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Mt. Carmel falls short in comeback attempt over Loyola

Mt. Carmel falls short in comeback attempt over Loyola

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The Mt. Carmel Caravan fell short of their comeback attempt after a 35-28 loss to the top-rated Loyola Ramblers at Gately Stadium during the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Game of The Week, Friday, Sept. 9. The Ramblers (3-0, 1-0) would outscore the Caravan (2-1, 1-0) 28-0 in the first 18 minutes of the half, leading(…)

Alice Ruth Marcson, 93

Alice Ruth Marcson, 93

Alice Ruth Marcson (Tootsie Solomon) passed away at home on September 2 at the age of 93. Marcson was born in Chicago on July 14, 1923. Her parents Harry and Jenny Solomon owned The Hyde Park Pantry, at 53rd and Ellis; She attended Kozminski Elementary School, Hyde Park High School and studied Zoology at the University of Chicago. She and her(…)

Conrad Albery Wennerberg, 84

Conrad Albery Wennerberg, 84

Conrad Albert Wennerberg, a familiar figure to many Hyde Park residents, died at his home on the afternoon of Sept. 8. Wennerberg was a fixture at the Promontory Point dating back to the early1960s. “[Conrad] was the ‘old man’ of the Point in the great Hemingway tradition,” recalled his friend, Sherry Gutman, who affectionately refers(…)

Hales transfer makes impact on Kenwood football team

Hales transfer makes impact on Kenwood football team

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer After leading the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Football team to victory, Saturday, Aug. 27, over the Eisenhower High School Cardinals, quarterback Jalen Snyder, formerly of Hales Franciscan High School Spartans Football team, would impress his coaches in his season debut with a 100 plus yards, two touchdown passing performance(…)

Ann Marie Usher, 84

Ann Marie Usher, 84

Ann Marie Usher, jazz enthusiast and long-time resident of Hyde Park for over 60 years, has died. She made her transition on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Born December 19, 1931, Ann Marie graduated from Wendell Phillips High School and went on to matriculate from Chicago Teachers College. She spent over 30 years as a systems(…)

Aline Owens Young, 83

Aline Owens Young, 83

Aline Owens Young passed away on Aug. 10 from cancer in Marietta, GA. Young was born on Aug. 10, 1933 in Mobile, AL. and was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde. Young lived in Hyde Park for over 40 years and was a devoted member of the Hyde Park Historical Society. She was a(…)

Memorial service for Jane Bergman Stone

Memorial service for Jane Bergman Stone

A memorial for Jane Bergman Stone will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, in the Hyde Park apartment where she lived for some 30 years. She died on June 18, 2016, at the age of 84.  Her family invites friends and neighbors to share memories at the Newport, 4800 S. Chicago Beach(…)

Wenche Nilsen Haverkamp, 74

Wenche Nilsen Haverkamp, 74

Wenche Nilsen Haverkamp died on Sunday, July 24, of apparent complications from treatments for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She was born on November 7, 1942 in Horten, Norway, the daughter of Murray and Ingrid (Karlsen) Nilsen. At age six, she immigrated with her family to the United States, moving to Jersey City, N.J., where she lived until(…)

Broncos dominate in football season opener

Broncos dominate in football season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In their first game of the 2016 IHSA football regular season, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Eisenhower High School Cardinals, 25-8 in front of a packed house on Saturday night at Gately Stadium. “We just wanted to stay aggressive,” said Jack Ramsey, head football coach at Kenwood. “I(…)

Windy City Seniors dominate tournament 

Windy City Seniors dominate tournament 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to the superb play of former American Basketball Association (ABA) great Lloyd Batts, who led all scorers with 29 points, the Windy City Seniors Basketball Team would prevail in a 70-43 blowout victory over the Fort Wayne Seniors in front of a small crowd on Sunday afternoon in the(…)

Fellowship, friendship and fitness

Fellowship, friendship and fitness

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer At some point or another we have all heard the saying: age is nothing but a number. Well, no one seems to take that message to heart more than the Windy City Senior Basketball League, one of the oldest recreational leagues in the country for men 50 and over. The(…)

Arthur M. Sussman, 73

Arthur M. Sussman, 73

Arthur M. Sussman, former General Counsel at the University of Chicago and former Vice President at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, passed away Wednesday evening in Chicago, at the age of 73, due to complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Sussman was also an engaged citizen(…)

South Side Pitch 2016

South Side Pitch 2016

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor Thursday, October 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ***Event is free and open to the public. Attendee registration is required and opens in Septermber***­ southsidepitch.com/apply

Chicago Native to host environment-related camp at U. of C.

Chicago Native to host environment-related camp at U. of C.

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Chicago-native and Cornell University Junior Dejah Powell has been passionate about the environment for years. She has been involved in several environmental research opportunities and met former president Bill Clinton through the Clinton Global Initiative which focuses on issues of the environment, education and global poverty. This month, from Aug.(…)

Margaret (Peggy) Grant, 98

Margaret (Peggy) Grant, 98

Margaret (Peggy) Grant passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the age of 98.  Her affiliation with the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park was a central part of her life. Grant had been a Hyde Park resident as a teenager attending the University of Chicago Laboratory High School, and moved back for the rest of her(…)

Hyde Park native debuts album on pain, loss and love

Hyde Park native debuts album on pain, loss and love

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer In 2009, the same year he graduated from Hyde Park High School, Jeremiah Kibble lost his best friend in a shooting. Kibble knew the young man who committed the murder. They had gone to school together and lived just blocks apart. “It really hurt, and it changed me,” Kibble said(…)

Hyde Park Community Players host Friday staged reading

Hyde Park Community Players host Friday staged reading

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) will host their monthly staged readings on Friday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Each monthly reading features a one-hour staged reading in a literary salon style. Attendees can experience different kinds of theater(…)

HP woman participates in Cancer awareness campaign

HP woman participates in Cancer awareness campaign

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern At age 36, Hyde Park resident Mary Clare Bietila had a new job and a five-year-old child. That same year she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The disease is rare for people her age: most contract leukemia it before the age of five or after the age of(…)

Robert “Bud” Lifton, 94

Robert “Bud” Lifton, 94

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Robert “Bud” Lifton, who spent over 50 years active in the Hyde Park community, passed away on Friday, July 29. Lifton would have been 95 years old on Aug. 26. Lifton lived in Hyde Park beginning in the late 1930s. As an adult, he lived on 52nd Street and then(…)

Community members voice ongoing concerns about local post office

Community members voice ongoing concerns about local post office

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For some time now, residents have had complaints regarding the United States Postal Service (USPS) finance station, 1510 E. 55th St. After a temporary Internet outage on Monday, July 25, complaints reemerged. According to Mark Reynolds, the Chicago district spokesperson for USPS, the outage was related to an issue with(…)