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    Obit: John Mortsfield

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Obituaries

    Patoka – John J. Mortsfield, 86, of Patoka passed away January 17, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1927 in Detroit, Mich., the son of John & Anna (Dittmann) Mortsfield. He married Janet “Jo” Bricker in Toledo, Ohio, on January 1, 1957. John formerly called “John Boy” was a retired...

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    Obit: Velma Atherton

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Obituaries

    CENTRALIA — Velma Eunice Amanda Vera Atherton, 85, of Centralia, passed away at 10:22 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was born on August 17, 1928 in Centralia, the daughter of Ferdinand and Martha (Oestreich) Riechmann. She married Evan Charles Atherton on June 14, 1959 in Centralia, and...

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    Measure would create database of animal abusers

    by  • January 17, 2014 • News

    An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would create a list of people who’ve been convicted of animal cruelty charges. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports the legislation is aimed at protecting animals. The measure is sponsored by Chicago democrat Toni Berrios and would be similar to a state registry for sex...

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    Bail set at $50k after fight with deputies

    by  • January 17, 2014 • News

    A 20-year-old Kell man who was arrested Wednesday following a fight with Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies during a drug arrest has been formally charged this morning in Marion county with multiple felonies. John A. Morton is charged with three Class 2 felonies for aggravated battery to a peace officer, distributing a synthetic or misbranded...

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    Centralia man charged with felony domestic battery

    by  • January 17, 2014 • News

    Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 28-year-old Centralia man charged with aggravated domestic battery including strangling. Jamie M. Evilsizer was also charged Friday morning in Marion County court with misdemeanor domestic battery. Online court records indicate Evilsizer has no prior domestic battery convictions, but the act of strangling during a domestic battery...

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    Obama nominates Carlyle attorney for federal bench

    by  • January 17, 2014 • News

    President Barack Obama has nominated an attorney from the Carlyle to the federal bench. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Thursday announced Staci Yandle is Obama’s choice to fill a judicial vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. If confirmed by the Senate, Yandle would serve at the federal courthouse...

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