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    Obit: Ralph J. Koopmann

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    Ralph J. Koopmann, 77, of Damiansville, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Koopmann was born July 24, 1936 in Germantown Township to Ben and Frances (Varel) Koopmann; they preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Sam Schumacher; a sister, Bertha...

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    Obit: Martha C. Duing

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    Martha C. Duing 89 of Germantown died Saturday August 24, 2013 at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, IN She was born April 9, 1924 in Bartelso to Louis and Mary (Pingsterhaus) Varel: they preceded her in death. She married Walter Duing May 14, 1960 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso and he preceded...

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    Ameren gets OK for transmission line in Illinois

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State regulators have given Ameren permission to acquire the right-of-way to build a 380-mile-long transmission line across Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports  that Ameren Transmission received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for section of Coles, Douglas, Moultrie and Piatt counties. The high-voltage transmission line is planned...

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    Anti-abortion activist challenges Shimkus again

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) — A self-described conservative and anti-abortion activist says she’ll mount a second Democratic challenge to Republican congressman John Shimkus. Angela Michael tells the Belleville News-Democrat she’s challenging the long-time incumbent and hopes to use her candidacy to draw attention to abortion. She did the same thing in 2012 when Democrats didn’t mount...

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    Third person arrested in Centralia meth conspiracy

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A third person has been arrested in Centralia for suspicion of providing pseudoephedrine pills to another person who is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Danny J. Vaughn, 55, of Centralia, was arrested Thursday by sheriff’s deputies, for allegedly providing 36-year-old Billy Cameron with the pills in exchange for finished meth product. Vaughn was taken to...

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    Police: school bus attack unfounded

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Salem police, a report they recently received of an alleged battery on a city school bus is unfounded. Police chief Ron Campo says that looking at the video from the school bus there is no indication of any physical contact with the young girl who was reported to have been assaulted by...

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