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The women of Morton United Methodist Church will be holding their Annual Cookie Walk on December 4, 2021, from 9-10 a.m. at the church on 420 Tennessee Avenue in Morton, with the proceeds going to Missions.   Homemade cookies, baked goods and candies will be available for purchase. Cookies a…

Sports

The Metamora Flames 16U battled tough weather and tougher teams at the annual Chatham Chilloween at Chatham Spartan Park over the November 6-7, 2021 weekend to take home the title. Despite blistering cold temps and a fierce wind, Lainey Klokkenga and Addi Pacha were strong on the mound, gett…

The Washington Panthers varsity football season continued on Saturday, November 13 as they hosted Crete-Monee at Babcook Field for an IHSA 6A Quarter Finals game.  Crete-Monee received the opening kick-off and scored on their first possession of the game with a long touchdown run to go up 7-…

Washington Community High School hosted the IHSA Class 3A girls varsity volleyball Washington Regional October 25-28.  The Regional Championship match took place on October 28 between Washington Panthers and Morton Potters.  The Panthers had beaten East Peoria in two sets to get to the champ…

Obituaries

Winifred L. Swearingen Hays, 103, of East Peoria, formerly of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at her home.  She…

David J. "Dave" Crouch, 80, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at his home. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Fairbury …

Bonnie J. Porter, 72, of Mackinaw, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at her home.

Celebrations

The marriage of Victoria Lynam and Evan Anderson, both of Kent, WA, took place Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the home of Brad and Robin Pay…

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Chuck and Connie Franklin of Washington celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family gathering in June. Connie Walter married Chuck Frankli…

Kaitlyn MacDonald, daughter of Randy and Kim (Koch) MacDonald of Washington, IL, and Brandon Maize, son of Bob and Debbie Maize of Franklin Pa…