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The past meets the present

The past meets the present
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Dear Jill: I have read a recent column of yours regarding whether it is worth spending more for quality products. Could you expand a discussion of this to nongrocery items?


Lia Smietanski, of Bradley, graduated from the Interdisciplinary Honors Program at Loyola University, Chicago, summa cum laude, with a double major in political science and economics. She received the Nick and Loretta Feller Scholarship for graduating with the highest cumulative GPA in the P… Read more

Dennis and Nancy (Cushman) Rabe, of Bourbonnais, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple was married June 24, 1956, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Read more

Richard and Lucy Nelson, of Kenosha Wis., formerly of Kankakee, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a gathering at Lills Park in Bradley. Nelson and the former Lucy Raymer were married June 12, 1971, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee. Read more

Douglas and Martha (Marti) Gainer, of Bradley, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married June 11, 1971, in Grand Ledge, Mich. Read more