• Jeff Rimsnider completes a money management exercise Thursday, April 28, during class at the Career & Community Connections transitional program at LTHS’s Central Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Students grow, explore in LTHS’s transitional program

    May 2, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Contributing Editor News
    Once a month, the Career & Community Connections classroom at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus transforms into a Souper Tuesday Café. Students enrolled in the transitional program become waiters and waitresses, chefs, hosts and bussers, as Central Campus faculty receive soup, salad or sandwiches at the makeshift restaurant.
  • Three-year-old Amelia Ruiz decorates a ceramic owl during the Arts and Crafts Fair held April 23 at the Homer Township Public Library. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Arts and Crafts Fair benefits teen book, music collections at library

    May 4, 2016 By Felicitas Cortez, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    What happens when you task teenagers to plan and implement a library event? If the Arts and Crafts Fair held April 23 at the Homer Township Public Library was any indication, the result is a successful day promoting local artisans and one-of-a-kind treasures.
  • The banana split ice cream, a Cool Creations classic in Lockport, features a scoop of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice creams, one banana, sliced strawberries and pineapples, and mixed nuts, topped with whipped cream and cherries. F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

    Cool Creations looks to keep neighborhood ice cream parlor vibe alive

    May 4, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    For Rachel Yukich, Cool Creations is more than just an ice cream shop in Lockport; ice cream, itself, would not be complete without the Creations’ scoops. That is why she did not hesitate to become its new owner when she heard that the shop was up for sale five years ago.
  • Lockport’s John Meyer broke a school record for shot put. 22nd Century Media File Photo

    Meyer shatters school record in shot put

    April 29, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    All it took for John Meyer Jr. to shatter the school record in shot put was a change in technique. The Lockport Township sophomore broke the school record April 16 with a throw of 63 feet at the Homewood-Flossmoor Invite.
  • The Porters celebrate after Jake Huber hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning against Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at Edward Flink Field in Lockport. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Baseball: Huber hits walk-off single as Porters outlast Vikings

    April 29, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    The Lockport baseball team’s offense was dormant for the first six innings of the Porters’ SouthWest Suburban Conference clash with Homewood-Flossmoor April 19 at home, but that all changed in the seventh. With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior shortstop Jake Huber delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Porters a 2-1 victory after they trailed 1-0 going into the inning.

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