Friday, March 25, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, March 20 through March 25

A blur of a busy week, culminating yesterday with a day of pebbles in the path, which leads into  a second shift of weekend editor this month. I offered to do it, so that everyone else could enjoy this Easter weekend. The tradeoff is that I, too, will be off Easter weekend, when it rolls around April 30/May 1.

And fiction? I'm wrapping up my character questionnaires. Working on them has brought shadowing scenes of Henry's chapter three into view. If I get some time this weekend, I'm going to print them (since I now have toner again, hurray!), study the whole, and (hopefully) write an outline, with some small assignments for next weekend. The goal is that next weekend, I can write in earnest. Again, hopefully.

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." :)

Will County TUFF Hunters connects kids with their families and nature

The motto? "Give ’em a tackle box, not an Xbox."

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet man helped disband Chicago crime syndicate

In 1974, Lawrence Morrissey opened a private practice in Chicago while working for the Joliet law firm O’Brien, Garrison, Berard & Kusta. The clients who most concerned Lawrence weren’t wealthy business clients, but working class people – a barber with a tax problem or a struggling breadwinner facing criminal charges.

Pets of the Week: March 21

Click on the caption of each photo to find out about that pet, including where he or she can be adopted.

Joliet and Morris doctors put toxic shock syndrome in perspective
By Jeanne Millsap

Five other cases of toxic shock syndrome have been documented in Michigan in the last three months. All of the six cases have been linked to tampon use, but local doctors said tampons are safe and continue to be a reliable and hygienic method to absorb menstrual flow.

Everest Academy community in Lemont creates replica of Holy Doors

With the guidance of kindergarten through eighth grade art teacher April Wadsworth, the students at this independent Catholic school replicated the Holy Doors at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, which are opened only during a jubilee year.

'Handcrafted America' will feature Joliet couple March 29 (VIDEO EXTRA)

Start a family business? That was Chad Schumacher’s answer to unemployment.

His wife’s reaction?
“I thought he was crazy,” said Jessica Schumacher, Chad’s wife. “We had a 2-month-old, no jobs, and he wanted to make pens.”

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