Month: May 2018

Workation 2018 Starts Monday

Organizers Say, ‘Help Us Help You’ — Can Handle 10-12 More Jobs RiverReader.org Staff Report LANARK — With nearly 60 volunteers ready to take a “workation” in Lanark, the third edition of the popular week-long project is ready to start at 7:15 a.m. on Monday morning, June 4, at the First Brethren Church. The church’s neighbors-helping-neighbors program has quickly become the largest community service project the congregation has undertaken in its 130-year history. Last year, volunteers from six local congregations also participated in completing 52 projects. With this year’s 58 volunteers (so far) nearly doubling the 2017 volunteer count,...

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Gov. Rauner Proclaims May 30, 2018 “Officer Mark Dallas Day” in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (May 30, 2018) — Honoring the quick thinking and brave actions of the Dixon, Illinois school resource officer who thwarted a school shooting two weeks ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner has proclaimed May 30, 2018, Officer Mark Dallas Day in Illinois. Rauner, along with State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) and State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) met with Dallas, his family, and members of the Dixon Police Department in his Capitol office on Wednesday. “Officer Dallas’ decisive and courageous action saved the lives of many students and staff at Dixon High School and prevented what could have been an unimaginable...

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Brian L. Williams

Brian L. Williams — November 9, 1962 – May 22, 2018 Brian L. Williams passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was the son of Audrey Wade and was born on November 9, 1962 in Freeport, IL. Brian attended Stockton High School. Brian owned and operated Brubaker Trucking, worked at Fischer Excavating and Haas Dirt Works, Inc. He was a member of the Kent-Pearl City Fire Department. Brian was a loving Father and Grandfather he married Christine (Brubaker) on February 12, 1994, together they had two children Ashlee, and Branden. He is survived by his wife Christine of Pearl City; five children- Ashlee and Branden both of Pearl City, Tina (Duane) Reed of Kent, Jacob Snook of Lake Carroll, and Skylar; three beautiful grandchildren- Jayce, Baylee, and Alex; his mother Audrey Wade of Pearl City; two sisters Denise and Deanna Williams and one brother Brad Williams and several Aunts and Uncles. Preceded in death by his In-law’s Marlene and Wayne Brubaker, and his grandparents Harry and Helen Evans. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL Visitation will be from 9:00 am until time of service on Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Leamon Funeral Home, Lena, IL Wayne Fischer will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery Pearl City , Il....

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Sandra M. Andersen

Sandra M. Andersen — February 15, 1941 – August 29, 2017 Sandra M. Andersen, age 76, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. A memorial gathering will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Sandra was born on February 15, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth Flak. She attended St. Procopius High School and graduated with the Class of 1958. Later in life, she earned a degree in Computer Programming from Morton College. On February 4, 1967, Sandra married the love of her life Lawrence Andersen. Sandra was a homemaker, family meant the world to her. Sandra was a member of the Saints John and Catherine Catholic Church in Mt. Carroll. She enjoyed playing Bingo and league bowling with Lawrence. Sandra and Lawrence treasured the time they spent going to Morrison-Rockwood State Park in Morrison, Illinois to enjoy mother nature. She loved reading, movies, gardening and animals especially, her dog Scruffie. Sandra will be dearly missed by her husband, Lawrence; four children, Elliott Andersen of Downers Grove, Illinois, Noah (Sharon Andersen of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ingrid (Jason) Lawlor of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mercy (Jacob) Grant of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, Olivia, Isabella, Jaxon Grant and a brother, Stanley “Butch” (Donna) Flak...

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Chadwick-Milledgeville FFA Consignment Auction

Location: BioAg-Milledgeville Please see Facebook for color pictures and more items as added Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm Items consigned or donated to the Milledgeville FFA. The purpose of the auction is to teach the 15 members who volunteered their lunch period for 6 weeks most aspects of preparing and running an auction. All items will be auctioned by FFA members. Special Thanks to Duncan Land and Auction for providing this incredible opportunity. Auto: 1996 Geo Tracker, 1924 Dodge brothers custom Street Rod, 1972 restored Chevelle 350 Turbo trans. 355 CI Holley 4 barrel, 1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL Roadster,...

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