H-F girls tennis wins sectional championship, ready for state

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls tennis team won the Lincoln-Way Central Sectional Championship and will send four students to compete in the state championship tournament this weekend in Arlington Heights.
 
H-F was one of nine teams in competition at the Lincoln Way Central Sectional Championship on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. H-F had a total of 30 points from all rounds. It’s nearest competitor, Lincoln-Way Central, had 24 points.

Prairie State College marks 60th anniversary with Saturday gala

Prairie State College will mark its 60th anniversary with a gala celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosted by the PSC Foundation. This annual event will serve as a fundraiser for scholarships.
 
The atrium on the college’s main campus, 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights, will be turned into a center for celebration opening for cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. gourmet dinner. The gala will feature a live auction, choice raffles, dancing and a special “Stand Up for Scholarships” presentation. All proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships.

Area facing major depletion of maple trees over next several years

The golden yellow and vibrant reds of fall leaves are coming.
 
But many residents are raising alarms about some of the trees on their property, and rightfully so. The beauty of tree canopies in Homewood and Flossmoor will be reduced over the next several years as silver maple, Norway maple, red maple and sugar maple trees die off.  

Washington, D.C. trip approved for Parker Junior High honors students

Eighth graders in Parker Junior High’s National Junior Honor Society will have the opportunity to spend their 2019 spring break exploring the nation’s capital.
 
The District 161 School Board approved plans Tuesday for the school’s first field trip to Washington, D.C. from March 22 to 29.
 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church celebrates 60 years in Homewood

The church had a special worship service on Sunday, Sept. 30, to commemorate the founding of St. Andrew in 1958. Bishop Sally Dyck of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church spoke as a guest preacher.

Tony Kruse and crew are back coaching H-F volleyball teams

Tony Kruse’s hiatus as the Homewood-Flossmoor High volleyball program head coach is over.
 
Kruse, a physical education teacher, had been the girls head coach for the first 10 years and worked with the boys team for six years of his 14-year tenure at H-F. He walked away from coaching when he and his wife started their family.  He wanted to have hours at home when his two children, now 4 and 2, were born and share family responsibilities with his wife.
 

Two Homewood employees honored for their service

Two long-time Homewood employees — Dave Ebert and Tom Gaskin  were recognized for their service to the village at the Sept. 25 Board of Trustees meeting. Two new Public Works Department employees were sworn in at the same meeting.

Homewood Fire Department will show off new truck, provide fun safety lessons at annual open house

Residents will have a chance to get a close-up look at Homewood's brand new fire truck on Saturday during the annual Fire Department open house.

The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17950 Dixie Highway will also include a crowd favorite, the live burn that demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of sprinkler systems. 

Services for all: South Suburban Special Recreation Association at 45 years

Isabella and Connor Miller were excited to show off the trophy their Stingrays softball team won in a Special Olympics area softball tournament in 2017.
 
Their joy playing on a team is possible because of the staff and volunteers with South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). For the past 45 years, the agency has been bringing delight through inclusion programs to thousands of special needs people in Homewood and Flossmoor. 

H-F golf team advances to state championships

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School varsity golf team will take their skills to the Illinois High School Association state championships on Oct. 12 and 13 after winning the sectionals championship.

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