Category Archives: Schools

Funding for new athletic field at Taft not available this year

by BRIAN NADIG The Taft High School Local School Council at its April 4 meeting received news that prospects for receiving a new athletic field this year are diminishing. "It’s discouraging. We

Taft LSC discusses memorial for veterans, new indoor pool

by BRIAN NADIG The Taft High School Local School Council at its March 14 meeting discussed the installation of a veterans memorial on school grounds and the possibility of a new indoor

Taft principal challenges students at cancer research fundraiser

by BRIAN NADIG Taft High School principal Mark Grishaber challenged students at a recent fund-raiser for cancer research. “My dare to you is to change people’s lives,” Grishaber told 300 students at an annual

Joe Schmidt honored for 50 years at St.Pat’s, named parade grand marshal

by SEAN KEENEHAN Saint Patrick High School president Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, A.F.S.C. was honored and awarded for his 50-year career at the school’s “Green and Gold” gala March 4. Schmidt, who

Northeastern orders five-day furloughs

Northeastern Illinois University will close its operations during its spring break as it begins a furlough program for its employees beginning Monday, March 20, interim president Richard Helldobler announced. The furlough program

Taft HS principal temporarily returns despite health issue

by BRIAN NADIG The Feb. 7 meeting of the Taft High School Local School Council marked the temporary return of principal Mark Grishaber from medical leave. LSC student representative Jack Stevens said