Friday, April 15, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, April 10 through April 15

Not one bout of insomnia all week and so very thankful. Deadlines amd curve balls on the story field are far easier to meet when one is rested.

This weekend: A few errands tomorrow morning, checking out a new mission Eastern Orthodox Church on Sunday, but the rest of time...Before the Blood, of course.

But first - I must get past an extremely busy Friday (I say that a lot, don't I).

In the meantime...

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.

Another option: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

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

 Joliet woman writes novel based on her childhood at mountain village in Italy

Irma Kump recalled a boy who ran away from school when the authorities were summoned to punish him, all because he hadn’t worn one of Mussolini’s black shirts that day.

“He hid in the cold river, breathing through a reed while he was hunted down like an animal,” Kump said.

An Extraordinary Life: Minooka man explores his father's inner self in new book

One night, according to Larry Simotes' book, instead of paying the 85-cent fare, a customer shot Nicholas Simotes twice in the head and stole the $13.85 in the money box. A fighter refusing to die, Nicholas drove himself to Silver Cross Hospital. He had a wife and five children to support.

Joliet Area Community Hospice volunteers make memorial care bears
By Jeanne Millsap

At the request of grieving family members, a team of 20 hospice volunteers will use their cutting, sewing and design skills to make soft, huggable teddy bears out of material from items of clothing worn by the deceased.

Worship ministry band to perform at Plainfield church

Katie Henry looked at her phone. The text read, “Will you come play music for prostitutes with me?”

And Henry said she texted back, “Yes.”

Lockport gallery to exhibit nature artwork of Homer Glen pastel artist

Donna J. O’Donnell said people comment on how “touchable” the fur on her animal portraits appear. She credits the soft texture to her use of velour paper, sanded paper and suede board.

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