Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway dedicated

State Representative Mike Unes, family members of the late Sgt. Douglas A. Ryan, Canton Mayor Kent McDowell and Farmington Mayor Ken Kowal took part in a dedication ceremony to rename a portion of Illinois Route 78 between Farmington and Canton the Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway. Kiley Riney, who was married to Sgt. Riney, held…

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Geraldine Allen

Geraldine “Jerry” Allen, 102 of Lewistown, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday July 24, 2017 at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. She was born October 12, 1914 in rural Table Grove, the daughter of William A. and Bessie Mae (White) Randall. She married Paul B. Allen on March 11, 1939 in Lewistown. Jerry and…

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Annis B. Tracy

Annis B. Tracy, 96, died on July 24, 2017 at 8:03 a.m. at Mason City Area Nursing Home. She was born March 17, 1921, the daughter of William Porter and Blanche Perkins Garrison. She married Ray F. Tracy in Mason City on September 24, 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray; daughters…

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Larry D. Lester

Larry D. Lester, 68, of Lewistown passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Monday July 17, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastor Eric Sawyer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown with military services…

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Donald B. Nickerson

Donald B. Nickerson (76) of 209 S Washington Street in Manito died July 17, 2017 at 7:10 a.m. Born March 21, 1941 in Akron, Ohio, he was preceded in death by his parents, Donald E. and Frances V. Nickerson and one sister, Jerilee S. Nickerson of Pacific Palisades, CA. Surviving are one son Scott (Melanie)…

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Horace Franklin Sisson, Jr

Horace “Bud” Franklin Sisson, Jr., 77, of Kilbourne, passed away at his home at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was born December 26, 1939 in Kilbourne, to Horace Franklin Sr., and Ruth (Lynn) Sisson. He married Doris Fry on November 15, 1963 in Kilbourne. Bud is survived by his wife, Doris, of…

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Clair D. Lafary

Clair D. “Bud” Lafary, 82, of Cuba passed away at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba. He was born July 3, 1935 at Smithfield the son of Clair L. and Ina (Chenoweth) Lafary. He first married Donna Mustread. He later married Nancy (Stockham) Shaw on July 1, 1971 at rural Lewistown.…

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Viola L. DuBois

Viola L. DuBois, 90, of Middle Grove, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at her residence. She was born on February 14, 1927, in Bryant, to Walter “Seb” Seaborn and Edith (Casler) Sheets. They preceded her in death. She married Hirschel L. DuBois on April 21, 1945 in Canton. He preceded her in death…

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Body of Havana man retrieved from Illinois River

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Thursday, June 22, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office was notified by boaters on the Illinois River that they had discovered a male in the river.  The male was unresponsive.  Emergency Personnel were dispatched to the river included the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Havana Police Department and the Mason County Dive Team. …

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Delores Jean Reeps

Delores Jean Reeps, 81, formerly of Havana, passed away Friday June 9 at her residence in Normal. Delores was born, April 2, 1936 in Rockford to Doris and Arnold Gunther. She married Wilber Rice “Tex” Reeps in 1956 in Rockford. Mrs. Reeps is survived by four sons, Arnie (Angela Sorrells) Reeps of Woden, TX, Rick…

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