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  • Morris Theatre Guild holds annual meeting

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild Inc. held its annual general membership meeting on Sept. 15 at the theater located at the west end of Illinois Avenu ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Theatre Guild has started rehearsals for fall production

    MORRIS – The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. has begun rehearsals and is taking reservations for its fall production of David Landau’s audience interactive ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • St. Juvin Post VFW continues POW/MIA flag donation

    COAL CITY – St. Juvin Post 1336 Coal City Veterans of Foreign Wars continues its POW/MIA flag donation program with a presentation to the Braceville-G ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High has three Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey announced last week that Ethan Frobish, Kacie Parks and Alexander Vermillion have been na ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Goose Lake Prairie Partners raffle off quilt

    MORRIS – The Goose Lake Prairie Partners 2016 fundraiser raffle for the “Grandma’s Fan” quilt winner is Donna Cockream of Morris. Gabi Born, daughter ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pride and honor at Morris District 54

    Great things are happening at Morris District 54. Students are busy with their studies, and the school year is off to a great start. We’ve seen our so ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Kiwanis Club elects officers for new fiscal year

    MORRIS – The Morris Kiwanis Club has elected its officers and executive board members for the new fiscal year.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Pediatricians join Coal City Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has had two new pediatricians join its operations. ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Plattville United Methodist holding ham supperPLATTVILLE – The Plattville United Methodist Church wi ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Dancing with the Local Stars fundraiser set for Oct. 8

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Promfest Committee is excited to present a “Dancing with the Local Stars” fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • Minooka Women’s Club to hold next monthly meeting on Oct. 4

    MINOOKA – The colorful bird piņata was a big “hit” at the Mexican Fiesta themed dinner/meeting in September of the Minooka Women’s Club. 
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 6:14 am
  • Little Free Library registered in Morris

    MORRIS – It’s little. It’s free. And it’s full of books.The tiny structure near the driveway of 304 ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Welter to hold district art competition

    MORRIS – State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, will be holding a districtwide art competition.Welter wi ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • Community Pulse: Getting ready for Home for the Holidays

    The holiday season may seem distant, but plans are already well underway for this year’s Home For The Holidays! The Morris Downtown Development Partne ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Governor recognizes Guard's top marksmen at competition in Marseilles

    MARSEILLES – Gov. Bruce Rauner recognized the Illinois National Guard’s top marksmen during a ceremony Aug. 21 after The Adjutant General’s Pistol and ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • GROWMARK Announces 2017 Essay Contest Theme

    BLOOMINGTON – The theme for the 2017 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” The contest is open to all hi ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Morris Hospital announces Heart Failure Support Group meetingMORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Kinsman church to hold 10th annual golf outing SaturdayKinsman church to hold 10th annual golf outing Saturday
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local quilter semifinalist in international quilt show

    Amy Cavaness of Marseilles is a semifinalist for the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will be held Sept. 14 to 17 at the Chattanooga ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Keck family reunion held at Lions Park in Morris

    MORRIS – The inaugural Keck Family Reunion for the Kathryn (Kate) Walsh Keck and Harold (Sonny) Keck family was held July 31 at Lions Park in Morris.
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • United Way of Grundy County – 70th Anniversary Red Carpet Celebration and Special Edition

    This has been quite a busy time for the United Way of Grundy County. In addition to doing company campaign presentations and community outreach, Assoc ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City’s St. Juvin VFW Post 1336 is honored for its work

    COAL CITY – St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Coal City has received the VFW’s National Recognition Award for 2015-16 for its youth prog ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stott Construction fills We Care’s pantry

    MORRIS – Stott Construction of Morris sponsored the Aug. 26 Fill the Pantry event. In addition to sponsoring that, Stott Construction also will sponso ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital Auxiliary announces golf outing, bridge/euchre tournament

    MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament on Sept. 26 at the Morris Country Club, 2615 Rout ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Student teacher arrives at Seneca High School agriculture program

    SENECA – The University of Illinois Agricultural Education program has placed William Haas, a student teacher, with agricultural science instructors J ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Registration underway for Morris Hospital Corn Fest 5K Run

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ Corn Fest 5K Fun Run will take place Oct. 1, starting at White Oak Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Ave. ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • First Midwest Bank hits home run for Ill. Valley clients

    JOLIET – On July 6 and July 27, First Midwest Bank of Morris sponsored outings for Illinois Valley Industries clients to attend Joliet Slammers games. ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital announces upcoming programs

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced the following programs for September.Can ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    West Lisbon to hold dinner and basket raffle drawingNEWARK – The West Lisbon Church will host a pork ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County’s Bedeker wins livestock award

    MORRIS – Verona resident Bryce Bedeker, 15, was honored recently by being one of five state winners in the swine division for the Superior Young Produ ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris High Honor Society elects officers for new academic year

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently elected officers for the 2016-17 school year.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local man graduates from U.S. Air Force basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Tyler D. Hoard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Halloran: Building positive relationships still key to successful learning environments

    Teddy Roosevelt said: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This quote has stuck with me since the start of my career i ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am