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Elmwood Park youngster's backpack program wins special notice
Staff report

An Elmwood Park youth's project to bring school supplies to an impoverished Kentucky community has won special notice.

For the past five years, Magnus Shipinski, 12, a seventh-grader at Elm Middle School, has worked with a nonprofit group out of Bellwood called Kentucky Mountain Kids Inc., which provides charitable assistance for children in Rattlesnake Ridge, Ky. 
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Teen Receives Scouting Honor After Saving His Mom From Drowning
By CBS 2

A Lake Zurich High School senior has received a high honor after saving his mother from drowning.
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PTAC Venturing President Lillian Rose Weihert wins Outdoor Inspiration Award
By Outdoor Retailer

“The Outdoor Inspiration Awards is about honoring leaders in our industry who promote participation in outdoor activities, and this year’s list of finalists truly embody that mission,” said Greg Thomsen, managing director, adidas Outdoor U.S. “In addition to the finalists, we look forward to recognizing Kris Tompkins for her conservation work across the globe from park creation to restoration and activism. This night is an inspiration to everyone in the industry and the finalists deserve all the credit for what they have done.”
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Barrington area parents compete in Pinewood Derby races alongside Cub Scout Pack 229 kids
By Contact Reporter | Pioneer Press

For the first time, the fathers of Cub Scout Pack 229 in North Barrington found themselves competing in the annual Pinewood Derby races alongside their kids.

For the competition this year, fathers of the scouts crafted wood cars from scratch and raced them down a four-lane track Sunday at North Barrington Elementary School, 24175 N. Grandview Drive.
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Cub Scouts race toward the finish line
By  | Pioneer Press

The need for speed was fast tracked on Tuesday in Glenview at the Cub Scout Pack 154 Pinewood Derby at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church.
"The kids are just having a good time," said the pack's Cubmaster, Tim Rueckert.

"We're (the boys) not playing Xbox, we're not sitting in a house, alone, by ourselves, pushing buttons," Rueckert said. "We're playing a game amongst all of their friends and buddies and they're having a great time. It's old school fun."
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