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    Obit: Eugene J. “Gene” Loepker

    by  • September 13, 2013 • Obituaries

    Eugene J. “Gene” Loepker, 86, of Bartelso, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  He was born August 14, 1927 in Bartelso to Bernard and Adelinda (Bach) Loepker: they preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by a sister Cecilia Wessling, father-in-law and mother-in-law Leo and Eleonora (Huene) Jantzen,...

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    Colorado flooding cuts off mountain towns, kills 3

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News

    LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rains sent waves of water crashing down mountainsides in Colorado today, cutting off mountain towns and forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three people are reported dead. The Colorado town of Lyons is completely cut off because of flooded roads. Authorities say heavy-clearance rescue vehicles...

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    Fire burns several blocks of N.J. boardwalk

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A raging fire that apparently started in an ice cream shop has spread several blocks down a New Jersey shore boardwalk that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy and was being repaired. Television footage showed flames and thick black smoke billowing from a long stretch of the boardwalk Thursday in...

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    White seeks 5th term as Secretary of State

    by  • September 12, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally announced today that he will be seeking an unprecedented 5th term in 2014. White will be running for re-election on his extensive record of improving road safety, using technology to expand office efficiency and consumer accessibility, and restoring integrity to a once scandal-plagued office. “While...

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