Cancer Support Center sets Fall Walk of Hope for Oct. 1

After delivering mail on the same Flossmoor route for 32 years, Dave Schmaedeke is beginning his retirement on Jan. 1.   Dave Schmaedeke is   retiring from the postal   service after working the   same route for 32 years.  (Photo by Sharon L. Filkins) “It has been a good ride, but it is time to do something else,” said Schmaedeke, 62. He said he and his wife, Evon, have been married 35 years, raised three sons and are looking forward to traveling. “We have a trip planned to Arizona . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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