Oct 23, 2013
Victoria S. Ballion
Victoria S. Ballion, 57, of Rochester, IL, died at 2:54 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, surrounded by her family, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
BRANDT Acquires Two Illinois Retail Agronomy Locations
BRANDT has acquired two retail agronomy locations near Decatur, IL. Hardy Fertilizer, located in Mount Auburn, IL, and Niantic Crop Service, located in Niantic, IL, have become part of the BRANDT organization, extending the reach of the company to the east.
Marcella Elder, 92, of Mt. Auburn, IL, passed away at 8:35 A.M. on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at her home.
Life, death, and dumplings
Like billions of Chinese worldwide this weekend, I'd hoped to observe Ching Ming , or Qingming , to pay my respects to ancestors by visiting gravesites with family for a bit of spring cleaning, as well as leave offerings of food and drink.
Diana L. Ahrens
She was born on September 21, 1950 in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Earl and Mae Dowdell McMillen.