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Donald G. Heinrich

DWIGHT – On Saturday, November 18, 2017 Donald Glen “Tiny” Heinrich passed away suddenly at his home in Dwight as a result of complications after a fire started in his garage. Don was born in Pontiac March 19, 1964 and…

My Brother is 21!

It finally happened, my little brother turned 21. I remember when I turned 21, and it’s definitely the most exciting birthday, it’s the first time you can go to a bar and buy yourself a drink, it opened a whole…

Esther Shrewsbury

PONTIAC – Esther E. Shrewsbury, 86, of Pontiac died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Accolade Health Care, Pontiac. Esther was born December 8, 1930, at Goodfarm, daughter of August and Lena Lambert Denker. She married John R. Shrewsbury December 7,…

Christopher J. Skarstad

HERSCHER – Christopher J. “Chris” Skarstad, 46, of Richmond, Virginia and formerly of Herscher, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. Chris was born May 11, 1971 in Kankakee, son of Greg and Wendy Skarstad. He…

Richard K. Chandler

PIPER CITY – Richard Kenneth Chandler, 77, of Piper City died at 10:53 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home in Piper City. Richard was born in Pontiac October 21, 1940, son of Kenneth R. and Ethel E. Ommen Chandler.…

My Favorite Weekend of the Year

This weekend was my favorite weekend of the year, and the reason is simply because of a time change. This weekend was daylight saving time, and we moved the clocks an hour back. I saw a lot of rumblings online…

Thomas Dwight Wilson

NORMAL – Thomas Dwight Wilson, 80, of Normal died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal. He was born September 23, 1937 in Dwight, son of Arthur and Ann Sellers Wilson. He is survived by…

Richard M. Tallon

ESSEX – Richard Michael Tallon, 75, of Essex passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris. Richard was born August 25, 1942 in Chicago, son of James and Stella Pikowitz Tallon. At the…

Leslie O. Smith

DWIGHT – Leslie O. “Speed” Smith passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Morris Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by six daughters:  Mary (Jim) Perkins of Dwight; Regina…

Jannett M. Tock

PONTIAC – Jannett M. Tock, 97, of Pontiac passed away at 3:50 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. She was born September 23, 1920 in Dwight, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice McConnell. She married John…