Planking World Record:
George Hood of Naperville appears to have set the world record for both the longest plank, and the most plank time accumulated in 24 hours. Though it’s not yet official, the 60-year-old former Marine officer held his body up just using his elbows and feet…for an impressive ten hours, ten minutes, and ten seconds. His time to break the cumulative record over 24 hours was 18 hours, 10 minutes, and 10 seconds. The feat took place at the Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, with proceeds raised going to that organization and support of the Urban Warriors Program.
Naperville MADScientists Win Big:
A group of MADScientists from Naperville were big winners in a national contest. Middle schoolers Meera Dullar, Anjali Shah, Diya Kannan and Siya Aggarwal won the Army Educational Outreach Program eCYBERMISSION competition with their project…on poop. The 4 teamed up with Councilwoman Patty Gustin to learn more about the cleanup costs of local lakes, finding the Naperville Park District spends $200,000 on efforts to combat phosphorous runoff from artificial fertilizers. The four experimented with natural fertilizers like cow and sheep dung to find a better alternative. Their efforts won them $9,000 in prize money, a medal, a trophy, and a chance to start field-testing their work with the Naperville Park District.
Post Office Prairie Problem:
There could be prairie problems at the post office. Conservationists are concerned after they say officials told them of plans to seek bids to remove the pollinator garden surrounding the entrance at the Ogden location. It’s a move being made because of height limits. Naperville area gardeners are now reaching out to the U.S. Postmaster General in the hopes of coming up with a compromise that might keep the garden, but with lower-profile plants.
Little League Championships:
Last night the Naperville Little League Supreme A, Majors A and Rookies AA all played their championships at Nike Park. In the Supreme A game, Niermeyer Coldwell Bank took the early lead over US Bank and hung on from there for the 5-3 win and the Supreme A Championship.
Later in the night, the Majors A championship saw a back and forth battle as Russell Martin Carpet jumped out to an 8-2 lead. But eClick Lending came batting back, eventually taking the lead in the top of the 6th, 10 to 9. But after Russell Martin Carpet scored two runs in the bottom of the 6th, they went on to win the city title on a walk off walk 11-10.
In the Rookies AA game, Kranz Real Estate Red Sox jumped out to a 5-0 lead over NCTV17 Blackhawks. But, NCTV17 powered home five runs in the bottom of the fifth with some clutch hitting putting them up 7 to 5 – a lead they would hold to win the city championship for NCTV17! Congratulations from a very proud station!
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