Courier News Latest news from Courier News Online en-us (Editor) Courier News 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ 70th Anniversary of D-Day ]]> Lead story image

Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. ]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:54:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ League MVP Furr ready to lead Bliss back to championship ]]> Lead story image

Heather “Rockstar” Furr and her teammates on the Chicago Bliss start the new season — and the defense of the Legends Football League title — Friday night at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates in a game against their arch rivals, the Los Angeles Temptation. Furr — a graduate of Plainfield High School in the far southwest suburbs where she played four sports, who also taught at an elementary school in her hometown from 2007 to 2009 — was league MVP last year. “Being MVP was amazing,” Furr said. “I didn’t do anything differently. I gave 100 percent to every practice, … ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:07:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ East Dundee teacher, 81, leaving behind kindergarten, and rapid pace of technology ]]> Lead story image

EAST DUNDEE — At age 81, Marilyn Koehlert is still spry enough to keep up with her kindergarten classrooms. Now, after more than five decades of educating East Dundee’s Immanuel Lutheran School students, Koehlert will retire this month. The decision is bittersweet. “I love to tell the kids about Jesus and that they can grow in their faith and hopefully they can see Jesus in their lives,” she said. “I’ll miss the kids and singing with them and watching them grow. At the end of the day, we say the Pledge, and I’ll miss that.” But most daunting for Koehlert … ]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:45:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Boys Track: West Aurora’s McCue brothers sweep 800 at Bell Invite ]]> Lead story image

For John Bell Invite host West Aurora, which finished sixth, the indisputable highlight was brothers Connor and Brady McCue sweeping the open 800. Downers Grove North won the elite meet. ]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 06:39:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Girls Track: St. Charles East, Neuqua Valley share Upstate Eight indoor title ]]> Lead story image

Jordan Shead didn’t need to hear the announcement that Saturday’s Upstate Eight girls track and field indoor championship would come down to the last race. She already knew. ]]> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:23:13 -0500