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home : lifestyle   November 20, 2014 

Mom! Dad! We're going to be late for work
LinkedIn employee Riley Sisk (right) sits with her parents Margie and Jon during the company’s second annual “Bring In Your Parents Day” at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
LinkedIn employee Riley Sisk (right) sits with her parents Margie and Jon during the company’s second annual “Bring In Your Parents Day” at LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Seta Whitford-Stark was dumbfounded last year when she found out her daughter Amy quit her job at an employee-recruiting agency to work for LinkedIn, an Internet company that Seta had never heard of. Amy tried to explain what the online professional networking service did, but Seta couldn’t quite grasp the concept or why the 29-year-old would want to work there.“Oh my God, what has she gotten herself into?” Seta, 73, recalls muttering to herself.
Monday, November 17, 2014

60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde (Dolores) Hoffert of Hollowayville; 60 years
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall follies
It’s the middle of the night and the storm woke me up. It is raining cats and dogs and yeah, “The Farmer” and I got all our fall chores done yesterday. He had the garlic beds ready yesterday because that Adams-Meyer calendar that the implement dealer in Vincennes, Ind., sends me each year said Tuesday was the day to plant bulbs. However, the weather report called for rain and not wanting to plant the garlic in the mud, we planted it late Monday afternoon. We planted more than 200. Usually we plant a couple of hundred more, but not this year.
Monday, November 17, 2014

Tech geek finds niche blogging
At 91, Charles “Bob” Simcoe of Watseka has found a special niche. He’s now a monthly columnist for Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine, the international professional journal of the metallurgy industry. Metallurgy is a science that deals with the nature and uses of metal.
Monday, November 10, 2014

Check - Driver's license renewed
As most of you know, in just a couple of days I will turn 80 years old. Now if that isn’t amazing enough, to still be able to write a weekly “term paper,” what I call my weekly column, is amazing to me. Plus, I had to renew my driver’s license last week. I dreaded it because they have moved our testing station way out by highway 39 or do they call that an interstate? All I know is it is congested with big trucks and to get there is like a web of detours and road repairs.
Monday, November 10, 2014

25th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Roland (Lynn) Nass of Mark; 25 years
Friday, November 7, 2014

65th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. John (Marian) Yepsen of Tiskilwa; 65 years
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

History center honors Moyles
Evelyn Moyle of Oglesby recently was honored with a presentation of a plaque designating the Albert Moyle and Evelyn Moyle Local History Resource Center at Oglesby Public Library.
Monday, November 3, 2014

90th birthday
Mary Rita Sondgeroth to celebrate 90 at open house Nov. 8.
Monday, November 3, 2014

Green tomatoes and eggs
A week or so ago, when the old retired dairy farmer, down the road, said he would take some of our red tomatoes, “The Farmer” delivered a few to him and in exchange we received a dozen pullet eggs.
Monday, November 3, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Rosemary) Zeman of La Salle; 50 years
Saturday, November 1, 2014

60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Roland (Charlene) Bekeleski; 60 years
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Meals remastered
It didn’t take very long for a local group to pick up a food delivery service that has been benefiting some residents of the Illinois Valley for years. The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living announced it will assume the management of the Mobile Meals program as of Jan. 1, 2015. Currently, the program is managed by the American Red Cross Peru office.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'The Farmer' part of Nancy's new look
Nancy introduces a face for "The Farmer" in her latest column.
Monday, October 27, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Pete (Kathy) Bergagna of Seatonville; 50 years
Saturday, October 25, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James (Susan) Krolak of Spring Valley; 50 years
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Korean veteran presses his good life (with video)

Jack Bradley has spent his entire life through the eye of a lens, capturing the beauty and truth of the Midwest region to the harsh reality of war. From spending his time hovering in a press helicopter while a train crash explosion nearly engulfed his vehicle with a mushroom of flames, to shooting the battle fields of the Korean War, Bradley spent his life in middle of the action documenting every second.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Vintage clothing seamstress' passion

Women gliding down the wedding aisle 111 years ago could seek material assistance if their bodies had been jilted by capricious genetics. Fashion requirements around 1902 suggested the bride’s radiance would be enhanced by a full bosom and that, of course, posed a problem if you didn’t happen to have one. The haute couture answer, according to vintage clothing expert Nancy Torgerson, was “bust ruffles.”


Monday, January 28, 2013

Stories not stones give some jewelry its value
It’s the story, not necessarily the stone or other bells and whistles, that gives jewelry shared between generations its high value. And there is so often a good, interesting and meaningful story since many people get or give jewelry to commemorate an event or send a message: It could be a birthday or anniversary, a statement of love or gratitude. But, says Annabel Tollman, a top industry stylist, a pendant, earrings or bracelet “are rarely exchanged because it’s Tuesday.”
Sunday, January 6, 2013

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