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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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. Read moreCopeland 90th Birthday
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
Emma Nelson, of Detroit Mich., formerly of Kankakee, celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house at her home Jan. 5 hosted by her children. Many of Emma’s family and friends were in attendance. Read moreNelson 100th Birthday
Hazel V. (Morris) Chinski, of Bourbonnais, is celebrating her 98th birthday with a family gathering. The eldest girl of 14, she was born Nov. 24, 1924, to John and Mabel (Sommer) Morris in Ganeer Township. Read moreChinski 98th 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
Eva Hare will be celebrating her 100th birthday with a party from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the A1 Cast Depot in Kentland, Ind. Read moreHare 100th Birthday
Patrick Keigher will celebrate his 90th birthday Oct. 13 with immediate family. He was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Manteno. Read moreKeigher 90th Birthday
Wauneta Balgeman will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family gathering hosted by her children. She was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Hardin, Ill., to Harvey and Nellie Laird. Read moreBalgeman 90th Birthday
Patricia Memenga will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family gathering hosted by her children. She was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Kankakee to August and Jeanette Guimond. Read moreMemenga 90th Birthday
Father Donald Wehnert, CSV, is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in Springfield. Donald was ordained to priesthood as a Cleric of St. Viator on June 8, 1963. Read moreWehnert 90th Birthday
Leo Warner, of Clifton, will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at his home at 165 Hendron Ave., Clifton. Read moreWarner 100th Birthday
Austin Johnson, of Kankakee, will be celebrating his 90th birthday Sept. 19. Read moreJohnson 90th Birthday
Life Editor Taylor Leddin's weekly column:
Nolan Smith, of Wilmington, was named to the fall semester dean's list at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Skyler Wickiser, of Coal City, was named to the fall semester dean's list at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Skyler is a student in the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released its list of recent graduates for the summer and fall semesters. Among those receiving degrees are:
Emma Romano, of Wilmington; and Caleb Toberman, of Clifton, were chosen to be a part of Monmouth College Chorale's annual spring break tour, which includes performances in four states.
Central High School, Clifton, first semester honor roll:
Stephanie Garcia, of Bourbonnais; and Gregory N. Shaw, of Manhattan, were among the fall semester graduates at Western Illinois University. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration degree. Shaw earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business degree.
Julienne Martins-Mensah, of Bourbonnais, was honored at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., for having made the fall semester dean's list.
Samantha Docter, of Beecher, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Samantha is a junior in the university's College of Liberal Arts.
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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.
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