Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Peoria native, former Franciscan vocation director, dies at 72

Father Donald Miller, OFM

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Father Donald Miller, OFM, a Peoria native and former vocation director for the Order of Friars Minor of the St. John the Baptist Province, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Margaret Hall here. He was 72. Father Don’s body was to be received at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at […]

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Maureen Bentley, Diocese of Peoria’s 2017-18 Distinguished Principal, prefers ‘we,’ not ‘I’

Maureen Bentley, principal at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Peoria Heights, discusses an art project with two members of the kindergarten class in this Catholic Post file photo. The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Peoria has directed its 42 elementary and secondary schools to close March 16-20 because of coronavirus concerns. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PEORIA HEIGHTS — Maureen Bentley doesn’t use the word “I” very often. In fact, when it comes to St. Thomas the Apostle School, she prefers to talk about what “we” have accomplished. “We’ve always been a very rigorous school,” said Bentley, who has been principal at the Peoria Heights school since 2004. “We’ve proven ourselves […]

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Ray LaHood to discuss voting, election issues Oct. 4 at St. Thomas, Peoria Heights

Former Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood.

PEORIA HEIGHTS — Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will explore voting when he speaks on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 904 E. Lake Ave. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the church. The public is invited. His talk will be based not on the words […]

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