Friday, April 29, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, April 24 through April 29

It's been a good productive, well-rested week.

I had a quiet on-call weekend, which I used by getting Tuesday's Health pages done early (just in case) and editing about 75 briefs and pushing about half of them to web...and still not done!

I'm coming into Friday better prepared than I had the last several weeks, so I'm content. Novel-wise, I worked out a couple stubborn scenes in Before the Blood. 

Now the roundup.

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." :)

American Red Cross to honor Plainfield teen with rare disorder for outreach efforts

In the last three years, Caley Trepac, who has a neurological disorder of the brain and spine called Chiari malformation, has donated thousands of stuffed animals to hospitals through collection drives.

Outgoing Plainfield woman went skydiving at age 77

“We took her to the athletic store to get the right outfit and she had her hair done because she knew it was going to be videoed,” said Bobby Bostanche, of Plainfield. “I said, ‘Mom, as soon you jump out of the plane, it’s not going to matter,’ but she said, ‘I have to look good for it.’ ”

Joliet woman to speak at Holocaust event at Joliet Jewish Congregation (VIDEO EXTRA)

Michelle Rubovits has flashbacks of German soldiers in their big black boots asking her, “Where is your father?”

“If I would have said, ‘Oh, he’s in the barn milking the cows,’ that would have been the end of us,” Rubovits said. “But I said, “I don’t have a father.’ ”

Lewis University student showing photos of Joliet prison in Lockport
By Jeanne Millsap

“What you see is the architectural detail,” said Pam Owens, executive director of the Gaylord Building in Lockport. “She took such beautiful artistic photos of such a high resolution.”

Joliet Elks Lodge #296 auctioning Fletcher Ransom painting for capital improvements

The current bid is $40,000. Overseeing the auction is Robert Edward Auctions in New Jersey, whom the Elks contacted in late 2015, said Brian Dwyer, president of the auction facilitator. Dwyer said the painting is significant for several reasons.

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