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8 | November 9, 2017 | The wilmette beacon news Sugar Kendall Humphries-Solis, 10, Highcrest student Sugar is 4 years old. She is a maltipoo. Sugar loves snuggles and attention, her nickname is “sugar-bugar” and is an attention sponge! She loves walks and chasing squirrels (a lot). Her favorite toy is red bone. Sugar is scared of everything including her own shadow! She loves her family, even though she is sometimes stubborn. She has a sister named Lola. Sugar is a awesome, cute, soft, lovable dog. To see your pet featured as Pet of the Week, send a photo and information to or 60 Revere Drive Ste. 888, Northbrook, IL. 60062. The North Shore’s Rug Cleaning Experts Any Size Area Rug $1.50 per square foot Cash & carry price. $1.75/SF for pick up & delivery. Minimums apply. Police Reports Thief parts Walgreens with hair care products A Walgreens employee called police to report a retail theft that had just occurred between 9:49-9:54 a.m. Oct. 27 at 811 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. An unknown male offender, described as a Hispanic, between 20-30 years old with a slim build, placed the products in a green duffel bag and fled the store on foot. Responding officers were unable to locate the offender. WILMETTE Nov. 3 • A resident in the 900 block of Manor Drive reported that while home at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 an unknown offender attempting to force open the rear door. The resident yelled, which caused the offender to flee. It appeared that brute force was used. Nov. 2 • Brian Hartfield, 32, of The Great Pumpkin Contest Ingleside, was arrested following an incident at 4:21 p.m. Oct. 1 at CVS, 1515 Sheridan Road. A store employee called 911 to report that an unknown offender took two packages of an over-the-counter medication, valued at $39.98, and left the store without paying. Responding officers located Hartfield in the area and took him into custody. He was transported to the station where he was charged with retail theft and resisting arrest. Nov. 1 • A person reported that an unknown offender(s) damaged the right tire on her vehicle between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 3500 block of Forest. Winner spins web to scary victory Oct. 30 • A resident reported that an unknown offender had gained access to his and his wife’s personal information at 1:50 p.m. Oct. 29 and had attempted to purchase $2,000 in merchandise from Bloomingdales. Additionally, attempts were made to change passwords on existing accounts and establish lines of credit. Oct. 29 • A customer at Corner Bakery, 3232 Lake Ave., reported that while she was at lunch between 1-1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 with a friend, an unknown offender stole her wallet and attempted to charge $2,200 worth of merchandise in Chicago. The purchases were declined. Oct. 28 • Oliver Walleck, 30, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence following an incident at 8:14 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 100 block of Skokie Blvd. Following a traffic stop for an IVC violation, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected emanating from the driver’s breath. Following an investigation, the driver was taken into custody and charged with DUI. KENILWORTH Nov. 3 • A resident of the 500 block of Earlston Road reported that two pieces of jewelry went missing from her residence sometime between Oct. 17-Nov. 1. The total loss is $30,000. The investigation is on-going. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Wilmette Beacon Police Reports are compiled from official reports found on file at the Wilmette and Kenilworth police headquarters. They are ordered by the date the incident was reported. Individuals named in these reports are considered innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. The North Shore’s wood flooring experts. 1107 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette 847-865-8283 Eric DeGrechie, Editor A few weeks back, we announced our annual The Great Pumpkin Contest was underway. Entries were slow to come in, which isn’t surprising since many families wait to carve their pumpkins until the night before or actually on Halloween. Luckily, my inbox was flooded with last-minute entries. Not surprisingly based on past contests, residents were got very creative and the decision to pick a final winner was difficult. In the end, we chose the entry of Erich Kirr, of Wilmette. Kirr carved out a scary spider and its web. The intricate details of Kirr’s design put his entry over the top. For the win, Kirr will receive a $25 gift certificate from Nick’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1168 Wilmette Ave. Thank you to Nick’s for the prize and to all who participated in The Great Pumpkin Contest. Please look out for The Beacon’s next contest, The Holiday Greeting Card Contest. Chris Tucker, of Wilmette, sent us this entry in honor of New Trier Jazz. ABOVE: Erich Kirr, of Wilmette, carved the winning entry in The Beacon’s annual The Great Pumpkin Contest. Photos submitted LEFT: Grant Allen, 8, of Wilmette, entered this ghoulish jack-o’- lantern. news the wilmette beacon | November 9, 2017 | 9 veteran From Page 4 young man,” Eberle said. “He was from Vienna.” On another occasion he and his company saw a clearing in the woods. There was a bunker, German machine gun and what seemed to be a similar bunker across the way. Nearby were three or four cows eating hay from a haystack. Eberle had neither a radio nor backup support. He did not know what or who was ahead. He crossed to where the cows were only to find it was an open area. The enemy began firing mortar rounds towards him. “I heard a distinctive voice in my head say, ‘Mike, you are going to die,’” Eberle said. “I said, ‘Ok, Lord, if that’s what is to be.’ I never felt so much peace, serenity and joy in my life. I went under a cow for cover. The cow was shot dead. That experience convinced me never to be afraid to die.” Eberle insists that he had guardian angels watching over him, “I prayed from sun up to sun down, from morning to night,” he said. “Some of the other men similarly said they heard a voice that kept them from getting killed.” He and his company ate C-rations and later K- rations. “Sometimes a day or two would go by that we didn’t eat anything especially when we were in combat during the Battle of the Bulge,” he said. “It is good that we were young and fit.” Of the 180 men in his company, only six survived the Battle of the Bulge. Of the 19 officers who started, only two lived. “They were either killed, captured or had pneumonia,” Eberle said. While the end of the European conflict was a joyous time, he remarked there was devastation everywhere. “The odor of burned buildings, garbage and stench of dead bodies, many of whom had been frozen during the cold weather, is something you never forget,” Eberle said. He was in Paris at the end of the European conflict and talks about the celebrations. “We almost needed our helmets with all the guns being fired into the air,” he said. His division was set to go to Japan but the atom bomb stopped that. Eberle went on a two-week leave to see his family who at the time lived in Glen Ellyn. “A friend invited me to meet him at the Blackhawk Restaurant and then suggested I stay overnight with him and meet a friend,” he said. “The friend introduced me to Marion McGee, a true Irish lass. She was like everyone’s big sister. We looked at each other and just knew we would be together.” He left the military in 1946, finished his chemical engineering degree at the University of Illinois, visited his future bride whenever he could and shortly thereafter married her, the love of his life. They moved to Wilmette in the 1960s, raised five children and became an integral part of St. Francis Xavier parish. “Marion and I were married for 68 beautiful years,” he said. “She passed away a couple years ago. I still have this wonderful family with all my children, their spouses and grandchildren. I am happy they all like each other, stay together and involve me in their lives!” National Charity League begins membership drive Submitted by Wilmette Chapter of National Charity League Members of the Wilmette Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., a unique mother-daughter organization that focuses on philanthropy, leadership and cultural development for girls in grades 7-12, helped to unload pumpkins last month at Trinity United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the sale of the pumpkins benefited the Wilmette Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church, where the NCL, Inc. mothers and daughters also volunteer. The Wilmette Chapter of NCL, Inc. began its membership drive on Nov. 1 JOIN NORTH SHORE AESTHETICS Celebrate • • • • • PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY ARTISTRY • SKILL • COMPASSION For A Night Of Glitter &Gifts! Years Thursday December 7 th 5:00 - 9:00 PM Education By Dr. Benjamin Schlechter On Beauty Solutions & New Trends In Plastic Surgery • Giftbags For all Registrants • Live Demonstrations • Meet Beauty Industry Representatives • Special Coupon Savings For All Attendees • Enjoy Beverages & Refreshments Kate Templin (left) and Lydia Vassallo, members of the Wilmette Chapter of National Charity League, helped load and unload pumpkins at Trinity United Methodist Church’s recent sale to support the Wilmette Food Pantry. Photo submitted for mother-daughter pairs whose daughters are currently in sixth grade and live or go to school in Wilmette or Kenilworth. Send requests for more information to NCLWilmette@ OVER $5,000 In Door Prizes Spa Service Giveaways Fillers & Botox Laser Services Product Gift Baskets & So Much More!!! RSVP BY MONDAY DECEMBER 4 TH 847.393.4770