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LHS Band excels at Organizational Contest  Orion Gazette

The Lewistown High School Music Department recently finished Second Place overall in the Illinois High School Association State Music Sweepstakes for group ...



Valley school board meets - News  Orion Gazette

The Spoon River Valley CUSD #4 Board of Education met April 8, 2019 at 6 p.m..



Orion school board candidate: Karl Kane - News  Orion Gazette

Voters in the Orion school district will choose four school board members from five candidates on Tuesday, April 2. Incumbent Karl Kane missed an Orion PTA ...



Kathleen F. Rentz  Orion Gazette

Kathleen F. Rentz, 81, of Odell, passed away at 10:47 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.Cremation rites will be ...



Revised agenda for special school board meeting - News  Orion Gazette

A revised agenda for the Wednesday special meeting of Canton Union School District #66 Board of Education slated for 5:15 p.m. has been released.



Doyle J. Fayhee  Orion Gazette

Doyle J. Fayhee passed away at Wesley Village in Macomb, April 11, 2019. He was born Sept. 23, 1918 to John & Maurine (Clanin) Fayhee in Bernadotte.



Jean Ann (Stuckey) Pittman, 65  Orion Gazette

1954-2019Jean Ann (Stuckey) Pittman, of Clay City Illinois, was born March 22nd, 1954 in Flora Illinois to Leonard Joseph and Vera Maxine (Worthy) Stuckey.



Margie J. Walker - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

Margie J. Walker Margie Joan (Hasten) Walker, 92, of LaHarpe, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center in ...



Recognizing their accomplishments  Orion Gazette

Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) (second from left) Friday morning recognized members of the Lewistown High School girls basketball team for placing third in ...



John George Coker - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

John George Coker, age 64, of Macomb, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:25 P.M. at Farmington County Manor in Farmington. He was born on August ...



Football Field - News  Orion Gazette

To Members of the Public of Jasper County Approximately a year ago I presented a petition signed by community leaders to change the name of the high school ...



James Daniel "Dan" Price - News  Orion Gazette

James Daniel "Dan" Price, 74, of Norris City, passed away at 8:37 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born ...



William F. Barton  Orion Gazette

William F. Barton, 84, of Cornell, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. ...



Dave Ramsey: Be intentional with your time  Orion Gazette

Dear Dave,As a business owner, how do you find a life balance between work and home? I have my own small business, and sometimes I feel like I'm putting in ...



Citizens come together for Cleanup Day  Orion Gazette

Galva will get a good cleaning Saturday morning. Spearheaded by the community group Galva Ready to Grow and mayor-elect Rich Volkert, residents will be ...



Leafs have a new goal  Orion Gazette

The Geneseo soccer team had a dominant second half against United Township and opened Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference play with a victory.



Kyle R. Burkitt  Orion Gazette

Kyle Robert Burkitt, 36, of Macomb, Okla. passed from this life Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Mountain Park, Okla.Kyle was born Feb. 25, 1983 in Streator to David ...



Farmington, South Fulton softball teams drop contests - News  Orion Gazette

Farmington was defeated in a non-conference contest, while South Fulton remained winless in area high school softball games played Saturday and Friday.



Surprise! No BB gun for Ralphie! - News  Orion Gazette

HOPES DASHED: A couple weeks ago, I wrote here that if Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn't conclude that President Trump colluded with the Russians to ...



Today’s Workout: Core leg extension is a total body exercise  Orion Gazette

There really isn't many things we do that our core and abdominals aren't involved.Our core is our back's biggest support system and helps balance our bodies in ...



Robin G. Metz  Orion Gazette

Robin G. Metz, 58, of Chenoa, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Her funeral will be held at 5 p.m. ...



Farmington teen holds fundraiser for leukemia  Orion Gazette

Farmington Central School's cafeteria was filled with princesses and superheroes Wednesday afternoon as high schooler Jacob Gibbs held a fundraiser for the ...



Jean Moore  Orion Gazette

Jean Moore, 92, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Farmington Country Manor.



Distance relay lineups strong for A-W  Orion Gazette

KEWANEE — The Annawan-Wethersfield boys and girls track teams stretched their legs in the distance relays during the first outdoor meet of the season.



Joyce E. Long  Orion Gazette

KEWANEE- Joyce E. Long, 87, of Kewanee, died at 12:45 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.Funeral services will ...



Michael J. Bailey  Orion Gazette

Michael J. “Mitch” Bailey, 55, of Pontiac, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.A celebration ...



Gerald M. Foes  Orion Gazette

SHEFFIELD - Gerald M. Foes, 75, of Sheffield died on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Liberty Village, Princeton. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, ...



Ruth E. Masching  Orion Gazette

Ruth E. Masching, 92, of Pontiac, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac.A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. ...



Obituary: Theodore Ted Seabloom  Geneseo Republic

Theodore 'Ted' Robert Seabloom, 81, of Lynn Center, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his residence. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Mary, ...



Bill and Lynn Stendeback have served area families for over 20-years at Stendeback Funeral Homes  Orion Gazette

Twenty years ago-April 19, 1999-we took possession of our funeral *service* business in White County, Southern IL, consisting of four locations, Carmi (which we ...



Watch Orion High School crank the level to extreme  WQAD Moline

ORION, Illinois- Week one of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally was fantastic at Rock Island High School, and we kicked it up another notch at Orion High School ...



Orion High School  Quad City Times

ORION (Illinois) High School has selected these outstanding seniors from its class of 67 students:



Iowa-bound Orion standout Lee to play prep football finale in Hawaii  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — After signing his national letter of intent Wednesday, Logan Lee took photos with friends and family, the excitement visible on his face.



Orion boys look for success to flow to basketball court  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Several members of this season's Orion boys' basketball squad know what it takes to achieve success on a greater scale.



Injury sidelines Orion football's Lee for remainder of season  Quad-Cities Online

One of the top-ranked football teams in Illinois will be without one of its top players for the rest of the season.



High School Spring Sports: Getting closer to diamond time  Orion Gazette

Canton pitcher Ellyn Petty prepares to let fly with a pitch during last year's Class 3A Regional contest against East Peoria played at the CHS Softball complex.



High School Baseball – 2019 Previews: Middle to anchor Little Giants in new campaign  Orion Gazette

Entering his second season as head coach, Mike Emery's Canton High baseball team will have a decidedly different look in 2019.



High School Softball – 2019 Previews: Veteran Lady Giant squad set for season  Orion Gazette

Ending with a 14-12 record a year ago, including a third place Mid-Illini Conference finish at 8-6, the Canton High Lady Giant softball team is set to dive into the ...



Brown settling into role as Galva’s school resource officer  Orion Gazette

Ralph Brown was ready for a new challenge, and the Galva School District was ready to take a significant step to help ensure the safety of its students.



Bill Tinsley: Digital faith  Orion Gazette

I am a digital immigrant. I was born into a world of rotary dial telephones and slide rules, cash registers that resembled slot machines, schools without air ...



Josephine A. Ely  Orion Gazette

Josephine Ann Ely, 91, of Cornell, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Evenglow Health Care, Pontiac.Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at ...



KHS starts search for new football coach - News  Orion Gazette

The Kewanee High School football team is searching for a new head coach following Monday's resignation of Tyler Nichols, who has led the Boilermakers since ...



Deborah A. Grant  Orion Gazette

Deborah A. Grant, 66, of Pontiac, died at 8:02 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Cremation rites will be accorded ...



Small town, big heart: In Orion, football is everything  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — It is kind of like the old television show, “Cheers,” in the quaint city of Orion. When a Charger football player walks into the gas station for a.



Today’s Workout: Leg pulse targets your glutes  Orion Gazette

Do you ever feel like squats and lunges aren't targeting that one, little, hard to reach spot? Maybe your knees are bothering you or just maybe you zone specific ...



Orion High School first-semester honor roll | Education  Quad-Cities Online

ORION -- Officials at Orion High School announced the honor roll for the first semester of the 2017-18 school year.



Zumbahlen Expands Horizons through OCC Music Program  Orion Gazette

Olney Central College music student Sydney Zumbahlen is elated to be expanding her musical horizons at OCC. Zumbahlen is a college freshman from Newton ...



Shayne Looper: We must not think God is our servant  Orion Gazette

I first learned about P.G. Wodehouse's “Jeeves” from reading the remarkable English novelist Charles Williams. A character in his most accessible work, the ...



Government – US – should 'let the sunshine in' - News  Orion Gazette

On March 18 the national “Sunshine Week” ends, an annual event when public servants and journalists, the First Amendment and everyday Americans all are ...



Francis O. Forrester - News  Orion Gazette

April 30, 1935 – April 16, 2019 Francis O. Forrester, 83, of Beecher City, Illinois, passed away at 12:20 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home. Funeral ...



Former Dist. 429 superintendent found dead - News  Orion Gazette

A former Pontiac Grade School District 429 superintendent has died, according to reports from South Carolina and two radio stations in northern Illinois.



Lady Bulldogs off to a cold start  Orion Gazette

BY ROBERT BESKOW Times Sports Editor FAIRFIELD — The CWC Lady Bulldogs struggled defensively in cold and windy conditions and dropped two games ...



Shayne Looper: The other problem of pain  Orion Gazette

C. S. Lewis's book, “The Problem of Pain,” was published in 1940. In it, Lewis responds to an argument against the existence of God that goes something like ...



John A. “Johnny” Johnson - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

John A. “Johnny” Johnson, 73, of Macomb, passed away at CountryView Care Center of Macomb at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Funeral services ...



Henry County weekly newspapers merging - News  Orion Gazette

Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo and Orion papers will merge into one weekly publication — the Henry County Republic.



WIU men shock South Dakota State  Orion Gazette

Twice before, the Western Illinois men's basketball program had been in this position. At the Summit League Tournament as an eight seed with the top seed on ...



OBITUARY - EDWIN A. NESBITT  Orion Gazette

Edwin A. Nesbitt, 91, of Aledo, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living Aledo. Services are ...



Orion High School honors 2017 graduates  Quad-Cities Online

ORION -- The class of 2017 graduated from Orion High School in a ceremony that took place Sunday afternoon, May 21, at the school.



Mindi J. Terrell  Orion Gazette

Melinda J. “Mindi” Terrell, 51, of Pontiac, passed away at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Her funeral will be as ...



Class of 2018 graduates in Orion  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Members of the Class of 2018 graduated in a ceremony that took place Sunday, May 20, at the school.



'Fire in my eyes': Orion educators test shooter suppressant system  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — It wasn't fun. Three school officials on Monday subjected themselves to a dousing of an eye irritant the Orion school board is considering as a new ...



Daytona 500: Ford’s hopes rest in new Mustang  Orion Gazette

Ford held its head high and beat its chest after the 2018 season and with good reason.Its venerable Fusion — driver Clint Bowyer referred to it as a “rental car” ...



Hall of Fame inductee: Tyler Clark, wrestling state champion  Orion Gazette

The OHS wrestling program has had a number of great wrestlers, and Tyler Clark is in the argument for being the best ever. Starting his freshman year in ...



Daytona 500: After winless season, Kyle Larson focusing on capitalizing in 2019  Orion Gazette

In hindsight, Kyle Larson admits he probably shouldn't have volunteered for the 8 a.m. shift for Wednesday's Media Day.In his defense, he also didn't know he'd ...



Olney FFA Takes Part in FFA Church  Orion Gazette

On Sunday, February 17th, members from the Olney FFA Chapter attended church services at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Olney. Members served as ...



Photos: Pie in the Face: Teachers at C.R. Hanna  Orion Gazette

As a reward for good behavior, students at C.R. Hanna Elementary School were invited on March 16 to put a pie plate full of whipped cream in the face of ...



Richland County 4-H Week  Orion Gazette

Richland County 4-H is celebrating 4-H week during the week of March 4th – March 10th. A while back Richland County started celebrating 4-H week differently ...



OBITUARY - KENNETH ISAACSON  Orion Gazette

Kenneth Isaacson, 86, of Sherrard, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home. Services will be private. Burial will be in Preemption Cemetery, Preemption, Ill., ...



Alleman rallies past Sherrard in 2A volleyball regional  Quad-Cities Online

ALLEMAN 22-25-25,. SHERRARD 25-13-19. ORION — The Alleman volleyball team that came in feeling really good about itself after Western Big 6 Conference ...



Movie review: ‘Hummingbird Project’ doesn’t quite fly a straight line  Orion Gazette

There won't be a lot of surprises for fans of Jesse Eisenberg in his newest film. By now, they - we, as I'm a fan - pretty much know what they're going to get.



Fleur de Lolly: Try making homemade pasta (and sauce)  Orion Gazette

If you've never made homemade pasta noodles, give it a try. There's no reason to be intimated by flour and eggs. A food processor and the attachments on a ...



Rockets' Krueger 3-for-3 for Mitton Invite titles  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Rockridge's Dallas Krueger has set himself up to take a shot at area prep wrestling history this time next year.



Boys Basketball: Monmouth-Roseville finds second half spark  Galesburg Register-Mail

ORION—Trailing Ridgewood by nine points at the half of Tuesday's Orion 10 and 32 Tip Off Classic pool play contest the Monmouth-Roseville boys basketball ...



Ohio gets OK from Trump administration to mandate work for able-bodied Medicaid recipients  Orion Gazette

Federal regulators have approved Ohio's request to require thousands of Medicaid recipients to work, attend classes or training for a job to qualify for benefits.



DePorter earns Jan. 16 role in 'Chicago Med'  Quad-Cities Online

Maddie DePorter was a big fish in a small pond at Orion High School. Since her 2015 college graduation, her acting career in Chicago has gone swimmingly ...



Area students honored as Illinois State Scholars | Education  Quad-Cities Online

CHICAGO — Several area students have been named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.



Family Dollar closing 390 stores; some remaining locations to sell alcohol  Orion Gazette

Family Dollar is the latest struggling retailer to announce plans to shutter stores.The discount chain, which has been owned by Dollar Tree since 2015, said this ...



Osborn's fourth-quarter surge lifts Fulton to semifinal win  Clinton Herald

ORION — Jamison Osborn pointed to a short term memory as a leading factor behind a late scoring surge Wednesday night.



Photos: Main Street Orion's Eat in the Street  Orion Gazette

Main Street Orion hosted Eat in the Street on Sept. 23 on Fourth Street between 10th and 11th avenues. Jennifer Lees named Jerry Meyer as Citizen of the Year.



Pot vaping: Savvy teens hacking devices to inhale cannabis  Orion Gazette

By now, many parents know kids are vaping sweet-smelling tobacco — often using devices that look deceptively like pens or flash drives. And most parents are ...



Area Pacesetter: Schulenberg making his mark for unbeaten Chargers  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — When he was younger, Dawson Schulenberg got to watch his older brother Colton rewrite the record book as the star quarterback for the Orion ...



Lady Leafs are ready for their time  Geneseo Republic

It seems like graduation always chips away at the core of a high school softball team. However, Geneseo Coach Pat Mitchell sees it as an opportunity for new ...



Orion High School class graduates  Quad-Cities Online

ORION -- Orion High School's Class of 2015 graduated in a commencement ceremony that took place Sunday afternoon at the school.



Building the future: Deere works to attract a new generation of manufacturing workers  Quad City Times

Aspiring engineer Sabrina Starkweather, 16, got a closer, and virtual, look at what it takes to enter the manufacturing industry Wednesday afternoon.



Stevie Nicks Gets 3CD, 6LP Retrospective, Stand Back 1981-2017  Orion Gazette

Stevie Nicks is as familiar a name in Rock and Roll as you're likely to get. With her famous stint in Fleetwood Mac with such classics as "Rhiannon", "Gold Dust ...



Class 2A football playoffs: Orion vs. Clifton Central  Quad-Cities Online

Photos from Orion's dramatic second round playoff victory over Clifton Central Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Orion. The Chargers defeated the Comets 24-21 on a ...



Movie review: Joanna Kulig brings the heat in ‘Cold War’  Orion Gazette

Lady Gaga and Olivia Colman are drawing the Oscar buzz, but truth be told, the year's best performance resides with the incomparable Joanna Kulig, the ...



Orion spikers rally to win Charger Challenge  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — After having a 12-match winning streak snapped in Saturday's pool-play round of its own Charger Challenge, the Orion volleyball team was ...



DISPATCH-ARGUS-QCONLINE: Prep Wrestling honor roll  Quad-Cities Online

37: Charlie Farmer, Moline. 34: Camden Whitenack, Mercer County. 32: Kole Brower, Moline; Andrew Burkeybile, Moline; Victor Guzman, Rock Island; Jayden ...



Chamber director loses fight with cancer  Orion Gazette

A light at the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce has gone out with the passing of its executive director, Mindi Terrell. Terrell, 51, died Tuesday morning after a ...



City council reviews city budget for FY 2020  Orion Gazette

Much of Monday's Pontiac City Council meeting focused on budgeting and meeting obligations as the council prepares to pass its 2019-20 budget. Following ...



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 20  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 37th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 on ...



'I'm still in the right business,' says WRMJ's Jim Taylor  Quad-Cities Online

His deep, rich and recognizable voice bellowed what is arguably the oldest cliche in the book.



Geneseo farmer competing at national meet in New Orleans  Quad-Cities Online

GENESEO — Megan Dwyer knows a lot about farming, as her 6-year-old son, Nathan, will tell you.



Orion grads paint tribute to classmates killed in crash  WQAD.com

A group of Orion High School graduates have painted a special tribute to two of their classmates, killed over the weekend by an alleged drunk driver.



Game on: Esports, virtual reality gaming center coming to Davenport this summer  Quad City Times

A building that once housed parts for antique tractors will now contain virtually everything. The previous location of Davenport Tractor Company, 320 E. 2nd St., ...



Meet the Swarm: 2019  247Sports

Iowa's 2019 recruiting class have all signed and are ready to report to campus in the summer. The Hawkeyes finished off the 2019 class with 22 players.



Andover Children's Home founded 150 years ago - News  Orion Gazette

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, the agency that evolved from the Andover Children's Home, celebrated its 150th anniversary by participating in the 10:30 am ...



Enjoy 'A Midwinter Night’s Dream': Junior Board's Mardi Gras Charity Ball is March 2  Quad-Cities Online

BETTENDORF — The Junior Board of Rock Island is gearing up for its 80th annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball, which is slated for Saturday, March 2, at the ...



2018 Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline Metro Volleyball All-Stars  Quad-Cities Online

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Moline's Bella Mitchell is the 2018 Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline Metro Volleyball Player of the Year. TODD MIZENER ...



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