Category Archives: WJBC Athlete of the Week

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Apr. 2, 2018

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Apr. 2, 2018

WJBC, in conjunction with Meatheads of Bloomington-Normal and Roberts Trophies, is proud to present the WJBC Athletes of the Week. Annie Hollins – Normal West Soccer Annie scored four goals in a 7-0 Intercity tournament win over Bloomington. McCade Brown – Normal West Baseball McCade struck out 13 hitters in a 9-8 win at Fairhope,…MORE

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 26, 2018

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 26, 2018

WJBC Radio, in conjunction with Meatheads of Bloomington-Normal and Roberts Trophies, is proud to present the WJBC Athletes of the Week. Izzy Vetter – Central Catholic Softball Izzy struck out 15 and gave up just one hit in a 1-0 win over Normal West, one day after hitting two homers with five RBIs in a…MORE

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 19, 2018

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 19, 2018

AM 1230 WJBC, in conjunction with Meatheads of Bloomington-Normal and Roberts Trophies, is proud to present the WJBC Athletes of the Week. Maddie Boucher – U-High Softball Maddie collected four hits and drove in six runs while earning the win in relief in a 22-8 victory over Galesburg. Colin McCubbins – Heyworth Basketball Colin was…MORE

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 12, 2018

WJBC Athletes of the Week: Mar. 12, 2018

WJBC Radio, in conjunction with Meatheads of Bloomington-Normal and Roberts Trophies, is proud to present the WJBC Athletes of the Week. Abby Feit – Normal Community Basketball Abby was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 Conference first team. Zach Bradford – Bloomington Track and Field Zach cleared 18 feet, one-half inch to win the…MORE

Blogs

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…

Everyone counts and you could make the difference

By Mike Matejka How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs?  To feed hungry families?  How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress?  Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share? There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census. The every ten year U.S. census,…

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…