Week in Review: 'My Little Pony' Birthday Surprise for Ellie, Lemont Native on 'Jeopardy!'

A look back at the headlines from May 21-27.

Monday, May 21

Teachers from Oakwood School surprised 8-year-old Ellie Cuiching on Friday with a purple and pony wonderland at her home. She was also visited by a real-life pony from Kopping Farms.

Both boards approved an intergovernmental agreement last week that will allow the village to operate out of the vacant school while Village Hall undergoes renovations.

The annual event was held Monday morning at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club despite rainy conditions and cold temperatures.

Lemont High School hosted its annual spring musical this weekend on the Performing Arts Center stage.

Tuesday, May 22

Seventh-and eighth-grade students from Project Infinite Green attended a caucus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education on Friday.

held its seventh annual Waller Walkers Walk-a-thon on Friday to raise money for the school and pay tribute to Barbara Waller.

Students committed to collegiate baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, football, tennis and swimming programs during a ceremony Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 23

The mosquitoes with the virus were collected from Lemont and Norridge in Cook County, and Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Lisle, Westmont and Woodridge in DuPage County.

A "high probability of lightning" forced Lemont police and public safety officials to shut down the annual 10-mile and 5K races on Saturday, May 12.

Brian Pepich was formally approved as a Lemont Park District commissioner Tuesday night.

Thursday, May 24

Virtel, a 2002 graduate of Lemont High School, is a contestant on the episode slated to air at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, on ABC 7 Chicago.

Senior Naem Muffareh and junior Keaton Wall, president and finance vice president of the student-run magazine "Inkspot," met President Rosen Plevleniv in Chicago on Saturday.

Eighth-grade students at Trinity Lutheran School recently participated in the African Library Project as part of a pre-graduation service project.

Friday, May 25

Multiple incidents of graffiti and car burglaries have been reported since Tuesday, according to Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy.

Twenty grants were awarded during the 2011-12 school year to fund educational programs and activities for students and staff.

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