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Applause for ‘Annie’

To the Editor:

Last Friday night, my husband, Bob, and I attended the Stage Coach Players production of “Annie.” It was spectacular! As a native New Yorker, I enjoyed Broadway plays at an early age, always favoring musicals. We’ve seen many professional and amateur productions of “Annie.” The Stage Coach Players production was most definitely one of the best! We have so much talent in our wonderful community. Kudos to all the volunteers, we applaud you all.

Doris Boey


Over the Harvest Moon

To the Editor:

The Valley West Hospital Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the businesses who contributed to our third annual Harvest Moon Dinner Dance on Nov. 2. We are very grateful to the continued support of local businesses and organizations. Their ongoing support will not be forgotten. Due to the generosity of our table sponsors, as well as those who donated items for our silent auction, the auxiliary raised more than $11,000. This money is designated for the auxiliary’s commitment toward the new patient wing and also will support our annual Healthcare Scholarship Program.

A special thank you to our Harvest Moon Sponsors who donated $1,000: Anesthesia Associates, Aurora Radiology Consultants, Doctors of Emergency Medicine of Illinois, and KishHealth System.

Blue Moon Sponsors who gave $500 were Castle Bank, National Bank & Trust, and KishHealth System Physician Group. 

New Moon Sponsors who gave $250 or less: Aishling Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. and Mrs. Todd Barrowcliff, Karen Black, Chris Cain, Cynthia Capek, Dr. Chandran, Dr. Dharkar, Dr. David and Ellen Faulk, Heartland Bank & Trust, Idle Hour Lanes, Mike Larson, Dave and Lee McKenzie, Lou Jean Moyer, Robert and Mary Pritchard, Karen Rouse, Steve and Jane Wolf, Cindy Worsley and Bob Wright State Farm Agent. 

We’d also like to thank the Valley West Hospital medical staff, whose donation helped cover the cost of the band, the Max Clark Trio. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope we can count on your support next year. To learn more about Valley West Auxiliary, call 815-786-3704.

Jana Kingston

Volunteer coordinator and gift shop manager

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary

Veterans honored

To the Editor:

Thanking the following guards for donating their time at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 to 9 at the DeKalb County Courthouse:

Duane Rubendall, Bob Miskewith, Larry McMillon and Dan Thurnau; Steve Korth, Mike Emmer, Tim Cliffe and Ron Korth; Dwain Adhins, Roger Rousselle, Jerry Schartz and Kevin Johnson; George Morris and Ed Kuhn; Mark Pietrowski, Tom Clainer and Carly Mennel; and Sgt. Sean Griffin and Dave Sniegocki.

Sponsors that were instrumental in supporting our Veterans Honor weekend effort: Holiday Hour RV, Daily Chronicle, Sycamore Police Department, Sycamore Armory, B95, Sycamore Veterans Organizations and Finney’s Electric.

Dwain Adkins

Event coordinator

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