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Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,800 wild turkeys during the 2020 Spring Turkey Season. This year’s preliminary harvest total compares with the 2019 statewide turkey harvest of 15,190. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2020 Youth Turkey Season …

BLOOMINGTON, IL – May of each year is designated to honor our State Insect, the Monarch Butterfly. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, says “Illinois residents should be worried about their state insect.” The yearly count of Monarchs decreased by 53 percent …

Sports

Former Washington Community High School track athlete, Tera Miller, has advanced to the 2020 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship in Brookings, SD, to be held March 5-7. Tera, a freshman at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, qualified last week at St. Ambrose CCAC Conference C…

Obituaries

Jerry D. Duckworth, 69, of Washington, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 8:01 a.m. at his home.

Robert “Bob” E. Wiese, 93, of Washington, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Port Angeles, WA.

Patricia Ann Brecklin, 66, of Washington, IL, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday May 24, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Celebrations

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.

Fred and Shirla Joos of Washington celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family dinner on September 6, 2019.