Author: Kelsey Schutz

Kelsey Schutz hails from White Hall and is an adventure junkie. Traveling (46 countries and counting), practical joking, and spending time on her family’s farm are among her passions.

The new girls in town

By Kelsey Schutz   Divorce, adoption, immigration and estate planning are just some of the thousands of reasons a person may need the assistance of an attorney. And more numerous than these reasons are the vast emotions evoked by attending such an appointment. Attempting to remove clients’ fears, anxieties and intimidations, Jacksonville’s newest law firm…

Passavant Auxiliary Bazaar

by Kelsey Schutz Plans are currently underway for the 60th annual Passavant Auxiliary Bazaar, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The two day fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 13th from 3:00 to 6:00 and Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 to 3:00. According to the 2015 Passavant Auxiliary Bazaar co-chair Janet Chipman,…

Meeting Richard Freeman

By Kelsey Schutz When Richard Freeman moved to Jacksonville in 1988 he desired to join a service organization. However, it was not until 1990 when Jacksonville attorney Matthew Smith invited Freeman to a Kiwanis meeting that he found the organization that truly fit his personality. Twenty five years later, Freeman remains active in the organization…

Meeting Judge Troemper

While many young girls have dreams of becoming princesses and ballerinas, April Troemper set her sights on becoming an attorney. Through much diligence, she not only reached her initial goal, but has surpassed it by becoming a judge. Troemper currently serves as an at-large judge for Illinois’ 7th Judicial Circuit and does so humbly, remembering…

State Senator Darin LaHood

State Senator Darin LaHood, Republican Candidate for the 18th Congressional District, is a man firm in his convictions. He is a right-winged conservative who is zealous about fiscal responsibility, fighting against Common Core and placing term limits for elected officials. As a self proclaimed eternal optimist, he roots unapologetically for the Chicago Cubs. However, on…