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Undefeated James Hart, second place Parker ready for Saturday baseball playoff

Homewood's James Hart School Panthers and Flossmoor's Parker Junior High Falcons baseball teams are on their way to regional competition in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s baseball championships.
 
Hart is the first seed team going in to competition Saturday with a perfect 10-0 record to take the regional title. Hart clinched the record on Monday, Sept. 10, by beating Parker 15-7. Parker’s team record is 5-2.
 

PSC professor completes internship on Gulf of Mexico research vessel

  Prairie State College biology professor Angela Hung
  shows off a baby hammerhead shark.
(Provided photos)

'Bach & Beers' benefit for IPO

“Bach & Beers,” a fundraiser for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, will be held at Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Dr. in Homewood.
 
The 7 to 9 p.m. event will feature a Maestro Mashup – a head-to-head contest between a musician from the IPO and one from the rock genre.
 
The  $30 tickets include two drinks and light food offerings.
 

Flossmoor police investigating fight at village festival

A police investigation is continuing into a fight at last weekend’s Flossmoor Fest.

Witnesses to the Sept. 8 incident saw fighting take place on Sterling Avenue, just north of Flossmoor Road, among members of a group of young people. At the end of the brief fight one of the youths went through a window at Coldwell Banker, 1056 Sterling Ave.

District 161 hires two security officers for Parker Junior High

Parker Junior High School will be adding two unarmed security officers onto its staff as part of Flossmoor District 161’s plan to enhance the school’s safety.
 
The school board Monday approved a contract for $73,008 from U.S. Security Associates. The Georgia-based company will provide the staffing of one security guard and one supervisor, with estimated annual wages of $34,128 and $38,880, respectively.
 

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