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Life Editor Taylor Leddin's weekly column:

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: Work, pets and luck

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: Work, pets and luck
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Janet P. Blanchette, of Manteno, formerly of Kankakee, will be celebrating her 90th birthday Nov. 2 with a private family dinner and a card shower. Birthday wishes can be sent to her at Heritage Woods, 355 Diversatech Drive, Apt. 168, Manteno, IL 60950. Read more

Art and Phyllis (Hagebusch) Murray, of Milford, will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sugar Creek Barn in Milford. The event is being hosted by their family. They were married Sept. 16, 1951, in Pierce City, Mo. Read more

Robert and Pamela (Krueger) Plante, of Herscher, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with immediate family Oct. 23 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake, Ind. They were married Oct. 23, 1971, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Danforth. Read more

Stephanie Stewart, of Bourbonnais, April Bowen, of Kankakee, Anna Anders, of Bourbonnais and Amanda Trompier, of Grant Park, have been named to the president’s list for the summer semester at Southern New Hampshire University in Machester, N.H. The president’s list includes students having e…

Several local students were honored by Lakeview College of Nursing during its White Coat Ceremony, which represents the students' transition into clinical practice within their bachelor's degree nursing program. The event took place at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Those ho…