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In the darkened auditorium at Lockport Township High School East Campus, the red curtain pulls back on the freshman choir singing “Hosanna Deo” written by Greg Gilpin. The choir, directed by Chad Goetz, opened the annual fall concert with an exciting and dynamic piece. 

The Fall Concert, the first choir concert of the school year, was held at the East Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 15, and featured all five choirs. 

Max Lapthorne
For a lifelong hockey player and a man who said he is a “gigantic Blackhawks fan,’’ being named the Chicago Blackhawks and University of Phoenix Top-Shelf Teacher had some perfect rewards for Lockport Township High School’s Austin Lindley.
Max Lapthorne
The annual Lockport Township High School Variety Show hit the stage at East Campus Feb. 7 and 9, featuring more than 30 acts. The event intends to serves as a fundraiser for the theater department, but is also a way for students to have an outlet for their creativity.
Erin Redmond

In late May, some of the state’s elite stars will make the track trek to downstate Charleston and spend some time showing off their skills at the Illinois High School Association state meet at O’Brien Stadium.

It’s a dream that just about any athlete who is running, jumping, throwing or vaulting has – from inner city athletes in Chicago to kids who live in towns with more cows than cars.

Those dreams get started now and athletes from this area are trying to make them a reality.

Lauren Finkler

TLC Animal Shelter, Homer Glen 

Coby is a whippet and hound mix in need of a home. He is about 1-year-old, good with children and good with other dogs. He is housebroken and sweet. He has beautiful brindle markings. To see more of him, visit tlcanimalshelter.org or go to the Tender Loving Care Facebook page. You can stop by the shelter to see him at 13016 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. You may also call for more information at (708) 301-1594.

Max Lapthorne
What’s this? What’s this? There’s contests everywhere! What’s this? We’ve got prizes in the air! What’s this?
Brittany Kapa
The Polar Plunge in Joliet can still be a daunting challenge even with an unseasonably warm winter with little snow, but according to one group from Homer Jr. High School, that is not the case.
Erin Redmond

Young visitors to the Homer Township Public Library and their parents got to go to “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 8 through a special holiday performance by Dave Herzog and his Marionettes.

The hour-long puppet show featured holiday music and a colorful cast of sixteen holiday-themed puppets including Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost, Santa Claus, a figure skating nutcracker, and, a favorite amongst the children, George — an elk with a stuffy nose who is tired of being mistaken for Rudolph. 

Max Lapthorne
Homer Township Public Library is open from 4-8 p.m. on Sundays as of Sunday, Sept. 11.
Kirsten Onsgard
Nearly 70 local high school students recently earned Girl Scouts of the USA’s most prestigious national honor for girls, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana honored their accomplishments during a special ceremony in June at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook.
Max Lapthorne

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