Janet Baer, left back row, played Santa for the kitchen band’s final performance, passing out Christmas cards and little ornaments to the audience. Alice Shuler, with the washboard, has been in the band all 18 years.

A plastic container and a drum stick. An empty peanut butter container filled with dry beans. An old washboard and a thimble.These are a sampling of the instruments used for the past 18 years by the Retire Senior Volunteer Program kitchen band.

The Aurora Police Department received a report of a theft of a wallet from Johnny’s Roadhouse, located at 501 George St. in the City of Aurora, which occurred between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The wallet contained credit cards among other person items.

Janet Baer, left back row, played Santa for the kitchen band’s final performance, passing out Christmas cards and little ornaments to the audience. Alice Shuler, with the washboard, has been in the band all 18 years.

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Obituaries

Karen Lynn Burkhart, 49, Brookville, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.