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Kristi Monferdini Baechle

WOOD DALE – Kristi Monferdini Baechle, 45, passed away in her home at Wood Dale August 7, 2015. She was surrounded by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor Saturday, August 29, at…

Jeanne A. Constantine

DWIGHT – Jeanne A. Constantine, 83, of Dwight passed away at Morris Hospital Thursday, August 20, 2015. Jeanne was born October 22, 1931 in Odell, daughter of Leo and Irene Klein Ribordy. She married David Bice Constantine September 10, 1949 in…

Thomas Paige

DWIGHT – Thomas Paige, 54, of Dwight passed away August 3, 2015. Cremation visitation will be Sunday, August 30, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Old Congregational Church, 231 E. 9th St., Lockport. Thomas is survived by his loving daughters, Marcella Paige…

Thomas ‘Vince’ McGinnis

DWIGHT – Thomas “Vince” McGinnis, 77, of Dwight passed away at Heritage Health in Dwight August 22, 2015. Vince was born February 2, 1937 in Pontiac, son of Thomas A. and Mary Zita Turner McGinnis. He is survived by his…

Last Column

This is the last column that I get to write (for an extended period of time) from inside the friendly village limits of Dwight. As I’ve been here for the summer I’ve realized how easy it is to get comfortable…

Edith L. Lee

OTTAWA – Edith L. Lee, 85, of Ottawa and formerly of Ransom, died Saturday afternoon, August 8, 2015 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, August 12, at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator, with…

Clifford S. Vogen

GARDNER – Clifford S. Vogen, 89, of Tucson, Arizona passed away August 3, 2015. He was born in Gardner August 4, 1925, son of Knute and Johanna Vogen and grew up there on his family’s farm. He married Barbra Dickinson…

Frank D. Amanti

ELMHURST – Frank D. Amanti, 90, longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away August 3, 2015 in Dwight. He was the son of Dominick and Catherine Amanti; beloved husband of the late Julia M. Amanti; loving father of Julia (Nick) Renello;…

Underdog…

Last week I was having a conversation with my friends about an early season football game between Illinois State University and the University of Iowa. One of my friends, who goes to a bigger, division 1 football school, said that…