Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Daniel Powers, a 1st-grader at Haines School in New Lenox, got an amazing surprise. His dad, Keith Powers, arrived home from Kuwait today. The National Guardsman has been overseas for 9 months.
A New Lenox National Guardsman returned home from Kuwait today, and surprised his 7-year-old son at a 2:15 p.m. assembly at Haines School. The May 1 assembly that included a discussion about the sacrifices that men and women in the military make regularly to preserve our nation became real when Keith Powers, of the National Guard's 935th Aviation Support Battalion walked in. Still in uniform, Powers was armed with balloons and opened his arms wide. Daniel spotted him, yelled, "Daddy," and rushed in for a hug. Weighing no more than 45 pounds, Daniel was wearing the khaki military garb that his mom, Angeline Powers, had picked out for the day. Keith had been on active duty for the last 11 months and away in Kuwait for the last nine …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The 8-month-old Siberian husky was last seen in New Lenox.
Alue the dog is lost. He slipped out of his collar on Sunday and has been missing ever since. He was last seen at the intersection of Parker Road and W. Regan Road in New Lenox. Alue is an 80 pound, 8-month-old Siberian husky with blue eyes. He is very timid, so those who see him should not call or chase him, as he may run in fear. If you've seen Alue or have any information about his whereabouts, call Virginia Rojas-Garcia at 773-817-0456 or 815-717-6312, or email her at email@example.com. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Pharmacy managers and store clerks are joining a 5K Walk to fight diabetes.
The staff at Walgreens stores in New Lenox and Mokena know their customers as friends. That's why they're joining the American Diabetes Association's Walk to Stop Diabetes, beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, at Soldier Field in Chicago. In a store where people come for prescriptions and to talk to the pharmacist, they gain more than a bottle of pills and directions on how best to take the medication. They gain friends—a lot of them. It's an authentic relationship, said Walgreens managers from New Lenox's Schoolhouse store and Mokena's store on Wolf Road. "The regular customers—those who come in three times a week or more—are not just faces; they're Barb, Mary Ann, Jose or Mike. These people come in my store, and I can't help but to care about…