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Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 officials met with parents and administrators of Frankfort School District 157-C Wednesday, Oct. 22, to present a program on changes to the state curriculum, provide a financial update and give an update on Senate Bill 16.

Danny Ciamprone


The Snyder Family

Mokena Residents

This is our Mini Goldendoodle Sedona. She is 4-months-old. We got her Jan. 24, 2014 – right when Chiberia hit! We love her so much. She can sit, stay, speak, lie down, fist pump and she is learning more and more each day! We are excited to explore Mokena with her!

Rebecca Susmarski

The Mokena Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is offering scholarships to Mokena students pursuing higher education.

Applicants must reside within the Mokena District 159 boundaries.

Danny Ciamprone

In the one of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A semifinal games Friday, June 13, Lincoln-Way East fell to Sandburg.

Katie Krzus knocked in four runs, and Sarah Herold fired a complete game four-hitter as the Eagles (24-16) advanced to the state championship game for the third time in their history and first time since winning the Class 4A title in 2010. 

Sandburg lost to Warren 8-4 in the title game.

Rebecca Susmarski

The NAWS Humane Society in Mokena announced it will host its second annual “Wine Star” fundraising event. 

The fundraiser is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill, Route 30 and Frankfort Square Road in Frankfort. 

NAWS’ “Wine Star” fundraiser provides all pet loving wine lovers a chance to have their pet’s picture featured on their own wine. All of the proceeds from the event and wine sales will be used to help the animals in the NAWS pet rescue program.

Danny Ciamprone

Lincoln-Way earth science teachers received some instruction while attending a conference to receive the most up-to-date environmental information about coal energy.

Lincoln-Way teachers Karla Horn, Breanne Snoreck, Kendra Will, Maria Wilson and Zach Horn joined school teachers from across the state for the 17th annual Coal Education Conference presented by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Coal Development on June 17-20.

Rebecca Susmarski
Danny Ciamprone

Happy birthday and many blessings.
-Mom (and love from your brother Jacob, too)

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Will O'Brien

The Village of Mokena will move forward with its plans to coordinate an Open Air Market later this year in the east end of the Metra parking lot, but the group who ran the farmers market on Front Street for the past three years will also progress with plans of its own. 

Last month at a Village workshop meeting, initial concept plans were laid out by officials for the future of the farmers market, which has run for the past three years along Front Street.

Danny Ciamprone

Milena Lise Diaz was born on Friday, Aug. 22, at 11:07 a.m. to Krista (Knezevich) and Will Diaz. 

Milena, or Mila as she is fondly called, weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long. She was born at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. 

Mommy and Daddy love you so much sweetheart and are beyond blessed to be your parents!

Will and Krista Diaz

Mokena residents

Rebecca Susmarski