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Month: July 2017

Doris J. Strong

Doris J. Strong – August 13, 1959 – July 27, 2017 Doris J. Strong, 57, of Forreston, died Thursday July 27, 2017 in her home. Doris was born August 13, 1959 in Freeport, the daughter of Don and Marcella (Frederick) Gaul. Doris married Gordon C. Strong August 25, 1979 in Forreston. She was a 38 year employee of Micro-Switch/Honeywell. Doris enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and collecting roosters. Surviving are her husband, Gordon Strong of Forreston; son, Douglas Strong of Forreston; daughter, Jennifer Strong of Forreston; sister, Marjorie (Steve) Lundquist of Mt. Morris and Donna (Randy) Rinehart of Polo; and two grandchildren, Andrew Allen and Louis Poster. Doris was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday August 1, 2017 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport. Rev. Julie Bunt will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday July 31, 2017 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial has been established in Mrs. Strong’s memory. Please sign her guestbook at www.burketubbs.com. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Doris J. Strong , please visit our Tribute Store. SERVICE Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home – Freeport Location 504 N. Walnut Freeport, IL 61032 Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at...

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Lanark Home Improvement Takes Another ‘H.I.T.’

Volunteer Effort Funded by Local Grants and Donations RiverReader.org staff LANARK — On July 28, nearly 30 people representing various groups in the Lanark community, showed up for a re-roof and gutter project, led by the Eastland Council of Churches’ Home Improvement Task Force. In two to three hours, the tear-off was complete. The replacement was nearly finished by the end of the day. “This is one of many projects completed in our area. Even pastors show up,” said the Rev. Claire Lathrop, pastor of the Lanark First Brethren Church. “The older ones, like me for example, show up...

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Roberta Carole Schoenfeld

Roberta Carole Schoenfeld – February 17, 1941 – July 24, 2017 Roberta C. Schoenfeld, age 76, of Lake Carroll, IL passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at home. She was born February 17, 1941 in Chicago to the late Alexander and Clara (Bawiec) Wolf. Roberta was a 1958 graduate of Immaculata High School in Chicago. She married Kenneth Schoenfeld on February 17, 1962 in Chicago. Roberta was a member of St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Shannon, IL. She retired from Harris Bank and had previously worked at Montgomery Wards. She was very active at Lake Carroll and was past president of the Lake Carroll Women’s Club. Roberta was also a member of the Quilting Club, Golf League, Bowling League, and Fishing Club. She is survived by her husband, Ken of Lake Carroll; three sons, Christopher (Lori) of Village of Lakewood, IL, Matthew (Tara) of Libertyville, IL and Keith (Ann) of Libertyville, IL; seven grandchildren, Justin, Erika, Jake, Jordan, Trevor, Ethan and Teagan; two sisters, Barbara Maksym of Phoenix, AZ and Susan (John) Joyce of Urbana, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Clara. There will be a memorial service Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Shannon. There will be a visitation Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A...

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Water A-OK in Thomson

Notifications of Public Safety Available at the Thomson Fire Protection District’s Emergency Notification System By Vicky Bealer Trager President, Village of Thomson On Wednesday, July 26, the Village of Thomson incurred a water outage while relocating a fire hydrant. Although some property owners had been notified in advance, additional properties were unexpectedly affected as well, due to unforeseen circumstances. Immediately, the public works department began efforts to notify property owners, and Village Clerk Jennie Foltz and Trustee Char Daehler posted the information on the village website, Facebook, and notified local radio and television stations. I would like to thank...

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Help for Flood Victims in Pearl City

Lanark Farmers Market Collects Goods – Gets Two Truckloads RiverReader.org staff LANARK — The Lanark Farmers Market put out the word that a collection for Pearl City flood victims, and the people answered, bringing in enough to fill the beds of two pickup trucks. Also, other area people put in some elbow grease to get people back in their homes. Watch Jason Yoder describe all the work that is being done. All flood impacted people in the Stephenson county region, call 815-801-0004. Talk to a live person. This will start the emergency relief for the damage you incurred in...

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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

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