Sunday, May 5, 2013
Patch recaps the top news stories from the week of April 28-May 4.
Here are some of the top stories from last week: Masked Burglar Climbs Roof, Scales Pipes to Break Into Laundromat Wheaton North Evacuated After Smoky Science Experiment Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily newsletter, then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take. As Tom Mouhelis Retires, 5 New Council Members Have Big Shoes to Fill Downtown Wheaton Business to Close After 10 Years Visitation Wednesday for Stephanie Pickett Kane County Magazine' Cover Features Wheaton Business Owner Roads to Close May 4 for Hawthorne Fun Run Watch: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Speaks at Wheaton College Tate's Ice Cream Closes Temporarily For Building Repairs Open For Business: A Total Tan Spa AlphaGraphics …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Wheaton North girls basketball team receives recognition for volunteerism and prowess on the court, and is selected as one of nine contenders for the Chicago Sky's "High School Team of the Year" title.
The Wheaton North High School girls basketball team is one of nine teams in the running for the Chicago Sky's "High School Team of the Year" title. According to the Chicago Sky website, the Falcons have shown they have what it takes to succeed on the court and in the community with their 19-6 record and taking on community projects and raising almost $30,000 for the Jack Pribaz Foundation, or "Jack's Army" Jack's Army was founded for Jack Pribaz, a three-year-old who suffers from epilepsy, to find a cure for his rare gene mutation, KCNQ2. The winning team will receive Under Armour apparel for the team. Voting ends June 14, and is available online here. There are plenty of ways to keep up with Wheaton news:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
School is back in session after a smoky science experiment activated a fire alarm.
Correction: The headline was corrected to read "Smoky Science Experiment," and not "Fire Experiment." Patch apologizes for the mistake. School is back in session at Wheaton North High School after a smoky science experiment caused an evacuation earlier this morning. During an experiment that created some expected smoke, a student opened the classroom door, letting smoke out into the hallway and activating the fire alarm, District 200 spokesman Erica Loiacono said Tuesday. Students have returned to class and no one was injured, Loiacono said. This morning's evacuation was the school's second science-related incident causing an evacuation. Earlier this month, a small fire started in a science storage area at Wheaton North. Let Patch save …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Former Wheaton North Booster Club president Dorothy "Dee" Horky pleads not guilty to felony theft charges.
Dorothy Horky, the former Wheaton North Booster Club (WNBC) president accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the club, pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges Monday. Horky, 57, of Carol Stream turned herself in to authorities March 7 on charges she allegedly took $10,985.53 in cash advances against a WNBC American Express card between August and November 2012. She is also accused of withdrawing $9,838.32 from a WNBC bank account to pay for the cash advances she had taken on the credit card, according to a news release from DuPage County State’s Attorney's Office. Horky also worked as the receptionist at Wheaton North High School. According to a District 200 personnel report, Horky's resignation from her position was effective Feb…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A fire at a two-story home near Wheaton North High School Thursday is under investigation.
Updated 10:55 a.m. No one was hospitalized after a heavy fire at a vacant two-story house at 25W330 Armbrust Avenue in Wheaton Thursday morning, officials said. Crews brought the fire under control within about an hour, according to a news release from the Wheaton Fire Department. The fire, which started about 7:10 a.m. Thursday, is still under investigation. Officials said the origin and cause of the fire are undetermined. The house is just a few blocks away from Wheaton North High School, where officials are also investigating a fire that started in a science store room before students got to class Thursday morning. According to the release from the fire department, "At this time, the cause of both fires is undetermined, and they are …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Falcons won convincingly at home with 237 points, while the Tigers took third with 137.
The Wheaton North Falcons boys track and field team confidently won the 28th Annual Best Four meet on home turf in windy conditions Saturday, beating Lake Park 237 to 202, with the Wheaton-Warrenville South Tigers finishing third, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, defending Class 3A long-jump champion Zach Gordon, of Wheaton North, placed second in the long jump and also won the 100-yard and 200-yard dashes; South pole-vaulter Anthony Dohse also finished strong in competition indoors. “All of our top guys are returning from last year, [when] we took 11th in the state,” Gordon told NCTV17 in the above report. “And I think we’re getting faster.” "Track, we've been told by our coach, really is a team sport," Falcons senior …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Can't make it to the game tonight? Watch it live, courtesy of iHigh.com.
The Wheaton North Falcons will play Naperville North Friday, Jan. 25 7:30 p.m. at Wheaton North High School. Live stream courtesy of iHigh.com
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wheaton North senior basketball player Andrew Zelis was one of 16 Illinois seniors nominated for eligibility to play in the 2013 McDonald's All American Games.
Thursday, January 17
Wheaton North High School senior Andrew Zelis is one of 16 high school basketball players nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games, McDonald's announced Thursday. The games will be April 3 at the United Center. The 16 Illinois players—13 boys and three girls—will be eligible to make the roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will play in the games. The final team will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14 at 4 p.m. CT, according to a McDonald's press release. High school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee nominated the following players, according to the release: More than 800 players from 39 …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wheaton North cheerleaders send snowflakes to the new school for former Sandy Hook Elementary School students.
The Wheaton North High School varsity cheerleading squad made more than 100 handmade snowflakes to send to the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, after a shooting killed 20 children and six adults at the school on Dec. 14. Connecticut PTSA is asking for donations of handmade snowflakes to hang in the alternative Sandy Hook Elementary School to make the atmosphere a "winter wonderland" for the children returning to school after the holiday break. "Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time." The PTSA is also collecting coins for Sandy Hook. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Vandals spray paint "WN" on nine pieces of property at Wheaton Warrenville South the night before the annual North-South football game.
Vandals spray painted "WN" in Wheaton North colors on nine pieces of property at Wheaton Warrenville South High School Thursday night, South Principal Dave Claypool confirmed Friday. Police liaison officers at the school are investigating, Claypool said. He said the graffiti has been cleaned. The vandalism occurred the night before the annual Wheaton North-Wheaton Warrenville South football game. North (7-1, 5-1) has not beaten South (4-4, 4-1) since 2002. If the Falcons win tonight, the Tigers will be the first team since 2002 to not make the Class 7A playoffs. The game starts 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wheaton North High School. Scroll through our Storify widget above to read community members' reactions to the vandalism.