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The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards $36,500 in grant money to several public-school educators (Pre-K through 12) statewide.  IRTAF is affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a lobbying group for retired educators, with a current membership o…

The University of Illinois Extension congratulates Woodford County Master Gardener, Mary Niemi, on receiving a state award at the Illinois Master Gardener Conference in East Moline on September 6, 2019.



Gene A. Fisher, 86, of Washington passed away at 11:52 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Unity Point Health Proctor.

Steven J. Smith, 75, of North Port, FL and formerly of Washington, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Venice, FL.

Sheila A. Koch, 71, of Washington, formerly of Mackinaw, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria.


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

The marriage of Jessica Rae Vance of Tremont, IL and Aaron Michael Hintz of Manito, IL took place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Tremont United…

Steven and Nancy Jones of Metamora will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Ireland this coming September. Nancy D. Goodwin marrie…