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2019 05/23 – Kelley Ann Mullen

2019 05/23 – Kelley Ann Mullen

Kelley Ann Mullen, 57, died peacefully Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her residence. In her early years, she loved girl scouts, playing the guitar, playing clarinet in the Marching Wildcat Band, hitting the softball, and working at Reaban’s Drive-In. She was a member of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem. At age 17,…Read more »

2019 05/23 – Jeanne Lokerse

2019 05/23 – Jeanne Lokerse

Jeanne Lokerse, age 95, of Marion, Illinois, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Francey and Tim Wolfe, located south of Salem, Illinois. Jeanne attended school in Pella, Iowa and was a graduate of Pella High School Class…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen The guy who created the “Baby on Board” signs made millions from them . . . and doesn’t have kids. The North Pole shifts about 34 miles a year. Even though Betamax was a flop, Sony kept on manufacturing blank tapes for the machines . . . and only stopped in…Read more »

Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk

Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk Paying attention to the wrong things becomes all too easy. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management can be a bad idea for the retail investor for…Read more »

The Chapters of Retirement

The Chapters of Retirement The five phases of life after 50 & the considerations that accompany them. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   The journey to and through retirement occurs gradually, like successive chapters in a book. Each chapter has its own things to consider.   Chapter 1 (the fifties). At this stage of life,…Read more »

2019 05/21 – Anna Lee Branon

2019 05/21 – Anna Lee Branon

Anna Lee Branon, 81, of Junction City passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Anna was a lady of many talents and enjoyed spending time outdoors. With one of her hobbies, she could be found on the golf course, perfecting her swing. Anna also kept active in the…Read more »

2019 05/18 – Rodney Panzier

2019 05/18 – Rodney Panzier

Rodney Panzier, 63, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away at 2:18 A.M. May 16, 2019 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Illinois. Rodney worked for General Tire as a general trucker in the Curing Department. He also served on the Woodlawn Fire Department for forty years, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He enjoyed 4-H and watching…Read more »

Wise Decisions with Retirement in Mind

Wise Decisions with Retirement in Mind Certain financial & lifestyle choices may lead you toward a better future. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Some retirees succeed at realizing the life they want; others don’t. Fate aside, it isn’t merely a matter of stock market performance or investment selection that makes the difference. There are…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1866, the U.S. Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to be minted. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1965, Spaghetti-O’s were sold for the first time. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 2000, The Artist announced that he was reclaiming the name “Prince”…Read more »

2019 05/17 – Gerald Phillips

2019 05/17 – Gerald Phillips

Gerald “Jerry” Phillips, 80, of Iuka, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born July 25, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of John Phillips and Edna (Kowalski) Phillips. Gerald is survived by a daughter: Susan Shreve and husband Joe of Iuka; two sons: Jerry Phillips, Jr. of Centralia and Joel Phillips and wife Anji…Read more »