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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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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 ...



Richwoods principal honored by statewide journalism group - News  Peoria Journal Star

Richwoods High School principal Brett Elliott has been named Administrator of the Year by the Illinois Journalism Education Association. The group represents ...



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 ...



$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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



$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 ...



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  Peoria Journal Star

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



D² program will allow Peoria students to earn diploma, degree at the same time  week.com

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- Peoria Public Schools will soon offer a new program to allow high school seniors to graduate with a two-year college degree already.



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 ...



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

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



PPS high school construction class builds Little Free Libraries for primary readers  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — In a convergence of good ideas, Peoria Public Schools is promoting its Read Peoria reading initiative with 14 Little Free Libraries designed, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Photos  Peoria Journal Star

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College graduates for Feb. 10, 2019 - News  Peoria Journal Star

Former Peorian receives doctoratePEORIA — Elizabeth Voorhees, formerly of Peoria, received a doctor of philosophy in human capital development from the ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Grads say it loud, they're ELITE and proud  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey said she came from small town roots and was the first in her family to go to college.But the president of Illinois Central College ...



Richwoods honors former coach Wayne Hammerton  Peoria Journal Star

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



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 ...



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.



Richwoods High School graduate Raja Krishnamoorthi elected to Congress  Peoria Journal Star

Though he won't represent any part of central Illinois, a Richwoods High School graduate is headed to Congress.Raja Krishnamoorthi handily won the 8th ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Peoria homicide victim to receive full military honors at funeral  week.com

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



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 ...



High school coaches work to make football safer amid growing concerns over CTE  CIproud.com

The number of high school football players in Illinois is on the decline.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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: 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 ...



Davis Bros. has kept pizza recipe since 1948 - News  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 ...



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 ...



Veterans Day events  CIproud.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Four high schools among state's best - News  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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Northmoor Road to close Monday at Expo Gardens entrance  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Northmoor Road will be closed at Rosemead Drive/the Exposition Gardens entrance starting Monday, and probably into December.The entrance is ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



District 150 expanding International Baccalaureate program in grade schools  Peoria Journal Star

While students throughout Peoria are in the midst of applying for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program located at Richwoods High School, several ...



Northmoor Road closure  CIproud.com

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



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 ...



Weaver looks ahead to new legislative session | Govt-and-politics  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 ...



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 ...



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