Several local groups have come together to add a brick wood-fire oven to the Old Fort. The idea started as an Eagle Scout project to put in the foundation, according to a news release, then was facilitated by Chicago Brick, which provided a brick oven at a discounted price, and Laborers Local 213 and Bricklayers Local 4, who put the final bricks into the project Sept. 20. The new oven will be used during events at the Old Fort to demonstrate how early settlers cooked in wood-fire ovens. The oven was installed in a previously empty corner of the fort, according to the release.
PHOTOS BY MEGHAN SCHRADER
Hser Lah, a senior at Bishop Luers High School, was the 2017-2018 recipient of the Philip and Katherine Bail Award. Lah was recognized during the Honor Awards Ceremony. The award is presented to a senior student who possesses outstanding moral character, who strives to perform to the highest levels of his or her talents, and who does not allow adversity to define or limit the constructive pursuit of his or her dreams.
Kris Hughes plays a flute solo of “The Lost Melody” in North Side High School’s presentation of “Hide and Seek” at the Parade of Champions band festival Sept. 16 at the University of Saint Francis. The Marching Legends took top honors in Scholastic A at that and three other events this season en route to a trip to the ISSMA Scholastic State Finals, where North Side finished third in Class A. See more photos and results, Page A3.