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Katelyn Knapp, of Goodfield, has been named to the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List at University of Wisconsin – Stout. Knapp is majoring in Real Estate Property Management.

Grant Hammer, of Germantown Hills and a senior at Wisconsin Lutheran College, was appointed to the fall 2021 Dean’s List in recognition of his academic achievenemt. Hammer is a graduate of Metamora Township High School. Students named to Wisconsin Lutheran College's Dean's List student must …

Registration for incoming Metamora Grade School students who will be age five by September 1, 2022, will be available at the school the week of February 21-25, 2022. All registration paperwork is available online at www.mgsredbirds.org/For Parents/Forms/KindergartenRegistrationPacket. Parent…

Sports

DeeMack's Ethan Sidwell (32) goes up to score during thiefs’ home 77-54 victory over Heyworth Friday, January 7 in Mackinaw. Photo courtesy of Norm Stone

The State Farm Holiday Classic was back this year with 64 teams gathered in Bloomington-Normal the week after Christmas in one of the largest co-ed holiday basketball tournaments in the nation.  The Tournament includes four brackets; Large School Boys, Small School Boys, Large School Girls, …

The Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament for boys basketball was hosted by Pekin Community High School December 27-29.  In the days leading up to the tournament, three teams withdrew resulting in the Consolation side of the tournament to turn to Pool Play instead of the traditional Bracket Pla…

Obituaries

Ilene E. Guile, 85, of Pekin, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Aperion Care Morton Villa.

Clestel “Cless” Carlisle, 86, of Washington, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Toulo…

Leon C. Freitag, 77, of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January…

Celebrations

The marriage of Victoria Lynam and Evan Anderson, both of Kent, WA, took place Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the home of Brad and Robin Pay…

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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…