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Morton High School is honored to announce the Class of 2020 Illinois State Scholars. Since 1958, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has been recognizing the top Illinois students for their academic achievement with the Illinois State Scholar designation.

Thursday, November 21 marked the 25th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce. It was an inspirational morning for the 298 guests who attended the program held at Countryside Banquet Facility.

Grace Works clothing giveaway will be held Saturday, December 7, at Roland Manor Baptist Church, 2433 Washington Rd., (Sunnyland) Washington, Illinois.

Sports

The inaugural season of women's golf in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has scored all-academic honors for Monmouth's Mamie Ambrosch (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) and Kaniesha Whatley (Nashville, Tenn./Hume Fogg Magnet).

A record-setting year culminating with the Fighting Scots' first trip to the Midwest Conference Tournament since 2001 has netted Monmouth College's men's soccer coach Kooten Johnson the league's Coach of the Year honor and players Alvaro Alvarez (Madrid, Spain), Martin Zafirov (Sydney, Austr…

Obituaries

Edith E. Lange, 84, of Washington, IL, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at her residence.

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Dennis R. Adams, 75, of Metamora, passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Bernadine J. Cannon, 95, of Washington, formerly of Creve Coeur and Metamora, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019, at her residence.

Celebrations

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.

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…