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Woman gets a lift from charity after nine years without a vehicle

Kathryn Woodcock's life is far from perfect, but her attitude is exemplary.

A resident of Meadowview Apartments, Woodcock is a single mother of three who is on disability.

"For nine years," she said, "we were without a vehicle."


Obituaries for Nov. 17, 2017

Delores Frank

CHAMPAIGN — Delores I. (Jean) McKee Frank went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017).

She was born in Champaign on Dec. 31, 1934. She was the daughter of Bernard and Ruth (Cook) Marlowe.

Delores had lived and worked in Ohio and Michigan, where she made many new and long-lasting friendships, before returning to Champaign in 2005.


Obituaries for Nov. 10, 2017

Charles Bright

CHAMPAIGN — Charles R.(Bob) Bright passed away Tuesday (Nov. 7, 2017) quietly, surrounded by family at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Urbana, a son of Elden Frank and Alice Inez Bright. He married Barbara Jean Eskew on July 7, 1951, in Long Beach, Calif.


Obituaries for Nov. 3, 2017

Bernadine Carter

DANVILLE — Bernadine Carter, 93, of Danville passed away at 12:08 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 28, 2017) at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.

Bernadine was born on Nov. 10, 1923, the daughter of Marquis A. and Hazel Pearl (Gee) Parr in rural Farmer City. She married Estil Newton Carter on May 12, 1946, in rural Farmer City.


Mahomet's Doris Wenzel does it her way

Doris Wenzel has written a book and a play.

On rare occasions, she has done illustrations for other books.


Students learning how the cookie crumbles

High school students who don't view their arrival at the building as a treat may have a change of heart next week.

A treat will await.

It will be up to the students to select from multiple choices.


Obituaries for Oct. 27, 2017

Richard Carsten

MAHOMET — Richard Henry Carsten, 80, of Mahomet died at 8:30 a.m. Monday (Oct. 23, 2017) at Heritage Health in Springfield.


Obituaries for Oct. 13, 2017

Joseph Ambrose

LeROY — Joseph J. Ambrose, 90, of LeRoy passed away at his home at 11:25 a.m. Monday (Oct. 2, 2017).

His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, with military rites accorded. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Obituaries for Oct. 6, 2017

Walter Schroeder

FISHER — Walter E. Schroeder, 91, of Fisher passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday (Sept. 29, 2017).

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.


Obituaries for Sept. 29, 2017

Jack Bidner

GIBSON CITY — Aaron Julius Bidner (Jack), 72, of rural Gibson City was taken to be with the heavenly angels on Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017).

Jack was born to Owen and Geraldine Bidner in Champaign on March 15, 1945. On Oct. 10, 1992, he married JoAnn (Jo) Smith in Gibson City. She survives in rural Gibson City.


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