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    Obit: Lawrence Hayden

    by  • February 26, 2014 • Obituaries

    SANDOVAL — Lawrence Hayden, 88, of Sandoval, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Odin Health Care Center. He was born July 16, 1926 the son of John W. and Lettishia (Vaughn) Hayden in Harrisburg. He married Ruth Ella Alvey on April 26, 1947 at the Cottage Grove Methodist Church. She preceded him in...

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    Obit: Ralph Krutsinger

    by  • February 25, 2014 • Obituaries

    KINMUNDY — Ralph Krutsinger, 85, of Kinmundy, died at 8:35 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014, at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. He was born July 8, 1928, in Marion County, the son of Ira and Alta A (Cruthfield) Krutsinger. He married LaDonna Burkett Krutsinger on April 1, 1957, at Broadway Christian Church...

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    Obit: Dale Bassett

    by  • February 25, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Dale E. Bassett, 77, of Centralia, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his home in Centralia. He was born at home on January 1, 1937 in Foster Township, Marion County, the son of Ellis “Buck” and Clella (Caldwell) Bassett. He married Lorraine Dotson on August 20, 1960...

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    McCarter drops effort to appeal gay marriage law

    by  • February 24, 2014 • News

    Illinois state Senator Kyle McCarter, a republican, has ended an effort to repeal Illinois’ Gay Marriage Law approved by lawmakers last year. Following a federal judge’s ruling handed down Friday that there is no need for gay couples to wait for the law to take effect in June, McCarter announced that he was withdrawing...

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