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home : lifestyle : lifestyle today   February 6, 2016 

VIDEO: Local farmer to celebrate 107 years
NewsTribune photo/Scott AndersonLes Boers recalls stories from throughout his nearly 107 years during an interview last week in his room at Aperion Care nursing facility in Spring Valley. Boers grew up on a farm near Tonica, where he quickly joined his father in the fields. He lived through two world wars and the Great Depression, and celebrates his 107th birthday this Friday.
NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Les Boers recalls stories from throughout his nearly 107 years during an interview last week in his room at Aperion Care nursing facility in Spring Valley. Boers grew up on a farm near Tonica, where he quickly joined his father in the fields. He lived through two world wars and the Great Depression, and celebrates his 107th birthday this Friday.
Leslie “Les” Boers was born in a house two miles north of Tonica on Feb. 5, 1909.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. (Joan) Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. (Joan) Anderson of Ohio, Ill. celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Nancy: Winter sun can be blinding
Another week already gone? Another column already due?
Monday, February 1, 2016

Who was Lincoln's Lion? La Salle native tells general's stories in new book
La Salle native and 1965 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, James Huffstodt of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of a recently released biography of one of Illinois’s most heroic Civil War generals who was also a personal protégé of President Abraham Lincoln.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Nancy: Time to plan for this year's spring garden
Yea! The seed catalogs are coming in, and we can just dream as to what to plant.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Patty) Edgcomb
Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Patty) Edgcomb of La Salle will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month with a family dinner.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Pat) Walter
Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Pat) Walter of Granville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children Saturday, Jan. 30.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Retirement funds don't just happen
It’s best to save early and save often, according to the experts. If you started planning your retirement in your 20s, good for you. You got a head start and may be reaping the benefits already.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Nancy remembers a special walking stick from years ago
Never did I ever think I would write a column about yet another “walking stick,” or is it “wailing stick?”
Monday, January 18, 2016

Symphonies add tech components
A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Birthday: Marilyn (Gilmore Schneider) Tomsha
Marilyn (Gilmore Schneider) Tomsha of Sparta, Wis. will celebrate her 80th birthday this month with a card shower.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Christmann
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Christmann of Oglesby celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Greetings from Harlingen, Texas: Snowbirds live it up with warm winters
Even a mild winter in the Illinois Valley is bound to have moments where you just want to be someplace else. Maybe your snowbird neighbors have it figured out: They spend most of the year in the Midwest, but head south when cold weather strikes.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Senior birthday: Evelyn (Strode) Clark
Evelyn (Strode) Clark of Lostant will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, Jan. 18.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Nancy: Wood stove and memories to get through the winter
I really don’t feel like writing this column this morning.
Yes, like you, we finally got our winter weather.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Birthday: Evelyn (Strode) Clark, 100
Evelyn (Strode) Clark of Lostant will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday, Jan. 18.
Monday, January 11, 2016

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. John (Ramona) Loeffler
Mr. and Mrs. John (Ramona) Loeffler of Peru will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner provided by their son at John’s North Star in La Salle.
Friday, January 8, 2016


 

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