Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22 Update

Scroll to the bottom of the page to read these seven articles.
Clearwater Tank Company
Dennewitz Brothers
L.J. Haberkorn, Mausoleum Dealer
W.C. Quinn Drug Store
Shafer Insurance Agency
Chatsworth Brick & Tile Company
Wisthuff Hatchery

New Photos

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chatsworth Time Capsules Buried

The time capsules from 1967 and 2017 were both buried last Saturday in the Chatworth Park 
with this impressive stone to make the spot.

To be opened 2067!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Obit of Jess M. Hanna

Jess M. Hanna, 53, of Normal, was born May 1, 1964, in Fairbury, the son of Dale and Celia Kuntz Hanna. He died Sept. 12, 2017, at Heritage Health, Normal. He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, three aunts, two uncles, and a cousin. He is survived by his father, Dale (Donna) Hanna, Chenoa; aunts, Carol (Jim) Kirkpatrick and Mary Hanna; several cousins and stepsiblings. Jess grew up in Chatsworth; his first job was delivering The Pantagraph. He lettered in baseball at Chatsworth High School, later playing softball with the Motley Crew in Bloomington, winning several local tournaments and selected by the ASAA to its state tournament team as catcher in 1983. A proud Redbird graduate of Illinois State University, Jess worked at Eureka-Williams for 24 years, testing durability and safety of Eureka vacuum cleaners. Jess was quick to lighten the mood with a witty joke, loved to bike Constitution Trail, kayak on the Mackinaw River and was a loyal White Sox fan. His humor and gentle spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.
A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church, 2910 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington, for anyone who knew Jess. Thanks to all of the health care professionals for their loving care during Jess’ illness. To express condolences, please visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Obit of Judy Lynn (Layhew) Frechette

Judy Lynn Frechette, 62, of Chatsworth passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at her home in Chatsworth. She was born on March 2, 1955 in Kankakee, the daughter of Basil and Lola Sharp Layhew. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Toni Shaffer. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Clore of Chatsworth and Pamela Lawless of Piper City; one brother, Billy (Pam) Carrigan of Roberts; two sisters, Mona (Brian) Griffin of Constable, NY and Nora (Steven) Chouinard of Bluford, IL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a special dog, Bagle. Judy was an avid Cubs fan. She enjoyed fishing as well as spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Judy was very proud of the fact that she had recently become an ordained minister. Cremation rites have been accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made for the family’s wishes. Please share a memory of Judy at

Judy Lynn Frechette

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kerbside Floral and Tanning Award

From the Daily Leader: FTD PREMIER Matt Kerber from Kerbside Floral and Tanning has recently been designated as an FTD Premier Florist. This unique recognition is only available to top quality florists that are a part of the 100 year-old FTD florist network. Kerbside Floral and Tanning is receiving this premier status as a result of its continued path of quality and service to its customers. "Our customers are the most important part of our business. We take pride in our customer satisfaction. Our flowers are hand-cut and arranged by our floral designers with our customers in my mind the whole time. And it shows when the customers are all smiles as we deliver flowers to their doors. The smiles are the best part of our day!" Kerber remarked. FTD Premier Florists, such as Kerbside Floral and Tanning, provide their customers with quality floral designs and are focused on delivering the highest customer service.

Town Wide Garage Sales


Sept. 8- 8 am to 5 pm
Sept. 9- 8 am to 12 pm