Luminaria can be purchased in honor, support or memory of a loved one to light Memorial Plaza in Morton during the Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration to be held Friday, November 30.

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The Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee (on Route 150 just east of the soccer field), will be hosting a Craft & Market Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to join the fun and start their holiday shopping. 

More than 1,500 Illinois 4-H members care for dogs as part of their project work. Obedience training provides mental stimulation that keeps dogs mentally and physically healthy and provides structure for appropriate behavior.

Give back this holiday season by “spreading the cheer” through blood donation at the Illinois State Police Morton Forensic Science Laboratory, 1810 S. Main Street in Morton on Wednesday, November 13 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

A Trivia Night for Easter Seals will be held on November 2 at Barracks Banquet Hall, 1224 W. Pioneer Parkway in Peoria. Cost is $15 and includes a meal. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Trivia will be from 7-10 p.m.

The Peoria Train Fair pulls into the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus on schedule, Sunday, November 17. The fair runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club. Admission is just $3 for adul…

The Dee-Mack Boosters have awarded the first ever travelling trophy for business class participation to the Mackinaw District Library.  Wording on the trophy is: Paint the Town RED, Dee-Mack Spirit Decorating Contest.

Morton Community Unit School District would like to thank its school board members for their commitment to leadership and learning on November 15, 2019. The date is officially designated each year as School Board Members Day in Illinois to honor these public servants for their contributions …

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The KBStrong Foundation Board is hosting the First Annual BROWNFEST in memory of Coach Brown on November 2 at the American Legion in Washington and everyone is welcome to attend!

The Morton High School Marching Band will be holding its Community Performance Tuesday, October 29 at Carper Field in Morton, from 8-9 p.m. The community is welcome to attend the final performance of their 2019 production “Candyland”. The senior band members will be recognized after the perf…

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SPRINGFIELD – Current and former leaders of the Illinois Air National Guard said Tuesday the obesity rate in the United States has become a national security threat and they urged state lawmakers to invest more in early childhood education programs that focus on nutrition, health and physica…

Morton CUSD 709 would like to thank the Morton and Groveland community for supporting the students of the Morton Junior High. The student pledges and business sponsors raised $41,814.90 at this year’s annual Help-A-Thon fundraiser. Over the past seven years, the annual fundraiser has raised …

The Morton School District would like to recognize its office administration team for its service and dedication to the school district, schools, students, families and community. The leadership and mentor ship you provide is greatly appreciated every day of the year, especially on Boss’ Day…

Honorary drum major Mila Goggins salutes the crowd along with Morton High School's drum major Tori Sauder before the varsity football game at Carper Field on September 20. Mila’s family won the opportunity through a silent auction that benefitted St. Jude. 

Members of the Tremont High School Homecoming Court include (front, left) Queen Candidates - Nora Hodges, Hillary Mason, Tarlie Fitzanko, Kamryn Williams, Becca Saal, Maggie Bolliger; (back, left) King Candidates - Terrence Gardner, Landon Pflederer, Titus Thompson, Kendall Ehnle and Nate Ng…

An October Blood Drive will be held at Five Points Washington on Monday, October 14 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred and can be scheduled by downloading the Mobile Blood Donor app from the American Red Cross, going to www.redcrossblood.org, or by calling Shelley at 309-444-750…

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Shirley Blackburn knows a thing or two about apples. If you visit Partridge Point Orchard in Metamora and you’re fortunate enough to talk to her, chances are you’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge.  She can tell you which apples make the best crisps, or how to read freckles on apples to kno…

The Jefferson School Patriots read a grand total of 96,909 minutes during their annual Read-A-Thon and raised $13,202.00 to support school activities.  Jefferson School surpassed last year’s fundraising efforts by $1,300 and read 21,474 more minutes than last year.

Beginning October 15 and through December 7, 2019 you may change your current Medicare Part D Plan for prescription drugs or enroll in a Part D Plan for the first time. This enrollment will be effective January 1, 2020. You do not have to change your plan if you are satisfied with the one yo…

Boys and girls ages 11 to 17 are invited to see what Scouts BSA is all about at a special campout September 21 at Wilmor Sportsman’s Club, 17480 Washington Road, Morton. Jointly sponsored by Scouts BSA Troop 178 (all male) and Troop 1178 (all female), the outing will give visitors a chance t…

Members of the community of Deer Creek and those of surrounding communities are invited to attend a concert by the Farm Hands, an award-winning bluegrass gospel band, on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Deer Creek Baptist Church, 207 N. Main Street, Deer Creek.

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The Annual Washington Community High School Marching Panther Invitational will be held Saturday, September 7 at WCHS’s Babcook Field from 1-9:15 p.m. Gates will open at noon and cost for adults will be $8, $5 for Seniors and K-12 students. Washington School District #50, District #51, Distri…

The Morton Varsity Girls Tennis team opened their season hosting the Potter Invitational on Saturday, August 24. The tournament was comprised of #1 and #2 singles divisions and #1, #2 and #3 doubles divisions with players from Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Metamora, Morris, Morton, Normal West, Pon…

The MHS boys golf team won the U of I invitational in Champaign on Monday, August 26.  Three individuals also placed in the top 10 with Collin Roche placing second, Connor Vicary placing eighth and Cade Coon placing 10th.