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  • Health care scholarships awarded to Seneca students

    OTTAWA – A number of local high school seniors were honored last month at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center as part of its foundation’s annual scholars ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gotta Do It

    Newark Library to hold events for visitors of all agesNEWARK – The Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • We Care hands out nearly 3 tons of food

    GARDNER – A total of 124 families took part in We Care of Grundy County’s mobile food pantry on May 11, hosted by the Gardner American Legion and spon ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City St. Juvin Post 1336 VFW donates 400 flags to cemetery

    St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars donated 400 U.S. flags to the Braceville-Gardner cemetery for placement on veterans’ graves. One of the g ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:35 am
  • Campus Honors for Grundy County residents

    The following local residents received the following honors from colleges and universities. All names and information were submitted by each respecti ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County VAC, Hines VA Mobile Unit to conduct outreach events in May, June

    MORRIS – The Grundy County VAC and Edward Hines Veterans Medical Center Mobile Unit will be out in the community in May and June, connecting to vetera ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Big things happening at Morris District 54

    A number of terrific things are happening at Morris Elementary School District 54 and as a result I struggle with what to write about.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    Coal City United Methodist to host Ladies Luncheon SaturdayCOAL CITY – Ladies of all ages are invite ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local banks donate prizes to reality store event at Seneca High School

    SENECA – Every year, Seneca High School students get a reality check. All sophomore students participate in the Reality Store to learn about the costs ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Scholastic bowl team from Coal City finishes 18-3

    Coal City placed second at the Illinois Valley Conference Tournament, first in the IESA Regional, and second in the sectional. They are coached by Kat ...
    May 17, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Fire Starter of the Month brightens the lives of cardiac patients

    MORRIS – Tonya Cavanaugh proves every day that she has one of the biggest hearts around. It’s only fitting that she happens to strengthen hearts for a ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sue Rezin hosts Youth Advisory Council in Springfield with Grundy-area students

    SPRINGFIELD – Dozens of high school students from across the 38th Senate District were selected to participate in a unique, hands-on experience in sta ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:58 am
  • Community Pulse: Looking forward to this year's Liberty 5K in Morris

    The Morris Downtown Development Partnership is excited to bring the seventh annual Liberty 5K Run/Walk back to downtown Morris!
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Valley Industries launches new program to put adults with disabilities to work

    MORRIS – There’s nothing more satisfying than putting in a hard day’s work.Not only do our jobs prov ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Hospital continues ‘A’ streak for patient safety

    MORRIS – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score, placing Morris Hospital in a g ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:02 am
  • Coal City Intermediate School hosts fifth-grade Science Fair

    COAL CITY – Fifth-grade students at Coal City Intermediate School participated in the Eighth Annual Science Fair on April 12.
    May 10, 2016 - 9:33 am
  • Morris Hospital offering programs

    Morris Hospital will offer a number of programs in the upcoming weeks. The hospital is at 150 W. Hig ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Immaculate Conception sponsors Fill-the-Pantry

    MORRIS – Immaculate Conception School sponsored We Care’s April 8 Fill-the-Pantry.This was the secon ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City wins IESA Scholastic Bowl regional title

    BRAIDWOOD – Coal City Middle School had a great day at the IESA Scholastic Bowl Regional, as they defeated Shabbona, 305-80, Saratoga 305-50, and defe ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Grundy County Association HCE holds 77th business meeting

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Association for Home and Community Education had its 77th annual business meeting April 19 at Morris Country Club.
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Community Pulse: United Way of Grundy County creates opportunities to help the community

    Giving back to the community can take a variety of forms. This includes donating money, giving of your time, or sharing your talent or skill. There ar ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris National Honor Society inducts new members

    MORRIS – The annual induction ceremony of Morris Community High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society was held Feb. 17.
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Lions Club offers online ordering for Mother’s Day roses

    MORRIS – The Morris Lions Club is again selling tickets to reserve a dozen roses for delivery to local homes in its 32nd annual Rose Sale.
    April 29, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Morris Principal Hussey receives leadership award

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School Principal Kelly Hussey received the 2016 CEPS Leadership and Service Award from Eastern Illinois University’s Co ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:08 am
  • Grundy County area church briefs

    First United Methodist to hold rummage sale ThursdayMORRIS – First United Methodist Church of Morris ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Students’ futures are more than a test score

    I was given an article the other day by one of our substitute teachers, Charles Birch, highlighting a letter sent home to parents around standardized ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris students cut off their locks for charity

    MORRIS – Karina and Belen Cuatlacuatl, third-graders at White Oak Elementary School, came to class last Friday with hair flowing down their backs.
    April 28, 2016 - 7:39 am