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9/23/2014 6:32:18 AM
The biggest weekend in DeWitt County is upon us for 2014, which makes for a major challenge for Clinton and DeWitt County law enforcement offices. With yearly attendance for the annual Apple and Pork Festival between 80 and 100-thousand people, the city of Clinton's population grows exponentially this time each, but according to Clinton Chief Ben Lowers, the amount of criminal activity in the com...read more
Obituaries
Richard A. Hurley, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday (Sept. 19, 2014) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. Graveside services for Mr. Hurley will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Richard Anthony Hurley was born on Jan. 11, 1931, in Lincoln, the son of Carl and Anna Werkman Hurley. He was united in marriage to Carole Joyce Holderman on Nov. 25, 1954, ...read more
Nancy D. Leithleiter, 66, of Monticello, passed away at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. Nancy was born on November 15, 1947 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Chester and Wilma (Nance) Powell. She married Stephen Leithleiter on March 22, 1980 in Monticello. Survivors include her husband; Stephen Leithleiter of Monticello, sons; Stephen Curry (Stephanie) of Mi...read more
Mildred "Joan" Clifton, 82, DeLand, passed away at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2014) at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at DeLand Christian Church, with Brian Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials ma...read more
Helen (Joann Martin) Nixon, 81, of Bement, IL passed away at 4:30 PM, September 16, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  Memorial services will be 2 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church, Monticello, IL with Pastor Randy Dempsay officiating.   Entombment will be in Monticello Columbarium.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be dir...read more
James L. Womer, 92 of Bement, IL., passed away at 10:00 P.M., on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Private graveside services will be held. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial with military ...read more
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