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    Marion County senior exemption forms mailed

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Marion County Supervisor of Assessments Patty Brough has announced the 2014 homestead renewal forms and senior assessment freeze forms were mailed Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Senior citizens 65-years or older in 2014 who are owners of record, responsible for paying property taxes and who occupy the property as their principle residence are eligible for...

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    Centralia power outage sets of sirens

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Centralia authorities are reporting a large switch was blown at an Ameren substation on Wabash near Mitchell street and was the cause of a sudden power outage in Centralia just before 9 o’clock Monday morning. Many Centralia residents are reporting they heard a loud “boom” in the Centralia industrial area just before losing power...

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    Coroner finds Salem man’s death a suicide

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 23-year-old Salem man is dead from an apparent suicide. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Jared Stroup was pronounced dead Sunday morning, shortly after he was discovered in the garage of his brother’s Salem home, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted hanging. Cannon says there were no signs of foul play or...

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    Obit: Flora Henken

    by  • January 20, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    BREESE — Flora M. Henken, 99, of Breese, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, with Fr. patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Visitation...

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    KC Sweeps Lincoln Trail

    by  • January 20, 2014 • Sports • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA – Both the Kaskaskia College Men and Women beat Lincoln Trail College on Saturday. The Blue Angels (15-1) earned an 87-56 win.  Lincoln Trail kept the game close for a large part of the first half before KC went on a 13-3 run to take a comfortable lead into half-time. Kierra Graves led...

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    Patoka Splits Weekend Games

    by  • January 20, 2014 • Sports • 0 Comments

    The Patoka Warriors were poised to knock off an area-power, but the Altamont Indians clawed their way back to erase a 5 point deficit heading into the final quarter to beat the Warriors 53-51. Altamont took an early 24-21 lead at halftime, but Patoka would fight back to take a 45-40 advantage heading into...

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