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The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the fall 2022 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of …

Northern Illinois University recently announced its fall 2022 Dean's List students. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the co…

Sports

The Fifth Grade Future Redbirds recently won a tournament held in Washington, going 3-0. The boys defeated Pekin in game one 34-13 and Washington 31-9 in the second game to move on to the championship. The Redbirds were able to beat the tough Dunlap team by a score of 32-21 and received thei…

Washington hosted Limestone at Torry Gym on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, for a Mid-Illini Conference Varsity Boys Basketball game.  The game was relatively close in the first quarter when Washington’s Gabe Patterson hit a three-pointer as time expired in the first quarter for a 20-13 lead.  W…

The Irish of St. Patrick School are the 2022 I.E.S.A. 7A State Champions.  The Irish, playing in their second-ever title game, defeated the defending seventh grade champs, Sigel St. Michael, 22-19 to win the IESA championship Thursday, December 8, 2022, in Assumption, IL.

Obituaries

Audrey J. Wollenschlager, 87, of Morton, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, at Pekin Manor. 

Richard Dean (Dick) Parr, 78, of Benson, IL, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Carle Bro-Menn Medical Center in Normal, IL.

Harry Gene Hodges, 81, of Mapleton, IL, passed on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Pekin Hospital in Pekin, IL.

Celebrations

Timothy Ross Nieukirk of Washington, IL, and Alison Kathleen Ferguson of Normal, IL, are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.  

Heather Vaupel, daughter of Rob and Georgia Vaupel of Olney, IL, and James R. Crank, son of Mrs. Cathy Crank of Washington and grandson of Mrs…

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…