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THURSDAY

Ribbon Cutting

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6

and Friday, Sept. 7, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Refresh your driving

skills with this 2-day

course offered through

AARP. Learn defensive

driving techniques, proven

safety strategies as well as

new traffic laws and rules of

the road. Upon completion

participants could receive a

multi-year discount on your

car insurance. The course

is $15 for AARP members

and $20 for non-members.

Fees are payable to AARP

by check on the first class

session. The class is especially

oriented toward the

senior driver (55+), but

anyone may attend. To register,

visit www.newlenoxli

brary.org or call (815) 609-

1255.

Ribbon Cutting

6 p.m. Sept. 6, Mathnasium,

521 E. Lincoln

Highway, New Lenox. Join

the New Lenox Chamber

of Commerce to welcome

Mathnasium to New Lenox

with a grand opening and

ribbon cutting. Learn more

about Mathnasium at www.

mathnasium.com/newlenox.

SATURDAY

Rummage Sale

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8,

New Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. All proceeds from

the event will benefit the

New Lenox Public Library.

For more information, email

friends@newlenoxlibrary.

org.

Schmuhl School Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8,

Schmuhl School, Hickory

Creek Preserve, 20733 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New

Lenox. Experience what

school was like in a oneroom

school in the 1930s.

Fun for all ages. At New

Lenox Area Historical Society,

history is fun. For more

information, contact the office

at (815) 485-5576.

MONDAY

CERT Training

Deadline to register is

Sept. 10. Class will be

held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, New

Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

Join the Village of New

Lenox for a free Community

Emergency Response Team

20-Hour Basic Course. The

CERT Program educates

people about disaster preparedness

for hazards that

may impact their area and

trains them in basic disaster

response skills, such

as fire safety, light search

and rescue, team organization,

and disaster medical

operations. Class size is

limited. The Final Exercise

and Graduation will

be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

on Saturday, Oct. 27. For

more information and the

program application, visit

www.newlenox.net/pView.

aspx?id=40141&catid=528.

Those interested in registering

may contact Daniel

Martin at (815) 462-6493 or

dmartin@newlenox.net.

Wednesday

Ladies Night Out

5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept.

12, Laraway Ridge Plaza,

W. Laraway Road. Grab a

friend, visit the 10 participating

businesses, get your

card checked and be entered

for a grand prize of a

Southwest Airlines gift card.

Admission and parking are

free, and there will be lots of

giveaways.

UPCOMING

Falls Prevention Class

1-3 p.m. Thursdays, beginning

Sept. 13, New

Lenox Public Library, 120

Veterans Parkway, New

Lenox. Join the New Lenox

Safe Communities America

Coalition for a free Matter

of Balance class, which is

designed to reduce the fear

of falling and increase activity

levels among older

adults. Participants will

learn to set realistic goals

to increase activity, reduce

fall risk factors and learn

simple exercises to increase

strength and balance. This

class will meet on Thursdays

and run through Nov.

1. For more information and

registration, call (815) 462-

6493 or email dmartin@

newlenox.net.

Falls Prevention Class

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

beginning Sept. 17,

New Lenox VFW Post

9545, 323 Old Hickory

Road, New Lenox. Join the

New Lenox Safe Communities

America Coalition for

a free Matter of Balance

class, which is designed to

reduce the fear of falling

and increase activity levels

among older adults. Participants

will learn to set realistic

goals to increase activity,

reduce fall risk factors and

learn simple exercises to increase

strength and balance.

This class will meet on

Mondays and run through

Nov. 5. For more information

and registration, call

(815) 462-6493 or email

dmartin@newlenox.net.

Dog Training Classes

Various times, Monday,

Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept.

18, Francis Field Youth

Foundation Building, 801 E.

Francis Road, New Lenox.

Monday evening classes

will include Puppy Class at

5:30 p.m.; beginner class

at 6:30 p.m.; group heeling

and obedience exercises at

6 p.m.; and beginning open

and utility class at 6:45 p.m.

There will also be advanced

level drop-in training from

5-8 p.m. on Mondays. Cost

for Monday classes is $120

for six sessions. Tuesday

classes include a puppy/

beginner class at noon; a

beginning open and utility

class at noon; and advanced

level drop-in training from

10 a.m. to noon. Cost for

Tuesday classes is $100 for

five sessions. For more information,

contact Carolyn

McGuire at (815) 922-3058

or at clm51230@sbcglobal.

net.

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ONGOING

New Lenox Toastmasters

This group meets on the

second and fourth Saturday

of the month at New Lenox

New Life Church (media

room), 500 S. Gougar Road,

New Lenox. The club’s mission

is to help members improve

their speaking, communication

and leadership

skills. For meeting times

or more information, email

jrselbor@gmail.com.

LWABWO Meetings

6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday

of each month Sept.

through June, Gatto’s Restaurant,

Route 30 & Schoolhouse

Road, New Lenox.

The Lincoln-Way Area

Business Women’s Organization

is a non-profit club

formed in 1971 to provide

scholarship funds to graduating

female high school seniors

and adult women for

the purpose of continuing

education. We are always

looking for new members.

For more information, visit

www.LWABWO.org.

Rotary Club of New Lenox

7-8 a.m. Thursdays,

Country Charm Restaurant,

101 Lincoln-Way Drive,

New Lenox. Learn more

about the Rotary Club of

New Lenox and their mission

to impact the community

and the world through

service. For more information,

email ken@fancherprinters.com.

Free N’ Fun Bar Bingo!

6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at

American Legion Post 1977,

14414 Ford Drive in New

Lenox. Each night there will

be a cash jackpot between

$3,000-$10,000 and great

nightly prizes. Food and all

drinks will be available at

the bar. For more information,

call (815) 485-4651.


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New Lenox Village Board

Officials talk Tractor Supply, Kiddie

Academy, other development plans

Sharefest’s

upcoming events,

Cooper’s Hawk

opening discussed

Tia Carol Jones

Freelance Reporter

The Village of New Lenox

voted to approve the proposal

with Environmental

Group Services Limited for

an environmental assessment

for 400 W. Maple St.

during its Aug. 27 regular

meeting.

The board also voted to

approve a proposal with

Midland Standard Engineering

for geotechnical services,

and approved the proposal

for a land title survey. The

parcels of land will be used

for future development. The

Village also approved surety

reductions for Dunkin Donuts,

273 W. Maple St., and

Ridgeway Petroleum, 121

W. Laraway Road.

The Village approved a

proposal for engineering services

for a plat for annexation

for the Regional Wastewater

Treatment Plant and

the U.S. Route 6 Corridor

Traffic Impact Study.

Tractor Supply Company

The Village approved an

ordinance granting a wall

sign variance. It also approved

the site plan, setting

of surety and a request to

Open Cut Tower Lane. The

business will be located at

2161 East Laraway Road.

Kiddie Academy

The Village approved

a site plan and setting of

surety. The daycare and preschool

will be located at 674

Cedar Crossings Drive. The

more than 10,000 squarefoot

building will be able to

accommodate 169 children.

“This is really popular

with a lot of people, many of

whom work at Silver Cross,”

Baldermann said.

Sharefest

Gary Cheney, founder of

Sharefest, updated the board

on the upcoming events.

Recyclepalooza will take

place from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8, at Spencer

School, 1701 Spencer Road.

This year, Cheney said people

will be able to go online

and register.

“Every year when we do

Sharefest in New Lenox, it

bogles how large it gets,”

Cheney said. “We always

have a great turnout. We put

on a great event.”

Cheney said September is

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a time for service.

Patriot Day will take place

at 9:11 a.m. on Tuesday,

Sept. 11.

“Thank you for all your

efforts, we appreciate you,”

Baldermann said.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and

Restaurant

The Village approved an

ordinance to approve the

creation of a liquor license.

A representative from Cooper’s

Hawk said the target

opening is late October, early

November.

“We’re excited to see Cooper’s

Hawk coming along. I

know a lot of our residents

are excited to have you, as

well,” Baldermann said. “A

lot of jobs will be created

and it is a great establishment.”

Oath of office

Ryan Bartels was sworn

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as a police officer for the

New Lenox Police Department.

“Our officers do an outstanding

job for us here in

New Lenox,” Baldermann

said. “Thank you for your

service, thank you for everything

you do.”

Bartels was an officer in

Posen for less than seven

years.

“I always give my department

100 percent,” he said.

Also at the meeting, Baldermann

discussed New

Lenox’s Restaurant Week,

which will take place

through Tuesday, Sept.11.

Restaurants include Italian

Fiesta Pizzeria, Paisano’s,

Gatto’s and Pico de Gallo,

among others.

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patronize these businesses

in town,” Baldermann said.

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New Lenox man steps in the ring with his horse, service dog

PAWS Illinois event

took place at Francis

Youth Field

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Waiting by the gate at the

Francis Field Fairgrounds in

New Lenox, John Greenan

sat high in the saddle of

his horse Cappuccino. As

Greenan’s name was announced,

he knew he was

about to change history.

Trotting beside his horse was

John’s service dog, Buggs.

“We’re the first service

dog and companion competing

doing halter together,”

said Greenan, at the PAWS

Illinois, NFP Open Horse

Show on Aug. 26. “Today

we’re doing western halter

and walk trot 39 and over.”

As Greenan joined other

riders in the arena, he stopped

and showed the halter of Cappuccino

to the judge.

“I’ve been training halter

with Nova Quarter Horses

in Mokena for about a year,”

Greenan said. “I started riding

with the riding adaptive

program for people with disabilities

to overcome their

disabilities. Since I couldn’t

show before riding, the owner

thought we could do halter

together and incorporate

my service dog.”

For the Orland Park resident,

being in the arena has been

nothing short of a miracle.

“Two weeks ago I began

to start riding again after

not being able to for the last

eight months,” Greenan said.

“I’ve had 10 different surgeries

in the past 13 months

due to several medical issues

due to my MS. The day that I

got the OK to go back riding,

I was riding that afternoon.”

The adaptive riding program

at Nova Quarter Horses

has benefited Greenan

mentally as well as physically.

“With my MS, you

lose muscle dexterity and

strength,” he said. “With this

disease I’ve had numbness in

my right leg. I’ve been riding

the last year, and the numbness

has gone away. I’ve

been able to build up those

muscles by riding horses.

“This means the world

to me. To be able to come

out here today and ride as

an equal means the world

to me. Coming out today

gives Nova Quarter Horses’

adaptive riding program an

opportunity for people to

focus on disabilities and it

gives us a chance to because

you have a disability doesn’t

mean you’re disabled.

“ ... We’re encouraging

our veterans to get involved

in horses. They overcome

their fear of Post Traumatic

Stress with the public. We

are not-for-profit so K9 For

Veterans is working on different

sponsorships. We’re

looking for businesses and

the public to help finance

a riding program for veterans.”

The horse show was hosted

by PAWS Illinois, a non

profit organization that partners

with K9 For Veterans.

Michael Tellerino, founder

and CEO of K9 For Veterans

and PAWS Illinois, was

Daniel Prentice (right), of Campton Hills, judges John

Greenan and his horse at the horse show. Greenan’s

service dog Buggs went in the ring with them during

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“It’s the first time that a

service dog is allowed to be

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The man in the red jacket

visits Lincoln-Way Band

Tournament of Roses

president attends

Community Night

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Walking to the Lincoln-

Way East football field, you

could feel the excitement in

the air.

“Look for the man in the

bright red suit,” said band

parent Michelle Obrecht, of

Mokena.

It was the third year for

a Lincoln-Way Marching

Band’s Community Night.

This year was different: With

roses decorating the fence

surrounding the football field

and band students wearing

rose inlayed uniforms, the

excitement had begun.

Gerald Freeny, president

of the Tournament of Roses

Association and a volunteer

since 1988, is the first

African-American to hold

the position. He and his wife

arrived to spend time with

Lincoln-Way High School

band students this week.

“I’ve enjoyed these Lincoln-Way

students. They are

the most courteous members

we have met on our tour,”

Freeny said. “They are so excited.

We took pictures with

them today. I told them I

was so privileged to sit next

to you and they said, ‘No,

we’re the ones who are privileged.’”

Lincoln-Way band students

will be performing in

the Pasadena Tournament of

Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2019.

Band parents Kim and

Bill Hansen will be volunteers

to help drive the four

trucks and trailers carrying

the band instruments and

other items. Their daughter

Libby is a senior and plays

Saxophonist Dylan Horner plays along with the rest of the

Lincoln-Way Marching Band and color guard at Community

Night. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

alto saxophone.

“With my daughter, this is

a great way to finish off her

senior year,” said Libby’s

dad, Bill. “We are leaving

Christmas Eve, we get down

to Pasadena on the 27th. To

see the full circle, you watch

them go in as scared freshmen.

Four years later they

come out this outstanding,

mature young adult now going

to Pasadena.”

Another band parent, Bob

Garcia watched his daughter

Kelly take a group photo

with Freeny.

“Look at those beautiful,

red-sequined dresses,” Garcia

said. “They filled up the

entire visitor stands. They

had their flags at attention,

the wind was blowing. It was

absolutely beautiful. They

are so thrilled to go to California

and thrilled to be in

this phenomenal parade. This

is a world stage for them.”

His daughter will join the

band as she performs in the

Lincoln-Way Color Guard.

As a senior, this will also be

her final year taking part in

the LWMB family.

“It’s key watching her

grow, taking on responsibility,

work as a team and just

to see her get out there and

perform the show. Words

can’t describe,” Garcia said.

As Freeny was about to

view the LWMB, he reflected

on his past week spending

time with its members.

“I’ve enjoyed spending

time with these young adults.

We had dinner with them

the other night. They had so

much fun,” Freeny said. “We

were signing posters and giving

them pins and roses. It’s

nice to see how energetic they

are to come to Pasadena.”

The Pasadena Tournament

of Roses is a volunteer organization

that annually hosts

the Rose Parade. There are

22 bands in the Tournament

of Roses parade for 2019.

The application process is

every four years.

“Music is the universal

language. It brings people

together. It heals people.

It rekindles memories,”

Freeny said.

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Both were 2018 graduates

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Lincoln-Way High School D210 Board of Education

Financial future forecast discussed, LW marching band funds approved

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

The phrase “worst-case

scenario” is not something

typically said during a

board meeting. At the Lincoln-Way

Community High

School District meeting on

Aug. 30, however, it was

part of an intentional exercise

designed to forecast the

next five years of an unpredictable

financial future.

“This doesn’t happen

all at once,” Board President

Joseph Kirkeeng said.

“There’s not a shock analysis

here, but if we started to

see the storm clouds roll in

we would know what the

numbers are and say ‘let’s

not do that, let’s do this instead.’”

In the best-case scenario,

D210 plans to increase the

operating surplus by 3 percent

each year as the district

builds the fund balance to

$31 million in operating

funds in accordance to Policy

4:20.

Assistant Superintendent

of Business Brad Cauffman’s

worst-case scenario

adjusted the consumer price

index and evidence base

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trend according to lowest

point recorded in the last

13 years. According to this

simulation, by 2022 the

district would be running a

deficit unless drastic reductions

of $4.3 million in expenditures

were taken in the

years that followed.

“This would first come

from capital expenditures

and other non-salary benefit

related items,” Cauffman

said about the worst-case

forecast. “However since

73 percent of our operating

expenditures are related to

salaries and benefits, if this

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term reductions would have

to impact staff compensation.”

The idea behind the

worst-case presentation

was to have a concept of

the magnitude of the possible

cuts that would have

to be made if the situation

arose. Board Member

Christine Glatz said that

if new growth did not increase,

it could mean less

students, but she was hesitant

to suggest closing another

school as a long-term

solution.

Cauffman did not respond

directly to Glatz’s comment.

He only reaffirmed

that enrollment going down

is a possibility, but the

focus is to maintain that 3

percent operating surplus

annually.

Kirkeeng and Superintendent

Scott Tingley said that

the exercise was beneficial

in helping D210 be prepared

for multiple factors

that could put the district in

that position.

No public comments

were made during the meeting.

The Board ran through

the action agenda with brief

discussion between items.

Tingley said that in July

the Knight Ranger Account

was closed out after

the board reimbursed the

marching band account for

the $67,000 that it deposited

into the concert account

in order to cover the Knight

Ranger concert expenses.

“It [the account] ended in

the positive. Not as much as

we would have liked,” Tingley

said in discussion.

The proceeds from the

concert, which amounted to

roughly $3,800 after bills

were paid, were transferred

into the Rose Bowl fundraising

account.

Thar board also unanimously

approved the purchase

of three sousaphones

Round it Up

A brief recap of other items discussed at the Aug. 30 D210

Board of Education meeting

• The board approved the purchase of two copiers for

Lincoln-Way West to replace two copiers that are in

need of costly repairs. The board plans to do a districtwide

replacement of leased copiers in all the buildings.

-There was no fiscal year 2019 budget discussion. The

final budget will be adopted at the Sept. 20 meeting.

• Assistant Superintendent of Business Brad

Cauffman gave a presentation of the consumer price

index and its relation to property tax extension limit

law.

• A sum of $2,100,000 was approved for transfer

from the working cash fund to the education fund. It is

the first of several transfers this year to minimize the

amount of tax anticipation warrants.

• The district set an annual tax levy expected to

provide the district with more than 76 percent of

its total revenue. The 2018 tax rate is estimated to

decline slightly to 2.1167 percent compared to the

2017 tax levy ,which was at 2.1207 percent. The

Certificate of Tax Levy shows that $67,364,700 will be

levied and dispensed across educations, operations,

transportation, working cash, social security, tort

immunity, and special education funds to raise the

balances.

• The board noted the district plans to hold a career

fair on Nov. 1.

for the Lincoln-Way Marching

Band from Conn-Selmer

for $19,505.88.

Board Member Christopher

Lucchetti brought up

that drums were recently

bought for the marching

band with money from the

2018 budget.

“As part of the October

standard capital improvement

plan we will be discussing

the five-year plan

for equipment replacement

as it relates to the music department,”

Cauffman said

in response to Lucchetti’s

comment.

The board unanimously

approved the request for

proposal from PMA Financial

Network, a Naperville

company, as a municipal

advisor. PMA was chosen

for its local experience with

school districts.

“The reason behind going

out for the request for

proposal for the municipal

advisor would be to provide

the district with an independent

view on what we

should do, if anything, to restructure

our bonds and also

taking on the path of tracing

down the actual bonds that

can be traced back as closely

as possible to the actual

construction of Lincoln-

Way North High School,”

Cauffman said during discussion.

Cauffman also said that

the reason D210 wants a

municipal advisor to examine

the bonds is because the

district’s outstanding debt,

which is about $280 million,

has callable bonds due

in the 2019 tax levy.


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the New Lenox Patriot | September 6, 2018 | 7

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Librarian writes first

novel at 88

It was a dark and stormy

night.

Well, maybe not so dark

and stormy, and maybe not

at night, either, but Mokena

Community Public Library

District welcomed one of

its own for a book signing

Aug. 27.

Shirley Guendling, a circulation

clerk at the library

and longtime Mokena resident

recently released her

first novel, “I Believed

You.”

“There are three main elements:

love, revenge and

murder,” Guendling said.

“And there’s a love triangle

that goes terribly wrong.

Police Reports

People have been deceived,

and are terribly hurt and angry,

and [that] causes a terrible,

terrible ending.”

Guendling said she started

the novel years ago, but

was not sure if she liked

it. So, she put it away in a

drawer.

But it was always on her

mind.

“I had no idea where to go

with any of this,” she said.

Luckily, a friend hooked

her up with an editor based

in Minnesota, who then introduced

Guendling to a

publisher, based in Wisconsin.

“I really lucked out with

these two women. … I am

one happy person,” Guendling

said.

Her advice for other aspiring

novelists?

“Try to contact someone

who can get you in the right

direction and get the book

to fruition, rather than just

sitting. … Anyone can sit,

I think, and write and write,

but then who’s going to get

it out there?” she said.

Guendling already has

started another novel,

though she said it won’t be a

sequel to “I Believed You.”

“I Believed You” is available

on amazon.com.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III,

Editor. For more, visit Mokena

Messenger.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Andrew student selected

for state education

advisory council

An Andrew senior was

one of only 20 students

statewide selected to represent

students’ interests to

Illinois education policymakers.

Corlin Leonard, of Tinley

Park, was chosen for

the Illinois State Board of

Education Student Advisory

Council for the 2018-2019

school year. As advisors

to the board, the group of

students meet and work together

to present a research

project in March, as well

as share perspectives and

concerns as they relate to

Illinois’ education policies

throughout the year.

“It’s a very humbling ex-

Police: Woman charged with DUI after drive-thru incident

Gina Clay, 45, of 20139

Woodland Circle in Mokena,

was charged with driving

under the influence and

aggravated battery Aug. 17

after an incident at White

Castle on the 400 block of

East Lincoln Highway.

Police said they were

called after Clay was riding

on a flat tire and struck several

curbs entering the White

Castle drive-thru. Police said

during the investigation,

they discovered that while

Clay was in the drive-thru,

she exited her vehicle and

punched a female driver in

line behind her several times

in the face. Clay was under

the influence of alcohol during

the incident, police said.

Aug. 20

• Two cases of beer reportedly

were stolen at Route

66 Food & Fuel on the 2500

block of North Cedar Road.

Aug. 18

• A New Lenox resident’s

credit card information reportedly

was stolen and used

to make fraudulent purchases.

Aug. 17

• A male reportedly tried to

steal a television, valued at

$400, at Walmart on the 500

block of East Lincoln Highway.

When confronted near

the exit, the man abandoned

the TV and fled in a vehicle.

• A New Lenox resident’s

credit card information reportedly

was stolen and used

to make fraudulent purchases.

• Cash reportedly was stolen

from Great Clips on the 500

block of East Lincoln Highway

as it was closed overnight.

There were no signs

of forced entry, police said.

Aug. 16

• Roy E. Roberts, 54, of 131

First Ave. in New Lenox,

was charged with driving under

the influence of alcohol

when he was stopped at Cedar

Road and Illinois Highway

for allegedly speeding.

In addition, Roberts did not

have proof of insurance, police

said.

Aug. 15

• Loose change and a garage

door opener reportedly

stolen from an unlocked vehicle

parked at the 800 block

of Hancock Drive.

• An unknown person reportedly

entered an unlocked

vehicle parked on the 300

block of Central Road. Police

said nothing was taken.

Aug. 14

• A New Lenox resident’s

personal information reportedly

was stolen and used to

open multiple lines of fraudulent

credit.

Aug. 13

• A New Lenox resident received

a fraudulent check

when answering a Facebook

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ad offering to “make quick

money.” The deal was put

an advertisement sticker on

a car for an agreed-upon

price. The company reportedly

sent a fraudulent check

to the New Lenox resident

for more than the agreedupon

price. Police said the

company gave instructions

on how to deposit the check

and send the excess money

back. From there, the resident

learned the check was

fraudulent and the offer was

a scam.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New

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.

Horse

From Page 4

Tellerino not only encourages

veterans suffering from

PTSD to get a service dog

but to try out an adaptive riding

program, as well.

“I think having a veteran

go out there and communicating

with a horse, it’s a

feeling you can’t explain.

It’s a bonding,” Tellerino

said. “Anything we can do to

take life stresses for our guys

it means so much to them.

Their service dogs make a

difference in their life it’s

like night and day.”

“You’ll never cure PTSD

but these service dogs will

make getting through the

day so much brighter adding

so much more to your

life and make you feel more

alive.”

Lorri Ebeling, owner

and trainer at Nova Quarter

Horses in Mokena, looked

on as Greenan took a thirdplace

ribbon in halter.

“With John showing with

his canine in the halter class,

I’m here to help support the

cause,” Ebeling said. “As

you can see, my horses are

used to dogs. It was up to

John to make sure not to get

the dog in front of the horse

and the horse not to sniff the

dog. It’s been a team effort.

Horseback riding is a team.”

According to Nova Quarter

Horses’ website, adaptive

riding lessons are carefully

customized to meet individual

requirements for students

with special needs. Ebeling

is now partnering with

K9 For Veterans to design

classes for veterans suffering

with PTSD and other issues.

“We’re enlarging our

adaptive riding program,

which will include a veteran’s

program,” Ebeling said.

“Some of the veterans just

want to be with the horses. I

am creating a class for each

veteran. Some of the veterans

just want to be hands

on and work in the barn. I’m

tailor-making the program

for each veteran. I have noticed

such positive changes

with the adaptive riding program.

I see the riders gain

confidence and them coming

out to be with a horse

makes them happy. Their

personalities have changed,

they’ve gotten stronger.

Them having their horse to

take care is very important.

It challenges them, they see

a result for that challenge.

Whatever emotions I put a

rider through, they will succeed.”

Those interested in sponsoring

a veteran for the

riding program can contact

K9’s For Veterans at (773)

854-1000 or k9sforveter

ansnfp.org. For additional

information on the adaptive

riding program, email no

vaquarterhorses.com or call

(708) 479-3696.

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From the managing Editor

Finding something in the trees

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3. D210: Lincoln-Way district looks ahead into

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Changing.”

“Life.

This June,

I was in Portland, Oregon,

with my wife, finally at the

front of the lengthy Salt &

Straw line, ready to order

some ice cream. Despite

the wait, the girl behind

the counter made small

talk with us. Where were

we from? Where were we

going?

With a look over my

shoulder to the line behind

us, I replied as concisely as

one could.

“From around Chicago.

Doing a road trip from

Seattle to San Francisco.

Hoping the highlight is a

stop in the redwoods coming

up.”

“Oh, my God. The redwoods

are life-changing.

Neighbors

From Page 7

perience,” Leonard said. “I

hope to be an advocate for

mental and physical handicapped

personnel — for

more involvement and more

collaboration to create a

better sense of community

between all students.”

Leonard began the application

process last spring

that involved a personal essay

regarding his goals as an

Life. Changing.”

She was in her early 20s,

seemingly just out of college,

and exuded the spirit

of a hippie. Her experience

among the trees clearly

stuck with her, and she

genuinely seemed excited

for us and what we were

about to see.

Still, there was something

about a 20-year-old

hippie telling us that her

journey into nature changed

her life that brought out the

scoffer in me.

Then, we found ourselves

in the redwoods. In the

early morning, we stopped

off the Newton B. Drury

Scenic Parkway, on the

northern end of the Redwoods

National and State

Parks, for a loop called the

Ten Taypo Trail. After only

intending a short jaunt into

the woods, we ended up doing

the whole loop, roughly

4 miles.

We were taken by the

beauty of it. And it didn’t

hurt that we never encountered

other hikers until

the last quarter-mile back

to the car. Once we got

far enough away from the

parkway, it was intensely

quiet, save for the rustling

of leaves and the occasional

advisor, followed by a live

interview. Andrew principal

Robert Nolting encouraged

him to apply and broke the

good news over the summer.

Leonard is involved in numerous

clubs and activities

at Andrew, including serving

as a transfer student ambassador,

speech team member,

PEOPEL tutor and peer mediator.

He also is an accomplished

musician, accumulating

more than 100 over of

community service, assisting

with his church’s band, who

chatter of wildlife. It was

spectacular.

It would be an exaggeration

to say that the experience

altered the very

course of my existence. But

it was something special —

the type of thing that

gives you new perspective,

both figurative and

literal.

Many of the trees are

hundreds of years old,

and that, in and of itself,

is something to consider.

Most of them have been

around a lot longer than

any of us, and most of them

will — with any luck —

still be standing long after

we’re gone.

I also love the literal perspective

the trees offer. You

can get it only by standing

on those grounds. We took

some decent photos, but

none of them truly captures

what it feels like to be

standing at the feet of such

massive trees.

In an age where everything

is about a good post

to the ’Gram, it’s nice to

know there still are some

things you can experience

only by going there. By

its nature, there is some

physicality required. It’s

not for everyone. And that

plans to pursue a career in

audio engineering and music

production in Chicago,

Nashville or Boston.

“My goal is to be an inspiration

to others,” Leonard

said. “I try to keep a good

spirit and smile, radiate

positivity to spread that life

and love. Take all that God

has given me and spread it

towards others.”

Reporting by Cody Mroczka,

Editor. For more, visit Tinley

Junction.com.

is equally a shame and

part of what makes it

special.

With that it mind, we’re

encouraging readers to Get

out of Town! with a new

travel column on Page 21

this week. It’ll be a monthly

thing. And the impetus

for it is that, while we love

these towns and our focus

will remain the suburbs we

cover, sometimes it takes a

trip outside of our comfort

zone — seeing new places,

meeting new people, doing

new things — to see the

world from a new perspective.

Not every trip is going to

be a life-changing experience.

But if we check our

skepticism at the door and

leave that door open to the

possibility, we might find

something close.

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She’s The One New Lenox school

employee Nikki Giblin takes title of The One

in singing competition, Page 18

Take a Trip Debut Get out of Town!

column crawls around Milwaukee’s best

watering holes, Page 21

Residents finally

get a chance to

watch Fourth of July

fireworks just in

time for Labor Day,

Page 17

Residents came prepared to Fridays After Five with umbrellas and lawn chairs

to stay comfortable in the drizzling rain. The fireworks were ultimately cancelled

and rescheduled for Monday night. Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media


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Christ Mission Church (22811 S. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Celebrate Recovery

7-9 p.m. every Tuesday.

For anyone struggling with

hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

For more information, call

Deb at (708) 516-6318.

St. John of Chicago Chapel (112 Church

Street, New Lenox)

Orthodox Divine Liturgy

10-11:30 a.m. Sundays.

Journey to Fullness

7 p.m. Wednesdays. This

is a ten-part video introduction

to the Orthodox Church.

There will be an open discussion

with refreshments

after. Seekers are welcome.

Missio Dei Church (123 W. Wood St., New

Lenox)

Women’s Study

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and

9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Study materials will cost

$10.50, and books will be

distributed before the study

begins. Payments will be

collected on the first class.

Pay by cash or make checks

payable to Missio Dei

Church.

Elder-led Prayer

7-8 p.m. second Tuesday

of every month, 123 W.

Wood St., New Lenox. For

more information, visit md

church.us.

Date With Our Beloved

7-8:30 p.m. every first

Friday of every month, Kati

Konkol’s house. This will

be a time of silent prayer

and meditation on the Lord

as well as group prayer and

short devotions. All women

are welcome. For directions

and more information, visit

mdchurch.us.

Gathered Worship

9:30-11 a.m. every Sunday.

Parkview Christian Church (2121 S.

Schoolhouse Road, New Lenox)

Worship Services

4 p.m. Saturdays; 8:30

a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Sundays.

United Methodist Church of New Lenox

(339 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox)

Flea Market & Crafts

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 15. Enjoy a day of

shopping at the 40th annual

Old Campground Festival

including antiques, collectibles,

a flea market and

craft show. The flea market

will showcase more than

100 booths, and the church

will sell hot sandwiches all

day. Admission and parking

are both free of charge. For

more information call (815)

485-8271. In case of rain,

the event will be held from

1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.

16.

Worship Schedule

Traditional worship is at

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

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)

485-8271.

Chapel Bible Study

7 p.m. every Monday.

Mom Heart Group Book Club

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

This group will meet

on the first Thursday of every

month to study “The

Lifegiving Home: Creating

a place of belonging and

becoming” by Sally and

Sarah Clarkson. Discuss

how to make “home” your

family’s favorite place to

be. The group will meet in

the Fellowship Hall and is

open to the public. For more

information, email stepha

niekush@gmail.com.

Wildside

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

This group is for students in

grades 7-12. For more information,

call (815) 485-8271.

Central Presbyterian Church (1101 S.

Gougar Road, New Lenox)

Church Service

10:30 Sundays. For more

information, call the church

at (815) 485-5152.

Bible Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Trinity Lutheran Church (508 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox)

Sunday School and Living

Lutheran

9:15 a.m. Sundays. For

more information, call (815)

485-6973.

Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m.

and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Adult Bible Study

8:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Teen Catechesis

6 p.m. Wednesdays

Lincolnway Christian Church (690 E.

Illinois Highway, New Lenox)

Worship Services

9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Caregiver Support Group

11 a.m. Mondays. Receive

insights from those who

have been on a similar journey,

suggestions for dealing

with various issues, and relief

from isolation, with confidentiality

in a non-judgmental

environment. Care

provided for your loved one

during meeting, if needed.

For more information, call

Roger and Connie at (815)

722-7841.

HERO Family Support Group

7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

This group is open to

anyone with a family member

currently struggling with

addiction, suspected addiction,

or currently in recovery.

Family support meetings

provide helpful tools

and information to better

equip people to help their

loved ones through their

struggle. This group provides

a supportive environment

with others who have

had similar experiences and

an opportunity to meet and

network with others.

Grace Episcopal Church (209 N. Pine St.,

New Lenox)

Sunday Services

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite

II. 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Rite II with music, followed

by coffee hour. For more

information, call (815) 485-

6596.

Saturday Service

5 p.m. the first, third and

fifth Saturday of each month.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll at

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

34. Information is due by noon

on Thursdays one week prior to

publication.

In Memoriam

Mildred V. Daugherty

Mildred V. Daugherty (nee

French), 87, of New Lenox,

died Aug. 19. Mildred is

survived by her children Michael

William (Lindy Shroba

Daugherty) Daugherty and

Margaret Anne (Timothy)

Camp; grandchildren Kurt

M. (Amanda Thompson)

Daugherty, and Darren J.

(Stacie Hoving) Daugherty;

sibling Charlotte (the late

William) Pfeiffer; sister-inlaw

Stella (the late Richard)

Carlson and Dortha (the

late Harry) McNerney; and

numerous nieces and nephews.

Mildred was a lifelong

Cubs fan and loved doing

crossword puzzles and word

search puzzles. She also enjoyed

watching game shows,

especially Family Feud.

Mildred also bowled for

many years at Galaxy Bowl

(Crest Hill Lanes). Family

received friends at Kurtz

Memorial Chapel. Interment

was at Woodlawn Memorial

Park.

Susan Marie Blackburn

Susan “Susie” Marie

Blackburn, 59, of Aurora,

formerly of Lockport, died

unexpectedly Aug. 19. She

grew up in Lockport, attending

St. Dennis Grade School

and graduated in 1976 from

Providence Catholic High

School in New Lenox. She

is survived by her sisters,

Linda (Stephen) Oberhaus

and Mary Blackburn; aunt,

Eileen White; dearest childhood

friends, Cindy (Jim)

Kuzma and Louise (Michael)

Naples; numerous

cousins and other friends

survive. In lieu of flowers,

memorials to St. Jude Children’s

Research Hospital,

262 Danny Thomas Place,

Memphis, TN 38105, would

be appreciated. Per Susie’s

request, cremation rites were

respectfully addressed.

John W.

Hausherr

John W.

“Jack” Hausherr,

72, of New Lenox, died

Aug. 18. John is survived

by his wife Lori (nee Johnson)

Hausherr; children Jack

(Vicki) Hausherr, Jannine

(Lee) Hofman, Chad (April)

Hausherr, Tech Sgt. Ben

(Krystal) Hausherr and Cody

(Kim) Hausherr; grandchildren

Trevor, Emily, Zach,

William, Lucy, Evie, Kaydence,

Chase and Hayden;

and numerous nieces and

nephews. Jack was a U.S.

Navy Veteran and retired Iron

Worker, Local #1 Chicago.

Family received friends at

Kurtz Memorial Chapel. Interment

was at Manhattan

Center Cemetery. In lieu of

memorials, a tribute donation

in Jack’s name to Lymphoma

Research Foundation (lym

phoma.org) would be appreciated.

Wayne Town

Wayne Town, 88, of New

Lenox, died Aug. 23. Wayne

is survived by his son Bruce

(Karen) Town and daughter

Kelly (Larry) Brodeur;

four grandchildren, Caitlin

and Spencer Town, and Brianna

and Harrison Brodeur;

sister-in-law Anne Chastain;

sister-in-law Phyllis Harrison;

as well as several nieces

and nephews. He was preceeded

in death by his wife

of 62 years, Jean Town; son

Brian Town; parents Gail

and Hollis Town; sister Virginia

Rauch; and brotherin-law

Bill Harrison. Wayne

was born Feb. 1, 1930 in

Ames, Iowa. He worked for

the E J & E Railroad

for over 30 years, ending

his career as senior director

of engineering services. He

was a member of the United

Methodist Church of New

Lenox. He enjoyed spending

time with his four grandchildren

and was an avid golfer

and gardener who loved being

outdoors. Private funeral

services were held with

interment at Maplewood

Cemetery in New Lenox. In

lieu of flowers, donations to

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of

Will County in Joliet would

be appreciated. Arrangements

were entrusted to

Hickey Memorial Chapels.

Have someone’s life you’d like

to honor? Email Editor James

Sanchez at james@newlenoxpa

triot.com with information about

a loved one who was a part of

the New Lenox community.


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Fireworks go on after multiple cancellations

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

Residents crowded the

Commons at last week’s Fridays

after Five expecting a

firework show but instead,

got a lightning show.

The Village of New Lenox

fireworks were cancelled

when the weather became

too inclement to put on a

show. Luckily, the rain held

off on Monday to allow for

the show to go on.

The annual fireworks were

originally planned for July 4,

but, after storms forced the

Village to cancel, they were

rescheduled for July 6. Damage

from the rain on July 5

resulted in the postponement

to Aug. 31, which was rained

out again.

“The safety of our residents

is always the No. 1 priority,”

Village Special Event

Coordinator Beth Alderson

said after the fireworks were

cancelled. “We were exploring

our options and timing

to try to make the fireworks

display happen for the crowd

that was there, but unfortunately

the lightning and

speed of the storm did not

allow for that.”

Most residents stayed Friday

for the Friday’s After

Five event despite the persistent

drizzle that began shortly

after 6 p.m. until it lead to

a stronger thunderstorm.

“A little rain doesn’t stop

me,” Linda Laich of Oak

Forest said about coming to

the Fridays after Five. “It’s

a beautiful venue. We’ll for

sure be back next year.”

Residents did all they

could do to stay out of the

rain during the event. Some

used the municipal buildings

as cover, others sat in lawn

chairs with umbrellas or rain

ponchos.

Alderson thanked the performers

from Simply Elton,

Simply Billy, and the Brown

Although the fireworks got cancelled, residents still

enjoyed the Fridays After Five with friends and family

before the storm blew through the area.

Dirt Cowboys Band as well

as the food truck vendors

for keeping the crowd entertained.

“They were also such

troopers for sticking out the

weather and continuing to

serve throughout the night,”

Alderson said.

Andrea Frausto of New

Lenox came to see the fireworks

with her family on

Friday, which has become

a tradition since the family

moved to New Lenox in

2014. After attending the

July 4 fireworks, which were

also cancelled, Frausto was

disappointed but optimistic.

“We came out the first

time, and now we’re here

again,” Frausto said. “Unfortunately

it’s raining, but

we’re still having fun. I look

forward to when they reschedule.”

Samantha Malicdem of

New Lenox has been anticipating

watching the rescheduled

fireworks with her family

for months.

“I was really bummed

because that [the fourth of

July] is my favorite holiday,”

Malicdem said. “I was

excited to see the fireworks

show. We’ve been looking

forward to it for the whole

summer and now we have

this weather.’

“It’s a nice set up with the

vendors and live music. So

even if the fireworks don’t

happen we still got a taste

of some of that,” Malicdem

said before the fireworks

were cancelled Friday evening.

Joan Linnane of Orland

Park walked her two 3-yearold

grandchildren dressed in

raincoats around the commons.

“Anytime I spend with my

family is a good time,” Linnane

said about the event. “It

seemed like a lot of our family

could make it this year.

I don’t even feel the rain to

be honest, it’s just nice to be

together.”

Alderson said that the

Fridays after Five is a nice

low-cost and family-friendly

entertainment option for

residents.

“It’s always very encouraging

to see the residents

turn up for an event, especially

when the forecast is a

little iffy, as we experienced

with all of the 2018 Fridays

After Five events,” Alderson

said. “One of our goals with

these types of events is to

foster a sense of community,

and it’s been great to see that

happen with Fridays After

Two children watch the Simply Elton, Simply Billy, and the Brown Dirt Cowboys Band

perform on Aug. 31. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media

Five.”

When the Village finally

got to set off the fireworks

on Monday, Sept. 3, at the

Commons, the atmosphere

was not as festive without

the food or entertainment,

but they were sure to set the

show to music.

“We are so appreciative

of the support and patience

this year and hope we have

some better weather for next

year’s events,” Alderson

said.


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Actually, it’s pronounced Mill-e-wauk-Aaay!

Grabbing a drink (or

two) while visiting

‘the good land’

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

get out of town!

Some people (not me,

surely) like to joke that Milwaukee

is just another suburb

of Chicago. After all, it’s

roughly an hour-and-a-half

drive from the southwest

suburbs, and — in terms of

geography and population

— a fraction of the size. Its

Midwest makeup isn’t all

that different, either.

But part of what I like

about Milwaukee is that it

is distinctly not Chicago.

Don’t get me wrong: I love

our big city, and its amenities

are tough competition

for any pin in the map. But

there’s a particular charm

about a small city like Milwaukee.

And I think it starts at the

bars.

Milwaukee is a great city

to do some (responsible/21-

plus only/adult) drinking.

And part of that has to do

with the variety.

Oddly enough, one of

my first recommendations

to people isn’t for the beer.

Sprecher, which brands itself

as “Milwaukee’s Original

Craft Brewery,” makes

a few great brews, but the

soda is where it is at. At the

end of the tour, like most,

there is some sampling to

be done. But before I even

think about beer, I’m hitting

up the cherry cola and root

beer on tap — some of the

best you’ll ever have.

Now, the big beer tour. If

you’ve toured one big brewery,

you’ve toured them all

— outside of some local

quirks. What I like about

the multinational Miller

Brewing Company’s tour

in Milwaukee isn’t the tour

itself (because: whatever);

it’s that if the weather is

nice, Miller’s few free beers

can be taken in an outdoor

garden area that allows for

kicking back more than

most tours and tastings. (It

almost makes watching the

videos and taking the tour

again worth it.)

With that out of the way,

it’s time to take a (less-guided)

stroll over to Bryant’s,

near the historic Mitchell

Street. Billed as Milwaukee’s

oldest cocktail longue

(est. 1938), Bryant’s exterior

looks something like

a house, but the interior is

glorious. The old-school

booths are cozy, surrounded

by plush velvet walls. But

I prefer sitting at the bar,

watching them make the

Pink Squirrel which they

invented and you need to

order. It’s also a great seat

to spy the vintage McIntosh

audio system that drives

the smooth soundtrack. The

whole experience feels like

a bygone era in the best way

possible.

If the weather is still nice,

Boone & Crockett is a riverside

spot with great cocktails,

highlighted by some of

the barrel-aged options. The

patio at the old location was

the place to be, but I haven’t

had a chance to check out

the new space just yet.

The Foundation Bar is

known for its Mai Tais and

hits the tiki spot. And Lost

Valley Cider Co., amid a hub

of breweries, also should be

on the radar of those looking

to stray from the city’s beerheavy

offerings.

But for those seeking

more of a Milwaukee-style

party, the dive atmosphere

of Wolski’s includes all of

the staples, such as darts,

popcorn and a neighborhood

patio space. And those

who close it down get a

sticker for their efforts.

I’ve also never turned

Managing Editor Bill Jones and his wife, Sarah, pose for

a photo with the Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee, circa three

drinks. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

down a good gimmick

when executed well, which

is why I have to mention

SafeHouse. Family friendly

during the day, 21-plus at

night, the restaurant’s theme

is apparent from the second

you enter (I won’t spoil it).

What really makes it work,

though, is how every room

is elaborately constructed

with that theme in mind.

You’ll want to tour the place

when you’re done eating,

and certain drinks send you

home with a souvenir (actual)

glass.

Bonus: There is a Safe-

House in Chicago, too, but

I love the alley entrance off

Front Street for the Milwaukee

spot. And it is not even a

block away from the Bronze

Fonz near the river. Make

sure to snap a fun picture.

Get out of Town! is a monthly

travel column focusing on

relatively local destinations

and activities, with helpful tips,

readers’ stories and more.

Packing it in

Tips for camping in hot

weather from Assistant

Editor Amanda Stoll

Are you thinking about

squeezing in a lastminute

summer camping

trip? Even with fall right

around the corner,

chances are you still will

be dealing with warm

temps for a few more

weeks. Keep everyone

cool with these tips.

1. Hydrate

When you’re tipping back

a couple of cold ones

or your children have

been drinking sugary

beverages all day, it is

easy to forget to drink

Considering a move?

Call JESS GIROUX

your neighborhood Realtor!

Whether buying or selling,

my goal is to help you

achieve yours!

New Lenox resident serving the Lincoln-Way

community...and beyond!

Call Today!

Jess Giroux, REALTOR

708.305.7430

jessica.giroux@bairdwarner.com

21130 S. LaGrange Rd. | Frankfort, IL 60423

enough good ol’ H2O.

2. Don’t drain the cooler

Keeping food at a safe

temperature while

camping is a challenge,

but when adding ice

to the cooler try not

to drain too much of

the water. The ice and

water mixture provides

the most surface-area

coverage.

3. Let the air flow

Zip open the tent

windows and, if there

isn’t rain in the forecast,

consider ditching the

rain fly altogether.

Depending on the

location, you might even

see a few shooting stars.


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Type of floor

4. Aid in a crime

8. 650, to Nero

11. Chills and fever fit

13. Came to

14. “No problem!”

15. Casting needs

16. Walkway rocks

18. Talk-show invitee

20. Remnants

21. Mauna ___ (Hawaiian

volcano)

23. Plenty mad

24. Tinley Park’s Cruise

Nights avenue

28. Light measure

30. Believer

31. Officiating Mosque

priest

33. Police alert

36. Incenses

37. Dark area

38. Mark

39. Calendar mo.

40. Letter-shaped construction

piece

41. Fatigued

42. “O Sole ___”

43. Kampala native

45. Check information

48. Badger

49. Lincoln-Way West

alumnus selected in the

MLB draft

51. Syrian head

55. Contrived

59. Crosby, Stills and

Nash, e.g.

61. Flub

62. Roentgen’s discovery

63. Dudley Do-Right’s

org.

64. Gallery exhibits

65. Video

66. 33rd president’s

monogram

Down

1. Sculler’s need

2. All stirred up

3. Antelope of corkscrew

horns

4. Piercing tool

5. Stole

6. Hosp. test

7. Dry-run

8. Chucklehead

9. Denomination

10. With a discount of

12. Compass direction

13. Chasing

14. Fly like a bird

17. Alternative to

Cheerios

19. Three-person card

game

22. Like some arms

24. Creator, in Norse

myth

25. Sleekly designed

26. Stuffed chicken

27. Last-min. additions

28. Thrash

29. She played Emma in

“The Avengers”

32. Business degree

33. Military sch.

34. Prefix with graph

35. __ Mawr College

37. Gun used in action

films

38. Upper house member:

Abbr.

41. Partner of means

42. Signify

44. Sword lilies, for short

45. Transplant facilitator

46. Distinctive vocabulary

47. Pre-weekend shout

49. Very large

50. Call in a bakery

52. Atlas abbreviation

53. Flatfoot’s lack

54. Gets dark

56. It’s full of periods

57. Tell off

58. Storm center

60. Be decisive

NEW LENOX

Little Joe’s Restaurant

(1300 N. Cedar Road, New

Lenox; (815) 463-1099)

5-8 p.m. Tuesdays: Piano

Styles by Joe

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-Friday:

Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays

and Saturdays: Live

Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave., Lockport;

(815) 836-8893)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and

Thursdays: Live DJ and

Karaoke

Strike N Spare II

(811 Northern Drive, Lockport;

(708) 301-1477)

■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Mondays: Quartermania

■10 ■ p.m.-midnight Saturdays:

Cosmic Bowl

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■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

Eadie

HOMER GLEN

Front Row

(14903 S. Bell Road, Homer

Glen; (708) 645-7000)

■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Trivia

FRANKFORT

Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill

(21000 Frankfort Square

Road, Frankfort; (815)

464-8100)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free N’ Fun Bar Game.

Free to play.

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.stoll@22ndcentury media.

com.

answers

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


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SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

TO IMPRESS BUYERS WITH TOUR OF HOMES ENCORE

For second year, premier

homes in Chicago’s growing

southwest suburbs will be

highlighted by professional

organization

ORLAND PARK, ILLINOIS

The SouthWest Suburban

Home Builders Association

(SSHBA) is back to show area

home buyers in the south and

southwest suburbs the best

their market has to offer.

After the success of last year’s

inaugural Tour of Homes,

the SSHBA returns better

than ever with its 2nd Annual

Tour of Homes, which is

generously sponsored by

both James Hardie Building

Products and Searls Windows

& Doors Inc. Sixteen builders

are ready to show off their

craftsmanship of 21 model

homes on two different

weekends this September.

The first set of tours will be

held Sept. 15-16 from noon

until 5 p.m. and will feature

homes in 11 desirable south

and southwest suburban

communities. The second set

of tours will run from Sept.

22 to 23, also from noon until

5 p.m., and admission is free

for both weekends.

Moving is a major life step,

and SSHBA is hoping to

help you take that step by

highlighting homes ranging

in size from 1,700 square feet

to 6,800 square feet and that

offer a variety of custommade

features to fit any

family’s needs. Homes range

in price with townhomes

starting at $269,000. The

most expensive home on the

market is a 6,800-square-foot

home for $1.5 million.

“These are family-friendly

towns that we’re promoting

with good school districts,

and they give that city

life without the city,” said

Shannon Rocha, executive

officer for the SSHBA. Rocha

urges potential home buyers

to think of new construction

as an option, and the 2018

Tour of Homes is the perfect

setting to explore that option

with professional builders

talking about their histories

and specialities during the

tour.

The 2018 Tour of Homes

will offer 21 unique home

options for all types of buyers,

including single-family and

townhome options.

Single-family home options

include:

• Castletown Homes

14253 Lacey Drive, Lemont;

12123 Fairmont Lane, Lemont

• Flaherty Builders, Inc.

1886 Mays Drive, New Lenox;

11100 Deer Haven Lane,

Orland Park

• Brian Wille Construction

15810 Mueller Way, New Lenox

• M.C. Custom Homes, Inc.

16735 W. Deerwood Drive,

Lockport

• McNaughton Development

11650 Bridewell Dr., Burr Ridge;

8390 Waterview Court,

Burr Ridge

• Beechen & Dill Homes, Inc.

10022 Franchesca Lane,

Orland Park

• Gardner Luxury Homes

27232 W. Deer Hollow Lane,

Channahon

• A & J Construction, Inc.

15338 Oak Run Ct., Lockport

• Riverview Builders, Inc.

15827 Aster Drive, Lockport

• The Ville Design Build

2325 Trillium Lane, Naperville

• O’Malley Builders, Inc.

20491 Abbey Dr., Frankfort

Sept.

Sept.

• J. Michael Builders

25832 W. Canyon Blvd.,

Plainfield

• 5th Avenue Construction, Inc.

12878 Collina Lane, Lemont;

13030 Dunmoor Drive, Lemont

• Putman Builders, Inc.

22358 Majestic Lane, Frankfort

• T.J. Cachey Builders Inc.

2130 Highview Drive,

New Lenox;

25532 Riley Erin Road,

Manhattan (ranch town home)

• Pearl Home Builders

(three-story town home)

17900 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park

With a clearly defined tour

route and a pocket-sized

map, buyers can explore

the tour simply. The route

was designed for ease of

navigation and allows buyers

to view multiple homes, by

multiple builders, over the

course of a weekend.

“The idea is we want to

make it easy to get to,” Rocha

said. “Whenever you’re on a

tour it kind of makes it fun.

You’re seeing more than one.

You’re going, you’re taking a

look and you’re seeing what’s

available.”

Flags with the SSHBA

logo will be

placed outside

subdivisions and

homes included

in the tour to help

tourgoers. Raffle

prizes will also be

offered at each

location visited by

tour guests.

&

Models open from 12-5pm

“We’re hoping to get the

SSHBA name out there,

since there is not licensing

in Illinois,” Rocha said.

“Builders do not have to

have licenses, so by being a

member of the SSHBA they

are receiving education and

we want [home buyers] to see

how our builders are set apart

from a builder that is not a

member with us.”

SouthWest Suburban Home

Builders promotes high

standards, professionalism

and service within the

building industry and

supports the American

dream of home ownership.

As the unified voice for

building industry issues, the

SSHBA promotes advocacy

and awareness, provides

educational programs,

networking opportunities,

and opportunities for

consumer referrals.

For more information,

visit www.sshba.com.

Models will be open from noon to 5p.m. each weekend.

To map a route to all 22 homes on the Tour Of Homes, visit

www.SSHBATourOfHomes.com.


24 | September 6, 2018 | The New Lenox Patriot Classifieds

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

DRIVER WANTED

TUES AND THURS

Tinley to Franklin Park,

Round Trip

Please Call Laura @

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22nd Century Media seeks Graphic Designer

Help Wanted

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per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

Position Overview:

22nd Century Media, a media publishing company based in

Orland Park & Northbrook, is seeking a Graphic Designer

to join their team.

Responsibilities Include:

Create web/print advertising material, visual web design using

WordPress, Update existing as well as creating new web/print

collateral for Events, Occasional page layout, Miscellaneous

design projects, Communicate with inside & outside sales reps,

Maintain FTP/server files, Edit and upload digital publications,

Prepare & troubleshoot PDF files

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s in Graphic Design or related field preferred,

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite for Mac, Layout and digital

design experience a must, Familiarity with CMS (WordPress),

Strong typography knowledge & expertise, Excellent

Communication, Interpersonal & Organizational skills,

Ability to work independently and with team

within fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment

Next Steps:

For more information or to be considered for this

opportunity, email a resume to:

careers@22ndcenturymedia.com

No phone calls please. EOE

22nd Century Media seeks Inside Sales Director

Position Overview:

22nd Century Media, a media publishing company based in

Orland Park, is seeking an Inside Sales Director

to join their team.

Responsibilities Include:

Proactively prospecting and qualifying potential new advertising

accounts; handling incoming leads; identifying business

opportunities and working with decision makers to obtain

customer commitment; and achieving weekly revenue targets.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess 1–3 years of experience in

sales environment. Must have a strong work ethic and ability to

work independently as well as with a team. Excellent

communication skills, time-management and

interpersonal skills required.

Next Steps:

For more information or to be considered for this

opportunity, email a resume to:

careers@22ndcenturymedia.com

No phone calls please. EOE

CDL Driver

Tractor Trailer/Dry Van

Dedicated Run. Home

Daily with Benefits.

Call Krueger Trucking

800-634-3317

1003 Help

Wanted

Are you made for ALDI?

HIRING EVENT

We are looking for

Store Associates,

Casual Store Associates,

and Manager Trainees for

the following locations:

Orland Park,

Tinley Park,

Orland Hills and

Homer Glen

Casual and Store Associate

- $13.10/HR

(starting wage)

Manager Trainee -

$47,320/YR*

with an opportunity to earn

$75k - $80k/YR as a

Store Manager

*$22.75/HR

(average 40 hrs/week)

Please visit the following

location on

Thursday, Sept. 6th

between the hours of

6am - 8am or 5pm - 7pm

to complete an application:

ALDI

13145 LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 60462

Full time water treatment

technician wanted for

south suburban company.

Job training provided.

Job includes product

delivery, installation and/or

equipment repair. Must be

able to lift and move heavy

products for delivery. 40

hour week plus occasional

Saturday work. Benefits

include vacation, health

insurance and 401K contributions.

Email resume to

jrob36@ameritech.net or

fax to 815-485-2451

P/T Housekeeper

Interested applicants must

apply in person:

Tinley Court

16301 S Brementowne Rd

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Remodeling

Laborer/Apprentice needed

$12.50/hr w/ potential

bonuses. Call Bob

815.806.7690 or text

708.417.3000

1003 Help

Wanted

Medical-Physical Therapist

Technician/Receptionist

Full-time position working for

the longest standing, therapist

owned, outpatient Physical

Therapy organization.

H.S. Diploma & computer

skills required. On the job

training. Send resume to:

Chicagosuburbpt@sbcglobal.net

As we continually grow,

SW Suburban cleaning co.

has openings for

Cleaning Pros

Exp. Preferred but Will

Train. P/T Weekdays.

No Evenings/Weekends

815-464-1988

Hilton Garden Inn

18335 Lagrange Road,

Tinley Park. Looking for

Restaurant Supervisor,

various housekeeping

positions, server/bartender

and guest service agents.

Must apply in person.

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at

Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

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Opportunities

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Make $1000/week mailing

brochures from home!

No exp. req. Helping home

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Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

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Try the best! 708.638.0641

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Caregiver Services

Provided by

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State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

1024 Senior

Companion

Senior Companion

If you need someone to run

errands, go shopping, take

to appointments or just sit

& socialize for your elderly

loved one...

Call Betty (815)545-4935

1037 Prayer /

Novena

Glorious Apostle, St. Jude

Thaddeus, Isalute you through

the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Through His Heart I praise and

thank God for all the graces he

has bestowed on you. Iimplore

you, through His love to look

upon me with compassion. Do

not despise my poor prayer. Do

not let mytrust be confounded!

God has granted to you the

privilege of aiding mankind in

the most desperate cases. Oh

come to my aid that I may

praise the mercies of God! All

my life Iwill be your grateful

client until I can thank you in

heaven. Amen. Mention your

request. St. Jude, pray for us

and for all who envoke your

aid. Your request will be

granted by the 8th day. Publication

of thanks to St Jude

must be promised. Say this Novena

nine times in a row for

nine days in a row. PJS.

Thank you St. Jude for

payers answered. PJS.

Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

Warehouse Liquidation SALE

Frankfort. 9270 Corsair Rd.

Unit 18. 9/10-9/15 10-3pm.All

inventory, equiptment & tools.

1052 Garage Sale

Garage/Pickers Sale!

Homer Glen, 14931 Suffolk Ct.

Sept. 13, 14, 15 & 16, 9-1p.

Tools, kids, bikes, clothes,

furniture, Halloween, antiques

& much more!

Lockport 913 MacGregor

9/6-9/8 8-5pm Tools, Lionel

Trains, Clothes, Nascar Diecast

Cars, Plumbing & Electric

Supplies, Cubs, Sox, Bears &

Blackhawks items, 18 foot Sea

Ray boat, Betty Boop, Elvis &

More!

New Lenox. 839 Winter Park

9/7-9/8 9-3pm. Huge garage

garage sale! Collectibles, holiday

items, household, & more!

Orland Park. 15130 Teebrook

Dr. 9/7-9/9 8-3pm. Beer signs,

collectibles, home decor, jewelry,

clothes, bathroom fixtures,

outdoor lights, & more!

Tinley Park, 18300 Cottonwood

Dr. 9/7 &9/8, 8-2p. Halloween

& Christmas. Women’s

& men’s clothes. Dept. 56

buildings.

Village of Manhattan

Community Wide Garage Sale

Fri Sept 14th & Sat Sept 15th,

8:00am-3:00pm

All participant’s addresses

will be listed in a map of the

community. Maps will be

available for distribution on

September 10th at Village

Hall, located at 260 Market

Pl. Manhattan, IL

and online at

www.villageofmanhattan.org

For questions, please call

Village Hall at (815)418-2100

1053 Multi Family

Sale

New Lenox 1708, 1710, 1806

& 1906 Foxwood Dr 9/7-9/8

9-4pm Large assortment of

items, everything must go!

New Lenox. 906 & 909 Shagbark

Rd. 9/6-9/8 9-3. Households,

clothes, glasswear, too

much to list! Large variety!

Tinley Park, 8401 W. 167th

St. 9/7 &9/8, 9-3p. Everything

must go! Household, holiday,

tools, misc items!

Tinley Park. 7791 Bristol Park

Drive. 9/8 6:30am-1pm. Multi

Condo Sale! Furniture, household

items, clothes, & toys!

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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(Behind Jewel on 179th &

Wolf) 10 Houses! 9/7-9/8

8-3pm Good variety of items &

great deals!

Orland Park, 173rd &Wolf

Rd. Sept. 7-8. 8am-2pm. Brook

Hills, largest subdivision in Orland.

Dozens of homes. Something

for everyone. For more

info visit www.BrookHillsofOrlandPark.org.

Automotive

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• 744 Lake Road, New

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David Monken to Mary

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• 2884 Southwind Drive,

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- Ronald R. Dalrymple to

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• 3211 Apache Drive,

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• 1260 Prairie Estate

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• 3304 Edgecreek Drive,

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- Charles L. Marquardt

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• 701 Westwind Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-9219

- Robert J. Ukockis to

John Rex, Marijean Rex

$320,500

• 880 Bristol Lane, New

Lenox, 60451-9227 -

Zachary A. Pentek to

James P. Carter, Colleen

M. Carter $325,000

July 17

• 1525 Andrea Drive,

New Lenox, 60451-2301 -

Linder Ave Realty Group to

Joseph Vacca, $270,000

• 160 Batson Court, New

Lenox, 60451-1426 - Paul

S. Webster to Eileen P.

Bohne, $220,000

• 17940 Prairie Ridge

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to Jordan Rothstein,

Kimberly Rothstein

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• 412 Krystal Court,

New Lenox, 60451-2617

- Raymond S. Nawrocki

to Christopher Hoogstra,

Elizabeth Hoogstra

$350,000

• 616 S. Cooper Road,

New Lenox, 60451-2291 -

Gregory J. Dasher to Larry

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$262,000

• 902 Shagbark Road,

New Lenox, 60451-3101

- Edith Saurer to Barbara

Deal, $155,000

• 935 Somerset St., New

Lenox, 60451-2050 - Glen

Runia to Adam Meyer,

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Jackson Hosman

Jackson Hosman is a senior at Lincoln-Way

Central and is an outside linebacker on the

football team.

How did it feel to be back out on the

football field this past Friday?

It’s an unbelievable experience to play on

Friday nights. It just brings the school and

the community together. So, for me, it’s just

a dream to play on these Fridays.

How did you get started playing

football?

When I was real young I got made fun

of by my brothers [Tyler, Central Class of

2014, and Mitch, Class of 2017] because I

didn’t play football. I was too young to play,

but when I did, at age 6, I told myself that I

wanted to be the best athlete in the family.

Have you always played defense?

Mostly. When I was younger, with the

New Lenox Mustangs, I played running

back. But I hurt my elbow in eighth grade,

so I switched to defense full time ever since.

What is something about playing

linebacker that the average fan

doesn’t know?

You’re in on every play. You’re hitting all

the time. Being an outside linebacker, if the

play gets outside of you, it’s going to go for

a big gain. You can’t let that happen.

Do you play any other sport and if so,

what’s your favorite?

I also wrestle. I’ve done that since I was 6,

too. I’ve wrestled on the varsity since freshman

year. I was at 138 last season, but I’m at

180 now. I like football better though. This is

where I can let it all go.

You’re a defense captain on the team

this season. What does that mean to

you?

It means that I just have to start getting the

team going, that I have to be the hype man,

Randy Whalen/22nd Century Media

that I have to help guys flush out plays and

move on. I just have to try to be the best one

on the team and lead by example.

What have you learned from coach

Jeremy Cordell?

That there’s no funny business. We joke

around, sure. But we work hard and we work

smart. We work all summer and we get after

it.

Do you have any pregame or game

day rituals?

Every game day I eat a bowl of Captain

Crunch. I also always listen to “Cinderella

Man” by Eminem before I go to school.

Do you plan to play football in

college?

Yes, I’d like to play in college and take it to

the next level. But I’m still deciding where.

I’ve looked into Concordia, in St. Paul, Minnesota,

for football. But I also haven’t closed

the door yet on wrestling either in college.

What’s the best thing about being an

athlete at Lincoln-Way Central?

Just walking across the student section

on a Friday night. Especially against a rival

team. It’s really the support. The games

bring everyone together.

Interview By Freelance Reporter Randy Whalen

Athlete of the Month

Sandburg multi-sport

athlete wins August honor

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Sandburg senior Marvin

Agwomoh already made his

mark on the track as a state

qualifier in the 800-meter

relay. He also has proven a

leader for the Sandburg boys

basketball team.

And in Week 1 of fall football,

he was one of the key

factors in the Eagles picking

up a win in their seasonopener

for the first time in a

few years.

That all makes it difficult

to deny the results of the

popular vote, as Agwomoh

claimed the most nods for

22nd Century Media’s Southwest

Chicago Athlete of the

Month contest for August.

The Athlete of the Month

competition pits featured

Athlete of the Week selections

from our south suburban

newspapers against one

another in an online voting

contest.

The next contest is to begin

Monday, Sept. 10.

To vote, visit NewLenox

Patriot.com, hover over the

“Sports” menu tab and click

“Athlete of the Month.”

Readers can vote once per

session per valid email address.

Voting ends at 5 p.m.

Sept. 25.

All athletes featured in the

August Athlete of the Week

sports interviews are automatically

entered into the

contest.

On the ball

Marvin Agwomoh — a

Sandburg senior who

runs, plays basketball and

now football — won the

August Athlete of the Month

competition for publisher

22nd Century Media’s

Southwest Chicago branch.

22nd Century Media File

Photo

West JV soccer wins Bloom Township tournament

The Lincoln Way West JV soccer team won the Bloom Township Sophomore Soccer

Tournament. The final game was on Aug. 25, where the Warriors defeated Bolingbrook 2-0

in the championship. The team went undefeated in the tournament winning all 4 games

and not allowing a goal in any game. Joe Stephens is JV soccer coach. Photo Submitted


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Boys Golf

Gusty winds prevent Knights from scoring low in loss

Girls swimming and diving

LW Central off to quick start in pool

Central, Lockport

talk rivalry after close

matches last two years

RANDY WHALEN, Freelance Reporter

The Lincoln-Way Central and

Lockport boys golf teams have

quite a little rivalry going.

The two teams took the same

postseason route last season. Lockport

won the title of the Class 3A

Lincoln-Way Central Regional

while the host Knights advanced

out of the regional and then won

the Homwood-Flossmoor Sectional.

With the postseason parings

not announced yet, the two don’t

know if they will be taking the

same postseason path yet this season.

But what they do know is

they faced off against each other

in a triangular meet on Aug. 27 at

the Joliet Country Club, and that

was already their third meeting of

many this season.

This round went to the Porters

as they won with a 156 score.

Neuqua Valley, which placed third

in the state in Class 3A in 2015,

was second with a 164, and Central

placed a close third after carding

a 167 score. Although Neuqua

is not in the conference, the score

between Lockport (6-0, 5-0) and

the Knights (6-2, 4-1) counted in

the SouthWest Suburban Conference

standings.

“Yes, it’s been a good matchup

with Lincoln-Way Central the last

couple of years,” Lockport coach

Matt Eber said. “We see them

quite a bit. Having a triangular like

this, we’re just trying to see how

we stack up against good competition.”

The answer was obviously pretty

well.

“You could say we have a little

rivalry with them,” Lockport’s Ben

Sluzas said. “[Fellow sophomore]

Sean [Curran] has been my competition,

so it’s nice to be equal with

him. We have fun when we play

[Central].

“We had a lot of ups and downs

[in scoring] last year. But this year

a lot of our guys scoring average

is a lot lower. We just have to stay

consistent.”

Sluzas was the medalist in the

triangular with an even par 36.

His senior teammate, Nolan Weis,

carded a 39 for second place. The

rest of the top scorers for the Porters

were senior Brandon Burdick

(40), freshman Brody McCarthy

(41), and senior Eric Gasienica

(43) was just out of the top four for

the Porters.

“I think they’re our biggest rivals

right now,” Weis said of the

Knights. “Anytime we beat them

it feels good. They started to get

good about the same time we did

and they recently beat us. A key

is that we’re not trying to do too

much. We’re just trying to improve

on what we have.”

Both the Porters and Central

opened the season at the Oswego

Panther Stableford Tournament,

which was held on Aug. 9, at

Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in

Bristol. There Lockport won while

the Knights were second. Then on

Aug. 25, Central was second by a

stroke over the Porters at the H-F

Better Ball Invite, which was held

at Balmoral Woods in Crete. Fellow

SWSC squad Sandburg won it.

At the triangular, the scores for

the Knights were Curran (40), senior

Jon Soldan (41), sophomore

Nick Tingley (42), and freshman

Juney Bai along with junior TJ Edmier,

tied for the last spot, both of

them carding a 44.

“We didn’t do as well as we’d

like to do,” said Curran, who had a

pair of birdies, but was stymied by

a triple and a double bogey. “But

we’re just trying to improve and

learn from our mistakes. I’ve been

hitting my irons well, I just have to

keep that up.”

Central coach Ryan Pohlmann

believes that this loss will only

help his team down the stretch.

“The great equalizer was the

wind,” he said of the gusty conditions.

“But that’s what we will

probably have if we play against

[Lockport] in the postseason in

October. It’s just going to be a fun

year to compete against them.

Knights No. 1 golfer Sean Curran

eyes a shot Aug. 27 during a

triangular against Lockport and

Neuqua Valley at Joliet Country

Club. Curran had the low score

for the Knights with a 40. Bob

Klein/22nd Century Media

“It’s a good matchup and the

young talent out there is phenomenal.

Our goal is to get three [of the

area] teams to state.”

The two teams were slated to

see each other again last Saturday,

Sept. 1 in the H-F Co-Ed Classic

at Lincoln Oaks in Crete. Then

on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at

7:30 a.m. at the Providence Invite

at the Sanctuary Golf Course in

New Lenox. On Saturday, Sept.

15, Central hosts the Green-Wedge

Conference Challenge, starting at

7 a.m. at Green Garden, and yes,

Lockport is there.

Naturally both teams are also at

the Will County Invite, which is

hosted by Joliet Central, on Friday,

Sept. 21 at Inwood Golf Course in

Joliet. They are on opposite sides

of the SWSC with Lockport in the

Blue Division and the Knights in

the Red. So they won’t be in the

same conference tourney. But, of

course, could see each other in the

postseason.

“It’s always a fun match and it’s

competitive against them,” Curran

said of facing the Porters. “It’s not

fun losing to them and next time

our scores should be better. But

they have great players on their

team, so it’s nice to play them.”

RANDY WHALEN, Freelance Reporter

The Lockport Township girls

swimming team has captured three

straight sectional titles and four in

the past five years.

What about the Lincoln-Way

Central girls swimming team?

“Central has never won a sectional,”

Knight coach Patrick

Shaughnessy said. “Ever.”

One wouldn’t know it when

the two teams squared off in a

SouthWest Suburban Conference

crossover meet Aug. 28. There the

Knights captured nine events in

toppling Lockport 118-68.

The win improved Central to

2-0, while the Porters fell to 0-2.

“We are off to a great start,”

Shaughnessy said “We have a

good mix of talent this year and

are very deep in the lineup. We feel

that we fell a little short last season

of our goals [including a sectional

title] so the girls are focused and

are working hard to make sure that

doesn’t happen again.”

The Knights captured all three

relays. That started out with the

200-yard medley relay where the

foursome of junior Sierra Maze,

seniors Cetta Senese and Belle

Dutka, and freshman Autumn

Hufnagl finished with a time of

1:56.38.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay,

it was Dutka, sophomore

Anna Bethke, junior Madi Jager

and sophomore Keara McGowan

(1:41.71) winning by three seconds.

Then, in the 400-yard freestyle

relay, the Knights group of Mc-

Gowan, Senese, Hufnagl and Jager

(3:48.30) won by nearly six seconds.

McGowan captured first in

two events: the 50-yard freestyle

(24.46 seconds), edging her teammate

Dutka (:25.06), and 100-yard

backstroke (1:02.35).

Central had the top two spots in

two other events: 100-yard breaststroke,

where Mallory Brownrigg,

(1:13.20) beat out fellow sophomore

Sam Triner (1:15.88); and

the 500-yard freestyle with Dutka

(5:30.27) besting Jager (5:43.30).

In the diving, it was sophomore

Lincoln-Way Central sophomore

Sarah Rosinski wins the diving

portion of the meet with a score of

197.15 against Lockport Aug. 28.

Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Sarah Rosinski (197.15) winning

and junior Rachel Kachinsky

(178.78) taking second for Central.

Also winning for the Knights was

Senese (2:13.74) in the 200-yard

individual medley.

The Knights defeated Joliet West

157-18 on Aug. 23 in its first meet.

Lockport lost to the Plainfield coop

swim team 159-75 on Aug. 21

to start the season.

“We swam around a little the first

two meets and we have seen a lot

of the best times even with it being

early in the season,” Shaughnessy

said. “Keara McGowan, Belle Dutka,

Cetta Senese, Madi Jager are

continuing to lead our team along

with junior Sierra Maze who is

breaking out into a bigger role in

our lineup.”

Shaughnessy was a happy man

again two days later, on Thursday,

Aug. 30. That’s because the

Knights traveled to Orland Park

and defeated host Sandburg 110-74

in another SWSC crossover dual

meet against a good opponent.

“We had great swims by Madi

Jager, who won the 50 freestyle

and Keara McGowan, won the 200

and 500 freestyle,” Shaughnessy

said. “We won all three relays, and

Kori Loza and Josephine Moline

also had great swims for us.”

Central is scheduled to host its

own invite at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday,

Sept. 8, with diving starting

and the swimming following.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11,

the Knights will take a trip down

Route 30 to face District 210 rival

Lincoln-Way East in a key dual

meet.


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Knights narrowly escape in win over West

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

When Lincoln-Way Central

football coach Jeremy

Cordell talks about his team

going 1-0 each week, it

would be easy to dismiss

that as cliche.

But it was never more true

than last week.

Facing the prospect of

opening the season 0-2 for

the first time since 2010, the

Knights dug deep and won

the week. That was a huge

22-14 victory over crosstown

rival Lincoln-Way

West in the opening South-

West Suburban Conference

clash for both teams on Saturday,

Sept. 1 at Central.

The game was rescheduled

due to lightning in the

area the previous day.

“It was a grind-it-out type

of game, and I’m proud of

the way our guys responded,”

Cordell said of the bounce

back from a 17-7 opening

week loss at Richards.

Bryce Hayes scored twice

from a yard out, Danny Reyna

ran in another touchdown

and the Knight defense put

the caps on a nice game

by forcing an intentional

grounding in the end zone

late in the game to account

for the final margin.

“We worked hard all week

in practice,” Hayes said,

“and this was personal for a

lot of us... And there were a

lot of big plays.”

Especially by the Central

defense, which forced a pair

of turnovers inside its 25 in

the third quarter and wouldn’t

let the Warriors cross midfield

down the stretch.

The Warriors narrowed the

gap to 20-14 when Barber, a

senior running back, banged

in from a yard out on a fourthand-goal

play with 6:52 to

play in the game. That capped

a 12-play 72 yard drive, but it

SCOREBOARD

was the only sustained march

of the game for West.

Exactly one minute later senior

defensive back Andrew

Sherry intercepted Hayes at

his own 23. A 17-yard pass

on second down from quarterback

Greyson Grimm to

fellow senior Nicholas Gula

moved the ball to the Warrior

41, but four straight incompletions

followed and West

turned the ball over on downs

with 4:38 to play.

Central was forced to punt,

but the ball was downed at the

Warrior four. On the first play

from there, Grimm went back

to pass, but under a heavy

rush led by junior defensive

lineman Nick Farrell, he was

forced to try to get rid of

the ball and threw it into the

ground. That resulted in intentional

grounding and two

more points for the Knights.

With just 7.5 seconds left

in the game, the Warriors got

the ball back at their own 24.

Grimm completed a 36-yard

pass over the middle to Billy

Dozier, but the junior was

tackled immediately as time

ran out and Central celebrated

the big win.

That’s exactly what the

Knights did. Starting at the

West 47, senior Connor Mc-

Williams darted 36-yards on

first down. Two plays later

Hayes took it in from a yard

out and senior Chris Power

added the extra point for a 7-0

1 2 3 4 TOT

LINCOLN- 0 7 0 7 14

WAY WEST

LINCOLN- 7 7 0 8 22

WAY

CENTRAL

Top Performers:

1. Bryce Hayes - 11-of-16 passing, 156 yards, Two rushing

TD’s

2. Greyson Grimm - 9-of-17 passing, 183 yards, TD, INT

3. Connor McWilliams - 6 receptions - 76 yards, 112 total

yards in offense

Wests Donte Barber attempts to get around Lincoln-Way Centrals defense. The Knights

beat the Warriors 22-14 in their Sept. 1 matchup. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

Lincoln-Way Central retires Ninkovich’s jersey

Sean Hastings

Freelance Reporter

Former Lincoln-Way

Central football standout

has not had a chance to

make it back to New Lenox

since he graduated in 2002.

It is understandable,

though.

He was busy playing in

the NFL and winning Super

Bowls with the New England

Patriots for 11 seasons.

But in his first trip back

to New Lenox, he was welcomed

with a roaring crowd

of Central and Lincoln-Way

West students in Central’s

Field House to see his No.

90 high school jersey retired

Friday, Aug. 31.

Friday’s game was

washed away, but there was

lead just 2:24 into the game.

Hayes was 3-for-3 for 50

yards on the opening drive

of the second quarter which

Reyna, a junior running back,

capped on an 8-yard TD burst

and a 14-0 lead with 7:09 left

in the opening half. But on

the ensuing play from scrimmage,

Grimm answered right

back on a 68-yard TD pass to

senior Nicholas Gula. Junior

Damian Chowaniec added

the extra point and it was 14-7

with 6:49 left in the half. That

stood up as the halftime score.

On its first possession of

the third quarter, West drove

to the Knight 22. But Grimm

lost a fumble and senior linebacker

Aaron Marcotte recovered

for the Knights. A

short punt, however, led to

the Warriors getting the ball

back at the Central 31. Facing

a fourth-and-3 from the

24, Grimm was intercepted

by senior Joel Veihl at the one

yard line with 4:09 to play in

the third quarter.

Boosted by a 49-yard run

from senior running back

Justin Ellis (5 carries-76

yards), the Knights went

99-yards and scored when

Hayes plunged in on fourthand-goal

from a yard out on

the first play of the fourth

quarter. A run on fake kick

on the extra point try came

up short, leaving the score at

20-14.

“We made too many mistakes

on our side, but I don’t

want to take anything away

from them,” West coach

Dave Ernst said of Central.

“They beat us in every phase

of the game... Their defense

did a great job. No. 9 [Jackson

Hosman] did a great job

plenty of excitement for the

fans and for Ninkovich, who

was able to recollect on his

time playing as a Knight.

And while two massive

Super Bowl rings from 2015

and 2017 sit on his middle

fingers, high school football

at Central has its own special

place in his heart.

“In high school it’s all

about having fun with

your teammates and your

friends,” he said. “When

you move on to the pros,

that’s a business and that’s

your livelihood, that’s your

job and that’s how you put

food on the table.”

Even throughout the successful

career, he said he

still thought about the fun

he had as a Knight.

of taking away our outside

run, and our outside receivers

couldn’t handle him.

“It’s week two. Our goal

wasn’t to go undefeated. It’s

to get better and make the

playoffs.”

West will host Bradley-

Former Lincoln-Way Central

student and NFL player

Rob Ninkovich addresses

the crowd at Lincoln-Way

Central Friday, Aug. 31,

during a ceremony to retire

his jersey. Bob Klein/22nd

Century Media

“I told the [players],

‘You’re going to miss this

moment,’” Ninkovich said.

“I wish I could jump in right

now and go back in time,

but you cant, so make the

best of it.”

Bourbonnais at 7:30 p.m.

this Friday night in another

SWSC matchup.

The Knights will look to

keep the winning streak going

when Thornwood comes

to town for a 7:30 p.m.

SWSC game on Friday.


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Girls Golf

West overcomes windy conditions in conference win

Kaitlyn Valiska

earns medalist

honors with 42

Steve Millar

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way West’s girls

golfers have taken major

strides since last season, and

a young Warriors team is

starting to believe it can be

successful.

“You can see them getting

more confident every day,”

West coach Tim Daly said.

“They’re a tight-knit group.

They work really hard, and

they’re getting better.”

The Warriors fought

through some adversity Aug.

27 dealing with high winds

and scorching heat, to pull

out a 182-214 win over host

Bolingbrook in a SouthWest

Suburban crossover dual

at Boughton Ridge Golf

Course.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Valiska

led West with a 10-overpar

42 on the nine-hole

course.

“I could’ve shot a little

better,” she said. “I just

needed to hit the ball a little

more solid. My chipping and

putting were pretty good,

though.

“As a team, we’re doing

really well together. We all

get along and we help each

other out.”

Daly said Valiska has the

potential to do big things this

season.

“Kaitlyn has a good

chance to make a run at

making it to state,” he said.

“She shot a 41 at Sanctuary

last week, and was hanging

right with [Lincoln-Way

Central’s Grace Curran and

Bri Bolden]. They shot 37’s,

but she was ahead of them

for a while.

“She’s one of the top players

in the south suburbs, for

sure.”

Valiska has taken on a

leadership role despite her

youth.

“It’s fun,” she said. “I try

to teach others what they’re

doing wrong if I see anything,

or let them know what

they’re doing right. I just

try to help everyone on the

team.”

Junior Allison Hullinger

was right behind Valiska

with a 45.

“My driving was a little

rough, but I made two really

good chips that helped save

my score,” she said. “I hit

a 40-yard chip on hole one

and a 30-yarder on hole six.

They were so exciting. I was

not expecting to make those

at all. It feels really good and

gives you some confidence.”

Senior Claire Lunde, who

fired a 47, said she’s been

putting in extra work on the

course lately to improve.

“Me and my dad practiced

a lot over the weekend on

my chipping and putting,”

she said. “I’ve been working

on my driving a lot, too. That

all helped a lot [Monday].”

Sophomore Grace Ruhnke

and senior Lindsay Czarnowski

each shot 48 for the

Warriors.

Lunde said the Warriors’

strong play has become contagious.

“When the other girls are

playing well, it’s a motivator

for you to play well,” she

said. “That way, when it’s

over, it feels like a strong

day overall for the whole

team.

“We’ve had some strong

days already this season.

We’re excited about this

team.”

Hullinger said there’s a

completely different feel

around the team compared

to last year. Every member

of the team has dedicated

herself to improving.

“We’re definitely doing

better than last year,”

Hullinger said. “A lot of

us worked on our games a

bunch over the summer and

now we’ve been working really

hard at practice.”

Daly wants to see his team

continue to make strides as

the year goes on.

“Now the goal is for us to

go from shooting in the high

40’s to shooting in the low

40’s,” he said. “We know

we’re not going to beat a

team like [Lincoln-Way

Central], but we just want

to continue to compete with

teams. We want to be better

by the time conference and

regionals get here.”

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Girls brave the heat,

raise $1,200 for

tennis lessons

Submitted by South

Suburban Tennis Academy

The Lincoln-Way Central

Girls tennis team enjoyed

a huge success on Aug. 26

with its fundraiser.

The girls on the tennis

team taught 120 thirty-minute

tennis lessons earning

$10 for each lesson.

“The athletes really do

enjoy the day of helping

others learn the lifetime

game of tennis,” Central

coach Sue Schneider said.

“I tell the girls a quote that I

learned from my father: ‘To

teach is to learn twice,’ and

that is exactly what the athletes

get from this experience,

as well as giving back

Chrisian Rachanski zeroes in on the tough high forehand

during his lesson Aug. 26 at the Lincoln-Way Central girls

tennis team fundraiser at the school. Photo Submitted

to the community. They

leave the courts with a sense

of accomplishment that they

taught someone a tennis

skill or concept, which then

reinforces their own knowledge

of the game.”

Schneider is enjoying a

year with a record 43 girls

on the team squad.


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the New Lenox Patriot | September 6, 2018 | 39

fastbreak

Football

Celtics blank Morgan Park in home opener

1st and 3

Bob Klein/

22nd Century Media

Golf storylines

1. Sean Curran (above)

After being the 1A,

1B golfer with E.J.

Charles last season

as a freshman,

Curran is now the

clear Knights No. 1

golfer this season,

and it showed Aug.

27 when he shot a

team-low 40 at Joliet

Country Club.

2. Kaitlyn Valiska

Another sophomore

sensation, Valiska

is following in the

footsteps of her older

sister, Sydney, who

graduated last year.

Sydney showed why

she’s the team’s No.

1 after earning medalist

in the Aug. 27

dual against Bolingbrook.

3. Allison Hullinger

Hullinger made

two long chip-ins to

salvage one of the

Top 4 posted scores

for the Warriors and

make up for what

she said was a bad

afternoon off the tee.

Provi scores quick in

first quarter, defense

shuts down Mustangs

Chris Walker

Freelance Reporter

The weather may have

delayed the start of Providence’s

home opener, but

the Celtics wasted no time in

putting away visiting Morgan

Park on Friday, Aug. 31.

The Celtics erupted for

17 quick points in the first

quarter and never allowed

the Mustangs to get back into

the game, cruising to a 31-0

victory at Bishop Kaffer Stadium

and Matt Senffner Field

in New Lenox.

Senior Brenden Martus put

the Celtics on the board just

3:49 into the action with a 10-

yard touchdown run.

They extended their lead to

Hey, ho, let’s go, it’s the Heather and Joe Show!

Vorva picked against Tinley Park twice and was

burned twice and the Titans coaches demand he pick

against them again this week but, alas, they will

have to beat Bremen on their own.

Game of the Week:

• Andrew (2-0) at Lincoln-Way East (2-0)

Other Games to Watch

• Tinley Park (2-0) at Bremen (1-1)

• Thornwood (1-1) at Lincoln-Way Central (1-1)

• Bradley Bourbonnais (2-0) at Lincoln-Way West (1-1)

• Sandburg (2-0) at Bolingbrook (2-0)

• Lockport (0-2) at Thornton (1-1)

• St. Laurence (1-1) at Providence (2-0)

14-0 on sophomore quarterback

Kevin Conway’s 33-yard

strike to Martus with 3:48 left

in the quarter. Conway would

leave due to an injury early in

the second quarter and was replaced

by Logan Phillips.

They had to settle for a

field-goal attempt on their

next possession, but that

wasn’t a problem for Jake

Andjelic, who had booted

the previous two PATs before

sending in a 33-yard field

goal for a 17-0 lead.

Morgan Park (1-1) was

able to slow the Celtics, keeping

them off the scoreboard

the rest of the first half, but it

couldn’t do much on offense

in return to eat away at Providence’s

lead. Providence (2-

0) lost Max Pignotti, its only

returning defensive starter, in

the win against Lockport in

Week 1, but they’ve persevered

without him. It’s also

11-3

Heather Warthen |

Chief Operating Officer

• Lincoln-Way East 24, Andrew 10.

Powerful Griffins too much to

handle for T-Bolts

• Bremen

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way West

• Bolingbrook

• Thornton

• Providence

11-3

opened up opportunities for

others, including junior Ryan

Manikowski.

He’s filled in incredibly

for Pignotti. He intercepted

a pass in the first game and

then did so again in the second

and third quarters against

Morgan Park.

“Baseball is my top sport,

and I wasn’t planning on

playing football,” Manikowski

said. “...I definitely

made a good decision.”

He credits his coaching

staff and team play as being

key to the defense’s early

success. Providence has outscored

teams 69-7 so far.

Providence extended its

lead with a pair of secondhalf

rushing scores from

freshman Aaron Vaughn Jr.,

another newcomer who has

stepped in and made an immediate

impact.

Providence will look to

OUR STAFF’S PREDICTIONS FOR THE AREA GAMES IN WEEK 3

Joe Coughlin |

Publisher

• Lincoln-Way East 45, Andrew 14.

East is the beast. Not many who will

slow the Griffins down.

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way West

• Bolingbrook

• Thornton

• Providence

10-4

Jeff Vorva |

Sports Editor

• Lincoln-Way East 37, Andrew 13.

Andrew’s third road game comes

against a scoring machine that hasn’t

even used its best running back yet.

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way West

• Bolingbrook

• Thornton

• Providence

PROVIDENCE Vs. MORGAN PARK

1 2 3 4 F

Providence 17 0 7 7 31

Morgan Park 0 0 0 0 0

Top Performers

1. Ryan Manikowski

The junior intercepted two passes, giving him three on

the season.

2. Brenden Martus

Rushed for a touchdown and caught another, both in

the first quarter, as the Celtics put away the

Mustangs early.

3. The Providence defense

Morgan Park came in after scoring 56 points last week

against Corliss, but they didn’t visit the end zone

in New Lenox.

make it three-straight wins to

start the season when it hosts

St. Laurence this upcoming

Friday night.

“Going into the Catholic

League, it’s going to be

tougher, but we’re excited...,”

9-5

Tom Czaja |

Contributing editor

• Lincoln-Way East 42, Andrew 10.

Few teams are a match for the

Griffins and T-Bolts aren’t one

of them.

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way West

• Bolingbrook

• Thornton

• Providence

Martus said. “They’re bigger

and faster, and we’re going to

have to be ready.”

The Celtics haven’t won

their first three games since

2014, which is the same year

that they last won a state title.

9-5

James Sanchez |

Editor

• Lincoln-Way East 35, Andrew 7.

Andrew stands no chance against

one of the best teams in the state.

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way West

• Bolingbrook

• Thornton

• Providence

LISTEN UP

“They were so exciting. I was not expecting to make those

at all. It feels really good and gives you some confidence.”

Allison Hullinger – Lincoln-Way West golfer, on making two chip-ins in her

nine-hole round against Bolingbrook

Tune In

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8

• The Knights will host the Lincoln-Way Central

Invitational. Lincoln-Way West is one of the

competitors in the competition.

Index

35 – Athlete of the Week

38 – High School Highlights

FASTBREAK is compiled by Editor James Sanchez,

james@newlenoxpatriot.com.


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