5/21/2015 9:09:42 PM
A vacant spot on the County Board was filled Thursday night at the DeWitt County Board meeting.
Cole Ritter was nominated to fill the spot vacated by Dan Ballenger, who resigned the Board to take a seat at the Clinton City Council. Ritter hopes to continue to maintain the current state of the Board and feels things are going in a positive direction now.
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Dwight Eugene Yockey, 86, of Monticello, Illinois, formerly of Rushville, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19th 2015 in the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello IL.
Dwight was born on February 17, 1929 in Monticello, Illinois, the son of Cecil Bond and Mary Olive Nisson Yockey. He graduated from Bement High School in the class of 1947. Dwight continued his education at th...read more
Loren E. Casey, 81, of Weldon, IL, passed away at 4:06 PM, May 19, 2015 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Maroa Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, May 22, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directe...read more
Jerry W. Crabtree, 65 of Lincoln, passed away at 1:52 p.m. May 17, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
Jerry was born on August 2, 1949 in Decatur, son of John and Mary Wallen Crabtree. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in Decatur in 1968. He worked as an over the road trucker for over 20 years including 10 years for ABF. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. ...read more
Carol Happ, 83, Lincoln, formerly of Hartsburg, died Saturday (May 16, 2015) at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living, Lincoln.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hartsburg, with the Rev. Lisa Goodwin officiating.
Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial: following service at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.
Memorials: Hartsburg Emden FFA or Safe Ha...read more
Edna L. Lamb, 99 of Monticello, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away at 11:10 A.M., on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., also on Wednesday at the Roux – Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. ...read more