Recycled trees help local environment

Discarded Christmas trees can go to the curb and end up in a landfill, just taking up space, or they can be recycled, their chips added to mulch that will contribute to the local ecosystem.

Thanks to project founders Jennifer Molski, Tony Manos and a host of volunteers, the choice is an easy one in the H-F area.

For the eighth year, the HF Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights Program will be accepting trees and unwanted strings of holiday lights so that they can be recycled.

New hires and promotions recognized at Homewood trustees meeting Tuesday

Two local families continued their tradition of service to the Homewood Fire Department as they marked promotions for firefighters at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday. In all, four firefighters and two public works employees took oaths of office at the meeting.

Resident raises red flag on H-F High sports travel costs

District 233 School board members approved five out-of-town trips for Homewood-Flossmoor High School sports teams, and tried to answer concerns from Flossmoor resident Peter Hallam who said the move was not transparent.
 
It was the second time Hallam addressed the board to argue about its vote to pay for the trips. At the October board meeting, he complained board members needed to investigate why certain teams were given a preference.
 

H-F High teachers select ‘Students of the Quarter’

Teachers at Homewood-Flossmoor High School named 16 students to the “Students of the Quarter” list for the first quarter of this school year. They were selected for their achievements in the classroom.

Students and the departments that honored them are:

Emmett Agting, reading; Juliette Benjamin, English; Ni’Kyla Causey-Seymour, world language; Audrey Faris, science; KaNiyah Gill, applied academics-family and consumer science; Khadijah Harris, reading.

Staff changes on the Homewood trustees' agenda Tuesday

The Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28, will be dominated by personnel moves.

Six staff members will take the oath of office in new positions or as new employees.

Larry Lipinski will be sworn in as a captain in the fire department. Jason Presnik will be sworn in as a lieutenant in the fire department. Kyle Paczesny and David Voltka will be sworn in as firefighter/paramedics.

IEA grant helps D153 create Little Free Libraries

Every school in Homewood District 153 now has a Little Free Library thanks to a $750 grant from the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and four volunteers.

Snowflake spotters

From left, Kristen and Debbie Maxwell show the Twisted Q coupon they received Saturday, Nov. 25, for correctly identifying the location of the anomolous snowflake decoration in Homewood.

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