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Neil Hains

Class of 1963
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Neil and Susan (Deets) Hains, class of 1963, were blessed with a great granddaughter, Olivia on May 21, 2017. Olivia is the daughter of Joseph and Ashley Kirshy of Phoenix, AZ Olivia is our precious little lady bug.
Richard and Shirlene (Springman) Eatinger ‘55, Sterling, will be married for 60 years on August 11, 2017.

Gordon Gates

Class of 1979
Gordon Gates '79 was sworn in on April 26, 2017, as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. Gordon and his wife, Kristine, live in Springfield where Gordon is the managing partner of his law firm, Gates, Wise, Schlosser and Goebel.

Matthew Whittaker

Class of 2005
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Matthew Whittaker, ’05, graduated from Duke University with a Master of Engineering Management degree in May 2017. Matthew is a '09 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Matthew Whittaker

Class of 2005
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Matthew Whittaker, ‘05, and Hailey Whittaker are the parents of a daughter, Eliana Joyce Whittaker, born on 5/13/17, in Freeport, IL.
Nancy Crowe ‘78, of Coal Valley, lost her mother, Marjorie Helen Kontos, of Sterling, on 5/21/17.
Cathy (Jerry) Binder ‘74, of Sterling, lost her mother, Marjorie Helen Kontos, of Sterling, on 5/21/17.
Joyce Rookerson ‘55, of California, lost her sister, Marjorie Helen Kontos, of Sterling, on 5/21/17.
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Marjorie Helen Kontos ‘48, 86, of Sterling, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Morningside of Sterling. Margie was born March 1, 1931, in California, the daughter of Carlyle and Helen (Frye) Cameron. Her family moved to Sterling when she was a young child. She was a graduate of Sterling High School and Northwestern University. She graduated from college on a Sunday, and 3 days later, on Wednesday, June 18, 1952, was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Kontos. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary shortly before he preceded her in death on July 11, 2012.
After college graduation, Margie was a second-grade teacher from 1952 to 1956 at Wallace School in Sterling. She was host of WOC-TV’s “Story Time” in the early 1950s. For this program, Margie told a story and then helped local children bring the story to life. She became an author at this time, when she wrote a book titled "Let’s Play," featuring stories and pictures from the show. Ever the educator, she was the founder and first teacher of the Sterling-Rock Falls YWCA Preschool. She taught creative dramatics classes for all age groups at the local library and park programs, Woodlawn Arts Academy, Sauk Valley Community College, various grade schools and community clubs, and banquets.
Margie spent 15 years as writer and director of the American Association of University Women Children’s Theater. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Philanthropic Education Organization. She was widely known throughout Sterling-Rock Falls and the surrounding area for her storytelling as she brought stories to life through book reviews and monologues for churches, schools, hospitals, senior centers, business meetings, and special events. She continued to share this gift with the community through her late 70s.
She served on the Centennial Auditorium Committee, Woodlawn Arts Academy Focus Group, The Salvation Army Auxiliary, and as a Dillon Home Museum docent. Margie was awarded the Crete Dillon Bowman Award in 1999 for community leadership. She wrote a cantata, a religious musical titled “The Story and the Glory of the Lord.” In the spring of 2011, she received a copyright for her material. One of her greatest joys late in life was to see her cantata performed. In 2012, she was recognized by the Sterling Schools Foundation as a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Left to honor her memory are two daughters, Cathy (Jerry) Binder of Sterling and Nancy (Bruce) Crowe of Coal Valley; four grandchildren, Amee (Tim Paisley) Binder of Chicago, Josh (Stacy Hubacek) Binder of Geneva, Kelsey (Eric) Jones of Waterloo, Illinois, and Jacob (Morgan) Crowe of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Binder and Cora Jones; one brother, Carlyle (Jean) Cameron; one sister, Joyce Rookerson; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her parents.


David B. and Elizabeth (Ermier) Foose ‘70, were married May 16, 1987, at First Baptist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Gregory R. Alvis officiating. David is the son of the late Robert and Josephine Foose Sr., who were of Hemet, California. Elizabeth is the daughter of the late Donald J. and Amanda Erdmeir of Coleta. David and Elizabeth are the proud parents of a 12-year- old Shih Tzu dog, Benjie. Elizabeth is a retired Independent Living Counselor for developmentally-disabled adults at Trinity Services Inc. David is a retired speech-language pathologist, formerly working for the state of Illinois Department of Human Services. They are both enjoying their “golden years” and are looking ahead to moving to the Dixon area in the near future.
Kathryn Dorman ‘06 and Will Ryan were married on December 2, 2016, in Denver Colorado. A celebration of their marriage with family and friends was April 26, 2017, at Silver Lakes Country Club in Orland Park. The couple reside in Denver. Kathryn is employed by St. Anthony’s Hospital, as a medical lab scientist. Will works for Suncor Inc., and will be working on his engineering degree this fall.
Marilyn Robinson ‘55, of Sterling celebrated her 80th birthday May 19, 2017. She was born May 19, 1937, and married Jim Robinson. She has four children, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
James and Arlene Adams ’59, of Sterling, are the paternal great-grandparents of, Javen Dee Adams, born on 5/11/17, in Sterling. He is the son of, Taylor Novak Adams ‘09, and Josh Adams.
Carolyn Pursell ‘82, of Rock Falls, is the paternal grandmother of, Javen Dee Adams, born on 5/11/17, in Sterling. He is the son of, Taylor Novak Adams ‘09, and Josh Adams.

Taylor Novak

Class of 2009
Taylor Novak Adams ‘09, and Josh Adams are the parents of a son, Javen Dee Adams, born on 5/11/17, in Sterling.

Jaclyn Sciacero ‘07 and Daniel Ditzler of Sterling are the parents of a daughter, Olivia Nicole Ditzler, born on 5/9/17, in Sterling. She is welcomed by Jackson, 5, and Brooklynn, 1.

Tony Morales

Class of 1965
Rosemary Morales ‘66 and Tony Morales ‘65, of Sterling, are the paternal great-grandparents of, Zeke Anthony Johnson, born 5/8/17, in Sterling. He is the son of, Angelica Tarbill and Tory Johnson ‘10, of Sterling.
Rosemary Morales ‘66 and Tony Morales ‘65, of Sterling, are the paternal great-grandparents of, Zeke Anthony Johnson, born 5/8/17, in Sterling. He is the son of, Angelica Tarbill and Tory Johnson ‘10, of Sterling.
Genevieve Morales Remmers ‘85, of Sterling, is the paternal grandparent of, Zeke Anthony Johnson, born on 5/8/17, in Sterling. He is the son of, Angelica Tarbill and Tory Johnson ‘10, of Sterling.

Tory Johnson

Class of 2010
Angelica Tarbill and Tory Johnson ‘10, of Sterling are the parents of a son, Zeke Anthony Johnson, born on 5/8/17, in Sterling. He is welcomed by Cayden Tarbill, 4, Ashlynn Taylor, 3, and Aliannah Johnson, 3.
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