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April 2013

April 30, 2013 by Ruth Ann Burrough Netty (Register to contact)

I am undergoing physical rehab for knee surgery. It is incredibly painful, but I hope it does the trick and gets me back into life.

I am expecting my SEVENTH grand child now. All grands are 6 or under. Talk about bustling activities!

I am looking forward to the next class reunion. I have skipped all up to now, but would really enjoy seeing everyone next go round!

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Principals move within Peoria Public Schools - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Six schools within the Peoria Public Schools district will see their principals change, the district announced Tuesday.Superintendent Sharon ...



Richwoods High School to celebrate 50th reunion of Class of 1968  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Richwoods High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion Sept. 27-30.Activities include: a meet-and-greet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept.



Illinois HS football player suffers 'significant head injury' in game  USA TODAY High School Sports

A player on a Richwoods High School football team in Peoria, Ill. suffered what was described as a, “significant head injury” during a Monday evening game, ...



Nick in the AM: Injured Richwoods football player undergoes emergency surgery  Peoria Journal Star

A Richwoods High School football player underwent emergency surgery Monday night after he was injured during a game in Peoria.The unidentified boy ...



Richwoods High School - Special  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Bradley University's Renaissance ColiseumSize of class: 318Valedictorian: Jennings RuleClass motto: "Life can ...



Richwoods students show love for sophomore football player injured in game  CIproud.com

Friday night, the Richwoods High School Knights will face off against the Urbana Tigers in Richwoods' homecoming game.



Richwoods High School teacher arrested on sex assault charge  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A Peoria Public Schools teacher and instructor at a high-profile district program has been arrested on a single count of criminal sexual assault for ...



Illinois Central College, Peoria Public Schools to partner in dual degree program  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Illinois Central College is teaming with Peoria Public Schools to offer students a chance to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at ...



New dual-credit course law helps teens lower college costs  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — McKenna Myers doesn't want to spend four years in high school. Instead, she wants to graduate early and get a move on toward an eventual pre-law ...



New details in investigation into Richwoods High School teacher  CIproud.com

There are new details in the investigation of a Peoria Public Schools teacher.



State Farm Holiday Classic: Beal, Rock Island girls get past Richwoods  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — The Peoria Richwoods High School girls basketball team blew out Rock Island last summer.



Bob Baietto, longtime coach, retiring from Peoria County Board field  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When the Peoria County Board meets Monday, it will be the first time in 22 years that Bob Baietto won't be among the 18 members.Baietto, who ...



Richwoods honors former coach Wayne Hammerton - Sports  Peoria Journal Star

Legendary Richwoods boys basketball coach Wayne Hammerton was honored before the Knights' nonconference home game with Peoria High on Thursday.



Camryn Taylor's realizing dream with flurry of Power-5 scholarship offers  Peoria Journal Star

Camryn Taylor's youth coaches knew she was an NCAA Division I player when she was in fifth grade but the Richwoods senior didn't know what that meant.



There's more than experience versus youth in Peoria schools race  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Voters in the Peoria Public School District cannot complain about the range of choice in the two-person race for one five-year term on the school ...



Richwoods returns to prominence in pool with tie for Big 12 title  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — There was a time when having any Mid-State Conference boys swimming and diving conference champion other than Richwoods was almost ...



Richwoods High teacher released one day after sex assault arrest  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A Richwoods High School teacher who allegedly was involved in a sexual relationship with a student has been released from the Peoria County Jail ...



Normal West honors volunteer killed in bus crash  Peoria Journal Star

NORMAL — It wasn't just any girls varsity basketball game for Normal Community West High School.Instead, it was a day of reflection and of remembrance for ...



AppsCo expands to Manual Academy for the upcoming school year  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — AppsCo, a technology and entrepreneurship program, will be expanding to a second Peoria public high school this fall.The student-based business ...



Parents question possible Peoria Public Schools start time changes  week.com

Peoria Public Schools held the second of three public forums about the potential start time changes at Manual High on Tuesday. "Now if that's my intention.



Photos  Peoria Journal Star

[1/27] DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR. Towboats team up at dawn to move a set of barges on Feb. 9, 2019 through the thick ice clogging the Illinois River ...



Peoria shooting victims recalled as childhood friends - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The two men who died in a double shooting early Tuesday in Peoria were close childhood friends, said the former girlfriend of one of them.



Teachers express concern about realigning grades at Trewyn school  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A plan to change the grade alignments at three Peoria public schools met its second delay in two weeks on Monday when several teachers told the ...



Photos: Students honor veterans at Concordia Lutheran School  Peoria Journal Star

Veterans are honored by Concordia Lutheran School students during a public assembly Monday. The event featured veteran speakers, the Marine Corps ...



Richwoods students learn Arabic in pilot program - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — In a classroom inside of Richwoods High School, the written words in textbooks are read from right to left. To the English as an Only Language crowd ...



Ex-Richwoods teacher charged in alleged sexual relationship with student  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A former Richwoods High School teacher was indicted Tuesday for allegedly being involved in a sexual relationship with a student. Philip Earhart, 30 ...



Nick in the AM: Can Richwoods keep 3A girls basketball title in Peoria area?  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Friday, March 2.The Class 3A and 4A high school girls basketball state finals begin today in Normal. It would be normal, at least ...



Peoria Stadium electronic signs hit strange snag with state  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The long-gestating process of erecting new electronic signs at the entrance of Peoria Stadium ran into a minor — and likely temporary — setback this ...



Straight Talk | Bad timing  The Community Word

I won't argue the city council's decision about its two top management hires, though I could. The creation and hiring of a chief diversity and inclusion officer and ...



PPS renames Woodrow Wilson Primary School in 6-1 vote  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — After months of discussion and debate, Woodrow Wilson Primary School will be renamed after the late Maude Sanders, Peoria's first black female ...



Cleve In The Eve: Kendrick Foster enjoys high degree of success -- and it's free  Peoria Journal Star

Kendrick Foster has hit pay dirt one more time.The former Richwoods High School star and Illini running back has completed his master's degree at University of ...



Luciano: A daughter dies, and a broken heart gives way to a helping hand  Peoria Journal Star

In a remarkable moment of inspiration, a dark day burst into a bright breakthrough that Charles Martin will never forget.He grieved Saturday morning through a ...



Photos: Photos: PNC Kids Countdown  Peoria Journal Star

Hundreds gather for the PNC Kids Countdown Monday evening, a prelude to the Better Built New Year's Eve Countdown. Buy Photo. [1/9].



Nick in the AM: Scottie Pippen sues ex-Peorian for damage to Florida mansion  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Wednesday, Jan. 9.Lindsay Glazer left Peoria a long time ago and became a criminal-defense attorney in South Florida. She also ...



Your guide to area Veterans Day activities - News  Peoria Journal Star

The public is invited to numerous Peoria area events on and around Veterans Day, which is Sunday, including the 66th annual parade in Peoria.



'Indebted to him forever': Peoria Medal of Honor recipient honored  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The four men minced no words. If it wasn't for the actions of Hal Fritz 50 years ago, they likely wouldn't be here. "I can't thank everyone enough for ...



Peoria Public Schools seeks to revive its police force  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When a state agency deactivated Peoria Public Schools campus police force four years ago, school safety officers say they lost some clout.“It didn't ...



Peoria County Board passes balanced budget; salutes three departing members  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Thursday's Peoria County Board session was notable not just because a balanced county budget was passed but also as the last meeting for three ...



Peoria-area students join thousands in national school walkout  Peoria Journal Star

CREVE COEUR — When six friends at Parkview Middle School proposed the school participate in a nationwide school walkout for school safety and to ...



Peoria homicide victim to receive full military honors at funeral  HOI ABC

PEORIA, Ill. (HOI) — A 23-year-old Illinois Army National Guardsman killed in a Peoria double homicide last month will receive military honors at his funeral.



Ten years later, a changing Peoria Promise - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A few weeks ago, students filed, one by one, into an office on Illinois Central College's Peoria campus to complete surveys and make “thank you” ...



Pretend prison time, real judge: Students learn criminal justice  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Retired judge Glenn Collier asked the "defendant" if he had anything to say before handing down a fake sentence for a fake home invasion.



Teens increase businesses' online presence with AppsCo - News  Peoria Journal Star

The four huddle around a computer screen in a room off Richwoods High School library, throwing out ideas for a new website for Mount Hawley Country Club.



And The Winners Are... Ginger Batton, Mary Zell, and Emily Antonacci!  CIproud.com

Today on Living Well, we have some very special guests: Richwoods High School Seniors, Mary Zell and Ginger Batton, and Junior Emily Antonacci. They are ...



Peoria Public Schools eyeing enrollment trends, building capacity  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The superintendent's update on building capacity and enrollment trends Monday may not be the most-discussed topic at the Peoria Public Schools ...



Richwoods students headed to see 'Hamilton' for only $10 each  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When students in Richwoods High School's concert choir learned they were going to see the musical “Hamilton” in Chicago, “the class freaked out,” ...



Weaver looks ahead to new legislative session  Quad-Cities Online

EAST MOLINE — Most politicians embark on media tours during the election cycle, when their seat is on the line. Not state Sen. Chuck Weaver, who has another ...



Richwoods senior Erin Leary one of six nationwide to win highest Junior ROTC award  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — “I can do what they can do.” And 18-year-old Erin Leary, a senior at Richwoods High School, sure can.Leary has been breaking down gender ...



Stark differences in black and white enrollment for District 150 gifted programs  Peoria Journal Star

Editor's note: Last year's report by 247WallSt.com listing Peoria as one of the 10 worst metropolitan areas for African-Americans in the United States raised ...



Solar panels may be coming to CityLink transit center  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — CityLink riders could soon notice a new look to the roof of the Downtown transit center.Solar panels might be installed there to provide some of the ...



Former ISU, Richwoods cheerleader 'rooting for' loved ones even in death  CIproud.com

As a cheerleader at Illinois State and Richwoods High, Taylor McClain's passion for supporting others extended well beyond the sidelines.



Veterans Day events  CIproud.com

Central Illinois is celebrating veterans all weekend with different event around the area.



Richwoods' 'warrior' Tianna Johnson playing for her brother  Peoria Journal Star

NORMAL — Tianna Johnson has a tattoo on her left forearm that gives her a daily reminder of her brother, Jacoby Cotton.He died in a motorcycle accident at the ...



City officials and Realtors battle over pension fee  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The battle between members of the Peoria City Council and area Realtors lingers on.The war of words broke out at last week's Peoria City Council ...



Members of 1962 Richwoods football team reunite with former coach Bob Baietto  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — If ever there were a textbook testimonial for the benefits of high school sports, it occurred around town Thursday. A group of Richwoods High School ...



Photos: Photos: Peoria Labor Day Parade  Peoria Journal Star

DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 34 member Frederick Young carries the American flag Monday ...



PPS considers new graduation requirements, no more class ranks  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Valedictorians, salutatorians and class rankings in general may be a thing of the past for Peoria Public Schools students, beginning with the ...



'FAFSA expert' helps area students apply for college financial aid  Peoria Journal Star

Monday, Mikalynn Waddell went from Manual Academy in Peoria during the day to Pekin Community High School at night. Tuesday, she was back in Peoria at ...



Franklin Primary students greeted by a cheering crowd on the first day  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — As a self-professed avid news watcher, Laricka Welch was surprised at the scene unfolding before her as she walked up to Franklin Primary School ...



Peoria-area students to compete in world robotics championship  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Dozens of Peoria-area high school students will participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition world championship later this month as part of four ...



Peoria area students 'all in this together' in protest against gun violence  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — For 17 minutes, 17 teenagers laid still in the cold grass with paper hearts draped across their bodies. Under a half-staff American flag at the base of ...



DACA student sees only positives from earning his cinema degree  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — There have been struggles and uncertainty the last 15 months for Giovanni Galindo, but the Southern Illinois University Carbondale senior ...



Remembering Richwoods: The 25th Anniversary of a Championship  Peoria Journal Star

'When all the stars aligned'“Three excellent playoff opponents and one Class 5A state football championship later, Richwoods High School popularized the ...



Peoria schools will start year on heat schedules  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — State lawmakers may not have figured out how to deal with school funding in the new state budget yet, but school districts can't afford to wait.Families ...



List of events for the week of Nov. 25, 2018, in central Illinois  Peoria Journal Star

Looking for entertainment in the Peoria area? Here are five things to do this week.1 SUNDAYThe ninth annual Kristkindlmarkt, a German Christmas market, ...



Social-emotional camp prepares Peoria students for high school  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Falice Moore is not the kind of girl who filters what she says.Having just graduated from eighth grade, she's worried about going to high school in ...



Davis Bros. has kept pizza recipe since 1948  Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

EAST PEORIA — Loads of toppings on a thin crust is what makes Davis Bros. Pizza delicious and unique, says owner Cheryl Scott. Davis Bros. — East Peoria's ...



Northmoor Road project resumes this week - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Work resumes Tuesday on the city's Northmoor Road construction project.The focus this week will be on tree removal, primarily between Kensington ...



Peoria Promise was 'saving grace' for West Point graduate  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Jareth Long-Garrett just graduated with a degree in mathematical science from one of the world's premiere universities debt-free. The selective U.S. ...



Richwoods helps take 'burden off' heart transplant patient  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Recovering from heart transplant surgery may be a bit easier for Shay Weldy and her children, at least financially during the holidays.Students, staff ...



Local teenager band to play the HOI Fair Friday  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Bob Hope, Huey Lewis and the News, Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge Boys — there's no shortage of big-time music acts that have populated the ...



Women to Women awards honors area leaders - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Women with expertise ranging from engineering to global health were among those honored Wednesday with the annual Women to Women ...



Some high schoolers take dual-credit college courses for free, but others must pay  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The 32 students in Mike Rhodes computer networking class at Richwoods High School aren't only learning how to make one computer system talk to ...



Meet Peoria Public Schools' new student board members  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Between the three of them, count four jobs, a science internship, a prestigious six-week music camp and enough extracurricular and outside school ...



Summer program begins for 22 Peoria students - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The latest group of area high-schoolers to take part in the Mayor's Summer Youth Program were introduced Monday at a news conference at the ...



Quest Charter Academy sues teachers for quitting early  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — While many school districts are scrambling to hire teachers, Quest Charter Academy is suing teachers who quit before the school year ends.



Richwoods overwhelms Kankakee for Super-Sectional title  Kankakee Daily Journal

COAL CITY — All season, Kankakee has been flying on cloud nine in the midst of a turnaround regular season.



NRA funding scrutinized since Parkland shooting  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A mass shooting at a Florida high school Feb. 14 has put the National Rifle Association in the crosshairs like few school shootings before have.



Northmoor Road closing will disrupt school traffic - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — If ever a road construction project was designed to wreak havoc on the daily commute, consider the Northmoor Road project at Rosemead Drive.



Nick in the AM: Bears kicker Cody Parkey becomes Chicago's new Steve Bartman  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Monday, Jan. 7.Or should Nick in the Morning say "Good mourning," for the Chicago Bears fans in our audience.For those who thought ...



Former Richwoods basketball standout Ashton Bean gets eight years for robbing elderly woman  Peoria Journal Star

PEKIN — A former Peoria Richwoods basketball star was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for robbing a 71-year-old woman in her home, but could ...



Teacher objects to sex-ed classes at Peoria schools  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A well-known teacher objected to portions of Peoria Public Schools' comprehensive sex health education curriculum and questioned whether the ...



A Q&A with Peoria High grad and NBA champ Shaun Livingston  Peoria Journal Star

Shaun Livingston. NBA champion. Eleven years after he graduated from Peoria High School and was picked fourth in the National Basketball Association draft, ...



Jehan Gordon-Booth seeks to remove cost barrier on criminal expungements  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — More than 400 people last year attended a weekend event designed to help them file paperwork to expunge low-level, nonviolent convictions from ...



Peoria Public Schools settles discrimination lawsuit for $350,000 - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Peoria Public Schools board members went from hearing an impassioned plea from a Trewyn School teacher to hire more minority teachers to ...



From South Peoria students to South Peoria educators - Special  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Profiling present-day south side educators who grew up on the south side and attended south side schools gets into the tricky terrain of school ...



PPS committee wants to rename Woodrow Wilson Primary School  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The fallout over Confederate statues has filtered down to Peoria, but here it's about a school named after the nation's 28th president.The Peoria ...



Peoria, Illinois' Richwoods High School Class of 1970 40th Reunion Dinner  PR Web

The Peoria, Illinois, Richwoods High School Class of 1970 reunion committee announces that it will host a 40th Reunion Dinner on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at ...



Hoge's 10 Bears Things: McManis Giving Fangio's Defense An Effective 'Change Up'  WGN Radio - Chicago

In this week's “10 Bears Things” we take a look at one of Chicago's most under-appreciated athletes, a special teams stud whose talents are now getting put to ...



High school graduation: Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Peoria Journal Star

This special section is for you.In here you will find listings for graduation plus commencement information for high schools in Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell and ...



Educator and coach Ron Dwyer is a Greater Peoria sports institution  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — It was the perfect gift for the man who has done everything.It was at the table during Christmas with family around him that Ron Dwyer learned from ...



District 150 approves sweeping changes - News  Peoria Journal Star

More than a dozen recommendations by School District 150 administrators sailed through Monday, including closing schools in Central and South Peoria and in ...



Northmoor Road closure  CIproud.com

Construction resumes on the Northmoor Road project will begin on Tuesday, March 20, weather permitting.



Extra: Peoria has a strong tradition of sports broadcasters and sports journalists  Peoria Journal Star

Peoria is home to a very rich and proud sports tradition. Passionate fans of Bradley University athletics, the Peoria Chiefs and Rivermen span all of central ...



Today Peoria, tomorrow the chicken-wing world for Rumberger's proprietor  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Tremayne Branch dreams big, without a doubt. Expanding his empire of chicken-wing restaurants to multiple Peoria locations is nice, but Branch ...



More candidates file for at-large seat on Peoria City Council  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The field of candidates running for an at-large seat on the Peoria City Council is getting crowded.Scott Kelsey, a construction services manager at ...



Peoria Notre Dames first marching band finds its rhythm  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When the Peoria Notre Dame varsity football team took the field last Friday night, it shared the Friday night lights with a group it had never been ...



LISTEN: Prep football standouts J.J. Guedet and Josiah Miamen  Peoria Journal Star

High school football practices officially begin in a month, but Washington's J.J. Guedet and Dunlap's Josiah Miamen sit down with preps writer Aaron Ferguson ...



Illini Legends, Lists and Lore, April 8, 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

From Kansas City to Peoria to Kuwait City ... that's been the trajectory of former Illini women's basketball player Kendra Gantt's life through her first 55 years.



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