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Acts of Kindness Day honors student’s life

By Allison Krecek | February 19, 2014

This Friday will be the second annual Random Acts of Kindness Day to honor Tim Getzelman and NIU student Lexi Weber, who died in a car crash in 2011.Tamara Getzelman, mother of Tim Getzelman, helped organize the day because she wants to keep the pair’s...

Woman charged in crash deaths could face prison, fines

By Meaghen Harms | April 7, 2011

The Sycamore woman charged with the deaths of an NIU student and her boyfriend appeared in court Thursday morning. Patricia Schmidt, 46, was charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving. If convicted, the...

Sycamore woman charged with reckless homicide in February car accident, NIU student death

By David Thomas | April 6, 2011

A Sycamore woman has been charged in the car accident that led to the deaths of an NIU student and her boyfriend in February. Patricia L. Schmidt, 46, was charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, said...

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People gather at Feed em Soup Wednesday night at First Lutheran Chuch in DeKalb. Alexis Weber was a volunteer for Feed em Soup.

Local soup kitchen honors crash victims

By Danny Cozzi | February 23, 2011

A memorial service was held by Feed ‘em Soup at the First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St. for Alexis "Lexi" Weber and Timothy Getzelman. Both died in a car accident Monday night. The memorial event was held at the soup kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. on...

‘They were perfect for each other’: Friends remember Weber, Getzelman

By Shaun Zinck and Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 23, 2011

Education philosophy instructor Molly Swick remembers when Alexis "Lexi" Weber first walked in her class. "I first met Lexi when she enrolled in my EPFE 201 class during the spring of 2009. I loved her energy and wit from the start," Swick said. "Lexi...

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