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Local students named to Bradley University dean’s list

PEORIA, ILL.—The following local students were recently named to the Bradley University dean’s list for the spring 2014-15 semester: Bradley Johnson, Ashley Kainrath, Matthew Limbrunner and Alexandra Vickery, all of Sugar Grove; and John Goodrich of Maple Park. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 gradepoint average for… Keep Reading

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Nolte graduates from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IOWA—Zachary Nolte of Elburn on May 15 graduated from the University of Iowa College of Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. Zachary has been accepted to the College of Engineering graduate program and will pursue a master’s degree with thesis in engineering. Zachary is the son of Jim and… Keep Reading

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Lucas Perada Walsh

Matt and Fern Walsh of Crystal Lake, Ill., announce the birth of their son, Lucas Perada, who was born June 14, 2015, at Centegra Hospital in McHenry, Ill. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Pracha and Prapaporn Kasiwong of Phatthalung, Thailand. The paternal grandparents are Robert… Keep Reading

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Franklin named to Nebraska-Lincoln dean’s list

LINCOLN, NEB.—Megan Jeanette Franklin of Sugar Grove was recently named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean’s list for the 2014-15 spring semester. Franklin, a sophomore plant biology major, was named to the dean’s list in the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

Penelope Reed Conway (Glisson)

Penelope “Penny” Reed Conway (Glisson), 71, of Oswego, Ill., and formerly of Big Rock, went to Heaven on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Willow Crest Nursing Home in Sandwich. She was born July 5, 1943, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Silas Nease and Dorothy Reed Glisson. Penny graduated from Springfield High School in… Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ Finley

Robert “Bob” Finley, 79, of St. Charles, Minn., died with integrity and courage in a sunlit room at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus, on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2015. A self-proclaimed optimist, he was seen off by loving family members on what he described as a brand-new adventure. Bob was born Nov. 13, 1935,… Keep Reading

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Joan R. O’Connor

Joan R. O’Connor, 76, of Sugar Grove, formerly a longtime resident of West Chicago, Ill., passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was born March 2, 1939, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Gerald E. and Lucille Flood. Joan was a loving mother and grandmother, and was a very devoted wife and homemaker.… Keep Reading

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Archibald named to The Webb School honor roll

BELL BUCKLE, TENN.—Grace Archibald of Elburn, an 11th-grader at The Webb School, was recently named to the school’s B honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year An independent college preparatory day/boarding school for grades six through 12, The Webb School is the oldest continuously operating school of its kind in the… Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

Perry Tayon Jr.

Perry Tayon Jr., 70, of Elburn, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, after a long illness. He is now at peace in the loving embrace of the Lord. Perry was born on April 30, 1945, to parents Perry Sr. and Bernice Tayon. He grew up in Granite City, Ill., and was a proud graduate of… Keep Reading

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Foguth earns academic honor from Benedictine College

ATCHINSON, KAN.—Rachel Foguth of Elburn was recently named to the Benedictine College dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Foguth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foguth. To achieve the honor, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and a grade point average of 3.5 or above per semester. Keep Reading

2015 Obituaries

W. Bruce Weller

W. Bruce Weller, 57, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away at his residence on May 22, 2015, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born June 11, 1957, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Ronald and Evelyn Weller. Bruce was a graduate of Kaneland High School and also attended Waubonsee Community College. In his younger… Keep Reading

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Cole named to Hope College dean’s list

HOLLAND, MICH.—Madeline Cole of Elburn was recently named to the Hope College dean’s list in recognition of her outstanding academic record for the spring 2015 semester. Cole is currently a business management and communications double major, with a minor in Christian leadership. She is the daughter of Scott and Kim Cole of Elburn. Hope College… Keep Reading

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Morgan of Elburn graduates from Columbia College

CHICAGO—Sarah Morgan of Elburn recently graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in audio production. She will head to NIU this fall to pursue a doctorate in audiology. Morgan, a 2011 Kaneland High School graduate, received an associate degree from Waubonsee Community College in 2013. She is… Keep Reading

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Grace Lutheran Church crafting event July 18

ST. CHARLES—Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake will host a crafting event on Saturday, July 18, at the church, 5N600 Hanson Road, St. Charles. A full table for one is $20. A full table for two is $10 per crafter. Crafting begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until the last person. A table at the… Keep Reading

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Lending a hand

Swap Shop positively impacts local families in need ELBURN—It’s difficult to keep track of the numbers, but Swap Shop coordinator Nicole Dulski believes at least a couple hundred families benefited from the semi-annual event last weekend. “It was wonderful,” Dulski said of the event. Families were invited to drop off gently used household items, toys… Keep Reading

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Elburn church completes hybrid lift installation

ELBURN—The installation of a new hybrid lift at Community Congregational Church (CCC) of Elburn will enable parishioners and guests with disabilities to once again access the sanctuary—a priority for the church, despite the lift’s $70,000 price tag. “We are in the process of attempting to practice radical hospitality,” Rev. Bennett McNeal said. “We are in… Keep Reading

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Alef named to Maryville University dean’s list

ST. LOUIS—Theresa Alef of Maple Park was recently named to the Maryville University dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Alef is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. Maryville undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester… Keep Reading

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Anniversaries

Andersons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Robert and Nancy (Huntley) Anderson of Elburn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 22. They were married May 22, 1965, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Aurora. Robert and Nancy’s children and grandchildren will celebrate with them: Eric of Anchorage, Alaska; Ed, Jennifer, Robert, Emilie and John, all of Elgin; and… Keep Reading

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