Flossmoor recognizes 43-year fire veteran on his retirement

Richie Ambuehl

Friends, family and fellow firefighters filled Flossmoor Village Hall Monday night to honor Richie Ambuehl, a 43-year fire service veteran.

Postal service stories

In spite of an increase in options in recent years, we all still depend on the U.S. Postal Service, local service especially. 

We're interested in collecting stories about postal service in Homewood and Flossmoor. Do you have stories of adventure or misadventure with mail and package delivery? Do you have stories to tell about good service from carriers or counter clerks?

We're interested in any stories that will help us describe the kind of service people in our community receive. 



James Hart School posts first trimester honor roll

James Hart School has released its first trimester honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. This trimester, 253 Panthers, or about 55 percent of the school’s student body, have earned honors.

H-F’s Annie Reilly selected to participate in state music conference

Annie Reilly

Annie Reilly, a junior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, wants to be a teacher who will give her students a love of music.

Music is essential to education

As I began my tenure as PMA president, and as a librarian, I wanted to research the benefits of music education for children. I wished to see scientific evidence of what I could plainly see anecdotally in my own children, that music provides something more than a pleasant atmosphere and a diversion from video games. 

Services for Fr. Sayers set for Monday

Fr. James Sayers

The Parish of St. Joseph will conduct funeral services for Pastor Emeritus Rev. James Sayers at a 7 p.m. Mass on Monday, Dec. 15.

Neil MacCormack spots unique snowflake decoration

Neil MacCormack, left, accepts a coupon Saturday, Dec. 13,
for an egg roll at Eat Rice and a business card from
Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld. McCormack, 10, spotted
the unique snowflake decoration on one of downtown

Homewood trustees object to appearance of proposed commercial building on Halsted Street

A design for a proposed commercial building on Halsted Street was sent back to the drawing board Tuesday, Dec. 9, after two trustees and Village President Richard Hofeld expressed dissatisfaction with its appearance.

Flossmoor police arrest local man for drug sales near school

A Flossmoor man is facing four felony charges following his arrest for allegedly selling cannabis from his home, less than 300 feet from Heather Hill School.

Nationally renowned storytellers on Homewood Stories program Dec. 16

The lineup at Homewood Stories Tuesday, Dec. 16, includes some nationally renowned storytellers, according to host Karen O'Donnell.

Beth Horner


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