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Month: October 2017

Michael John Fagan

Michael John Fagan, age 84, of Shannon, IL passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Stephenson Nursing Center. Michael was born in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania to Olive (Sims) and Joseph Fagan on October 14, 1933. During his lifetime he spent 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring in 1972 and 20 years at Kelly Springfield in Freeport, retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara (Jochheim) Fagan, and his children Tim (Rose), Kevin (Ruth), Sean (Teresa), Brian (Lori), and Raymond. His 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by five sisters, Anne Westhoven of PA, Kathleen Craft of TX, Charlotte Klee of WV, Rosemarie Barthen of PA, and Joanne Pajak of FL. He is preceded in death by his daughter Debra, parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. The funeral service will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Shannon at 10:30 am. There will be a visitation Wednesday, November 1, at the Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will take place at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society. Condolences may be shared atwww.hermannfuneralhome.com. SERVICES Funeral Service Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 10:30 AM St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church 18 S. Linn St. Shannon, IL 61078 Get Directions on Google...

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Armella Kneale Mural Location Determined

Artwork Will Go To The New Bridgewater Inn BY LYNNETTE FORTH For RiverReader.org MOUNT CARROLL — The proposed appraisal information on the Armella Kneale Mural, including the request from the Mount Carroll Public Library asking for consideration of placement, was discussed by the Mount Carroll City Council at its regular council meeting on Oct. 24. Armella Kneale was a locally-known, successful artist. The mural was gifted to the city by the West Carroll School District. Some council members previously felt that since it was given to the city, it should remain in a city building for display, like city...

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Charlotte Rahn

Charlotte Rahn, age 73, of Chadwick, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at home. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Burial will take place in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in Charlotte’s memory. Friends and family are invited to share in in Charlotte’s memory at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Charlotte was born July 12, 1944, in Morrison, Illinois, the daughter of John and Inez Houzenga. She attended Chadwick High School and graduated with the Class of 1962. On June 5, 1964, Charlotte married Allen Rahn at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton, Illinois. Charlotte was a homemaker who cherished raising her children and helping Allen on the farm. She was a member of the Chadwick Evangelical Free Church. Charlotte enjoyed cooking, canning, and baking, especially coffee cakes. She also enjoyed listening to music, and singing in the Spring Valley Quartet. Most of all, Charlotte loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Charlotte will always be remembered for her generosity and her willingness to provide meals for others. Charlotte will be dearly missed by her husband, Allen; children, Rebecca (Lee) Hollewell of German Valley, Illinois, Paul (Gretchen) Rahn of Sterling, Illinois, Ron Rahn of Chadwick, Illinois,...

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Charles J. Guenzler

Charles J. Guenzler age 93, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Carroll. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Mt. Carroll Church of God. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carroll. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll, and one hour prior to the service at the Church. Memorials may be made for the Pleasant Valley Church of God and the Carroll County 4-H Club. Friends and family are invited to share in Charles’ life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Charles was born April 21, 1924 in Woodland Township, the son of Charles and Ethel (Adams) Guenzler. He attended Mt. Carroll High School and graduated with the Class of 1942. Charles married Jaunita Smith on June 5, 1965. Jaunita passed away August 28, 1981. Charles later married Betty Ruedter on June 8, 1985. They celebrated 32 years together. Charles was a shepherd of the earth and it was shown in his farming. He farmed his whole life north of Mt. Carroll. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of God , rural Mt. Carroll. He served on the Church Board and choir leader for many years. Charles also served on the Woodland Township Board. Charles has...

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Milledgeville and West Carroll Advance; EPC Sent Packing

Missiles Rock A-Town In First Round Victory Over Abingdon-Avon With A Stunning Offensive Performance – and the Defense Wasn’t Bad Either BY TOM KOCAL TKocal@RiverReader.org 815-493-3065; 815-275-3025 (8) Milledgeville 56, (9) Abingdon-Avon 21 MILLEDGEVILLE – It started early. In fact, it started with Abingdon-Avon’s first play from scrimmage. The Tornadoes standout sophomore QB Lukas Tinkham, who passed for over 1,500 yards this season, scrambled out of the pocket, fumbled, and the Missiles recovered. Two plays later, Carson Boyer scored one of his four touchdown runs—two for over 50 yards—in the first half, en-route to a 56-21 demolition of the A-Town...

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Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

November 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 25

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

November 25 @ 8:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 2 @ 7:00 pm

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