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Girls basketball: Kewanee scrappy on defense  Orion Gazette

LAMOILLE - One thing is for certain, the Kewanee girls basketball team can be scrappy on defense when it needs to be. In two offseason scrimmages on Friday ...



North Fulton coach discusses upcoming season  Orion Gazette

When he accepted a role as an assistant coach for the West team North Fulton's Elliott Craig didn't know he would be making Illinois High School Shrine Game ...



4th of July fireworks in the area: Your go-to list of celebrations  WQAD Moline

Don't forget to bring your own lawn chair, blankets and plenty of bug spray. Check back for more, we will be updating this list as the Fourth of July gets closer!



Bushnell-Prairie City BoE approves amended budget - News  Orion Gazette

BUSHNELL — The Bushnell-Prairie City CUSD 170 Board of Education approved of the amended budget for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year during ...



Carmi White County Unit #5 Meeting Recap - News  Orion Gazette

The board approved closed session minutes of the May 20, 2019 regular board meeting. The written closed session minutes dated December 17, 2018 through ...



Registration open for Galva parade - News  Orion Gazette

Registration is open for the Galva Freedom Fest Parade. Any person or organization wanting to register for the parade can sign up at Galva City Hall, 311 NW ...



Wayne E. Sailer  Orion Gazette

Wayne E. Sailer, 85, of Carmi, passed away at 2:40 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village. He was born in White County, IL on July 8, 1933 ...



Betty L. Hannaman  Orion Gazette

January 26, 1938 – June 14, 2019 Betty L. Hannaman, 81, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:25 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial ...



Other Men's Flowers: An Unexpected Education - News  Orion Gazette

The debate over the Teutopolis High School structure caused me to reflect on my time in the storied building. The four walls (and what seemed like 37 levels) of ...



Geneseo prepares for Music Fest  Orion Gazette

Fifty-one years of music and more will be celebrated at the 2019 Music Festival. Each year Music Festival festivities highlight Father's Day weekend in Geneseo.



Ohio superintendent resigns amid student-sex charges - News  Orion Gazette

On Tuesday, the Windham Board of Education was expected to accept the resignation of Laura Amero, 35. WINDHAM, Ohio — The suspended superintendent ...



THS Baseball Welcome Home from State - News  Orion Gazette

A Welcome Home Reception will be held for the Teutopolis High School Baseball team on Sunday, June 2nd. A parade/fire truck ride will begin from the High ...



James Russell Mitchell  Orion Gazette

James Russell Mitchell, son of Russell Henry Mitchell and Virginia Spitz Mitchell, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday morning, June, 15, 2019.



Dave Ramsey: A course in day trading? - Business  Orion Gazette

Dear Dave,I was recently offered an opportunity to participate in a hands-on stock trading class. The problem is we don't have the $6500 registration fee just ...



Geraldine L. “Jeri” Mundt  Orion Gazette

May 11, 1933 – June 7, 2019 Geraldine 'Jeri' Lawanda (Mellendorf) Mundt, 86, of rural Dieterich, Illinois, went to her heavenly home on June 7, 2019, at 9:58 ...



Damon Kelso Bradford  Orion Gazette

Damon Kelso Bradford, 80, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born February 10, 1939 in Macomb, Illinois to George and Ruth ...



Track: DeJesus qualifies for 400 state finals  Orion Gazette

CHARLESTON — Melcon deJesus ran the fastest 400 meters in Kewanee High School history on Friday morning and earned a spot in the Class 2A state finals.



Sulah Ann Robinson (nee Seward)  Orion Gazette

The family of Sulah Ann Robinson (nee Seward) invites the community of Macomb to join them in mourning her passing on May 27, 2019.Born in Rock Island, IL, ...



OBITUARY - PAUL FREDRIC ADAMS  Orion Gazette

Paul F. Adams, age 64, well-known broadcaster and radio personality in Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Aledo, Illinois, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at home.



Troy Zane Smith  Orion Gazette

Troy Zane Smith, 51, of Glasford, formerly of Canton, succumbed to his fight with cancer on June 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his wife, his family and his ...



Doris Elaine Battin - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

Doris Elaine Battin, 85, of Macomb passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on June 14, ...



Burl Ives Birthday Celebration  Orion Gazette

June is here and summer is in full swing. Before your calendar gets too full, make plans to attend the Burl Ives Birthday celebration at Peterson Park in Newton ...



William J. “Bill” Stockham Jr. - News  Orion Gazette

William J. “Bill” Stockham Jr., 93, of Bartonville, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 6:07 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Farmington County Manor.



Burton “Wayne” Moore  Orion Gazette

Burton “Wayne” Moore (92) passed away peacefully at his home in Sheffield on June 5th, 2019. Wayne was much beloved by both family & friends and lived a ...



Coach Kurtz promoted  Orion Gazette

John Kurtz, who has served as an assistant coach for the baseball program at Spoon River College for the past two years, has now been promoted to co-head ...



Orion High School | | qctimes.com  Quad City Times

Orion High School, has selected these outstanding seniors from its graduating class:



Arden D. “Ardie” Clementz  Orion Gazette

Arden D. “Ardie” Clementz, 73, of Annawan, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA. A Funeral Mass ...



Martha Mae Comstock  Orion Gazette

Martha Mae Comstock, 83, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at her home. She was born on October 12, 1935 in Lamoine ...



Galva eighth graders promoted  Orion Gazette

Galva's Eighth Grade Promotion was held Thursday at the Galva Jr/Sr High School gym with 32 students promoted. The welcome was given by Liberty Anderson ...



Patsy “Pat” Jared  Orion Gazette

Patsy “Pat” Jared, age 85, passed away peacefully at the Sherman Home – Hospice of the Valley with family near on May 23, 2019. She had been a long time ...



John J. Konetski  Orion Gazette

John J. Konetski, 89, of Rockford, died May 14, 2019. Born July 25, 1929 in Rockford, the son of John and Mary (Romanek) Konetski Sr. He graduated from ...



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 ...



Memorial Day events planned in Geneseo  Orion Gazette

Sgt. Maj. Fletcher Whittenberg, the G357 Operations Sergeant Major for Army Sustainment Command Headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal, will be the guest ...



Students graduate from Orion High School in May 19 ceremony  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — The seniors of Orion High School graduated in a ceremony that took place Sunday at the school.



Hillcrest Resort sold at auction - News  Orion Gazette

Dan Roach's hands were shaking as the bids for Hillcrest Resort went higher. He was one of only two bidders for the 40-acre golf course, swimming pool and ...



Orion's Lee looking for big finish at state track  Quad-Cities Online

CHARLESTON — Orion senior Logan Lee, when he's finished with his throws on Saturday, will have had what can only be described as a storied career and an ...



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 Restaurant honors football star Logan Lee with “Beast of a Burger”  WQAD Moline

Logan Lee has enjoyed quite a career at Orion High School. The future Hawkeye rewrote the football record books, won a pair of state wrestling titles, and has a ...



Find a local Easter egg hunt  Orion Gazette

The hunt for Easter eggs will be on at searches held throughout the county. Upcoming Egg hunts include: • Andover — Saturday, April 13, is the date for ...



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.



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.



Orion's Mitton Invite annually packs a punch | QC Prep Sports  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — When Dan Diamond competed as a high school wrestler in the early 1980s, the Orion grad remembers mid-January being marked by the Olympic ...



Canton School District #66 principal, assistant superintendent receive awards  Orion Gazette

Tad DeRenzy has been awarded the Arnold W. “Arnie” Salisbury Educational Leadership Award from Western Illinois University. DeRenzy is the assistant ...



Susan Sparks: Do it now  Orion Gazette

What's on your bucket list?Don't have one?Well, we need to change that right now.Life is like a trip to the grocery store: If you don't have a list before you go, you ...



Jacqui Saburido, the face of campaigns against drunken driving in Texas and worldwide, dies at 40  Orion Gazette

Jacqueline Saburido Garcia, who became the face of campaigns in Texas and beyond against drunken driving after she was severely burned in a wreck near ...



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.



Anna Harriet Lindgren | Obituaries | qctimes.com  Quad City Times

March 4, 1920-June 23, 2018. ROCK ISLAND — Anna Harriet Lindgren, 98, of Friendship Manor, Rock Island, formerly of Orion, Illinois, passed away Saturday, ...



Teens saving lives  Orion Gazette

Cuba Junior/Senior High School celebrated EMS Week this week, which was made all the more special as six of their students volunteer as cadets for the ...



Geneseo named one of best towns for music education  Orion Gazette

Welcoming visitors to Geneseo is a sign proclaiming the community's six music state championships. Not mentioned are the 10 runner-up honors and seven ...



Shaw elected Annawan School Board president  Orion Gazette

Dwaine Shaw Jr. was elected president of the Annawan School Board at a reorganizational meeting held just after the regular board meeting on Wednesday, ...



St. Malachys invites graduates to don cap & gown for school visit  Orion Gazette

Any graduate in the Class of 2019 who attended St. Malachy School is invited to the school's “Graduate Homecoming” celebration from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ...



Shayne Looper: Blackmail-proof: A life without secrets  Orion Gazette

My wife Karen got an email from a scammer this week, blackmailing her and demanding a payment of $1000 in bitcoin.The scammer claimed to be a hacker who ...



Special honors for Geneseo grads  Orion Gazette

Members of the Geneseo High School Class of 2019 who received special senior awards were honored during a morning ceremony at the high school on ...



Patricia Ann Rodeffer - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

Patricia Ann Rodeffer, 77, of rural Dallas City, Illinois passed away at 1 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst, Illinois.



Annawan students join National Honor Society  Orion Gazette

Annawan High School had its 2019 National Honor Society induction on Thursday, April 11. Students inducted into the society include, from left: Rhett Hulick, ...



Orion Community Band kicks off season May 27  Galesburg Register-Mail

ORION — The Orion Community Band, 16 years old this summer, has a full schedule of performances.Orion resident Tony Hamilton founded the band with 25 ...



Everything you wanted to know about slime but didn’t want to ask a kid  Orion Gazette

Did your 9-year-old casually ask for a gallon jug of glue and a bottle of contact lens solution for her birthday? Has your leftover Easter food coloring mysteriously ...



Leslie E. Zedric  Orion Gazette

In the game of life, Leslie E. Zedric, 81, of Monmouth took the mound for the last time at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 supported ...



AREA PACESETTER: Orion's Taets clears another hurdle, joins exclusive hoops club  Quad-Cities Online

ORION — Long established as one of the area's premier prep track and field stars, Orion's Danielle Taets knows what it takes to succeed on a large scale.



Avon United Methodist Church to remain open  Orion Gazette

Recently, many thought the Avon United Methodist Church, 200 East Washington Street, would close its doors in the spring.



Snook named Influential Woman by Rep. McCombie  Orion Gazette

Angie Snook, curator of the Geneseo Historical Museum, was honored by State Rep. Tony McCombie as an “Influential Woman from Illinois District 71.” Snook ...



Dr. Elaine Heffner: Father time  Orion Gazette

Are social roles based on gender differences biologically or socially determined? With regard to male/female differences in behavior as parents, the history of ...



Local students graduate from University of Illinois Springfield  Orion Gazette

A total of 1274 students earned degrees from the University of Illinois Springfield at the conclusion of the spring semester May 11 pending completion of ...



Fulton County Farm Bureau Morning Moment  Orion Gazette

Ed. Note-This edition of Fulton County Farm Bureau Morning Moment comes from Fulton County Farm Bureau Manager Elaine Stone Fulton County lost another ...



Ameren Illinois reminds customers to keep Mylar balloons away from power lines  Orion Gazette

With warmer weather upon us and outdoor party season underway, Ameren Illinois is asking customers to properly dispose of Mylar balloons in an effort to ...



Rebuilding Together finds a home in Atkinson  Orion Gazette

Rebuilding Together Henry County will soon have a home of its own. The organization has purchased a lot in Atkinson at the corner of Church Street and Route ...



One Sentenced to Illinois Department of Corrections - News  Orion Gazette

On Monday, May 20th, James L. Parker, (Carmi) age 22, was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, on a retail theft charge, a class 4 ...



Tax bill leaves Pennsylvania woman with $36 million headache  Orion Gazette

ERIE, Pa. — Kaitlyn Therasse began to cry when she opened a notice that arrived in the mail in June. She thought the bill from the IRS said she owed $36,000 to ...



2018 Fulton County final multiplier announced - News  Orion Gazette

Fulton County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of ...



Billy Arnold - Obituaries  Orion Gazette

Billy Arnold, 96, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Littleton and Rushville, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.



Retailer Topshop closing all U.S. stores  Orion Gazette

British clothing retailer Topshop will close all its U.S. locations, the company announced this week.The 11 American stores are part of a larger group of 23 stores ...



4-H provides many opportunities for Leadership Skill Development  Orion Gazette

The 4-H youth development program prides itself on helping young people grow into outstanding leaders.



American Taliban Lindh freed after 17 years in prison  Orion Gazette

John Walker Lindh, 38, left a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, after getting time off for good behavior from the 20-year sentence he received upon ...



Shayne Looper: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 20th century prophet  Orion Gazette

Forty-six years ago, the Nobel Prize winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Solzhenitsyn was born ...



Delores Rogene Walden - News  Orion Gazette

June 20, 1926 – May 23, 2019 Delores Rogene Walden, 92, of Greenup, Illinois, passed away at 2:12 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's ...



Cars We Remember: History of Jeep, strong sales trends and a new Gladiator Pickup  Orion Gazette

Q: Greg, I enjoyed your recent articles of the Jeep brand vehicles and informing us that in April of this year, Jeeps accounted for nearly 45 percent of all of Fiat ...



Networx: Pros and cons of tankless water heaters  Orion Gazette

Are you thinking of installing a new hot water heater? Tankless water heaters supply continuous hot water on demand, while consuming less energy than ...



Bid for generator and control replacement goes to Oberlander Electric  Orion Gazette

Canton Alderwoman Angie Lingenfelter, Chair for Public Works, Water & Sewer, told council Tuesday evening the low bid for replacement of the generator and ...



NAMI Tri-County Illinois holding events in June  Orion Gazette

NAMI Tri-County will be holding two events on mental illness in June.



Gustafson is new Cambridge president  Orion Gazette

Jason Gustafson, who has been serving as Cambridge's acting village president, took the oath of office as village president at the Monday, April 29, board ...



Rhone is Galva Memorial Day speaker - News  Orion Gazette

Major Jenya M. Rhone will be the guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, at the Galva Cemetery. The Memorial Day morning ...



SRC celebrates 58th Commencement  Orion Gazette

Spoon River College celebrated its 58th Commencement Saturday, May 11 at the Multi-Purpose Building on the Canton Campus.



Today’s Workout: Push-up with extension will challenge you  Orion Gazette

We encounter challenges every day. For the most part, a challenge can be less than desirable.Then there are the challenges that we welcome with open arms.



Holmes Shoe event set - News  Orion Gazette

The Graham Hospital *Service* League is sponsoring a Holmes Shoe fundraising event in the lobby of the hospital on Friday, June 14 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m..



V.I.T. graduates 25  Orion Gazette

Saturday morning V.I.T. High School held commencement exercises for 25 seniors.



Pontiac sly with Fox pitching, Fox hitting Tribe to title  Orion Gazette

Pontiac can check off the regional tournament from the list. The Indians accomplished that goal Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the host Pioneers to claim the ...



The Masters should be on your bucket list, just don’t get thrown out  Orion Gazette

You're not supposed to be out here,” the man said.No, we were not.But not even shrinking daylight and burly Pinkerton security guards were going to stop me ...



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 ...



Guys and Dolls tickets now on sale; will benefit David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship  Orion Gazette

Tickets are now on sale for the SRC Community Chorus production of the Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy Guys and Dolls June 27-30, 2019 at the SRC ...



Property Taxes in Jasper County Offer Big 'Bang for Buck'  Orion Gazette

According to a recent study performed by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, Jasper County, Illinois has placed 8th in the State of Illinois. The study ...



Love your beach bod: Make this the summer you learn to appreciate what you have  Orion Gazette

The sun is shining, the days are growing longer and the temperatures are rising — it's almost summer.But the thought of baring more skin and the pressure 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 ...



Canton boys baseball season ends - News  Orion Gazette

The 2019 baseball season came to an end for the Canton High Little Giants Wednesday evening.



Dressbarn winding down operations, closing 650 stores  Orion Gazette

After more than half a century in business, Dressbarn has announced it is winding down operations and will close all 650 stores.The womenswear retailer is ...



IHSA Girls Track and Field Sectionals: Goldring lone Lady Giant headed to state  Orion Gazette

Canton High sophomore Katie Goldring placed second in the 100-meter high hurdles to qualify for next week's IHSA Class 2A State Track Field Finals at O'Brien ...



Former Galva police station demolished  Orion Gazette

Editor's Note — The historical *content* of this story came from the Galvaland magazine published by George Swank from 1958 to 1996. A lot of history tumbled to ...



In ‘Aladdin,’ Will Smith is back in business, and he’s big and blue  Orion Gazette

Will Smith jumped into show business more than 30 years ago, first finding success as a hip-hop artist, then scoring with the TV show “The *Fresh* Prince of ...



Fleur de Lolly: Wedge salad offers showstopping flavor combo  Orion Gazette

When those warm summer nights appear, we love to have dinner on the deck. One of our favorite outdoor meals is a simple grilled steak and a wedge salad with ...



Movie review: ‘Booksmart’ gives us terrific ensemble acting and a fresh take on a coming-of-age story  Orion Gazette

Booksmart” is a sweet, funny, and insightful coming-of-age film about two overachieving young women who realize, almost too late, that they forgot to have fun in ...



Friday rollover on Prospect  Orion Gazette

Hide caption. At about 10:45 a.m. Friday, this pickup truck apparently hit a parked vehicle along Prospect Street, just west of Elliott Street, causing the truck to flip ...



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