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In celebration of the life and legacy of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Western Governors University (WGU) has announced it will award $100,000 in scholarships to those who have dreamed of furthering their education but have faced challenges in their lives that have pre…

The second year of the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program ended with 768 applications requesting over 185,000 acres submitted to IDOA. The discount program opened the application period at 12:01am December 15 and saw the acreage limit met withi…

Young hunters between the ages of 10 and 17 can apply now for the Youth Wingshooting Clinics and Pheasant Hunts scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Pere Marquette State Park in Jersey County and Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Randolph County.

Sports

With the cancellation of the IHSA State Cross Country Meet, Shazam Racing and Milesplit IL announced their joint venture to host the Shazam Championships. This provided qualifying elite athletes from across the state an opportunity to compete in post season championship races amongst the bes…

First Mennonite took the 2020 Morton Co-Ed Church Softball League tournament championship this season, winning two close matchups on the way to their final win. Team member include (front, from left) Krysten Wallace, Benji Cashdollar, Kyle Cashdollar, Holly Yordy, (middle, from left) Cassand…

Obituaries

WASHINGTON - Shirley Dolores Dotzert, 82, of Washington, IL, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Fondulac Rehabilitat…

Paul L. Kregar, 69, of Washington passed away peacefully at home at 4:58 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, following a battle with esophageal cancer.

John P. Ellis, 72, of Washington, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Celebrations

Daniel and Carolyn Pasquini, of rural Metamora, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple celebrated the sacrament of ma…

Alysa Greenwood, daughter of Aaron and Caitlin Greenwood of East Peoria, and Andrew Almasy, son of James Almasy and Kathy Bolander of East Peo…

Lindsey Key, daughter of Dave and Sharon Key of Morton, and Jacob Tuttle, son of David and Susan Tuttle of Trivoli, announce their engagement.