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Jamie Davis & Kasey Kradle

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Corrine Smith & Corbyn Wascher

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Whitney Helfrich & Kristopher Blayney

3COTT AND *ULIE (ELFRICH OF $IXON ANNOUNCE THE ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER 7HITNEY (ELFRICH OF 0RINCEVILLE TO +RISTOPHER "LAYNEY OF 0RINCEVILLE THE SON OF 0AM "LAYNEY OF 0EORIAANDTHELATE$AVID"LAYNEY 4HEBRIDE ELECTISAGRADUATEOF$IXON (IGH 3CHOOL AND -ONMOUTH #OL LEGE3HEISEMPLOYEDBY0EORIA0UBLIC 3CHOOLS $ISTRICT (ERFIANC£ISAGRADUATEOF2ICHWOODS (IGH3CHOOLANDSERVEDINTHE-ARINE #ORPS (E IS EMPLOYED BY THE CARPEN TERSUNION 4HE COUPLE ARE PLANNING A -AY   WEDDING AT 3T 0ATRICK #HURCH IN $IXON

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Allison Brown & Perry Mitchell

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Sarah Hazelwood & Greg Frickenstein "RIANAND3ARA&RICKENSTEINOF-ORRI SONANNOUNCETHEENGAGEMENTOFTHEIR SON 'REG&RICKENSTEIN TO3ARAH(AZEL WOOD THEDAUGHTEROF2ICKAND$EBRA (AZELWOODOF-USCATINE )OWA 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF THE 5NIVERSITY OF .ORTHERN )OWA WITH A "ACHELOROF!RTSDEGREEINFINANCEAND REALESTATE3HEISALOANADMINISTRATION MANAGER AT 7ELLS &ARGO (OME -ORT GAGE (ERFIANC£GRADUATEDFROMTHE5NIVER SITYOF.ORTHERN)OWA WITHA"ACHELOROF !RTSDEGREEINFINANCE(EISANINVESTI GATORAT-AGELLAN(EALTH3ERVICES 4HECOUPLEAREPLANNINGAN!PRIL WEDDINGIN#ANCUN -EXICO

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Danielle Smith & Matthew Grobe $ANIELLE 3MITH OF $IXON AND -ATTHEW 'ROBEOF7ALNUTANNOUNCETHEIRENGAGE MENT 4HEBRIDE ELECTISTHEDAUGHTEROF3TEVE 3MITHAND-ARCY#IBUOF$IXONHERFIANC£ ISTHESONOF$ENNISAND-ARY*O'ROBEOF 7ALNUT 4HE BRIDE ELECT IS A GRADUATE OF $IXON (IGH3CHOOLAND3AUK6ALLEY#OMMUNITY #OLLEGE3HEISACERTIFIEDNURSINGASSISTANT AT-ENDOTA#OMMUNITY(OSPITAL (ERFIANC£ISAGRADUATEOF"UREAU6ALLEY (IGH3CHOOL(EISANASSEMBLERAT7AHL #LIPPER#ORP 4HECOUPLEAREPLANNINGA*UNE  WEDDING AT 7ALNUT 5NITED -ETHODIST #HURCH )NVITATIONSWILLBESENT

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Mr. & Mrs. Craig Janssen #RAIGAND-ARILYN*ANSSENOF,YNDON WILLCELEBRATETHEIRTHWEDDINGANNI VERSARY-ARCH  #RAIG *ANSSEN AND -ARILYN (ARVEY WEREMARRIED-ARCH  AT3T-ARY #ATHOLIC#HURCHIN-ORRISON 4HEY ARE THE PARENTS OF +IM -ATT %WOLDSENOF-ORRISON $AN*ULIE *ANS SEN OF 3TERLING AND !DAM -ICHELLE *ANSSENOF3PARTA 4HEYHAVESEVENGRANDCHILDREN

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Rhodes 'ORDONAND0EGGY2HODESOF!MBOY WILLCELEBRATETHEIRTHWEDDINGANNI VERSARY-ARCH  'ORDON2HODESAND0EGGY-OORE"UR KHOLDERWEREMARRIED-ARCH  AT &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCHIN$IXON 4HEYARETHEPARENTSOF!MY"URKHOLD ER0OHLAND4ONYA2HODES4IM "ON NELLOF3UBLETTE 4HEYHAVEFOURGRANDCHILDREN 4HOSEWISHINGTOSENDGREETINGSMAY ADDRESSCARDSTO0/"OX !MBOY ),


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Marco & Kobus Sept. 14, 2013 St. Paul Lutheran Church Rachel Marco and Jason Kobus were UNITEDINMARRIAGE3EPT  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+OBUSOF"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 bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in communication. She is marketing coordinator for Illinois State University housing. The groom is a graduate of Illinois State University, with a bachelor’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 marRIAGEATPM .OV  ATTHE Yorktown Chapel in Yorktown, offiCIATEDBY"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 appliquÊs. 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 bride’s cousins. The flower girl was Kiersten Christensen of Fort Meade, Fla., the groom’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 bride’s brother. The ring bearer was Koby Christensen of Fort Meade, the groom’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 Birkey’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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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 $IXON TO "RANDON$ETTMANOF$IXON THESONOF ,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

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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(AMMETTOF2OSELLE TO-ICHAEL2OSONEOF2OSELLE THE SON OF $ENNIS AND 0ATTY 2OSONE OF3CHAUMBURG 4HEBRIDE ELECTISAGRADUATE OF 3TERLING (IGH 3CHOOL AND A  GRADUATE OF 7ESTERN )LLINOIS5NIVERSITY WITHABACHELORgS DEGREEIN(EALTHCARE!DMINISTRATION3HEISEMPLOYEDBY-ED3TAFF !LTERNATIVESIN#HICAGO (ERFIANC£ISAGRADUATEOF 3CHAUMBURG (IGH 3CHOOL AND A GRADUATE OF (ARPER #OLLEGE (E ISEMPLOYEDBY&ED%X'ROUNDIN #AROL3TREAM 4HECOUPLEAREPLANNINGA-AY   WEDDING AT 3T -ARY #HURCHIN3TERLING )NVITATIONSWILLBESENT

#RAIG AND .ORMA .ELSON OF -ORRISON ANNOUNCETHEENGAGEMENT OF THEIR DAUGHTER -EGAN .ELSON OF -ORRISON TO 4IMOTHY 3TORHEIM THESONOF*EFFAND,ISA 3TORHEIMOF(UBERTUS 7IS 4HEBRIDE ELECTISAGRADUATEOF -ORRISON (IGH 3CHOOL AND THE 5NIVERSITYOF7ISCONSINn0LATTEVILLE (ERFIANC£ISAGRADUATEOF(ARTFORD5NION(IGH3CHOOLIN(ARTFORD 7IS AND THE 5NIVERSITY OF 7ISCONSIN n 0LATTEVILLE (E IS EMPLOYEDBY4HE)NDUSTRIAL#OMPANY 4HECOUPLEAREPLANNINGAN!UG   WEDDING CEREMONY AT 4HE"ARNAT(ARVEST-OON0OND IN0OYNETTE 7IS )NVITATIONSWILLBESENT

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Nora Gilman

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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 “Bud� 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 “Bud� 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.

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USS Sample

Anyone who served at a radar station – military or civilian – 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  EMAILLGWDWRTH ROADrunner.com; or go to www.mlrsinc.com/ usafrsv and fill out the online form.

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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   EMAILCHIEFDI JUNOCOMORGO 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 GMAILCOMORCALL   TOSUBMITCONTACTINFORMAtion.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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 $IXONHASBEENSELECTEDTO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ESTEEMEDORGANIZATION 4HE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE *AN   BY .3(33&OUNDERAND#HAIRMAN #LAES .OBEL A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE FAMILY THAT ESTABLISHEDTHE.OBEL0RIZES 4HESOCIETYRECOGNIZESTOP SCHOLARS WHO HAVE DEMON-

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