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    Death notice: Leora “Trudy” Husmann

    by  • September 18, 2014 • Obituaries

    BREESE — Leora G. “Trudy” Husmann, 92, of Breese, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at her home. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese....

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    Former Wayne County coach admits videotaping girls

    by  • September 17, 2014 • Breaking News

    EAST ST. LOUIS — A former Fairfield High School teacher has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping girls. Timothy C. Going, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to four counts charging him with attempted sexual exploitation of minors and possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Going, a former...

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    Meth blamed after Missouri man sets self on fire

    by  • September 17, 2014 • News

    SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized and expected to face drug charges after accidentally setting himself on fire. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that a caller on Monday night told police that a man was on fire. Officers found the man on the side of the road screaming in pain....

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    Cool wet weather hampering harvest efforts

    by  • September 17, 2014 • News

    Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have put farmers behind schedule in bringing their corn in from the fields, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Illinois corn growers through Sunday had only managed to harvest 2 percent of their crop, down 12 percentage points from the average of the previous five years, the...

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    Striking teachers serve lunches to students as contract negotiations continue

    by  • September 17, 2014 • News

    HIGHLAND (AP) — A teacher strike in southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District continued for the fifth day Wednesday as union representatives negotiated with district officials. The union president submitted a new contract proposal to the school board Tuesday night, after teachers rejected a previous offer Sunday, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. All seven school board...

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