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Louise Monferdini

MORTON – M. Louise Monferdini, 90, of Morton passed away at 12:53 a.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 7, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and…

Christmas Time

Christmas can often turn negative. There are a lot of bad things that can arise from it. The first and most problematic is that it turns materialistic. We spend unnecessary amounts of money to show people that we care about…

Dana J. Ferrara

MAZON – Dana J. Ferrara, 59, of Mazon passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Morris Hospital. Dana was born June 19, 1956 in Bloomington, son of Dominic Joseph and Marjorie D. Coyle Ferrara. He was raised and educated in Mazon and…

James E. Masching

PONTIAC – James E. Masching, 74, of Pontiac and formerly of rural Odell, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Evenglow Lodge Tjardes Medical Health Center in Pontiac. Jim was born October 27, 1941 in Emington, son of Henry C. and Agnes…

John Monferdini

MORTON – John Monferdini, 91, of Morton and formerly of Dwight, passed away at 10:59 a.m., Friday, December 18, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will be in Oaklawn…

William T. Kruger, Sr.

KINS- MAN – William T. Kruger, Sr., 92, of Kinsman passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. William was born January 8, 1923 in Brookfield Township, son of Carl and Lillian Kruger. He…

Aaron’s Food Favorites

Aaron’s Food Favorites I realized the other day that a lot of my columns tend to be geared toward food. This week I decided to take that and put a spin on it, and list my four favorite things to…

James O. Meredith

LAKE SHANNON – James O. Meredith, 77, of Lake Shannon passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Regency Care in Morris. He was born March 18, 1938 in Braceville, son of Shannon William and Vera Ann Downs Meredith. He was…

Kimberly Power

OTTAWA – Kimberly Sue Power, 43, of Ottawa died Friday morning, December 11, 2015 at her home. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, December 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Epworth United Methodist Church, Ottawa. A Memorial Service will be at 6…

FINALS

It was the week before finals, when all through the campus, pretty much everyone was studying, probably even a mouse. The worst part about finals week isn’t the studying for the tests, that happens before every test, it’s not having…