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    Obit: Norman Walter Hinrichs

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Obituaries

    Norman Walter Hinrichs, age 89, of Vernon passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Centralia Manor. He was born the son of Walter and Eleanora (Lange) Hinrichs on August 10, 1924 in Lone Groove Twp. He married Wanda Veal on May 27, 1966 in Vernon. Norman is survived by his wife, Wanda Hinrichs...

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    Law enforcement cracking down on seat belt violators

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    State and local police will be cracking down on seat belt violators this week. The Illinois of Department of Transportation is partnering with law enforcement agencies to set up more than 1,400 so-called “Safety Belt Enforcement Zones” around the state. Lt. David Byrd of the Illinois State Police says each year, he notices that...

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    Holiday greetings from Withers Broadcasting

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    Happy Thanksgiving from our families at Withers Broadcasting to you and your family. We hope the holiday finds you safe, warm and with good company. As this is a holiday; state, federal and local government offices are closed, with the exception of emergency and first responders. All courthouses, city offices, and schools are closed,...

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    Butterball turkey help line housed in Illinois

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    Calls to the Butterball Turkey Talk hotline are answered right here in Illinois. The call center is on the fifth floor of an office building in Naperville, where 62 staffers will field 100,000 inquiries from now through Christmas Eve, including 12,000 Wednesday. Supervisor Mary Clingman says to work there they have to be able...

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    Crickets and worms on bug museum Thanksgiving menu

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    NEW ORLEANS — A unique — or rather “eww-nique” — Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium’s “Bug Appetit” kitchen in New Orleans. On the menu: turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with a crispy cricket topping. The Thanksgiving holiday fare was served through...

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    Small Business Saturday helps local merchants compete during holiday

    by  • November 28, 2013 • News

    State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, is urging shoppers to spend their holiday dollars locally this week in honor of national ‘Small Business Saturday’ efforts to help community businesses thrive this holiday season. Small Business Saturday gives shoppers a chance to support hardworking retailers in their community, further investing in their livelihoods by keeping...

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