The students and staff of Logan Junior High School held a PJ Day Nov. 27. Students and staff could donate $1 or more for the privilege of being able to wear their pajamas to school. The school donated $405 to the people of Washington.
PRINCETON — The Bureau County Chorus will present Songs of the Seasons, a concert of sacred and popular holiday music at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church sanctuary, 416 E. Dover Road, Princeton.
PRINCETON — Seven ladies of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton filled 34 treat sacks for the local veterans in four nursing homes on Nov. 6.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Lions Club, with the help of other community organizations, will host a day of Christmas events for kids and families on Saturday.
Steve Danielson of Princeton (second from right) shares a story about his father, Joe Danielson, with Mary Gross (from left), retired IVCC Adult Education director; Jerry Corcoran, Illinois Valley Community College president; and Chips Giovanine, retired Bureau County GED administrator. Danielson recently donated $1,000 to Illinois Valley Community College’s I-READ Adult Literacy Program in honor of his father’s achievements, which included passing the GED test when he was 86 years old.
Knitters Donna Brown (from left), Kaitlyn Smith, Debbie Lindberg and Joyce Coppejans from the Bureau County Senior Citizens Association donated their items to the food pantry this year. They are also in the process of donating to the Buddy Bags for the Christmas season.
PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy will present its all-school Christmas program at 7 p.m. Friday in the Princeton Bible Church auditorium. Various musical groups will perform, including the junior high choir, fifth grade recorders, fourth grade flutophones and the junior high band students.
LADD — The Ladd American Legion Auxiliary held its Christmas party Nov. 20. They collected blankets, socks, gloves, hats and sweats at a value of $400 to send to the Operations Warm Troops campaign. Instead of a Christmas exchange, they collected bags of personal items suggested by the VA for the LaSalle Veterans Home. The Auxiliary also assembled centerpieces for the dinning room tables at the home for Christmas.
MARSILLES — Not all war memorials stand in Washinton, D.C. The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial stands in Marseilles on the banks of the Illinois River. The wall was dedicated in 2004 to those who have lost their lives in worldwide conflicts since 1979.
LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will present "The Nutcracker" Ballet at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at LaSalle-Peru High School Auditorium with the Dance Center, LaSalle, Ottawa Dance Academy, Gray’s School of Dance, Ottawa, and the Parkside School Concert Choir.
Baily Beaber is pictured with a selection of items during the Bureau County Metro Center’s bake sale on Nov. 22 to raise money for the Washington, Ill., Park District. There were eight employees at the Washington Park District that lost absolutely everything in the tornado and the Metro Center will donate the proceeds from the bake sale to those eight employees and their families. The Metro Center is collecting non-perishable goods, toys, clothes, etc., for the Washington Park District Youth Day Camp and After School Program. They will accept donations until Monday morning.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Major Richard Williams, U.S. Air Force, was promoted to rank of lieutenant colonel Oct. 31 during a ceremony conducted at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. Attending the event was his mother, Dianna Hotchkiss of Sheffield.
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