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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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Photos: David Zalaznik: Favorite Photos of 2018  Peoria Journal Star

DAVID ZALAZNIK/Journal Star Smoke begins to envelope a Eureka Fire Dept. firefighter Friday as he pours water on a fire at Uftring Chevrolet auto dealership ...



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].



Photos: Matt Dayhoff: Favorite Photos of 2018  Peoria Journal Star

MATT DAYHOFF/JOURNAL STAR The Morton Potters celebrate their 4-1 victory over St. Ignatius for the Class 3A state baseball championship on Saturday, ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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

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



Richwoods High School teacher resigns after sex arrest  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — A Peoria Public Schools teacher and instructor at a high-profile district program has submitted his resignation to the district, and the board will vote ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Over two hundred Richwoods High School students with excused absences  CIproud.com

On Monday, over two hundred Peoria Richwoods High School students were called in with excused absences.



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 ...



10 things to watch during the 2018 high school football season  Peoria Journal Star

1. Commitments coming but first footballTwo of the Journal Star area's high-profile football recruits — Dunlap's Josiah Miamen and Farmington's Jarod DePriest ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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,” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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.



Peoria Post 2 hosts American Legion division playoffs  Peoria Journal Star

Postseason play in Senior American Legion baseball opens this week with Peoria Post 2 hosting the southern bracket of the Third Division Tournament.



Richwoods senior earns perfect score on the ACT  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Jennings Rule, a senior at Richwoods High School, is one of thousands of Illinois public high school students who took the SAT last spring, the first ...



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” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria Stadium electronic signs clear first municipal hurdle  Peoria Journal Star

The new electronic signs intended to be erected at the Peoria Stadium entrance are pretty basic. The process of erecting those signs? It's complicated.



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 ...



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.



Man, oh McManis! Peoria native helps Bears secure 16-14 win over Arizona  Peoria Journal Star

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Another opportunistic day by the Chicago defense has the Bears at 2-1 and alone in first place in the NFC North for the first time since late ...



PPS agenda includes renaming of Woodrow Wilson school  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Other items on the agenda for Peoria Public Schools board meeting Monday include renaming Woodrow Wilson Primary School; a transfer of money ...



Veterans Day events  CIproud.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



2018 Journal Star girls swimming and diving preview: Ten athletes to watch  Peoria Journal Star

Ashton Amerman, Notre Dame, Sr. — State qualifier in both 200 free and 500 free last season.Emmie Brockhouse, Metamora Co-op, Sr. — State qualifier in 200 ...



Recognizing a basketball dynasty at Richwoods High School  Peoria Journal Star

About the only thing missing from the dynasty that was Richwoods boys basketball in the mid-1970s is a case full of state-tournament trophies. Over a ...



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 ...



Richwoods baseball team dedicates "Ty Franklin Field"  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Academic contest in Peoria for Indian-American students builds winners  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — It's a Sunday afternoon in a Hindu center above the Batteries Plus store along University Street.In one small, bare room, first- through third-grade ...



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 ...



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 ...



Career, technical education students will put their skills to the test  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — If March is madness for high school and college basketball teams, April is tournament time for students in the state's career and technical education ...



Legion Baseball: Division tourney starts Wednesday  Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — The 2018 Illinois American Legion Third Division Tournament opens on Wednesday and the new format features split brackets in Moline and ...



Northmoor Road closure  CIproud.com

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



Students wear hijabs in show of soladarity with Muslim classmates  CIproud.com

PEORIA, Il Students at a Peoria public school use a simple gesture to make a loud statement. As controversy surrounds the nation's acceptance of Muslims, they ...



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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Peoria area gearing up for road construction  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The crumbling Allen-Willow Knolls intersection has gotten plenty of attention this year, but it's time to share the spotlight: Road construction season ...



Peoria Public Schools settles discrimination lawsuit for $350,000  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 ...



Campaign notebook: Rauner signs dual-credit bill into law  Quad-Cities Online

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed Senate Bill 2527, a bill that will expand academic dual-credit in high schools, making it easier for high school students to ...



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 ...



Four high schools among state's best  Peoria Journal Star

Four area high schools have been named among the best high schools in Illinois in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the best public high schools ...



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.



Longtime girls coach John Gross entering Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame  Peoria Journal Star

John Gross has achieved success as a coach, mentor and president.In 34 seasons the longtime basketball coach has won 770 games in stops at Limestone, ...



Blizzard of November 2018  CIproud.com

An early season blizzard brought quite the range in snowfall totals in addition to crippling maximum wind gusts...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



For director Michael Goldfine, theres no place like Peoria  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The new movie from Fullscreen Films, titled “The Outfield,” is set in a high school called Peoria High. But “The Outfield” director Michael Goldfine, ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria native/columnist Rick Telander might be leaving Sun-Times  Peoria Journal Star

Rick Telander still is a senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, at least for the rest of this month. After that, his job situation might change. The Peoria ...



Today Peoria, tomorrow the chicken-wing world for Rumbergers 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 ...



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 ...



Kickoff 2015: Your guide to the central Illinois high school football season  Peoria Journal Star

Links to all the stories and photos in our annual high school football preview. Home Turf: High school groundskeepers are a cut above Peoria High's Jason ...



Nine candidates seeking two District 150 school board seats  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Peoria School District 150′s 3rd District races are as much a referendum on Superintendent Grenita Lathan as they are elections for school board ...



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