Obituaries 3-29-2017: Glenn Austin

Glenn Austin

Glenn Eldon Austin, 83, of Bethany, passed away from this life to his eternal home Friday, March 24, 2017. His wife and children were at his side.

Celebration of life memorial services were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 29) in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bethany with the Reverend Stephen Guarneros and the Reverend Gail Allen officiating and John Schwartz giving the eulogy. Arrangements were made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Read More

Obituaries 3-29-2017: Walter Turnbow

Walter Turnbow

Walter A. Turnbow, 60, of Lovington passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 in his home in Lovington.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held one hour before the services. Masonic services by the George A. Sentel Lodge #764 will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Inurnment will be at a later date in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 3-29-2017

Joyce Kropp

Joyce Kropp, 92, a longtime resident of rural Warsaw, Illinois, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 in River Hills Village in Keokuk.

She was born August 22, 1924 in Sullivan, a daughter of Victor and Mabel Poland Landers. She graduated from Sullivan High School.

Obituaries 3-29-2017: Alan Elliott

Alan Elliott

Alan Eugene Elliott, 68, of Mt. Zion passed away at 4:44 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A service to honor and celebrate Alan’s life was held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 29) in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Alan was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Township Cemetery. Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Ruth Brooks

Ruth Brooks

Ina Ruth Brooks, 92, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 6 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.  Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Betty Marlow

Betty Marlow

Betty Ellen Marlow, 87, of Sullivan passed away at 12:18 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Inurnment was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Nelda Smith

Nelda Smith

Nelda Smith, 90, of Bethany, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Read More

Clarity Sought on Federal Gov’s Greater Enforcement Threat

•March 8, 2017•

President Donald Trump’s administration needs to plainly say if it intends to crack down on the medical marijuana industry in Illinois, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.

The administration’s comment of “greater enforcement” of laws that could close banks that have a relationship with the legal medical marijuana trade needlessly injects uncertainty into the industry. The ambiguous “greater enforcement” also could be used to shutter legal cultivators, wholesalers and retailers in Illinois. Finally, it is unclear what enforcement action could be taken against doctors who prescribe medical marijuana for patients, especially Veterans and children who struggle with seizures.

“Medical marijuana is not for everyone. If the Trump administration seeks greater enforcement, then it should clearly define what this means so hard-working people in Illinois can make informed decisions,” Frerichs said. “Vague statements undermining medical marijuana violate commonsense and only serve to hurt the people who have pursed this treatment as a last resort.” Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Bill LaCost

Bill LaCost

William “Bill” Everett LaCost, 91, of Bethany, passed away February 26, 2017 in Beaumont, Tex.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday March 11, in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Visitation will be held an hour before the service at the funeral home in Bethany.  Read More