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    New ISP cadet class includes military veterans

    by  • November 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police (ISP) officials will welcome 53 cadets to the ranks of the ISP. Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau will formally address cadet class 122, followed by the oath of office ceremony. The new troopers will be assigned to districts throughout the state beginning Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. This is the first...

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    Tornado victims can have SNAP benefits replaced

    by  • November 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Human Services announced Friday that assistance for SNAP households affected by last weekend’s deadly tornadoes can be replaced. In light of the tornadoes that devastated 18 Illinois counties, IDHS will issue replacement supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits for food that was destroyed in the disaster. Active SNAP recipients that lost...

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    Obit: Charles Strickler

    by  • November 22, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    Charles Edward Strickler, age 77, of Centralia, passed away at 5:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. He was born on Feb. 6, 1936 in New Castle, Penn., the son of Charles Oliver and Mildred Bertine (Irwin) Strickler. He married Violet P. Wood on May...

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    KC Does Best Nelly Impression and “Cruise” Past McKendree JV

    by  • November 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA – Kaskaskia College cruised past the McKendree University jayvees 107-72 Thursday night in men’s college basketball. Vincent Jackson had 17 points, Malcolm Amos and Darin Winkelmann 16 each, Rashon Robinson 15 and D’Mariner Cunningham 11 for the Blue Devils who led 63-39 at the half. Kyle Yates had 19 points and Dylan Burmester...

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