U.S. Marine veteran Scot Kinsman, 78, of Peoria poses in 2000 with the flag he took from the body of a Japanese soldier during the WWII Battle of Tarawa in 1943.
Self-proclaimed Satanist and Goth punk Andrew Greenway and his girlfriend Jodi Richardson shared a room in the Mackinaw home where they lived with Greenway’s relatives in 2000.
Mildred Sanders, 40, plays with her grandkids Cashena Cook, 2, on her lap, and Sierra Cook, 4, in 1995 outside their Peoria rental home. Sanders was also their legal guardian, raising two more kids on her wages from McDonald’s after raising her own daughter.
Dressed in her dance regalia, Wind River, 9, of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming watches from under an umbrella as the Eagle Ridge Singers perform at the 15th annual Return to Pimiteoui Intertribal Pow Wow in 2006 at W.H. Sommer Park in Peoria.
Kinsey Reynolds, 3, hangs on her new foster greyhound Casper while munching on a donut in 1997. Kinsey’s mother, Lisa, ran Kountry Greyhound Rescue and Adoption out of the family’s Peoria home.
The flag flies high above Gene Neeley, 93, a WWII veteran from Tremont in 2018. Neeley encourages all veterans, no matter how long they served or the nature of their service, to take part in an Honor Flight.