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60th Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Scudder

25th Anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Virtue

Gene and June Scudder of Morrison will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversar y Nov. 7, 2018. Gene Scudder and June Edwards were married Nov. 7, 1958, at the Methodist church in Morrison. They are the parents of Roger, Te r r i a n d Ti m . T h e y h a v e n i n e g ra n d c h i l d re n a n d 1 2 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 204 Elm St., Morrison, IL 61270.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Virtue of Sterling will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 13, 2018. Thomas Paul Virtue and Michelle Lynne Donna were married Nov. 13, 1993, at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene. They are the parents of Damien Virtue of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Marell Virtue of Sterling. They have one grandchild. Those wishing to send greetings may address cards to 1203 Seventh Ave., Sterling, IL 61081.

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Celebrating 97

Blanche Pillars Blanche Pillars of Rock Falls will celebrate her 97th birthday Nov. 14, 2018. She was born Nov. 14, 1921, and was married to the late Guy E. Pillars Sr. She has four children, 10 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, Celebrating 96 five step-great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and one Gilbert DeWitt step-great-great-grandchild. Cards may be sent to 221 W. 13th Gilbert DeWitt of Chana will celebrate his 96th birthday Nov. 9, 2018. St., Rock Falls, IL 61071.

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Celebrating 80

Judith Rahn Celebrating 85

Celebrating 82

Nettie Bardo

Donald Johnson

Nettie Bardo of Dixon is celebrating her 85th birthday today, Nov. 6, 2018. She was born Nov. 6, 1933, in Mexico, Missouri. She has five children, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. Cards may be sent to 919 S. Lincoln Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

Donald Johnson of Sterling will celebrate his 82nd birthday Nov. 10, 2018. He was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Dixon. He has one child, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Cards may be sent to 2201 E. LeFevre Road, Room 23, Sterling, IL 61081.

Judith Rahn of Chadwick will celebrate her 80th birthday with her family and friends at a dinner given by her children. Judy was born Nov. 11, 1938, and was married to the late Elmer Rahn Sr. She has two children, Leanne Rahn of Lanark and Elmer (Annette) Rahn of Mount Carroll. She has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 97, Chadwick, IL 61014.

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Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Tegeler

Mr. & Mrs. Devon Pace

65th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Leffelman Virginia (Warner) and Sylvan Leffelman were married Nov. 14, 1953 at St. Patrick Church in Dixon. They raised their five children in Amboy while part owners of the Case-IH farm implement dealership, W.G. Leffelman and Sons. They are the parents of Jan (Tom) McConville of Amboy, Phil Leffelman of Elgin, Paul (Robin)

Leffelman of Amboy, Nancy (Jim) Butler of Bartlett and Rita Leffelman in heaven. They are the grandparents of Rachel (Mike) White, Mitch (Meg) McConville, Maggie (Michael Daly) McConville, Damon (Alyssa) Leffelman and Lucas Leffelman. Their precious great-grandchildren include Kylie, Kaysen and Leo. Well wishes may be sent to 124 Liberty Court, Dixon, IL 61021.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Tegeler will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 8, 2018. Virgil Tegeler and Donna Whaley were married Nov. 8, 1953, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Sterling. They have been farming in the Sterling and Polo area since 1953. They have been blessed with five children, Pamela Tegeler, Bradley (Sherry) Tege-

ler, Christine Boland, Brent (Nancy) Tegeler and V. Scott Tegeler. They are the proud grandparents to 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Cards and well wishes may be sent to 14311 W. Buffalo Road, Polo, IL 61064. Thank you, Dad and Mom, for your ongoing example of love and devotion.

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Devon J.M. Pace, M.D., son of Michael and Babette Clayton of Byron, grandson of Donald and Sharon Sivits, formerly of Dixon, married Meredith Skala, daughter of David and Kimberly Skala of Oak Lawn on Oct. 13, 2018, at Watch Tower Lodge in Rock Island. The couple reside in Philadelphia, where Devon is completing his residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and Meredith is teaching at The Philadelphia School.

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55th Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. David Erby

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David and Pamela Erby of Rock Falls celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, 2018. Dave and Pam were married Nov. 3, 1963, at First Congregational Church in Sterling. They are the parents of Kim (James) Velazquez and Erika (Tom) Workman, both of Rock Falls. They have five grandchildren, Clay, Kody, Rylee, Olivia and Abby.



Happy 105th Birthday

Stella Grobe Stella Grobe of Dixon will celebrate her 105th birthday Nov. 13, 2018. She was born Nov. 13, 1913, in

Maryland, and was married to the late Kenneth Grobe. Cards may be sent to 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

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Melvin Leffelman

Zelma Book Zelma Book, former dispatcher for Illinois State Police – District 1, will be 96

on Nov. 19, 2018. Cards can be sent to 1905 20th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081.

Melvin Leffelman will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at St. Patrick Parish Hall in Amboy. Melvin was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Maytown. He farmed in the Nelson, Walton and Maytown areas all of his life. He married Marjorie Ely on Feb. 11, 1950. She has since passed away. They have two children, Dan (Janelle) Leffelman and Julie (Denny, deceased) Brechon. He

has three grandchildren, Rachel ( Jordan) Plock and Miranda and Cordell Leffelman; and one great-grandchild, Paisley Plock. He later married Sue Morrissey (deceased). Melvin enjoys fishing, flying and golfing. He is a proud veteran and member of Amboy American Legion Honor Guard. Birthday wishes may be sent to 124 Liberty Court, Dixon, IL 61021. Please join us at the open house to celebrate this wonderful man!

5-year increments up to 60 years, can be at no charge. Other increments will require a paid announcement. Anniversaries from 61 to 69 can be published in the free format without the 5-year increment restriction. Special wording will require a paid announcement. Anniversaries of 70 years and more are at no charge in a paid format; the announcement size will be determined by the editor. Birthday announcements for area seniors 80 years of age and older can be at no charge without special wording. There is a charge for those younger than 80. The basic (free) form (one current photo of the individual), quarter-page paid (one or two photos), half-page paid (two photos), and full-page paid (up to four photos) are available. For 100th and older birthdays, SVM will publish free announcements in a paid format; the announcement size will be determined by the editor. Reunions are for area residents who are gathering, or have gathered, for a family or class reunion. Reunion items will be edited due to space limitations, and lists of all those attending are not available in the free format. Photos also are not available for a free announcement, but can be used in any of the paid announcements. If a large group photo is submitted, only one can be used in the quarter-page format, one photo is recommended in the half-page format, and up to four normally can be used in the full-page format. Large group photos with long lists of names may require at least a half-page paid announcement. Note: A group photo for a class reunion only can be submitted at no charge for the Scrapbook page of SV Weekend by email to or in person.  For publication in Celebrations, class reunions of 70 years and more will be available in the quarter-page format at no charge, with a photo allowed. For more information regarding Celebrations, call Mary Near at 815284-2222, or 815-625-3600, ext. 5530, email or call the classified department at either number. Email to submit Celebrations announcements or for information.

Celebrations Editor: Mary Near, ext. 5530

To place your announcement in an upcoming Celebrations publication stop by either Sauk Valley Media location or call Dixon – 815-284-2222; Sterling – 815-625-3600. Use to email photos and information.


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Celebrations features weddings, engagements, anniversaries, and other happy news, such as birthdays, reunions, and four- or five-generation photos. As a special way to preserve these memorable occasions, quarter-, halfor full-page announcements can be purchased.  Paid announcements are determined by word count: no more than 125 words for a quarter page, no more than 250 words for a half page, and up to 340 words for a full page. Those paying for announcements will have the opportunity to proof them before publication. Customers will be called when the announcement is ready to be proofed. At that time, any corrections or additions can be made as needed at SVM’s Dixon and Sterling offices. For convenience, proofs will be emailed without calls whenever possible. Photos may be submitted in color or black and white, and in any size. Emailed photos should be in JPEG format with a resolution of 200 and a width of at least 5 inches for best quality. All announcements can be printed without photos if desired. Celebration forms are available at the Telegraph and Daily Gazette classified departments or by email. Sauk Valley Media is not responsible for errors due to unreadable information. A daytime phone number and email address (if available) are requested to help to ensure accuracy. Weddings are available in basic (free) form (one photo only of the couple), quarter-page paid (one photo), half-page paid (two photos), and full-page paid (up to four photos). The wedding form should be returned preferably within 2 to 4 months after the wedding date.  Engagements are available in basic (free) form (one photo of the couple), two styles of quarter-page paid (one photo only), half-page paid (two photos), and full-page paid (up to four photos). Anniversary  announcements are available in the basic (free) form (one current photo only of the couple), quarter-page paid (one or two photos), half-page paid (two photos), and full-page paid (up to four photos). Announcements beginning with the 25th anniversary, and then in


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Happy Birthday Mary Jane Meyers Mary Jane Meyers, retired teacher, will be 95 years young Nov. 11, 2018, and will celebrate with a card shower. The omission of gifts is requested. Mary Jane grew up on the family farm outside of Dixon. Upon graduating from Dixon High School in 1941, she attended Northern Illinois University, where she received her teaching degree. Mary Jane returned to Dixon and taught at Garrison, Oak Ridge and Hill rural schools, and later, Prairieville School. After her marriage to Ed Meyers, Mary Jane became a substitute teacher in the Dixon area school system, retiring with 35 years of dedicated public service in Lee County schools.

Mary Jane was married to the late Bud Mumford and the late Ed Meyers. Mary Jane has been a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon and loved singing in the choir. She is an active member with Dixon Homemaker’s Extension, 4-H Youth Fair, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Her hobbies over the years include flower gardening, cooking, oil painting, flower arranging and crafts. Spending time with family is her favorite activity. Birthday greetings may be addressed to Mary Jane Meyers, 703 E. Buffalo St., Polo, IL 61064.

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Birthday Happy 90th Birthday Lola Brantner Lola Jeanne Brantner of Dixon will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family celebration Nov. 17, 2018 at White Pines Resort. She was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Polo, and was married to the late Bill Brantner. She has three children, Jerry (Nancy), Rick (Lee Ann) and Jim (Sue Mullens), six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Cards can be sent to 620 N. Ottawa Ave, Dixon, IL 61021. 

Remember to pick up Celebrations photos Celebrations photos may be picked up anytime after the issue is published. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Sterling; and 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Dixon. For more information, call 815-284-2222 or 815-625-3600, ext. 5501, or 815-284-2224.





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