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Lance Leeds Leaving; Dwight UMC Pastor Since 2011

The Rev. Lance Leeds, pastor at the Dwight United Methodist Church since July, 2011, will preach his last sermon in Dwight on Sunday (June 11). He and his wife Judy will be moving to the Marion Aldersgate United Methodist Church…

Travis Papineau

BONFIELD – Travis Papineau, 41, of Bonfield passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home. A private family visitation was held, and cremation rites were accorded. Travis was born June 21, 1975 in Kankakee, son of Earl Robert…

Calvin Grieff

MAZON – Calvin Mark Grieff, 61, of Mazon passed away peacefully at home Friday, June 2, 2017. Visitation will be Thursday, June 8, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington St., Morris. Enhanced…

Wrigley vs. Guaranteed Rate

The past two Sundays I’ve attended both of Chicago’s baseball stadiums, and it got me thinking on how the two of them compare. It’s a unique feature that Chicago possesses, in having two professional baseball teams – it’s something that only…

Duane G. Barschdorf

RANSOM – Duane G. Barschdorf, 81, of Ransom passed away Monday, May 29, 2017. Duane was born November 5, 1935 in Morris, son of Henry L. and Mary Flatness Barschdorf. He married Carole Bumgarner June 8, 1958 in the Mazon…

George Richard Lestina III

BRACEVILLE – George Richard Lestina III, 41, of Braceville and a longtime resident of Braidwood, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Braceville. He was born August 19, 1975 in Joliet. He graduated from Reed Custer High School in Braidwood,…

John R. Clausen

DWIGHT – John Raymond Clausen, 88, of Dwight passed away peacefully at home after a short illness, surrounded by his seven children and his wife of 66 years, Edith Lorraine Claus-en, Saturday, June 3, 2017. John was born August 3,…