• The name of former Frankfort School District 157-C superintendent Leroy Olson sits on a plaque at Chelsea Intermediate School. He was superintendent for more than 25 years. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Former Frankfort 157-C superintendent ‘made that happen’

    February 20, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    While everyone may have different memories of the man, all of those memories have a few things in common: Leroy Olson’s passion for Frankfort and for his family.
  • Lincoln-Way co-op freshman Korina Jarosz competes on beam during her first state appearance Friday, Feb. 17.

    Belka highlight in LW sixth-place state finish

    February 20, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Barb Belka’s season was over – until it wasn’t.
  • Dave Mosier finishes the interior of a window on the Frankfort Fire Protection District’s mock apartment. The 750-square-foot structure, located at Fire Station 3, will be used to educate children, seniors and other community members on fire prevention efforts. Photos by Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Brick by brick: New fire department 'apartment' will teach fire safety skills

    February 20, 2017 By Kirsten Onsgard, Editor News
    The district’s new 750-square-foot apartment will soon help teach children, seniors and emergency medical personnel about fire and emergency safety.
  • Rachael Van Gennep, a Mokena native and Lincoln-Way East graduate, goes through her routine with her Grand Valley State cheer teammates. Photo Submitted

    East grad closes curtain on competitive cheer career

    February 15, 2017 By Ryan Wallace, Freelance Reporter Sports
    Not long after completing four years of competitive cheer at Lincoln-Way East, Rachael Van Gennep could already sense a void in her life.
  • Terri Rossi (center), a former East athletic secretary, stands with Lincoln-Way East football players. Rossi — a longtime Lincoln-Way employee, honorary Griffins football captain and the wife of former Frankfort mayor Ray Rossi — died Feb. 4. Photos submitted

    'A legacy of selflessness': Rossi known for kindness, charisma and caring spirit

    February 13, 2017 By Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    It is often those behind the scenes who do not receive the recognition or the awards for the vital work they contribute.