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‘Step Up and Lend a Hand’

The Dwight Grade School Board of Education has voted to return all grade school students back to school five days a week for the fourth quarter. I don’t speak for the board, but I felt this was in the best…

Joseph R. Kelso

Joseph R. Kelso, 91, of Odell passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:33 p.m. at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac, IL. Graveside services today, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Odell, IL with…

Randall Sheedy

MAZON – Randall Sheedy, 71, of Mazon passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Joliet Area Hospice Home in Joliet, IL. A prayer service was held privately with the family with Father Chris…

Artistry through Renovation and Restoration

Tech-Ni-Kolor Owner Larry Seabert Retires by Bridget DeWaard “I started out working an hour or so after school, doing little things like taking bumpers off and putting things together,” Nathan began, remembering the first time he stepped foot in Tech-Ni-Kolor…

Violet Bode

DWIGHT – Violet Bode, 86, of Normal, IL and formerly of Saunemin, IL passed away at 8:43 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Funeral services are private for the family at Emmanuel Lutheran…

Marilyn K. Martin

Marilyn K. Martin (nee Klehm), beloved wife of Thomas; loving mother of Edward (Stephanie); proud grandmother of Grace Emma; dear sibling of five sisters: Delores Lazzar, Carol Klehm, Ellen Gayon, Alberta Kinate; and Sharon Klehm, deceased. A Funeral Mass was…

Lt Col Thomas Vincent Boma

Lt Col (USAF Ret) Thomas Vincent Boma, 68, passed away after two years battling the effects of a debilitating coronary event. As in everything he did, he gave it his all in his fight to recover, but it was not…

Rhonda Bally

Rhonda Bally, age 59, of Gardner passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in her home surrounded by family after a brave battle with cancer. She was born April 4, 1961 in Kankakee, the daughter of Elbert and Marilyn Parker…

Patricia Lyn Hess

Patricia Lyn “Pat” Hess, age 63, of Ottawa, IL was called home on Monday, February 8, 2021 after an extremely short battle of fast-growing stage 4 cancer and spinal fluid infection. Cremation Rites have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral…

June L. Groth

June L. Groth (nee Anderson), formerly of Joliet, passed away at Heritage Health in Dwight Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 102 years. Survived by her daughter, Elaine M. (Elton E.) Gerber and her son, Donald E. (Barbara A.) …