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2020 01/22 – Nancy Wacker

2020 01/22 – Nancy Wacker

Nancy Wacker, successful mother, musician, and vocal artist of Hoyleton, IL entered into rest Saturday 1/18/2020. Nancy was a loving wife and mother and also known as “NASCAR Nancy” for her love of NASCAR Racing. She dedicated her life to taking care of her vast family and proving that balance could be achieved between family…Read more »

2020 01/24 – Iva Viola Marke

2020 01/24 – Iva Viola Marke

Iva Viola Marke, 83 of Odin, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family. Iva was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sandoval. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and cookbooks. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her large family. The family was very important to Iva and…Read more »

Quarterly Economic Update

In this Q4 recap: Equities maintain their momentum to close out a strong year on Wall Street, helped by a slight thaw in the U.S.-China trade dispute and some better-than-expected domestic economic data. Quarterly Economic Update   A review of Q4 2019, Presented by MidAmerica Financial Resources THE QUARTER IN BRIEF Movement in U.S.-China trade…Read more »

2020 01/19 – Harold “Andy” Anderson

2020 01/19 – Harold “Andy” Anderson

Harold “Andy” Anderson, 71, of Centralia, went to be with the Lord at 2:50 PM, Thursday, January 16, 2020. After High school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. After basic training, he was stationed in Hawaii. It was while he was stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina that he met the love of his life.…Read more »

The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes Why are they made again and again?  Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Much is out there about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations, and charities. Aside from these blunders, some classic financial missteps plague retirees.   Calling them “mistakes” may be a bit harsh, as…Read more »

2020 01/18 – Roy F. Aarons

2020 01/18 – Roy F. Aarons

Roy F. Aarons, 90, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his home. Roy enlisted in Marine Corps in 1944. Served in the Pacific Theater (Guam, Iwo Jima, Japan, China and the Philippines) till 1948. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Roy was a decorated WWII and Korean War Veteran.…Read more »

2020 01/20 – Jerry Lee Donoho

2020 01/20 – Jerry Lee Donoho

Jerry Lee Donoho, 71, of Orchardville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Jerry has been a carpenter since age fifteen. He worked for Nollman Builders and Donoho Construction, Inc. He loved to tell stories, ride the four-wheeler and wood working. He loved his family and grandchildren.…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T   On this day in 1957, The Cavern Club opened for business in Liverpool, England. The rock club was where the Beatles began.   Believe It or DON’T   On this day in 1961, Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen When he was eight, Bobby Flay asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. And he got one. Colgate toothpaste was sold in jars when it came out in 1873 . . . and one of the ingredients was SOAP. Tic Tacs are almost pure sugar, but since each one has less…Read more »

A Retirement Fact Sheet

A Retirement Fact Sheet Some specifics about the “second act.” Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you.   Up to 85% of a retiree’s Social Security income can be taxed. Some…Read more »