Numerous items stolen while Flossmoor family is out of town

Flossmoor residents returning home following a vacation at the end of 2016 discovered thieves had stolen a number of valuables, including watches, musical instruments, a drone and a handgun.

The homeowners reported the thefts to their residence, located in the 1600 block of Brassie Avenue, in the early morning hours of Dec. 31, according to a Flossmoor police report. They had just returned from an eight-day vacation and called police at 1:36 a.m.

Coyote Run golf fees will hold steady in 2017

Golfers will tell you it’s never too early to think about getting back on the links. Lucky for them, there will not be any additional costs in 2017 at Coyote Run Golf Course.

After hearing a report from Tom Denklau, course manager, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners on Jan. 3 agreed to keep the 2016 rates for the upcoming season. Various rates were increased in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

H-F Park District starts planning for Splash Pad replacement

Millennium Park’s Splash Pad, a bubbling water fountain designed for young children, will be replaced by spring 2018. The Splash Pad was installed in 2000 when the park opened and it has delighted children throughout the summer months. But age and harsh winter weather haven’t been kind to the water feature.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop opening Jan. 10

  Youngsters watch with anticipation, waiting for the next 
  batch of doughnuts to start coming down the conveyor 
  in Homewood's new Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. 
  The kids were at the store preview Saturday afternoon 

Explore the Pour 2 set for Jan. 13

Calling all beer lovers! Explore the Pour 2 is happening Friday, Jan. 13.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s “Explore the Pour” of 2016 was so successful that the park district is ready for another great event at The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake, Governors Highway at 183rd Street.

Park district plans overnight trip for seniors to Branson, Mo.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is adding a May 22 through 26 trip to Branson, Mo., for persons 55 and older as part of its spring programming.

“We’ve had several seniors requesting to do overnight trips,” said Stephanie Simpson, superintendent of recreation.

The park district is working with a tour company on the arrangements that include the transportation, accommodations, show admissions and daily continental breakfast and dinner.

H-F High gives recognition to its 2016 International Baccalaureate diploma graduates

A group of 11 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who graduated with their class in May received special recognition for their outstanding work in earning an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

H-F High School’s board stands by policies on residency

Each semester students are removed from Homewood-Flossmoor High School as the school board continues enforcement of policies to weed out students who aren’t legal residents.

The district does a full investigation each time a parent, student or community member brings an issue of residency to the administration. In November the board agreed to remove three students who were found to not be in compliance.

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