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9/17/2014 11:10:38 AM
Once again, the Thursday night DeWitt County Board meeting has no motion to fill the vacancy open for representation in District B. Last week was the first meeting since August where no appointment has been on the agenda. It is the County Board Chair's responsibility to bring appointments forward, however, the lone appointment made by Board Chair Sherrie Brown was declined by Jeff Gibbs (pictured...read more
Obituaries
Helen (Joann Martin) Nixon, 81, of Bement, IL passed away at 4:30 PM, September 16, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  Memorial services will be 2 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church, Monticello, IL with Pastor Randy Dempsay officiating.   Entombment will be in Monticello Columbarium.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be dir...read more
James L. Womer, 92 of Bement, IL., passed away at 10:00 P.M., on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Private graveside services will be held. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial with military ...read more
Mark S. Mason, 56, of Lincoln, formerly of Atlanta, died Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) at his home. Service: at a later date Burial: at a later date at the Atlanta Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Surviving: siblings, Mike (Teresa) Mason, Gravios Mills, Mo.; Mary (Ron) Mayberry, Atlanta; Matt (Mary) Mason, Lincoln; Laura (Chuck) Greer, Lincoln; and Leigh (Josh) Horner, McLean.  Mem...read more
Roy “Jack” Fansler Jr., 71, of Clinton, died at 11:27 p.m. Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Services: none. Cremation rites will be accorded. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: March of Dimes of Bloomington-Normal....read more
Betty C. Downey, 93, of Monticello, passed away at 11:03 a.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Betty was born on January 7, 1921 in Monticello the daughter of Portius and Clara (Russell) Wheeler. She married Shelton Downey on June 25, 1936 in Monticello. Survivors include her daughters; Johanna Egly (Verlin) of Varna, IL and Janet Helton of Forsyth, IL, a brother; Lew Wh...read more
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