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The following local students have received their diplomas from Illinois Central College, as announced by ICC after the summer 2020 semester:

As the public has learned with the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters don’t wait. They can strike at anytime and anywhere. That’s why, as part of as part of National Preparedness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) are encouraging older Il…

Sports

The Central Trojans baseball team hosted Tremont on Wednesday, September 9.  Central scored one run in each of the first two innings. Both teams were scoreless in the third inning.  In the fourth inning the Trojans got their bats working and scored seven runs to take a 9-0 lead.  Tremont was…

WCHS hosted both a boys and girls cross country triangular meet at Oak Ridge Park on Saturday, September 5.  The other two teams were Metamora and Morton.  Team totals for the girls were Washington 34, Metamora 43 and Morton 45.  Team totals for the boys were Metamora 31, Morton 35, and Wash…

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The First Mennonite Church men’s softball team (above) took home the championship after defeating Community United Church of Christ in the 2020 Morton Men’s Church Softball League Tournament. Team members include (front, from left) Kyle Cashdollar, Benji Cashdollar, Josh Felker, Travis Cowle…

Obituaries

Brenda E. Hopkins-Cox, 51, of Morton, formerly of Monmouth, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at her home after being diagnosed with pa…

Heaven gained a beautiful angel on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, with the passing of William T. “Bill” Hoerr, 86, of Washington.   

Robert “Bob” Reinken, of Morton, went peacefully to his eternal home with his loving family at his side on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Apos…

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.