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Naperville Now 09-11-18

9/11 Carillon Tribute

The Carillon bells rang out at noon today in a show of respect for those lost in the September 11 attacks 17 years ago. The “Big Joe” bell rang out for the 3,000 lives lost on that day, including Naperville native Dan Shanower, who died during the attack on the Pentagon. CBS’s Kris Habermehl is the featured speaker at tonight’s 6 p.m. ceremony at the Commander Dan Shanower September 11 Memorial on the Riverwalk.


Pentagon Survivor’s Story

But that wasn’t the only way Naperville observed and honored September 11. Survivor Ryan Yantis shared his story last night at the 95th Street Library. Yantis was an Iron Major in the army during the attack, working in the Department of Public Affairs. He was in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks and helped evacuate the building and organize the Pentagon press conference on that day. Yantis further explained that the Pentagon never closed or stopped operating, despite the fact that fires from the attack burned for four days. He said a lot of the heroism on the day came from ordinary people seeing something that needed to be done, and doing it.


Library Card Deals

For those of you looking to enjoy some of Naperville’s many businesses, but are looking to save a buck this fall, make sure you keep your library card with you. Showing your Naperville Public Library card at places like Little Italian Pizza, DeEtta’s Bakery, and the Naperville Running Company can get you a nice discount or special offer. For a full list of the 57 businesses participating in the program, you can go to the Naperville Public Library’s website.


NCC Athlete on Bachelor in Paradise

Every once in a while, the world of local sports and pop culture collide. The Venn diagram of fans of the TV series “The Bachelor” and North Central College Softball may have noticed a familiar face in recent weeks on ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise”. Olivia Goethals played softball for NCC in 2013 and 2015 and was cast on the latest seasons of “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise”. The former Cardinals outfielder hit .377 in 2015 while stealing 12 bases and earning Academic All-Conference recognition. To see if Olivia had similar success on “Bachelor in Paradise”, tune in to the show’s finale tonight at 7pm on ABC.


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