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Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

80th birthday

Marian Baars of DeKalb will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St., DeKalb.

She was a teacher for DeKalb CUSD 428 and was married to the late Donald Baars.

She has two children, Kandi Baars (Tim) Talley of DeKalb and Michael Baars (Kathryn Combo) of DeKalb; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Please omit gifts.

80th birthday

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Skelton of Maple Park will celebrate his 80th birthday on March 16. A card shower is planned.

Frank is otherwise known as: Frankie, farmhand for John Gorenz, truck driver for the Co-op and Floits Sand & Gravel and Sycamore school bus driver.

Cards can be sent to Frank Skelton, 50W762 Ramm Road, Maple Park, IL 60151.


Jessica Lang and Vincent Giles, both of Rockford, are engaged to be married June 28, 2014, in DeKalb.

The daughter of Roger Lang and Debbie Lang of Malta, the bride-to-be studied theater at Kishwaukee College, Malta, and received CNA certification from CNA First in Rockford. She is employed as a CNA at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford. She also is a Home Care Aide at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois in Rockford.

The son of Mary Jenkins and Freddie Giles of Chicago, the groom-to-be is a graduate of Lincoln College, Lincoln, and Kishwaukee College, Malta. He is employed as an Instructor Assistant at Legacy Academy of Excellence in Rockford.

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