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OSF Senior World in Morton is hosting a free community event offering entertainment, education and healthy living tips on August 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Brandon Wood Retirement Center, located at 730 W. Jefferson Street.

Time to get ready for the Luck o' the Pumpkin! Isle of Erin will host Irish step dance classes at the library for four weeks leading up to the 2019 Morton Pumpkin Festival. Class participants age 6-13 will have the opportunity to join the dance troupe and other library dance students for a p…

Sports

The Washington Park District travel baseball program is now taking coaching applications for the 2019-2020 travel baseball season. Coaching positions are for 7U-14U. A questionnaire is available at the Washington Park District office located at 105 South Spruce St. Washington, or online at w…

Obituaries

Robert E. Sommer, 74, formerly of Morton, passed away on August 2, 2019, at his home near Two Harbors, Minnesota, after a brief illness. Famil…

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Martha J. Platis, 78, of Morton, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Aperion Care Peoria Heights.

Matthew M. “Matt” Conrad, 56, of Groveland, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his girlfriend’s residence in Morton, surrounded by loving …

Celebrations

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

Emily Key, daughter of Dave and Sharon Key of Morton, and Alan Fuehring, son of Tim and Donna Fuehring of Morton, announce their engagement.

Nola Grace Manning was welcomed into the world on December 7, 2018 by proud parents Katherine Lee Ruder and Kyle Thomas Manning. She was deliv…