Friday, May 15, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of May 10, 2015

A challenging week, health-wise, but as I look back at the cover stories - all mine - not to mention the pages and pages of features briefs and calendar items, I'm amazed at what I accomplished.

To scroll through features briefs, click here:

Frankfort mom of nine offers advice - let the little things slide

I wanted to write a story on this amazing mother of miracle babies several years ago before her adopted special needs son from the Ukraine had died, but a sister newspaper wrote about her first. Patience worked out in this case, because she has since added three more children to her family.

An Extraordinary Life: Everything he did, he was king

Talk about living a full life, less about the accomplishments and more about how Zeke Russ accomplished them.

Pets of the Week

For those of you seeking that purr-fect dog or cat for your home.

Allergies: More than a simple atchoo

Read how seasonal allergies can cause lifestyle disruption and what to do about it.

Joliet ex-addict won't let cancer stop him from helping others

Michael Pinnick of Joliet has realized that his lung cancer and lymphoma may be here to stay. But Pinnick doesn't believe that means he should quit moving forward, either.

Bringing the U.S. Air Force to communities for a song

Lockport Township High School alum has a rockin' career in the military, and she'll be sharing that career at her alma mater on Sunday, thanks to her LTHS bus driving mother who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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