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Ruth DeHaan, a resident of Aperion Care nursing home in Bradley, celebrated her 101st birthday March 12 with a party hosted by the Aperion staff.

Gerald Ouellette, of Bradley, will be celebrating his 95th birthday on Feb. 27, 1928, with a private gathering with family members.

Nelda Ravens, of Bradley, will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house at 11 a.m. March 4 at the Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen’s Club. The event is being hosted by her daughters and daughters-in-law.

Pastor Emeritus William H. Copeland, Jr. will celebrate his 90th birthday Sunday with a drive-by celebration at his home. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., well wishers can drive by 1946 E. Linden St., Kankakee.

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World War II veteran Max Howard, of Gilman, will be celebrating his 100th birthday from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Inside Out wine bar in Gilman. He was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Nelsonville, Ohio, where he graduated from high school in the class of 1941. He was class president. Read moreHoward 100th Birthday

The family of William (Bill) Richards recently helped him celebrate his 100th birthday. He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Aurora. He was formerly president and CFO of First Trust and Savings Bank of Kankakee (now PNC Bank) and president of MFG Information Systems, an online data processing firm … Read moreRichards 100th Birthday

Cora Barna, of Watseka, formerly of Kankakee and Bourbonnais, will be celebrating her 100th birthday with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Union Depot, 124 S. 2nd St., Watseka. The event will be hosted by the Barna family. Read moreBarna 100th birthday

Kathryn (Kathy) Martin Stock recently celebrated her 85th birthday with a delicious luncheon and lemon cake provided and attended by her daughters and niece. They all had an enjoyable afternoon together in observance of the happy occasion. Her family also arranged for a card shower for her, … Read moreStock 85th Birthday

Bessie Lou Johnson, of Bourbonnais, will be celebrating her 95th birthday with a family gathering at her home, hosted by her son, Rick. She was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Kentucky and married the now late James E. Johnson in 1948. Read moreJohnson 95th birthday

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The piano students of Pat Neal, of Watseka and longtime director of the Iroquois County Cantata Choir, will present a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian and Living Hope Church, 546 N. Sixth, Watseka.

Our Life section feature "Best Bets" highlights local calendar events happening this week, including a Blue Gala and Bradley Public Library's prom dress pop-up. 


Our Life section feature "Best Bets" highlights local calendar events happening this week, including Easter Egg Hunts and lifelong learning opportunities.  


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