Snyder Village in Metamora is pleased to name Christine Coppenbarger, MSW, LSW, as the new Assisted Living Director.  In this role, Coppenbarger will provide leadership for Assisted Living and oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility.  Snyder Village Assisted Living features 65 priv…

High-achieving students were named to the Knox College Dean's List for the 2021 Spring Term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

The Crossroads UMW “Basement to Attic Sale” is back! Items for sale include toys, linens, dishes, jewelry, books, DVDs, small appliances, and much more.  The sale will be held at Crossroads Methodist Church on the corner of Rt. 24 and Main Street in Washington on August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:…

Illinois Wesleyan University honored more than 360 candidates for graduation during Commencement on May 2, 2021. The candidates include: Emily Heim of Morton, Summa Cum Laude; Cooper Kraft of Morton, Jacob Heerman of Germantown Hills, Claire Geier of Washington, Kaitlyn Geier of Washington, …

Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2021 semester.

Here we are at last.  Since 2018 around a breakfast table, somehow the topic came up to plan a trip together for the first time ever.  If everyone could come, we would have eleven people including my wife’s brothers and sisters with spouses.  We have ten who wound up coming to a distant place.

Kiwanis 4th of July fishing derby winners pictured left to right:  Boone Schertz 11-year-old from Silver City NM, caught 38 to win the “Most Fish” category. Zailey Bauman  caught  a 8 1/4 inch winning the 7 and under category for “Longest Fish”.  Mariyah Chance, an 11-year-old from Peoria ca…

After such an unexpected year, the 4-H program in Woodford County is happy to once again be in person for the 2021 Woodford County 4-H Show.  It is scheduled to run July 26-29 at Farm Bureau Park in Eureka.

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club is hosting a pet event “Great and Small” on August 28 at Eureka Lake 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Any pet related vendor may participate in the pavilion or their own tent.  Participation is free but vendors are asked to donate a basket for the silent auction. 

When a family has a member or members that have served in branches of the US military, there is the experience of overwhelming pride.  Alison and Doug Robinson are experiencing this rightful pride as their son, Col. Brett B. Robinson, retires from the U.S. Air Force.

Washington, IL— The Washington Chamber of Commerce welcomed the reopening of UnityPoint Clinic - Express on July 12, 2021.   UnityPoint Clinic – Express is located at 209 N. Cumming Lane in Washington.  Due to surges in COVID-19 cases last fall, UnityPoint Clinic closed its Express location …

A party will be held on July 25, 2021, beginning at 1 p.m. that will celebrate the Deer Creek District Library’s “A Summer of Reading.”  A listing of events for the celebration follows: 1:00-Chalk Festival, Show off your artistic side and create a sidewalk masterpiece; 2:00-Community Bingo G…

On July 1, GHAA (Germantown Hills Athletic Association) held its year end baseball tournament with MYSA. (Metamora Youth Sports Association). MYSA won the game and took first place. The tournament was held at JR White field in Germantown Hills  

A party will be held on July 25, 2021, beginning at 1 p.m. that will celebrate the Deer Creek District Library’s “A Summer of Reading.”  A listing of events for the celebration follows: 1:00-Chalk Festival, Show off your artistic side and create a sidewalk masterpiece; 2:00-Community Bingo G…

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For many people, using digital resources, like online databases, is second nature.  For others, however, trying to navigate the online world may feel like playing hopscotch in a field full of land mines, never knowing where to go or what to do next.  Asking for advice or instruction can be i…

Augustana College announced more than 1,100 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2020-21 spring semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

After a year break due to Covid-19 Metamora’s Old Settlers Days went on through rain and shine last weekend.

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The Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society will be exploring the Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society site at 675 Iliinois Route 116 in Germantown Hills on July 8, 2021.   The guided tour will begin at 6:15 p.m. on the grounds. There will be a walk through the …

More than 1800 students were named to Bradley's Dean's List for Spring 2021. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.  Congratulations to: