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Month: June 2018

Betty McGinnis

Betty McGinnis — November 10, 1947 – June 27, 2018 Betty McGinnis, age 70, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. Betty’s request is to have no funeral or visitation, and that her friends just remember her on her bicycle. Betty was born on November 10, 1947 in Alturas, California to Clyde and Maxine (Jones) Hasting. She was married to Sam McGinnis for 51 years. She worked for 10 years at National Lock Co. in Savanna, and then Metform in Savanna for over 20 years until retiring in 2010. Her pastime was spent riding her bike around the bike trail and camp site. Betty is survived by her husband Sam; one daughter, Sheila Davis; one son, Jay McGinnis; six grandchildren, Justin, Michael, Autumn, and Ryan McGinnis, Jarrett and Deni Davis; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Natalie, and Camden McGinnis; and one brother, Ricky of Reno, Nevada. She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gary Hasting, and a sister, Dallas, both of Alturas,...

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Something New: First Friday Fundraisers At The Valentine

Historic Preservation Can Be Fun With The Cornerstone Project, NFP RiverReader Staff Report DOWNTOWN LANARK — Mark your calendars for the inaugural First Friday event, hosted by the Cornerstone Project, NFP, in the Valentine Building in downtown Lanark. The Open House is set from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, and features Live Music by The Southpaw Stance and their Americana/Folk/Rock sound. “Come in and check out the space, enjoy the music, and support our work preserving Lanark’s historic buildings,” said Cornerstone Project President Jim Wyeth. Framed art, popcorn, and lemonade are available for a donation or...

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Impaired driving a matter of ‘Life or Death’

Independence Day enhanced enforcement period begins this week SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 150 law enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up efforts to catch impaired drivers during the Independence Day holiday with an increased enforcement period that begins this week. “Impaired driving — whether under the influence of alcohol or drugs — is a matter of life or death,” said Omer Osman, deputy secretary at IDOT. “More than 300 people are dying in Illinois each year as a result of impaired driving. These are tragedies that easily could...

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TLP Goes The Full Monty – Starts Thursday!

Timber Lake Playhouse Presents The Rousing Musical Comedy  Through July 15 RiverReader.org Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will present Terrence McNally and David Yazbek’s, The Full Monty, July 5 to 15, at the playhouse in Mount Carroll. Paul Stancato, artistic director at Timber Lake Playhouse, will direct the musical. In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’...

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Fourth Of July Food Safety

Fire up the grill, whip up the potato salad, and know how to keep food safe for the Fourth of July holiday SPRINGFIELD – Whether you’re grilling out, packing a picnic, or getting a snack together to eat while you watch fireworks, there are some simple steps you can take that will reduce the chance of getting a foodborne illness. “One food safety essential is making sure food is at the proper temperature, whether it’s cooking it to the right temperature on the grill, or keeping it cold,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah.  “There...

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Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

September 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

September 23 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 23

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

September 23 @ 8:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

September 30 @ 7:00 pm

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