Naperville Now 08-30-18

August 30, 2018
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5-Year Anniversary Bryce Laspisa Disappearance:

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Bryce Laspisa. The 2012 Naperville Central graduate went missing in California on this day in 2013. Laspisa had been attending Sierra College in northern California when he began driving south to see his parents in their new home in Laguna Niguel, but never arrived. His overturned SUV was found with the back window shattered about an hour north of Los Angeles, with no sign of Bryce since. The Facebook page “Find Bryce Laspisa” remains active, taking in any tips to be shared. His parents ask the public to keep him in their thoughts, and perform an act of kindness on his behalf today.

Paws on Patrol:

Police are turning to our four-legged friends to help in their crime-fighting efforts. Their new Paws on Patrol program encourages residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity while out walking their dogs. The program kicked off yesterday with two informational meetings to give tips on how to properly identify and report any suspicious sightings to police.

Teacher Expo:

Yesterday teachers got a chance to find new ideas for their classrooms this year at the DuPage Children’s Museum Teacher Expo. Thirty-nine different exhibitors were on hand to show off different programs and ideas, with displays of tarantulas, musical booths, and tons of hands-on activities. More than 400 educators showed up for the free event, which the museum hopes to make an annual affair.

High Hopes for NCC Cross-Country:

Another year another number one ranking for North Central College men’s cross-country. The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association has ranked the Cardinals as the unanimous number one team in Division III to start the season. NCC received the same distinction a year ago and proved the prognosticators correct by winning the 2017 National Championship. North Central begins their quest for the program’s 19th national title tomorrow afternoon in Elmhurst.