Friday, August 19, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Aug. 14 through Aug. 19

Been a week a scrambling to get ready to leave for Raleigh today. Even missed WriteOn Joliet last night. Have to leave shortly, so...

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 throughout 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 begins foundation in memory of her husband
Former Joliet police officer’s compassion lives on through foundation in his name

“Making a difference in people’s lives was what Joe was all about,” Sandy Gerrettie, Joe's wife, said. “That’s why he wanted to be a cop.”

An Extraordinary Life: Shorewood man forged lasting connections through love of sports

Baseball fan pitched a good game of life

“He liked the uniforms, the rules, the sportsmanship. It’s just very orderly,” Rheta Murdaugh, Bob Shoop's girlfriend said. “And he liked the competition.”

Pets of the Week: Aug. 15

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

State-licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Romeoville to host Aug. 20 informational event

Midwest Compassion educates the public on facts about medical marijuana

Many people are surprised to learn that medical marijuana is available in products that don’t require smoking and don’t sedate the user, which is important for active patients and those caring for children, Nicole van Rensburg, co-operator, said.

Joliet woman prepares to consecrate herself to God  (VIDEO EXTRA)

Claire Halbur plans to live in the world but not of the world

Halbur is preparing to become a consecrated virgin, a decision she said “resonates deeply in her heart and in her soul.”

Joliet senior spent 5 days in the wilderness climbing mountains (VIDEO EXTRA)

Cheri Johnson pushed herself on an epic hike and prevailed

Cheri Johnson, 63, executive assistant to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, said she spent five days hiking 8 to 15 miles a day up mountains – sometimes rising at 2:30 a.m. to do so – and scrambling over loose rocks.

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