Giannoulias Undaunted by Broadway Bank’s Failure

Despite the recent failure of his family’s Broadway Bank, Giannoulias aims to go forward with “renewed determination” to bring change to the nation’s capital. From television to newspapers, 2010 has been designated a nocuous year for Washington incumbents—regardless of party…

Helping People Find Their Own Best Answers

Debbie Delgado isn’t hesitant to ask thought provoking questions of her clients. The questions are personal and sometimes poignant, and definitely ones that require much more than one-word answers. One of her goals is to help people live joyful and…

Mad Dog returns

Greg Maddox, one of the greatest pitchers of modern day baseball, got his professional start playing for the Peoria Chiefs at the old Vonachen Stadium on Nebraska Avenue. And thanks to that Vonachen, as in Pete, the “Mad Dog” is…

Plant Parenthood

Our house was built in 1932.  We purchased it from the original owner whose father had farmed the land between Sheridan Road and University, near Forest Hill. According to her son, ours was the only house in the subdivision in…

Daddy’s Silent Love

Daddy didn’t talk much. Every morning he woke up at five, exercised, read his Bible in his big yellow chair then left for work. When he got home, he read the paper, watched the news, read a book or sat…

West Peoria News for June 2010

Results show that West Peoria’s 2010 census 77 percent of households have participated via mail. The Census now continues door-to-door to seek out those who haven’t yet responded. Please participate. If the occupant isn’t at home when a census worker…

Musings for June 2010

This morning, the 22nd, has turned out to be an incredibly foggy morning. When I started out with Kaja, my dog, for our morning walk, I could barely see the church across the street. It was not difficult walking and…

Some tomato tips

Not many people were happy with their tomato crop last year. Mostly because the crop was very late in maturing, and then quite a few of the plants died prior to providing a full crop. There is not much we…

June Happenings

thru June 13 – Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre presents- “Your Bag or Mine” – A world premiere comedy written by one of our own. Stars Bob Lane Jr., Mary Simons, and Peoria’s own Mike Dentino and Lana Warner. Call…

Proctor Hospital Happenings

The Family Maternity Center at Proctor Hospital offers an array of classes for everyone in the family including moms, dads, siblings and grandparents. Most classes are free. Newborn Care (free) June 3 LAMAZE ($60 per couple) June 7-28 Breastfeeding ($10.00)…