Friday, September 23, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Sept.18 through Sept.23

Felt a little more productive at work than I have in a long time (Hope uttering it doesn't jinx it). Maybe it's my new maxim of "Enjoy the roll!" oft-repeated throughout the day that's making a difference, thank you, Tom Rossman. :)

Today is a catch-up day for briefs, while I entertain a job shadower. Tonight is dinner and a community play with a friend, and tomorrow is an early morning dentist appointment and fiction,name;y Before the Blood. Sunday is a picnic at our church in Homewood, calendar work, and then the work week rolls around again.

Here's the weekly recap:

First, the non-bylined work: 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." :)

30-plus year radio broadcasting career comes to a halt for Plainfield man
Bob Zak hopes to return to the airwaves one day

A 30-plus career in radio is darn good for a former shy kid who didn’t do well in school, but did spend hours tuning into his idols, Larry Lujack on Chicago’s WCFL and WLS and Frank O’Leary on Joliet’s WJOL, and longing to emulate them.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman taught children how to live and love
Beltzhoover’s home day care was faith in action

“She was truly the most selfless person I have ever known,” said Christine Beltzhoover of Naperville, Rita’s daughter. “She had so much grace and class, just a beautiful spirit.”

Family of Joliet woman battling cancer seek donations for her wedding (VIDEO EXTRA)
Joliet woman with cancer hopes to walk down the aisle

“I was good until October of last year,” Alaimo said. “I went in for my normal six-month followup and they called me back right away saying, ‘Your tumor markers are off the wall.’”

Joliet pastor brews up beer and Bible study (VIDEO EXTRA)
‘Bible & Brew’ serves up the gospel with meaning and enjoyment

“There’s never a dull moment,” Barbara Pierce, of Plainfield, said. “The pastor has the ability to spontaneously answer a question. He’s got a background in theology, which I appreciate because some pastors don’t. So it’s invigorating and full of energy.”

Shared love for old cars makes this Joliet club run
Joliet Antique Auto Club open to new members

“Obviously we like to bring younger folks onto the scene,” Don Meyer said. “But if someone drives a new car out of the showroom – we’re not into that stuff.”

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