Friday, August 28, 2015

Catching Up on Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Aug. 16 through Aug. 28

All righty then. Here's what ran in The Herald-News the week I was in Raleigh and the first week of my return.

Way below are the cover stories. Directly below are links to the feature briefs and event calendars.

Health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars can be found at the link below.

Also at the link are the community feature briefs I write/edit (no byline). The fourth calendar, Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

Morris woman creates personalized greetings from original poetry and photographs

This 90-year-old woman also leads a Bible study. She reads one of her poems in the video extra, too.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman took love of sport to recognize the accomplishments of others

Mary Jane Sporar loved bowling. Her game wasn't spectacular, but her lauding of others was.

Joliet counselors use art to help people cope
By Jeanne Millsap

Art therapy is not playing with crayons and scissors. It's a method that counselors may use to facilitate healing.

Lemont church makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief

It's a 40-year ministry of creating comfort from scraps, with some of the volunteers well into their 90s. With video extra.

Comedian Brian Regan to perform at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet

I scanned the internet for previous articles on this clean funny man so as not to reproduce what was previously written. I didn't find his back story, so here it is...and Mr. Regan was kind enough to share it.

Manhattan nonagenarian has been flying 74 years

Read why Gene Gear is phenomenal in the air and hear his story of how a pheasant nearly took him down in the video extra.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman exemplified Biblical commands

Talk about one's right hand not meeting the left! Barbara Dolph had so many service projects that the people who knew her didn't know about all of them.

Nonprofit remodels home of Joliet resident with MS
By Allison Selk

Part of battling a disabling illness is watching the chores pile up. See how one group transformed a home to ease the burden on the entire family.

Mokena pastor shares his journey from atheist to Christian

"And a little child shall lead them" is an apt verse for this man. Read about Robert Morlan's conversion experience and hear an excerpt from his book in the video extra.

Orland Park/Will County chapter of youth theater puts glorifying God first
By Allison Selk

A really nice story about an organization that does a seamless job of melding theater art with spiritual development.

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