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    Death notice: Debra Lee Watson

    by  • August 22, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Debra Lee Watson, 56, of Centralia, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m....

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    Kaskaskia College holds LPN pinning

    by  • August 22, 2014 • News

    7-30-14 LPN Pinning

    A pinning ceremony for new Licensed Practical Nursing graduates was held recently at Kaskaskia College’s Jane Knight Auditorium.
    Pictured are the students: 1st row – Jaekota Holmes, Salem; Taylor Cole, New Baden; Jannel Wood, Mulberry Grove; Samantha Harlan, Carlyle; Ashley Evans, Mulberry Grove; Cheryl Dobias, Carlyle; Amy Freimann, Highland. 2nd row – Sarah Kirgan, Ashley; Kathy Smith, Mulberry Grove; Emilee Hodge, Centralia; Amber Duncan, Centralia; Abigail Bryant, Salem; Katherine Reeves, Iuka. 3rd row – Heather Davis, Salem; Kim Kelly, Vandalia; Jennifer Hodge, Odin; Alison Klie, Richview. 4th row – Michele Donoho, Salem; Amber Hancock, Ashley; Kristin Sloan, Centralia; Heather Shelton, Beecher City; Kristen Queen, Centralia. 5th row – Jody Groff, Vandalia; Christine Taylor, Vandalia; Carol Wickman, Walnut Hill; Ashley Davis, Vandalia; and Jamie Thompson, Salem.

     

    Vandalia prison guard assaulted during power outage

    by  • August 21, 2014 • News

    VANDALIA — A power outage Wedneday night at an Illinois prison resulted in a corrections officer being assaulted by an inmate. According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, power went out around 10:30 Wednesday night at Vandalia Correctional Center. Shaer says that when the outage occurred, some of the backup lights in...

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    Centralia men in Indiana jail for Michigan burglary

    by  • August 21, 2014 • News

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Two Centralia men are in custody in an Indiana jail, after a traffic stop in Interstate 70 led to their arrests on suspicion of burglary. According to reports from Vigo County, Indiana, 39-year-old Donald J. King, and 36-year-old Roger C. Graham, were arrested Tuesday morning after an Indiana State Trooper...

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    State to study pay-later college tuition

    by  • August 21, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will look at the possibility of allowing students to go to state colleges tuition-free … at least until  they graduate. The newly signed legislation will have the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) study “pay it forward” options for attending college. State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) said what that means is to...

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