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    McCarter drops effort to appeal gay marriage law

    by  • February 24, 2014 • News

    Illinois state Senator Kyle McCarter, a republican, has ended an effort to repeal Illinois’ Gay Marriage Law approved by lawmakers last year. Following a federal judge’s ruling handed down Friday that there is no need for gay couples to wait for the law to take effect in June, McCarter announced that he was withdrawing...

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    Obit: Erma Eversgerd-Gallatin

    by  • February 24, 2014 • Obituaries

    GERMANTOWN — Erma Eversgerd-Gallatin, nee Renschen, 88, of Germantown, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Countryside Manor in Aviston. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery in Germantown....

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    Obit: Marjorie “Marge” Boyd

    by  • February 24, 2014 • Obituaries

    MARSHALL — Marjorie ‘Marge’ Boyd, 91, of Marshall, formerly of Kinmundy, died Friday, February 21st, 2014, at Burnside Community Health Center in Marshall, IL. She was born on February 27th, 1922, in West Orange, New Jersey, the daughter of Peiter Vanderwolk and Mary (Sherriffs) Vanderwolk. She married William Arthur Boyd on January 19, 1946,...

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    Obit: Rolla “Tuter” Summers Jr.

    by  • February 23, 2014 • Obituaries

    SANDOVAL — Rolla Robert “Tuter” Summers Jr., 81, of Sandoval, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at home. He was born the son of Rolla R. and Katie Estelle (Rulo) Summers on October 9, 1932 in Missouri. He married Betty Tucker on May 4, 1957. She preceded him in death on December 1, 2004....

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    Obit: Helen Short

    by  • February 21, 2014 • Obituaries

    SHATTUC — Helen V. Short, 88, of Shattuc, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Odin Health Care Center. She was born the daughter of Leonard L. and Catherine (Adams) Becker on September 3, 1925 in Preston, Okla. She married Everett R. Short on February 22, 1947 in Trenton. He died September 9, 1994....

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