Naperville Now 08-07-17

Klein in Court

This morning Edward Klein, the 79-year-old Wisconsin man charged with shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on May 16, appeared in court. Attorneys once again discussed whether Klein is fit to stand trial based on his mental state. The decision was postponed, as attorneys need more time to get psychological and medical records from hospitals Klein has stayed at in Wisconsin. Klein will next appear in court on September 12.

Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Yesterday over 1,900 people stepped off for the 10th annual Naperville Sprint Triathlon. The course featured a 400-meter swim, 22K bike route and a 5K run. The overall female winner was 17-year-old Keara Ginell of Naperville, and the men’s winner was Robert Duncan of Braidwood. The triathlon will be back in town next year during the first weekend of August.

Eagle Scout Status

All seven members of Boy Scout Troop 222, the Road Runner Patrol, earned Eagle Scout status at a Court of Honor Celebration yesterday. The group has been together since 2010, with all seven graduating from either Benet Academy or Naperville Central this May. Only about five percent of Boy Scouts make it to the rank of Eagle Scout.

NCC Men’s Track Honored

Despite the indoor track season being over for months, the North Central College Men’s team recently received another accolade. The Cardinals were named the Division III National Scholar team of the year for the 2017 indoor season. The team accumulated a collective GPA of 3.15 to secure the award. Back in March, NCC became the first team in the history of D-III Indoor Track to win the National Championship as the host school.

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