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    Illinois hunters harvest fewer deer this year

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    Illinois hunters harvested fewer deer during the opening weekend of the firearm season this year. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Friday that hunters harvested about 55,700 deer last weekend. That’s fewer than the approximately 77,100 taken during the first weekend of hunting last year. IDNR forest wildlife program manager Paul Shelton says...

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    First same-sex wedding held in Chicago

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    Two Chicago women have become the first couple to take their vows under the new same-sex marriage law in Illinois. Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray married in a private ceremony Wednesday, just days after a judge agreed to expedite their wedding because of Gray’s terminal illness. This month, Illinois became the 16th state to...

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    Death notice: Florence C. Peters

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Obituaries

    GERMANTOWN — Florence C. Peters, nee Haar, 82, of Germantown, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at her residence. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery in Germantown. Visitation...

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    “Busy Friday” In Area Sports

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Sports

    CENTRALIA – The Centralia Thanksgiving Tournament resumes play tonight with two games on X95 and streaming at centraliaradio.com. Jerseyville (0-1) will open the night at 6:15 with Mahomet Seymour (0-1) who dropped the tournament opener in double-overtime to Belleville East (2-0).  In the tournament nightcap at 7:45 the host Orphans (2-0) will look to...

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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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