Most-Read Wheaton Stories in 2012
Among the most popular articles on Patch this year: Costco's delayed opening, a kippah-wearing student, a stun gun attack and more.
In school news:
The parents of a Jewish student at Northwood High School complained when the principal asked them to provide a letter from a rabbi justifying the kippah their son wore to school. The resulting controversy led to a change in the high school's headwear policy such that no letter is now necessary.
In business news:
Dick's Sporting Goods opened in the Wheaton mall in October.
After some indications that The Royal Mile Pub was closing for good, the popular Wheaton restaurant reopened under a new owner in time for St. Patrick's Day.
In crime news:
In September, the suspect in a Wheaton homicide was arrested in Miami after jumping from a hotel roof in an apparent suicide attempt, police said.
A teenage girl was attacked with a stun gun in Wheaton on a Monday afternoon in September, police reported.
White Knuckle Parenting columnist Jean Winegardner wrote a reflection in February on the life of scientist, blogger, activist, and mother Susan Niebur, after she passed away from breast cancer.