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    Deichman named Mt. Vernon police chief

    by  • August 19, 2014 • News

    MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon has a new police chief, after interim chief Chris Deichman was sworn in Monday morning as the police department’s full-time, permanent leader. Deichman has been with the department for 25 years, most recently serving as assistant chief under Chris Mendenall. Mendenall retired in February after 16 years as police...

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    Tentative settlement reached in Schnucks card breach

    by  • August 19, 2014 • News

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A tentative, court settlement claims Schnuck Markets Inc. was responsible for a security breach affecting up to 2.2 million credit and debit-card accounts includes purchases made at their store in Centralia. The circuit court for the city of St. Louis has approved mail and email notices to consumers who made...

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    Obit: Bertha Louise Knapp

    by  • August 15, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Bertha Louise Knapp, 74, of Centralia, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. She was born on October 17, 1939 in Centralia, the daughter of Leo and Louise “Toots” (Williams) Jolliff. Mrs. Knapp is survived by her daughter Connie Ivers of...

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    Appeals court reinstates Coleman family lawsuit

    by  • August 13, 2014 • News

    WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois appeals court has reinstated the wrongful-death lawsuit claiming Joyce Meyer Ministries should have done more to prevent Christopher Coleman from killing his family. The Fifth District Appellate Court on Tuesday remanded the lawsuit back to the circuit court. It was filed on behalf of the family of Sheri...

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    Local groups give back to their community

    by  • August 13, 2014 • News

    SALEM — In the midst of so much bad news, let’s put some light on some good news. A park rededication is planned, thanks to the efforts of two organizations that helped revitalize a Salem neighborhood park. Salem Mayor John Raymer has announced that the City of Salem will be holding a rededication ceremony...

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