Richards students make blankets for kids with cancer

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By Kelly White Richards High School students brought warmth and love to those who need it most this winter season. Under the supervision of Richards Activities Facilitator, Deborah Swanson, 75 students met after school on January 31 at the high school, 10601 Central Avenue in Oak Lawn, to make fleece comfort blankets for pediatric cancer…

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Fernway Park School receives kindness – and scooters

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By Jeff Vorva Scooters. Dollars. Kindness. Those were the three themes of the day on Feb. 14 at Fernway Park Elementary School in Orland Park thanks to a group of high school athletes in the Buddy’s Helpers group. There were 102 students in first and second grade at the school who were greeted in the…

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Stop the Bleed lessons taught at Argo, Summit Library

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By Carol McGowan  Argo High School’s Student Resource Officers, Michael Snee and Wagner Antoine, have not only been busy with making sure the Summit school is safe, but have been training staff in how to Stop the Bleed. Snee has been with the Summit Police Department for approximately seven years, and at Argo High School…

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Richards student awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award

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By Kelly White Richards High School senior Michael Wickman has set his educational bar high. Wickman, a member of Navy Junior Reserve Officers Corps at the high school, 10601 Central Ave., Oak Lawn, was recently awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award for his outstanding achievement in the NJROTC. “Being Awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze…

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EPCHS students help PAWS recover from fire

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By Kelly White Dozens of cats and dogs were rescued after a fire broke out at PAWS last month. On the evening of Wednesday, January 17, firefighters responded immediately to a large dryer fire at the animal shelter at 8301 W. 191st St. Fire crews and volunteers evacuated 55 cats and 42 dogs from the…

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OLCHS bowler earns athlete of the month honors

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By Brian Frangella             Charlie Dell was a picture of consistency for the month of December on the lanes for the Oak Lawn Community High School boys bowling team. He won Top 5 individual medals at three different invitationals, he rolled his career-best 289, and he was the South Suburban Conference Red Individual Champion. All this…

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A Little Bit of Germany at Shepard High School


By Kelly White German culture and cuisine made its way in to one local area high school cafeteria last weekend. Alan B. Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Palos Heights, hosted its annual A Little Bit of Germany event on February 3 bringing oversees traditions right to the south suburbs. “I like the…

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Palos South Middle School cheer places 2nd at Spartan Showdown 

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The Palos South Cheer squad recently placed second in the Spartan Showdown cheer competition hosted at Marian Catholic High School in January. The team, coached by Palos South teacher Ashley Partin, competed in the Large Junior High Division. Partin said that the squad, made up of sixth, seventh, and eighth- grade students, are driven to achieve…

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Palos South Girls go undefeated in the SWIC Conference

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Palos South’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball team recently won the Southwest Interscholastic Conference Championship. The Cardinals were undefeated in conference play with a record of 11 wins and 0 losses. The team won the SWIC post-season tournament, defeating Orland Jr. High, Tinley Central Middle School, and Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School. Palos South players Brooklyn Parr,…

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Palos Heights School District 128 sends anti-bullying message

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By Kelly White Palos Heights School District 128 has taken a positive approach to bullying prevention. From the stage of “America’s Got Talent,” Chippewa Elementary School, 12425 S. Austin Ave., Palos Heights, welcomed BMX rider, Matt Wilhelm, a Guinness World Record Holder and the 2022 USA National Champion on January 30. “My dreams were made…

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