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St. Bede takes third in state 1A softball; Alleman finishes fourth in 2A baseball

St. Bede pitcher Abbie May tossed a shutout in the Class 1A state softball third place game on June 1 in East Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

St. Bede Academy of Peru captured third place in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state softball tournament with a 2-0 win over Hardin Calhoun on June 1 Saturday at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. The third place finish is the highest ever for a girls team at St. Bede. And the Lady Bruins […]

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Fr. Robert Bolser, CSV, Rantoul native, former Alleman H.S. teacher, dies at 74

Father Robert Bolser, CSV

HENDERSON, Nevada — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, at St. Thomas More Church here for Father Robert T. Bolser, CSV, a native of Rantoul who taught at Alleman High School in Rock Island from 1976 to 1983. Father Bolser died on April 28 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in […]

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Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, dies at 92; taught at Alleman H.S. for three decades

Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sister Joanne Di Iulio, CHM, a longtime teacher at Alleman High School in Rock Island, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa. She was 92. Visitation is planned for Friday, Dec. 14, at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport, beginning with a rosary at 4 p.m. […]

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Class of 2018 top high school graduates share their memories, plans, gratitude

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are photos and brief biographies of the valedictorians and salutatorians at the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. We congratulate them and all graduates. The top students were invited to answer two questions: 1) “How would you describe the advantages of attending a Catholic high school?” and […]

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Father Mirabelli: the ‘backbone’ of Alleman High School for 50 years

Father Daniel Mirabelli, CSV, is pictured with the Alleman Ambassadors during a recent visit to Seton Catholic School in Moline. Father Mirabelli has served at Alleman High School in Rock Island for 50 years. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — In many ways the ministry of Viatorian Father Daniel Mirabelli is like the sugar maple tree that was planted to mark his 50th anniversary at Alleman High School: sturdy, dependable, full of color and life, and capable of great things. The tree, which sits at the front of the school building, replaces […]

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Alleman’s Lynn VanDeHeede is diocese’s Distinguished Teacher for 2015-2016

Lynn VanDeHeede meets with seniors Ally Zahringer, Rachel Elliott and Kyler Yodts to plan an activity at Alleman High School in Rock Island. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

  ROCK ISLAND — Counseling at Alleman High School changed when Lynn VanDeHeede became the director of the department 11 years ago. A teacher who enjoyed her time in the classroom, she didn’t want to be isolated from the students or see them only when something got serious enough to require intervention. With Kathy Miller […]

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