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    Obit: Fred Lueking

    by  • October 30, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Fred Lueking, age 90, of Centralia, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Centralia Fireside House in Centralia. He was born on December 20, 1922 at his family home in Centralia. He married Barbara Jean Spenner on February 3, 1951 in Hoyleton, Illinois and she survives in Centralia....

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    Breese man sentenced in fatal DUI accident

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 24-year-old Breese man was sentenced today in Clinton County court to 2-years probation after he pleaded guilty to a driving under the influence charge connected to a March fatal accident. Bradley Thole was the driver of a vehicle involved in a March single-car rollover accident that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Kyle...

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    Police: Donations stolen during woman’s funeral

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Police say someone went to a southwestern Illinois woman’s funeral and looted a box containing donations meant for the woman’s 3-year-old daughter. Authorities in Fairview Heights say relatives of 28-year-old Krystle Flaherty say the money was stolen during the Swansea woman’s funeral Saturday at a church. Only a $50 check and torn-open envelopes were...

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    No trick-or-treat for sex offenders

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A new law in Illinois makes it illegal for child sex offenders to participate in Halloween activities. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that the new law means child sex offenders can’t distribute candy or other items on Thursday. It’s the same law that bans child sex offenders from working as Santa Claus or the Easter...

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