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Frances Witte

WING – Frances Rae “Fran” Witte, 85, of Wing died at 3:55 a.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, February 3, at 10 a.m., at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home,…

Dennis Watson, Sr.

COAL CITY – Dennis Watson, Sr., 75, of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox. He was born October 3, 1940, son of George and Irene Cornale Watson. He was raised…

Kenneth B. Launius

DWIGHT – Kenneth B. Launius, 58, of Dwight passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet. Kenneth was born in Butte, Montana March 21, 1957, son of Kenneth and Ruby Tittsworth Launius. His parents survive. Other survivors…

Esther A. Bayston

CULLOM – Esther A. Bayston, 95, of Cullom passed away at 3:00 a.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Heritage Manor in Normal. Esther was born February 10, 1920 in Piper City, daughter of John Alfred and Olive E. Perkins Carlson.…

Patricia Lynn Bonora

DWIGHT – Patricia Lynn Bonora, 58, of Dwight and formerly of Chicago, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Dwight. Patricia was born in Chicago December 17, 1957, daughter of Edward and Lillian Kronkowski Feddersen. She married Michael D. Bonora April…

Brad Mark Brady

RURAL DWIGHT – Brad Mark Brady, 58, of rural Dwight went to meet our Lord Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016, due to a heart attack. Brad was born April 28, 1957 in Pontiac, son of Charles and Rogene Carlson Brady. He…

June Krull

MAZON – June Krull, 67, of Mazon passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Park Pointe in Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 3, in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary…

Gary A. Sassenger

MORRIS – Gary A. Sassenger, 66, of Morris and formerly of Dwight, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Gary was born July 7, 1949, son of Ralph and Bernice Ely Sassenger. He is survived by two sons: Joshua (Sheri) Sassenger…

Dwight EMS Ambulance Calls Increase by 98 in 2015

by Myke Feinman Managing Editor The Dwight Emergency Management Services department made 1,049 calls in 2015, an increase of 98 over 2014. “So basically, calls are on the upswing,” said Dwight EMS Director Al Metzke. “The trend is on the…