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When Lockport Township High School baseball coach Andy Satunas wants to give an example of what work ethic will do, he does not have to look far.

All he has to do is mention one of Lockport’s former players.

That is 2012 Lockport graduate Josh Altmann, who was drafted by the Texas Rangers on June 10 in the 22nd round with the 648th pick of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Thomas Czaja
One of Tyler Cepkauskas, 4, favorite family activities is to draw monsters and snakes outside in chalk.
Brittany Kapa
Pete Pfeiffer would walk in a room and immediately make an impact. Yes, he was tall. Standing about 6-foot-4, he had a signature bright beard that could not be missed and helped earn him the nickname of “Red.”
Brittany Kapa

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, located at 13341 W. 151st St. in Homer Glen, will see an expansion after the family purchased additional land that was closed on Dec. 28, according to Jeremy Bengtson, a member of the family and part owner of the land.

The farm that guests were accustomed to for the annual fall festival was approximately 13 acres, Bengtson said in a phone interview with The Horizon Monday, Jan. 4. With the new property purchase, the family now has approximately 126 acres extending to Bell Road and encompassing the area around the farm. 

Thomas Czaja

A star softball pitcher, a strong comeback from injury and great team chemistry are just three elements of Lockport’s latest state championship bid.

The Porters’ competitive cheerleading squad took second at state last year in the Large Team division. Now the Joliet West sectional championship has Lockport in prime contention for another lofty state finish this weekend in Bloomington.

Max Lapthorne

A Homer Glen man was arrested shortly after 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Chicago Midway International Airport, after a Transportation Security Administration officer reportedly found a handgun in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

Danielle Tabor

Nick Setta left his mark as perhaps the most outstanding athlete in the history of Lockport Township High School.

The 1999 graduate helped lead the Porters to back-to-back Illinois High School Association Class 2A cross country state championships in 1996 and 1997, set the Illinois high school football record for longest field goal (59 yards), set the school record of 6 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, and won a state title in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 52.24 seconds in 1999.

Meredith Dobes

Will County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Home Depot at 14053 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen on April 3 regarding an employee they believed to be shoplifting. The deputies met with a loss prevention manager who suspected Home Depot employee Hector Ibarra, 40, of 14228 W. Kensington Court in Lockport, of committing several retail thefts. Home Depot performed an investigation on Ibarra between Feb. 27 and April 2, finding him executing 14 thefts totaling approximately $8,532 worth of stolen property.

Amanda Jarzynski
For Ron Coomer, it was an Opening Day like no other.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

It seems almost impossible to overshadow the Chicago Blackhawks in their quest for Stanley Cup glory, but the Lemont Classic Car Club did exactly that on Saturday, June 6, as it rolled into Homer Glen.

“I know it’s Game 2 and the puck drops in 15 minutes, but so what? There’s just no way I’m going to miss this,” said Homer Glen resident Bob Sanders, wearing a Blackhawks replica jersey as he gestured toward row upon row of spectacular automobiles parked in front of the Big R store at 15830 S. Bell Road.

Thomas Czaja