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    Obit: Paul D. Forehand

    by  • August 31, 2014 • Obituaries

    PATOKA — Paul D. Forehand, 85, of Patoka passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Odin Health Care Center. He was born the son of Clarence and Florence (Gillett) Forehand on September 12, 1928 in Patoka. In 1979, he married Mila Cain in Vandalia. She survives in Patoka. Other survivors include two step-sons Mike...

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    Marion County has highest number of sex offenders in state

    by  • August 29, 2014 • News

    Marion County has earned a less than flattering distinction, by once again being number-one per capita in the state for registered sex offenders. While it’s generally not possible to avoid sex offenders altogether – statistics show there are 27,462 registered sex offenders in Illinois, or 21.33 offenders per 10,000 people – in some counties...

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    Unusual drop seen in Labor Day gas prices

    by  • August 28, 2014 • News

    The late summer slide in global crude oil prices will push the cost of U.S. gasoline to its lowest Labor Day level since 2010. Better yet: prices are likely to continue dropping to 2014 lows by mid-autumn. Nationally, regular, unleaded gasoline will average $3.41 a gallon – 18 cents cheaper than 2013′s Labor Day...

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    BCMW ready to make LIHEAP appointments

    by  • August 28, 2014 • News

    BCMW Community Services will begin making appointments for the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP, beginning next Tuesday, September 2nd for Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington counties. Only households with persons 60 years of age or older or households with someone who is currently receiving disability are eligible for an appointment at...

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    Lightning blamed for fire to 150-year-old Hoyleton church

    by  • August 28, 2014 • News

    HOYLETON — Six agencies responded overnight to a fire in Hoyleton that destroyed a historical church. Brent Schorfheide of the Hoyleton Fire Department tells sister station WNSV in Nashville that a neighbor saw lightning strike Zion Evangelical United Church just before 8 p.m. as the storm rolled through the area Wednesday night. During an...

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    Beckley formally charged for weekend shooting

    by  • August 28, 2014 • News

    MOUNT VERNON — A 43-year-old Dix man was formally charged in Jefferson County court Thursday afternoon, charged with aggravated battery among other charges stemming from a weekend shooting. Jefferson County State’s Attorney Douglas R. Hoffman filed charges against Charles A. Beckley, who remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $25,000 cash....

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