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The Boom Years (Part 1 of 3)

by the Dwight Historical Society Note: This is part of a weekly series of articles about the Keeley Institute that will be appearing in The Paper until the July 14-17 Alcohol and Drug History Society conference in Dwight. After the…

To the Back of the Line

It’s almost time to head to the back of the line. This happens a lot throughout life. You work your way up through the ranks, and get to remain at the top for a very short time before your run…

John C. Rich

PONTIAC – John C. Rich, 91, of Pontiac and formerly of Saunemin, died Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12:02 p.m. at his residence. A visitation will be held today, Wednesday, February 17, from 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in…

Sandra Sue Leonard

TONICA – Sandra Sue Leonard, 74, of Tonica and formerly of Danville and Dwight, passed away at 6:40 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 at the La Salle County Nursing Home in Ottawa. Sandra was born February 28, 1941 in Danville, the daughter of Harry…

Joan E. Wennerstrom

DWIGHT – Joan E. Wennerstrom, 79, of Dwight passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016. Joan was born in Verona June 25, 1936, daughter of Ray and Corena Carlson Wennerstrom. She is survived by her sister, Rosella Herb of Dwight; her…

Marjorie M. Drury

PONTIAC – Marjorie M. Drury, 95, of Pontiac and formerly of Emington, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Pontiac. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Rooks…

Dale E. Walker

BLACKSTONE – Dale E. Walker, 68, of Blackstone passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Northlake. He was born March 12, 1947 in Joliet, son of Sam and Genevieve Berta Walker. He married Betty L. Papenburg June…

David Constantine

DWIGHT – David Constantine, 86, of Dwight passed away at Pleasant View Lutheran Home, Ottawa, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. David was born February 19, 1929, son of David and Nona Bice Constantine. He married Jeanne A. Ribordy September 10, 1949…

BORING GAME

If you’re following over from my other columns you’ll know I made some predictions, so far I’m 0/2 on those, one being Groundhog’s Day and the other being the Super Bowl in which I predicted the Panthers to win, and…

John William Austin

GARDNER – John William Austin, 93, of Gardner passed away Monday,  February 8, 2016 at his home. Visitation children: Ryan will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., South Wilmington Chapel, today, Wednesday, February 10, from 4 until 8 p.m. A…