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Elaine M. Balke

STREATOR – Elaine M. Balke, 88, of Streator passed away Saturday morning, December 31, 2016 at Heritage Health, Streator. Elaine was born June 13, 1928 in Emington, daughter of Frank and Anna Nelson Zeller. She married John “Jack” Balke July 10,…

It’s COLD

I don’t really like when people talk about the weather, especially when it’s used as small talk. I think that it’s a way out of not saying anything at all, and just resorting to the one thing that everyone experiences…

Sharon A. Majernik

WAUSAU, WI – Sharon A. Majernik, 69, of Wausau, Wisconsin died Friday, December 16, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Sharon was born March 1, 1947 in Blackstone, daughter of Edward and Leona LeGare Wonders. On January 31, 1970 she married…

Alex J. O’Connor

IRWIN – Alex J. O’Connor, 99, of Irwin passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee. He was born February 17, 1917 in Irwin, son of William M. and Catherine Donovan O’Connor. Alex married Lorene Mary…

Delores Austin

GARDNER – Delores Esther Austin, 93, of Gardner passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Alden Estates in Shorewood. Delores was born April 2, 1923 in South Wilmington, daughter of Gaetono and Ida Bondioli Muzzarelli. She was previously employed at…

SPORTS. SPORTS. SPORTS

The sports world has been in heaven this year. At least, as an average spectator, some of the bizarre finishes to professional and college sporting events could have easily caused a drop of a jaw. NFL Even though we didn’t…

Larry D. Marshall

Age 79, of Wilmington, IL, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at his home. Born February 17, 1937 in Streator, IL. Larry retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in Joliet, IL, following 32 years of employment. He married the former Mildred “Louise”…

John A. Himan

John A. Himan Jr. 62, of Wilmington, formerly of Dwight and Emmington, passed away Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at his lakefront home in Wilmington. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home,…

Sherry Lynn Blackburn

Sherry Lynn Blackburn, 67 of Odell, passed away October 5, 2016 at her home in Odell. Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.…

Steven Dwayne Fujinaga

Steven Dwayne Fujinaga, 54 of Manville, passed away surrounded by his family on October 7, 2016 at his home in Manville. A celebration of Steven’s life will be held from 11am to 8pm on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the…