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 Methodist Church. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Larry Frank.

Steven and Nancy Jones of Metamora will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Ireland this coming September. Nancy D. Goodwin married Steven D. Jones on July 14, 1979 in Arlington Heights, IL. Together they have two children, Joanna B. Jones of Peoria and Davin A. Jones of Denver, CO.

Emily Key, daughter of Dave and Sharon Key of Morton, and Alan Fuehring, son of Tim and Donna Fuehring of Morton, announce their engagement.

John and Laura Fishel of Morton will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and open house on June 29, 2019.

Nola Grace Manning was welcomed into the world on December 7, 2018 by proud parents Katherine Lee Ruder and Kyle Thomas Manning. She was delivered at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and was eight pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches long.

Anna Carolina Matte was welcomed into the world on November 30, 2018 by proud parents Andrew and Carolina Matte of Mahomet. She was born at 9:07 a.m., weighed eight pounds, seven ounces and was 22 inches long.

Richard and Marilyn Augustine of Washington will celebrate their 60-year anniversary, a milestone they will celebrate together with a trip to California.

Elizabeth Fitzanko, daughter of Michael and Gail Fitzanko of Washington and Craig Cowan, son of Charles and Christine Cowan of Peoria, announce their engagement.

Larry and Mardi Bielema of Washington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 14, 2017. 

Linda and Bobby Curtis of Washington celebrated their 25th anniversary on September 18, 2017.

Kristine Suzanne Yarcho, daughter of Matt and Betsy Yarcho of Morton, IL, and Nathan Alan Blankenship, son of Alan and Becky Blankenship of Yates City, IL, announce their engagement.

Fallon Onufrak, daughter of Michael and Janet Onufrak of Natick, MA and Drew Bradle, son of Stan and Sally Bradle of Washington, IL announce their engagement.

Patricia and Harold Steen of Washington, IL celebrated their 60th anniversary with a surprise party including friends and family.

Wayne and Marjorie Guth of 630 Timber Ridge, Eureka will celebrate their 90th birthdays with an open house from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, July 9 at Calvary Evangelical Mennonite Church in Washington.

Jennifer Joy Walker, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Walker of Mesa, Ariz., and Kent A. Sluder, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Michael Sluder of Washington, Ill. announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.S. in History and a Master’s in Educatio…

Mickelle Bailey, daughter of Robert L. and Maia M. Bailey of Sandy, Utah and Todd P. Sluder, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Michael and Diana L. Sluder of Washington, Ill. announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah and attended Utah State Univers…

Donald and Margaret Welk of Morton, Ill. will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Donald Welk and Margaret Essig were married Feb. 12, 1956 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington. They have three children: Patti (Rick) Vance, Tremont, Ill.; Becky (Scott) Mischler and Karen (Mark) …

The marriage of Melissa Sue Cross of Metamora, Ill. and Justin Michael Peters of Peoria, Ill. took place Oct. 24, 2015 at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Barbara Ziah.

Jessica Nauman, daughter of Tim and Teresa Nauman of Washington, Ill. and Nate Wentz, son of Therese Wentz of Washington and Brad and Sue Wentz of St. Augustine, Fla. announce their engagement.

The marriage of Steven Kovach of Morton, Ill. and Samantha McAllister of Augusta, Ill. took place Sept. 12, 2015 at The Cross Baptist Church in Pekin, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Jay Arnold. The bride is the daughter of Mr. James Perry and Mrs. Melissa Thomas of Augusta, Ill. T…

Kinzley Elizabeth Keller was welcomed into the world on Oct. 22, 2015 by proud parents Christopher and Elizabeth Keller. She was delivered at OSF and was 10 lb., 1 oz. and 21.25 in. long. Grandparents are Ron and Julie Fandel of Metamora, Ill. and Marty and Carol Keller of McNabb, Ill. Great…

The marriage of Rachel Marie Zobrist of Morton, Ill. and Zachary Thomas Roush of Mahomet, Ill. took place Saturday, July 18 at Grace Church in Morton. The ceremony was performed by Lucas Pulley. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Teressa Zobrist of Morton. The bridegroom is th…

Felicity Cadence Doremus was welcomed into the world on Aug. 28, 2015 by proud parents Cody and Kimberly Doremus. She was delivered at St. Francis and was 7 lbs., 6.5 oz. and was 19.5 in.

The marriage of Jessica Marie Milano of Washington, Ill. and Dawson Andrew Foster of Chesterfield, Mo. Took place Jan. 10, 2015 at the Gateway Building in Peoria, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Rebecca Weltmann of Washington Presbyterian Church.

Jim and Sharon Ogg of Morton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House hosted by their children and will also celebrate with a a family trip to Williamsburg this summer.

Brittany Lynn Spurgeon, daughter of Daniel and Kathryn Spurgeon of Washington and Kathryn Spurgeon of Washington, and Zachary Tyler Jacobs, son of Michael and Tamara Jacobs of Washington, announce their engagement.

Jim and Willa Sue Yordy of Morton will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner on April 17.

Robert and Linda Lee of Washington, Ill. will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family dinner.

The marriage of  Danetta L. Smith of Washington, Ill. and Adam J. Sobkowiak of Dubuque, Iowa took place April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. at Caesar’s Palace.

Celeste Chockley, daughter of Lynn Chockley of Washington, Ill. and Scott Chockley of Peoria, Ill., and Lucas Stevens, son of Brent and Sherry Stevens of Lawrenceburg, Ky. , announce their engagement.

Samantha Wiechman, daughter of Dean and Maureen Wiechman of Washington, Ill. and Chris Mullin, son of Jim and Barb Mullin of Darien, Ill., announce their engagement.

Lauren Hasten, daughter of Tim and Kris Hasten of Washington and Eric Joop, son of Lucy Lutz Strode and Carl Strode (deceased) and Tom and Alice Joop of Washington/Peru, Ill., announce their engagement.

Dellis and Gwen Grogg of Washington, Ill. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House at Denhart’s Washington Room on March 21, 2015.

Terry and Sheila Opper of Morton will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House on March 21, 2015.

Noah Ryan Jorgensen was welcomed into the world on Nov. 29, 2014 by proud parents, Nick and Emily (Corray) Jorgensen. He was delivered at Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb. and was 8 lbs., 21.75 in.

Lloyd (Swede) and Shirley Lane of Morton recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Swede and Shirley (Fehr) were married on Dec. 31, 1949 at the Presbyterian Church on Moss Ave. in Peoria.

The marriage of Michael Thomas Meredith of Metamora, Ill. and Lauren Ashley Franklin of Howell, N.J. took place Aug. 2, 2014 in Philadelphia, Penn. The ceremony ws performed at Old St. Mary's Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

The marriage of Amira Lucia Vicari of Peoria, Ill. and Robert Joseph Hills of Peoria, Ill. took place April 26, 2014 at Our Lady of Redemption Melkite Catholic Church in Warren, Mich. The ceremony was performed by Father Michel Cheble and Deacon David Herr.

The marriage of Meredith Tracey Christ of Springfield, Ill. and Michael Donovan Burroughs of Metamora, Ill. took place December 7, 2014 at Christian Union Church in Metamora, Ill. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Dr. Bob Swickard.

The Morton High School Interact Club recently volunteered to ring bells at the Morton Kroger store for the Salvation Army. Interact is a service organization for high school students and is part of Rotary International

The Morton High School Key Club and the Morton Kiwanis Club awarded first place winners for the Christmas Lighting Contest. Prizes were awarded to 419 South Ohio Street and to the Pizza Ranch.