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Jamie Davis & Kasey Kradle
*AMIE $AVIS OF #LINTON )OWA AND +ASEY +RADLE OF #HADWICK ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS THE DAUGHTER OF -R AND -RS "RENT $AVIS OF #LINTON HER FIANCÂ£ IS THE SON OF -R AND -RS +EN NETH +RADLE OF #HADWICK 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF #LIN TON (IGH 3CHOOL AND #LINTON #OMMU NITY #OLLEGE 3HE IS EMPLOYED BY -ERCY -EDICAL #ENTER IN #LINTON (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF -ILLED GEVILLE (IGH 3CHOOL (E IS EMPLOYED BY $RIVES ,,# IN &ULTON 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A -AY WEDDING
Corrine Smith & Corbyn Wascher
#ORRINE 3MITH OF 'ERLAW AND #ORBYN 7ASCHER OF *ERICHO 0ALESTINE ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS THE DAUGHTER OF 2ORY AND 2ITA 3MITH OF 3TERLING HER FIANCÂ£ IS THE SON OF ,ISA !NDERSON AND 3TEVE 7ASCHER OF #ARTHAGE 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF 3TER LING (IGH 3CHOOL AND -URRAY 3TATE 5NI VERSITY IN -URRAY +Y 3HE IS EMPLOYED BY 'ALESBURG (IGH 3CHOOL (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF #ARTHAGE (IGH 3CHOOL AND 7ESTERN )LLINOIS 5NI VERSITY (E IS EMPLOYED BY 3EEDS OF (OPE 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A -AY WEDDING )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
Whitney Helfrich & Kristopher Blayney
3COTT AND *ULIE (ELFRICH OF $IXON ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER 7HITNEY (ELFRICH OF 0RINCEVILLE TO +RISTOPHER "LAYNEY OF 0RINCEVILLE THE SON OF 0AM "LAYNEY OF 0EORIA AND THE LATE $AVID "LAYNEY 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF $IXON (IGH 3CHOOL AND -ONMOUTH #OL LEGE 3HE IS EMPLOYED BY 0EORIA 0UBLIC 3CHOOLS $ISTRICT (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF 2ICHWOODS (IGH 3CHOOL AND SERVED IN THE -ARINE #ORPS (E IS EMPLOYED BY THE CARPEN TERS UNION 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A -AY WEDDING AT 3T 0ATRICK #HURCH IN $IXON
Allison Brown & Perry Mitchell
-R AND -RS 2OBERT -ITCHELL OF 3TER LING ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR SON 0ERRY -ITCHELL OF #HARLOTTE .# TO !LLISON "ROWN OF #HARLOTTE .# THE DAUGHTER OF -ARTY .ICKOLS AND !MY "ROWN OF -ONMOUTH 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF -ON MOUTH 2OSEVILLE (IGH 3CHOOL AND 3OUTHERN )LLINOIS 5NIVERSITY 3HE IS EMPLOYED BY !MERICAN %AGLE /UTFITTERS (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF 2OCK &ALLS 4OWNSHIP (IGH 3CHOOL AND .ASCAR 4ECHNICAL )NSTITUTE IN -OORESVILLE .# (E IS EMPLOYED BY *$ -OTORSPORTS 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING AN !PRIL WEDDING IN -ONMOUTH )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
Sarah Hazelwood & Greg Frickenstein "RIAN AND 3ARA &RICKENSTEIN OF -ORRI SON ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR SON 'REG &RICKENSTEIN TO 3ARAH (AZEL WOOD THE DAUGHTER OF 2ICK AND $EBRA (AZELWOOD OF -USCATINE )OWA 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF THE 5NIVERSITY OF .ORTHERN )OWA WITH A "ACHELOR OF !RTS DEGREE IN FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE 3HE IS A LOAN ADMINISTRATION MANAGER AT 7ELLS &ARGO (OME -ORT GAGE (ER FIANCÂ£ GRADUATED FROM THE 5NIVER SITY OF .ORTHERN )OWA WITH A "ACHELOR OF !RTS DEGREE IN FINANCE (E IS AN INVESTI GATOR AT -AGELLAN (EALTH 3ERVICES 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING AN !PRIL WEDDING IN #ANCUN -EXICO
Danielle Smith & Matthew Grobe $ANIELLE 3MITH OF $IXON AND -ATTHEW 'ROBE OF 7ALNUT ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGE MENT 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS THE DAUGHTER OF 3TEVE 3MITH AND -ARCY #IBU OF $IXON HER FIANCÂ£ IS THE SON OF $ENNIS AND -ARY *O 'ROBE OF 7ALNUT 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF $IXON (IGH 3CHOOL AND 3AUK 6ALLEY #OMMUNITY #OLLEGE 3HE IS A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT AT -ENDOTA #OMMUNITY (OSPITAL (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF "UREAU 6ALLEY (IGH 3CHOOL (E IS AN ASSEMBLER AT 7AHL #LIPPER #ORP 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A *UNE WEDDING AT 7ALNUT 5NITED -ETHODIST #HURCH )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
30th Anniversary 40th Anniversary
Mr. & Mrs. Craig Janssen #RAIG AND -ARILYN *ANSSEN OF ,YNDON WILL CELEBRATE THEIR TH WEDDING ANNI VERSARY -ARCH #RAIG *ANSSEN AND -ARILYN (ARVEY WERE MARRIED -ARCH AT 3T -ARY #ATHOLIC #HURCH IN -ORRISON 4HEY ARE THE PARENTS OF +IM -ATT %WOLDSEN OF -ORRISON $AN *ULIE *ANS SEN OF 3TERLING AND !DAM -ICHELLE *ANSSEN OF 3PARTA 4HEY HAVE SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Rhodes 'ORDON AND 0EGGY 2HODES OF !MBOY WILL CELEBRATE THEIR TH WEDDING ANNI VERSARY -ARCH 'ORDON 2HODES AND 0EGGY -OORE "UR KHOLDER WERE MARRIED -ARCH AT &IRST #HRISTIAN #HURCH IN $IXON 4HEY ARE THE PARENTS OF !MY "URKHOLD ER 0OHL AND 4ONYA 2HODES 4IM "ON NELL OF 3UBLETTE 4HEY HAVE FOUR GRANDCHILDREN 4HOSE WISHING TO SEND GREETINGS MAY ADDRESS CARDS TO 0/ "OX !MBOY ),
Marco & Kobus Sept. 14, 2013 St. Paul Lutheran Church Rachel Marco and Jason Kobus were UNITED IN MARRIAGE 3EPT AT St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiated by Pastor Janet Wittenmyer. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Barb Marco of Dixon. The groom is the son of Dave and .ANCY +OBUS OF "LOOMINGTON The bride was given in marriage by her father. Serving as maids of honor were Lynn Smith, friend of the bride, and Lauren Marco, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Sasha Harris and Katie Pfundstein, both friends of the bride, and Jen Kobus, sister of the groom. Serving as best man was Brandon Bergschneider, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Brian Trainor, Jason Head, Matt Lally, and Tony Armstrong, all friends of the groom. Ushering the event were Paul Ray-
burn and Mike Troyanovich, both friends of the groom. Readings were done by Chris Marco, aunt of the bride, and Brian Bogner, cousin of the groom. A reception, hosted by Cassandra Rodgers, aunt of the bride, and Diane Cecil, aunt of the groom, was at the Dixon Elks Lodge. The bride is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a bachelorâ€™s degree in public relations and a masterâ€™s degree in communication. She is marketing coordinator for Illinois State University housing. The groom is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a bachelorâ€™s degree in technology systems. He is a service desk engineer for Monolith Software. After honeymooning in Maui, Hawaii, the couple reside in Bloomington.
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Kobus and wedding party
Ginter & Thormahlen Mary Ginter, formerly of Mount Morris, and Jeff Thormahlen of Prophetstown, were united in marRIAGE AT PM .OV AT THE Yorktown Chapel in Yorktown, offiCIATED BY "UTCH -C.INCH A reception followed at Deer Valley Golf Club in Deer Grove. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Sara Ginter of Elkhart. The groom is the son of David and Debra Thormahlen of Prophetstown. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an A-line dress made of taffeta with lace appliquĂŠs. Serving as maid of honor was Ashli Blackburn of Oregon, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Alisha Wetzell of Tampico, Malorie Wetzell of Prophetstown, and Bree Tedrick of Rock Falls. Junior bridesmaids were Renee and Madison Pedersen of Chariton, Iowa, the brideâ€™s cousins. The flower girl was Kiersten Christensen of Fort Meade, Fla., the groomâ€™s second cousin.
Serving as best man was Kristofer Wetzell of Prophetstown, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Keith Wetzell of Tampico, Kyle Ivey of Sterling, and Wesley Taylor of Walnut. Junior groomsman was Jordan Ginter of Elkhart, the brideâ€™s brother. The ring bearer was Koby Christensen of Fort Meade, the groomâ€™s second cousin. The ceremony was ushered by Chris Helwig of Durand and Charles Hunter of Rock Falls. Honorary ceremony and reception hosts were Jeff and Paula Blackburn of Oregon, friends of the bride, and Amy Orna of Chariton, Iowa, aunt of the bride. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Oregon High School. She is employed by Birkeyâ€™s Farm Store in Prophetstown. The groom is a partial owner of the family farm, T&J Farms in Prophetstown. The couple honeymooned at home with family. They are expecting their first child in June 2014.
Nov. 2, 2013 Yorktown Chapel Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Thormahlen
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Enlow & Dettman
Hammett & Rosone Megan Enlow & Brandon Dettman
Brandon proposed in the gardens at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, while on vacation in Nashville, Tenn. +ERRY AND 3UZANNE %NLOW OF &RANKLIN 'ROVE ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER -EGAN %NLOW OF $IXON TO "RANDON $ETTMAN OF $IXON THE SON OF ,YLE AND "ETH $ETTMAN AND $AN AND 3UZETTE 3CHRINER ALL OF 2OCK &ALLS 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF &RANKLIN #ENTER (IGH 3CHOOL 7ESTERN )LLINOIS 5NIVERSITY AND
.ATIONAL ,OUIS 5NIVERSITY 3HE IS EMPLOYED AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF 2OCK &ALLS (IGH 3CHOOL AND ATTENDED 3AUK 6ALLEY #OMMUNITY #OLLEGE (E IS EMPLOYED BY THE )LLINOIS $EPARTMENT OF #ORRECTIONS 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING AN !PRIL WEDDING AT ,OVELAND #OMMUNITY (OUSE IN $IXON )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
PLANNING A May 10, 2014 WEDDING
Nelson & Storheim
Megan Nelson & Timothy Storheim
Susanne Hammett & Michael Rosone
4ERRY AND *UDY (AMMETT OF 3TERLING ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER 3USANNE (AMMETT OF 2OSELLE TO -ICHAEL 2OSONE OF 2OSELLE THE SON OF $ENNIS AND 0ATTY 2OSONE OF 3CHAUMBURG 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF 3TERLING (IGH 3CHOOL AND A GRADUATE OF 7ESTERN )LLINOIS 5NIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORgS DEGREE IN (EALTHCARE !DMINISTRATION 3HE IS EMPLOYED BY -ED3TAFF !LTERNATIVES IN #HICAGO (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF 3CHAUMBURG (IGH 3CHOOL AND A GRADUATE OF (ARPER #OLLEGE (E IS EMPLOYED BY &ED%X 'ROUND IN #AROL 3TREAM 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A -AY WEDDING AT 3T -ARY #HURCH IN 3TERLING )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
#RAIG AND .ORMA .ELSON OF -ORRISON ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER -EGAN .ELSON OF -ORRISON TO 4IMOTHY 3TORHEIM THE SON OF *EFF AND ,ISA 3TORHEIM OF (UBERTUS 7IS 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF -ORRISON (IGH 3CHOOL AND THE 5NIVERSITY OF 7ISCONSIN n 0LATTEVILLE (ER FIANCÂ£ IS A GRADUATE OF (ARTFORD 5NION (IGH 3CHOOL IN (ARTFORD 7IS AND THE 5NIVERSITY OF 7ISCONSIN n 0LATTEVILLE (E IS EMPLOYED BY 4HE )NDUSTRIAL #OMPANY 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING AN !UG WEDDING CEREMONY AT 4HE "ARN AT (ARVEST -OON 0OND IN 0OYNETTE 7IS )NVITATIONS WILL BE SENT
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.ORA 'ILMAN OF $EER 'ROVE GRADUATED -AY FROM ,ORAS #OLLEGE IN $UBUQUE )OWA WITH A "ACHELOR OF !RTS DEGREE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING 3HE CURRENTLY IS WORKING AS AN INTERN IN THE SPORTS MEDICINE DEPARTMENT AT THE 5NIVERSITY OF $ENVER IN $ENVER .ORA WILL BE ATTENDING THE 5NIVERSITY OF 7ISCONSIN IN -ADISON 7IS THIS FALL WHERE SHE HAS BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A GRADUATE ASSISTANT PROGRAM TO OBTAIN HER MASTERS DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY .ORA IS THE DAUGHTER OF *AY AND 2OBYN -ORESI OF $EER 'ROVE AND ,OWELL 'ILMAN OF 0ROPHETSTOWN 3HE IS A GRADUATE OF 0ROPHETSTOWN (IGH 3CHOOL AND A GRADUATE OF 3AUK 6ALLEY #OMMUNITY #OLLEGE
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65th Anniversary 60th Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dilbeck Mr. & Mrs. Alvin "Bud" Wiersema Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Dilbeck Jr. recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Charles Dilbeck Jr. and the former Phyllis Helman were married &EB They are the parents of Robert (deceased), Daniel (Mary Jo) of Winnebago, Betty Jean of Vandalia, and Kenneth (Melissa) of
Oregon. They have 12 living (and one deceased, Rebecca) grandchildren, Brandi, Angela, Heidi, Cassidy, Robert, Joshua, Naomi, Hannah, Carolyn, Ashley, Kelly, and Ashley. They have 11 greatgrandchildren. Family and friends celebrated with a small dinner party with four generations in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin â€œBudâ€? WierseMA WILL CELEBRATE THEIR TH WEDding anniversary March 11, 2014. An open house, hosted by their children, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 8, 2014, at the Odell Public Library Community Center in Morrison. Alvin â€œBudâ€? Wiersema and Rosemary Huizenga were marRIED -ARCH AT .EWTON
Reformed Church in Erie. They are the parents of Linda Heiden of Galena; Gary (Susan) Wiersema of Fishers, Ind., and Dale (Bunny) Wiersema of Ely, Minn. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. All relatives and friends are invited. The couple request gifts be omitted.
Military Reunions Radar Station
Anyone who served at a radar station â€“ military or civilian â€“ is welcome to the U.S. Air Force Radar Station Veterans reunion, May 18-23, 2014, in Reno, Nev. For more information, contact Woody Woodworth AT EMAIL LGWDWRTH ROADrunner.com; or go to www.mlrsinc.com/ usafrsv and fill out the online form.
The crewmembers of the USS Sample $%&& WILL HAVE THEIR NEXT REUNION IN IN .EW /RLEANS #ONTACT 'ARY 3MOYER AT EMAIL GARYSMOYER GMAILCOM OR GO TO WWWMLRSINC com/sample and fill out the online questionnaire, for more information or to be added to the mailing list.
The former crewmen of the USS Purdy $$ WILL HAVE THEIR NEXT REUNION May 14-18, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Contact ,ARRY $I0ASQUALE AT 3URREY $RIVE !LLENTOWN 0! PHONE EMAIL CHIEFDI JUNOCOM OR GO to www.mlrsinc.com/purdy for reunion information.
The first reunion for the crewmembers of the USS Skylark (ASR-20) and the USS Tringa (ASR-16) is in the planning stages. Go www.mlrsinc.com/skylarktringa or SKYLARKTRINGAREUNION GMAILCOM OR CALL TO SUBMIT CONTACT INFORMAtion.
USS Kenneth D. Bailey The USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD/DDR WILL HAVE ITS NEXT REUNION !PRIL 2014, in Norfolk, Va. Contact Ernie Pina at 28 Thomas Leighton Blvd., Cumberland, 2) PHONE EMAIL CPOPINA COXNET OR GO TO WWW mlrsinc.com/kdb for reunion information.
West Reunion Group The crewmembers of the USS Effingham !0! 533 3HADWELL ,3$ AND USS White Marsh, who meet as part of the 7EST REUNION GROUP WILL HAVE THEIR NEXT reunion April 30-May 4, 2014, in Branson, -O #ONTACT ,ARRY -C#ALLUM AT EMAIL SHADDAD BEXNET OR GO TO www.mlrsinc.com/west and fill out the online questionnaire.
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Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lee -R AND -RS #HARLES ,EE OF 3TERLING CELEBRATED THEIR TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 3EPT #HARLES h3KIPv ,EE AND 3USAN 3ANDERS WERE MARRIED 3EPT IN 0AXTON 4HEY ARE THE PARENTS OF *OHN OF $ENVER 7ILLIAM 4IFFANY OF 3TERLING AND *ENNIFER OF #HARLESTON )LL 4HEY HAVE THREE GRANDCHILDREN
Beatrice Ricedorf "EATRICE 2ICEDORF OF .ORTH !URORA CELEBRATED HER TH BIRTHDAY &EB 3HE WAS BORN &EB AND WAS MARRIED TO THE LATE 7ILLIAM / 2ICEDORF 3HE HAS TWO CHILDREN SIX GRANDCHILDREN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILD #ARDS MAY BE SENT TO !SHBURY 'ARDENS !IRPORT 2OAD !PT % .ORTH !URORA ),
,OIS 3IMMONS OF -ILLEDGEVILLE WILL CELEBRATE HER TH BIRTHDAY WITH AN OPEN HOUSE FROM TO PM -ARCH Celebrating 95 AT 4HE /THER "AR SOCIAL ROOM IN -ILLEDMarian Ditzler GEVILLE 4HE OMISSION OF GIFTS HAS BEEN REQUEST-ARIAN $ITZLER OF 0OLO WILL CELEBRATE ED HER TH BIRTHDAY -ARCH 3HE WAS BORN -ARCH 3HE WAS BORN -ARCH 3HE HAS TWO DAUGHTERS FIVE GRANDCHIL3HE HAS ONE DAUGHTER TWO GRANDCHIL- DREN SIX GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE DREN AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILD #ARDS MAY BE SENT TO . #HERRY #ARDS MAY BE SENT TO "OX -ILLED!VE 0OLO ), GEVILLE ),
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&LORENCE 7ETZELL (IERONYMUS OF 3TERLING WILL CELEBRATE HER TH BIRTHDAY -ARCH 3HE WAS BORN -ARCH 3HE HAS THREE CHILDREN ONE DECEASED GRANDCHILDREN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN #ARDS MAY BE SENT TO 'OOD .EIGHBORS !VENUE % !PT 3TERLING ),
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Birthday Happy 101st Birthday Roy Hess Roy A. Hess, born to Charles and Essie (Landis) Hess, will celebrate his 101st birthday March 7, 2014. Born in Sterling, he was raised on a farm north of town. After Sterling High School graduation, he worked at Lawrence Brothers for 4 years. After graduating from Wheaton College in 1939, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Roy married Gladys Witmer, also of Sterling, in 1940. They were married more than 68 years until 2009, when Gladys passed away. Their union has been blessed with six children, 17 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Before moving back to Sterling to run the family farm for 16 years, Roy
Celebrating 101st Birthday Card Shower for Maxine Howard
worked as a chemist for 5 years in the Chicago area. He then worked well into his 80s for New York Life Insurance Co. He is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Sterling, and has been a member of Gideon’s International since 1972. In 2010, he was honored by Wheaton College for being their oldest living wrestling alumnus, having been team captain during his senior year. An avid reader and Scrabble player, he still reads his Bible through every year. Cards may be sent to Roy A. Hess, in care of Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Apt. 211, Sterling, IL 61081.
Happy 100th Birthday Berniece ‘Bee’ Martin
Maxine Howard of Sterling was born March 10, 1913, in Marquand, Mo., and married William P. “Tubby” Howard. She has seven children, Carole Finnicum and Rosemary Davis, both of Sterling; Steve Howard of Florida; and Bill, John, Paul, and Jennifer Morgan,
all deceased. She has 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. A family dinner is planned. Cards may be sent to Maxine Howard, c/o Heritage Woods, 2205 Oak Grove Ave., Room 208, Sterling, IL 61081.
Bee was born March 5, 1914. In celebration, you are invited to an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. March 5, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. Bee would love to have your join her for worship at 10:15 a.m. at St.
Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon. A reception will follow. A reception will follow. Bee requests no gifts, just cards. If you cannot join us, please send a card to Bee at 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.
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Birthday Happy 95th Birthday John Olson
John W. Olson, formerly of Walnut, will celebrate his 95th birthday March 10, 2014. He was born March 10, 1919, in Yorktown Township. He is a proud 68-year member of the American Legion, serving in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He farmed his entire life in the Walnut area. With his wife, Norma, the Olsons
had three children: Larry of Bristow, Va.; Randall of Scroggins, Texas; and Cynthia of Walnut. He is very proud of his six grandchildren, Kevin, Craig, Katie, Kristin, Timothy, and Karin, and five greatgrandchildren, Annika, Natalie, Andrew, Olivia, and Ethan. Birthday wishes may be sent to Greenfield Retirement Home, 508 Park Ave. East, Room 207, Princeton, IL 61356.
Kasandra Plocker Feb. 27, 2014 Says Bye, Bye, Bye to her 20s and Hello 30 Love, Dad, Mom, Jessica, Eric, and Kelsi Cards may be sent to 141 North Court, Apt. 104E, Dixon, IL 61021
Happy Golden Birthday to our beautiful Tylar! You are such a blessing from God! Happy 21st Birthday March 8, 2014 Kaitlyn Elizabeth! We love you! Grandma Barb, Mom, Nathan, Aunt Amie, Angie, and boys
Love, Mom, Dad, Faith, Hope, and Dani Jo
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National Honor Society Local student, Christopher Kooy, receives national honor Dixon High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars. $IXON (IGH 3CHOOL STUDENT #HRISTOPHER +OOY OF $IXON HAS BEEN SELECTED TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ESTEEMED ORGANIZATION 4HE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE *AN BY .3(33 &OUNDER AND #HAIRMAN #LAES .OBEL A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE FAMILY THAT ESTABLISHED THE .OBEL 0RIZES 4HE SOCIETY RECOGNIZES TOP SCHOLARS WHO HAVE DEMON-
STRATED OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY COMMITMENT /N BEHALF OF .3(33 ) AM HONORED TO RECOGNIZE THE HARD WORK SACRIFICE AND COMMITMENT THAT #HRISTOPHER HAS DEMONSTRATED TO ACHIEVE THIS EXCEPTIONAL LEVEL OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE #HRISTOPHER NOW IS A MEMBER OF A UNIQUE COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS n A COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS OUR
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729 Timber Creek Road Dixon, IL 815-288-5110 DIXON ELKS PAGE PARK, INC. 7883 Lowell Park Rd. Dixon, IL Newly Remodeled and Air Conditioned Open April-November Indoor/Outdoor Facility for all occasions. Tent Rental Available River View Full Bar Available. (815)284-1965
POST HOUSE BALLROOM 100 W. 2nd St., Dixon Sheer elegance in an historic setting. Seats 200 with a capacity for 250. Catering kitchen, full bar & room for DJ or small band. (815)288-0892 www.posthouse ballroom.com
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THE BRANDYWINE 441 IL. Rte. 2-Dixon, IL
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