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BIRTHDAY JUNE 7TH,. IS NOT POSTED ON THE NEWS LETTER. PLEASE ENTER THIS TO THE LIST. NORMA GLACZENSK

June 4, 2016 by Norma Glaczenski Hobler (Register to contact)

MY NAME APPEARED LAST YEAR ON THE BIRTHDAY LIST. BUT HIS YEAR IT WAS OMITTED, HOW.S COME, I AM STILL HERE, AND I GRADUATED FROM WOODRUFF HIGH SDHOOL IN 1948. VERY DIASAPPOINTED ON MY NAME NOT SHOWING UP.

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Reunion for Woodruff High School alumni - News  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — All alumni from Woodruff High School are invited to an All School Alumni Reunion from 1 to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Woodruff commons.Those attending ...



Woodruff High grad donates $1 million to Peoria Riverfront Museum  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The Peoria Riverfront Museum received a $1 million donation from a Woodruff High School graduate and his wife, officials there said Tuesday.



Cleve In The Eve: A burial at sea for Navy officer and Woodruff star Carl Bresko  Peoria Journal Star

Memorial Day seems like a fine time to remember Carl Bresko, who was buried at sea with full military honors by the U.S. Navy 10 days ago off San Diego.



Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival encourages future musicians  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Not many high school students can say they were the opening act for big names in the jazz music world.Students from Limestone Community High ...



Peoria Public Schools has a major stake in vocational education  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Every school day every student in Pete Brown's auto body classroom walks past the Help Wanted ad he Scotch-taped at eye-level to the door frame.



EXCHANGE: Peoria schools invested in vocational education  Chicago Daily Herald

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Peoria Public Schools has a major stake in vocational education.



Mary Jo Papich, former Woodruff band director, awarded Medal of Honor from Midwest Clinic  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Mary Jo Papich has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor from the international Midwest Clinic at McCormick Place in Chicago. Midwest ...



Closing Peoria High or Woodruff: How do they pick?  Peoria Journal Star

If money is the deciding factor, closing Peoria High School would save more of it - sort of. If building size and capacity are the determining factors, shuttering ...



A city divided: Report says Peoria school system most segregated in country  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Once again, Peoria's getting national attention. Just as the 247WallSt.com website singled out Peoria in 2016 as the worst city for African-Americans ...



LOCAL HISTORY COLUMN: ‘Leader of the Band’ Lawrence Fogelberg  Woodford Times

The Pekin Public Library's Local History Room collection naturally focuses on Pekin's history, but the collection also encompasses a wider geographical circle of ...



Tom Norquist, special ed teacher and wrestling coach in Niles, dies  Chicago Tribune

Tom Norquist taught special education at schools in the northern suburbs for close to three decades and also was a junior high school wrestling coach for many ...



$1 million given to Peoria Riverfront Museum by ex-resident  week.com

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A graduate of a Peoria, Illinois high school and his wife have donated $1 million to the city's arts and science museum. The donation.



Nick in the AM: Dan Fogelberg schoolmates hit Nashville for Part of the Plan  Peoria Journal Star

By Tuesday night, Sherrie Render Pesch and Pam (Kroeger) Murrell should have completed their drive from Peoria to Nashville, Tenn. Now scattered ...



Woodruff grad debuts as Cartoon Network game-show host  Peoria Journal Star

Teck Holmes, the Woodruff High School graduate who found fame after appearing on MTV's “The Real World: Hawaii” is again bringing his charm to national ...



Longtime Peoria Public Schools superintendent Harry Whitaker dies  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Asked to comment on the controversies surrounding another former Peoria Public Schools superintendent, Harry Whitaker had a matter-of-fact reply.



Extra: Woodruff High School's Tami Lane turned an interest in art into an Oscar-winning Hollywood career  Peoria Journal Star

Be sure to pick up a copy of our November Extra edition “Peoria's Ties to Fame” in Sunday's Journal Star. Tami Lane, the Oscar-winning makeup artist who has ...



Family-oriented approach puts wrestling coach Jim Querciagrossa in the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame  Peoria Journal Star

They call him Papa Q.Jim Querciagrossa went from knowing little to nothing about wrestling to creating a family-oriented, decades-long dynasty of excellence as ...



Cold Case: Gun used in Woodruff shooting in 2005 linked to unsolved homicide  Peoria Journal Star

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cold case stories highlight an unsolved crime every month as part of an effort by the Greater Peoria Area CrimeStoppers and Peoria police to ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria native in Spouse House reality show  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: After Wednesday, Nick in the Morning will be taking a few days off. For that time, at least, our golf game is more important than your early-morning ...



Your Illinois News Radar » Segregation in Downstate Illinois  The Capitol Fax Blog

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. * Governing Magazine conducted a six-month investigation into segregation in Downstate Illinois. From their findings… What emerged ...



Nick in the AM: Peoria-area barbershop-quartet singers win international title  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Friday, July 27.The stereotype of barbershop quartets might be middle-aged men dressed in Gay Nineties regalia. Not necessarily ...



Heres How Many IL Students Have Faced Gun Violence Since 1999  Patch.com

Illinois School Gun Violence Stats - Peoria, IL - A database compiled by The Washington Post shows how many students have been affected by gun violence ...



Extra: Saxophonist and arranger Greg Ward, a Woodruff grad, stays close to the cutting edge of jazz  Peoria Journal Star

Follow jazz to its cutting edges and you're bound to run across Greg Ward. There he is with People, Places and Things, the hard bop-inspired quartet led by ...



5 celebrities with ties to Peoria – Lists  Peoria Journal Star

Several entertainers have their roots in central Illinois. Here are five who work or worked in the entertainment field, but got their start in the Peoria area. pryor2dz ...



Habitat for Humanity aims to revitalize Peorias North Valley  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Habitat for Humanity homes are doing more than providing scattered-site housing in Peoria's North Valley. The agency, with its many partners, has a ...



Nick in the AM: Spouse House marriage over for Peoria native Jimmy Brereton  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: Nick in the Morning is on vacation the rest of this week. That ends at two our Ironman streak of consecutive weekdays worked. Tough life, isn't it? Have a ...



He caught a break, and many have since benefited  Kankakee Daily Journal

In the fall of 1949, Bill Benner was a sophomore at Woodruff High School in Peoria.



Peoria Park Board to make decision on Central Park Pool closure Wednesday  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Declining property tax revenue and state support since 2008 brought budget cuts and the end of intergovernmental agreements such as those ...



Nick in the AM: More national acclaim for Dan Fogelbergs Christmas classic  Peoria Journal Star

NOTE: St. Nick will be busy Christmas Eve, but he and Nick in the Morning will be idle Christmas Day. As for us on the night before Christmas, let's just say the ...



Some high schoolers take dual-credit college courses for free, but others must pay  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — The 32 students in Mike Rhodes computer networking class at Richwoods High School aren't only learning how to make one computer system talk to ...



Nick in the AM: Woodruff grad leaves Spouse House a married man  Peoria Journal Star

Good morning, troops. It's Thursday, Sept. 14.Jimmy Brereton and Kelli Jo Krauser had a beautiful, outdoor wedding in California. Then for four months, she and ...



Father Darryl Hammond shares how he copes after losing his daughter to murder  Rolling Out

Shannon M. Elmore, 20, of Peoria, Illinois died at 9:24 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center. She left a host of relatives to cherish her ...



Former grade school students’ reunion as adults leads to Valentine’s Day wedding  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Jason Pemberton and Reanne Sisson knew each other from as far back as the Hines Primary School playground in 1985.They later would both walk ...



Cold Case: Shooting death of Mario McGee, the first homicide of 2009, moves to front  Peoria Journal Star

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cold case stories highlight an unsolved crime every month as part of an effort by the Greater Peoria Area CrimeStoppers and Peoria police to ...



WWII Raider from Peoria returns to Guadalcanal  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When Harold Berg stepped onto the white beach of Guadalcanal in late July, he carried memories of the battle he participated in 75 years ago, and ...



Peoria man among last surviving Marine Raiders from World War II  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — When Harold Berg signed up for the Marines in 1942, the war wasn't looking too good for the Allies."After Pearl Harbor, just about every boy my age ...



Royce Elliott, longtime comedian and radio personality, dies at 77  Peoria Journal Star

Peoria's beloved comedian and radio personality Royce Elliott will be remembered for his clean one-liners and tableside manner.



EXCHANGE: World War II raider from returns to Guadalcanal  Washington Times

When Harold Berg stepped onto the white beach of Guadalcanal in late July, he carried memories of the battle he participated in 75 years ago, and also of his ...



Peoria High School Selects Scranton Products Restroom Partitions As Part of $19 Million Renovation  PR Web

Scranton, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 -- Peoria High School in Peoria, IL, has selected Scranton Products' partitions as part of a massive $19 million.



Local man strives to empower people through workshops, programs  East Peoria Times-Courier

Stop Tripping and Start Living. This is something James “Agbara” Bryson says to people through his workshops.Bryson, 62, of Germantown Hills, operates New ...



Peoria native Tami Lane not unnoticed at Oscars for work in ‘The Hobbit’  Peoria Journal Star

When presenters Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum started to talk about the staff that keeps them looking movie ready, Linda Lane moved to the edge of her ...



Extra: Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg had a way with words that resonates with people  Peoria Journal Star

Be sure to pick up a copy of our November Extra edition “Peoria's Ties to Fame” in Sunday's Journal Star. For fans of the music created by Dan Fogelberg, the ...



Washington boy’s family hopes to bring attention to rare genetic disorder  Peoria Journal Star

WASHINGTON — Dylan Maubach has Krabbe disease.Most people have never heard of it. That's why Dylan's parents, Ian and Robin Maubach of Washington, ...



W.E. Sullivans the culmination of years in the business for local couple  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA HEIGHTS — A plate containing two burgers is dropped off at the table where Lauren and Billy Blasek are sitting on a Thursday afternoon. One burger is ...



Fogelbergs fans say goodbye  Peoria Journal Star

Fans from near and far gathered in what shade they could find from the glaring sun on Saturday afternoon to say goodbye to Peoria's native son, Dan Fogelberg, ...



Curfew forces some teenagers to call it an early night  Peoria Journal Star

Kristen Williams doesn't normally make a habit of breaking the law. But the 17-year-old admits she hasn't been following the statewide teen curfew.



Officers in court Wednesday in brutality case  Peoria Journal Star

Two Peoria police officers arrested after a brutality claim will appear in court Wednesday, when Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons said he plans to read ...



Luciano: Battle of Ia Drang took the lives of two Peoria soldiers, and took the U.S. by surprise  Peoria Journal Star

A half-century ago, two Peorians were thrust into up-front views of a Vietnam battle that unexpectedly and savagely changed history and shook the globe.



Police searching near Springdale Cemetery for escaped inmate  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Using techniques ripped from a Hollywood script, two inmates escaped the Peoria County Jail, leaving area residents on edge throughout the day ...



Peoria History  Peoria Journal Star

Although Joliet, Marquette, LaSalle, and others received much credit for the discovery and settlement of Illinois, Henri de Tonti was not only a moving force under ...



Singer Dan Fogelberg Dies from Prostate Cancer at 56  Salem-News.Com

He's with the leader of the band now. At the age of 56, the legendary American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg has passed away. His publicist says that after ...



Alumni awards presented at Spoon River College  Canton Daily Ledger

The 2014 Canton Community College/-Spoon River College Alumni Association Awards Reception was held Saturday night. Dr. Ruben Gayon, Ken Long, Kevin ...



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