Today’s Piracy – Nothing New

By Ed Klein, Peoria, IL Does the name Glubb Pasha ring any bells? I thought not. However, the increasing incidence of piracy in the Chinese and Arabian seas brought to mind an article I read in an issue of Holiday…

His day and his heart are overflowing

Cooking lunch each weekday for some 375 people and delivering those meals is a formidable job. Dedicated drivers like Ron Walster help make it possible. About 9:00 every weekday morning, he leaves his comfortable home in Bartonville for the 15-minute…

West Peoria news for March 2011

The early election for the Consolidated Election is March 18th, 2011 at West Peoria City Hall. Voting time will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On April 5th 2011, the Consolidated Election voting will be at polling precincts according…

Happenings for March 2011

thru March 6 – Garish Garden Show @ Luthy Botanical Gardens from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call 309-686-3362. See what NOT to do in your garden as we break out the pink flamingos and the garden gnomes in our…

Methodist Medical Center Mobile Mammography Schedule

The following is the schedule for the Methodist Medical Center Mobile Mammography Van for the month of March 2011.Methodist features all digital mammography equipment providing improved, faster and more comfortable exams. March 1-Methodist at Morton-1909 Morton Ave.-Morton March 2-Heartland Clinic-1701…

Methodist Offers ‘Girls Night Out Mammogram’

Methodist Medical Center offers  a unique opportunity for women to get their annual mammograms during “Girls Night Out.” Except for the mammogram itself, the evening is free to participants and will include an evening that offers appetizers, dessert, Yoga and…

OSF Healthcare wins blue ribbon award

Blue Ribbon Awarded to OSF Sisters Community Healthcare Center – OSF Saint Francis Medical Center & the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria recently announced that Dr. Benito Camacho and OSF Sisters Community Healthcare Center were awarded the…

Peoria Park District News for March

Visit the Chicago Flower & Garden Show – The Peoria Park District’s Vagabond Tours will take a day trip to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier on Monday, March 7. Enjoy a fun-filled day that’s sure to…

Candidates Seek to Fill School Board Seats

Although the ballot may be empty, plenty of interest in Peoria School Board District 150’s vacant seat is circulating in the city’s second and third districts. In comparison with larger political races throughout the district and state, the Peoria District…

Transitioning Woodruff High School Students

Woodruff High School closed its doors on June 4th, 2010. Since then, School District 150 has been transitioning to accommodate the students that left Woodruff for other schools. Most of the students moved on to Peoria Central High School. Others…

Advocates for Access empowers the handicapped

Independence is valued by people of varying ages and personal situations. Young people yearn for it, adults often take it for granted, and seniors sometimes lament its loss. Advocates for Access, a nonprofit organization, has as its mission statement “to…