James Hart actors to perform "Seussical Jr."

H-F school board enthusiastic as it readies new principal’s contract

Homewood-Flossmoor High School board members Tuesday spoke with enthusiasm about their selection on Feb. 17 of Dr. Jerry Lee Anderson as the school’s next principal.

Flossmoor OKs newest artwork in village sculpture garden

A sculpture by a renowned Chicago-area artist will be installed in Flossmoor this spring.

“Crossings #5,” by Ed McCullough, is being added to Flossmoor’s Sculpture Garden. It will be placed on the vacant sculpture pad in Flossmoor Park, just east of the village’s Metra viaduct.

Viking girls win first sectional game against Mother McAuley

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s girls basketball team recorded another playoff win Tuesday by defeating Mother McAuley 59-35 in the first game of the sectional round at Shepard High School in Palos Heights.

In the second sectional game, Marist High School’s team defeated Marian Catholic 46-35.

The Vikings will take on Marist in the sectional title game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Shepard. 

Village officials will help remove pile of trash at Flossmoor residence

Five Flossmoor village board members are volunteering to help remove a big pile of residential trash this weekend.

At Monday’s board meeting Mayor Paul Braun asked for volunteers to help with the planned Saturday morning clean-up of the trash, located next to a house on Avers Avenue. Four village trustees ― James Wilder, James Mitros, Perry Hoag and Philip Minga ― agreed to help get rid of the garbage.

Jazz greats help young Hart Jazz Band musicians at band invitational

The James Hart Jazz Band got pointers from two of the best musicians in the business when they took part in the 29th Annual Jazz Fest Band Invitational at Prairie State College.

The Hart band was one of 20 bands invited to the two-day event Feb. 16 and 17.

Early spring weather helps Coyote Run set record opening

The exceptionally warm February weather pushed the opening day for Coyote Run Golf Course up by three weeks. There have been 600 rounds of golf played since Friday.

The original targeted opening date for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District course was March 10, but Tom Denklau, the course manager, opened the course on Feb. 17.  

Two administrators make the grade

They work in Homewood schools by day. But for months, they were students themselves.

At its February meeting, the District 153 school board announced James Hart School Principal Scott McAlister had earned his superintendent’s certificate, and Melanie Mandisodza achieved the state approved special education director certificate.

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