Freida Anderson

August 24th, 2016

Freida Anderson, 97, of Princeton, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in Manor Court of Princeton.

Services will be held 12 noon Saturday in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Rev. Mary Gay McKinney of the Open Prairie United Church of Christ, Princeton, officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie Repose Cemetery, Dover. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Freida was born on November 2, 1918 in Rolla, Missouri, to Ferdinand and Martha (Ballance) Hollaway. She married William “Bill” E. Anderson on May 29, 1942 in Joliet. She had taught in La Moille, Ladd and Princeton grade schools for years. She was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America in 1975.

She was a member of the Bureau County Metro Center, the Open Prairie United Church of Christ, was a Gold Coater for years at Perry Memorial Hospital and since her retirement was a volunteer for many local organizations.

She is survived by: her daughter, Sharon (Bill) Franklin of Dixon; 2 grandchildren, Sally Retz and Michael Franklin; 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, William Anderson; her son, Davis Anderson, 1 son in infancy, and 7 brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be directed to: Church Women United

I80 Ramp Closure – 8/23/16

August 23rd, 2016

I80 Ramp Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced an immediate local ramp closure. The I-80 Westbound ramp to IL 26 in Princeton will be closed tomorrow (8/24/16) from 8am until 4pm. During the ramp closure, I-80 South to US 6 West will be utilized as a detour. Message boards will be used to direct motorists through the detour.

Local Road Closure – 8/23/16

August 23rd, 2016

Local Road Closure

Please be advised that, by order of the Gold Township Road Commissioner, the section of 2250 North Avenue from 15 East Street west to the Bureau/Henry County Line will be closed from 7:00 a.m. on August 24th (tomorrow) until 5:00 p.m. on August 25th (Thursday).

Rock Island: No Backyard Chickens – 8/23/16

August 23rd, 2016

>>Rock Island:  No Backyard Chickens

Neighbors in Rock Island can have dogs and cats, but not chickens.  City leaders last night turned down an ordinance that would’ve let homeowners keep a few hens.  Mayor Dennis Pauley, who isn’t a fan of backyard fowl, says it’s likely the idea will come back next month.

LIHEAP Program Accepting Applications September 1st – 8/23/16

August 23rd, 2016

>>LIHEAP Program Accepting Applications September 1st

People in Illinois needing help paying their heating bills can apply for assistance next month.  The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance September 1st.  LIHEAP is a state and federally funded program for low-income families in which bill payments are made on behalf of households.