themselves

a lot, too.

“Like we do every year, all

we’re trying to do every week

is get better, get into the playoffs

and make a run. That’s

what we’re trying to do.” Sports

the New Lenox Patriot | September 21, 2017 | 47



James Sanchez/

22nd Century Media

Playing under


1. Natalie Singh (above)

The sophomore

answered back with

a win at No. 2 singles

after No. 1 singles

teammate Meghan

Maynard took a

tough loss. Every win

mattered in West’s

team win Sept. 12.

2. Hailey Czarnowski

and Courtney Kurtz

The tennis match

was deadlocked at

3-3 with the No. 4

doubles still in play,

and the two sophomores

took home the

final match to give

the Warriors a big

conference win.

3. Playing with a purpose

The Warriors’ girls

tennis team is having

a big turnaround

compared to last

season. Coach John

Cupp sees a lot of

fight in girls, which

he says translates to

their success.


All phases step up as Providence hands St. Ignatius its first loss

Chris Walker

Freelance Reporter


Our staff’s predictions for

the top games in Week 5

Lincoln-Way Central (4-0) hosts Lincoln-Way East (4-0)

Andrew (2-2) at Lockport (1-3)

Providence Catholic (2-2) at Brother Rice (1-3)

Sandburg (1-3) hosts Thornton (4-0)

Lincoln-Way West (3-1) hosts Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0)


Tom Czaja | Contributing


• LW East 31, LW Central 17.

Knights are taking a step forward

this season, but Griffins still too

much to handle.

• Lockport

• Brother Rice

• Thornton

• H-F

There’s an old sports saying,

“You can throw out

the records when these two

teams play.”

It’s usually uttered when

two big rivals play, regardless

if they’re having a good

or bad season because bragging

rights are at stake and

teams have familiarity with

each other.

When undefeated St. Ignatius

stepped onto Bishop

Kaffer Stadium and Matt

Senffner Field in New

Lenox Friday, Sept. 15, they

didn’t do so as a big rival. A

case could be made for last

week though when St. Rita

did, but at the same time, the

Wolfpack’s record and start

to the season had to be duly


The Wolfpack were 3-0

and had outscored teams

132-0 while the Celtics were

riding the high of last week’s

win over St. Rita to lift them

to 1-2, but knowing that every

remaining game is pretty

much a must-win right now

if they hope to make the


But the Wolfpack had

played nowhere near the

competition as the Celtics

have, and they succumbed to

several big plays and struggled

in moving the ball as

Providence cruised to a 35-6


Providence (2-2) jumped

ahead 7-0 on its second offensive

play of the game

when De’Shon Gavin outran

the Wolfpack defenders for a

32-yard touchdown.

“The offensive line gave

De’Shon a hole and he

used his speed,” Providence

coach Mark Coglianese said.

“When he gets into the open

field like that, not too many

guys are going to catch him.”

Gavin then put the Celtics

up 14-0 right before halftime

when he displayed his physical

versatility, outjumping

a defender and running into

the end zone for a 76-yard

score on a pass from quarterback

Caden Kalinowski.

“Kalinowski made that

(play) on his own,” Coglianese

said. “He bought himself

some time and he made

the throw, and De’Shon, being

the athlete that he is, got

position and made the play.”

Kalinowski’s 5-yard

touchdown run early in the

third quarter extended Providence’s

lead to 21-0 and then

his 55-yard touchdown pass

to Nico Planeta with 3:07

left in the third quarter broke

the game open at 28-0.

“It was where we were

reading the linebacker,” Kalinowski

said. “He blitzed

and I dumped it off and let

Nico run.”

The two players read the

defense well and that was

the key for technically a

simple play resulting in six

more points.

“Me and Caden have

pretty good chemistry with

connecting and know what a

defense is going to do,” Planeta

said. “We knew what

was going to be open, so we


Joe Coughlin | Publisher

• LW Central. 28, Lincoln-Way East

24. Longshot, but it’s already a

historic year for the Knights. Let’s

double down.

• Lockport

• Brother Rice

• Sandburg

• LW West

got on the line and I a saw

a perfect little hole and was

able to book it (into the end


St. Ignatius finally got

on the scoreboard when the

game was all but over with

a little more than three minutes

left to play. Providence

junior Brendan Martus then

joined in on the fun, scoring

on a 13-yard run in the final


While Providence’s offense

shined and seemingly

stole the show on Friday,

credit also should be shed in

the direction of the defense,

which made things difficult

for a Wolfpack team that

came in averaging 44 points

a game.

“Yeah, with the newspapers,

usually the defense

doesn’t get as much credit,

but that’s OK as long as

we’re shutting teams down,”

Providence defensive back

Jack Halper said. “We just

had to shut them down, and

that all started with Dylan

Davalos as nose guard and


Max Lapthorne |

Contributing Editor

• LW East 28, LW Central 13.

Knights keep it close on their

home turf, but Griffins impose

their will in second half.

• Lockport

• Providence

• Thornton

• H-F

Tim Carroll | Sports Editor

stopping their veer. Then

they tried to go outside and

passing, and we were awake

for all that and kept shutting

them down.”

Now the Celtics head on

the road to face a Brother

Rice (1-3) team that just lost

a heartbreaking 29-28 game

to Montini by allowing a

2-point conversion with 33.8

seconds remaining.

“We know what we need

to keep on doing,” Halper

said. “We need to keep pushing,

to keep marching. It’s

not going to get any easier,

so we’ll keep going the best

we can.”

Planeta agreed with Halper,

fully realizing that every

Chicago Catholic League

Blue game is a battle from

start to finish.

“Brother Rice may be 1-3

but they’ve played three really

tough teams,” he said.

“We’re going to be fighting

for our lives just like they

are. We’re motivated to go in

there and hope to go in there



• LW East 27, LW Central 17. East is

just too deep, and way too big up

front. I have to pick them until they

show me I shouldn’t.

• Andrew

• Providence

• Thornton

• H-F


Heather Warthen | Chief

Operating Officer

• LW East 31, LW Central 28. Griffins

take the rival school victory

on the road.

• Lockport

• Providence

• Thornton

• H-F


“Whenever you have something to fight

for, no matter what sport you’re playing,

you’re going to push as hard as you can.”

John Cupp – Lincoln-Way West tennis coach, on the team’s win over

Andrew on Sept. 12



7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22

• Lincoln-Way Central looks to stay undefeated but

will have a touch matchup against No. 1-ranked

district rival Lincoln-Way East. Jim Cornelison, who

is known for singing the national anthem at Chicago

Blackhawks games, will be performing before kickoff.


38– This Week In

38 – Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James Sanchez,

new lenox’s Hometown Newspaper | | September 21, 2017

Warriors stay

on winning track

with second

consecutive road

win, Page 46

Locked down Central

football stifles Lockport’s offense to

remain unbeaten, Page 45

Lincoln-Way West running back Caleb Marconi

outraces a Thornridge tackler Friday, Sept. 15,

during a game between the two teams in Dolton.

Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

Leitshuh plays lights

out Standout West volleyball

player returns from injury to shine in

SWSC matchup, Page 42

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