Naperville Now 03-09-17


Naperville resident Joanne Harrer will be heading to the friendly confines on April 12th to help present Chicago Cubs players and coaches with their 2016 World Series rings. The 76-year-old was nominated by her granddaughter Amanda. Joining her at Wrigley Field will be Melissa Hurd, a teacher at District 204. The 2 were among 20 chosen from more than 1,500 video nominations on Twitter for the honor.


More than two-dozen members of the DuPage County Public Works, Stormwater Management and Transportation departments traveled to LaSalle County this week to assist with tornado damage cleanup. Several twisters swept through that area last week, 2 of which registered as EF3, with winds between 136 and 165 miles per hour.


Last night, Hill Middle School’s band students played a musical tribute for Judy Ronaldson, a retiring math teacher known for attending nearly every school band concert. As she herself is a trombonist, the group played Lassus Trombone, a march featuring that very instrument. Ms. Ronaldson has been at Hill since it opened in 1981, and is retiring after 37 years teaching in the district.


Neuqua Valley and Benet Academy hockey were both playing to keep their seasons alive in the Blackhawk Cup last night. The Wildcats were unable to get past the suffocating defense of Loyola gold. The 7-0 loss ended one of the greatest seasons in Neuqua hockey history, which included an Illinois West Championship and the first elite eight finish in team history. Benet got off to a slow start against Glenbrook North, but the Redwing offense clicked into gear in the second period. In the end, the Redwings cemented themselves as one of the state’s premier hockey programs, winning 4-3 and earning a spot in the final four of the Blackhawk Cup for the third consecutive year. The state’s best team, New Trier Green awaits Benet in the semifinals.


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