Friday, March 18, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, March 7 through March 18

Many personal obligations this past week, which I met by trading out fiction time. This weekend is full, and next weekend I'm the weekend editor.


We now have a fourth editor again, so I have some free weekends in April. I am definitely looking forward to the breather. In the meantime, reading over past work and working on character development are definitely nudging me closer to a first draft for Henry, chapter three. :)

Now for the real work.

Check out the health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars. Three of them can be found at the link below. Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

Feature briefs for Tuesday (health), Thursday (faith), Friday (Arts and Entertainment), and Sunday (People) are also edited (texted and photos) by the lady of this blog, but only the stories have bylines.

And if you do peek at these stories, to quote our editor Kate Schott, "Thank you for reading The Herald-News." :)

Local woman making and selling purses in Morris to benefit Haitian students (VIDEO EXTRA)

LeeAnne Glabe helped found a technical school in Haiti and teaches beginning sewing to its students once a year. Now Glabe is using her skills to raise money for new sewing machines for the school. But these purses aren't ordinary purses.

An Extraordinary Life: Man raised in Joliet was friendly and smiling no matter what

Justin Heard died suddenly from complications related to extremem obesity. He was only 28. But along the way, Heard reached out and used his own struggles to lift the spirits of others.

Joliet area caregivers, supporters discuss challenges of seniors caring for seniors

A thought-provoking story on a growing problem with no easy answer. It provokded the thoughts of an Illinois state senator, who sent me a handwritten note yesterday calling this story "outstanding."

Frankfort church to celebrate growth with grand opening

A finance expert leaves the career path behind in favor of seminary. Then he's hired at a church with less than forty members. In less than a decade, he and those members grew that congregation to eight hundred and expanded the church's space by sixty-five percent.

Frankfort native is on production team for TV show "Big Fish, Texas"

The back story is an interesting mix of tequila, solid reportiong, a Super Bowl party, a lifelong dream, sustainable deepwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, family values, fish tagging, and a successful show on the National Geographic channel.

Say what? Read on.

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