Author: Sarah Hanviriyapunt

Myrtle Jean “Toody” Henneman

April 28, 1931 – May 21, 2017 Myrtle Jean “Toody” Henneman, age 86, of Lanark, Illinois passed to her heavenly home May 21, 2017 at home with her loving family at her bedside. A celebration of her passing into eternal life will be held May 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Laurel Street Community Church, Freeport, Illinois with Pastor Dennis Jarrard officiating. Visitation will be held May 25, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A private burial service will be held at the Lanark Cemetery with family only. Memorials may be given to the Laurel St. Community Church. Toody was born April 28, 1931 at home in rural Stanley, Wisconsin to Frank E. Mohr and Myrtle (Abrams) Mohr. Toody was the youngest of 10 children. When Toody was born she was very small and her mother said she was little as a Toody and the nickname stuck with her. After all her brothers and sisters were raised on the farm, Toody’s parents moved into town where they ran a grocery store. Toody practically was raised in the store. It was a friendly Ma and Pa type grocery store, and people would come for long visits. Toody liked to talk and visit while she sat in a rocking chair and rocked. She went to school in Stanley and graduated from high school...

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Valissa L. Bearsley

December 22, 1967 – May 12, 2017 VALISSA L. BEARSLEY, 49, of Savanna, IL, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Valissa was born December 22, 1967 in Savanna, IL, to Larry G. and Jean Lou (Woodyatt) Bearsley. She was educated in the Savanna schools. Valissa was a woman of many trades and talents and had worked as cook at Bootlegger Too and a bartender at C J’s, both in Savanna, and more recently as house painter, and landscaper.  She was a talented artist and loved to draw, paint and dance. She had a friendly, outgoing personality, and her heart of gold made her many wonderful friends. Survivors include one daughter, Demi Hess of Mt. Carroll, IL; one son, John Krughel III of Davenport, IA; four sisters, Sonya Alden of Rock Falls, IL, Michelle (Scott) Miller of Hanover, IL, Kris (Larry) Specht of Tampico, IL and Polly Klitz of Savanna; three brothers, Steve (Kathy) Bearsley of Albany, IL, Brett (Terri) Bearsley and Kerry Klitz, both of Savanna; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Viki Rodisel; two brothers, Bryan Bearsley and Sammy Klitz; a brother-in-law, Don Heman. Funeral Information CREMATION RITES HAVE BEEN ACCORDED SERVICE:  A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at a later...

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Donald Eugene Webster Sr.

December 14, 1945 – June 04, 2017 DONALD EUGENE WEBSTER, SR., 71, of Savanna, IL, died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Mercyhealth Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL. Donald was born December 14, 1945, in Davenport, IA, to Alonzo “Bud” and Georgia M. (Platt) Webster. He was educated in the Garden Plain grade school and was a graduate of Fulton High School in Fulton, IL. Donald served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Stacy R. Swift on August 12, 2000 in Savanna, IL. Donald was employed by Titan Tire in Freeport, IL. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Palisades Golf Course in Savanna where he had 2 holes in one and Sand Burr Run in Thomson, IL. Donald enjoyed fishing and loved his Harley Davidson.  He was an expert cribbage player and loved to teach and play the game with his loved ones.  He loved his grandchildren and cherished the time he got to spend with them. A memorial has been established by the family. Survivors include his wife, Stacy; two sons, Donald Eugene (Celeste) Webster Jr. of Del Rio, TX and Scott (Sarah) Webster of Annawan, IL; four grandchildren, Eli and Olivia Webster; Kaleb and Jareb Webster; one sister, Cheryl A. (Russell) Smith of South Jordan, UT; and one brother, Gerald R. “Moose” (Pauline) Webster of West Chester, PA....

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New IDOT Mowing Approach to Help Protect Monarch Butterfly, Pollinator Populations in Illinois

~ Encouraging plant growth to aid at-risk species, including official state insect ~ SPRINGFIELD – To help revive the shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer. The approach, part of IDOT’s overall effort to encourage green and sustainable practices in all its programs and projects, will help to re-establish types of plants that are food sources for bees, butterflies and other insects that are native to Illinois. “As one of the largest land owners in the state, IDOT appreciates its...

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The Girl on a Train

By Sarah Hanviriyapunt I will start out by telling you, right off the bat, that I read this book, and enjoyed it a great deal. It was a real page-turner, in my opinion. Many folks watching this movie, however, haven’t read the book, and that’s fine. I had no idea it was even being made into a movie, when it had been in theaters for over a week. That shows how well I follow Hollywood (which isn’t very well). That being said, when I found out that it had been made into a movie, my excitement was practically uncontainable. As I watched the...

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