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Month: May 2017

Highland and NIU sign reverse transfer agreement

by RiverReader Staff FREEPORT — During a Monday afternoon meeting on the Highland Community College campus in Freeport, representatives from Northern Illinois University and Highland Community College held a ceremonial signing of a reverse transfer credit articulation agreement between the institutions. The agreement was formally approved by Highland’s Board of Trustees in February and subsequently signed by HCC President Tim Hood and Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker.  The agreement allows eligible NIU students who transferred from Highland without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. Through the agreement, credits completed at NIU may be...

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Beverly K. Van Oosten

Obituary February 21, 1941 – April 4, 2017 Elsie Rose Haring 1941—2017 Elsie Rose Haring, 76, of Shannon, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Pearl Pavilion Nursing Care, Freeport, Illinois. Elsie was born February 21, 1941, the daughter of Wayne and ElRose (Atkins) Thulen in Savanna. She attended Savanna High School, graduating with the Class of 1959. She then graduated from the Rockford Business College. On September 4, 1960, Elsie married Edward Haring in Savanna. They moved to Shannon in 1962, and raised four sons. Elsie’s first career was raising her family. She also worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Shannon for 17 years. She enjoyed her route and the people on it. She was a mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend and wife. She had an enormous heart and would do anything for anyone. Elsie was a wonderful homemaker, she was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family, and loved decorating for the holidays. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, having picnics, hiking trails, and spending time outside in the yard with her flowers and plants. Birthdays and cards were important to her. She spoiled her “grandpuppy” Star. She enjoyed talking sports with her sons, and enjoyed coloring and doing crafts with her grandkids. Elsie will be dearly missed by her husband of 56 years, Edward; four sons, Allen (Tammy)...

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