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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The Homewood Business Association 0.3K run is set for Sept. 22. Underachievers will have a rare chance to shine in this benefit "run," but high achievers who want to support the arts, artists and the Cancer Support Center can contribute, too. They might want to keep the brakes on, however. Also, the Chronicle is seeking reader feedback. You can tell us what you think about the paper and make suggestions.

Supporting H-F High students

  Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School
  Foundation raised more than $15,000 at the annual
  golf outing and dinner on Sept. 7. Committee
  members are, front row from left, Katie Coderre,
  Sarah Huffman, Susie Goldberg and Paula Longawa,

H-F High singers plan spring trip to Italy

This spring, 65 Homewood-Flossmoor High School singers will take their musical talents to northern Italy led by teacher and choir director Michael Rugen.
 
During the nine-day trip, students performing as the H-F Master Singers will sing at a mass in Venice; at the Duomo, the main cathedral in Milan; and a number of impromptu performances along the way. Rugen said in all the singers will perform five or six times in the nine days.
 

Marian Catholic to celebrate homecoming along with school’s 60th anniversary

Marian Catholic High School is celebrating its homecoming this week. Various events and activities will take place at the school during this celebration.

As a reflection of the school’s 60th anniversary, the theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration is “Homecoming Rewind – Dancing through the Decades.” 

Eight residents considered for open District 233 board seat

Eight persons have filed resumes and letters requesting they be considered for a vacant seat on the District 233 school board serving Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The deadline for filing applications was Friday, Sept. 7.
 
Board member Tim Wenckus submitted a letter of resignation Aug. 24, effective immediately. Wenckus had eight months left on his term. He would have been up for re-election to a four-year term in April 2019.
 

Students learn, practice conservation through Homewood Science Center intern program

On a Saturday morning when one might expect junior high schoolers to be sleeping in, the Homewood Science Center’s conservation ecology interns are hard at work clearing invasive buckthorn plants from the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. Using little more than simple tools and teamwork, interns cut down and carry away thick bundles of branches and leaves until the area that was once difficult to walk through becomes an open space for native species to thrive.

Runners, walkers and neighbors invited to Respond Now's 5K on Sept. 22

Spaces are still available for Respond Now's annual 5K Walk/Run for Hunger on Sept. 22 at Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields.
 
Sue Perkins of Flossmoor, a longtime board member at the social service agency, called the annual event an easy and fun way for community members, advocates and supporters old and new to help combat poverty in their neighborhoods.
 

H-F homecoming victory is a blowout

Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, alumni and community supporters had plenty to cheer about on Friday, Sept. 7, as the Vikings football team won the homecoming game 46-0.

It was the third victory in the young season for the Vikings. The team welcomed Stagg High School for the first of only four seasonal games to be played at H-F. 
 

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