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Olympia High School graduation  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — Olympia High School graduation will be at 3 p.m. May 20, 2018, at the school gym in Stanford.

New Olympia coach eyes losing streak's end | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — When asked if Olympia High School's 18-game losing streak will end this season, first-year coach Eric Lyons had a quick response.

Olympia High student takes first in state speech; U High team 5th  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — Twin City-area speech team members were well represented last weekend with an Olympia High School student placing first and the University ...

Fire destroys Stanford auto body shop; cause under investigation  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — Investigators still don't know what caused a Tuesday night fire that destroyed an auto body repair shop near Stanford.

Olympia's Olson an all-star caliber leader | High School Softball  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — As the softball season approached, Emme Olson visited the Olympia High School office of Coach Courtney Hoffman to ask what role she should ...

Area roundup: Pana boys Cinderella run continues, Central A&M wins and more  Herald & Review

SHELBYVILLE — The Pana boys basketball team's unlikely run to its first regional title since 2012 took a thrilling turn on Friday.

Fire Destroys Stanford, IL, Auto Body Shop  Autobody News

Investigators still don't know what caused a Jan. 1 fire that destroyed an auto body repair shop near Stanford, IL. Allin Township Fire Chief Brian Foley said ...

Early Christmas: Olympia to upgrade library offerings with $115000 gift  The Pantagraph

STANFORD — Christmas has arrived early for the Olympia school district with members of the Hopedale Village Library board serving as Santa Claus.

Fieldcrest girls tip Olympia to win first regional  Bloomington Pantagraph

MINONK — After downing the Olympia High School girls basketball team, 51-48, on Thursday, Fieldcrest celebrated as if it had never won a regional before, ...

Olympia tabs Bloomington assistant to lead football program  WJBC News

By Eric Stock. STANFORD – Olympia has a new football coach. The school board has hired Bloomington assistant coach Eric Lyons. Lyons has been on the ...

Meet the Olympia Spartans | High School Football |  Bloomington Pantagraph

Head coach - Eric Lyons, 1st year. Conference - Illini Prairie. 2017 - 0-9 (0-9 in Illini Prairie). Roster. SENIORS. Matthew Cooksey, RB/DB/K, 5-7, 170; Lane Miller ...

Olympia names Prom King and Queen and their Court  Lincoln Courier

The Olympia High School prom “A Night Under the Stars” was Saturday April 30 at the Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University. Bo Bauer ...

New Olympia teacher contract bases pay on incentives  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — The Olympia school district is doing away with the traditional salary schedule generally used in public school systems and adopting a pay system ...

Olympia High School graduates | Local Education |  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD – Olympia High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday in the school gym. Valedictorians are Emily Risinger and Dallas Spencer ...

Olympia's Payton thriving in new setting | Olympia |  The Pantagraph

STANFORD — Charles Payton turned more than a few heads when he transferred to Olympia High School from Bloomington. Just ask fellow senior Luke ...

Looking for something to do this weekend and beyond?  Bloomington Pantagraph

American Passion Play; 1 p.m. April 27; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $25, 309-829-3903 or 800-354-9640.

Nominations sought for Washington High Schools inaugural Hall of Fame class  Peoria Journal Star

WASHINGTON — Washington Community High School has a Hall of Fame.Nobody has been inducted, but that will change this fall when the inaugural class is ...

Olympia hires new high school principal | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — An Olympia High School graduate with 24 years of educational experience is the school's new principal.

Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: March 15, 2019  Peoria Journal Star

Items for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Jennifer Adler at or by mail to the Journal ...

Seasons past: Memorable moments in high school football  Bloomington Pantagraph

With another high school football season underway, relive some memories from years past.

University High marching band finishes season with wins  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — University High marching band finished the season with state and regional championship wins for the first time in school history, facing some of the ...

Retiring Olympia coach had guiding hand in making winning program  Bloomington Pantagraph

After seven years as Olympia High School's head baseball coach, Ron Smith had one 20-win season. Five times, the Spartans were .500 or below.

Olympia students show concern for others, support each other  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — To many students at Olympia High School in rural Stanford, the idea of showing compassion is nothing new.

Band camp strikes a chord with student musicians  Herald & Review

BLOOMINGTON — Savannah Sleevar always wanted to be in the band.

Girl swimmers Olympia winners | Local Sports  Shelbyville Daily Union

Area girls were Olymp-ic winners recently at the Stanford Olympia swimming meet.

No. 4 Monticello roughs up Central Catholic | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — The shorthanded Central Catholic High School football team that entered this season short on time to learn a new system collided with a No.

Sectional shots earn state wrestling bouts at Olympia  Peoria Journal Star

STANFORD — One dream realized, more anticipated for a handful of Journal Star-area wrestlers Saturday at the Class 1A Stanford Individual Sectional at ...

Mahomet-Seymour tops Olympia, takes control in Corn Belt  Bloomington Pantagraph

STANFORD — A month ago, Cory Noe said Mahomet-Seymour High School's basketball team got a little intimidated in the second half against Olympia.

Marching on: Local bands train, have fun during camp  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Savannah Sleevar always wanted to be in the band.

Tazewell County residents call wind farm a good neighbor  Peoria Journal Star

HOPEDALE — Bob Betzelberger is familiar with two electricity-generating wind farms and knows the “vast difference” between them. One casts shadows from its ...

School Shop to reopen in June under new ownership  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — As The School Shop prepared to close its doors for good, Charmaine Ringer stepped in to keep the business alive.

Something special: Athletes score big at SO Summer Games  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Kyle Tuckey beamed at his coach after completing an impressive stunt on gymnastic rings Saturday.

'Hoovey' premieres at Normal Theater | Entertainment  Bloomington Pantagraph

Eric "Hoovey" Elliott greets family and friends before the premiere of "Hoovey" on Saturday at the Normal Theater. "Hoovey," based Eric's story of surviving a pair ...

Dow AgroSciences Announces Three Winners in Power to Do More Contest  CropLife

Thousands of votes have been cast and three farmers have been awarded the power to do more with a $10,000 donation to their community. Of the 10 finalists ...

Two former Washington Community High School administrators take the lead at statewide organizations  Peoria Journal Star

WASHINGTON — Craig Anderson and Amber Heffner will take charge of statewide organizations this month. On Jan. 18, Anderson will become the Illinois High ...

Looking for something to do this weekend? | GO! |  Bloomington Pantagraph

Christmas at Broadview Mansion; 9-11 a.m. Dec. 12, 14 and 19; 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 12-14; Broadview Mansion, 1301 S. Fell Ave., Normal; decorated ...

For many, summer school courses can be completed online  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — For an increasing number of students, like Frank Cordero, sitting in a classroom lecture to earn vital summer school credits is a thing of the past.

Nick in the AM: Miniers Brian Foley set to become Tazewell coroner  Peoria Journal Star

Brian Foley is in line to become the next Tazewell County coroner, but it's a temporary assignment — only eight months in 2018. That's fine with him."I think an ...

The last ride: Paul Lewis heads into the sunset  Bloomington Pantagraph

CLINTON — Old cowboys don't die. Nor do they fade away. They just saddle up and ride off into the horizon. In the case of Clinton's Paul Lewis — an.

Washington Boys' State Championships Kick Off Friday (Psych Sheets)  SwimSwam

The 2018 Washington boys' high school state championship meet will be held this weekend in Federal Way, Washington, with a two-day, prelims/finals format ...

Hoovey's slam dunk: Story of faith set to score with moviegoers  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL – As Eric “Hoovey” Elliott stands next to the poster for the movie about him – the one currently in the outside display case of the Normal Theater –

Riverton School Board picks new superintendent, retains two principals  The State Journal-Register

RIVERTON — A high school principal from the Olympia School District has been tapped as the next superintendent of Riverton schools. Meanwhile, the school ...

Cue calender - Entertainment  Peoria Journal Star

Compiled by Mickey Wielandof the Journal Star Items for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Mickey ...

Duties, presence of cops on rise in area schools  Bloomington Pantagraph

Years ago, a principal asked Bloomington police officer Brian Evans to park his car behind the school so no one saw it. Schools and police didn't work as ...

Experts: Fidget spinners are toys, not tools | Health |  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — When Alex Olson saw a fidget spinner for the first time early this year, he thought it was cool because the owner had made it.

Good news: 2017's most uplifting local stories... so far!  Bloomington Pantagraph

Everyone could use a little good news. That's why we've compiled some of 2017's most uplifting local stories! Guaranteed to brighten your day.

Football Fever: Previews of B-N, area high school teams  Bloomington Pantagraph

Get a look at Bloomington-Normal's intercity and area high school football programs for 2016 throughout the week as we preview the upcoming season that ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in July  Bloomington Pantagraph

July 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in September  Bloomington Pantagraph

September 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in April  Bloomington Pantagraph

April 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

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