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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. 

Imogene Larson, a resident at Snyder Village’s Assisted Living, will turn 105 years old on November 27.  A party will be held in her honor at Snyder Village’s Assisted Living, 1115 Harbers Lane in Metamora, on November 21 at 2 p.m.

Snyder Village will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the SV Center on Snyder Village’s campus, 1200 E. Partridge St., Metamora, IL. 

Metamora Township High School Senior Madisson Benson has signed on to play softball at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL after graduation. Maddi is pictured here with her grandparents, Bill and Rita Galvin; parents Tom and Teresa Benson; Carl Sandburg softball coach Todd Winkler and MTH…

Metamora Township High School senior Justin Alderson will swim for Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) after graduation. He is pictured signing at a brief ceremony at MTHS on Wednesday, November 13. He was surrounded by his parents, Todd and Margit, his grandparents, sister and coaches. 

Metamora Township High School senior Rebecca Johnson has signed on to play softball at Wisconsin Lutheran College located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after graduation.  Becca is pictured here between her parents, Tiffany and Ben Johnson, grandfather John Ford and sister Nora Johnson, (back) as w…

Metamora Township High School senior Isabella Revallo has signed on to play softball at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois following graduation. She is pictured here with her mother, Kelly Revallo, and MTHS softball coach Deric Linder at a brief signing ceremony held last Wednesday, Nove…

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.

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It’s been nearly 75 years since the Holocaust ended, but it was what happened in the three-year period that followed that inspired a young lady from New York City to write a book. 

The top students representing Illinois’ colleges and universities will be honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16 at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield.

The Woodford County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet Friday, November 15 at the Maple Lawn Gathering Place in Eureka.

Snow on Halloween seemed to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Hundreds of people crowded the various gyms and hallways of Germantown Hills Middle School on Saturday, November 2 to get a start on their Christmas shopping. The fifth annual Craft and Vendor Fair was put on by the Germantown H…

Family members of the late Willie DeFord, pose with a new table to be used at Black Partridge Park in Metamora.  The table was purchased by the Metamora Park District using donations made in DeFord’s name.  Willie was a dedicated volunteer and over the years, spent many hours helping to main…

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!

Roanoke, a recent photograph by Groveland photographer Steve Wilson, has been juried into “Shapes of Things”, an international photography exhibition at the Praxis Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 25 - November 24, 2019. The image will be highly recognizable to anyone tha…

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards $36,500 in grant money to several public-school educators (Pre-K through 12) statewide.  IRTAF is affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a lobbying group for retired educators, with a current membership o…

The University of Illinois Extension congratulates Woodford County Master Gardener, Mary Niemi, on receiving a state award at the Illinois Master Gardener Conference in East Moline on September 6, 2019.

Area author Bonnie Engstrom will be at the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 4 to share the story of her son’s stillbirth and how, through the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen and for the glory of God, he came back to life after being without a pulse …

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…

It was time once again for the Annual Blessing of the Pets at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Germantown Hills on Sunday afternoon, October 6. Fr. Greg Jozefiak said a special blessing over each and every cat, dog and even a herd of cattle. 

Construction on the Combined Services Building in Eureka is coming right along. In a few short months, Eureka’s city hall and the police department will share the same roof. This is especially good news for the police department, since the roof at the current location is collapsing. But the …

Boys Scouts from Germantown Hills Pack 165 improvised natural shelters as they worked toward earning the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge this past weekend. Scouts need to spend the night in their shelters and show competence in other skills such as mirror signaling and fire starting (without…

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…