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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that certified child passenger safety technicians are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the state as part of Child Passenger Safety Week this week, highlighted by National Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, Sept. 25. 

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Illinois Central College has announced the names of students who earned Dean's List honors during the summer 2021 semester. Dean's List recognition is earned with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99. Among those named to the honors list are the following area students:

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host its “More for You” event. Local offices are extending an open invitation to customers, residents and businesses to join the event online or in-branch. The celebration includes gifts, one-day-only offers and a chance to…

Illinois Central College has announced students who earned President's List honors during the summer 2021 semester. President's List recognition is achieved with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Among those named to the honors list are the following area students:

Sports

Katie Knapp of Goodfield, a graduate of Eureka High School and currently studying real estate property management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been named to the university’s 2021 women's cross country team.

The Washington Chamber of Commerce, along with Washington Community High School and Good Neighbor Days sponsors, are excited to announce a Homecoming fireworks display will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, after the WCHS Homecoming football game.  This year’s fireworks is part of the G…

The WCHS girls’ volleyball teams traveled to Pekin on Thursday, September 16 to take-on the Pekin Dragons.  The Panthers freshman team played to a close 26-24 win in their first matchup before putting up a 25-19 win in their second game.  The sophomore team split their first two games, going…

Obituaries

Mary Catherine Crabb Kerr, born October 31, 1942, in Macomb to Carle R. Jr. And Martha Lewis Crabb. She married Richard A. Kerr on August 20, …

Alex N. Rinehart, 70, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Medical Center of Aurora, in Aurora, CO. 

R. Larry Roberts, 83, of Washington, passed away at 4:09 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Celebrations

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Chuck and Connie Franklin of Washington celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family gathering in June. Connie Walter married Chuck Frankli…

Kaitlyn MacDonald, daughter of Randy and Kim (Koch) MacDonald of Washington, IL, and Brandon Maize, son of Bob and Debbie Maize of Franklin Pa…

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