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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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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 ...



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

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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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: 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 ...



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.



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

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

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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 ...



District 150 approves sweeping changes  Peoria Journal Star

More than a dozen recommendations by School District 150 administrators sailed through Monday, including closing schools in Central and South Peoria and in ...



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

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Luciano: At EP!C, God blessed us with a friend like Jeff  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Perhaps Jeff Nance's retirement party best explains why he was beloved at EP!C.For 45 years, Nance pushed past his own developmental ...



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 ...



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 ...



Richwoods lineman takes care of family and football  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Anthony Weldy's schedule is challenging enough as he tries to balance football and a rigorous International Baccalaureate program at Richwoods.



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

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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 ...



Word on the Street: Leadership lessons, and warnings, from Woodford County  Peoria Journal Star

If there's one thing that's lacking in Springfield the last two years, it's been political courage among rank-and-file lawmakers too beholden to their respective ...



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.



Four running for three seats on Peoria Heights board  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA HEIGHTS — The four candidates running for three seats on the Peoria Heights board of trustees are an equal mix of experience and the new.Sherryl ...



Journal Star photojournalist shares journey of storytelling images  Peoria Journal Star

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Peoria lands minor league hoops franchise with Daniel Ruffin as head coach  Peoria Journal Star

ST. LOUIS — Daniel Ruffin will coach again this season in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association. But this time, he'll work in his hometown.Ruffin, the ...



Nick in the AM: Dan Fogelberg inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame  Peoria Journal Star

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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 ...



Prep Basketball Preview: Unity vs. Peoria Quest  Herald-Whig

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

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

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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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Carmen Sanchez-Lorente finds art in the everyday world  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Carmen Sanchez-Lorente grew up in Madrid surrounded by historic architecture, so she has a natural appreciation for the old architecture in her ...



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

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

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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.



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HR director resigning from District 150  Peoria Journal Star

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

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Officers in court Wednesday in brutality case  Peoria Journal Star

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

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Fogelberg honored with street sign  Peoria Journal Star

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

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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 ...



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