The Morton High School boys’ basketball team and Coach Matt Franks are hosting the Eighth Annual Gameball Run event to raise money and awareness for Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI). Each school in District 709 has selected a Miracle Family to represent the services provided by Childre…

Morton Mystics 18U catcher Kyra Killion tags a USSSA Illinois Pride 18U runner out at home in the February Shootout tournament at the Avanti's Dome on February 16.  The Mystics finished second place in their pool, but fell to the Pride, 3-1, in bracket play. The Mystics will now take a break…

Natalie Daugherty of Morton, IL, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2019 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Do you love succulents? Get ready to get your hands dirty and create your own mini succulent arrangement!  Start by choosing from over five different planters. Personalize your garden by choosing your succulents and décor charms.

District 709 kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on March 19-20, 2020 at 1050 South Fourth Avenue.  Call 263-2581 for an appointment. Children who will be five (5) years old by September 1, 2020, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall.

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The Morton School District invites the community to review two proposed new textbooks.  The books are for high school Human Anatomy and Physiology and high school Honors Biology.  The curricular resource is for elementary Music.  The materials will be available for review and comments at the…

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The Morton High School boys’ basketball team and Coach Matt Franks are hosting the eighth annual Gameball Run event to raise money and awareness for Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI). Each school in District 709 has selected a Miracle Family to represent the services provided by Childre…

MHS sophomore, #30 Ben Carter, shoots his fifth point in a row after a technical called against Washington just before half time. Morton defeated Washington 50-45. The Morton High School's JV team is undefeated this season in the Mid-Illini. 

Morton School District 709 held its annual District Spelling Bee at the Bertha Frank on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The district’s top 12 spellers competed on stage for the title of the District Spelling Bee Champion.  

District 709 kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on March 19-20, 2020 at 1050 South Fourth Avenue.  Call 263-2581 for an appointment. Children who will be five (5) years old by September 1, 2020, are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall.

Seth Gudeman of Morton, a mechanical engineering junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named to the honor list for the Fall 2019 semester.

The Morton School District invites the community to review two proposed new textbooks.  The books are for high school Human Anatomy and Physiology and high school Honors Biology.  The curricular resource is for elementary Music.  The materials will be available for review and comments at the…

The Morton Tea Party will host a panel discussion with Tazewell County Republican primary candidates for Auditor and County Board District 2 on Thursday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Freedom Hall, 349 W. Birchwood in Morton.

One of the activities most synonymous with Cub Scouts is the Pinewood Derby. On January 25, 2020, Cub Scout Pack 85 had help from Scouts BSA Troop 178 to hold their 50th Annual Pinewood Derby Race. There was a total of 34 boys and girls participating. All scouts worked with their families to…

Morton’s Cory Hoyle competed against Josh Biagini of Washington in the 113 lb. weight division during the Mid-Illini Wrestling Conference Tournament held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 hosted by East Peoria Community High School. Cory was this year’s conference champion. Washington won the Co…

Morton senior Grant Gudeman drives to the basket against Canton in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020.  The Potters beat the Little Giants 66-58. 

Morton varsity basketball coach Matt Franks talks to seniors Collin Roche and Grant Gudeman during a timeout on January 31, 2020.  The Potters beat the visiting Canton Little Giants 66-58. 

Morton sophomore Abby Jones reaches incredible heights during the annual Co-ed cheer routine in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020. 

Morton senior Mitchell Dean nearly touches the rafters during Morton's annual Co-ed Cheer routine in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020. 

The Uncharted Exploration show series locally created and developed by Dennis R. Medley of Morton, Steve Montgomery of Peoria and Vern Reynolds of East Peoria with the association of GOP Productions of Hollywood, CA, will have a premier showing of its pilot episode at Morton Cinema on Februa…

The Deer Creek Unit of Home & Community Extension will hold its February 13, meeting at 1 p.m. at the Deer Creek District Library.  Program for the day will be “Senior Bullying.”  The guest speaker will be Holly Kozinsky, Director of Adult Protective Services for the Center for the Preve…

The GEMS Girls Science Club will meet Tuesday, February 18, at 4 p.m. in the Morton Public Library. Girls in fourth through seventh grade will hear from the Morton High School math team on how they challenge themselves with new mathematical concepts and work collaboratively to solve challeng…

The public is invited to AAUW's program about Peoria's growing arts movement on February 11, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Morton Public Library. Nikki Romain, a leader in the Peoria's arts community, will discuss by using arts and culture as a vehicle, she is fulfilling her life’s mission to empow…

The Morton Chamber of Commerce wants to gather new Morton residents and employees at Morton businesses by bringing them together to engage, learn and experience the fun and unique people and places Morton has to offer through a new program called “Morton Meet Up”. The first Morton Meet Up wi…

The Morton High School boys’ basketball team and Coach Matt Franks are hosting the eighth annual Gameball Run event to raise money and awareness for Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI). Each school in District 709 has selected a Miracle Family to represent the services provided by Childre…

Mercer University recently announced that Constantine Janello of Morton, sophomore, Townsend School of Music, made the Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within th…

Culver-Stockton College recently recognized 150 students on its president's list for academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester. Jessica Carithers of Mackinaw, IL, was named to the list. Carithers is majoring in Elementary Education.

The Morton Chamber’s Annual Meet Up, coming up on Thursday, February 6, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Burroughs Farms, will look back at the previous year’s accomplishments, the Chamber’s goals for the new year, and announce the 2020 Morton Pumpkin Festival theme. Registration is $30 per person a…

Morton High School will be holding their seventh annual, “In Their Own Write,” on Sunday, February 9, at 6 p.m. in the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center. “In Their Own Write” is a showcase of the incredible creative talent of the MHS students - where their own written musical and theatrica…