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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.



Ricky J. Zapisek  Orion Gazette

KEWANEE — Ricky J. Zapisek, 60, of Kewanee, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ricky was born September ...



Learning a new way to communicate  Orion Gazette

What are the three most used languages in the world today?



A glance back at 2018  Orion Gazette

2018 was a musical year in Galva; here are the top headlines from last year.



Dr. Reverend Kenneth Arthur Mortonson  Orion Gazette

Dr. Reverend Kenneth Arthur Mortonson, 91, was born into eternal life on December 16, 2018. He was born December 15, 1927, in Evanston, IL, the son of the ...



Drengwitz reflects on 88th edition of PHT  Orion Gazette

Even after all his years as Director of the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, Jim Drengwitz still gets a little bit starstruck when big-name coaches show up to scout ...



Susan E. McFail  Orion Gazette

KEWANEE — Susan E. McFail, 76, of Kewanee, died Friday, January 4, 2019 at Kewanee Care. Susan was born August 4, 1942 in Rock Falls, IL, the daughter ...



Jurgensen named Abbadusky student  Orion Gazette

Zachary Jurgensen, son of Brian and Toni Jurgensen of Maquon, received the Amos Abbadusky Outstanding Student Award for December at Spoon River ...



Shirley Marie “Sammy” Graves Jackson  Orion Gazette

Shirley Marie “Sammy” Graves Jackson, 78, of Lewistown passed away at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Shirley Marie ...



John E. Erickson  Orion Gazette

John E. Erickson, 66, of Pontiac, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at his home.His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor ...



Bruce Phelps - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

Bruce Phelps, 69, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 AM Monday, December 31, 2018 at his residence.He was born April 13, 1949, in Macomb, Illinois ...



Rosemary Bearce  Orion Gazette

Rosemary Bearce, 93, of Washington, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in her home.The family is honoring Rosemary's request that there be ...



Spoon River Valley CUSD 4 board meets - News  Orion Gazette

The Spoon River Valley CUSD 4 Board of Education met Dec. 10 at Spoon River Valley High School.



Both 'ice run' winners from Kewanee - News  Orion Gazette

Two former high school track and cross country runners from Kewanee were the overall male and female winners in the 37th annual Run Your Ice Off 5K ...



GHS grads marching toward Outback Bowl  Orion Gazette

Five Geneseo graduates are marching their way toward Tampa, Fla.



Thomas Richard Sullivan  Orion Gazette

Thomas Richard Sullivan, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, from natural causes. Tom was born at home in Canton May 31, 1932, to Thomas Edwin ...



Sharlene K. Mason  Orion Gazette

Survivors include her devoted parents, Allan and Rita Mason of Sandoval; her treasured son, Nicholas Mason of Sandoval; loving sisters, Sue Brown and ...



Macomb Community Theatre celebrates 60 years - News  Orion Gazette

MACOMB — Macomb Community Theatre is looking forward to celebrating 60 years of community theater in the Macomb area this coming year, with four shows ...



OBITUARY - RICHARD ALLEN RITTENHOUSE  Orion Gazette

Richard A. Rittenhouse, 82, of Aledo, IL died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 9, 2019 ...



OBITUARY - MICHAEL J. TRIPP  Orion Gazette

Michael J. Tripp, 76 of Joy, IL died Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Genesis East in Davenport, Iowa. Cremation has been accorded and there are no services.



Dwight E. “Pete” Reiff  Orion Gazette

KEWANEE – Dwight E. “Pete” Reiff, 82, of Kewanee, died at 8:28 a.m., Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his home.Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., ...



Bane new president-elect for NAAE  Orion Gazette

Pontiac Township High School ag educator Parker Bane was recently named president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators during its ...



Loretta Kay Hemrich, 69  Orion Gazette

1949-2018Loretta Kay Hemrich, age 69, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 12:32 PM - Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, ...



Online classes offer flexibility at SRC - News  Orion Gazette

Spoon River College offered its first online course 20 years ago. Now students can earn an associate degree entirely online, and both technical and transfer ...



William H. Fraher - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

William H. “Bill” Fraher, 61, of Pontiac, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.Cremation rites were accorded and inurnment will take place at a later date at St.



Susan Sparks: Sun Mo manger  Orion Gazette

There's no room here or at the Holiday Inn, the Days Inn, or the C'mon Inn,” the desk clerk said, shaking his head. “The Shriners have a gathering downtown; the ...



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 ...



Pool demo, protest tops 2018 stories  Orion Gazette

By The Daily Leader StaffA new year will begin after this weekend, when “Auld Lang Syne” will be sung around the world Monday night and on into New Year's ...



It’s a Wrap: Best movies of 2018  Orion Gazette

Movies matter. They can turn your world upside down. They can inspire, motivate and on the flipside, anger. I go the movies to laugh, to cry, to get swept away by ...



A closer look at Iowa's 2019 recruiting class  247Sports

One of the most exciting days for fans, coaches, and a day where players dreams come true. The recruiting class of 2019 can officially sign their letter of intent to ...



Orion High School  Quad City Times

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



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.



Class 2A Orion Volleyball Regional  Quad-Cities Online

Alleman's Mackenzie Kerker (8), center, reacts after the Pioneers scored against Sherrard during the Class 2A Orion Volleyball Regional Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, ...



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.



'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 ...



Area Pacesetter: Orion's Lee continues to make his presence felt  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — To say that Orion senior end Logan Lee made his presence felt last Friday night in Princeton would be a bit of an understatement.



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.



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.



OBITUARY - GLENDA K. MCDONALD  Orion Gazette

Glenda K. (Terrill) McDonald, 67, of Muscatine, Iowa formerly of New Boston, Illinois died Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, ...



Orion may join IHSA esports effort  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Orion High School is among more than two dozen Illinois schools planning esports teams through the Illinois High School Association.



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 ...



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.



Orion gearing up for Fall Festival, Eat in the Street and more  Galesburg Register-Mail

ORION — Main Street Orion is asking village residents to plant zinnias again, as the effort to make Orion the Zinnia Capital of the World enters its second ...



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 ...



Thrice as nice: Texas high-schooler aces PSAT, SAT and ACT  Orion Gazette

Westwood High School senior Pooja Enagala always has been an achiever.Her kindergarten teacher at Laurel Mountain Elementary in Austin suggested Pooja ...



Viral video shows rat crawling in high school vending machine  Orion Gazette

A Delray Beach, Fla., high school no longer has vending machines, and has a small gray rodent to thank for that.A junior at Atlantic High School captured video ...



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.



Prep Soccer: Rock Island at Orion-Sherrard United  Quad-Cities Online

Orion-Sherrard United beats Rock Island, 2-0, Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Orion High School.



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 ...



Woodland overwhelms Low Point-Washburn in TCC  Orion Gazette

Woodland managed just nine points in the second half, but by that time it didn't matter because the Warriors exploded for 24 in the first period en route to a 46-19 ...



Signs in abundance for Week 1 of The Score Pre-Game Pep Rally  WQAD.com

August 18, the Good Morning Quad Cities crew announced Orion High School as our first pep rally of the season, and boy did they show up Friday, August 25!



Bill Tinsley: 50 Years  Orion Gazette

Next week my wife and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary. How did this happen? Where did the years go? I always thought people who reached their 50th ...



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 ...



Dr. Elaine Heffner: Mothers matter  Orion Gazette

Mothers matter whether they are stay-at-home mothers or working outside the home mothers. Yet, an ongoing controversy flares up periodically about who is ...



Whole Foods is officially breaking up with Instacart  Orion Gazette

When Instacart began delivering Whole Foods Market groceries in 2014, it was the first national partner the startup had landed. Instacart founder and CEO ...



SRC holds poster sessions  Orion Gazette

Research poster sessions were held at Spoon River College in both Canton and Macomb, with a total of 124 posters on display representing classes in anatomy ...



Lost in Suburbia: The wheels on the car go round and round  Orion Gazette

It sounded like a pop, followed by the sound of whooshing air, and then a flap-flapping noise. I knew immediately what it was.“What's that Mom,” asked my ...



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 ...



LIVE STREAM: 41st president George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas  Orion Gazette

A funeral *service* will be held for former president George H.W. Bush this morning in Houston, then he will be laid to rest in College Station, Texas this afternoon.



Podcasts to Listen To: Are We There Yet? and the best space podcasts to listen to  Orion Gazette

The topic of space exploration has been in the news recently with NASA landing the InSight lander on Mars to study the deep interior of the Red Planet, and ...



This guy dressed up as Buddy the Elf and challenged strangers to pillow fights  Orion Gazette

If you see a guy in an elf costume roaming the streets of Boston, he didn't escape from the North Pole. He's Brendan Edwards, and he wants to have a pillow ...



Police: Sonic employees arrested after ecstasy pill found in boy’s meal  Orion Gazette

Police arrested three employees at a Sonic Drive-In in Taylor, Texas, after an 11-year-old girl found an ecstasy pill Thursday in a meal for her 4-year-old brother, ...



Survey: Some people think it’s time for a female or gender-neutral Santa  Orion Gazette

Should Santa Claus have an iPhone? What about a hoverboard? Is it time for Jolly Old St. Nick to “rebrand” himself?Some people say yes, according to a 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.



‘Breastaurant’ chain Bikini’s shuttering last remaining location, rolling out new concept  Orion Gazette

The Bikini's Sports Bar and Grill chain is winding down operations, with plans to shutter its sole remaining location this month.That location, at 214 E. Sixth St. in ...



Watch the newly released trailer for Avengers: Endgame  Orion Gazette

The final installment of the “Avengers” franchise is coming.Marvel released the trailer for for “Avengers: Endgame” Thursday, providing a sneak peek of the way ...



Movie review: Natalie Portman steals the show and makes viewers wince in the rock world of ‘Vox Lux’  Orion Gazette

The excesses of rock 'n' roll can get you into trouble. Look at what's happened to various real people and made-up characters just this year on the big screen.



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.



'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.



Networx: Use the Pantone Color of the Year in your home decor  Orion Gazette

Announcing the new Pantone Color of the year. The chosen color for 2019 is … Living Coral. Take a look at what this cutting-edge hue is all about and how you ...



When it’s rainy and cold outside, these soup recipes will keep you warm inside  Orion Gazette

It's always nice to have a stash of soup in the fridge.Canned soups from the store are convenient to have around for last-minute lunches, but it's a good cooking ...



Info integrity: Check your medical records for dangerous errors  Orion Gazette

When Liz Tidyman's elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with ...



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 ...



Baker’s GRAMMY Nominee Leads to Carnegie Hall Opportunity for OCC Bands  Orion Gazette

Olney Central College Director of Bands Wade Baker is a quarter finalist for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. The award is given by the Recording ...



Movie review: ‘Mortal Engines’ sputters out with energetic overkill  Orion Gazette

Philip Reeves' post-apocalyptic adventure quartet of books that started with “The Mortal Engines” almost two decades ago finally makes it to cinema adaptation ...



Orion’s Logan Lee picks Hawkeyes based on comfort level, tight end tradition  Quad City Times

Logan Lee's search for a college football program ended Saturday where it began — Iowa.



What to do in west-central Illinois this year  Galesburg Register-Mail

April-AugustTazewell Art Loop Fourth FridaysMingle with local artists; view featured exhibits, art and performance demonstrations; enjoy live music and ...



Weyers named to Dean's List - News  Orion Gazette

Daniel Weyers, a senior from Canton, was placed on the Dean's List at Greenville University for the Fall 2018 Semester.



Susan Sparks: Lessons from a Christmas cactus  Orion Gazette

Don't you think it's odd that the time of year when we celebrate the light of the world -- the Christ child -- is also the darkest time of year? At least here in the ...



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.



Halloween events going on now  Orion Gazette

Several Halloween events are scheduled in the next few days, culminating in Main Street Orion's Haunted Halloween Hustle on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 31.



Dramatic title win for Orion's Lee at Mitton Invite  Quad-Cities Online

ORION -- A vital stepping stone to Orion's Logan Lee earning a Class 1A individual state wrestling championship last winter was his gold-medal performance at ...



Apple plans new $1 billion Texas campus, 5,000 more jobs  Orion Gazette

Apple Inc. is planning to spend $1 billion to build a new 133-acre corporate campus in North Austin that initially will employ up to 5000 people, cementing ...



Breaking down the college bowls: Where does your teams matchup rank?  Orion Gazette

You've probably been going through college football withdrawal.Thanksgiving weekend was the last time we feasted on a full spread of games. There was ...



When will fireworks light up Q-C area skies? Here is the schedule  Quad-Cities Online

Following is a list of fireworks displays scheduled in the Quad-City area.



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 ...



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 ...



Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ full of heart and humor  Orion Gazette

What's that you say? The superhero genre is oversaturated, overwrought and overstuffed? I could get behind that sentiment if it weren't for “Spider-Man: Into the ...



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.



Henry County clerk/recorder candidate: Barb Link  Quad-Cities Online

Candidates for contested races in Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties were asked to respond to questionnaires. The answers submitted by this candidate ...



A festive Fourth: 2018 Independence Day events  Galesburg Register-Mail

ABINGDONThe Abingdon Lay Council of Churches will host its 33rd annual "Thank God for Our Freedom" at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Rotary Park.The speaker ...



2018 voter's guide: Breaking down the candidates | Elections  Quad-Cities Online

Following is a profile of one of the candidates for Illinois offices, which will appear in a voter's guide to be published Oct. 28 in the Dispatch-Argus. Sources ...



Florida officials: Daytona roller coaster passed state inspection day of crash  Orion Gazette

The latest eyewitness account of activities on the ride in the hours before the accident follows an earlier report by a witness who saw two people working on the ...



MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for August 27, 2018  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 8/27-9/2)



When will fireworks to light up Q-C area skies? Here is the schedule  Quad-Cities Online

Following is a list of fireworks displays scheduled in the Quad-City area.



Wait is over - It's Orion-Newman, Part 2  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Orion football coach Chip Filler wastes no words in talking about his team's opponent in today's Class 2A state quarterfinals.



Local teacher revisits NIU shooting on 10th anniversary  WQAD Moline

DEKALB, Illinois -Today marks the tenth anniversary of the shootings at Northern Illinois University, when a lone gunman opened fire on campus and killed five ...



Orion will play for 2A volleyball title Saturday afternoon  Quad-Cities Online

NORMAL -- For only the fourth time in 40 matches this season, the Orion volleyball team found itself pushed to a decisive third set.



Kathryn Ellen Colman  Quad City Times

April 29, 1943-June 24, 2018. COAL VALLEY – Kathryn Ellen Colman, 75, of Coal Valley, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018, at her home.



Bustos objects to arming teachers  Quad-Cities Online

MOLINE — Arming teachers sounds akin to pouring gasoline on a fire, according to Dr. Mike Scarlett, associate professor and education department chairman at ...



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