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home : lifestyle : lifestyle today   July 23, 2016 

Volunteers catalogue graves for findagrave.com
Leslie Renken/Peoria Journal Star via APSteve Cantrell photographs a gravestone in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Cantrell has recorded information on thousands of graves in the cemetery for findagrave.com since he benefited from the resource when searching out his own family history.
Leslie Renken/Peoria Journal Star via AP
Steve Cantrell photographs a gravestone in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Cantrell has recorded information on thousands of graves in the cemetery for findagrave.com since he benefited from the resource when searching out his own family history.
Sometimes the inscribed information provides the only facts families have about a long-deceased relative.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Birthday: Bev Moore; 90 years
Bev Moore of Mendota will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house Saturday.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book review: 'The Girl on the Train' is no 'Gone Girl'
I don’t necessarily follow a strict format for this column — I don’t choose only brand-new titles or best sellers — more often than not, I prefer to just share something that I happen to be reading that I like.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Birthday: Mary Zanarini; 104 years
Mary (Gualandi) Zanarini of Heritage Health in Minonk, formerly of Kempton and then Rutland, will celebrate her 104th birthday this month.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Peru man reads 3,455 more books
In January 2015, NewsTribune readers met Mike Coulter, the Peru man who had read 5,045 books in 8½ years.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Nancy: Grape crop looks good
We had a tremendous harvest last year, and it looks as if this years harvest will be just as good, if not better.
Monday, July 18, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Hostetter
Mr. and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Hostetter of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Granville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
Friday, July 15, 2016

Keeping it together: Mendota man masters the art of puzzles
Jack Baughman doesn’t know exactly how he became interested in puzzles, but it quickly became a hobby that overtook the garage and basement of his Mendota home.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Quilters prepare for show
The Illinois Valley Quilt Guild will have its biennial quilt show this weekend at Festivities Unlimited in Ottawa.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Nancy: Italian living in Illinois
With The Farmer gone it is a good time to head to the pink leather couch and catch up on what is going on in Tracey Lawson’s, “A Year in the Village of Eternity — The Lifestyle of Longevity in Campodimele, Italy.”
Monday, July 11, 2016

Nancy: 'What's it all about?'

Would someone please take this song off of the turntable of my mind? It just has been going on for weeks.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Darlene) Meisel
Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Darlene) Meisel of Mendota recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a small family gathering.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Birthday: Alice Schmidt
Alice Schmidt of Peru, formerly of rural Mendota, will celebrate her 80th birthday this weekend.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Does your vintage quilt have a story to tell?
Reddick Mansion wants to borrow vintage quilts for an upcoming "turn down."
Monday, June 27, 2016

Project sheds light on women along Route 66
“If it weren’t for us women, there wouldn’t be no 66,” former Harvey girl Virginia Tellez Wayne said, laughing. “We were into everything.”
Monday, June 27, 2016

Column: Pick up a pen and I'll pick up the phone
I’m very fortunate, as a weekly writer. I get a goodly amount of mail. However, I have a simple rule and that is to always, always, always, include your phone number if you want me to answer you.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Maureen) Weber
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Maureen) Weber of Sublette will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 2.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

PHOTO: Crafter honors nursing home
A local nursing home receives a handmade gift.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Diane) Alleman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Diane) Alleman of Peru celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Thursday, June 23, 2016


 

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