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    Snow blamed for Thursday morning accident

    by  • January 2, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    An accident with injuries early Thursday morning on Interstate 57 near Kell is being blamed on overnight snowfall. According to Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld, Macey Gettinger of Centralia lost control of her car while driving north bound on I-57, six miles south of Salem. Her vehicle spun around and was struck on the...

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    Prayer based group petitions for Tamms to reopen

    by  • January 2, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The prayer based prison employee support group My Brothers Keeper has launched an online petition, calling for Tamms Correctional Center to be reopened. The MoveOn.org petition says since Tamms was shuttered, the problems of overcrowding and under staffing have been compounded and inmates again are riding the circuit. The safety valve that Tamms Correctional...

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    Obit: Arletha Crain

    by  • January 2, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    KINMUNDY — Arletha Crain, 74, of Kinmundy, died at 11:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Salem Township Hospital in Salem. She was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Meacham Township, Marion County, the daughter of Pete and Adaline (Bonham) Butts, who both preceded her in death. She married Carroll Crain on May 30, 1957,...

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