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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!

Richwoods High School News From Around The Web

Richwoods High School graduates  Peoria Journal Star

Commencement: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Bradley University's Renaissance ColiseumSize of class: 319Valedictorians: Sophia Johnston, Lawrence Lin and ...



Run, Walk or Trot 2 Stop Blood Clots  CIproud.com

Run, Walk or Trot 2 Stop Blood Clots When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9am. Registration begins at 8:30am. Where: Richwoods High School, 6301 N.



County sales tax keeping it cool in Peoria Public Schools  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When school starts Wednesday, returning students will quickly know that change has come to Manual, the Peoria public school at 811 S. Griswold ...



‘We don’t understand’: Hail of bullets leaves Peoria woman paralyzed, searching for answers  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Why did someone unleash a hail of gunfire at her car, striking the 19-year-old woman in the back and paralyzing her from the torso down?That's just ...



Dunlap, Morton, Richwoods high schools among top in the nation  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Three high schools in the Tri-County Area have been ranked among the best in the state and the nation in a new, comprehensive ranking of most ...



$40,000 worth of material is stolen from a shipping box at Richwoods High School  CIproud.com

PEORIA, Il- A shipping container from Commercial Mechanical Inc. got broken into Thursday night. Around $40000 worth of copper pipes and fitting were ...



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, ...



Richwoods High School  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 HS Football Player Sustains Head Injury  Peoria Public Radio

Peoria District 150 is asking the community to hold the sophomore Richwoods High School football player injured Monday in thoughts and prayers.



$40,000 in copper pipes stolen from job site - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — About 40000 worth of copper pipes and fittings was taken from a container at Richwoods High School, a Peoria police report said. According to the ...



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.



Washington Gifted School next up for air conditioning  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Washington Gifted School is the next Peoria Public Schools building to receive air conditioning thanks in part to people who buy stuff in Peoria ...



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

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



Report: 30 percent of 2015 Richwoods High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  Peoria Standard

In a year when 88 percent of Richwoods High School seniors graduated on time, 30 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...



Peoria Public Schools board welcomes new member Chase Klaus  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Chase Klaus was sworn in early Monday afternoon as the newest member of the Peoria Public Schools board during a special board meeting inside ...



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.



Luciano: Mom and friends attend Peoria High graduation to remember slain Tommie Forest  Peoria Journal Star

Saturday morning was meant to be a picture-book memory for Tommie Forest and his mother.He should have graduated with the rest of his classmates at Peoria ...



Peorian receives Fulbright funding  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A Peoria woman will use her Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Poland later this year.Andrea Baumgartel, 22, a recent graduate of Grinnell ...



Principals move within Peoria Public Schools  Peoria Journal Star

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



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 students learn Arabic in pilot program  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 ...



Peoria Notre Dame coach passes away days after cardiac arrest, community honors him  CIproud.com

PEORIA, Ill. -- A coach for football and track at Peoria Notre Dame has died days after going into cardiac arrest.



Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival encourages future musicians  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Not many high school students can say they were the opening act for big names in the jazz music world.Students from Limestone Community High ...



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 ...



Richwoods High School Dance & Cheer Pancake Fundraiser  CIproud.com

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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.



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: Tiger Woods Peoria connection among those who never lost faith  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Tuesday, April 16.It's the day after tax day, which might be painful for some of you. But Tiger Woods probably will be happy to report a ...



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 ...



Nick in the AM: Scottie Pippen claims ex-Peorians 5-year-old vandalized mansion  Peoria Journal Star

A former NBA superstar's lawsuit against a Peoria native and her husband took a more youthful turn last month.Scottie Pippen claims the 5-year-old daughter of ...



Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visits Greater Peoria Sanitary District  CIproud.com

President Trump signed into law a bill created by local Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) Peoria in January.



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 ...



Peoria hockey stalwarts Joe and Ric Olson die hours apart: We are devastated  Peoria Journal Star

The Olson family is local hockey royalty, their family tree planted firmly among the roots of hockey in central Illinois.The Peoria and Bloomington hockey ...



Teens increase businesses online presence with AppsCo  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.



Camryn Taylors 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.



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 ...



Pastors to share their stories with ELITE students  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Last year, Carl Cannon told hundreds of people about a time he was at a military prison and saw a man kill himself.Cannon, the man behind the ...



Richwoods baseball team dedicates "Ty Franklin Field" - Sports  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The baseball field at Richwoods that opened with the school is now named for its first and longest-tenured coach. Ty Franklin Field was dedicated at ...



Future graduates meet class of 2017 in PPS graduation walks  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Friday could have started better at Northmoor Primary School.The lunch-time picnic for students who met reading goals had to be moved from the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



ICC student awarded Lorraine Weiss Memorial Fund Scholarship  East Peoria Times-Courier

An Illinois Central College student is getting a little help from the Lincoln Branch of the Peoria Public Library. Migdalia Osegueda, a student page at the branch, ...



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 ...



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 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.



Cleve In The Eve: Kendrick Foster enjoys high degree of success -- and its 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Your guide to area Veterans Day activities  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Nick in the AM: Golf Channel features Richwoods graduates battle vs. Parkinsons  Peoria Journal Star

In the early 1970s, Gary Smith was known as "Mr. Everything" at Richwoods High School in Peoria, according to an old yearbook.These days, the former ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bloomington cheerleaders take their talents to Florida  CIproud.com

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Bloomington cheerleaders with the Lions Cheer Company traveled to Orlando, Florida Friday for the D2 Summit Allstar Cheer Competition.



Ten years later, a changing Peoria Promise  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” ...



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 ...



Richwoods girls advance to Class 3A state title game with 38-34 win over Glenbard South  Peoria Journal Star

NORMAL — Nia Williams came up with the plays of the game when Richwoods needed them most Friday at the Class 3A girls basketball state finals.



Illini Legends Lists and Lore: Feb. 3, 2019 | Illini Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The 1975-76 Illinois Coaches Basketball Association All-State Team was an amazing collection of future collegiate stars. Lawrenceville's Jay Shidler (who would ...



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 ...



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 ...



Davis Bros. has kept pizza recipe since 1948 - News  Galesburg Register-Mail

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 ...



Former Richwoods standout sentenced to prison  Peoria Journal Star

Biannca Ward's number used to be on the back of her basketball jersey. Now, it'll be around her neck when she gets her mug shot taken. The former Richwoods ...



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 ...



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, ...



Scarf-wearing Richwoods students show solidarity on World Hijab Day  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Several teachers and students had already donned the distinctive head covering and hurried to class early Wednesday before Ariej Mohamed ...



Growing Coalition Fights to Save Public Schools in Peoria  The Community Word

Going door-to-door on the campaign trail, the first question people ask Ryan Spain is “What are you going to do about the schools?” Spain, a 7-year, at-large city ...



From South Peoria students to South Peoria educators  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 ...



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 ...



New dual-credit course law helps teens lower college costs  The State Journal-Register

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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Nick in the AM: Bears kicker Cody Parkey becomes Chicagos 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 ...



UIS Perspectives: A pathway to opportunity for this year’s graduates  The State Journal-Register

Today's UIS Perspectives column appears with finals week fast approaching, students completing end-of-semester assignments and, by last count, 1273 ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria wants to raise tobacco-buying age to 21  Peoria Journal Star

Before Malachi Hall turns 18, it's likely the legal tobacco-purchasing age in Peoria will increase to 21. That appears to be fine with him."I see a lot of adults ...



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 ...



Northmoor Road project resumes this week  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 ...



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 ...



Women to Women awards honors area leaders  Peoria Journal Star

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Nick in the AM: New apartments planned for Charter Oak area of Peoria  Peoria Journal Star

The area near Charter Oak Primary School in Northwest Peoria was developed in the 1970s but hasn't seen much residential construction recently.That is about ...



Restaurant Owners React to Caterpillar's Move  CIproud.com

The departure of Caterpillar's global headquarters along with about 100 employees is leaving some local business owners in shock.



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. ...



Doctoral graduates: June 11, 2016 - News  Peoria Journal Star

Sajjan Gayam, Doctor of Medicine PEORIA — Sajjan Gayam of Peoria received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.



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 ...



Northmoor Road closure  CIproud.com

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



Harrison teacher is states Outstanding Early Career Educator  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Teresa Brown is not the teacher she was last year when she was nominated for the Illinois State Board of Education's Outstanding Early Career ...



After sons sudden death, Peoria family tries to raise awareness of blood clot condition  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — In one of those sweet coincidences of life, an old football coach suggested the nickname “Two” even before Deveraux Hubbard II was born.



Time line of Aaron Schocks political career  Peoria Journal Star

Aaron Schock was on a meteoric rise in public life since as a teen he won a write-in campaign for local school board, then the Illinois State House and finally ...



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