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On the first floor of Morningside of Washington, beyond the lobby, there is a wall dedicated to veterans--pictures of those who served their country and who now make their home at the assisted living facility.  There is one lady among them.  Her name is Annette Dyar Sherman. 

The Washington Historical Society has sponsored a holiday home tour for 34 years and will continue the annual event on December 10.  This tour has become a very popular event to kick off the winter holiday spirit.  This year the tour will include a lovely older home near Washington Square, a…

The Washington Rotary Club and Washington Park District are combining financial and labor resources to upgrade Wenger Shelter. Wenger Shelter is the largest Washington Park District shelter and sees much use by local schools and numerous individuals. Wenger Shelter was built and dedicated on…

A record-setting year culminating with the Fighting Scots' first trip to the Midwest Conference Tournament since 2001 has netted Monmouth College's men's soccer coach Kooten Johnson the league's Coach of the Year honor and players Alvaro Alvarez (Madrid, Spain), Martin Zafirov (Sydney, Austr…

A cast and crew of more than 80 students have been working since early September to bring "Shrek The Musical" to life on the Caterpillar Auditorium stage at the Five Points community center in Washington on Nov. 21-23 at 7 p.m. 

The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis are holding their Annual Motherhouse Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Motherhouse, 1175 St. Francis Lane, East Peoria.

The following local residents have earned their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); 72nd (Anaheim, California); 73rd (Salt Lake City, UT); and 74th (Seattle, Washington) commencement ceremonies in the spring and s…

Washington Community High School Fine Arts Department will present Shrek the Musical based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and Book by William Steig on November 21-23 at 7 p.m. each night in the Caterpillar Auditorium of Five Points Washington.

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 2,106 students in September 2019.                                                 

BTD of Washington presented a check to Jeffrey Alexander for the Washington Township United Fund recently. Pictured (from left) are Brian Blankenship, Mike Dehart, Malissa Watson, Jeffrey Alexander (WTUF), Jessica Smallberger and Bill Davis. 

Bethany Community Church is inviting the public to their Discipleship and Biblical Counseling classes for high school age and older that have a desire to be better equipped in the knowledge and application of God’s Word in order to biblically disciple and counsel others in everyday life situ…

Roland Manor Baptist Church will be hosting their 10th Annual Metro Peoria Baptist Association WorldCrafts market on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2433 Washington Road in Washington, Illinois.

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…

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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!

Zak Kalina, Zeek’s Comics and Games, was presented with a Pineapple Award on October 10, 2019. He was nominated for the award because, “Zak always goes above and beyond to provide a family friendly atmosphere at Zeek’s.  I think it’s wonderful that our community has someplace for young peopl…

Six foreign exchange students from Egypt, Japan, Spain, Germany and Italy have crossed oceans to experience school life and American culture while attending classes at Washington Community High School and taking side trips to popular U.S. venues. 

Braden Ogden joined the Knox College community by enrolling for the 2019 fall term. Ogden, of Washington, graduated from Washington Community High School.

DAXFEST, sponsored by the Dax Foundation and presented by McDonalds, will be held Saturday, October 26 from 3-6 p.m. at Washington Park.

On Thursday, November 21, the community is invited to attend the 25th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, a tradition begun in 1995 by Mayor Don Gronewold and Bob Summers - a tradition that is continued to this day by the Washington Chamber of Commerce along with Mayor Gary Manier. The early mo…

A fall craft and vendor fair will be hosted by Hopewell Grange on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Grange Hall, located at 474 Grange Road, Washington.

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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…

Hopewell Grange is once again making plans to hold its Pancake and Sausage Supper as it has every year since the early 1950’s. This community event features sausage prepared from a special recipe, sauerkraut with pork cooked all day for the best flavor, and chunky applesauce served family st…

Grace Works Clothing Giveaway will be held Saturday, October 12 at Roland Manor Baptist Church, located at 2433 Washington Road in Sunnyland.