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Weight loss saves local man's life

DAVIS JUNCTION – Len Soderblom knew something had to change. In 2013, the Davis Junction resident had had enough. Diagnosed with diabetes and pushing 300 pounds, Soderblom said he decided to make some changes.

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Christmas Basket project

The students and staff of Chana Education Center would like to thank the following groups and individuals for their time, efforts, and donations to our yearly Christmas Basket Project to help support our community

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Money raised for food pantry

The Village of Stillman Valley recently hosted their Cardinal Community Christmas Event on Sunday, Dec. 3.

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Adams elected vice president

STILLMAN VALLEY – Paige Adams, Stillman Valley 2017 graduate, was elected National Junior Horticulture vice president at its convention in Indianapolis in October.

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    Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer

    OREGON – Lauren Elizabeth Donmeyer, 18, of Oregon passed away peacefully on Sunday Jan. 7, 2018, at the Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon. Lauren was born June 3, 1999, in Rockford, she is the daughter of Jeff (Deb) Donmeyer, of Byron and Sheila (Dustin Ahlensdorf) Donmeyer, of Oregon.

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    Dean Johnson

    OREGON – Dean Johnson, 89, lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon after a short illness. Born Sept. 23, 1928 in Oregon, the son of Samuel and Mary (Holmes) Johnson.

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    Delores A. Davis

    MOUNT MORRIS – Delores A. Davis, age 87, passed away on Jan. 2, 2018 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Delores was born Feb. 7, 1930, Des Moines, Iowa the daughter of Alfred John and Lois Ethel (Linton) Shank.

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    Norman “Norm” K. Benters

    WINNEBAGO – Norman “Norm” K. Benters, 78, of Winnebago, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1939 in Sterling, the son of Warren E. and Virginia Mahlkuch (Pratt) Benters.

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    JoAnn Spratt

    OREGON – JoAnn Spratt, 85, of Oregon, passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Pinecrest Terrace Nursing Home in Mount Morris with her family at her side. Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Dixon, the daughter of Lawrence and Adeline (Blackburn) Cramer.

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    Ronald Walter Stukenberg

    BYRON – Ronald Walter Stukenberg, 80, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 surrounded by family at Pinecrest Terrace Nursing Home. Ron was born Aug. 18, 1937 to Walter and Lena (Bocker) Stukenberg near Byron.

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    Myrtle Pirnat

    BYRON – Myrtle Pirnat, age 99, passed away at home on Dec. 6, 2017. She was born in Beloit, Wis., on Nov. 12, 1918 he daughter of Herman and Ella (Petersen) Sell.

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    Roxanne M. Coil

    MOUNT MORRIS – Roxanne M. Coil, age 65, passed away in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, on Dec. 4, 2017. Roxanne was born on Nov. 23, 1952 in Chana, the daughter of Lynn and Arlene (Carter) Davis.

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