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On Thursday, September 22, 2022, Gary Uftring and the Uftring Chevrolet dealership in Washington, IL, celebrated 40 years of business with family, staff, friends and faithful chevy clients with an open house in the afternoon. 

Hank’s Corner and Hank’s Gaming Lounge will host Hank’s Corner Cruise-In on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. until sunset to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club will be holding their first meeting of the 22-23 Kiwanis Year on Wednesday October 5, 12:30 p.m. in the Eureka College cafeteria. 

Illinois Prairie District Public Library will honor longtime staff member, Peggy Bockler, with a farewell open house on September 30, 2022, from 1-4 p.m. at the IPDPL-Metamora branch, located at 208 E. Partridge St. in Metamora.  The public is invited to attend and help thank Mrs. Bockler fo…

Tickets for the annual Taste of Eureka will go on sale at Eureka IGA, 514 W. Center, and the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main, on Friday, September 30. Tickets are $5 and are available until sold out. 

Metamora High School held its Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. 

Each year, the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees of Eureka College recognize the successes, professional accomplishments, and heartfelt support of our alma mater by special individuals within our community. Eureka College is proud to announce the following recipients of our annual Alumni an…

The Peoria Historical Society will offer its popular “Haunted Peoria” history bus tours throughout October. The guided tours explore the darker side of the city, with startling stories, legends, curses and graves.  

Nominating petitions are now available for those seeking a seat on the Illinois Community College Board of Trustees. Individuals interested in seeking a position on the district #514 Board of Trustees in the April 4, 2023, election may pick up the required nominating petitions.

Metamora Township High School will present the 47th annual Madrigal Dinner Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4, 2022. On Friday and Saturday, doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 3 p.m., and the show starts at 3:30 p.m.

Metamora Township High School ushered in Homecoming Week last Sunday evening with its fourth annual bonfire. The event was fun for students and their families, complete with food trucks, bounce houses, games, and the massive fire. The Homecoming parade will be held on Friday, September 23, a…

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The Caper Club Formal Ballroom Dance will be held at the Itoo Hall, located at 4909 W. Farmington Road, Peoria, on October 8, November 19, December 2, March 4, April 8, and May 20.

The American Red Cross invites you to donate blood in honor of Karly Rathbun and Shayla Schielein, two local girls who met each other while both undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Now 12 years old, Karly and Shayla are best friends and advocates for blood donation, as bot…

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Ninety-four Central Illinois Veterans are ready to experience a day of appreciation for their service on Land of Lincoln Honor Flight’s Mission #63 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.  Two Korean-era Veterans and 92 Vietnam-era veterans will be on board this free flight from Springfield Abraham …

Bishop Hill’s annual 19th century harvest festival Jordbruksdagarna (pronounced yord-brooks-DAH-ga-na) will take place Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2022.   As always, there will be a variety of traditional craft demonstrations, food, vendors, and hands-on activities for t…

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On September 14, 2022, Washington Community High School hosted the first Mid-Illini physical education field day. Students from Canton, Morton, Dunlap, Limestone, Metamora, Pekin and Washington high schools visited Babcook Field to enjoy numerous activities and a picnic.

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Snyder Village Executive Director, Keith Swartzentruber, will be biking 100 miles in a single day to raise $100,000 for the residents of Snyder Village. An avid cyclist, Swartzentruber will ride a tandem bike with his wife, Sandy, for this unique fundraiser. The ride will set off in the earl…

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club will be holding a yard sale on Thursday, September 8, thru Saturday, September 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 411 E. Pearson Street, Eureka (the NW corner of Pearson and Henry streets). 

The Bloomington-Normal Christian Women’s Connection all ladies and moms to their Back-to-School Brunch Program on Tuesday, September 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, located at 8 Trader’s Circle in Normal.

Illinois Central College Horticulture program will host the 41st Annual Landscape and Garden Day on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the ICC Horticulture Land Lab on the East Peoria Campus. This free event is open to the public. For students interested in a career in horticu…

Parker William Hoffman of Metamora received his Bachelor of Science, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, from the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University during commencement ceremonies held May 13-14 in the Ferrell Center.

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, Metamora Grade School hosted the Tom Koonce Redbird Invitational at Black Partridge Park. Sixteen schools participated in the meet. The MGS varsity boys finished fourth as a team. Individually, eighth grader Zack Born from MGS took second with a time of 11:26. E…

With the summer of 2022 going by so quickly, many area people have missed doing some feel good activities.  If you fall into this category, be assured there is still time to accomplish the best feel-good activity—and that is to join Camp Do Good (this summer’s Red Cross Blood Drive’s theme) …

Peoria Area SeniorNet is sponsoring an Open House on Saturday August 20, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Peoria, located at 411 W. Lake Ave. at North St.  Park in the lot behind the church and use the east entrance.  This is an information and registration meeting.  The purpo…

The first step to eating healthier is buying healthy foods. However, wandering the aisles of the grocery store in search of “healthy foods” can be overwhelming. Join University of Illinois Extension for the August “Diabetes Clinic: Grocery Store Tour” class from 1:30--2:30 p.m. on Thursday, …

The Washington Community High School class of 1957 will hold its 65th reunion on Friday, August 19, 2022, with a dinner at the Washington Historical Society on the Washington Square. The dinner will be catered by Trails End Smokehouse. As a thank you for the use of their facilities, the Clas…

A total of 192 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2022 Summer Dean's List. The total includes 34 students at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus.

The Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association (ILICA) is hosting its Area 3 - Trap Shoot & Golf Outing on September 9, 2022, in Kewanee, IL. For over a decade, Illinois LICA has hosted golf outings throughout the state, recently pairing these events with trap shoots, to bring loc…

Registration is now underway for the Rocky Ledges 5K/10K Trail Run, a unique race that takes place among the beautiful, forested lakeside trails at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center. Everyone is welcome.