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After careful consideration, the Illinois Valley Striders announce the 47th running of the Steamboat Classic will be held on Saturday, June 19, at 8 a.m. with special safety modifications.  Online registration is available now at www.steamboatclassic.org.  Event organizers outline the initia…

Sports

DeeMack Lady Chief Ellie Schmidgall (8) attacks the net during DeeMack volleyball's 25-7, 25-13 victory over Fisher on Thursday, March 25 in Mackinaw. 

The Morton Potters varsity football team hosted the Washington Panthers on Friday, April 2.  Coming into Friday’s game, Morton was 1-1 and Washington was 2-0.  First half scoring was dominated by Washington as they scored with just under nine seconds left in the second quarter to go into hal…

After nearly a year and a half since the previous home varsity football game, the Washington Panthers hosted the Dunlap Eagles Friday Evening, March 26. After a scoreless first quarter, Dunlap got on the board first with a touchdown in the second and went into halftime with a 7-0 lead. Both …

Obituaries

Evelyn Hopkinson, 83, formerly of Peoria, was welcomed into her heavenly home, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe wher…

Gerald “Jerry” Lloyd Ogborn, age 71, passed away at his home in Mackinaw on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Roy Robert Roth, 95, of Goodfield, went to be with Jesus on Monday, April 5, 2021. He resided at Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. He died o…

Celebrations

Daniel and Carolyn Pasquini, of rural Metamora, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple celebrated the sacrament of ma…

Alysa Greenwood, daughter of Aaron and Caitlin Greenwood of East Peoria, and Andrew Almasy, son of James Almasy and Kathy Bolander of East Peo…

Lindsey Key, daughter of Dave and Sharon Key of Morton, and Jacob Tuttle, son of David and Susan Tuttle of Trivoli, announce their engagement.